Health News Archive - November 05, 2011

University of British Columbia researchers have developed new technology for monitoring brain aneurysms – an approach that is potentially less invasive and more accurate than current methods, and one that is simple enough for patients to use at home for frequent monitoring.

The enzyme arginase-2 plays a major role in kidney failure, and blocking the action of this enzyme might lead to protection against renal disease in diabetes.

A second clinical trial of the medical food Souvenaid confirmed that daily intake of the nutritional intervention improves memory in people with mild Alzheimer's disease (AD).

The combination of chemotherapy and radiation significantly improved the 5-year overall survival of patients with stage II nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC).

Working with lab cultures and mice, Johns Hopkins scientists have found that a strain of the common gut pathogen Bacteroides fragilis causes colon inflammation and increases activity of a gene called spermine oxidase (SMO) in the intestine.

Harborside Press, LLC, announces the newly redesigned Web site of the Journal of the Advanced Practitioner in Oncology (JADPRO).

Gary Gonzalez, a 28 year career firefighter returns to work - without restriction - thanks to the innovative Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR) procedure.

Reasons For Measles High-Contagiousness Pinpointed

An international team of researchers say that they have discovered how and why the measles virus spreads so quickly -- respiratory secretions linked to a key receptor located in the trachea.

Debate Over 'Personhood Amendment' Heating Up

Mississippi is set to vote on an amendment that would reportedly affirm that all fertilized eggs are people and make the destruction of an embryo murder.

Hosts include SoCal Connected’s Val Zavala and Wheel of Fortune’s Jim Thornton With on-set appearances by Timothy McCallion, Verizon Foundation and Lori Gangemi, President and CEO of AbilityFirst

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.