Stem Cell Research Makes Another Advance
MONDAY, Feb. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists say they've developed a new and easier way to create what's known as pluripotent stem cells -- cells that can develop into one of many cell types for use in regenerative medicine.
'Third-Hand Smoke' Could Be Troublesome, Too
MONDAY, Feb. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Tobacco smoke residue found on indoor surfaces -- so-called "third-hand smoke" -- can interact with airborne compounds to form new, potentially cancer-causing substances, research suggests.
Older Stroke Patients Are Getting Better Treatment
MONDAY, Feb. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Older Americans who have strokes are getting better treatment, possibly because of a nationwide program encouraging use of guideline-recommended therapies, a new study shows.
High Blood Pressure May Predict Dementia in Some Seniors
MONDAY, Feb. 8 (HealthDay News) -- High blood pressure may predict dementia in older adults with impaired executive function (difficulty organizing thoughts and making decisions), but not in those with memory problems, a new study has found.
Mediterranean Diet May Help Keep You Smarter
MONDAY, Feb. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Eating a Mediterranean-style diet -- one rich in olive oil, whole grains, fish and fruit -- may protect aging brains from damage linked to cognitive problems, a new study finds
Financial Woes Add Anxiety to Breast Cancer Diagnosis
MONDAY, Feb. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Financial pressure puts low- and medium-income women at particularly high risk for anxiety and depression after being diagnosed with the noninvasive breast cancer ductal carcinoma
(DCIS), a U.S. study has found.
Beer for the Bones?
MONDAY, Feb. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Beer may help keep bones strong because it's a rich source of dietary silicon, which contributes to bone mineral density, a new study reports.
Soft Drinks Could Boost Pancreatic Cancer Risk
MONDAY, Feb. 8 (HealthDay News) -- People who down two or more soft drinks a week may have double the risk of developing deadly pancreatic cancer, compared to non-soda drinkers, new research suggests.
3 Home Habits Help Youngsters Stay Slim
MONDAY, Feb. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Something as simple as sitting down to dinner together as a family can go a long way in helping a child fend off obesity.
Drug Cures Osteoporosis in Mice
MONDAY, Feb. 8 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug that inhibits serotonin in the gut cured osteoporosis in lab mice and rats, a new study has found.