Parkinson's Patients May Fare Better in Neurologist's Care
THURSDAY, Aug. 11 (HealthDay News) -- Parkinson's disease
patients who receive care from a neurologist live longer and are
less likely to break a hip or need nursing-home placement than
those treated by a primary care doctor, according to a new
Alzheimer's Harder to Detect in the Very Old
THURSDAY, Aug. 11 (HealthDay News) -- 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.
Like Those in Humans, Baby Chimps' Forebrains Immature
THURSDAY, Aug. 11 (HealthDay News) -- Like humans, chimpanzees
are born with immature forebrains, according to researchers who
used MRI to track the development of three chimpanzees' brains from
ages 6 months to 6 years.
New Bacteria Linked to Tattoo Infections
THURSDAY, Aug. 11 (HealthDay News) -- 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: CDC
THURSDAY, Aug. 11 (HealthDay News) -- 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
THURSDAY, Aug. 11 (HealthDay News) -- 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
THURSDAY, Aug. 11 (HealthDay News) -- 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 People
THURSDAY, Aug. 11 (HealthDay News) -- 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.