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June 23, 2008

New Testing of Unborn Child for Down’s Could Pose Ethical Dilemmas

A test that can detect Down’s syndrome from the blood of pregnant women, which would be the first reliable noninvasive prenatal test for the chromosomal disorder, […]
June 23, 2008

Mosquitoes: With repellants, you’re covered

USA Today has a great report out on the effective ways to ward off mosquitoes and the sometimes serious illnesses their bites can cause. And, the […]
June 23, 2008

Online services let patients seek a second opinion from home

USA Today reports that online second-opinion services offer patients consultations from specialists based on the medical records that they fax, mail or send via the Internet.  […]
June 23, 2008

John McCain’s wife loves medical mission work

ABC News is reporting that while Americans will be attending church this Sunday, Cindy McCain the woman who could one day be first lady will be […]
June 23, 2008

Treat knee pain with creams rather than pills

According the BBC, gels or creams containing painkillers are better than tablets for chronic knee pain. This report is based upon National Health Service research in […]
June 23, 2008

Ohio Law To Allow Women to See Ultrasound Before Abortion Will Save Lives

LifeNews.com is reporting a new Ohio law requiring abortion practitioners to give the woman an opportunity to view the active ultrasound image of the unborn child. […]
June 23, 2008

Adult Stem Cells Show Promise for Healing Broken Bones

CitizenLink is reporting that researchers at the University of North Carolina have used adult stem cells to improve the healing of broken bones in mice. Dawn […]
June 21, 2008

Health Headlines

Study Shows Family Relationships Bring Greater Happiness Than High Income Anti-Smoking Initiative in Massachusetts Results in Fewer Heart Disease Deaths Bone health may suffer in non-menstruating […]
September 26, 2011

Processed and red meat increases diabetes risk

USA Today reports, “Eating processed meats and red meat regularly increases your risk of type 2 diabetes,” according to a study published in the American Journal […]
September 27, 2011

Discredited hCG diet making a comeback

The Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune reported that the “long-discredited” human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) “diet is making a comeback, and the renewed interest has spawned […]
September 27, 2011

IBM working to turn robotic “Jeopardy!” contestant into medical assistant

The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports IBM is working to turn Watson, a computer that earlier this year successfully competed on the game show “Jeopardy!”, into a […]
September 28, 2011

No sodas in schools equals less soda in teens

Surveys conducted in 2004 and 2006 showed that student consumption of sugary drinks was significantly reduced after implementation of policies in the Boston public schools against […]
September 30, 2011

15 minutes’ daily exercise boosts life expectancy by three years

ABC World News reported, “If you need any more convincing that a little bit of exercise can make a huge difference in your life, here’s some […]
September 30, 2011

TV watching as dangerous as smoking and lack of exercise

Researchers in Australia say smoking “can shorten of life expectancy by more than four years after the age of 50. That represents 11 minutes of life […]
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