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Microbiologists assess ways to lower medicine contamination risks Special

Dublin - Microbiologists from a range of pharmaceutical and healthcare companies convened in Dublin to attend a conference discussing how to effectively monitor the built environment for risks in relation to drug product manufacturing.

Can epilepsy be tackled through surgery?

Boston - New technology, based on a computational approach, makes surgery a more viable option for patients with epilepsy. This is for situations where standard medications are not proving to be effective.

Bangladeshi girl with three legs 'walks, runs' after Australia surgery

Sydney - A toddler born with three legs -- because body parts of a twin had grown inside her -- was returning home to Bangladesh Friday after complex and rare surgery in Australia enabled her to walk and run, her doctor said.

Bangladeshi girl with three legs 'walks, runs' after Australia surgery

Sydney - A toddler born with three legs -- because body parts of a twin had grown inside her -- was returning home to Bangladesh Friday after complex and rare surgery in Australia enabled her to walk and run, her doctor said.

Bangladeshi girl with three legs 'walks, runs' after Australia surgery

Sydney - A toddler born with three legs -- because body parts of a twin had grown inside her -- was returning home to Bangladesh Friday after complex and rare surgery in Australia enabled her to walk and run, her doctor said.

Adding cinnamon to the diet lowers body temperature

Melbourne - A surprising fact has emerged from a food technology project. Researchers have discovered that adding cinnamon to the diet can cool the body by a temperature of up to two degrees. This adds to research about other health benefits from the spice.

Artificial womb for super-preemies works with sheep

Paris - An artificial womb filled with clear liquid, successfully tested on pre-natal lambs, could help extremely premature babies avoid death or life-long disability, researchers reported Tuesday.

Altering amino acids incapacitates cancer

Amino acids are necessary for life. When these molecules go wrong they can trigger the formation of cancerous cells. New research suggests targeting two amino acids can stop cancerous cell growth.

Major review underway of medicines made from plants

Biologists have come up with a new means for identifying the plant genes that produce the chemicals used by plants use to protect themselves. These could become the natural sources of a new range of medicines.

Intestinal bacteria may protect against diabetes

Medical research suggests that a high concentration of indolepropionic acid in serum helps to protect a person against type 2 diabetes. Indolepropionic acid is produced by intestinal bacteria, and it is higher with a fiber-rich diet.

New imaging method tracks cystic fibrosis drug Special

A new imaging technique called hyperpolarized helium MRI scanning could aid in the development of improved therapies for lung diseases like cystic fibrosis.

A cure for sepsis? Chance discovery could save lives

A chance discovery by a medic working at Eastern Virginia Medical School could be the basis of a cure for sepsis. The discovery could lead to thousands of lives being saved each year.

Maduro asks for UN help on Venezuela medicine shortage

Caracas - President Nicolas Maduro said Friday he had asked the United Nations to help address severe shortages of medicine in Venezuela, a rare acknowledgement of the crisis-hit country's desperate situation.

Resistance risk for new TB drugs: experts

Paris - New drugs for hard-to-treat tuberculosis strains may be fast rendered ineffective themselves if incorrectly used, a report warned Thursday, on the eve of World TB Day.

Maverick Italian surgeon's seventh transplant patient dies

Stockholm - A seventh patient of Italian surgeon Paolo Macchiarini, accused of misconduct after claiming to have carried out groundbreaking synthetic organ transplant work, has died, her father said Monday.

Wearable robotic tools developed for surgery

Bristol - Wearable robotic implements and devices are being developed to aid surgeons when performing complex surgical techniques. The latest developments relate to keyhole surgery where accuracy and precision are key.

Drug against alcoholism works, researchers claim

Paris - French researchers provided fresh evidence Friday to support claims that a drug touted as a miracle cure for alcoholism, and prescribed for this purpose in France, actually works.

Cutting edge: K-pop band praise plastic surgery beauty

Seoul - Rounder eyes, narrower faces, bigger breasts: a South Korean girlband is celebrating the country's obsession with surgically-enhanced beauty by going under the knife to praise the virtues of "Becoming Pretty".

Renewed concern about buying medicines online

London - The international trade in selling medicines over the Internet is increasing and with it the risk of consumers buying substandard and dangerous products, many of which will be unlicensed. A new report highlights the risks.

Medical technologists find cheaper way to make essential medicine

Durham - Medical technologists have found a means to create an anti-fungal medication, designed to combat Cryptococcal meningitis, less expensively. The drug is intended for use in parts of Africa.

Does eating peppers help raise life expectancy?

Does the consumption of red chilli peppers impart any health benefits? According to one study, the consumption of chili peppers leads to a 13 percent reduction in mortality. This of course depends on various lifestyle factors.

Fecal transplants show success against autism

The symptoms of autism, tied with gastrointestinal problems, have been addressed through fecal transplants, according to one study. The study is small, but it does pave the way for further research into fecal transplants as a therapeutic tool.

Freezing fat: What's new in beauty

Paris - Move over liposuction, the new fad in fat is freezing it.As plastic surgeons, dermatologists and beauticians from around the world gather in Paris to analyse trends at the IMCAS aesthetic congress, here is some of what's new:- Freezing fat...

Reviewing the cancer-killing properties of the pepper plant

The chemical activity that could unlock the anti-cancer properties of a spicy Indian pepper plant has been studied. The medicinal properties of the long pepper date back thousands of years. The aim is to synthesize the chemical as an anti-cancer compound.

France moves to suspend Vitamin D supplement after baby dies

Paris - France has moved to suspend sales of a vitamin D medication following the death of a baby who suffocated after being given the liquid supplement, health authorities said Wednesday.

Fingertip sensors developed for breast cancer exams

For women, regular check-ups for unusual lumps in their breasts is important and it has saved countless lives. To make this process more accurate, scientists have developed special gloves with built-in sensors.

Narcolepsy drug helps food addicts lose weight

A drug, designed to address the causes of narcolepsy, seems to assist with weight loss according to a new study. The findings suggest that overweight people could be given the sleep disorder medication.

Diabetes drug slows down Parkinson’s Disease

A new drug, originally developed to help combat the effects of type 2 diabetes, has shown success in slowing down the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.

Physical source of depression identified

A connection between depression and physiology has been found from a new research study. This indicates that depression is associated with the lateral orbitofrontal cortex of the brain.

Lack of access to medicine in Latin America taken to rights body

Panama - Complaints over lack of access to medicine in Latin America were brought before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights on Tuesday, with demands that big drug companies be punished for preventing the sale of generics.
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