Health News

Tonsil Removal May Affect Breathing
Sleep studies are being used to study children who have undergone tonsil and adenoid removal surgery to detect possible respiratory complications.
Crohn's Disease Vitamin "D"-ficiency
Scientists have used a combination of blood tests and oral doses of vitamin D to observe how well it is absorbed in patients with Crohn's disease, a debilitating digestive disorder.
The Toxic Bodies of Pregnant Women
According to research from the University of California at San Francisco, practically all pregnant women in the U.S. have numerous foriegn chemicals in their bodies.
Nutty but True
Eating a handful of pecans every day may provide protection against the progression of motor neuron degeneration due to age or possibly even diseases like amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
Heavyweight First Nation Babies
In a recent study, Canadian researchers sought to determine if the prevalence of high birth weights in First Nation babies poses a risk for perinatal and postneonatal death.
Hate Shots? Try a Magnetic Pill
Researchers at Brown University are getting closer to perfecting a "magnetic pill" that can be administered then tracked in the intestine to assure proper absorption into the bloodstream.
Leukemia: Finding the Cause of the Cause
Researchers at Université du Québec à Montréal  have identified a gene that may improve the diagnosis of B-cell acute lymphocytic leukemia, the most prevalent leukemia in children younger than 20 years of age.
Add This to the List of Blueberry Benefits
Bioactive compounds in blueberries known as anthocyanins may offer protection against hypertension, according to a new study.
Legs That Won't Quit
Adults with fibromyalgia are more likely to experience restless legs syndrome (RLS), according to a new study, which suggests treatment for RLS may improve sleep and quality of life for these patients.
The Blood Trade
New guidelines recommend plasma exchange for patients with severe relapses of multiple sclerosis (MS) and for those with nerve disorders such as neuropathy.