August 25, 2010
Antibiotics Now Recommended Before C-Sections
Pregnant women about to
undergo a cesarean delivery should be given antibiotics right
before the procedure to help prevent infections, the American
College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists now recommends.
Health Tip: Recognizing COPD
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
is an umbrella term that includes lung diseases such as persistent
bronchitis or emphysema.
Health Tip: Did You Eat Bad Food?
When bacteria, viruses or parasites
contaminate your food, you can have symptoms that range from a sour
stomach to dangerous bouts of vomiting, diarrhea or
Chronic Drinking Linked to Circadian
Chronic drinking can
disrupt production of the genes that control the body's daily
biological (circadian) rhythms, leading to problems such as sleep
disruption and mood changes, new research reports.
Are The Eggs in Your Fridge Safe to Eat?
If you're like millions
of Americans, the recent news of a massive egg recall due to
salmonella contamination has probably made you refrain from
ordering "sunny side up" the past couple of weeks.
Biosynthetic Corneas Show Promise in
Swedish scientists report
that they've successfully implanted "biosynthetic" corneas in 10
patients, potentially paving the way for more accessible treatment
for those with cornea-related vision problems.
Obama to Appeal Stem Cell Ruling
U.S. scientists reacted
with dismay to Monday's decision by a U.S. judge to halt any
expansion of stem cell research using federal funds.
Study Links Gene to Serious Eye Disease
identified a gene linked to an inheritable eye disease that affects
5 percent of U.S. residents over 40 and is the most common cause
for transplants of the cornea.
Link Between Diabetes, Alzheimer's Disease
Two of the most common
and dreaded illnesses in America may share a connection, with new
research suggesting that having insulin resistance or type 2
diabetes raises your risk of developing the brain plaques
associated with Alzheimer's disease.