Nanoparticles May Improve Arthritis Pain Management
October 26 2011 4:47 PM EDT
Little spheres deliver medicine slowly and keep it inside the knee.
Al Gore Links Great Lakes Algae Problems to Climate Change
October 14 2011 11:03 AM EDT
Al Gore links several environmental disasters, including the Great Lakes' algae problem, to climate change.
England Battles the Bulge to Combat Obesity Levels, and it is Not Alone
October 14 2011 8:51 AM EDT
Health officials campaign to lower obesity levels in England.
UK Scientists Develop Tests to Spike Makers of Designer Stimulants
October 14 2011 5:52 AM EDT
UK scientists at Strathclyde and the James Hutton Institute are developing tests for tracing unidentifiable source of the raw materials in designer 'legal high' drugs. Using isotope ratio mass spectrometry (IRMS) technique, UK researchers have attempted to reveal the course of a drug's manufacturing procedure which is expected to track the and gather information on manufacturers of bath salts or so-called ‘designer drugs’.
Taking the Pill Makes Women Choose Stable, Not-so-Frisky Partners: Study
October 13 2011 12:40 PM EDT
Study suggests that oral contraception alters a woman’s way of choosing a mate.
Infection Prevention Crucial as Listeria Death Toll Reaches 23
October 13 2011 11:21 AM EDT
CDC announces death toll of 23 due to listeria infection.
U.S. Regulators Backtrack on Junk Food Ads for Kids
October 13 2011 3:58 AM EDT
U.S regulators announced at a House of Representatives hearing on Wednesday that they will now back off on junk food marketing guidelines put forth by the government earlier this year. The final guidelines would now restrict food ads to be targeted only at children under 12 years and not 17 as proposed earlier.
Greens Can Alter Gene Linked to Heart Disease: Study
October 12 2011 3:51 AM EDT
Canadian researchers have discovered that eating raw vegetables and fruits can actually modify a gene that is, perhaps, the strongest indicator of heart diseases.
California Law Requires Insurers to Cover Autism Therapy, But Will it Last?
October 11 2011 11:21 AM EDT
California governor Jerry Brown signs law requiring insurance companies to cover autism therapies.
Vitamin Supplements May Boost Risk of Death Among Older Women: Study
October 11 2011 10:21 AM EDT
A new study found that vitamin supplements were associated with a slightly higher risk of death among older women, even though those women tended to be healthier than others while they were living.
Chocolate Consumption May Help Women Lower Risk of Stroke, Study Says
October 11 2011 8:44 AM EDT
Study suggests that chocolate consumption may lower a woman’s stroke risk.
Americans Losing Weight, But Only by a Very Thin Margin: Study
October 10 2011 1:15 PM EDT
Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index finds there are more normal weight Americans than overweight.
California Bans Tanning Beds for Minors; Other States to Follow?
October 10 2011 8:41 AM EDT
California bans tanning bed use for all minors.
FDA Approves First Diabetes-Cholesterol Combo Pill from Merck
October 07 2011 6:00 PM EDT
A combo pill from drugmaker Merck, which treats both diabetes and high cholesterol, is the first of it sort to win the approval of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
FDA Approves Combination Drug For Diabetes, High Cholesterol
October 07 2011 2:59 PM EDT
The FDA has approved a combination drug for diabetes and high cholesterol.
Listeria Recall Reaches New York
October 07 2011 11:13 AM EDT
A recall due to the listeria infection has just reached Buffalo, NY, according to NPR.
Fast Food Ads Trump Parental Influence, But There’s Still Hope: Study
October 07 2011 8:49 AM EDT
Study finds that fast food ads are more influential on kids than parents.
iPhone, iPad App to Convert SmartPhone Into Mobile Medical Monitor
October 07 2011 7:09 AM EDT
Researchers at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) have devised a smart option that uses an iPhone app to convert a Smart Phone Into a Medical Monitor. The researchers intend to eventually adapt tablet devices, into sophisticated medical monitors that would capture and transmit vital physiological data.
Emergency Rooms See 60% Increase in Visits From Kids for Concussions: Report
October 06 2011 2:07 PM EDT
CDC report shows that there has been a 60 percent increase in kids who come in for TBIs.
Lack of Trauma Centers Means Less Nearby Help and More Travel for Minorities, Uninsured: Study
October 06 2011 10:54 AM EDT
Study shows that a lack of trauma centers disproportionately affects minorities and the uninsured.