Health News Archive - April 18, 2009

The New York City health department is warning residents about the dangers of receiving body-enhancement injections of castor oil and other substances. Dr.


According to US researchers, the medical phenomenon known as the “silent” heart attacks is likely far more prevalent – and dangerous – than experts had previously suspected.


Soldiers already suffering from relatively weak physical or mental health are at a greater risk for developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after returning home.


New research suggests that older adults who worry about their health often opt out of physical activity, resulting in greater trouble walking and getting around as they age.


Female athletes are more prone to suffer knee injuries than men, and researchers at the University of Calgary may have discovered why.

WASHINGTON and DENVER, April 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Getting closer to controlling cancer" requires funding more laboratories and a commitment beyond the two years of the new federal stimulus, say former White House Drug Policy spokesman Robert Weiner and a George Washington University Medical Center breast cancer laboratory director, Dr.

Word of the Day
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.