March 01, 2012
Health Tip: Help Manage IBS Symptoms
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) affects the
large intestine, and can include symptoms such as stomach cramps,
gas, diarrhea, constipation or bloating.
Wanted: Female Nurses for Large, Ongoing Study
Researchers are looking
for 100,000 female nurses and nursing students to join the
long-running Nurses' Health Study, which has yielded insight into a
wide range of health issues, such as the benefits of physical
activity and whole grains and the dangers of tobacco and trans
Toxins Afloat in Shark Fin Soup?
Shark fins contain high
levels of a neurotoxin called BMAA, which is linked to
neurodegenerative diseases in humans such as Alzheimer's and Lou
Gehrig's disease (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), according to a
Mouse Study Shows How Pot Clouds Memory
Scientists studying mice
say they better understand how marijuana impairs working memory,
the ability to momentarily retain and utilize information needed
for comprehension and learning.
Trans Fats May Raise Stroke Risk in Older
THURSDAY, March 1 (HealthDay News) - Here's one more reason to
avoid trans fats in your diet, especially if you are an older
woman: A new study found a 39 percent increased risk of stroke
among postmenopausal women who ate the highest amount of this
common ingredient in baked goods, fast food and packaged
U.S. Will Push to Have Graphic Warnings on
Following a move by a U.S.
federal judge to block a government mandate calling for graphic
anti-smoking images on cigarette packaging, Obama Administration
officials said they are determined to fight back and keep the rule
Two Pancreatic-Enzyme Products Approved
Two drugs that supplement
the digestion-aiding actions of pancreatic enzymes have been
approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the agency said
Thursday in a news release.