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Hospital observation units could save the health care system $3.1 billion

Hospital observation units could save the health care system $3.1 billion

ScienceDaily (Sep. 28, 2012) — New research suggests that maximizing the potential of observation units in hospitals could result in significant cost savings for the both the hospital and the healthcare system. Continue reading

Prostate ‘growth’ gene identified

Prostate ‘growth’ gene identified

3 August 2012 Last updated at 20:13 ET Scientists from Edinburgh University have pinpointed a gene they say could lead to improvements in the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer. The team studied genes that control the formation of the prostate gland and identified one known as Decorin Continue reading

Living alone associated with higher risk of mortality, cardiovascular death

Living alone associated with higher risk of mortality, cardiovascular death

ScienceDaily (June 18, 2012) — Living alone was associated with an increased risk of death and cardiovascular death in an international study of stable outpatients at risk of or with arterial vascular disease (such as coronary disease or peripheral vascular disease), according to a report published Online First by Archives of Internal Medicine, a JAMA Network publication. Social isolation may be associated with poor health consequences, and the risk associated with living alone is relevant because about 1 in 7 American adults lives alone. Continue reading

Antibodies are not required for immunity against some viruses

Antibodies are not required for immunity against some viruses

ScienceDaily (Mar. 1, 2012) — A new study turns the well established theory that antibodies are required for antiviral immunity upside down and reveals that an unexpected partnership between the specific and non-specific divisions of the immune system is critical for fighting some types of viral infections. Continue reading

Nanoparticle trick ‘boosts jabs’

Nanoparticle trick ‘boosts jabs’

22 January 2012 Last updated at 13:01 ET Tiny capsules engineered to mimic part of the body’s immune system could strengthen its response to vaccines, say researchers. The nanoparticles, described in the journal Nature Materials, are a message sent from cells in the skin to warn of a threat. Continue reading

New discovery in battle against infections

New discovery in battle against infections

ScienceDaily (Aug. 10, 2011) — Researchers from Dr. Continue reading

Underlying mechanisms discovered of skin hardening syndromes

Underlying mechanisms discovered of skin hardening syndromes

ScienceDaily (May 17, 2011) — Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have discovered new details about the underlying mechanisms of skin hardening syndromes. The team connected pharmacological properties of the Novartis Pharma AG drug called balicatib to the skin disorder for the first time after investigating adverse reactions suffered by patients participating in a clinical trial for the treatment of osteoporosis. Continue reading

UK life expectancy ‘on the rise’

UK life expectancy ‘on the rise’

17 March 2011 Last updated at 20:09 ET Life expectancy in the UK is on the rise, along with the rest of Europe, despite fears over the impact of obesity, a population expert has said. Continue reading