Smaller Babies Don't Mean More Heart RiskThe dangers of low birth weight and later heart risk may have been over-estimated, according to a review by The George Institute for International Health in Sydney.The study review found only a small association between birth weight and the future risk of heart disease. ''We found a 1kg difference
Hope for Male BaldnessBald men everywhere may have reason to rejoice as scientists could have stumbled across a natural cure for baldness. While studying healing in mice, University of Pennsylvania researchers discovered that new skin naturally generated hair follicles. It had been previously believed that new hair follicles do not form in adult mammal skin, says lead researcher Dr George Cotsarelis.
?Kiss of Life? Isn?tThe first large-scale study comparing cardiac arrest patients treated with or without mouth-to-mouth resuscitation outside a hospital setting found that survival rates were almost twice as high if stricken patients received chest-compression cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) alone.Mouth-to-mouth takes too much time away from chest compressions, says Dr Gordon Ewy, director of the
Pregnancy and MultivitaminsResearchers at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children have found that taking prenatal multivitamins fortified with folic acid may reduce the risk of three common childhood cancers: leukaemia, brain tumours and neuroblastoma. The study found that prenatal supplementation of this type of multivitamins is associated with a 47
For Muscles, Milk the Cow, Not the BeanMilk protein is significantly better than soy at building muscle mass, according to research from McMaster University in Canada. The study found that drinking two glasses of skim milk after a work-out created twice as much muscle as the same amount of protein from soy drinks.
A Clearer Way AheadThousands of people across Asia battle the problem of a blocked nose that won
Plastic PlasmaBlood made from plastic may one day be able to save lives in medical emergencies where real blood is notavailable.Lance Twyman, PHD, from the University of Sheffield, has developed a molecule made from polymer (plastic) and porphyrin that hold iron atoms at their core. It is similar in size and shape to haemoglobin and mimics the red protein responsible for transporting oxygen
Migraine Is Good For The MemoryPeople with migraine suffer less memory loss over time than the unafflicted. Researchers from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that while migraineurs scored lower on memory tests at the start of their study, they showed 17 per cent less cognitive decline than non-migraineurs 12 years later."Migraine medications such as ibuprofen, which might have a protective effect
Psoriasis and Your HeartPsoriasis is a risk factor for heart attack, greatest in younger patients with severe psoriasis, according to a study at University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.Psoriasis is a common, chronic immune disease that affects about two to three per cent of the population. The study found that a 40-year-old patient with severe psoriasis had more than double the risk for heart attack,
Tonsils Triple Risk of Strep ThroatChildren with recurrent strep throat and whose tonsils have not been removed are over three times more likely to develop subsequent episodes of strep throat than children who undergo tonsillectomy, according to a Mayo Clinic study.