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Health News Archive - November 22, 2011

Image 1 - How Does Your Brain Benefit From Meditation?

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.

Community Choice Awards program enables Windows IT Pro, SQL Server Magazine, and DevProConnections community of more than 2 million members nominate and vote on its favorite products and services

The Editors’ Best Awards selected DocAve Deployment Manager based upon its strategic importance to market, competitive advantages, and value to customers Jersey

Image 1 - Research Sheds New Light On Body Parts’ Sensitivity To Environmental Changes

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 May Lead To Better, Safer Drug For 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.

Damage From Heart Attack Dependent On Time Of Day

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.

Researchers Turn Embryonic Stem Cells Into Functioning Neurons

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.

Hormone-Laced Gum Could Lead To Weight Loss

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 Safe For Kids: Study

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.

Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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