- Surprise- Binge Drinkers At Greater Risk Of STDs (And Women More Than Men)
Binge drinking (5+ alcoholic beverages at one time) is associated with risky sexual behaviors. A new study is one of the few to examine this association by gender in an urban clinic for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Results show that binge drinkin ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 4 2008 - 5:39pm
- 'Re-sensitizing' Tumors To Hormonal Drugs May Avoid Chemotherapy In Breast Cancer Patients
Women with hormone-receptor positive, metastatic breast cancer may take medications for years to help keep their cancer at bay, but when the tumor becomes resistant to anti-hormonal drugs, treatment with chemotherapy becomes the only option. But a study pr ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 5 2008 - 11:36am
- Avoid Ramadan Muscle Loss, Fat Gain With Diet Changes
Ramadan is a Muslim religious observance in which participants do not eat or drink anything from dawn until sunset. Researchers from the departments of Department of Nutrition and Bromatology and Department of Chemistry-Physics of the University of Granada ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 6 2008 - 9:53am
- Patients At Risk From Hospital Tubes
A third of patients have unnecessary tubes (cannulae) inserted when they are in hospital, needlessly exposing them to serious complications such as infection and blood clots, research launched at the British Pharmaceutical Conference (BPC) in Manchester h ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 7 2008 - 1:26pm
- Air Pollution Also Impacts Heart's Electrical Function- Study
Pollution is bad for the lungs but it's also bad for the heart, says a recent study of 48 Boston-area patients, all of whom had coronary artery disease. 24-hour Holter monitors were used to examine electrocardiograms for the conductivity change, call ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 8 2008 - 4:29pm
- Ketogenic Diet May Reduce Seizures In Infants With Epilepsy
Infantile spasms are a severe and potentially devastating epilepsy condition affecting children aged typically 4-8 months. Sometimes called West syndrome because it was first described by Dr. William James West in the 1840s, they consist of a sudden jerk f ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 8 2008 - 8:09pm
- You May Be Addicted To The Internet If…
Do you ever think you might have a serious problem because you have to check your e-mail about a hundred times a day? Do you get angry or agitated when you can't check your e-mail or send text messages? Excessive e-mailing and text messaging is just o ...
Article - Matthew Brown - Sep 10 2008 - 4:08pm
- Condom Use In Teens Linked To Partner Disapproval
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say up to one in four teens in the United States will contract a sexually transmitted disease (STD), and experts believe a major contributing factor is the failure of many teens to use condoms consistently and ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 9 2008 - 11:51am
- Arthroscopic Surgery Not Effective Relief For Osteoarthritis Of The Knee
Arthroscopic surgery is widely accepted as an effective treatment for osteoarthritis of the knee. It's a minimally invasive surgical procedure involving insertion of an arthroscope and other instruments into the joint through small incisions in order ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 10 2008 - 11:20pm
- Arthritis Three Times More Common In Women So Why Are Assessments The Same As For Men?
Rheumatoid arthritis is often a more painful experience for women than it is for men, though the visible symptoms are the same, and doctors should take more account of these subjective differences when assessing the need for medication, according to findin ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 13 2008 - 12:15pm