- Bloodgen Project: Improving The Blood Supply
The era in which standard serology tests divided populations into two basic blood groups, ABO and Rh, may soon be a thing of the past. Nearly a century after blood group analysis began, new technologies for genotyping of blood offer a far more accurate pic ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 11 2007 - 10:17pm
- Sleep Disorders Highly Prevalent Among Police Officers
Sleep disorders are common, costly and treatable, but often remain undiagnosed and untreated. Unrecognized sleep disorders adversely affect personal health and may lead to chronic sleep loss, which, in turn, increases the risk of accidents and injuries. Th ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 13 2007 - 2:44pm
- Does OTC Diet Pill Alli Live Up To Its Name?
he first and only over-the-counter product for weight loss approved by the Food and Drug Administration will be available Friday, June 15. Orlistat, known by the brand name Alli, works by decreasing the amount of fat absorbed by the body. It is the OTC ver ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 13 2007 - 4:15pm
- New Model Of Childhood Obesity
The consumption of sweetened soft drinks by children has more than doubled between 1965 and 1996 but few studies have been able to investigate the link between diet and the body’s energy balance control systems in early life. Now scientists at Aberdeen’s R ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 14 2007 - 12:32pm
- Drink More, Get Arthritis Less
Great news for imbibers. A new study suggests that alcohol may protect against rheumatoid arthritis and more of it is better than less. The study says three glasses of wine, for example, has positive effects but 10 glasses a week is even better. ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 15 2007 - 11:18am
- Should We Regulate The Porn Industry?
In California, you can't smoke a cigar in Morton's Of Chicago after a great steak any more. It's too dangerous to the health of the waitresses and waiters. Legislators have recently tried to institute carseats practically until children are ...
Article - Cash Simpson - Jun 19 2007 - 12:49am
- Want To Survive A Heart Attack? Get Fat, Study Says
Obese and very obese patients have a lower risk of dying after they have been treated for heart attacks than do normal weight patients, according to research published in the European Heart Journal today. Researchers in Germany and Switzerland found that a ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 19 2007 - 4:00pm
- Coffee Drinking Protects Against Eyelid Spasms
More good news for coffee is making the "it" drink for 2007. People who drink coffee are less likely to develop an involuntary eye spasm called primary late onset blepharospasm, which makes them blink uncontrollably and can leave them effectively ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 19 2007 - 6:41pm
- Curbing The Obesity Epidemic
The obesity epidemic has become a major public health problem in both industrialized countries and the developing world. Recent studies suggest that the major development of persistent adiposity is established already at pre-adolescence. The fact that obes ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 20 2007 - 5:35pm
- Researchers Discover How Coffee Raises Cholesterol
Drinking your coffee black or decaffeinated to keep cholesterol in check? Think again. Cafestol, a compound found in coffee, elevates cholesterol by hijacking a receptor in an intestinal pathway critical to its regulation, said researchers from Baylor Coll ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 21 2007 - 12:11am