Oct 17 2012
Study Roundup: Psoriasis Drug May Be Used to Treat Crohn's Disease
--By Jenara NerenbergThe GistResearchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) have concluded that a drug normally used to treat psoriasis—ustekinumab—can also decrease symptoms associated with Crohn's disease, according to a new s...
Sep 27 2012
Study Roundup: Can Anti-anxiety Medications Cause Dementia in Older People?
The GistBenzodiazepines are a class of drugs frequently prescribed to treat anxiety, panic attacks, insomnia, and other conditions including alcohol dependence and seizures. Introduced in the 1960s, they offered a relatively safe replacement...
Nov 02 2011
Guess What the McRib Has in Common With Your Shoes?
Never once have I understood the appeal of the McRib, McDonald’s elusive and strangely popular BBQ-ish sandwich. In essence, between two pieces of bread are some onions, a pickle, and drenched in BBQ sauce is a patty of rib meat reconstituted...
Jul 29 2011
Week in Health: July 23 - 29
Study: 1 in 3 People Who Get Nose Jobs have Body Dismorphic Disorder (Journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons) CDC: Strokes Rise Among Pregnant Women, New Moms (Huff Post Have Researchers Found a Vaccine Against Heroin? (Was...
Jul 22 2011
Week in Health: July 16 - 22
The past weeks top health news items, including the latest obesity study, news on how Google changes the way your memory works, and information on why we are not on track to rid the world of Polio.
Jul 14 2011
World Threatened by Japanese Super Gonorrhea, Say Scientists
World War II era poster warning of STD's.Scientists are reporting the discovery in Kyoto, Japan of a new strain of gonorrhea that is impervious to antibiotic treatments. Gonorrhea—known colloquially and in modern English literature as “the ...
Jul 08 2011
Week in Health: July 1 - July 8
Global Health WHO Releases Updated List of the Top 10 Causes of Death Worldwide (WHO) WHO Issues Statement Urging More Countries to Require Large, Graphic Health Warning on Tobacco Packaging (WHO) Common Smoking Drug Linked to Increased...