January 29, 2010
Parkinson's More Common in Northeast, Midwest
The largest study of its kind finds that Parkinson's disease in the United States is more common in the Midwest and Northeast, and that whites and Hispanics are twice as likely to develop the disease as blacks and Asians.
Tune Up Your Health
The litany of suspected benefits is long: It can soothe infants and adults alike, trigger memories, temper pain, aid sleep and make the heart beat faster or slower. "It," of course, is music.
Sedation Linked to Longer Stay in ICU
Critically ill patients in intensive care who aren't sedated require fewer days on mechanical ventilation and spend less time in the intensive care unit than those who are sedated, new research suggests.
Health Tip: Who's a Candidate for Gastric Bypass Surgery?
Gastric bypass surgery, sometimes recommended for obese people, involves re-routing the path that food takes, including shrinking the size of the stomach. But the procedure has a number of risks, including the possibility of post-surgical infection, blood clots or developing gallstones.