According to a new U.S. Census Bureau report, the population of the United States is growing at its slowest rate in more than 70 years. The country's population increased by an estimated 2.8 million to 311.6 million from April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2011 says the report. The growth rate of 0.92 percent was the lowest since the mid-1940s.
Johns Hopkins researchers have found a likely explanation for the slow growth of the most common childhood brain tumor, pilocytic astrocytoma. Using tests on a new cell-based model of the tumor, they concluded that the initial process of tumor formation switches on a growth-braking tumor-suppressor gene, in a process similar to that seen in skin moles.
U.N. officials marked World Population Day on Sunday, highlighting the relationship between population trends and the successful implementation of the Millennium Development Goals, Xinhua reports.
A new report shows that improvement in the economy helped curb enrollment in the health care program for low-income people.
Avastin, a relatively new type of drug that shrinks cancerous tumors by cutting off their blood supply, can slow the growth of the most common and deadly form of brain cancer, a pilot study conducted at Duke University Medical Center has found.
H1N1 influenza could slow growth in key industries and stall already-weak GDP growth in the third and fourth quarters of 2009, says a health economist in the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Business.
Medicare costs grew at their slowest pace in six years, according to Standard & Poor's Healthcare Economic Indices.
In Medicine, paracetamol is used to soothe every kind of pain, from simple molar pain to pain produced by bone fractures.