Health News Archive - June 25, 2012

60% of all oral cancers and 90% of all cervical cancers are directly linked to HPV. Now, doctors are saying men should be paying attention to the ads as much as women.

We have heard about sexually transmitted infections among teenagers, but current research has shown older adults (25 years and older), are being diagnosed at a rapid rate with a STI.

According to the American Cancer Society, about 227,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012. A new study shows that even the mildest form of exercise could decrease your risk.

Exercise Reduces Breast Cancer Risk, Weight Gain Negates The Effect

A new US study has found that women who maintain physical activity -- even mild exercise -- before or after menopause may reduce their overall risk of breast cancer, but substantial weight gain may cancel out these benefits.

Sleeping Through Class May Result In Better Grades

In news that should excite college students everywhere, you may soon be able to learn while you sleep!

Sunscreen Ban Leaves Students Severely Burned

Two young, fair-skinned sisters who were not allowed to wear sunscreen during field day at their Tacoma, Washington-area school were so severely sunburned that they had to be taken to Tacoma General Hospital for treatment.

Gender Is Not The Reason Women Need Glasses Before Men

Researchers note that women need glasses/bifocals much sooner than men, and that things like women’s arm length and reading distances should be thought about when doctors prescribe glasses for women.

Future Cure For Depression May Be Found In South African Daffodils

Scientists at the University of Copenhagen have previously documented that substances from the South African plant species Crinum and Cyrtanthus – akin to snowdrops and daffodils – have an effect on the mechanisms in the brain that are involved in depression.

The commonly-used epilepsy drug, valproic acid (VPA), can have a highly beneficial effect on some babies born with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), the number one genetic killer during early infancy.

Buttery shrimp. Fried eggs. Burgers and fries.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.