- Using Rabies Vaccine To Prevent HIV?
Rabies, a relentless, ancient scourge, may hold a key to defeating another implacable foe: HIV. Scientists at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia have used a drastically weakened rabies virus to ferry HIV-related proteins into animals, in essence, v ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 3 2007 - 2:14pm
- Hypoglycemic Coma Treatment Causes Brain Damage, Research Says
Brain damage that was thought to be caused by hypoglycemic coma actually occurs when glucose is administered to treat the coma, according to a study in rodents led by researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical Center. The results are surprising, say the ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 4 2007 - 3:34pm
- Active Teens Consume Most Calories
Teens who are most physically active and consume the most calories are the leanest, researchers say. "The take-home message would be to encourage your child to do as much vigorous physical activity as possible, including at least one hour of moderate ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 5 2007 - 11:13am
- Antibiotic Stress, Genetic Response And Altered Permeability Of E. Coli
Bacterial infections caused by Gram-negative bacteria such as Escherichia coli are frequently resistant to two or more antibiotics (multi-drug resistant). Because introduction of new antibiotics will not eliminate the problem of multi-drug resistance (mdr ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 11 2007 - 12:42am
- Gay Men Have Higher Prevalence Of Eating Disorders, Says Columbia Study
Gay and bisexual men may be at far higher risk for eating disorders than heterosexual men, according to a study conducted at Columbia University. In the first population-based study of its kind, the researchers found that gay and bisexual men have higher ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 15 2007 - 1:23am
- Whole Grain Oats May Reduce Risk Factors For Coronary Heart Disease
Trials lasting 4 to 8 weeks indicate that including wholegrain oats in your diet may lower total and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol. Coronary heart disease (CHD) is a major cause of death and ill health. One of the risk factors for CHD is elevated bl ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 17 2007 - 7:10pm
- Low-glycemic Index Diet Promotes Weight Loss, Cardiovascular Risk Reduction
A diet high in carbohydrates but low on the glycemic index, which measures the impact of carbohydrates on blood sugar levels, may help promote weight loss, decrease body fat and reduce cardiovascular disease risk, according to a report in the July 24 issu ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 19 2007 - 12:03pm
- Susceptibility To Crohn's Disease
Crohn’s disease is a chronic relapsing inflammatory disorder of the intestinal tract that affects an estimated 0.15% of people in the developed world. Common symptoms include abdominal pain and diarrhea, but the disorder is often associated with debilitat ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 22 2007 - 12:42pm
- Virtual Colonoscopy Most Cost-effective Colon Cancer Screening Test
A new study says targeting smaller (¡Ü5 mm) lesions does little to significantly reduce the incidence of colorectal cancer (CRC) and, in fact, results in extremely high financial costs and a large proportion of adverse events. Published in the June 1, 200 ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 23 2007 - 12:44am
- 1/3 Adults With HIV/AIDs Has Unprotected Sex, Study Says
One out of three sexually active older adults infected with HIV has unprotected sex, according to a study by Ohio University researchers. A survey of 260 HIV-positive older adults found that of those having sex, most were male, took Viagra and were in a r ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 25 2007 - 1:09pm