February 15, 2010
Elevators Can Bring Injury to Seniors
Over 2,600 senior citizens suffer serious elevator-related injuries each year in the United States, and three-quarters of them are women, according to the results of the first large-scale study of these events.
Botox May Prevent Some Migraines
Botulinum toxin type A (Botox), the drug that can temporarily erase wrinkles, may also help prevent some types of migraines, a small study suggests.
Drugs That Shift Cell's Energy Find New Purpose
Researchers have identified several drugs that can change the way cells convert nutrients into energy, and they could potentially be used to treat heart attack, stroke and other conditions.
Herpes Drug Might Also Slow HIV Progression
New research suggests that people who are infected with both HIV-1, a strain of the AIDS virus, and herpes simplex virus type 2 could benefit in more than one way by taking a herpes drug called acyclovir. In addition to treating herpes, the medication appears to also slow the progression of HIV.