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U.S., China Announce Public-Private Health Care Partnership 2011-01-22

In conjunction with the state visit to the U.S. by Chinese President Hu Jintao, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and several other federal agencies on Wednesday announced a new public-private health care partnership.…

Cranberry Juice Does No Good For Urinary Tract Infection 2011-01-21

Current clinical evidence that touts cranberry juice as an effective combative against urinary tract infection has been found 'unsatisfactory and inconclusive' by Raul Raz.…

Why PSA Levels Reflect Prostate Cancer Progression 2011-01-20

Researchers have found why PSA (prostate-specific antigen) levels reflect cancer progression. This is the first demonstration of a mechanism that explains why PSA is a bad thing for atumour to produce, said senior author Sal Pizzo.…

MicroRNA Suppresses Prostate Cancer Stem Cells And Metastasi 2011-01-18

A small slice of RNA inhibitsprostate cancer metastasis by suppressing a surface protein commonly found on prostate cancer stem cells. A research team led by scientists at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center reported.…

Protein SIRT1 May Ward Off Precursor To Prostate Cancer 2011-01-17

Researchers from the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson and two other institutions have discovered new evidence that suggests the longevity protein SIRT1, known for its life-spanning effects in different species.…

When A Kidney Transplant Fails, Home-Based Dialysis Is An Op 2011-01-15

Patients returning to dialysis after kidney transplant failure present unique challenges compared with other dialysis patients: they have been exposed to very powerful immunosuppressive medications and have been on dialysis for a long time.…

Scientists Explain Link Between Chlamydia And Ectopic Pregnancy 2011-01-14

Women who have hadchlamydia are at greater risk of an ectopic pregnancy because of a lasting effect of the infection. A new study provides evidence for the first time of how chlamydia can increase the risk of an ectopic pregnancy.…