Researchers Tackle Age-Related Decline in Immune Response
SUNDAY, Sept. 30 (HealthDay News) -- Blocking a single protein
might stop the age-related decline of the immune system that
reduces people's ability to benefit from vaccinations and leaves
them vulnerable to infectious diseases and cancer, a preliminary
new study says.
Children Underrepresented in Clinical Drug Trials: Study
MONDAY, Oct. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Drug studies enrolling adults
far outnumber clinical trials involving children, and the scope of
research on children is also more limited than it is for adults,
new research from Duke University finds.
Scientists Probe How Some HIV Patients Resist AIDS
SUNDAY, Sept. 30 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers who discovered
an immune system mechanism that seems to provide some people with a
natural defense against HIV say their finding could help efforts to
develop a vaccine for HIV/AIDS.
Child Abuse Injuries Have Risen, Study Finds
MONDAY, Oct. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Despite government agency
reports suggesting a decrease in child abuse cases, new data show
that the number of children hospitalized due to serious
abuse-related injuries actually increased slightly from 1997 to
Researchers Discover Gene Defect Linked to Deafness
MONDAY, Oct. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers who have
identified a genetic mutation that causes deafness say that the
findings could one day lead to the development of new treatments
for those at risk for a certain type of hearing loss.