Latest Cleveland Clinic Stories

Study Finds Soda Consumption Increases Overall Stroke Risk
2012-04-20 09:13:30

Research is the first to examine soda and stroke risk Researchers from Cleveland Clinic's Wellness Institute and Harvard University have found that greater consumption of sugar-sweetened and low-calorie sodas is associated with a higher risk of stroke. Conversely, consumption of caffeinated or decaffeinated coffee was associated with a lower risk. The study — recently published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition — is the first to examine soda's effect on stroke...

2012-03-22 13:43:48

Pregnant women with preeclampsia lack key enzyme Researchers have identified an enzyme linked to pregnancy-induced hypertension — also known as pre-eclampsia — a pregnancy complication characterized by high blood pressure and swelling due to fluid retention. The findings could be used to better screen for — and treat — this condition. Pregnancy-induced hypertension, which occurs in approximately 10 percent of pregnancies, is a major cause of maternal and fetal...

March Madness Means Basketball, Pizza, and...Vasectomies?
2012-03-17 04:24:08

The promotion promises guys a free pizza and a guilt-free way to watch the NCAA "March Madness" basketball tournament, with their wives' blessings. The only thing they have to do to take advantage of the offer? Get a vasectomy. According to Jessica Pilot of the New York Daily News, the special offer comes courtesy of a Cape Cod, Massachusetts urology clinic, which is encouraging men to undergo the sterilization operation during a time where they can spend the two-to-seven days of required...

Word of the Day
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.