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Health News Archive - July 24, 2012

Airports In Honolulu, LA, NY Could Influence Pandemic Spread

To better understand how new bacteria or viruses could spread around the world with the help of air travel, epidemiologists and scientists from MIT looked at how location can affect high infection rates.

Three quarters of American adults are considered vitamin D deficient. Consistent research has shown a lack of vitamin D can cause to a variety of health issues, including impairment of lung function for smokers.

Enough tossing and turning, time for a good nights sleep! New studies show evidence that a CPAP, commonly used for treatment of severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), is also effective in patients with mild and moderately severe OSA.

Imagine finding out you had a severe stage of cervical cancer. Now imagine that the only reason behind this late diagnosis is your inability to afford an annual doctor checkup.

Debate Rages Over Cholesterol Screening For Children

According to recent commentary published online in Pediatrics, new recommendations for lipid screening in children are based on opinion and "fail to weigh health benefits against potential harms."

Pfizer Drug Study Falls Short For Alzheimer’s

In one of two late-stage trials conducted by Pfizer, an experimental Alzheimer’s drug failed to slow the disease’s progress, but the pharma said on Monday that it will continue to study the drug’s effect on the other group.

In January, 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued new guidelines on dosing of an HIV medication used to treat people infected with both HIV and tuberculosis (TB) because of a potential interaction between two of the main drugs used to treat each disease.

The first study of a procedure to make three-dimensional "maps" of electrical signals in children's hearts could help cardiologists correct rapid heart rhythms in young patients.

Bath Salts Compared To Cocaine In New Study

According to a new study, the effects on the brain’s reward circuits of the drug mephedrone are comparable to those of cocaine.

Damaged and aged heart tissue of older heart failure patients was rejuvenated by stem cells modified by scientists.

Word of the Day
conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin