Health News Archive - June 08, 2012
A new study found that children who reside in urban areas tend to have a higher number of food allergies than those who live in rural areas.
Legendary ultra-marathoner Micah True suddenly died while on his typical 12-mile training run on March 27, 2012. The 58-year-old’s best-selling book, Born to Run, documents that he would run as far as 100 miles in a day.
In 2010 the World Health Organization (WHO) estimated there were 290,000 cases of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis globally. Now a new medication attempts to slash those numbers.
Stem cells have the ability to create incredible breakthroughs within the medical world. Stem cells have the remarkable potential to make themselves into almost any cell within the human body during the early stages of life.
Researchers from Columbia University Medical Center recently discovered how to help people in their goals for weight loss; a brain receptor that was found to have abilities to help regulate appetite.
For the first time, scientists at Gladstone Institute have changed skin cells, imbued with a single genetic factor, into cells that can become a group of interconnecting, functional brain cells.
A recent study shows that an eye test could help doctors diagnose a stroke before it happens, which would help save lives.
University of Notre Dame network physicists Mária Ercsey-Ravasz and Zoltán Toroczkai of the Interdisciplinary Center for Network Science and Applications, in collaboration with food science experts, have recently published a rigorous analysis of the international food-trade network that shows the network's vulnerability to the fast spread of contaminants as well as the correlation between known food poisoning outbreaks and the centrality of countries on the network.
A new study from the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine has identified molecular changes responsible for abnormal cholesterol production and metabolism in the livers of patients with a common liver condition, and these changes may explain the severity of a patient's liver disease and risks to their heart health.
Prenatal screening for Down syndrome (DS) is still in need of improvement. Perinatal medicine experts have worked hard to find new biomarkers for screening of DS. Dr. Shi he Shao and his co-investigators, from Jiangsu University and Changzhou Woman and Children Health Hospital, report in the May 2012 issue of Experimental Biology and Medicine that they have successfully identified twenty-nine differentially expressed proteins in maternal serum from pregnancies carrying DS fetuses with proteomic approaches.
- A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).