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2012-08-02 07:04:48

Fish With Skin Cancer? By: Erika Dunayer, Ivanhoe Health Correspondent (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Melanoma is the most dangerous type of skin cancer and is the leading cause of death from skin disease. Over 9,000 people die from Melanoma every year in the United States. Researchers are now starting to see evidence of the disease in fish! A collaborative study between Newcastle University, UK, and the Australian Institute of Marine Science reveals the incidence of melanoma in the coral...

2012-08-02 07:04:03

By: Erika Dunayer, Ivanhoe Health Correspondent (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- From sun up to sun down Americans are on the run. What keeps us going? Caffeine! New research is showing that it could also help Parkinson's movement problems. Studies have shown that people who use caffeine are less likely to develop Parkinson's disease, but this is one of the first studies in humans to show that caffeine can help with movement symptoms for people who already have the disease. For the study, 61...

2012-07-26 06:53:59

By: Katie Williams, Ivanhoe Health Correspondent (Ivanhoe Newswire) — Millions of patients affected by cardiovascular disease need small-diameter blood vessel grafts to help route their blood around blocked arteries. Now, researchers have created a new way to grow healthy, new small-diameter blood vessels from adult stem cells extracted during liposuction. These blood vessels are grown in a lab and could solve large problems associated with grafting blood vessels elsewhere in the...

2012-07-25 06:37:53

By: Katie Williams, Ivanhoe Health Correspondent (Ivanhoe Newswire)- Researchers have completed the first study of a procedure which uses three dimensional maps to determine the location of electrical signals in children´s hearts. This could help cardiologists correct rapid heart rhythms in young patients. Children who have atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia, or AVNRT, suffer from disruptions in the heart's electrical system that causes sudden rapid heart rates. Patients...

2012-07-25 06:36:37

By: Erika Dunayer, Ivanhoe Health Correspondent (Ivanhoe Newswire) — 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. Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is an inner ear disorder that is a common cause of dizziness. This type of...

2012-07-25 06:36:11

By: Erika Dunayer, Ivanhoe Health Correspondent (Ivanhoe Newswire) — 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. A new study sheds light on how early in life we can rely on language to acquire knowledge about matters that go beyond first hand experiences. In previous research it has been established that infants seem to...

2012-07-25 06:35:46

By: Erika Dunayer, Ivanhoe Health Correspondent (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Liver cancer is the third leading cancer killer worldwide. Now, researchers are working to crack the code to see what is causing it. Studies show that loss of a small RNA molecule in liver cells might cause liver cancer and that restoring the molecule might slow tumor growth and offer a new way to treat the disease. "In previous studies the microRNA-122 was very high in a normal liver but in a tumor it went down...

2012-07-23 06:18:17

By: Erika Dunayer, Ivanhoe Health Correspondent (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Imagine finding out you had a severe stage of cervical cancer. Now imagine that the only reason behind this late diagnosis is your inability to afford an annual doctor checkup. New findings suggest that the lack of insurance is second only to age as the strongest predictor of late stage diagnosis. The American Cancer Society estimates that 12,170 women will be diagnosed with cervical cancer and 4,220 women will die...

2012-07-17 06:35:11

By: Erika Dunayer, Ivanhoe Health Correspondent (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Some think bariatric surgery can undo a lifetime's worth of eating habits, but new research presented at the Bariatric Surgery Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, may make these people think again! Lillian Craggs-Dino, the support group coordinator and bariatric dietician for Cleveland Clinic Florida, presented the new research over the weekend. Experts say after 10 years of having bariatric surgery, most people...

2012-07-16 06:29:49

By Katie Williams, Ivanhoe Health Correspondent (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- In the past, ancient civilizations valued spices and herbs for their mythical medicinal power. Now, new science is emerging about the protective properties of spices and herbs, and how you can turn your health around with a simple dash of seasoning to your meal. "Taste is still the number one, it´s not a surprise, the number one influencer on why we choose what we choose to eat," Wendy Bazilian, DrPH, RD, author...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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