Health News Archive

21 Dec 2008

34 kids dead-Teething medicine poisoned with antifreeze

Teething medicine poisoned with an antifreeze ingredient is believed to have killed at least 34 Nigerian children, government health regulators said. read more | digg story
21 Dec 2008

Biomarkers Improve Ischemic Stroke Prediction

Testing patient’s blood for two proteins or biomarkers that occur when inflammation is present could help doctors identify which patients are more likely to have a stroke, said researchers at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. read
20 Dec 2008

Necessary Medicine?

Health care and the economy share a sickbed. Barack Obama placed a heavy bet last week that they can recover together. read more | digg story
15 Dec 2008

High blood pressure lowers IQ

If you have high blood pressure, on days when your blood pressure spikes higher than normal, cognitive ability is worse than normal. It’s another reason to keep your blood pressure down, experts said. The report is published
15 Dec 2008

Alcohol Abuse Effects Are More Harmful To Women Than To Men

Alcohol leads to brain damage in women and men, but according to the German scientists the damage is much more severe in women. Brain scans have shown that women are particularly subject to harmful effects of large
8 Dec 2008

Scientists Back Brain Drugs for Healthy People

Healthy people should have the right to boost their brains with pills, like those prescribed for hyperactive kids or memory-impaired older folks, several scientists contend in a provocative commentary. College students are already illegally taking prescription stimulants
8 Dec 2008

Is Einstein the Last Great Genius?

Galileo and Copernicus, Edison and Einstein, toiled away in lonely labs or pondered the cosmos in private studies. But in recent decades the trend has been to create massive institutions that foster more collaboration and garner big
30 Nov 2008

Study: Vitamin D Insufficiency Linked to Parkinson’s Disease

Vitamin D, also called the sunshine vitamin, has already been shown in studies to be important for a healthy immune system, preventing & even reversing cancer, as well as strong bones. A recent study published in the
30 Nov 2008

Study: HIV Could Be Eliminated In A Decade

LONDON — The virus that causes AIDS could theoretically be eliminated in a decade if all people living in countries with high infection rates are regularly tested and treated, according to a new mathematical model. read more