Archive: 11/2/2009

Kidney transplants generally safe for lupus patients

Individuals with a history of lupus who receive a kidney transplant rarely develop the serious inflammatory condition lupus nephritis in their new organ, according to a paper being presented at the American Society of Nephrology's ...

Nov 02, 2009
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For dialysis patients, skinny is dangerous

Dialysis patients with low body fat are at increased risk of death—even compared to patients at the highest level of body fat percentage, according to research being presented at the American Society of Nephrology's 42nd ...

Nov 02, 2009
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Poor countries see troubling rise in breast cancer

(AP) -- Nurses were training women in rural Mexico to examine their breasts for cancer when one raised her hand to object. If she lost her breast, Harvard public health specialist Felicia Knaul recalls the woman saying, ...

Nov 02, 2009
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Bacteria mix it up at the microscopic level

(PhysOrg.com) -- Many hands -- or many flagella -- make light work. In studies of the motion of tiny swimming bacteria, scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory found that ...

Nov 02, 2009
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