August 11, 2011
Alzheimer's Harder to Detect in the Very Old
Symptoms of Alzheimer's
disease may be harder to detect in people over 80, according to a
new study that examined the relationship between age-related brain
shrinkage and Alzheimer's-associated memory loss.
New Bacteria Linked to Tattoo Infections
An investigation into skin
lesions that two people developed after getting tattoos has
concluded that both were infected with a bacteria not previously
linked to the practice.
Poor, Urban Heterosexuals at High Risk of HIV:
The HIV infection rate
among low-income heterosexuals in 24 American cities with a high
prevalence of AIDS is 10 to 20 times greater than in the general
U.S. population, a new government report indicates.
Chimp Attack Victim Reveals New Face
Three months after
receiving a full face transplant, a Connecticut woman severely
mauled by a friend's pet chimpanzee in 2009 is showing her new face
for the first time.
Medical Tattoo Tracks Body Functions
An invisible patch placed
on the skin much like a temporary tattoo can pick up and transmit
physiological signals such as heart rate, brain waves and muscle
Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Turkey Sickens More
Some 107 people in 31
states have now been infected with an outbreak strain of
Salmonella Heidelberg found in some ground turkey made by
Cargill Inc., the latest report from the U.S. Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention shows.