Archive for January, 2008

Diet and Lifestyle Influence Medications

January 22nd, 2008
pillsWhile it may seem obvious that diet and lifestyle play a major role in preventing certain illnesses such as heart disease, diabetes and lung cancer, new research finds the beneficial effects of a healthy life extend to how ...

Relationship Similarity Among Gays and Straights

January 22nd, 2008
womenA new report suggests same-sex couples are just as committed in their romantic relationships as heterosexual couples. The finding disputes the stereotype that couples in same-sex relationships are not as committed as their heterosexual counterparts and are therefore ...

Schizophrenia Risk Factors Identified in Teens

January 21st, 2008
SchizophreniaResearchers have identified five risk factors in teenagers that can help predict whether a person will go on to develop full-blown schizophrenia. The five key risk factors identified by researchers are: A genetic risk for schizophrenia (as determined by family ...

Depression and Anxiety Up Cardiac Problems

January 21st, 2008
stethescopesThe connection between mental disorders and physical conditions is confirmed in a new study that finds major anxiety and/or depression, can double a coronary artery disease patient's chances of repeated heart ailments. The study by McGill University and Universite ...

Reduce Loneliness With Creativity

January 21st, 2008
Woman and CatUniversity of Chicago researchers are exploring a clever method that can help people manage the pain of loneliness without the need for human companionship -- create people in their surroundings to keep them company. “Biological reproduction is ...

Wireless Devices May Be Still Be Risky

January 21st, 2008
Comm TowerA new National Research Council report calls for a stronger research effort on the potential health effects of exposure to radio frequency energy. The report was requested by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration last year and ...

New Device Detects Alzheimer’s

January 21st, 2008
ManAlthough current medical knowledge cannot reverse the devastating effects of Alzheimer's, the latest medications can delay the onset of the debilitating disease. Consequently, early detection is the key to Alzheimer's patients maintaining a good quality of life for ...

Pfizer Strengthens Warnings on Chantix

January 18th, 2008
smokingPfizer on Friday finally beefed up its warning on its stop-smoking drug, Chantix, to caution users about the increased potential for depression and suicidal behavior. The pharmaceutical maker has come under fire over the past year from patient ...

Stress Triggers Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

January 18th, 2008
WomanChronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a debilitating and complex disorder characterized by profound fatigue that is not improved by bed rest and that may be worsened by physical or mental activity. The disorder often persists for months and ...

Complex Genetic Influence for Alzheimer’s

January 18th, 2008
Genetic InfluenceMayo Clinic researchers have found strong evidence that genes other than the well-known susceptibility risk factor APOE4 influence the risk for developing the neurodegenerative disease. Researchers at Mayo Clinic Jacksonville studied 25 multigenerational families of individuals diagnosed with ...