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Sweden's Princess Madeleine gives birth to a daughter

Sweden's Princess Madeleine gives birth to a daughter

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Sweden's Princess Madeleine has given birth to a daughter in New York, the Royal Court in Stockholm, Sweden, announced Friday.
Clostridium bacteria can cause multiple sclerosis-like brain damage

Clostridium bacteria can cause multiple sclerosis-like brain damage

WASHINGTON, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Rare strain of Clostridium bacteria, which commonly causes food-borne illness, creates a toxin that caused multiple sclerosis-like brain damage in mice.
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New pill 'melts away' leukemia without chemotherapy

New pill 'melts away' leukemia without chemotherapy

Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Making leukemia a treatable disease could be as easy as popping a pill twice a day, without having to go through debilitating chemotherapy.
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Half of U.S. psychiatrists refuse private insurance

NEW YORK, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers suggest unless those needing help for mental illness have deep pockets, they may have a hard time finding a psychiatrist to accept insurance.
Smoking can cause cell damage before any sign of lung disease

Smoking can cause cell damage before any sign of lung disease

NEW YORK, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Even a smoker who looks healthy, and whose doctor may find no sign of health damage from smoking, may already be sick, a U.S. researcher says.
Kelly Ripa named Halloween parade grand marshal

Kelly Ripa named Halloween parade grand marshal

NEW YORK, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Kelly Ripa has been named grand marshal of the 40th anniversary edition of New York City's Village Halloween Parade, organizers announced Tuesday.

Luxury hotel offers plastic surgery recovery package

NEW YORK, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- A high-end New York hotel is offering a special package for plastic surgery patients looking to recover in privacy and luxury.
Darker sunglasses don't provide better sun protection

Darker sunglasses don't provide better sun protection

NEW YORK, June 29 (UPI) -- Many people believe darker sunglasses provide better protection against the sun but that is not the case, a U.S. eye expert says.
The hidden cost of terrorism: U.S. smoking

The hidden cost of terrorism: U.S. smoking

NEW YORK, June 23 (UPI) -- After the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, a million former U.S. smokers took up the habit again and kept puffing for at least two years, a researcher says.
U.S. scientists discover proteins affect cancer spread

U.S. scientists discover proteins affect cancer spread

BOSTON, May 27 (UPI) -- U.S. and Norwegian researchers identified a five-amino acid fragment that reduces metastatic spread of prostate, breast and lung cancer in mouse models.
Katie Couric to speak at symposium at Johns Hopkins

Katie Couric to speak at symposium at Johns Hopkins

BALTIMORE, May 8 (UPI) -- Talk-show host Katie Couric is scheduled to be the keynote speaker at Johns Hopkins Medicine's 19th annual A Woman's Journey symposium in Baltimore.
Drug, sofosbuvir, improves cure rate for two hepatitis C subtypes

Drug, sofosbuvir, improves cure rate for two hepatitis C subtypes

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, April 25 (UPI) -- Extended use of the drug sofosbuvir resulted in a high cure rate in two subtypes of hepatitis C that account for 25 percent of U.S. cases, researchers say.

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Patents said threat to 'genomic liberty'

NEW YORK, March 26 (UPI) -- Companies holding more than 40,000 patents on DNA molecules have essentially staked claim to the entire human genome for profit, U.S. researchers say.
Kissinger hospitalized in New York

Kissinger hospitalized in New York

NEW YORK, March 5 (UPI) -- Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger was admitted to New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center after a fall at his home, the hospital said.

Breast cancer drug promising

NEW YORK, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- An anti-copper drug compound that disables bone marrow cells from receiving migrating cancer tumor cells may curb the spread of cancer, U.S researchers say.

U.S. bioengineers create artificial ear

NEW YORK, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. bioengineers and physicians say they created an artificial ear -- using 3-D printing and injectable molds -- that looks and acts like a natural ear.

Study: Cialis helps men reach orgasm

NEW YORK, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- The erectile dysfunction drug Cialis may help men who have problems with ejaculation and orgasm, U.S. researchers suggest.

Hypertensive blacks not given diuretics

NEW YORK, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Black patients with uncontrolled high blood pressure are not being prescribed beneficial, inexpensive diuretic drugs, U.S. researchers say.

Computerized records can improve care if technical assistance provided

NEW YORK, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- A New York City study finds electronic health records can improve patient care in small physician practices if technical help is provided, researchers say.

Doctors call for appropriateness criteria

NEW YORK, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- A team of U.S. researchers say healthcare leaders and the medical community should develop evidence-based appropriateness criteria for elective procedures.

Teen reaction to a threat may never leave

NEW YORK, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- A teen's reactions to a threat remain high even when the danger is no longer present and this may have a long-term impact, U.S. researchers say.

Men: Wider waists = sex, urination issues

NEW YORK, July 31 (UPI) -- Obesity in men affects not just their hearts and metabolism, but also their sexual function and urinary health, U.S. researchers said.

Bariatric surgery may 'cure' diabetes

NEW YORK, March 27 (UPI) -- Bariatric surgery dramatically outperforms standard medical treatment of severe type 2 diabetes, U.S and Italian researchers found.

Med school students get curricula on iPad

NEW YORK, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- First- and second-year students at the Weill Cornell Medical College in New York are given an iPad 2 in place of course notes and books, school officials say.
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