Health & Medicine

  1. Health & Medicine

    Once a cesarean, always a cesarean?

    Expectant mothers who've already given birth by cesarean section put themselves at increased risk of uterine rupture by trying vaginal birth.

  2. Health & Medicine

    Cox-2 shows up in stomach cancers

    The inflammatory enzyme Cox-2 is present in stomach tumors, suggesting that drugs that inhibit the enzyme might help supress tumor formation.

  3. Health & Medicine

    New drug fights a chronic leukemia

    A genetically engineered drug that fuses an antibody to a toxin attacks cancerous cells in hairy-cell leukemia.

  4. Health & Medicine

    Antioxidants + heart drugs = bad medicine?

    Taking dietary antioxidant supplements along with certain cholesterol-regulating drugs may diminish the effectiveness of those drugs in boosting the so-called good cholesterol.

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    Insect-saliva vaccine thwarts parasite

    Mice inoculated with a component of sand fly saliva develop immunity to Leishmania, a protozoan that infects hundreds of thousands of people in the tropics each year.

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    Chemotherapy leads to bone loss

    In women with early-stage breast cancer, malfunctioning ovaries and significant bone loss can occur within 6 months of chemotherapy treatment.

  7. Health & Medicine

    Inflammation linked to diabetes

    Women who go on to develop diabetes seem to have signs of widespread, low-level inflammation years before they have symptoms of the disease.

  8. Health & Medicine

    Ancient Estrogen

    A jawless fish ancestor may have revealed the most ancient of hormones and how current hormones evolved from it.

  9. Health & Medicine

    Drink Those Antioxidants

  10. Health & Medicine

    Surgery for epilepsy outshines medication

    People with severe epilepsy who undergo brain surgery have markedly fewer disabling seizures during the following year than do those relying on medication.

  11. Health & Medicine

    Busting the Gut Busters

    Scientists are uncovering a cache of specialized weaponry used by bacteria that can spear holes in the intestine, perforate it, force it to change shape, and then spew toxins that attack other organs.

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    Synthetic protein may yield malaria vaccine

    A molecule patterned after part of the parasite that causes most severe malaria induces a strong immune response in people.