Health News Archive - July 06, 2012

Around seven percent of adults suffer from an intolerance to wine.

Natural Remedy For The Common Cold? Become A Parent

Carnegie Mellon researchers recently discovered that parents could have a lower risk of catching a cold than their counterparts who do not have children.

Pfizer Agrees To Change Centrum Vitamin Health Claims

Pfizer has agreed to address demands by the Center for Science in the Public Interest that they take down certain health claims regarding the Centrum family of products.

Around two-thirds of American adolescents have had an anger attack involving threatening violence, destroying property or engaging in violence toward others at some point in their lives.

Delirium is common after cardiac surgery and may be associated with long-term changes in cognitive function. Delirium causes a state of confusion and disorganization of behavior in patients.

Shingles is a painful skin rash caused by inflammation of the skin, usually after someone has had chickenpox. Shingles is more detrimental to the elderly, and can lead to further complications.

New Hampshire Hospital Faces Numerous Lawsuits For Hepatitis C Outbreak

New Hampshire’s Exeter Hospital is facing at least a dozen a lawsuits, with five new cases filed this week, after close to 60 patients had contracted hepatitis C while undergoing treatment at the hospital’s cardiac catheterization lab.

Aneurysm screening for men aged over 65 is cost effective and rescreening those at highest risk, at least once, should be considered.

Scientists at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine have used injections of antibodies to rapidly reverse the onset of Type I diabetes in mice genetically bred to develop the disease.

A new research report published online in the FASEB Journal reveals a connection among sugar, cancer, and dependence on breathing machines--microRNA-320a.

Word of the Day
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.