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Daily Archives: June 9, 2008
HealthDay News reports new research that found that women in happy marriages tend to sleep more soundly than women in unhappy marriages. The research does not answer the question, “Which comes first – does the unhappy marriage lead to poor … Continue reading
HealthDay News is covering an academic presentation of a Swedish study claiming to show that teens who become addicted to their cell phones may be placing their health at risk by compromising their ability to sleep well.
Scientists Closer to Cure for Parkinson’s Thanks to Adult Stem Cell Research LifeNews is reporting that scientists at Griffith University in Australia published an article showing that the use of adult stem cells may be getting closer to a cure, … Continue reading
ABC News is reporting a study showing Chinese red yeast rice extract reduced the risk of repeat heart attacks by nearly one half. The researchers tested red yeast rice extract pills versus a placebo on nearly 5000 Chinese heart attack … Continue reading
HealthDay News reports that as the pace of life gets faster and faster, and people try to cram more and more into every minute of the day. Before Thomas Edison invented the light bulb in 1880, people slept an average … Continue reading
Vitamin and mineral supplements are, of course, a staple of a lot of people’s lives. But a report from CBS News suggests that some are not only unnecessary, but could be dangerous.
According to Citizen Link, The National Right to Life Committee gives Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., a 77 percent rating on life issues. Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., receives a 0.
Citizen Link is reporting that a year and a half ago in Brazil, Cacilda Galante Ferreira gave birth to a girl, ignoring doctors’ advice to abort her because she did not have a complete brain.
WebMD Health News is reporting this study, which was presented this week at the annual meeting of the American Society for Microbiology. Researchers collected swab samples from places people normally touch in public bathrooms, such as restroom door handles, toilet … Continue reading
The Girl Who Was “Born” Twice CBS News reports the case of prenatal surgery done on a baby in the womb with a tumor growing on the tailbone – a rare and potentially fatal condition. The family found Texas Children’s … Continue reading
Reuters is reporting the American Diabetes Association featuring dueling studies on the question of whether intensive blood sugar lowering in diabetics provides health benefits. (see also the coverage on WebMD)
WebMD Health News is reporting a summary of available research showing that taking care of your gums may be one of the best things you can do for your health if you have diabetes.
Reuters Health is reporting a study showing that people with low vitamin D levels may face an increased risk for peripheral artery disease (PAD). In participants with the highest vitamin D levels, only 3.7 percent had PAD. Among those with … Continue reading
Reuters News is reporting that a group of prominent cardiologists, dubbed the SHAPE Task Force, is recommending we doctors not only look at standard risk factors for heart disease – like obesity, diabetes, smoking, abnormal lipids, and high blood pressure … Continue reading