Health News

Birds of a Feather ...
Overweight and obese young adults between the ages of 18 and 25 are more likely to have overweight friends, romantic partners and family members compared to normal-weight peers.
Nanoparticle Treatment Targets Prostate Tumors
The cancer drug cisplatin can be more effectively administered once encapsulated in a nanoparticle that targets prostate tumor cells and activates upon arrival.
Side Effects in the Sack
5a-reductase inhibitors (5a-RIs), drugs that treat conditions associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH, or prostate enlargement), have been shown to produce sexual side effects in some patients.
The ICU of Solitude
Healthcare-associated infections, also know as nosocomial infections, are all too common. A new study has found one way to reduce such infections in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
Race and Colorectal Cancer Screening
According to new research, the likelihood of individuals getting screened for colorectal cancer differs across geographic and racial lines.
Fighting with the Mirror
Patients studied by Brown University and the Rhode Island Hospital suffering from body dysmorphic disorder have shown real improvement in an eight-year span.
This Clover Isn't So Lucky
Sprouters Northwest of Kent, Washington is recalling all lots of its clover and clover mix products due to possible Salmonella contamination.
Pulling Some Strings
Surtex Foods is recalling their Oaxaca string cheese due to two possible bacteria, Listeria monocytogenes and Staphylococcus aureus , that can lead to fatal gastrointestinal infections.
La Placita Wheat Snacks Recall
Wheat Snacks distributed by La Placita Botanas Mexicanas in California are being recalled due to potential Salmonella contamination.
UPDATE: AngioScore Balloon Catheter Recall
Information has been updated on AngioScore Incorporated's voluntary recall of their balloon catheters, due to bond failures that could result in death.