August 24, 2011
Health Tip: Fleas May Flock to People
Fleas may prefer to latch onto dogs and
cats, but the blood-sucking insects can jump to people, especially
after pets have left the home permanently.
Specialized Adult Stem Cells Re-Grow
Specialized adult stem
cells are make it possible for mammals to re-grow the tips of
injured fingers or toes, rather than a "jack of all trades" cell
type formed in response to serious injury, a new study shows.
East Coast Urged to Prepare for Hurricane
Federal officials on
Wednesday urged residents of the U.S. East Coast to begin making
emergency preparations for Hurricane Irene, a "category 3" storm
with winds up to 115 miles per hour that has already battered
several Caribbean islands and the Bahamas.
Antidepressant Tied to Dangerous Heart Rhythm:
High doses of the popular
antidepressant Celexa can cause potentially fatal abnormal heart
rhythms and should no longer be prescribed to patients, the U.S.
Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday.
Sophisticated Scan May Spot Seeds of Alzheimer's
Using an advanced MRI
scan, researchers believe they have found changes in the chemistry
of the brains of people with no cognitive problems that signal who
is at future risk for Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.
Botox Approved to Treat Urinary Incontinence
(onabotulinumtoxinA) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration to treat urinary incontinence in people with
neurological conditions such as spinal cord injury and multiple