Category archives for: Health

Robert Edwards wins Nobel Prize in Medicine 2010

Robert Edwards wins Nobel Prize in Medicine 2010

A Briton, Robert Edwards, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine 2010 on Thursday. He is known as the Father of In Vitro Fertiliztion, according to the Nobel committee at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm. Winning the prestigious title includes a diploma, a medal, and a check for 10 million Swedish kronor (1.09 million dollors). [...]

Lindsay Lohan and 300M others, poison victims!

According to a website known as the the Prison Planet and Infowars.com, Lindsay Lohan, the actress who gained more popularity, getting spared from doing full-time in jail than all her film work combined, along with 300 million Americans, were victims of poisoning. The website even instructed its readers to “grab the search term ‘Lindsay Lohan [...]

US study: Drugs protect monkeys from Ebola

US study: Drugs protect monkeys from Ebola

On Sunday, US government researchers working to find ways to treat the highly deadly Ebola virus said a new approach from AVI BioPharma Inc saved monkeys after they were infected. The team at the US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) in Fort Detrick, Maryland reported that two experimental treatments protected more than [...]

New gene may turn bacteria into superbug

New gene may turn bacteria into superbug

According to an article published Wednesday in the journal Lancet Infectious Diseases, some British patients who underwent plastic surgery in South Asia now carry a new gene that has the potential to turn almost any bacteria into an antibiotic-resistant bug. Researchers said that the so-called superbug gene has so far been identified in 37 people [...]

Age of puberty among girls decline

Age of puberty among girls decline

According to a new study, the age of puberty is declining for girls, with more of them developing breasts by age 7 than in years past. Researcher Dr. Frank M. Biro, director of the division of adolescent medicine at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, said that ethnicity plays a role in earlier puberty. So does [...]

Healthy pregnancy right after a miscarriage

Healthy pregnancy right after a miscarriage

Women who conceive within six months of an initial miscarriage have the best chance of having a healthy pregnancy with the lowest complication rates, a new study has suggested. Current World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines recommending that women who experience a miscarriage should wait at least six months before getting pregnant again may need to [...]

Study: More weight gain in pregnancy may mean heavier baby

Study: More weight gain in pregnancy may mean heavier baby

New research confirms that the more weight women pack on during pregnancy, the heavier their babies are likely to be. The researchers reported in the Aug. 4 issue of The Lancet that excessive birth weight appears to be associated with being overweight in adulthood, raising the risk of weight-associated diseases. In a journal news release, [...]

New studies find ways to cut HIV infection

New studies find ways to cut HIV infection

With an AIDS vaccine still out of reach, two rigorous new studies have found different ways to sharply cut HIV infections among women and schoolgirls, who make up a majority of the newly infected in sub-Saharan Africa. Women who used a vaginal microbicidal gel containing an antiretroviral medication widely used to treat AIDS, tenofovir, were [...]