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Health News Archive - July 03, 2012

Coffee May Help Reduce Skin Cancer Risk

Researchers have found that increasing coffee intake could help lower your risk of developing basal cell carcinoma, the most common form of skin cancer.

5 Million IVF And ICSI Babies Worldwide

According to new research, the number of babies born as a result of assisted reproduction technologies (ART) has reached an estimated 5 million.

30 Percent Of Teens Are Sexting

Teens are sexting at a higher rate than ever before, according to new research published in the July 2 issue of Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine.

New Brain Receptor For Drug Fantasy Identified

Scientists from the University of Copenhagen recently studied the effects of a particular drug called Fantasy to gain a better understanding of the biological makeup of gamma-hydroxbutryic acid (GHB,) a transmitter substance found in the brain.

Parkinson's disease is a disorder of the brain that leads to shaking, difficulty with walking, movement, and coordination. With 50,000 new cases reported every year it is one of the most common nervous system disorders of the elderly. Researchers are attempting to develop stem cell therapy to replace cells causing this disease.

Imagine not being able to give birth naturally. That is the reality for 6 million women in the United States. Fortunately, assisted reproduction technologies (ART) are an option for these women. Since 1978, 5 million babies have been given the gift of life as a result of these technologies.

Tossing and turning all night? Waking up yawning and feeling like a zombie? 18 million Americans who suffer from sleep apnea can relate. Now, two new studies are attempting to prove the condition leaving you weary could also cause cancer.

New Developments In Autism Research

According to the CDC, roughly 1 in 88 children have been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. With these shocking statistics, more and more research has been conducted on the disorder.

Special-Ed Students More Likely To Be Bullied And Be Bullies

Researchers recently found that students who have services based on special-education needs for behavioral problems, as well as those who have obvious disabilities, will more likely be bullied than their fellow students.

Common Parasite Of Cat Litter May Increase Suicide Risk In Women

What do unwashed vegetables, undercooked meat, and dirty kitty litter all have in common? For one, they are all known to likely harbor a nasty parasite, which in a recent study has been linked as a killer among women who come into contact with the common critter.

Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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