Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University suggests that HIV-positive women may be able to use new methods that can help to safely reduce the frequency of screening in some women, similar to practices accepted in the general population.
Researchers from the University of California in San Francisco and Makerere University in Uganda have concluded that babies born to HIV-positive women taking antiretroviral drugs to fight the disease may become exposed to the drugs in the womb and during breast-feeding.
A latest finding by researchers in Australia suggests that breast cancer cells can destroy a powerful immune response in the body and allow the disease to spread to the patient's bones. The researchers also experimented with two ways to restore this immune response of the body that could help patients fight breast cancer, but they said that it need years of studies and experiments before this can be turned into a therapy.
According to a latest research, U.S residents affected with HIV virus, who are born in some other country, are more likely to be Hispanic or Asian and to have acquired the virus through heterosexual sex. For the research, the researchers examined the data from 191,000 plus HIV positive people across 46 U.S states and five territories between 2007 and 2010. It was found that 16.2 percent of those were born in a foreign country.
European regulators have recommended approval of the Western world's first gene therapy drug.
A new study is suggesting that vitamin D may have a protective effect against the effects of smoking on lung function.
Behavioral problem among children is getting increasingly common and the affects of it are seen when the child reaches adolescence and continues till adulthood. The consequences of behavioral problems are bad, including the child having to face peer-rejection in some cases, poor academic performance, poor psychiatric health and poor physical health too. There have been plenty of researches attempting to find the cause of such disorders, with most of them concentrating on parenting and parent-chi...
In a latest study, a 'biomarker' has been found in the blood that may help indicate and predict a person's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. Researchers tested blood samples of 99 women between the age of 70 and 80 and checked for levels of a fatty compound called ceramides, which is linked to inflammation and cell death. When the women were followed up after 9 years, 27 of them reportedly had developed dementia, 18 of whom had perhaps contracted Alzheimer's disease.
Researchers, for the first time have found evidence that an adult human lung can grow back, at least in part, after it has been removed surgically. Researchers used MRIs with hyperpolarized helium-3 gas to show that existing alveoli -- the tiny, air-exchange units of the lung -- actually increased in number after a 33-year-old woman had her entire right lung removed due to cancer, said the news release.The woman in the study showed a 64 percent increase in the number of alveoli in her lung 15 ye...
Researchers have concluded that surgery for prostate cancer was no better in saving lives than observation.
The Polypill is said to reduce blood pressure and cholesterol, cutting risk of heart attack by 75 percent and a stroke by 66 percent.
A latest study claims that the father's occupation could be one of the potential causes behind a child born with physical or mental disability.
Fewer people infected with HIV globally are dying as more of them get access to crucial antiretroviral drugs, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, the United Nations AIDS program said on Wednesday.
According to a researchers from the The Miriam Hospital's Center for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine, nearly 25 percent of college women try smoking tobacco with a hookah, or water pipe, for the first time during their freshman year.
A new study has reported that failing to do enough exercise is as deadly as smoking and kills one in 10 people each year.