- Surgery For Type 2 Diabetes? UK
Surgeons leading a study on a form of gastric bypass for people with Type 2 diabetes have found that some of their patients no longer had diabetes after the operation.
- Increased Risk Of Brain Damage In Alcoholics With Cirrhosis
Sustained exposure to alcohol can cause scarring and dysfunction of the liver, referred to as cirrhosis. Heavy alcohol use can also cause brain damage.
- Different Method Of Evaluating The Urinary Tract System Reduces Radiation Dose
The split-bolus (cross sectional) MDCT urography technique reduces both radiation dose and number of images produced, according to a recent study conducted by radiologists from Stanford University School of Medicine.
- Is It Safe To Use Oral Contraceptives To Eliminate Periods?
The new birth control pill Lybrel is the first oral contraceptive designed to be taken 365 days a year with no pill-free intervals. Women who use Lybrel don’t have regular periods, although they may have breakthrough bleeding.
- Experimental Anti-Cancer Drug Made From Corn Lillies Kills Brain Tumor Stem Cells
A drug that shuts down a critical cell-signaling pathway in the most common and aggressive type of adult brain cancer successfully kills cancer stem cells thought to fuel tumor growth and help cancers evade drug and radiation therapy.
- Antioxidant To Retard Wrinkles Discovered By Hebrew University Researcher
A new method for fighting skin wrinkles has been developed at the Hebrew University Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Quality Sciences.
- Link Discovered Between Zinc And Macular Degeneration
Mineral zinc could play a role in the development of macular degeneration. In studying eye tissue samples, the researches found that deposits, that are hallmarks of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), contain large amounts of zinc.
- Miscarriage Risk Increases If Parents Smoked
Women who were exposed to their parents’ smoking as children may have a higher likelihood of suffering a miscarriage, new research suggests.
- High Blood Sugar Ups Mortality In Leukemia Patients
High blood sugar levels increase the rate of in-hospital deaths by nearly 40 percent in patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML).