Health News Archive - November 14, 2011

Ultrathin Flexible Brain Implant Offers Unique Look At Seizures

Researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health have developed a flexible brain implant that could one day be used to treat epileptic seizures.

70% Of US Smokers Want To Quit, CDC Study Claims

Approximately one in five Americans are still active cigarette smokers, but nearly 70% of them want to quit, a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report has discovered.

Sugary Beverages Could Increase Heart Disease Risk In Women

Drinking at least two sugary drinks each day could result in an increased risk of heart disease in adult women, whether or not they gain weight as a result of the beverages.

Link Between Genetic Mutation, Melanoma Discovered

An international team of researchers has discovered a new genetic mutation that they report appears to increase the risk of the deadliest form of skin cancer, malignant melanoma.

According to a recent study involving 973 North American patients, Vitamin D levels are not related to acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, AECOPD, in patients with sever COPD.

The exact causes of autism remain unknown, but failure of a vital prenatal process may be one of the culprits. A new study, published in the November 9 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Society (JAMA), confirms this relatively recent theory.

As many as one million Americans may have died from adverse events in U.S. hospitals over the past decade, the IOM (Institute of Medicine) estimates.

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Word of the Day
  • A person or thing gazed at with wonder or curiosity, especially of a scornful kind.
The 'stock' of 'gazingstock' comes from an Old English word meaning 'tree trunk' or 'wood'.