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Health News Archive - June 06, 2012

Discontinued Sales Of J&J Vaginal Mesh Products

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.

Air Pollution Increases Risk Of Repeated Cardiac Events

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.

Brain Works More Vigorously For Anxious Girls

Michigan State University researchers recently discovered that the brains of anxious girls work more vigorously than those of boys.

Milk Ingredient Protects Against Obesity

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.

Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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