Health News

Sight-Saving Inhibitions
Removing or inhibiting the enzyme 12-lipoxygenase might prevent or help treat ischemic retinopathy by delaying the growth of blood vessels in the retina.
How Long to Suckle?
In 2001, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended that mothers exclusively breast feed their babies for the first six months. However, a new review disputes the WHO recommendation.
Just a Few More Steps
As most people know, plenty of exercise is likely to prevent obesity and reduce the risk of diabetes. Yet, a new study finds that simply increasing the amount of steps taken each day will also reduce the risk of obesity and diabetes.
In the Comfort of Your Own Home
New findings show that home-based dialysis may suit some kidney transplant failure patients.
Some Patients Are Saying No to Drugs
Some heart attack patients are not taking their medications, thus putting themselves at greater risk of hospitalization and death.
Fear Factor
A chemical substance injected into mice has decreased their "fear conditioning" response and may be a viable option to help people overcome post-traumatic stress.
Why Smoking Calms Schizophrenia
Smoking may actually have a positive affect on brain function in people with schizophrenia, prompting scientists to study the brain receptors influenced by nicotine.
Sad, Sleepy Seniors
High school seniors who are excessively sleepy during the day may be at an increased risk of depression, according to a new study.
Living Longer, but Not Healthier
Researchers have found an increase over the past 10 years in hypertension among older Mexican-Americans living in the Southwest region of the United States.
Deadly Genetic Two-fer
The genetic mechanism that destroys brain cells responsible for Alzheimer's disease is also the cause of early development of Alzheimer's disease in people with Down Syndrome.