Health News On 16 Nov 2007

  • Cosmetic Surgery Holds Risks, Rewards
    Cosmetic surgery may look easy and danger-free on television programs. It may be readily available through the nearest doctor’s office. But it is still surgery, and surgery carries risk.
  • Patients With Schizophrenia More Likely To Suffer From Ruptured Appendix
    People with mental illness suffer more than just psychological problems. People with schizophrenia are more likely to suffer from ruptured appendix than others, according to research published in the online open access journal, BMC Public Health.
  • Low Vitamin D Levels May Worsen Osteoarthritis Of The Knee
    Low vitamin D levels may cause greater knee pain and difficulty walking in patients with knee osteoarthritis, according to research presented recently at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting in Boston, Mass.
  • Grape Powder Blocks Genes Linked To Colon Cancer
    Low doses of freeze-dried grape powder inhibit genes linked to the development of sporadic colorectal cancer, University of California, Irvine cancer researchers found.