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Health News Archive - September 08, 2011

Medical team at Shanghai Children’s Medical Center is making history again in high stakes procedure. Millwood, VA (PRWEB) September 07, 2011 A successful

A new study of brain MRI scans suggests a potentially treatable blood vessel abnormality may be associated with Parkinson's Disease in some patients.

Trans Fats From Ruminant Animals May Be Beneficial

A Canadian review, published in the latest edition of Advances In Nutrition suggests that trans fatty acids from ruminant animal sources, dairy, beef and lamb, may have beneficial health effects including reducing the risks of cardiovascular disease and cancer.

Commercial Production Of Vitamin-D Enhanced Mushrooms Get The Go-ahead

A new commercial processing technology is suitable for boosting the vitamin D content of mushrooms and has no adverse effects on other nutrients in those tasty delicacies, the first study on the topic has concluded.

Chemotherapy Can Impair Speech

Patients who have received high doses of chemotherapy may find it harder to express themselves verbally.

Researchers Eye Newer, Safer Birth Control Method

Oregon Health & Science University researchers have uncovered a new contraceptive that is more focused, safer and, therefore, available for use among a larger population of women.

DNA Nanosensors May Light Path To New Cancer Tests, Drugs

Sensors made from custom DNA molecules could be used to personalize cancer treatments and monitor the quality of stem cells.

Nation's National Forests Can Provide Public Health Benefits

Each year, more than 170 million people visit national forests for recreation, and the physical activity associated with these visits burns 290 billion food calories.

Parents Of Those Who’ve Lost Children Die Earlier

Increased mortality in parents bereaved in the first year of a their child's life.

Patients at a high risk for a second stroke who received intensive medical treatment had fewer strokes and deaths than patients who received a brain stent in addition to the medical treatment, a large nationwide clinical trial has shown.

Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.