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Medical News Today: Americans becoming more accepting of sexual freedom

By |May 6th, 2015|

More Americans than ever before are accepting of premarital sex, homosexuality and teen sex, according to the authors of a new study investigating changes in the sexual behavior and attitudes of American adults.The study found that acceptance of same-sex sexual relations more than tripled between 1990 and 2012.
Although American beliefs have become more permissive overall, […]

New study finds high levels of HCV infection among HIV-infected people across Africa

By |May 6th, 2015|

A new study has found high levels of infection with hepatitis C (HCV) across Africa, particularly in people infected with HIV.
In the largest study of its kind to date, researchers from Imperial College London and Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) collated data on over 1.1 million individuals from 213 studies to provide policymakers with […]

Health Tip: Help Kids Succeed at School

By |May 6th, 2015|

Health Tip: Help Kids Succeed at School

Latest Healthy Kids News

(HealthDay News) — If you want your child to succeed in school, start at home with a solid foundation built on healthy habits.
The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests:
Prepare your child with an established, early bedtime and a healthy breakfast.
Limit screen time and promote exercise.
Create a strict […]

New study identifies enzyme that causes obesity-related hypertension

By |May 5th, 2015|

Obesity is a serious health problem affecting approximately one-third of the adult population in the United States. Obese individuals have an increased risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease, including hypertension. A recent study led by a University of Missouri researcher has identified the enzyme responsible for obesity-related hypertension — a finding that could lead to […]

Medical News Today: 'Can opener' molecule makes HIV vulnerable to attack

By |May 5th, 2015|

A molecule that mimics a particular kind of protein has been demonstrated by a new study to render HIV vulnerable to antibodies that could kill off infected cells.The JP-III-48 molecule forces HIV to open up and expose regions that are vulnerable to attack from the immune system.
Researchers from the Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal […]

TxCell presents preclinical efficacy and tolerability data for Col-Treg at 2015 ARVO Annual Meeting

By |May 5th, 2015|

Published on May 5, 2015 at 8:19 AM

TxCell SA (FR0010127662 – TXCL), a biotechnology company developing innovative, personalized T-cell immunotherapies using antigen specific regulatory T-cells (Ag-Tregs) for severe chronic inflammatory and autoimmune diseases, today announces that activity and tolerance data for its second lead product Col-Treg were presented through a poster presentation at […]

Medical News Today: 'Higher risk' of other cancers in people with gastrointestinal stromal tumors

By |May 5th, 2015|

A new study published in the journal Cancer finds that patients with gastrointestinal stromal tumors are more likely to develop additional types of cancer compared with the general population.While they can arise anywhere along the GI tract, over half of gastrointestinal stromal tumors start in the stomach.
For the study, researchers from the University of California […]

AIDS patients at increased risk of developing intermediate-stage AMD

By |May 5th, 2015|

Patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) have a four-fold increase in their risk of developing intermediate-stage age-related macular degeneration (AMD) compared to people of the same age who are not infected with HIV, according to results from the Longitudinal Study of the Ocular Complications of AIDS (LSOCA) presented today at the 2015 ARVO Annual Meeting […]

Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy as Good as Full Breast Removal: Study

By |May 5th, 2015|

Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy as Good as Full Breast Removal: Study

By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter

Latest Cancer News

FRIDAY, May 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Women with early stage breast cancer who chose to preserve the nipple during a mastectomy had similar survival or recurrence rates to women who underwent full breast removal, a new study found.
“Nipple-sparing surgery is oncologically […]

Frederick Alt honored with 2015 Szent-Györgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research

By |May 4th, 2015|

Published on May 4, 2015 at 1:05 PM

Frederick Alt, PhD, director of the Program in Cellular and Molecular Medicine at Boston Children's Hospital, has been honored with the 2015 Szent-Györgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research. Awarded by the National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR), the prize recognizes Alt's groundbreaking work on the […]