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​Cucumbers recalled after deadly salmonella outbreak

Outbreak blamed for San Diego woman's death; nearly 300 people in 27 states have gotten sick

U.N. seeks inspection of North Korea for forced disappearances

published about 3 hours ago
U.N. seeks inspection of North Korea for forced disappearances
Elizabeth ShimSEOUL, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- The U.N. had sent North Korea a request to conduct an on-site survey in the country for an investigation into forced disappearances and abductees, but Pyongyang has yet to respond to the request.

San Diego firm recalls cucumbers after salmonella outbreak

published about 3 hours ago
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A California company is recalling its cucumbers after a salmonella outbreak that has sickened 285 people in 27 states and killed a San Diego woman.

Salmonella Linked to Cucumbers from Mexico

published about 4 hours ago
Cucumbers imported from Mexico have spread salmonella to 27 states, leaving one person dead and making 285 sick.

Volunteers get seasick for science

published about 4 hours ago
An experiment at Imperial College London found that mild electrical current to the scalp could help prevent motion sickness


Esophageal cancer: Positron emission tomography does not improve treatment

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(Deutsches Aerzteblatt International) Increasingly positron emission tomography is being used to monitor the size of the tumor during the radiological treatment of esophageal cancer. To ... more

Drug for fungal infections in lung transplant recipients increases risk for cancer, death

published 2 days ago
(University of California - San Francisco) Voriconazole, a prescription drug commonly used to treat fungal infections in lung transplant recipients, significantly increases the risk for ... more

Acupuncture reduces hot flashes in breast cancer survivors

published 2 days ago
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Acupuncture may be a viable treatment for women experiencing hot flashes as a result of estrogen-targeting therapies to treat ... more

Targeting newly discovered pathway sensitizes tumors to radiation and chemotherapy

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(University of California - San Diego) In some patients, aggressive cancers can become resistant to chemotherapy and radiation treatments. In a paper published in the ... more

Variations in cell programs control cancer and normal stem cells

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(Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research) In the breast, cancer stem cells and normal stem cells can arise from different cell types and tap into distinct ... more
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Menstrual patterns and disorders among secondary school adolescents in Egypt. A cross-sectional survey

published about 19 hours ago
Background: To our knowledge, no large population – based studies have been performed on the topic of menstrual patterns among Egyptian adolescent in recent years. ... more

Rural women are more likely to use long acting contraceptive in Tigray region, Northern Ethiopia: a comparative community-based cross sectional study

published about 19 hours ago
Background: In the latest report of Ethiopian Demographic and Health Survey (EDHS) 2011, the maternal mortality ratio (MMR) was estimated at 676/100,000 live births, with ... more

Healthcare system intervention for safer use of medicines in elderly patients in primary care—a qualitative study of the participants’ perceptions of self-assessment, peer review, feedback and agreement for change

published 1 day ago
Background: The elderly population is increasing and with advanced age comes a higher risk for contracting diseases and excessive medicine use. Polypharmacy can lead to ... more

The Heart Health Study - increasing cardiovascular risk assessment in family practice for first degree relatives of patients with premature ischaemic heart disease: a randomised controlled trial

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Background: This study aimed to increase cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk assessment in adult first degree relatives of patients with premature ischaemic heart disease (PIHD) using ... more

Access to healthcare for long-term conditions in women involved in street-based prostitution: a qualitative study

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Background: Women involved in street-based prostitution (SBP) have well-documented health problems specific to their occupation, but access to care for other chronic health problems has ... more