Saturday, 4 June 2011

Medicine In The News (June 4, 2011)

HIV patient Timothy Brown is the boy who lived [Link]
Los Angeles Times
Almost 20 years after he was diagnosed, the 45-year-old is, essentially, cured. A bone-marrow transplant to treat his leukemia transferred a genetic variation that made his system resistant to HIV.

Aromasin Reduced Breast Cancer Risk in Postmenopausal Women [Link]
U.S. News & World Report
SATURDAY, June 4 (HealthDay News) -- The anti-estrogen drug Aromasin appears to cut the odds of breast cancer by 65 percent in high-risk postmenopausal women, new research has found.

Divorce can hurt kids' math scores, friendships [Link]
USA Today
Young children of divorce are not only more likely to suffer from anxiety, loneliness, low self-esteem and sadness, they experience long-lasting setbacks in interpersonal skills and math test scores, new research suggests.

Vaccination Rate for Kindergartners Is Over 90% [Link]
June 2, 2011 -- More than 90% of children entering kindergarten in the US have had most recommended immunizations, although coverage rates remain below target goals for most states, the CDC says.

A short history of Social Security and the Democrats [The Arena] [Link]
Not for nothing is Social Security called the “third rail” of contemporary American politics. The political posturing, rhetorical spin, and—not to put too fine a point on it—blatant lying about the future of our system of old-age ...

New strain of MRSA superbug may have spread from cattle to humans [Link]
The Guardian
The new MRSA strain is probably spread through contact with infected cattle or people who work with the animals. Photograph: Alamy Scientists in the UK have discovered a new strain of MRSA that appears to spread to humans from cattle and can cause ...

Cooking in Copper Utensils Might Help Ward Off E.coli [Link]
A new study conducted by researchers from the University of Southampton suggests that using copper utensils while cooking prevents the cross contamination of food items with E.coli bacteria.

No IVF on the NHS if your husband smokes [Link]
Men whose partners want to get IVF treatment on the NHS are being made to take 'breathalyser' type tests to ensure they do not smoke either.

Stem cell banks for adults get go-ahead [Link]
Financial Times
A chance for the “wealthy well” to boost their chances of surviving cancer and other diseases by banking stem cells extracted from their own blood is being offered by biomedical companies in the first service of its ...

High-fat diet in pregnancy ups stillbirth risk [Link]
Times of India
A new study has indicated that eating a high-fat diet during pregnancy boosts the chance of stillbirth. It showed eating such a diet decreases blood flow from the mother to the placenta.

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