Health News

Fewer Colonoscopies? Yes, Please!
European researchers have just been awarded a grant to study the effectiveness of MRI imaging to monitor Crohn's disease, a severe inflammatory bowel disorder.
Busted!
Federal government healthcare fraud-prevention efforts recovered a record $4 billion in taxpayer dollars for Fiscal Year 2010, according to a new report.
Statins May Benefit MS Patients
Statin drugs are normally used to treat high cholesterol. Now, research shows that they may also help multiple sclerosis (MS) patients manage their disease.
You Need Hair to Hear
Scientists have pinpointed a genetic mutation that causes deafness by stunting the development of important inner ear hairs and nerve cells vital for hearing.
Odonto-Blasts!
A recent study on odontoblasts, immune cells which specifically protect teeth, finds that while they are useful in fighting infection they are also responsible for inflammation of the tooth.
Gluten-Free, But Not Bacteria-Free
Ian's has issued a voluntary recall of its gluten-free macaroni and F rench bread pizza due to potential Listeria contamination, which can cause serious illness for those with weakened immune systems.
Talk It Out to Cut Cardiovascular Event Risk
Learning to manage stress better through cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) helps patients with heart disease lower their risk of recurrent heart attacks, according to a new study.
Not Enough Talking
Race is a factor when it comes to the amount of weight-related counseling that obese patients receive, according to a recent study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Tongue Studs: Choose Wisely
Metal oral piercings (as opposed to plastic) may increase the risk of bacterial infection, according to a study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health .
Deactivating HIV's "Plan B"
Scientists have discovered how the HIV virus manages to survive inside immune cells by changing the HIV virus' molecular "diet" and then replicating with the help of an unexpected compound.