Smallest Air Pollution Particles Hurt Heart Most

The tiniest bits of air pollution from your vehicle's exhaust may be the most dangerous to your heart's health, suggests a new U.S. study. Particles...

Aspirin Resistance Boosts Heart Risks in Cardiac Patients

Heart patients who are resistant to aspirin are four times more likely to suffer a heart attack, stroke or to die, a new Canadian...

Heart Association Renews Call for CPR Training

If more people had CPR training, the number of individuals who die from sudden cardiac arrest could be dramatically reduced. That's the word from the...

US Food Safety: Protect Yourself Against Food Poisoning

Although the food industry and the government bear much of the burden for keeping the nation's food supply safe, there are preventive measures that...

DNA Analysis Could Help Customize Treatments For MS

Genetic differences might explain why some multiple sclerosis (MS) patients respond to treatment while others don't, suggests an international study. Starting with 206 southern European...

Brain Scans Shed Light On Why People Overeat

A brain area linked to the desire to overeat has been identified by U.S researchers, and treatments that target this region may help control...

Low Testosterone Could Weaken Older Men’s Bones

Low testosterone levels may boost the risk of fractures for men over 60, an Australian study finds. The researchers tracked 609 men (average age 72.6)...

Study Casts Doubt On Vaccine-Autism Link

(HealthDay News) Adding to a growing body of evidence that rejects the idea that immunizations boost autism rates, a new study finds no proof...

Fingers Point To Risk For Arthritic Knees

Women whose index finger is shorter than their ring finger are at greater risk of osteoarthritis of the knee, researchers report. In fact, having a...

January: Birth Defects Prevention Month

Each year in the United States, about 1 in 33 babies is born with a birth defect. Pregnant women can take steps to prevent...

Study Spotlights a Natural Infection Fighter

The human body makes its own hydrogen peroxide --- the same disinfectant found in many first-aid kits and bathroom cabinets -- to help fight...

Defibrillation Comes Late In 30 Percent Of Hospital Cases

About a third of patients who suffer cardiac arrest in hospitals don't get a defibrillator-delivered shock to start the heart beating again within the...

Research Yields Clues to Recurrent Prostate Cancer

Cancer researchers have identified a link between a cellular signaling protein and the hormone androgen that could play a role in hormone-resistant prostate cancer. According...

Ashkenazi Ovarian Cancer Patients With BRCA Mutations Live Longer Than Those With Normal Gene

Israeli investigators have found that Ashkenazi Jewish women with ovarian cancer who have mutations in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes lived significantly longer than...

Report: Women Who Stay Religious Less Likely to Have Anxiety Disorder

(From HealthDay News:) Women who stop being religiously active are three times more likely to suffer generalized anxiety disorder than women who have always...

Seasonal Safety Tips for Older Adults

Older adults should take additional precautions to preserve their health and safety during winter, according to the American Geriatric Society's Foundation for Health in...

Fish Oil May Help Prevent Alzheimer’s

The omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil might play an important role in preventing Alzheimer's disease, according to a research team at the...

Diabetes Group Backs Low-Carb Diets

For the first time, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) has come out in support of low-carbohydrate diets for people with diabetes who want to...

ICU Patients Not Getting Enough Sleep

The sleep patterns of intensive care unit (ICU) patients are so disrupted that the patients spend little time in the restorative phases of sleep...

Study Sheds Light On Origins Of Sudden Cardiac Death

New information about a deadly heart rhythm disorder called ventricular fibrillation may help lead to better ways of identifying people at risk of sudden...

Chronic Coughs Need a Doctor’s Attention

If you wake up due to coughing or have a cough that lasts for weeks, you may have a potentially serious problem that requires...

Beit Shemesh: 5-Week-Old Infected With Measles

Paramedics from Hatzolah Israel responded to a call in Beit Shemesh - for a 5 week-old infant who was extraordinarily quiet and lethargic. Upon...

Malaria Drug Promising Against Cancer

A common anti-malaria drug called chloroquine can also prevent the development of certain types of human cancers in mice, a U.S. study finds. The finding...

Fewer Children Outgrowing Allergies To Milk, Eggs

Childhood milk and egg allergies may be more persistent and harder to outgrow than they were a generation ago, U.S. researchers report. In two studies...

Diabetes Test Strips Recalled

Test strips used with the Contour TS Blood Glucose Meter produced readings 5% to 17% higher than actual levels and are being recalled, manufacturer...

Temporary Amnesia, Confusion Raise Stroke, Dementia Risk

Brief bouts of amnesia or confusion raise a person's risk of having a stroke or developing dementia, Dutch scientists suggest. The findings, which add to...

Food Pyramid For Older Adults Gets An Update

To correspond with the new U.S. Department of Agriculture's food pyramid (MyPyramid), Tufts University researchers have updated the content and appearance of their food...

Chareidim Refuse Measles Vaccinations And Infection Rate Grows

Yeshivaworld has previously reported (HERE) about a measles outbreak in Yerushalayim & in the Frum communities in London. Today, Arutz 7 ran a story which quoted Israel's Health Minister Ya'akov...

Brain Center May Link Addiction, Mental Illness

Developmental problems involving a walnut-shaped part of the brain called the amygdala -- linked to fear, anxiety and other emotions -- may explain why...

Shorter Legs Might Boost Liver Risks

People with short legs may have an increased risk of liver disease, suggests a study that adds to growing evidence of a link between...

Weight Loss Surgery May Help Less Severely Obese

The morbidly obese may not be the only people who should be eligible for bariatric surgery to lose weight, U.S. researchers report. People with a...

Prior Miscarriage Raises Risk for Low-Birthweight Infant

Women who've had a miscarriage or an abortion are much more likely than women who haven't to experience a low-birthweight or premature baby in...

Regular Walking Protects the Aging Brain

In people age 65 and older, simply walking regularly or engaging in other moderate exercise can reduce dementia risk, a new Italian study finds. Vascular...

Smokers’ Brain Centers Activate During Nicotine Cravings

Specific areas of the brain show increased activation in smokers who are deprived of nicotine, says a University of Pennsylvania study. The finding may boost...

U.S. Heart Disease Death Rates Falling

While cardiovascular disease (CVD) death rates in the United States are declining, the illness is still the leading cause of death in the nation,...

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