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Alzheimer’s group may scrap early look at coveted Lilly data

The Alzheimer’s Association may not offer an early look at highly sought clinical trial data on an experimental drug from Eli Lilly and Co (LLY.N) after news of the impending release led to a jump in the company’s shares.

The influential patient group had been expected to…

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Exercise, Diet, Or Both May Protect Against Excess Pregnancy Weight

Women who take part in exercise, diet programs or a combination of the two during pregnancy can prevent excessive weight gain, according to a fresh review of past research.

The review incorporates dozens of new studies to update a previous review that did not find enough evidence…

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Some 400 million lack healthcare worldwide: WHO and World Bank

An estimated 400 million people worldwide lack access to at least one of seven essential health services, ranging from pregnancy care to clean water, according to a report released on Friday by the World Health Organization and World Bank.

At the same time, more people have access…

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Women with dense breasts may not need additional cancer imaging

Many women with dense breasts do not need to have additional imaging carried out for breast cancer after having a normal mammogram, according to the findings of a new study.

The authors of the study, published in Annals of Internal Medicine, conclude that breast density should not…

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Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy as Good as Full Breast Removal: Study

Women with early stage breast cancer who chose to preserve the nipple during a mastectomy had similar survival or recurrence rates to women who underwent full breast removal, a new study found.

“Nipple-sparing surgery is oncologically safe in carefully selected women with early stage breast cancer,” said…

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Some Arthritis Meds Cost Seniors Thousands Annually

Arthritis medications known as biologic disease-modifying drugs can cost Medicare patients more than $2,700 in co-payments a year, a new report finds.

Researchers say the tab is an immense burden on patients with disabling conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, a chronic disorder that affects an estimated 1.3…

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Depression, Weapons May Be More Common for Bullied Teens

Bullied high school students have greater odds for depression and suicidal thoughts than others, and they’re also more likely to take weapons to school, according to three new studies.

“Teens can be the victim of face-to-face bullying in school, electronic bullying outside of the classroom and dating…

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Phone-Focused Parents a Danger to Their Kids at Playground

Young children are more likely to suffer playground injuries when their parents are texting or talking on a cell phone, a new study shows.

Even chatting with other caregivers ups the odds your kid will get hurt, the study found.

Researchers from the Cohen…

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High-Pitched Sounds May Trigger Seizures in Cats

High-pitched sounds may trigger seizures in cats, particularly older felines, a new study says.

Although many veterinarians are unaware of this connection, the louder the sound, the more severe the seizure, British researchers contend.

Cat owners around the world were surveyed by scientists at…

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Very Young Kids Often Use Tablets, Smartphones, Study Finds

Up to half of very young children use smartphones and tablets in some way before their first birthday, a new study finds. But parents still worry about their children’s use of mobile media, a separate study says.

“We were not surprised to find out children were exposed…

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Gene Discoveries Could Help Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment

Genetic variations may hold clues to rheumatoid arthritis—suggesting not only who will develop the painful condition, but also predicting its severity and even who might die from it, a new study says.

“Genetic factors predisposing to disease, to disease severity, and response to treatment will allow tailoring…

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Study Supports HPV Vaccination Guidelines

New research finds that young women who get the HPV vaccine gain significant protection against infection in three parts of the body if they haven’t already been exposed to the human papillomavirus.

“HPV is a local infection that can separately infect the cervical, anal, or oral sites,…

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Breast-Feeding May Lower Breast Cancer Recurrence, Death: Study

Women who breast-feed their babies and later develop breast cancer are less likely to have the cancer return or to die from it than women who do not breast-feed, new research shows.

“We found in this study of over 1,600 women with breast cancer that those who…

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Knowledge Is Power for Patients With Heart Failure

Heart failure patients may be more likely to die following hospitalization if they have a hard time reading, understanding and using health information, a new study suggests.

People with low “health literacy” who wound up in the hospital with acute heart failure ran a 34 percent greater…

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Treating Sleep Apnea May Help Those With Heart Rhythm Disorder

People with both atrial fibrillation and obstructive sleep apnea are less likely to have a recurrence of the heart rhythm disorder if they use continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy, a new report says.

Researchers from New York University Langone Medical Center reviewed seven studies that included…

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Study Challenges Salt Guidelines for Kids

U.S. health officials warned last year that nine out of 10 American kids eat more salt than they should, raising their lifelong risk of high blood pressure and heart disease.

But a new study finds that consuming higher-than-recommended amounts of salt appears to have no ill effect…

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WHO welcomes global momentum on viral hepatitis

On World Hepatitis Day, 28 July, WHO welcomes new progress in tackling one of the world’s most serious diseases. Viral hepatitis – a group of infectious diseases known as hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E – affects millions of people worldwide, causing acute and chronic liver disease and killing…

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Family history has ‘no adverse effect’ on breast cancer outcomes

Young women with breast cancer in their family background who need treatment for the disease themselves need not worry that it will be any less successful for them as for women without a family history, suggests a study comparing sporadic versus hereditary breast cancer.

The large study…

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Study Finds No Link Between Military Suicide Rate and Deployments

The largest study to date of a rising suicide rate among military personnel, published Wednesday in JAMA Psychiatry, found no connection between suicide and deployment overseas in support of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The findings are the latest in a series of studies prompted by…

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Sleep better with six minutes of bedtime yoga

Sometimes sleep eludes us.

Maybe our brains won’t shut off, or we find ourselves tossing and turning all night, unable to get comfortable. Whatever the reason for your lack of sleep, it takes a toll. Studies abound linking sleeplessness with increased risk of serious health problems such…

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Stop drinking soda, for (your own) good

You know soda’s not exactly good for you - but at the same time, it can be hard to resist. Its sweet taste, pleasant fizz, and energizing jolt often seems like just what you need to wash down your dinner, get you through an afternoon slump, or quench your thirst…

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What is Your Child’s Fitness Personality?

What do you get if you cross a fitness expert with a psychologist? You get the latest theory on the motivation to exercise: Fitness Personality. The theory is that your personality is one of the greatest factors in determining the best way for you to stay fit.

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Exercise May Be the Most Effective Weapon Against Aging

Keeping active may be the secret to staying young for both mice and men. Researchers from Canada’s McMaster University discovered that endurance exercise could halt the aging process in a group of mice, even though they were genetically engineered to age faster.

These furry creatures continued to…

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Preventing Spread Of HIV And TB In African Prisons

In order to reduce HIV and TB in African prisons, African governments and international health donors should fund criminal justice reforms, experts from Human Rights Watch say in this week’s PLoS Medicine.

“Overcrowding is driving HIV and TB transmission in African prisons, and alleviating overcrowding by increasing…

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Women should discuss pelvic exams with their doctor

I hate to practice medicine by committee. But it seems that more and more often, medical advisory groups are coming out with recommendations that, despite the fact that they may have some merit to them, represent the opinion of too few doctors and are too far-reaching in their recommendations.

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There Before Ebola Had a Name

Dr. Peter Piot was just 27, a budding virologist with a thirst for adventure, when he was dispatched to the heart of Africa to track down a terrifying virus that he had helped discover.

It was 1976, and the virus had arrived at his laboratory in Antwerp,…

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Stress in America Proportional to Income: Study

Money can’t buy you happiness, but the lack of it can buy you stress.

Americans living in lower-income households have a higher level of stress compared to Americans overall, according to a new study released by the American Psychological Association.

The study conducted in…

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New link between coffee beans and human genes

You can blame that third cup of Joe on your genes.

A recent study has found six new genetic variants that could dictate the volume - and frequency - of a person’s daily coffee consumption.

The research was led by Marilyn Cornelis of the…

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Coke Bets on “Premium Milk” to Boost Declining Category

Coke is coming out with premium milk that has more protein and less sugar than regular. And it’s betting people will pay twice as much for it.

The national rollout of Fairlife over the next several weeks marks Coca-Cola’s entry into the milk case in the U.S.…

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Is Walking the Perfect Exercise?

I’m a firm believer in taking family walks. Just as there are claims as to what is nature’s perfect food, the act of walking is arguably the body’s perfect exercise. No extra equipment is needed, only good shoes and an open road.

It’s an easy, inexpensive activity…

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Alzheimer’s group may scrap early…

The Alzheimer’s Association may not offer an early look at highly sought clinical trial data on an experimental drug from Eli Lilly and Co (LLY.N) after news of the impending release led to a jump in the company’s…

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Exercise, Diet, Or Both May…

Women who take part in exercise, diet programs or a combination of the two during pregnancy can prevent excessive weight gain, according to a fresh review of past research.

The review incorporates dozens of new…

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Upcoming Events

Legal Study Presentation: The Rights of Persons with…

On June 12, 2014, the American University of Armenia (AUA)’s LL.M. program, in cooperation with the Civil Society Institute, is holding a presentation of the Legal Study on the Rights of Persons with Mental Disorders in…

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Call for the training “Human rights in patient…

The “Center for rights development” NGO is pleased to announce a call for the training “Human rights in patient care”, designed for the lawyers. The latter will take place on June 9th , at 13:00, in the Legal clinic…

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Laws and Health

Council of Europe: Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Dignity of the Human Being with regard to the Application of Biology and Medicine: Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine.


Rule of Law is the requirement that the state provide legal guarantees for rights which uphold the dignity of the individual.

In fact, the rule of law does not have…

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Measles has become relatively rare in the United States, thanks to very effective vaccine. A recent outbreak tied to Disneyland has shown that even among some doctors, knowledge of the once-common illness is…


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