Sunday 5 January 2014

Study affirms safety of HPV4 vaccine for adolescents and young women in routine clinical care

Study affirms safety of HPV4 vaccine for adolescents and young women in routine clinical care

A study of almost 200,000 young females who received the quadrivalent human papilloma virus vaccine found that immunization was associated only with same-day syncope and skin infections in the two weeks after vaccination. These findings support the general safety of routine vaccination with HPV4 in a clinical care setting to prevent cervical and other genital and reproductive cancers. read more..

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IOMA launches new skincare mobile app for women

Always closer to women and forever listening to their needs, IOMA launches a mobile application to help women better know their skin and help fulfill all their beauty desires. read more..

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Chicago-area dermatologists to offer free skin cancer screenings

Chicago-area dermatologists will offer free skin cancer screenings to sun worshipers at one of the city's most popular beach this summer. The screenings will take place from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4, and Sunday, Aug. 5, at North Avenue Beach. read more..

Human neutrophil peptide 1 effectively prevents HIV entry into cells in multiple ways

Human defensins, aptly named antimicrobial peptides, are made in immune system cells and epithelial cells (such as skin cells and cells that line the gut). One of these peptides, human neutrophil peptide 1, under certain circumstances hinders HIV infection, but exactly how it works remains unclear. read more..

Friday 24 August 2012

Kaiser Health News

First Edition: August 24, 2012

Now on Kaiser Health News blog, KUHF's Carrie Feibel, working in partnership with KHN and NPR, reports: "When Ashley Beecher had her first daughter, nursing was a struggle, and she sometimes had to supplement her baby's diet with formula. But when she had her second daughter in January, it was a very different story. … Beecher was reluctant to throw away the milk – mothers and doctors call it 'liquid gold' because of its health benefits -; so she was excited to find out about the donor milk bank at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston." read more..

Thursday 23 August 2012


Walking and cycling can benefit people with cancer

Exercise may improve quality of life for people with cancer, according to Cochrane researchers. In two separate Cochrane systematic reviews, the authors gathered together evidence showing that activities such as walking and cycling can benefit those who are undergoing or have completed treatment for cancer. read more..

Proper Safety Measures

Precautions to ensure safety of children in and near water

Spending time in the water is a great way for kids to get exercise and cool off during the summer, but without taking the proper safety measures, hazards could be lurking around the pool. read more..

Saturday 11 August 2012

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Early junk food habit may impact IQ

Children who eat a healthy diet before the age of 2 years are more likely to have a higher IQ at age 8 years than those who eat a less healthy diet, show results published in the European Journal of Epidemiology. read more..

Korean meals may help dieters shed the pounds

Regularly incorporating Korean dishes into a mainly Western-style diet may be an effective way to lose weight, say researchers. read more..