January 06, 2010
Two Methods Help Prevent Infections After Surgery
Two separate research teams report that surgery-related infections can be prevented using two different methods, one aimed at antibiotic-resistant
growing in the nose, the other at microbes living on the skin.
Fat May Help Build Bone Mass in Girls
Fat mass plays an important role in building bone mass in teenage girls and having too little may increase their risk of osteoporosis later in life, new research has found.
Bitter Cold Poses Health Dangers
Frigid temperatures can pose health risks, especially for young children, seniors and people with chronic illnesses, warns the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Using Light to Silence Harmful Brain Activity
New tools that use different colors of light to silence brain activity could lead to new treatments for disorders such as epilepsy, chronic pain, Parkinson's disease and brain injury, neuroscientists say.
Cellular Tweak Helps Mice Burn More Fat
A molecular mechanism that controls energy expenditure in muscles and helps determine body weight has been identified by U.S. researchers, who said their finding could lead to a new way to treat obesity.
Health Tip: Signs of Lactose Intolerance
Lactose intolerance is an inability to digest a type of sugar in milk called lactose. It's a common condition, affecting some 30 million adults in the United States by age 20, the National Library of Medicine says.
Health Tip: Caring for Your Braces
While people who have braces don't have to switch to a special diet, there are foods that can cause problems and should be avoided, the Nemours Foundation says.