June 21, 2010
Health Tip: Help Manage GERD
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
occurs when what's inside your stomach backs up into the esophagus.
This may trigger an unpleasant taste in the mouth and a burning
sensation in the chest or throat, commonly called heartburn.
Chimps Kill Neighbors to Gain New Territory
It has long been known that
chimpanzees sometimes kill their neighboring primates, and now new
research suggests that they are apparently motivated to do so by a
desire to gain territory.
Age, Race May Affect Type 2 Diabetes Screening
Despite its endorsement last
year by the American Diabetes Association as an effective way to
diagnose type 2 diabetes, new research out of Singapore suggests
that the hemoglobin A1c blood test may not accurately identify the
disease among elderly Asians.
Genome for Human Body Lice Unlocked
Scientists who sequenced the
genome of human body lice say their research will help improve
understanding about the blood-sucking parasite's biology and
evolution, and potentially lead to better control methods.
Breast Milk Reduces Infections in Babies
Breast-feeding seems to
provide an immune system boost to infants, helping to prevent
respiratory and gastrointestinal illnesses in babies, according to
MP3 Players Might Harm Hearing
People using MP3 players are
leaving themselves open to temporary changes in hearing, which over
time might result in permanent hearing loss, Belgian researchers
Plastics Chemical BPA Tied to Ovarian Cysts
There may be more troubling
news about the ubiquitous plastics chemical bisphenol A (BPA):
Women with polycystic ovary syndrome have higher levels of the
chemical in their bloodstream, a study finds.