February 04, 2010
Artificial Pancreas Helps Type 1 Diabetics During Sleep
New research suggests that young children and teenagers with type 1 diabetes could benefit by using an artificial pancreas device to lower the risk of dangerously low blood sugar levels during sleep and help them control their disease.
Tests Show Top Tuna Brands Have High Mercury Levels
Tests on more than 300 samples of canned tuna from the top three brands in the United States revealed that more than half contained mercury levels above what's considered safe by the Environmental Protection Agency.
Steroids May Be Overrated in Treatment of COPD
Patients suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are often given inhaled corticosteroids to help ease exacerbations of the disease, but a new study finds these drugs may be of only limited benefit.
Review Spotlights Clues to Serious Childhood Infection
Rapid breathing, poor blood circulation and, possibly, parental concern and a doctor's instinct are potential warning signs of serious infection among children in developed countries, according to a review of published research.
Now in Living Color: Dinosaurs
For the first time, the colors that adorned a species of feathered dinosaur more than 150 million years ago have been revealed by U.S. scientists who deciphered microscopic clues hidden in a fossil of one of the creatures.
Health Tip: Beta Blockers May Have Side Effects
Beta blockers often are prescribed to treat various heart conditions, including congestive heart failure and an irregular heartbeat. They also may be used to help treat high blood pressure.
With C-Section, Stitches May Be Best
Women who've had a cesarean delivery are less likely to suffer complications if their wound is closed using sutures rather than staples, says a U.S. study.