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80 percent of cervical cancers found to be preventable with latest 9-valent HPV vaccine

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 23:00
The new 9-valent human papillomavirus vaccine, can potentially prevent 80 percent of cervical cancers in the United States, if given to all 11- or 12-year-old children before they are exposed to the...

Adams-Oliver syndrome (AOS): One gene closer to helping sufferers of rare genetic disorder

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 01:00
A new study has separately confirmed and significantly built on recent research, identifying mutations of a gene that causes the uncommon but potentially fatal Adams-Oliver syndrome.

Starved T cells allow hepatitis B to silently infect liver

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 00:00
Hepatitis B stimulates processes that deprive the body's immune cells of key nutrients that they need to function, finds new UCL-led research funded by the Medical Research Council and Wellcome...

Repurposed anti-cholesterol drug could improve treatment-resistant anemias

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 23:00
Each year, between 25 and 35 children in the United States and Canada are diagnosed with an inherited bone marrow failure syndrome called Diamond Blackfan anemia (DBA), according to the US Centers...

Doctors failing to spot childhood eye cancer in majority of cases

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 00:00
A children's cancer charity is launching a bold new awareness campaign for World Retinoblastoma Awareness Week (10-16 May) as new figures show less than half of children with eye cancer receive the...

GP out-of-hours reforms linked to more emergency admissions for children

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 00:00
Government reforms of GP working practices in 2004 were associated with a rise in potentially avoidable emergency admissions for children.

Food industry achieved only baby steps to improve nutritional quality of foods advertised to kids

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 23:00
Industry self-regulation has been largely unsuccessful, according to new study in the American Journal of Preventive MedicineChildren are exposed to a considerable amount of televised food...

When do mothers need others?

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 23:00
University of Utah anthropologist Karen Kramer explores the moment when ancient societies adopted the practice of 'taking a village to raise a child' in research published in the Journal of Human...

Tracking defects caused by brain tumor mutation yields insight to advance targeted therapy

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 23:00
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists show that mutations in the DDX3X gene lead to different molecular defects; findings will aid efforts to develop more individualized therapy of...

UM biologist advances cancer research with new data analysis techniques

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 23:00
Patience and persistence are beginning to pay off for University of Montana Professor Mark Grimes, whose research about the behavior of cell proteins in childhood cancer recently was published by...