October 12, 2011
Where Folks Live Plays Role in Health Disparities:
White and black Americans
who live in poor neighborhoods struggle with many of the same
health disparities, which suggests that where a person lives plays
a larger role in health disparities than previously believed,
according to a new study.
Genome of 'Black Death' Bacterium Sequenced
Scientists have sequenced
the entire genome of the bacterium that caused the Black Death, a
bubonic plague that killed 50 million Europeans between 1347 and
1351 and ranks as one of the worst epidemics in human history.
Certain After-Stroke Treatments May Boost
Stroke patients function
better physically and are less likely to die if they undergo
treatment that pays special attention to fever, high blood sugar
and swallowing problems, new research suggests.
Preemies With Faster Brain Growth May End Up
Growth in a particular
part of a premature baby's brain in the first weeks and months
following birth may predict how well a youngster is able to think,
plan and pay attention later in childhood, new research