Cigarette smoking implicated in half of bladder cancers in women – Health News Article

Current cigarette smokers have a higher risk of bladder cancer than previously reported, and the risk in women is now comparable to that in men, according to a study by scientists from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health. Read more Cigarette smoking implicated in half of bladder cancers in … Read more

New therapy promising for melanoma skin cancer – Health News Article

The combination of two different biotherapies (interferon alfa-2b and tremelimumab) may be beneficial for patients with inoperable melanoma, revealed by researchers in US. The study by University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI) presented at the 44th annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) in Chicago. Melanoma is the most serious type of … Read more

Symptom patterns differ between pandemic, seasonal flu in Singapore – Health News Article

In a tropical environment, influenza A(H1N1) appeared milder than seasonal flu, was less likely to cause fever and upset stomach and more likely to infect younger individuals, according to a report in the May 24 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Tropical climates may be least optimal for the survival … Read more

Reduced muscle strength increases Alzheimer’s disease risk – Health News Article

Individuals with weaker muscles appear to have a higher risk for Alzheimer’s disease and declines in cognitive function over time, revealed by the researchers. The new study is reported in the November issue of Archives of Neurology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Alzheimer’s disease is characterized by declines in memory and other cognitive (thinking, learning … Read more

Baxter recalls remaining heparin sodium vial products – Health News Article

Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX) announced that the company is proceeding with the voluntary recall of all remaining lots and doses of its heparin sodium injection multi-dose, single-dose vials and HEP-LOCK heparin flush products. The company initially recalled nine lots of heparin sodium injection multi-dose vials on January_17, 2008 as a precautionary measure due to a … Read more

Liposuction leftovers easily converted to IPS stem cells – Health News Article

Human fat removed during liposuction conceal versatile cells that are more quickly and easily coaxed to become induced pluripotent stem cells, or iPS cells, than are the skin cells most often used by researchers. “We’ve identified a great natural resource,” said Stanford surgery professor and co-author of the research, Michael Longaker, MD, who has called … Read more