September 16, 2011
Health Tip: Help Ease Morning Sickness
During the first trimester of pregnancy in
particular, hormonal changes are responsible for nausea and
vomiting that's often labeled "morning sickness."
Cholesterol Deposits Around Eyes Linked to Heart
Men and women who develop
visible deposits of cholesterol in the skin around their eyelids
appear to face a higher risk of heart disease in general and
suffering a heart attack in particular, new Danish research
Wikipedia Accurate on Cancer Facts, But Hard to Read:
The facts about cancer
found on the website Wikipedia are about as accurate as the
information on the disease found on the patient-oriented section of
the U.S. National Cancer Institute's Physician Data Query (PDQ), a
comprehensive peer-reviewed cancer database, according to a new
Few Suicidal Teens Get the Help They Need
Although the U.S. Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention reports that suicide is the
third leading cause of death for people aged 15 to 24 years, a new
study shows few suicidal teens are getting the mental health
treatment they need.
Hysterectomies Not Well Understood by U.S.
Although there are more
hysterectomies in the United States than in any other
industrialized nation in the world, many American women do not have
a clear understanding of the procedure and how it will affect their
bodies, according to a new study.
Family of Four Has Its Genome Sequenced
After John West, an
executive in the genetics industry, suffered two pulmonary
embolisms in 2003 because of a genetic mutation he carries, he
decided to have his two children tested to see if they had
inherited the same vulnerability for dangerous blood clots.
Research Reveals Why Hungry People Get Cranky
When people are hungry,
they are more likely to be angry or aggressive. And now researchers
have found the reason why: serotonin levels -- a hormone that helps
regulate behavior -- fluctuate when people are stressed out or
haven't eaten, according to a new study.