- Preventing Brain Damage Using Blood-Flow Detector Software
Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center and Cambridge University in England have designed an automated means of continuously tracking potentially dangerous changes in blood flow to the brain in real time, a system that shows promise for preventing brain damage and death in children with head injuries.
- New CPR Promises Better Results By Compressing Abdomen, Not Chest
A biomedical engineer at Purdue University has developed a new method to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation that promises to be more effective than standard CPR because it increases nourishing blood flow through the heart by 25 percent over the current method.
- Fat In Stomach Can Turn Vitamin C Into A Cancer Trigger
Although, vitamin C is known correctly for its cancer preventing qualities, fat in your stomach can alter it so that it forms certain cancer causing chemicals, according to a report published in the journal Gut.
- Know Signs Of Rabies, Measures To Take: Veterinarian
Despite effective control of rabies among domestic cats and dogs in the United States, the disease continues to spill over from wild animals carrying the virus.
- Spray That Can Stop A Woman’s Hair From Thinning
A spray made from coffee bean extracts has been found to stop women’s hair thinning, scientists said yesterday.
- Study: Exercise May Create New Blood Vessels In The Heart
Having a bad heart doesn’t mean you can skip exercise, doctors said Wednesday. In fact, it may even help your heart to repair itself.
- Home Mould Removal ‘Eases Asthma’
Asthma sufferers who remove mould from their homes could see an improvement in their symptoms, a Cardiff University study has found.
- Environmental Stress Probed In Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes
Cardiovascular disease and type II diabetes and their co-morbidity pose an important health challenge to the United States.
- Presence Of Gene Mutation Helps Guide Thyroid Cancer Treatment
A specific gene mutation may be useful in predicting the level of aggression of thyroid cancer and help guide treatment options and follow-up care, according to new study findings.
- HCV And HBV Spreading More Slowly Among Injection Drug Users In San Francisco
Injection drug users are still at a very high risk of acquiring hepatitis C (HCV) and hepatitis B (HBV); however, needle-sharing is less common, and users do not become infected as quickly as they did in the past, according to a new study in the September issue of Hepatology.
- Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus: Gene Link
Scientists have found a genetic tie between rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. The finding may eventually inspire similar treatments for rheumatoid arthritis and lupus, which are autoimmune diseases.
- Turning On Fat Burning Gene To Make You Lose Weight
Tweaking a gene that influences whether your body accumulates or burns up fat may not be such a far-fetched dream for millions of overweight/obese people around the world. Scientists say that turning up the volume on “the skinny gene” could eventually lead to treatment that prevents and treats obesity and diabetes.
- Purging Disorder – New Eating Disorder
A University of Iowa professor is making a case for a new eating disorder, she calls purging disorder. The disorder is similar to bulimia nervosa in that both syndromes involve eating, then trying to compensate for the calories.
- Lavender Oil And Tea Tree Oil May Make Boy’s Breasts Bigger
A study published in this week’s issue of the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that repeated topical use of products containing lavender oil and/or tea tree oil may cause prepubertal gynecomastia, a rare condition resulting in enlarged breast tissue in boys prior to puberty, and for which a cause is seldom identified.
- Teen Cancer Survivors Show Mood And Behavior Problems
Teenagers who’ve survived childhood cancers may be more likely than their siblings to be depressed or anxious, have attention problems or show antisocial behaviors, researchers report.