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...
Sep 26 2012
Study Roundup: Can Gut Bacteria Imbalances Lead to Type 2 Diabetes?
The Gist The bacteria residing in a person’s intestines—often referred to as gut bacteria or microflora—is much more like an environmental ecosystem than previously realized. As many as 100 trillion different bacteria may reside there, affec...
Nov 14 2011
Stem Cells Could Prevent Post-Heart Attack Damage
Dr. Roberto Bolli, left, and Dr. Sohail Ikram of the University of Louisville prepare to infuse patient Mike Jones with adult cardiac stem cells. Photo courtesy of the University of Louisville.It may be premature to give stem cell therapy credit ...
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 15 2011
Week in Health: July 11 - 15
Global HealthAntibiotic Resistant Superbug Threatens Globe (Healthline)Iceland Proposes Bill: Presciption for Cigarettes (Time)U.S. Policy and Healthcare Skip the Hospital in July—Mortality Rates Increase as New Trainees Begin (Annals of Internal...
Jul 13 2011
IV Vitamin Therapy: Trend or Treatment?
Feeling blah? Overworked? Achy? Well, there’s a cocktail for that—offered up in a dose of vitamins and minerals tailored to boost your energy levels and increase a flagging immune system. And administered via intravenous (IV) therapy—direc...
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...