- Why Are Correct Answers In Medical Research So Hard To Achieve?
The truth is, few people know the first thing about clinical research. The public reads about a medical research project that announces unbelievable results for a miraculous drug and often jokes that it will later turn out just the opposite will be true. A ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 8 2008 - 10:35am
- DR Cysteamine May Prove New Hope For Treating Huntington's Disease
For those that suffer from Huntington’s Disease or worry about its development, a new hope for a treatment may be on the horizon. Raptor Pharmaceuticals Corp. has announced that it will collaborate with researchers from French university Centre Hospitalier ...
Article - Erin Richards - Dec 15 2008 - 1:33am
- Happy Music, Happy Heart
Listening to your favorite music may be good for your cardiovascular system. Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore have shown for the first time that the emotions aroused by joyful music have a healthy effect on blood ve ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 11 2008 - 4:54pm
- Resistin Identified As Biomarker For Heart Failure
Blood levels of resistin, a hormone produced by fat cells, can independently predict an individual's risk of heart failure, cardiologists at Emory University School of Medicine have found. Their findings were presented Nov. 12 at the American Heart As ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 12 2008 - 11:09am
- Inject-a-tan: when fake beauty IS skin-deep
Ah, the tanning booth- a cancer-causing security blanket for high schoolers headed to spring break in Mexico and prom. (Not that I have a bias.) Sunless tanning lotions and sprays exist, of course, but the resulting tell-tale orange streaks can deter hopef ...
Blog Post - Becky Jungbauer - Nov 17 2008 - 11:44am
- Gore-Tex Can Do Anything- Now It Can Even Help Stop Strokes
Need excellent boots? W. L. Gore&Associates is the way to go. Guitar strings? Yep, they make those too. Medical devices, electronics and now researchers at Rush University Medical Center are even using a small, soft-patch device made of a Gore- ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 18 2008 - 2:23pm
- Religious Women Have 20 Percent Lower Mortality Rate- Study
A study published by researchers at Yeshiva University and its medical school, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, strongly suggests that regular attendance at religious services reduces the risk of death by approximately 20 percent. The findings, publish ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 20 2008 - 1:39am
- Autumn Births Linked To More Childhood Asthma
It is said that timing is everything, and that certainly appears to be true for autumn infants. Children who are born four months before the height of cold and flu season have a greater risk of developing childhood asthma than children born at any other ti ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 21 2008 - 1:49pm
- Defective Calcium Signaling Linked To Machado-Joseph Disease
Defective calcium metabolism in nerve cells may play a major role in a fatal genetic neurological disorder that resembles Huntington’s disease, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found in a mouse study. ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 28 2008 - 1:30am
- Give him a hand
Continuing my two-day streak of checking the Daily Telegraph, I found another story that seemed blog-worthy. Now when you hear that old joke about a doctor telling the patient he can play piano or the violin again, you can completely ruin the joke and say, ...
Blog Post - Becky Jungbauer - Dec 3 2008 - 12:20pm