Health News Archive - July 09, 2012


A New Jersey company issued a recall of more than 300,000 pounds of frozen meat due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria.


Researchers say that they have discovered the biological mechanism that causes the painful, reddish response to excessive UV radiation exposure.


A majority of high schools in the United States don't have procedures or trained staff to deal with teen dating violence and often don't make teen dating violence a "high-priority issue to be addressed."

Humans have known for centuries that copper is a potent weapon against infection.

Researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) have made a groundbreaking discovery that will shape the future of melanoma therapy.

In the last ten years, a new understanding of pediatric brain injury and recovery has emerged.

Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE, or "mad cow disease") is a fatal disease in cattle that causes portions of the brain to turn sponge-like.

The HPV vaccine not only has resulted in a decrease in human papillomavirus infection in immunized teens but also in teens who were not immunized.

The challenge of treating patients with genetic disorders in which a single mutated gene is simply too large to be replaced using traditional gene therapy techniques may soon be a thing of the past.

Obesity Vaccine Keeps People Trim

The global obesity epidemic has continued to burgeon without any solid intervention to halt and reverse an issue that now affects more than 1 in 3 people. Yet, that could change with the development of a new vaccine that scientists are hoping will keep the pounds off at the dinner table.

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.