Prof Shinya Yamanaka: Nobel Prize Win for iPS Stem Cell Pioneer?

Prof Shinya Yamanaka: Nobel Prize Win for iPS Stem Cell Pioneer? Will the Nobel Prize for medicine go to the Japanese researcher – Kyoto University Professor Shinya Yamanaka – who discovered how to make stem cells out of ordinary skin? We will know the answer on Monday when the Nobel committee announces its pick.

In 2007, Yamanaka discovered how to tinker with human skin cells so they can behave like embryonic stem cells.

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Listerine Total Care Review: No, It Can’t Prevent Gum Disease!

Listerine Total Care Review: No, It Can’t Prevent Gum Disease! Does Listerine Total Care and other mouthwash products really prevent gum disease as they claim? The answer is a big fat “No” according to the Food and Drug Administration.

For this reason, the agency issued a letter to Johnson & Johnson (which manufactures Listerine) and two other companies — CVS Corporation (CVS Complete Care Anticavity Mouthwash), and Walgreen Company (Walgreen Mouth Rinse Full Action) — telling them to stop making unproven claims about their effin mouthwash products.

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Best Wart Treatment: Cryotherapy, Salicylic Acid, or Nothing?

Best Wart Treatment: Cryotherapy, Salicylic Acid, or Nothing? If you have warts in your hand or in your feet, you should not worry too much about them because they cannot kill you. But if you want to get rid of them, you have three treatment options to choose from: kill the warts with cryotherapy, use salicylic acid, or simply ignore them.

Interestingly some researchers, who recently published their study in the Canadian Medical Association Journals or CMAJ, experimented on these three methods to find out which one of them is the most effective in the war against warts.

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Leukemia Stem Cell Therapy in Seattle for Mandi Schwartz

A Yale Hockey player successfully underwent a stem-cell transplant on Wednesday to save her life from severe leukaemia. Twenty-two-year old Mandi Schwartz was infused with umbilical cord blood during the procedure at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance at the University of Washington Medical Center.

Schwartz is likely to stay in the hospital for a month so that her doctor will monitor her white blood cell count.

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Gilenya Multiple Sclerosis Drug: What Are Its Side Effects?

What are the side effects of the newly approved anti multiple sclerosis drug, Gilenya? Read the write-up below.

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An oral pill which treats the underlying causes of multiple sclerosis or MS has gained the approval of the US Food and Drugs Administration.

Gilenya, from Swiss drugmaker Novartis, gained the unanimous endorsement of the FDA which voted 25-0 to approve the drug.

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Quality Care in U.S. Hospitals: Good, Bad, or Improving?

Quality Care in U.S. Hospitals: Good, Bad, or Improving? Quality of care in hospitals and other health centers across the United States has shown improvements over the past eight years, a national health care accrediting organization revealed.

According to a report from Businessweek, The Joint Commission found that there is a big improvement on US hospitals in caring for patients with heart attack, pneumonia, surgery and children’s asthma.

Their findings in their annual rating activity shows that the care result for children’s asthma increased from 70.7 percent in 2007 to 88.1 percent in 2009; pneumonia care result rose from 72.4 percent in 2002 to 92.9 percent in 2009; surgical care result improved from 77.4 percent in 2004 to 95.8 percent in 2009.

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