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Health News Archive - June 07, 2012

June Is Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month

1 in 29 Americans. This statistic refers to the number of U.S. military men and women, abused children, as well as survivors of rape, domestic violence, and natural disaster who suffer from PTSD.

In the first large trial to compare the benefits of face-to face and telephone therapy in patients, it is revealed that patients participating in phone therapy were more likely to finish 18 weeks of treatment compared with those who had face-to-face interaction.

An estimated 78% of children are neglected in America. Neglected children are at a higher risk to exposure of toxins that can cause major health concerns, such as cancer.

It has been said that 1 in every 6 men will develop prostate cancer during their lifetime. Second to skin cancer, prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers found in men today. Researchers have been constantly developing better therapies to treat the life threatening disease.

Undiscovered Drugs In The Novemdecillions

A report published in the American Chemical Society journal Chemical Neuroscience estimates that scientists have barely synthesized one tenth of one percent of the possible medicines that could be made.

Quit Smoking With Help From Fruits And Vegetables

New research reveals that eating more fruits and vegetables could help people quit smoking and remain tobacco-free for a longer period of time.

Program Changes Perspectives On Bullying

Feelings of insecurity, depression, and suicide. These are some of the consequences that come about from bullying and it’s an issue that has garnered national interest among parents and educators.

A genetically-modified version of the rabies virus is helping scientists at Harvard to trace neural pathways in the brain, a research effort that could one day lead to treatments for Parkinson's disease and addiction.

Ask the average person the street how the brain develops, and they'll likely tell you that the brain's wiring is built as newborns first begin to experience the world.

A new generation of cancer treatments based on nanotechnology is making its way out of the laboratory and into the clinic with the promise of targeting cancer cells while steering clear of healthy tissue.

Word of the Day
donative
  • A gift; a largess; a gratuity; a present; a dole.
The word 'donative' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to give'.
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