Monthly Archives: June 2009

  1. Moroccan woman is Spain's first swine flu death

    A 20-year-old Moroccan woman has died at a Madrid hospital, becoming Spain's first swine flu fatality, the Gregorio Maranon hospital announced on Tuesday.

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  2. Breast Cancer Numbers Dip Most in Wealthy, Urban Areas

    Cases of invasive breast cancer in the United States have declined overall, but the decrease is significantly less marked in poor women who live in rural areas, possibly due to differences in the use of hormone therapy (HT), a new study suggests.

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  3. New research center to predict the onset of cancer

    The Institute for Predictive and Personalized Medicine Cancer (IMPPC), a new research center that has opened in Badalona (Barcelona) on the initiative of the Generalitat of Catalonia, comes with the aspiration to predict the onset of the disease and develop treatments customized to each question.

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  4. Cruise ship reports swine flu and arrives to Palma Today

    Two passengers on a cruise ship docked in Barcelona have tested positive for swine flu, the Spanish Health Ministry said on Wednesday.

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  5. Potent metastasis inhibitor identified

    Researchers at Children\'s Hospital Boston have isolated a potent inhibitor of tumor metastasis made by tumor cells, one that could potentially be harnessed as a cancer treatment. Their findings were published in the online Early Edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences during the week of June 22.

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  6. Solution for unwanted body hair

    The first cream made on the basis of herbal extracts, clinically proven to offer a definitive solution to the growth of facial and body hair

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  7. Green Tea Component May Slow Prostate Cancer

    FRIDAY, June 19 (HealthDay News) -- The active compounds in green tea might slow the progression of prostate cancer, the results of a small study suggest.

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  8. Cruise Ship Is Quarantined Over Swine Flu

    Venezuela has quarantined a visiting cruise ship following an outbreak of swine flu onboard, health officials have said.

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  9. The pacemaker, an alternative to heart

    One alternative treatment for patients suffering from certain problems of cardiac arrhythmias is the implantation of a pacemaker

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  10. Novartis says no to free swine flu vaccine

    On Friday, Novartis announced it had created an experimental vaccine that has not been tested in people. Novartis’ vaccine was made via a cell-based technology that may prove faster than the traditional way of making vaccines, which relies on chicken eggs.

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