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Health News Archive - July 25, 2012

For older adults, loneliness is a major risk factor for health problems — such as cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer's — and death.

Scientists have identified what may be the Peyton Manning of prostate cancer.

“Repeal of Medicare’s Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) is essential, but repeal by itself will not move Medicare to better ways to deliver care,” David L. Bronson, MD, FACP, president of the American College of Physicians (ACP), today told the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health.

Government Report Finds Increase In Unintended Pregnancies

A new government report recently found that an increase in cohabitation of unmarried couples is causing an increase in unintended pregnancies.

Peg Perego, Kolcraft Recall Strollers Due To Safety Concerns

Calling all parents of infants and young children. Safety is an important issue that has been highlighted recently in the media. In particular, two stroller companies recently made announcements regarding recalls.

Liver cancer is the third leading cancer killer worldwide. Now, researchers are working to crack the code to see what is causing it.

Think you can hide things from your children just because they don’t speak yet? Think again! Researchers are proving that babies know what your intentions are even though they can’t vocalize it.

Jenna Marbles, Charlie bit my finger, and Glozell –what do all of these things have in common? They are all YouTube phenomena. Now, research is showing watching YouTube videos could be a new way to show the treatment for a common cause of vertigo, which often goes untreated by physicians.

Harvard University researchers conducted a review of fluoride/brain studies and concluded that there is a possibility of adverse effects of fluoride exposure on children’s neurodevelopment.

New research using mice and post-mortem samples of brains from patients with Alzheimer's disease found that a single event of a moderate-to-severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) can disrupt proteins that regulate an enzyme associated with Alzheimer's.

Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.