U.S. Military Surgeons Saving Children's Lives in Afghanistan
THURSDAY, Aug.5 (HealthDay News) -- During an attack on an
Afghanistan village, shrapnel sliced into a 5-year-old girl's
skull, almost killing her. U.S. military helicopter pilots flew her
to a hospital at Bagram Airfield, where a U.S. neurosurgeon
operated, saving her life.
What Caused 2009 H1N1 Pandemic?
THURSDAY, Aug. 5 (HealthDay News) -- The 2009 H1N1 swine flu
virus used a new biochemical trick to hijack host cells, a feat
that triggered the recent pandemic, according to an international
team of scientists.
Bat Species Facing Regional Extinction From Fungal Disease
THURSDAY, Aug. 5 (HealthDay News) -- An infectious disease
spreading across the northeastern United States has killed millions
of bats over the last four years and may lead to the regional
extinction of a once-common bat species called the little brown
myotis, say researchers.
Excess Weight May Protect Women From Type of Glaucoma
THURSDAY, Aug. 5 (HealthDay News) -- While maintaining a healthy
weight is linked to a lowered risk of heart disease and diabetes,
being overweight may actually protect some women from a form of
glaucoma, Harvard researchers say.
Remission From Ulcerative Colitis More Likely After 50
THURSDAY, August 5 (HealthDay News) -- People diagnosed with
ulcerative colitis after age 50 are more likely to achieve symptom
relief than people diagnosed at a younger age, even when they
receive similar treatments, finds a new study.
Tongue Piercing Can Cause Costly Gap in Front Teeth
THURSDAY, Aug. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Tongue piercing can lead to
a damaging habit that causes a gap to appear between the upper
front teeth, which could cost thousands of dollars to fix, a case
Type 2 Diabetes Might Harm Young Brain, Study Suggests
THURSDAY, Aug. 5 (HealthDay News) -- In a sign that diabetes may
strike at the brain early in life, a small study found that obese
children with type 2 diabetes suffer from thinking difficulties
that do not appear in non-diabetic overweight kids.
Extra Vitamin D May Improve Heart Health in Black Teens
THURSDAY, Aug. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Black teens can gain a
measure of protection from heart disease by taking daily vitamin D
supplementation at levels that are five times the current
recommendations, new research suggests.
More Clues To Fibromyalgia Pain
THURSDAY, Aug. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Fibromyalgia patients have
more "connectivity" between brain networks and regions of the brain
involved in pain processing, which may help explain why sufferers
feel pain even when there is no obvious cause, a new study
Can Hands-On Prayer Help Heal?
THURSDAY, Aug. 5 (HealthDay News) -- An older Mozambican woman
named Maryam could not see two fingers held up just one foot in
front of her when she arrived for a Pentecostal prayer intervention
in her village. Nor could she see an eye chart from a similarly
Using Multiple Tobacco Products Ups Hazards: CDC
THURSDAY, Aug. 5 (HealthDay News) -- People who smoke cigarettes
and also use other forms of tobacco have higher levels of nicotine
addiction, find it more difficult to quit using tobacco, and are at
greatly increased risk for tobacco-related health problems such as
cancer, heart disease and stroke, warns a new government study.