- Seasickness Patches, Other Drugs Being Tested For Bipolar Disorder
Scientists are casting a wide net to find better treatments for the crushing depression and uncontrolled manias of bipolar disorder, and some approaches they’re testing seem pretty surprising.
- Paracetamol, One Of Most Used Analgesics, Could Slow Down Bone Growth
In Medicine, paracetamol is used to soothe every kind of pain, from simple molar pain to pain produced by bone fractures. This medicine is one of the most used nowadays. However, research showed that taking paracetamol slows down bone growth.
- Nicotine In Breast Milk Disrupts Infants’ Sleep Patterns
A study from the Monell Chemical Senses Center reports that nicotine in the breast milk of lactating mothers who smoke cigarettes disrupts their infants’ sleep patterns.
- Obese U.S. Youngsters Suffer Iron Deficiency: Study
Overweight U.S. children run an alarmingly high risk of iron deficiency, a condition which can lead to learning and behavior problems, researchers said on Tuesday.
- Men And Women May Need Different Heart Treatments
In their hearts, it seems, men and women really are different. The same invasive treatments for acute heart problems that can save lives in men may actually harm women.
- Deodorant ‘May Be Linked To Breast Cancer’
A link has been found between aluminium in deodorants and cancer, according to British scientists. Tests found that women who used deodorants had deposits of aluminium in their outer breasts.
- Keeping Your Teeth Clean Could Help Prevent A Heart Attack, Claim Doctors
Brushing and flossing your teeth could save you from a heart attack, claim experts. Doctors found those with the worst blockages in their arteries had the most severe gum disease.
- Could A Good Night’s Sleep Help Fight Alzheimer’s?
Melatonin is known as the hormone that is vital for sleep, but it may also cut your risk of cancer, help prevent Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, and reduce the sagging skin and thinning hair that accompany ageing.
- Stronger Warnings Urged On Pain From Painkillers
Doctors are urging stronger written warnings that painkilling drugs can cause serious headaches, a problem that could afflict thousands.
- Depression In Women With Migraine Linked To Childhood Abuse
Childhood abuse is more common in women with migraine who suffer depression than in women with migraine alone, according to a study published in the September 4, 2007.
- New Strategies For Antibiotic Resistance Discovered By Researchers
With infections increasingly resistant to even the most modern antibiotics, researchers at the Los Angeles report on new clues they have uncovered in immune system molecules that defend against infection.
- Diacetyl Is A Respiratory Hazard
Researchers in the Netherlands have identified a chemical agent that may be a, if not the, culprit in bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS), or “popcorn worker’s lung,” a severe occupational lung disease first noted in 2001 among workers at an American plant that makes microwaveable popcorn.
- Lowering Homocysteine With B-Vitamins Does Not Reduce Cardiovascular Risk
Secondary prevention with homocysteine-lowering B-vitamins does not reduce risk of death or major cardiovascular events, according to the WENBIT study.
- Immediate Emergency Angioplasty Can Save The Lives Of Those Experiencing MI
Patients who have an acute myocardial infarction and are admitted to a hospital has no possibility to perform direct angioplasty, benefit from being transferred immediately after having received thrombolytics to a hospital where angioplasty (percutaneous coronary intervention, PCI, often including stent implantation) can be immediately performed.
- Greater Use Of Spinal Fusion Has Not Lowered Risk Of Repeat Back Surgery
Despite new implant technologies and surgical techniques leading to increased rates of spinal fusion surgery, the percentage of patients requiring further low-back surgery after spinal fusion has actually increased since the early 1990s.
- Anxiety Over Pregnancy Linked To Premature Birth
Women who are particularly anxious about their pregnancy may be at increased risk of premature delivery, a new study suggests.
- ADHD Drug Cuts Adults’ Calorie, Fat Intake
Single dose of Ritalin appears to dampen adults’ taste for calories and fat — suggesting, researchers say, that the ADHD drug should be studied as a weight-loss medication.
- Birth Weight Tied To Testicular Cancer Risk
Findings from a new study suggest that both high and low birth weights increase the risk of testicular cancer in men.
- Death Triggered In Cancer-Prone Intestinal Cells
Researchers in Singapore have worked out a way to kill intestinal stem cells that may develop into colorectal cancer, the second largest cause of cancer related deaths in western countries.