Health News Archive - June 06, 2012
Johnson and Johnson recently announced that they would end sales of versions of surgical mesh products that were used to decrease the intensive pelvic discomfort of women; the decision was made following a number of complaints as well as reports of injuries and deaths.
According to new research, air pollution can impact cardiac events like heart attack and stroke as well as cause repeated episodes of these cardiac events.
Michigan State University researchers recently discovered that the brains of anxious girls work more vigorously than those of boys.
Researchers found that a natural ingredient in milk can help protect against obesity, even when mice consume foods that are high in fat.
Contrary to earlier reports, a new study suggests that soy protein may not preserve overall thinking abilities in women over the age of 45, but may improve memory related to facial recognition.
Acetaminophen, a widely available over-the-counter medication, can cause liver toxicity in children if doses are exceeded. It is the most common single agent responsible for a life-threatening event, longer-term illness or death.
Clinical trials have shown promising early results in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer, melanoma, and kidney cancer.
Around 23% of women enter pregnancy as smokers, and more than half continue to smoke during pregnancy despite the health risks to the baby, excess healthcare costs at delivery and in the future.
Diabetes affects 25.8 million people in America as the seventh-leading cause of death in the United States. Now, a new study may shed light on an effective strategy for the prevention of this disease.
Every 45 seconds, someone suffers a stoke. They not only cause physical impairments, but also brain impairments. In fact, new research has linked post-stroke depression to a functional brain impairment.
- Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.