Health News Archive - November 22, 2011
Experienced meditators seem to be able switch off areas of the brain associated with daydreaming as well as psychiatric disorders such as autism and schizophrenia.
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Research has shed new light on why some body parts are more sensitive to environmental change than others, work that could someday lead to better ways of treating a variety of diseases, including Type-2 diabetes.
Study published recently reveals that a natural fatty acid can serve as a regulator of blood sugar levels, which may have important applications in designing better and safer drugs for diabetes treatment.
In a first of its kind study, researchers have discovered that the size of a heart attack and the remaining left-ventricular function that follows depends on the time of day that ischemia in the heart occurs.
Scientists from the University of Wisconsin have successfully had implanted neurons, created in laboratory conditions, connect with the brains of mice and both send and receive signals.
Recent research out of Syracuse University could lead to a specially-designed chewing gum that could deliver an appetite suppressant and, if chewed after meals, help individuals lose weight.
Acupuncture can be a generally safe treatment for children when performed by trained professionals, according to a new Canadian study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics.
Papillary carcinoma is the most common type of thyroid cancer, and about one fourth of these carcinomas have mutations in the BRAF gene.
- The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.