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  • Vascular Changes In Neck Could Play Role In Alzheimer’s Disease

    December 5, 2013 5:40 AM 11

    Researchers have found a link between a hemodynamic abnormality in the brain and a higher frequency of white matter changes in patients with mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s. AsianScientist (Dec. 5, 2013) – Studies on Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia have long focused on what is taking place inside the brain. Now an international

  • Surgeons in Spain remove 25kg tumour

    December 4, 2013 7:23 PM 14

    Madrid: Surgeons in Spain successfully removed a giant benign tumour weighing 25 kilograms from the womb of a 47-year-old woman. The head of obstetrics and gynaecology at Torrevieja Hospital in eastern Spain, Eduardo Cazorla, said that in his 20-year career he had "never treated such a case", the hospital said in a statement. It said that scientific

  • Babies in parents' bed face increased risk of cot death

    December 4, 2013 3:49 PM 20

    Sweden, one of the countries where bed-sharing between parents and infants is most widespread, issued advice on Wednesday against the practice for new-born babies, warning of an increased risk of cot death. STOCKHOLM: Sweden, one of the countries where bed-sharing between parents and infants is most widespread, issued advice on Wednesday against the practice

  • Global Study Shows Cancer Patients Lack Access To Pain Medicines

    December 4, 2013 3:34 PM 17

    A global study reveals a pandemic of intolerable pain affecting billions, caused by over-regulation of pain medicines. AsianScientist (Dec. 4, 2013) – A global study reveals a pandemic of intolerable pain affecting billions, caused by over-regulation of pain medicines. The ground-breaking international collaborative survey, published in Annals of Oncology

  • Spain Surgeons Cut Giant 25kg Tumor from Woman's Womb

    December 4, 2013 3:00 PM 17

    Surgeons in Spain successfully removed a giant benign tumor weighing 25 kilograms (55 pounds) from the womb of a 47-year-old woman, the hospital treating her said on Wednesday. The head of obstetrics and gynecology at Torrevieja Hospital in eastern Spain, Eduardo Cazorla, "said that in his 20-year career he had never treated such a case", the hospital

  • More Sex = Longer Lives… In Fruit Flies

    December 3, 2013 10:12 AM 17

    Male fruit flies with fewer opportunities to mate had serious health conditions and aged faster, according to a study. AsianScientist (Dec. 3, 2013) – Sex may in fact be one of the secrets to good health, youth and a longer life – at least for fruit flies – suggests a new US and Singapore study that appears in the journal Science. Male fruit flies that perceived

  • 'Every night I go to sleep and pray God will take me away peacefully': HIV sufferer

    December 3, 2013 10:05 AM 15

    In the first 10 months of this year, 378 Singapore residents were reported to be infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). This figure, according to the Ministry of Health, is likely to be consistent with the number reported from 2012 — 469 cases. This was the highest of a steady but gradual growth in the number of people reported to be diagnosed

  • 3 more anonymous HIV test sites to be set up in 2014

    December 3, 2013 6:06 AM 22

    The Health Ministry will be setting up three more anonymous HIV test sites in 2014, taking the total to 10. Senior Minister of State for Health and Manpower Amy Khor announced this at a fund-raising event on Tuesday morning. SINGAPORE: The Health Ministry will be setting up three more anonymous HIV test sites in 2014, taking the total to 10. Senior Minister

  • Study: Bangladesh Makes Strides In Healthcare Despite Poverty

    December 2, 2013 10:44 PM 86

    Despite its high poverty level, Bangladesh has achieved lower infant mortality rates compared to India, Pakistan and Nepal. AsianScientist (Dec. 2, 2013) – In health terms, Bangladesh is a “positive deviant,” performing far better, given its widespread poverty, than anyone could have expected. The London-based medical journal, The Lancet, recently published

  • Messy children make better learners: Study

    December 2, 2013 10:00 AM 13

    PTI : Washington, Mon Dec 02 2013, 15:27 hrs Attention, parents! The messier your kids gets while playing with food, the more they may be learning, a new study has found. Researchers at the University of Iowa studied how 16-month-old children learn words for non-solid objects, from oatmeal to glue. Previous research has shown that toddlers learn more readily