Archive: 02/13/2008

India caught in catastrophic smoking epidemic

India is in the midst of a catastrophic epidemic of smoking deaths, which is expected to cause about one million (10 lakh) deaths a year during the 2010s – including one in five of all male deaths and one in 20 of all female ...

dateFeb 13, 2008 in Health
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HIV persists in the gut despite long-term HIV therapy

Even with effective anti-HIV therapies, doctors still have not been able to eradicate the virus from infected individuals who are receiving such treatments, largely because of the persistence of HIV in hideouts known as viral ...

dateFeb 13, 2008 in HIV & AIDS
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Cyber criminals cloak their tracks

The 2007 X-Force Security report from IBM finds a disturbing rise in the sophistication of attacks by criminals on Web browsers worldwide. According to IBM, by attacking the browsers of computer users, cyber criminals are ...

dateFeb 13, 2008 in Internet
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Smokers might benefit from earlier colon cancer screening

New evidence suggests screening for colorectal cancer, which is now recommended to begin at age 50 for most people, should start five to 10 years earlier for individuals with a significant lifetime exposure to tobacco smoke, ...

dateFeb 13, 2008 in Cancer
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