Health News

HIV in the American South
HIV-related health complications pose a greater risk for women, minorities and Southerners, according to a study by the University of Colorado in Denver.
Good Gums Mean Good Lungs
Having healthy gums may prevent serious and potentially fatal respiratory diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and pneumonia, according to the American Academy of Periodontology.
Eight Apples a Day Keep the Cardiologist Away
Individuals who eat more fruit and vegetables have a lower risk of mortality from ischemic heart disease, the most prevalent form of heart disease, according to new research.
Can't Get Enough of the Game
A team of international researchers has found that video game addiction is a growing problem that can lead to numerous psychological issues.
Weighing In on Body Image
Too fat. Too skinny. Apple-shaped. Pear-shaped. Women come in all shapes and sizes, and it's a subjective guessing game as to which standard of beauty will appeal to whom.
Stem Cells Could Save Your Spine
Stem cells created by Athersys, Inc. have proved successful in stimulating nerve cell growth and reducing inflammation in mice after spinal cord injury.
Pass the Bread
A team of scientists in Italy have found a way to break down gluten in baked goods in order to make it nontoxic for people with celiac disease, or gluten allergy.
Hold the Olive Oil
Two structurally unrelated anti-inflammatory compounds found in extra virgin olive oil and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) activate a receptor known as TRPA1, which can produce cough.
Lucky Number 53
Chemical compounds from a Japanese plant are being harnessed and tested for their potential HIV-inhibiting powers, according to a study by the Scripps Research Institute.
Ebola Virus Takes a Molecular Hit
A team of researchers at the University of Chicago have uncovered a batch of molecules that bind to the outer shell of the ebola virus, a deadly and incurable disease.