Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Tomato genes act as IEDs on cancer
Researchers at Lund University in Sweden say that tomato genes appear to be an effective agent against cancer cells, according to Sydsvenskan.

Radiation use may raise adult cancer risk
Women’s risk of developing breast cancer may increase as much as 20-fold if they were treated with chest radiation for malignancies as children or young adults, according to an analysis of studies.

FDA suppressed scan safety fears, staffer says
A former Food and Drug Administration scientist said Tuesday his job was eliminated after he raised concerns about the risks of radiation exposure from high-grade medical scanning.

Crackdown on MOT-style body scans
Companies have been told to stop offering whole body and lung scans under a new regulation regime.

Stillborn baby put in cupboard

A STILLBORN baby was kept in a dirty utilities cupboard alongside used bed pans and dustbins at Nambour General Hospital.

Climategate’s culture

British MPs are concerned about the way climate scientists have worked, but not about their results

Chocolate 'can cut blood pressure and help heart' Easter eggs and other chocolate can be good for you, as long as you eat only small amounts, latest research suggests.

Teachers can use physical restraint, says Ed Balls

Teachers must not be afraid to use physical force to break up playground fights and should march disruptive pupils out of the classroom, the schools secretary said today.

NHS cash has not gone where you might think
Received wisdom is that the bulk of the NHS's budget, which will total £127bn in 2010-11, goes on staffing. In fact, the workforce accounts for significantly less than half

Northern lights captured on camera from Space
A photograph of aurora borealis, taken from inside the International Space Station (ISS), has been posted on twitter by astronaut Soichi Noguchi.

Jealous female birds drown out flirting males
Biologists have discovered that female birds change the way they sing to drown out their male partners and prevent them from flirting with other females.

Nut allergy children cured by new treatment
Children suffering from potentially lethal nut allergies can now live normal lives for the first time following the success of an experimental new treatment.

Missing link between man and apes found
The new species of hominid, the evolutionary branch of primates that includes humans, is to be revealed when the two-million-year-old skeleton of a child is unveiled this week.


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