- Can Your Doctor Correctly Read An EKG?
You have a burning chest pain and a doctor looks at a squiggly-lined graph to determine the cause. That graph, an electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG), can help the doctor decide whether you're having a heart attack or an acid attack from last night's ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 31 2008 - 9:50am
- Blood Screening To Predict Obesity?
We all know that high cholesterol is associated with the possibility of diabetes, but what about a connection between triglyceride levels and obesity? It may seem far fetched, but conducting a simple test of bodily triglyceride levels may give beneficial i ...
Article - Ashley Cox - Nov 4 2008 - 11:36am
- Building Blocks Of Life- Food Intake Versus Growth
Ever wonder where all that food your teenager devoured was going? Not only does the food go into the teen's daily activities--running, doing homework, breathing and playing video games, but food converted to energy also fuels growth of new tissues--bo ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 1 2008 - 3:14pm
- Antioxidants Reduce Lead Poisoning In Animal Study
A research study carried out by the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) proves that administering natural antioxidants can reduce the effects of lead poisoning in animals during the gestation and lactation periods. The study suggests that it could also ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 2 2008 - 12:15am
- Womens' Hands Have Much More Bacteria Than Men
A new University of Colorado at Boulder study indicates that not only do human hands harbor far higher numbers of bacteria species than previously believed, women have far more kinds of microbes on their palms than men. The results help understand human b ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 3 2008 - 6:02pm
- No Longer Are Live Cultures Enough, Probiotics Are All The Rage
If you're a yogurt consumer like myself, you've probably noticed the aisle flooded with signs for probiotic yogurt, probiotic shots and even probiotic candy bars (hey, it's true!) While staying away from these items for some time I thought ...
Article - Ashley Cox - Nov 7 2008 - 11:16pm
- Potassium Levels May Be As Important As Sodium In High Blood Pressure, Says Study
As a risk factor for high blood pressure, low levels of potassium in the diet may be as important as high levels of sodium—especially among African Americans, according to research being presented at the American Society of Nephrology's 41st Annual Me ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 9 2008 - 10:48am
- Exercise Improves Outcome For Patients With Heart Failure
Working out on a stationary bicycle or walking on a treadmill just 25 to 30 minutes most days of the week is enough to modestly lower risk of hospitalization or death for patients with heart failure, say researchers from Duke Clinical Research Institute (D ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 11 2008 - 11:15am
- Dr Google
Is there anything that Google can't do? An article in the NY Times (" Google Uses Searches to Track Flu's Spread ") by Miguel Helft reports that Google may be able to detect outbreaks of influenza up to two weeks earlier than the Center ...
Blog Post - Michael Windelspecht - Nov 12 2008 - 6:49pm
- A US Export South America Doesn't Want- Superbugs
Two clones of highly antibiotic-resistant organism strains, which previously had only been identified in the United States, are now causing serious sickness and death in several Colombian cities including the capital Bogotá, say researchers at The Universi ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 13 2008 - 2:27pm