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  • Crohnís Disease Caused By Bacteria?
    09/17/2004 3:26PM
    Found this article on Google News, speculation that Crohns might be caused by a bacteria: More info available at: [Forbes.com][1] [1]: http://www.forbes.com/lifestyle/health/feeds/hscout/2004/09/16/hscout521266.html ... Read Full Article
  • Finally, some hard evidence of what we've known all along:
    09/30/2004 2:14PM
    As mentioned in this article over at Slashdot, it looks like caffeine withdrawal has been acknowledged to exist. ... Read Full Article
  • The Afflictions of Affluence
    10/03/2004 2:27PM
    I found this article earlier this year, it has some very interesting comments on personal health in a modern society. "What do obesity, the 'time crunch' and buyer's remorse all have in common? Well, they're problems of wealthier societies" Read the [full article at msnbc.com][1]. [1]: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/452 ... Read Full Article
  • Study Links Mobile Phones, Benign Tumors
    10/14/2004 2:40PM
    From an [article][1] over at washingtonpost.com "STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- A new Swedish study suggests that people who use a mobile phone for at least 10 years might increase their risk of developing a rare benign tumor along a nerve on the side of the head where they hold the phone." I don't know about you but u ... Read Full Article
  • HIV Vaccine?
    12/01/2004 8:50PM
    More [articles][1] from slashdot: *"WebMD is reporting on a [ new vaccine][2] which has had an incredible effect in clinical trials. The vaccine, composed of human dendrites holding dead HIV viruses, has dropped test patients' viral load by up to 90% in one year. Could this be it?"* [1]: http://science.slashdot.org ... Read Full Article
  • One Illness Away from Bankruptcy
    02/02/2005 4:34AM
    An interesting article from google news: BOSTON - Costly illnesses trigger about half of personal bankruptcies, and health insurance offers no protection against ending up penniless, according to findings from a Harvard University study to be released Wednesday. Full article [here.][1] [1]: http://www.sptimes.c ... Read Full Article
  • The Story Behind Cell Phone Radiation Research
    03/07/2005 1:34PM
    From article over at slashdot.org: [http://science.slashdot.org/science/05/03/07/129248.shtml?tid=187&tid=14 ][1] XopherMV writes *"A study by Lai and Singh, published in a 1995 issue of [Bioelectromagnetics][2], found an increase in damaged DNA in the brain cells of rats after a single two-hour exposure ... Read Full Article
  • Now, the Sun Prevents Skin Cancer -- Right?
    07/05/2005 8:41AM
    According to an article over at abcnews "Scientists are excited about a vitamin again. But unlike fads that sizzled and fizzled, the evidence this time is strong and keeps growing. If it bears out, it will challenge one of medicine's most fundamental beliefs: that people need to coat themselves with sunscreen ... Read Full Article
  • So called "2nd Brain" involved in IBS and other gut disorders.
    08/23/2005 10:26AM
    Very interesting article in the New York Times: "Recent studies suggest that stress, especially early in life, can cause chronic GI diseases, at least in animals." You can read the full article: [The *Other* Brain Also Deals With Many Woes][1] [1]: http://www.nytimes.com/2005/08/23/health/23gut.ht ... Read Full Article
  • More Positive News For Coffee Drinkers
    08/29/2005 1:07PM
    Yet another study showing the health benefits of drinking coffee in moderation. See the [details][1] here. [1]: http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/health_medical/article308784.ece ... Read Full Article
  • Greenspace Exposure Is Good For You
    08/29/2005 1:14PM
    It seems that more and more often these days hard science and new age flakiness seem to be meeting in the middle space between their commonly separate poles of reality. According to theories presented in this [article][1], our internal wiring takes a long time to catch up with our environment. Because of this,  ... Read Full Article
  • More Evidence For Daily Routine As A Panacea for Many Ills
    09/13/2005 9:31AM
    A recent study showed that people being treated for bipolar disorders often [did better with "social rythm therapy" than they did with talk therapy.][1] This study is another in an ever increasing line that seems to indicate that bodies heal from mental or physical difficulties much faster and more effi ... Read Full Article
  • Exercise found to help IBS symptoms in the obese and possibly others.
    10/04/2005 11:55AM
    As reported in Science Daily: "While the study's authors note their results are only applicable to those considered obese, the implications may be useful for all sufferers of GI dysfunction." You can read the [full article here][1]. In my own case, despite being far from obese, exercise and oth ... Read Full Article
  • Scientists Finding Out What Losing Sleep Does to a Body
    10/08/2005 11:36PM
    According to an article on WashingtonPost.com: "Beyond leaving people bleary-eyed, clutching a Starbucks cup and dozing off at afternoon meetings, failing to get enough sleep or sleeping at odd hours heightens the risk for a variety of major illnesses, including cancer, heart disease, diabetes and obesity, re ... Read Full Article
  • Pillows: A Hot Bed Of Fungal Spores
    10/16/2005 5:19AM
    As reported by ScienceDaily.com: "Researchers at The University of Manchester funded by the Fungal [Research][1] Trust have discovered millions of fungal spores right under our noses -- in our [pillows"][1] Read the [full article here][2]. [1]: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2005/10/0 ... Read Full Article
  • Burnout and Inflammation
    10/18/2005 1:20PM
    From sciencedaily: "Recent findings show that work-related burnout can lead to inflammatory processes, which plays a key role in the initiation and progression of [cardiovascular disease][1] and other inflammatory-linked illness. Now, researchers find evidence that men and women differ in their inflammatory ... Read Full Article
  • Surprise! Antibacterial Soaps Fall Short
    10/23/2005 10:04AM
    Not that this should be too surprising to those that might have been following this somewhat arcane topic, but: it turns out that antibacterial soaps are no more effective than plain old regular soap and water in removing bacteria from the hands. On top of that, the overuse of the antibacterial chemicals in the s ... Read Full Article
  • Diarrhea germ may be more widespread
    12/03/2005 11:29PM
    According to science daily: "A diarrhea-causing germ that once contained in hospital patients has become widespread in the United States -- sometimes fatal, health officials said." Hmm. A bacteria that is kept in check except when antibiotics are used .... Read the [entire article at scienceda ... Read Full Article
  • Coffee May Protected the Liver
    12/05/2005 10:57AM
    As reported by the Washington Post: "Coffee and tea may reduce the risk of serious liver damage in people who drink too much alcohol, are overweight or have too much iron in the blood, researchers reported yesterday." You can read the [full article at the post][1]. [1]: http://www.washingtonpost.c ... Read Full Article
  • Mobile Phone Headaches and Vision Problems
    12/18/2005 6:10PM
    So I have been trying to replace the vintage 900mhz analog bagphone I've been using since the late 80's. The general idea is I want to be able to stay on top of the business and servers while I'm out. Over the last 2 weeks I've tried 3 different PDA/Cellphone gadgets including the Cingular HP hw6515, the Verizon ... Read Full Article
  • Oh this is not good. Stomach Bug Mutates Into Medical Mystery
    12/30/2005 12:29PM
    As reported by the Washington Post: "This may well be another consequence of our use of antibiotics," said John G. Bartlett, an infectious-disease expert at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. "It's another example of an organism that all of a sudden has gotten a lot meaner and nastier." ... Read Full Article
  • South River and Catfish skin cancer
    01/25/2006 9:57PM
    A very disturbing article from the Washington Post: "Catfish from Maryland's South River have a skin cancer rate as high as any found in the nation and the second-highest liver cancer rate in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, and both are probably caused by polluted runoff, a study released yesterday says." ... Read Full Article
  • Virus Found in Prostate Cancer Patients
    02/24/2006 12:18PM
    As reported by that Washington Post: "The virus, closely related to one previously found only in mice, was found in cancerous prostates removed from men with a certain genetic defect. The researchers, with the University of California, San Francisco and the Cleveland Clinic, warn that they have not discovered ... Read Full Article
  • USDA Problems - Analysis: What that mad cow means
    03/15/2006 8:45PM
    A disturbing article from UPI: "The fact the Texas cow showed up fairly clearly implied the existence of other undetected cases," Dr. Paul Brown, former medical director of the National Institutes of Health's Laboratory for Central Nervous System Studies and an expert on mad cow-like diseases, told Unite ... Read Full Article
  • Study Says Coffee Protects Against Cirrhosis
    06/14/2006 10:27AM
    As reported on slashdot: *"Good news for those who like both coffee and alcohol. In a recent study of more than 125,000 people an Oakland, CA medical team found that consuming coffee seems to help [protect against alcoholic cirrhosis][1]. The study was done based on people enrolled in a private northern Calif ... Read Full Article