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Health News Archive - June 14, 2012

More than 100 million Americans suffer from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). OSA is a sleep-related breathing disorder that occurs when the tissue in the back of the throat collapses and blocks the airway, causing the body to stop breathing during sleep. OSA disrupts sleep and can increase the risk of other health problems such as heart disease and stroke.

Childhood obesity rates have risen over the past 40 years and have been associated with many health problems. Now, a new study shows that children’s weight and their math performance are linked.

In the first systematic review of its kind, new research shows that strictly monitoring blood glucose levels (enhanced glucose control) with the right target levels can prevent diabetic neuropathy.

Bioinformaticians of Jena University calculated the optimal value of hematocrit with the help of Einstein's equation

Marital discord is a significant social problem for children, sometimes leading to problems in health and well-being.

Gross! Scientists Find More Than 10,000 Species Of Germs On The Human Body

Take a much closer look at the human body and you might see something you perhaps didn’t expect to find: a community of more than 10,000 different species of germs and bacteria, making their home on our skin, in our mouths, up our noses, and in our gut.

The federally funded child care subsidy program is among the government's biggest investments in the early care and education of low-income children.

Regenerative medicine, or the use of specially grown tissues and cells to treat injuries and diseases, has been successful in treating disorders of a number of organs, including heart, pancreas, and cartilage.

Doctors Use Stem Cells To Grow Vein For Young Patient

A successful transplant operation in Sweden points to a medical future where your doctor can grow a transplant organ from your own cells, making organ donation a thing of the past.

New research shows that human herpesviruses (HHV)-6B and HHV-7, commonly know as roseola virus), account for one third of febrile status epilepticus (FSE) cases.

Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.