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Health News Archive - February 11, 2010

The relationship between diabetes and heart disease should not be ignored, according to an expert at Baylor College of Medicine.

New research provides insight into why fragile X syndrome, the most common known cause of autism and mental retardation, is associated with an extreme hypersensitivity to sounds, touch, smells, and visual stimuli that causes sensory overload and results in social withdrawal, hyperarousal, and anxiety.

New research provides fascinating insight into brain changes that might underlie alterations in spiritual and religious attitudes.

Family history, infection and stress all may play a role in raising a woman's risk of having a premature baby – but they don't fully explain why some women give birth too soon and others don't.

CHICAGO, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- getSTDtested.com, a physician driven, STD testing and treatment online clinic today announced a campaign called "Kiss Chlamydia Goodbye" to encourage young women to take action to prevent chlamydia.

RUTHERFORD, N.J., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Summit VetPharm has announced that it has entered into an agreement with MWI Veterinary Supply, Inc. to distribute Vectra® products in all 50 states.

Social interaction between neighbors, work colleagues and other communities and social groups makes voluntary vaccination programs for epidemics such as Swine Flu, SARS or Bird Flu a surprisingly effective method of disease control.

People with generalized anxiety disorder, or GAD, have abnormalities in the way their brain unconsciously controls emotions.

One of first human implants of device for aortic injury in US performed as part of clinical trial.

Word of the Day
malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'