Health News on 22 Sep 2007

  • Rubella Vaccination For Children May Protect Adult Eyes
    Childhood vaccination for the rubella virus may have also almost entirely eliminated an inflammatory eye disease from the U.S.-born population, according to a study by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
  • Study Reveals Possible Genetic Risk For Fetal Alcohol Disorders
    New research in primates suggests that infants and children who carry a certain gene variant may be more vulnerable to the ill effects of fetal alcohol exposure.
  • Does Being Overweight In Old Age Cause Memory Problems?
    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 published September 19, 2007, in the online edition of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.