News: August 2010

Life-saving supplies for millions affected by flooding in Pakistan

The biggest threats are the outbreak of water-borne diseases such as diarrhoea and cholera, especially deadly to children. We have already received reports of cases of diarrhoea amongst children. F...

03 Aug '10 | Severe floods | Pakistan

Genomic mapping identifies largest yet set of genes associated with heart disease

Scanning the genomes of more than 100,000 people from all over the world, scientists report the largest set of genes discovered underlying high cholesterol and high triglycerides — the major risk f...

04 Aug '10 | USA

Women's cholesterol levels vary with phase of menstrual cycle

The authors of the study found that women's total cholesterol levels rise as estrogen levels increase during the monthly menstrual cycle, drop shortly before ovulation, then decrease more rapidly...

10 Aug '10

NIH study indicates stress may delay women getting pregnant

Researchers showed that women who had higher levels of a substance called alpha-amylase were less likely to get pregnant than were women with lower levels of the substance. Alpha-amylase is secrete...

11 Aug '10 | Pregnancy | USA

Healthcare in England: CQC response to AvMA report on safety alerts

The Care Quality Commission (CQC), independent regulator of all health and adult social care in England, has been working closely with the Department of Health and the National Patient Safety Agenc...

13 Aug '10

New epilepsy research helps to reduce animal experiments

Good News: A new epilepsy research project led by Dr Roland Jones from the Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology at the University of Bath (England) is developing a new technique to reduce the num...

13 Aug '10 | Epilepsy | England

Scientists develop new drug treatment for malaria

Scientists at the University of Liverpool and the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine have produced a new antimalarial drug that is more chemically stable in the body than current malaria treatme...

16 Aug '10

Women with osteoporosis suffer more if they have previously broken a bone,

A study of more than 60,000 women living in many different countries around the world has increased knowledge about the relationship between osteoporosis and fractures. Osteoporosis is more common ...

18 Aug '10 | Osteoporosis | International Study

New research links cannabis use and psychotic experiences

Using cannabis has been related to psychotic experiences in the general population but few studies have examined this relationship in undergraduate students despite high levels of cannabis use in t...

19 Aug '10

UNICEF welcomes Angolan Government campaign to reduce maternal and infant mortality

According to the results of a Government survey released this month, Angola has made significant strides towards reducing maternal and infant mortality since 2002, with the mortality rate for child...

25 Aug '10 | Pregnancy | Angola

NIH announces five Botanical Research Centers

Studies of the safety, effectiveness, and biological action of botanical products are major focuses for the five dietary supplement research centers selected to be jointly funded by the Office of D...

31 Aug '10 | Botanical Research | USA

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