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Health News Archive - July 10, 2012

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The Health Ministry of Cambodia and the World Health Organization (WHO) recently announced that a virus connected to hand, foot, and mouth disease may be the mysterious cause of a number of children in Cambodia that began in April.

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Researchers recently revealed that men have a greater number of knee ligament injuries than women, according to a Swedish study.

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Cannabis seems to have many different allures. Scientists recently revealed that they found two compounds from cannabis leaves that could up the total energy that the body burns.

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Researchers recently discovered that Finnish babies who live in a home with a dog had fewer weeks of cough, ear infections, and running noses.

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Researchers recently discovered that young adults who watch many movies with characters who smoke, whether those films are rated R or PG-13, tend to begin smoking.

New research from Norris Cotton Cancer Center estimates, for the first time, the impact of an R rating for movie smoking.

Newer technologies designed to help people with type 1 diabetes monitor their blood sugar levels daily work better than traditional methods and require fewer painful needle sticks

A new study suggests that echocardiography be included as part of screenings to help identify student athletes with heart problems that could lead to sudden death.

Scientists at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, working with Danish researchers, have developed a novel anticancer drug designed to travel -- undetected by normal cells -- through the bloodstream until activated by specific cancer proteins.

A study of university students is the first evidence to refute the supposed link between depression and the amount of time spent on Facebook and other social-media sites.

Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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