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Health News Archive - June 29, 2012

Traces Of Alcohol Found In Sodas, Such As Coca-Cola and Pepsi

Soda lovers should beware of what may be found in the sugary drinks. Researchers in France recently revealed that sodas, such as Coca-Cola and Pepsi, have small traces of alcohol.

Using a human induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) from a patient suffering from Huntington’s disease, researchers at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging have corrected the genetic mutation that is responsible for the disease.

An estimated 46 million Americans are current smokers, and approximately 70% of them wish they had never smoked, and want to quit. While it is the 4,000 chemicals within the burning cigarette that causes the health problems associated with smoking, it is the nicotine within the tobacco that keeps the smoker hooked.

According to the American Heart Association approximately 15,000 people in the United States each year are diagnosed with infective endocarditis. Researchers are breaking ground on a new surgery to prevent this disease from causing death.

Gene Study Shows Flu Connection With Severe Infections

The common cold, otherwise known as the flu, can creep up on unsuspecting people. It can leave people with fevers, sore throat, cough, runny nose, chills, fatigue, nausea, among other symptoms.

Study Focuses On Environmental Stresses On Pregnancy

Pregnancy can be stressful enough. There’s the need to worry about eating the right thing, completing the correct natal exercises, among a heap of tasks. Add an environmental issue on top of that and pregnant females have more to worry about.

Benefits Of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Fear of flying. Scared of spiders. Panicked with public speaking. These are a few anxiety disorders that many people may suffer through.

Skin Cells Create Stem Cells In Huntington Disease Study

Researchers recently announced that they were able to produce stem cells from skin cells from a person who had severe, early-onset form of Huntington Disease.

We've all heard that eating fish is good for our brains and memory.

Both innate and adaptive immune responses play an important role in controlling influenza virus infection.

Word of the Day
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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