News: August 2006

Mushroom may boost cancer therapy drug

Researchers studied extracts of a type of mushroom called Phellinus linteus. They tested its effects on prostate cancer cells and found that when it was combined with doxorubicin, a well-known canc...

01 Aug '06 | Cancer

UNICEF and partners begin immunisation campaign for children displaced by the Lebanon conflict

News of the current campaign to immunise tens of thousands of children displaced by the conflict in Lebanon: There are fears that the mass population displacement provoked by the 24-day old crisis ...

04 Aug '06 | Immunisation | Middle East

Study provides new insights into brain organisation - Newcastle University

Brain study via computer analysis of public databases of detailed information of worldwide anatomical studies on primate and worm brains, found that long nerve fibre connections were just as vital ...

07 Aug '06

Waist-hip ratio should replace body mass index as indicator of mortality risk in older people

Weight-related mortality-risk in the elderly: According to a recent study, older people with high waist-hip ratios (WHRs) have a higher mortality risk than those with a high body mass index, or BMI.

08 Aug '06 | Obesity | UK

'Healthy Start' will replace the UK Welfare Food Scheme

Healthy Start, which will replace the UK Welfare Food Scheme, offers vouchers to exchange for milk, fresh fruit and vegetables, and infant formula to pregnant women and children under the age of fo...

21 Aug '06 | Welfare Food Scheme | UK

How mint oil compounds reduce pain

Research explains how mint oil compounds act through the recently discovered neural receptor, TRPM8, which is present in a small percentage of nerve cells in the human skin. When TRPM8 is activated...

22 Aug '06 | Natural Health | Scotland

Experts say that waterborne infections could soon be consigned to history

24 Aug '06 | Waterborne Infections | London, UK

Ireland reports significant developments in mental health services

The Irish Minister of State for Health and Children, with special responsibility for mental health, has reported on a number of recent developments in mental health services. These include *Reach ...

29 Aug '06 | Ireland

New technology using light to manipulate micro-sized objects may speed diagnoses

Optical trapping technology has many applications, including the precise manipulation of individual cells, enabling faster, cheaper and more accurate diagnosis of diseases, according to researchers...

30 Aug '06 | Optical Trapping Tech | Australia

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