Health News Archive - June 11, 2012

Fisherman Finds Football Player's Lost Leg

A prosthetic leg lost by a former college football player some five years ago is scheduled to be returned to its owner Monday after it was found by a fisherman in the Gulf of Mexico late last week.

Sleep Deprivation Linked To Food Choices, Elevated Anxiety Levels

Using MRI scans, researchers have discovered how sleep deprivation can impact the parts of the brain where food-related choices are made, potentially explaining how obesity is linked to a lack of slumber.

What do diabetes, high cholesterol and sleep deprivation all have in common? According to new research not getting enough sleep could be a major risk factor for stroke just like diabetes and high cholesterol.

A game-changing find challenges previously held beliefs about the role of mutations in cancer development. Researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle say their findings show that the number of new mutations is significantly lower in cancers than in normal cells.

It’s a popular child’s book and the culprit of many sleepless nights in elementary school. But a new study suggests being afraid of the dark could be keeping some adults from some much needed shut-eye!

Tiny Living Machines Self-assemble

Insight may help the development of methods to treat diseases at the nanoscale

Self-Injury Shockingly Found In Younger Children: Study

It is a well-known fact that some school-aged children have self-injured themselves in the past as a way to cope with emotional stress, but a new study has found shocking evidence that it exists even in children as young as 7 years old.

A Wayne State University School of Medicine study has found that an overwhelming majority of African-American patients with hypertension also suffered hidden heart disease caused by high blood pressure even though they displayed no symptoms.

The drowsiness experienced by medical staff who have been on night duty can make their driving dangerous, French researchers have found.

ADAM28, a metalloproteinase belonging to the ADAM gene family, cleaves the von Willebrand factor (VWF) and inhibits VWF-mediated cancer cell apoptosis, thereby enhancing lung metastases, so inhibiting its expression gives a substantial reduction in lung metastases.

Word of the Day
  • A hairdresser.
The word 'friseur' comes from French friseur, from friser ("to curl, frizz").