Tag Archives: Prevention

New map pinpoints Lyme disease risk areas

Source: USA Today CONCORD, N.H. – Researchers who spent three years dragging sheets of fabric through the woods to snag ticks have created a detailed map they claim could improve prevention, diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease. The map, which … Continue reading

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Ways to empower kids to take charge of their health

Source: USA Today Sure, you can stock your fridge with nutritious snacks and offer a good example when it comes to exercise, but recent studies suggest that, just like grown-ups, kids need strong internal motivation (not micromanagement) in order to … Continue reading

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Liver stiffness predicts liver failure, cancer and mortality in cirrhotic patients

Dawn Peters EurekAlert Researchers from Spain established that liver stiffness, measured by transient elastography (TE), is an independent predictor of liver failure, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), and mortality in cirrhotic patients coinfected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or acquired immune … Continue reading

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Beating Cancer with Nutrition – Turmeric Slows Spread of Breast Cancer

Mike Barrett Natural Society Are you interested in beating cancer with nutrition? Mainstream medical practices for cancer treatment have been shown to be both dangerous and ineffective, lending further merit to the phrase “an ounce of prevention is worth a … Continue reading

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Cyberbullying and bullying are not the same: UBC research

Heather Amos EurekAlert University of British Columbia research comparing traditional bullying with cyberbullying finds that the dynamics of online bullying are different, suggesting that anti-bullying programs need specific interventions to target online aggression. “There are currently many programs aimed at … Continue reading

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UK biobank opens to researchers

BBC News The UK Biobank, the most comprehensive health study in the UK, is opening its doors to researchers. It has collated about 20TB (terabytes) of securely stored data, the equivalent of 30,000 CDs-worth, on 500,000 people. The aim of … Continue reading

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Swedish Uses Colon Cancer Live Stream to Fight Disease

PR Newswire Physicians will respond on camera to questions during live streamed colonoscopy on March 28. SEATTLE, March 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Colorectal cancer doesn’t broadcast its presence until it’s too late. Swedish Health Services hopes to change that by … Continue reading

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Stealth Vaccine Laws Allow Children to Consent to Vaccines

Alan Phillips GreenMedInfo A recent California law, Family Code 6926, allows minors 12 or older to consent to medical care for the prevention of “infectious, contagious or communicable disease” if one that is required by law to be reported to … Continue reading

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Are Shoes ‘The Next Bed-Nets’?: Announcing Footwork, the International Podoconiosis Initiative

PR Newswire BRIGHTON, England, March 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Footwork, the newly-formed International Podoconiosis Initiative, brings together private and public partners to advance advocacy for and prevention and treatment of podoconiosis, popularly known as ‘podo’, one of the few readily-preventable … Continue reading

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How the Human Body Controls Viruses Thought to Cause a Variety of Cancers

Science Daily New research from the Trudeau Institute addresses how the human body controls gamma-herpes viruses, a class of viruses thought to cause a variety of cancers. The study, carried out in the laboratory of Dr. Marcia Blackman, awaits publication … Continue reading

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