Health News Archive - November 02, 2011

Worldwide leader in youth travel to raise awareness and funds for prostate cancer research in a fun and informative way Anaheim, Calif.

Not All Brain Regions Are Created Equal

Just as the Occupy Wall Street movement has brought more attention to financial disparities between the haves and have-nots in American society, researchers are highlighting the disproportionate influence of so called "Rich Clubs" within the human brain.

New Drug Shows Promise Against Multiple Sclerosis

An experimental drug called Ocrelizumab has shown promise in a Phase 2 clinical trial involving 220 people with multiple sclerosis (MS), an often debilitating, chronic autoimmune disease that affects an increasing number of people in North America.

New MRI Technique Cuts Time Down To 15 Minutes

MIT's Research Laboratory of Electronics has developed a new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technique that would allow the scan to take place in just 15 minutes.

Freshman 15 A Myth: Study

The belief that college freshmen gain an average of 15 pounds during their first year of school is untrue, according to a new study by researchers at the Ohio State University.

Nearly 14 percent of Philadelphia’s high school students are overweight, and while tons of research has been published on what schools should do to help curb these rates, very little information exists on what the teens themselves are doing to lose weight.

Poor sleep quality in both early and late pregnancy had been linked to an increased risk of delivering preterm, according to this study.

After obese men took a relatively small dose or resveratrol, an ingredient in red wine, in purified form every day for a month, their metabolisms changed for the better.

Children should be enjoying the time of their lives, yet many can become afflicted with issues of low self-esteem, poor self-image and generally not feeling as though they are not good enough.

Texas-based GLASS RECYCLED has donated kitchen and bathroom countertop materials to the University of Texas-Tyler TxAire project.

Word of the Day
  • A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.
The word 'dipsas' comes from a Greek word meaning 'thirst'.