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Clinton Pledges Aids Fight Administration Says It Will Keep Pressing For Vaccines, Cure

Two days after the commemoration of World AIDS Day, the Clinton administration pledged to keep pressing to stop the spread of the virus that causes AIDS. “We’ll continue to fight …


Test May Sort Prostate Cancer Treatment

A promising new test based on genetic analysis may soon help doctors tell which prostate cancer patients have the best, and worst, chances of survival, scientists reported Monday. By looking …


Ill Effects Of Lead On Kids Traced A Silver Valley Childhood In ‘70s Means Poorer Health, Study Finds

Adults exposed to poisonous levels of lead as children here now suffer reduced nerve function, neurological problems and infertility at higher rates than other adults. Former Silver Valley children also …


Docs Miss Women’s Heart Disease Signs

Heart disease, long considered a male problem, is the leading cause of death among American women. But many family doctors don’t know that women and men show different symptoms of …


Birthplace Bigger Factor Than Race In Heart Disease

When it comes to death among blacks from heart attacks, birthplace could be more important than race, according to a new study that shows that blacks living in New York …


Protein In Brain Linked To Suicides Serotonin Level Lower In Those At High Risk, Research Shows

Abnormal levels of a key brain chemical may predispose depressed people to commit suicide, and measuring levels of this chemical may enable doctors to identify those most likely to take …


Fetal Eye Cells Improve Sight Of Legally Blind

Transplanted fetal eye cells have partially restored the vision of four legally blind patients, an eye researcher reports. The patients suffer from retinitis pigmentosa, one of the major causes of …


Strep Throat Linked To Obsessive Behavior

Strep throat might trigger some childhood cases of obsessive-compulsive disorder, suggesting penicillin could help some kids with the psychiatric condition, a researcher says. People with obsessive-compulsive disorder, or OCD, have …


Flawed Gene May Be Cause Of Parkinson’s

Researchers say they have found the first laboratory evidence that a flawed gene is linked to Parkinson’s disease, a progressive brain disorder that affects a half-million Americans. A mutation was …


Diet Protein Could Be Linked To Diabetes

A natural protein that some hoped would be a “magic bullet” for weight control may have a dark and dangerous side. New research links the compound with diabetes. The protein, …


Study: Quake Can Spark Heart Attack But In Days After Quake, Heart Failure Rates Below Normal

It is indeed possible to be frightened to death, researchers said Wednesday at the annual meeting of the American Heart Association. On the day in 1994 when a major earthquake …


New Drug Betters Aspirin As Blood Thinner

The biggest study of a new drug ever conducted - involving more than 19,000 people in 16 countries - found that an experimental blood thinner works a little better than …


Heart Surgery Without The Pain New Technique Uses Small Incision Instead Of Splitting Open The Chest

Coronary bypass patients recover faster, have lower hospital bills and suffer much less pain if doctors fix their hearts through a tiny slit in the chest instead of splitting open …


Women With Healthiest Bones Have Higher Breast Cancer Risk

A study of 6,854 white women aged 65 or older found that those who had the strongest, healthiest bones and thus were at the lowest risk of getting osteoporosis - …


Scientists Find Gene Behind Migraine

For the first time, scientists have discovered a gene that causes a type of migraine headache. An international scientific team has announced the discovery. Eventually, the discovery might allow doctors …


As Genetic Testing Grows, So Do Concerns Study Says Individuals Discriminated Against Based On Information From Such Tests

Even as evidence of discrimination based on individuals’ genetic makeups arises, a company announced Thursday that it soon will sell the most comprehensive genetic test yet to predict breast cancer. …


Discrimination Blamed For Higher Blood Pressure

Offering an explanation for elevated blood pressure among many black Americans, a new study suggests racial discrimination and how it is handled may account for the disparity. Blacks who typically …


Hormone Kills Cancer Tumors Scientists Say Injections Cause Cells To Kill Themselves

The chance discovery that some pregnant lab mice are resistant to Kaposi’s sarcoma, a form of cancer seen almost exclusively among AIDS patients, has yielded a promising new treatment for …


Scientists Find Link To Mad Cow Disease

British scientists say they’ve found a chemical signature of mad cow disease in the brains of people with a human brain-wasting illness, adding to evidence that the people got sick …


Heart Attack Treatments End In Tie Research Finds Equal Success With Drugs And Angioplasty

A large head-to-head comparison of angioplasty and clot-dissolving drugs for heart attack victims has ended in a draw. The study, performed on more than 3,000 patients, found no difference in …


Three New Drugs Effective Against Rheumatoid Arthritis

Three new genetically engineered drugs show promise for treating, even halting, the crippling and painful effects of rheumatoid arthritis, say doctors meeting in Florida. The studies are to be presented …


Common Cold Virus May Kill Cancer Research Lab Sees Promise In Infecting Cancer Cells With Virus

Can the virus that causes the common cold also cure cancer? A company that has exploited an odd link between the mildest and the most serious of diseases hopes the …


Needle Exchange Study To Be Reviewed

The National Institutes of Health said that it would review a needle exchange study it had agreed to sponsor in Alaska after a consumer health group charged that the research …


Is Homosexuality Inherited? 1993 Gay Gene Discovery Intensifies Search For Origins Of Gayness

Roger Gorski, a neurobiologist from the University of California at Los Angeles, recalls when he recently spoke at a seminar for Mormon parents of gay children in Salt Lake City: …


After Marathon Wait, Runners Find Home

Everyone has his own reason for participating in the renewal of the Spokane Marathon on Oct. 19. “A lot of them are doing it because Spokane is having a race …


Risk Of Stroke Small, But Higher After Childbirth

A woman’s risk of stroke doubles - but still is extremely small - during the six weeks after she delivers a baby, a study has found. Doctors long have noticed …


Oxygen-Rich Liquid Helps Preemies Technique Involves Filling Babies’ Lungs With Fluid

Doctors can rescue critically ill premature babies from almost certain death by filling their feeble, underdeveloped lungs with oxygen-rich liquid for a few days to restore their breathing. The babies …


Learning Problems, Pcbs Linked Children Exposed Before Birth More Likely To Have Lower Iqs

Children exposed before birth to PCBs are more likely to have trouble reading when they reach school age, a study found. A variety of research previously found that PCBs, a …


Drug-Induced Abortion Method To Be Tested

The Planned Parenthood Federation of America will offer drug-induced abortions in an experimental program beginning this month. The Food and Drug Administration has approved the program as part of a …


Women Suffer Adverse Effects Of Lead Exposure Federal Study Documents Health Problems Of Female Employees Of Bunker Hill Mine

Women who worked at the Bunker Hill Mine in the 1970s now start menopause early and are more likely to have dangerously brittle bones. Those women also report more cases …