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  • Close-up of virus could ease HIV vaccine research

    Close-up of virus could ease HIV vaccine research
    The search for an HIV vaccine has taken an important step forward after researchers at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla managed to capture molecular images of a protein spike that allows the deadly virus to invade human immune cells to hack...
  • More evidence e-cigs may help in quitting tobacco

    More evidence e-cigs may help in quitting tobacco
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Electronic cigarette users followed over a year reduced or quit using tobacco cigarettes in large numbers and were less prone to resume smoking, at least in the short term. Experts continue to debate whether or not "e-cigs"...
  • Inhalers containing CFCs to be phased out by the end of the year

    Inhalers containing CFCs to be phased out by the end of the year
    Inhalers containing chlorofluorocarbons, or CFCs, will be phased out by the end of the year to comply with international treaties intended to protect the the ozone layer. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration made the announcement, which is part of an...
  • Obstetricians change definition of on-time delivery

    Obstetricians change definition of on-time delivery
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For years, babies born after a pregnancy lasting 37 to 42 weeks have been considered to be on time, or "term." But a group of U.S. doctors is now separating deliveries that happen during that span in an effort to improve...
  • Online health records tied to more well-child visits

    Online health records tied to more well-child visits
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Babies were more likely to have all of their recommended well-child visits when parents accessed their health records online, in a new study. At one of two healthcare locations offering the online access, researchers also...
  • What doctors know: Ongoing stomach discomfort could be gastritis

    Whatdoctorsknow.com Your stomach lining has an important job. It makes acid and enzymes that help break down food so you can extract the nutrients you need. The lining also protects itself from acid damage by secreting mucus. But sometimes the lining...
  • The Medicine Cabinet-Ask the Harvard Experts: Treating depression and anxiety can aid pain relief

    Q: Can pain be caused by depression and anxiety? A: People with depression and anxiety do experience more pain than average. We don't know the exact cause. But we do know that pain can be more severe or last longer. And it can be harder to treat. Up...
  • TV watching linked to young adults' heart risk

    TV watching linked to young adults' heart risk
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Watching a favorite television show may feel relaxing, but in a new study, the longer 30-somethings spent in front of the TV, the stiffer their arteries — a sign of likely heart disease in the future. "The fact that your...
  • The Kid's Doctor: Update all immunizations

    http://www.kidsdr.com With all of the news surrounding pertussis (whooping cough) outbreaks across the country, along with cases of measles in several states, the importance of vaccinating is paramount. Vaccines have been proven to prevent disease,...
  • Coffee as medicine? Japanese scientists show how it helps the heart

    Coffee as medicine? Japanese scientists show how it helps the heart
    The next time you take a coffee break, you might want to consider a triple espresso. The extra caffeine may reduce your risk of dying from cardiovascular disease. A study presented Wednesday at the American Heart Assn.’s Scientific Sessions...
  • Leaving the light on hampers sleep quality: study

    Leaving the light on hampers sleep quality: study
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Falling asleep in the glow of the TV or leaving a light on next to the bed can affect brain activity levels and lead to poor quality sleep, according to the authors of a new study. "Our study showed that even a low light...