- Blood Protein Detects Lung Cancer, Even At Earliest Stage
Biopharmaceutical researchers have found a protein in blood they say is linked to all stages of lung cancer but which rarely shows up in the blood of people without the disease. Testing for this protein might help physicians decide whether smokers or others at high risk for lung cancer should be referred for lung imaging, say investigators.
- Cell Phone Use Causes High Frequency Hearing Loss
Hold the phone – long-term use of a cell phone may cause inner ear damage and can lead to high frequency hearing loss, according to a new study.
- Drugs That Lower Cholesterol Also Beneficial For Eye Disease
Statin drugs that help lower cholesterol may also be beneficial in preventing glaucoma progression according to the Wiley-Blackwell journal – Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology.
- Severe Heart Attack Damage Limited By Hydrogen Sulfide, Study Shows
Administering hydrogen sulfide (H2S) directly into the heart during a simulated heart attack significantly reduces the tissue and cell damage often seen in oxygen-starved organs, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
- Being Overweight Or Obese In Old Age Does Not Increase Risk Of Cognitive Decline According To Study
While obesity has been shown to contribute to high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes, being overweight in old age does not lead to memory problems, according to a study by researchers at Rush University Medical Center.
- Repeat Steroids To Premature Infants Linked To Cerebral Palsy
Repeated courses of a drug that is used to improve the survival of unborn premature babies also may increase the risk of cerebral palsy in those children, according to results from a multi-center study.
- Pedophilia Patients Are Found To Have Deficits In Brain Activation
Pedophilia, the sexual attraction of adults to children, is a significant public health concern and it does not respond well to treatment. Additionally, the brain mechanisms underlying pedophilia are not well understood. A new study being published in the September 15th issue of Biological Psychiatry is the first of its kind to use functional brain imaging to describe neural circuits contributing to pedophilia.