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Theraputic target for prostate cancer ?>

Theraputic target for prostate cancer

Theraputic target for prostate cancer Men’s Health News The report, entitled Cytosolic Phospholipase A2-: A Potential Therapeutic Target for Prostate Cancer, describes the possible role of an enzyme called cPLA2- in prostate cancer and its potential to be a treatment target for prostate cancers that no longer respond to hormone-related therapy.

Pediatric vaccine propels sharp drop in meningitis cases ?>

Pediatric vaccine propels sharp drop in meningitis cases

Pediatric vaccine propels sharp drop in meningitis cases Disease/Infection News A pediatric vaccine with University of Rochester roots has proven to be highly successful at reducing cases of bacterial meningitis across all age groups.That is the conclusion of a seven-year study, the results of which appeared today in the New England Journal of Medicine. “This is a very effective vaccine and a textbook example of herd immunity,” said Nancy M. Bennett, M.D., M.S., professor of Medicine, director of the Center…

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Obesity raises ovarian cancer risk ?>

Obesity raises ovarian cancer risk

Obesity raises ovarian cancer risk Women’s Health News A new epidemiological study has found that among women who have never used menopausal hormone therapy, obese women are at an increased risk of developing ovarian cancer compared with women of normal weight. Published in the February 15, 2009 issue of CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the research indicates that obesity may contribute to the development of ovarian cancer through a hormonal mechanism. 

MSF To Expand HIV/TB Coinfection Services In Swaziland Province ?>

MSF To Expand HIV/TB Coinfection Services In Swaziland Province

MSF To Expand HIV/TB Coinfection Services In Swaziland Province Medecins Sans Frontieres this month will assist three clinics in Swaziland’s southern province of Shiselweni in providing services for people with HIV and tuberculosis coinfection, Inter Press Service reports. Aymeric Peguillan, MSF’s head of mission in Swaziland, said the clinics will offer counseling, testing and treatment for both diseases because HIV and TB are “inseparable.” He added that MSF intends to expand the program to include three more rural clinics within…

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