Health News On 10 Nov 2007

  • Study: Hormone In Human Urine May Lower Blood Pressure, Sodium Levels
    A possible breakthrough in the battle to control high blood pressure. Researchers at Cornell University and the Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research have identified a hormone from human urine that seems to safely flush sodium out of the body.
  • Exploding Bladders? Binge-Drinking Women Beware
    Women who binge drink may have more to worry about than embarrassing photos or a hangover headache the next morning.
  • Study Reveals High Death Toll After Severe Urinary Complications In Men Over 45
    As many as one in four men admitted to hospital with acute urinary retention will die within a year, finds a study published on today.
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Boosts Heart Disease Threat
    People diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis run a greater risk of developing heart disease.
  • A Dose Of Radiation May Help Knock Out Malaria
    Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) used their expertise in radiation science to help a young company create weakened, harmless versions of the malaria-causing parasite. These parasites, in turn, are being used to create a new type of vaccine that shows promise of being more effective than current malaria vaccines.
  • Overweight And Obesity Cause 6,000 Cancers A Year In Uk Women
    A new study shows that overweight and obese women in the UK are at a higher risk of developing and dying from cancer. In fact, the researchers estimate that 5% of all cancers (about 6,000 annually) are attributable to being overweight or obese.