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Health News Archive - June 20, 2012

Breast cancer is the number one cause of female mortality. It affects 100 out of 100,000 women per year in developed countries.

New mothers who read and write blogs may feel less alone than mothers who do not participate in a blogging community.

A novel family of experimental agents that blocks a molecule from shuttling proteins out of the cell nucleus might offer a new treatment for people with acute leukemia.

The first study to examine the actual willingness of older adults to be screened for dementia has found that acceptance of screening is pervasive, although it varies by age.

Scientists from the University of South Florida and Fudan University in Shanghai found increases in brain volume and improvements on tests of memory and thinking in Chinese seniors who practiced Tai Chi three times a week.

Specific Salad Dressings Impact Nutrient Absorption

Researchers from Purdue University found that certain salad dressings can help consumers get the best nutrients and vitamins from their salad.

Zebrafish Used In Autism Research

Apes and humans are thought to be intertwined in evolutionary theory, but how about fish and humans? A new study utilized zebrafish in a study regarding human brain disorders.

A new study opens doors to understanding prostate cancer with the identification of a potential new pathway in prostate cancer cells by which cancer-driving gene products can be created.

An estimated 26 million American adults suffer with chronic kidney disease (CKD), and according to a new study, many cases are left untreated, especially among the elderly.

Sun exposure is usually associated with being the cause of cancer, but a new study shows its protective function: it can actually decrease your risk of pancreatic cancer.

Word of the Day
shavie
  • A trick or prank.
The word 'shavie' is related to 'shave'.