- In The Mystery Of Huntington’s Disease, Simple Exercise May Provide Clues
People affected by Huntington’s disease, which affects up to one person in every 10,000 but clusters in families and certain populations, develop clusters of a defective protein in their neurons and shrinkage of brain areas associated with movement. The di ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 5 2008 - 1:39pm
- How Physiology Helped Win World War II
There's no question that air superiority made a huge difference in the Allied victories of World War II but because flight was still very much in its infancy, and high speed aerial combat was previously unknown, a lot of physiological issues had to be ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 11 2008 - 10:04am
- Does Oxygen In The Womb Impact Heart Disease Later In Life?
The amount of oxygen available to a baby in the womb can affect their susceptibility to developing particular diseases later in life. Research presented at the annual Society for Endocrinology BES meeting in Harrogate shows that your risk of developing car ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 13 2008 - 7:30am
- Back Pain May Be Genetic- Study
What do you learn by looking at the spines of hundreds of Finnish twins? If you are the international team of researchers behind the Twin Spine Study, you find compelling proof that back pain problems may be more a matter of genetics than physical strain. ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 13 2008 - 8:32am
- Alopecia Areata- Review Of Patchy Hair Loss Research Says No Treatment Works For Everyone
If clumps of your hair start to fall out from a common form of baldness, a new review of existing research unfortunately offers little comfort. Patients who are afflicted by the condition known as alopecia areata — patchy hair loss — should understand that ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 15 2008 - 7:31pm
- Treatment Of Multiple Sclerosis With AVONEX Enhances Quality Of Life- Study
Results from a one-year prospective, observational study conducted to determine the impact of beginning treatment with AVONEX on MS patients’ overall quality of life (QoL) were announced today. The data showed that patients receiving treatment with AVONEX ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 16 2008 - 6:09pm
- Mothers Who Consume More Calories Give Birth To More Boys- Study
New research by the Universities of Exeter and Oxford states that a child’s sex is associated with the mother’s diet. Their evidence shows a link between higher energy intake around the time of conception and the birth of sons. The findings may help explai ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 22 2008 - 11:14pm
- Even Very Pre-Term Babies Benefit From A Cuddle With Mom
It's been thought that very preterm babies were not developed enough to benefit from 'comfort strategies but research published today in BMC Pediatrics suggests that even babies born between 28 and 31 weeks could benefit from skin-to-skin cuddlin ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 24 2008 - 2:33am
- Factors Affecting Survival, Disability Of Extremely Premature Infants Identified
Gestational age has long been the factor most commonly used to predict whether an extremely low-birth-weight infant survives and thrives, but four additional factors that can help predict a preemie’s outcome have been identified by the National Institutes ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 28 2008 - 5:55pm
- Incubators May Alter Newborn Heart Rates
The electromagnetic fields produced by incubators alter newborns’ heart rates, says a small study published in the Fetal and Neonatal Edition of Archives of Disease in Childhood. The research team assessed the variability in the heart rate of 43 newborn ba ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 30 2008 - 11:32pm