Health & Medicine
High BPA Exposure Tied To Childhood Obesity
September 18 2012 5:53 PM EDT
New York University School of Medicine researcher Leonardo Trasande and his colleagues examined urinary BPA levels in a sample of nearly 3,000 children and adolescents, including 1,047 children scored as overweight and 590 scored as obese.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Not Linked To Virus
September 18 2012 2:48 PM EDT
Researchers examined blood samples from 147 people diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome and 146 healthy subjects. The researchers found no traces of the viruses previously linked to chronic fatigue syndrome in either group.
Zombie Apocalypse Training To Take Place At HALO Counter-Terrorism Summit, CDC To Issue Survival Guide Comic
September 18 2012 12:43 PM EDT
While the mass amount of zombie apocalypse stories that have dominated recent headlines are not convincing many people of the actual existence of the species, the Security firm HALO Corp. has decided to not take any chances.
Antibody Discovery Could Put Universal Flu Vaccine On The Horizon
September 17 2012 7:34 PM EDT
Scientists have made a significant leap towards a possible vaccine and cure for influenza in new antibodies that neutralize and block both strains of the seasonal virus, according to The Scripps Research Institute and Crucell Vaccine Institute.
Hope For New Drug-Resistant TB Treatment From Bacterial Compound
September 17 2012 5:01 PM EDT
Scientists have figured out how a compound called pyridomycin kills the bacteria that causes tuberculosis, and found that it can work its magic even against certain drug-resistant strains.
Warren Buffett Smiles Bright On Completion Of Cancer Treatments
September 16 2012 7:07 AM EDT
There is some good news cheering up Warren Buffet, the Oracle of Omaha, as he announced completion of cancer treatments, Sept.14.
New York Bans Sugary Drinks At Restaurants, Movie, Broadway Theaters
September 14 2012 4:11 AM EDT
In a move aimed at curbing obesity, New York City has banned the sale of sugary drinks and supersized sodas in establishments that come with food-service license.
Bloomberg Large Soda Ban Passed By NYC Health Board, 8-0
September 13 2012 11:27 AM EDT
Starting March 12, food businesses regulated by the city will not be able to sell many sugary drinks in containers larger than 16 ounces.
Male Stroke Survivors Dogged More By Depression Than Females: Study
September 12 2012 5:23 PM EDT
Researchers measured 36 people who had suffered a stroke within the last 3 years for signs of depression, and found that male subjects were more likely to feel depressed by their precarious health than the female participants.
Suicide Prevention Targets LGBT Community; Will It Work?
September 11 2012 7:49 PM EDT
On Monday the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention for World Suicide Prevention Day added a new concentration for the LGBT community: suicide among the LGBT community, Take Part reported.
Dengue Vaccine Falters At Trial -- Knocks Out Only 3 Out Of 4 Viruses
September 11 2012 5:49 PM EDT
Because dengue is caused by one of four kinds of closely related viruses, it's been especially difficult to develop a single vaccine versatile enough to protect against it. Now, an international team of researchers says they've made a breakthrough, but the vaccine has turned out much less potent than observers had hoped.
9/11 Cancer Link Finally Recognized, But Funds For Responders And Volunteers May Be Lacking
September 10 2012 6:42 PM EDT
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has recognized about 50 forms of cancer as byproducts of being near Ground Zero during and in the months following 9/11. That opens the door to monitoring and treatment for survivors, first responders and nearby residents.
Closer Look At HIV Vaccine Trial Yields New Ways To Attack Virus
September 10 2012 4:16 PM EDT
A new paper taking a closer look at the people who volunteered for a previous HIV vaccine trial in Thailand has identified precise targets on the virus that could form the base of a more effective vaccine.
Yosemite Hantavirus Outbreak: Death Toll Rises As Travelers Discover Virus After Leaving National Park
September 09 2012 12:44 PM EDT
Yosemite National Park authorities have doubled the estimate of those likely infected in a recent outbreak of the hantavirus, a deadly pulmonary disease commonly carried by mice and other rodents.
Netflix Marathons For The Soul: TV Reruns Restore Willpower, Study Finds
September 07 2012 3:50 PM EDT
Returning to a familiar world and characters can be a way for people to replenish the reservoir of will in their psyche, a new study argues.
Many English Football Teams Not Following Concussion Guidelines
September 06 2012 4:22 PM EDT
Instead of following recommended procedures, many professional football teams in the UK are failing to assess their players before and after concussions and are using outdated fixed periods of rest after head injuries.
Ginkgo Biloba Ineffective In Stopping Alzheimer Dementia, Trial Finds
September 06 2012 1:23 PM EDT
After five years, taking ginkgo extract twice a day appeared to offer no added benefit for people that had complained of memory problems.
Do Parents Weigh The Common Good In Vaccine Choices?
September 05 2012 5:11 PM EDT
Some parents seem to immunize their children because of the potential benefits to others, but whether or not this is a common motivator is largely unknown, researchers wrote.
Neti Pots Linked To Deadly Brain Infections: CDC
September 05 2012 1:56 PM EDT
While potentially dangerous organisms are destroyed by stomach acids if you drink tap water, forcing it into your sinuses is another story, since your nose doesn't have anything in the way of an acidic defense.
New Less Invasive Down Syndrome Test Reduces Miscarriage Risk
September 04 2012 5:41 PM EDT
One scientist says a new kind of way to detect Down syndrome, which looks for traces of the baby's DNA in the mother's blood sample as early as the first trimester, will pick up nearly all cases of the genetic disorder in the womb.