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Health News Archive - July 02, 2012

Chronic Pain - It's All In Your Head

Researchers have discovered why one person who suffers an injury can recover completely, while another individual suffering a similar injury will go on to suffer chronic pain.

Immune System Can Be Affected By Severe Sleep Loss

Researchers from the UK and the Netherlands have discovered that sleep deprivation has the same kind of negative impact on the immune system as physical stress.

Taser Shocks Unlikely To Cause Cardiac Complications

A Taser shot to the chest is unlikely to result in cardiac complications, and is no more dangerous than one delivered to any other part of the body, an expert on the devices claims in a new study.

Researchers have discovered a single molecule that they say is a major cause of resistance to anti-estrogen therapy used to prevent or treat breast cancer in high-risk women.

Attention coffee lovers! New research shows more benefits for drinking that cup of joe. On average, Americans drink 3 cups of coffee a day, but according to the study, increasing the number of cups of caffeinated coffee you drink could lower your risk of developing the most common form of skin cancer, basal cell carcinoma.

Pain, swelling, and loss of function in your joints are all symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, but did you know that this condition is also the cause of unemployment? Approximately 1.3 million people in the United States suffer from Rheumatoid Arthritis. A new study is showing how these numbers directly relate to unemployment.

Gene Mutations Associated With Enlarged Brain Size, Disorders

At least three genetic mutations found in the human brain have been linked to enlarged brain size (megalencephaly) and a number of disorders, including cancer, epilepsy and autism

Glowing Molecules Help Scientists Track Serotonin

Researchers have succeeded in tracking a single protein that regulates the neurotransmitter serotonin, making it possible to study the dynamics of the protein which regulates mood, appetite and sleep, at an unprecedented level of detail.

Ewing’s sarcoma is a bone cancer commonly diagnosed in about 250 U.S. teenagers per year.

A new study of 1,400 Medicare-aged patients reinforces CT colonography as a screening tool for colon cancer, adding to the continued debate over Medicare coverage of the procedure.

Word of the Day
baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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