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Health News Archive - June 22, 2012

Exposure To Traffic Noise Leads To Higher Heart Attack Risk

According to a study published in the journal PLoS ONE, exposure to traffic noise could lead to a higher risk of having a heart attack.

Women Over 50 Struggle With Body Issues

While many associate eating disorders — such as anorexia, bulimia and overeating — as an issue only wrestled with by teenage girls, a new study has found women over 50 also struggle with the same disorders.

Approximately three out of every 1,000 people in the United States suffer from some degree of Autism. Now, a new study is looking at why this happens by studying your genes.

There are more than 42 thousand new diagnosed cases of pancreatic cancer in the U.S., and of those, more than 35 thousand have resulted in death. Now researchers are looking at a new treatment that could change how we view pancreatic cancer.

About 0.2% of pregnant women are HIV positive and 1/3 will pass the virus to their baby before it is born if no treatment is given.

A study spearheaded by a Stanford University School of Medicine scientist has tracked the trajectories of key immune cells in response to short-term stress and traced, in great detail, how hormones triggered by such stress enhance immune readiness.

Second Controversial Bird Flu Study Released

On June 21, the second of two bird flu studies was released. It put fears to rest regarding terrorism and the global epidemic. Specifically, five genetic mutations were mentioned in the report.

For people with long term conditions, telehealth can reduce deaths and help patients avoid the need for emergency hospital care.

Preventing diabetes or delaying its onset has been thought to stave off cognitive decline — a connection strongly supported by the results of a 9-year study led by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and the San Francisco VA Medical Center.

A new paper by Crislyn D'Souza-Schorey, professor of biological sciences at the University of Notre Dame, discusses the biology of tumor-derived microvesicles and their clinical application as circulating biomarkers.

Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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