Health News

Can Staying Warm Make You Fat?
Rising indoor temperatures may, in part, account for rising obesity rates in the United States and the United Kingdom, according to a new study from University College London.
Not So Savory News for Salt Lovers
Curbing salt intake in teens could reduce the number of young adults with high blood pressure, while imposing statutory limits of salt content in foods appears most effective way to cut intake.
Run Your Butt Off
Exercise helps reduce symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), according to a study from Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Gothenburg and Alingsås Hospital.
Not a Time to Multitask
Teenage drivers with ADHD are four times more likely to have a car accident, a problem the University at Buffalo attributes to texting while driving.
¡Get Vaccinated, Por Favor!
Older Hispanic seniors are less likely to receive immunizations against the flu and pneumonia, according to a recent study by the RAND Corporation.
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.