IOF campaign puts spotlight on vastly under-diagnosed and under-treated spinal fractures
At a press conference held in Brussels today, the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF), the Belgian Bone Club and the European Parliament Osteoporosis Interest Group called on health care professionals and health policy ...
Men dying of prostate cancer referred too late to hospice care, study finds
More than half of men dying of prostate cancer use hospice care a significant increase over the last two decades but most wait too long to enroll and can't take full advantage of the palliative care that could ...
Australia PM backs controversial Web filter
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard Tuesday renewed her backing for a controversial Internet filter, saying it was driven by a "moral question".
Megacities present global health hurdle: experts
Health issues facing so-called "megacities" like Tokyo, Mumbai or New York are poised to become a huge challenge for global policy as the cities grow, experts at the World Health Summit said.
Breast-healthy lifestyle worthwhile, study confirms
Having a family history of breast cancer can lead some people to wonder if their risk is out of their control. However, a study of more than 85,000 postmenopausal women observed that regular physical activity, maintaining ...
Malnutrition increases risk of prolonged hospital stay
Hospital patients admitted with malnutrition or who don't eat for several days are at greater risk of a prolonged hospital stay, according to a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).
HP's new CEO to start job in a courtroom
(AP) -- Hewlett-Packard Co.'s new CEO will start his job in a courtroom - and in the crosshairs of HP's new antagonist, Oracle Corp.
Landing lights for bumblebees
Gardeners could help maintain bumblebee populations by growing plants with red flowers or flowers with stripes along the veins, according to field observations of the common snapdragon, Antirrhinum majus, at the John Innes ...
India extends BlackBerry access deadline
India has given BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) an extended deadline of January 31 to provide its intelligence agencies a way of accessing all its services, a report said Tuesday.
Wind could provide 20 pct of world power by 2030: study
Wind power could meet about a fifth of the world's electricity demand within 20 years, an industry group and environmental watchdog Greenpeace predicted in a new report released on Tuesday.
New osteoporosis guidelines: Osteoporosis Canada
Comprehensive new guidelines from the Osteoporosis Canada aimed at preventing fragility fractures in women and men over the age of 50 are published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).
Microscopic solutions to world's biggest problems
World class scientist professor Willy Verstraete will explain on Monday how he and his team are using bacteria to produce energy, degrade waste, clean water and kill viruses. Today we are faced with seemingly insurmountable ...
Research reveals likely housing winners and losers
There is a great deal of uncertainty and speculation about the direction of the housing market in the UK and the USA -- both for home-owners and renters. Social Scientists funded by the Economic and Social Research Council ...