Archive for the 'Americas' Category

Alzheimer’s risk could be foreseen by simple blood test

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

WASHINGTON - Scientists at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) are working on a simple blood test that may help predict Alzheimer’s risk.

Prostate cancer risk enhanced by daily heavy drinking

Monday, July 13th, 2009

Heavy, daily drinking ups high-grade prostate cancer risk

Even minor neuromuscular damage can hinder every day work

Thursday, July 9th, 2009

Why minor neuromuscular damage can affect one’s ability to complete everyday tasks ?

Child psychiatrist Dr. William Ayres denied charges of molesting patients

Thursday, July 9th, 2009

Bay area child psychiatrist accused of molesting patients takes stand

Salmonella contamination possibility enforced some products to be recalled

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

Salmonella product recalls

Online games can influence children’s food choices

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

WASHINGTON - Computer games can influence kids’ food choices whether toward healthy snacks or unhealthy products, according to a new study.

Movies encourage children start smoking

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

Team sports participation can’t compete with movies to keep kids from smoking

Exposure to nitrates linked to Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s deaths

Monday, July 6th, 2009

WASHINGTON - Exposure to nitrates through environment and food can increase death risk from diseases like Alzheimer’s, diabetes mellitus, and Parkinson’s, say researchers.

Novel peptide nanoparticles to fight fatal brain infections

Monday, June 29th, 2009

LONDON - New peptide nanoparticles developed by researchers at the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) of Singapore could pave the way for new methods of drug and gene delivery for the treatment of meningitis and drug-resistant bacteria and fungal infections.

Plant proteins that can block the invading bacteria, identified

Monday, June 29th, 2009

Scientists identify plant proteins that “shut the door” on invading bacteria

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