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Indexing of Pac J Med Sci (PJMS)

Posted by Pacific J Med Sci on September 8, 2015 at 8:40 AM Comments comments (0)

The Pacific Journal of Medical Sciences (Pac. J. Med. Sci.) participated in the 2015 Convention of the Asia Pacific Association of Medical Journal Editors (APAME) held in Manila Philippines from 24 to 26 August 2015. The Managing Editor of the Pacific Journal of Medical Sciences was enrolled as a member of the APAME during the APAME 2015 Convention and Joint Meeting with the Western Pacific Region Index Medicus Regional Journal Selection Committee Meeting. The Pacific Journal of Medical Scien...

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New Functions for Autoimmune Disease 'Risk' Gene Identified

Posted by Pacific J Med Sci on July 21, 2013 at 1:30 PM Comments comments (0)

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New Functions for Autoimmune Disease 'Risk' Gene Identified

July 19, 2013 — Researchers at the University of Minnesota have identified infection-fighting and inflammation-suppressing functions for a gene associated with human autoimmune disease.

 

The discovery, centered on a gene known as PTPN22, could set into motion new treatment approaches for autoimmune diseases like lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and type 1 diabetes. The key to th...

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Calcium Linked to Increased Risk of Heart Disease and Death in Patients with Kidney Disease

Posted by Pacific J Med Sci on July 21, 2013 at 1:25 PM Comments comments (0)

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Calcium Linked to Increased Risk of Heart Disease and Death in Patients with Kidney Disease

 

July 19, 2013 — Kidney patients who take calcium supplements to lower their phosphorus levels may be at a 22 per cent higher risk of death than those who take other non-calcium based treatments, according to a new study by Women's College Hospital's Dr. Sophie Jamal.

 

The study, published today in the Lancet, calls into question ...

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Link between Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Increased Prostate Cancer Risk Confirmed

Posted by Pacific J Med Sci on July 16, 2013 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (0)

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Link between Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Increased Prostate Cancer Risk Confirmed

July 10, 2013 — A second large, prospective study by scientists at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has confirmed the link between high blood concentrations of omega-3 fatty acids and an increased risk of prostate cancer.

Published July 11 in the online edition of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, the latest findings indicate that high concentrations of EP...

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People Who Eat Nuts More Than Three Times a Week Have Reduced Risk of Dying from Cancer or Cardiovascular Disease

Posted by Pacific J Med Sci on July 16, 2013 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (0)

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People Who Eat Nuts More Than Three Times a Week Have Reduced Risk of Dying from Cancer or Cardiovascular Disease

July 16, 2013 — People who eat nuts, particularly walnuts, are more likely to live longer, finds research in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC.

Medicine. In a longitudinal study, researchers suggest that those who eat nuts more than three times a week have a reduced risk of dying from cancer or cardiovascular disease than non-nut e...

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Three-parent embryo formed in lab IVF treatment

Posted by Pacific J Med Sci on July 16, 2013 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (0)

FROM BBC NEWS

Three-parent embryo formed in lab IVF treatment

Scientists believe they have made a potential breakthrough in the treatment of serious disease by creating a human embryo with three separate parents.

The Newcastle University team believes the technique could help to eradicate a whole class of hereditary diseases, including some forms of epilepsy. The embryos have been created using DNA from a man and two women in lab tests. It could ensure women with genetic de...

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Up date on Malaria Vaccine

Posted by Pacific J Med Sci on February 27, 2012 at 8:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Contact: Craig Brierley [email protected]

44-207-611-7329. Wellcome Trust

New candidate vaccine neutralizes all tested strains of malaria parasite

A new candidate malaria vaccine with the potential to neutralise all strains of the most deadly species of malaria parasite has been developed by a team led by scientists at the University of Oxford. The results of this new vaccine independently confirm the utility of a key discovery reported last month from scientists at...

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Aspirin May Cut Cancer Deaths, But Caution Urged

Posted by Pacific J Med Sci on December 10, 2010 at 10:03 AM Comments comments (0)

AFP/Getty Images/File – A small, daily dose of aspirin significantly diminishes the risk of death from a wide range of cancers, …

By MARIA CHENG, AP Medical Writer Tue Dec 7, 9:23 am ET

LONDON – A new report from British scientists suggests that long-term, low-dose aspirin use may modestly reduce the risk of dying of certain cancers, though experts warn the study isn't strong enough to recommend healthy people start taking a pill that can cause bleeding and othe...

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Novel Cardiac Troponin Assays Improve Myocardial Infarction Detection

Posted by Pacific J Med Sci on December 10, 2010 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Lipids Online (http://www.LipidsOnline.org)

August 27, 2009

MedWire News: Diagnosing myocardial infarction (MI) in patients presenting with chest pains could be improved with a new generation of cardiac troponin assays, study results demonstrate.

Two large, multicenter trials published in the New England Journal of Medicine compared the diagnostic performance of current cardiac troponin assays with a new wave of more biochemically sensitive assays. Since 1999, professional s...

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Dispelling The Top Ten Nutrition Myths

Posted by Pacific J Med Sci on December 10, 2010 at 9:56 AM Comments comments (0)

28 Mar 2007

Don't drink alcohol. Take vitamins. Avoid eating eggs. We've heard these pieces of nutritional advice for years - but are they accurate? Not necessarily, say two exercise physiologists presenting at the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) 11th-annual Health & Fitness Summit & Exposition in Dallas, Texas. Wendy Repovich, Ph.D., FACSM, and Janet Peterson, Dr. P.H., FACSM, set out to debunk the "Top 10 Nutrition Myths."

 

According to Repovich ...

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