Music Had Charms to Soothe Prehistoric Man
Flute find suggests early ancestors more culturally sophisticated than thought
WEDNESDAY, June 24 (HealthDay News) -- The discovery of a cache of prehistoric flutes suggests that music soothed the savage beast in early man as far back as 35,000 years ago.
German paleontologists foun...
15 Tips Caregivers Should Know After a Loved One Has Had a Stroke
DALLAS, April 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by American Stroke Association:
It's better to find out than miss out. Be aware of the medications that have been prescribed to your loved one and their side effects. Ask if your home should be modifi...
Patients Had Fewer Infection Rates, Fewer Complications at Blue Distinction Centers for Bariatric Surgery(R), According to HealthCore Study
Surge in number of facilities offering weight loss surgery, more people choosing laparoscopic surgery
WILMINGTON, Del., April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Medical centers offering surgical weight loss programs have increased dramatically over the past few years, and it's more important than ever to kno...
If Parents Had Alzheimer's, Aging May Come Early
Presence of ApoE4 gene in offspring makes a difference, study finds,,
THURSDAY, Feb. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Middle-age people whose parents had
Alzheimer's and who carry the so-called Alzheimer's gene might very well have the memory of someone 15 years older, a new study has found.
1 in 4 California adolescent girls has had HPV vaccine
Less than two years after the HPV vaccine was approved as a routine vaccination for girls aged 11 and older, one-quarter of California adolescent girls have started the series of shots that protect against human papillomavirus, which is strongly linked to cervical cancer.
Additionally, a maj...
Some Pregnancy-Related Complications Minimized for Women Who Have Had Weight-Loss Surgery
ROCKVILLE, Md., Nov. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Women who undergo weight-loss surgery, known as bariatric surgery, and later become pregnant after losing weight may be at lower risk for pregnancy-related diabetes and high blood pressure -- complications that can seriously affect the mother or he...
1 in 5 young men has had recent prostate cancer test
A new analysis finds that one in five men in their 40s has had
a prostate specific antigen (PSA) test within the previous year and that young black men are more likely than young white men to have undergone the test. The study, published in the September 15, 2008 issue of CANCER , a peer-reviewe...
24 Million Americans Had Diabetes in 2007
57 million more had
pre-diabetes, but education drive making inroads, CDC says
TUESDAY, June 24 (HealthDay News) -- Almost 24 million Americans had
diabetes in 2007, an increase of more than 3 million over two years, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesda...
1 in 8 Lower Manhattan residents had signs of PTSD 2 to 3 years after 9/11
For many residents of Lower Manhattan, the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, had
lasting psychological consequences. New findings, released today by the Health Department's World Trade Center Health Registry, show that one in eight Lower Manhattan residents likely had
posttraumatic stress d...
World's oldest woman had normal brain
Amsterdam, 9 June 2008 A 115-year-old woman who remained mentally alert throughout her life had
an essentially normal brain, with little or no evidence of Alzheimer's disease, according to a study in the August issue of Neurobiology of Aging ( http://neurobiologyofaging.org/ ).
The findings qu...
FDR Might Have Had Melanoma
Researcher suggests large lesion above his left eyebrow was possibly skin cancer
FRIDAY, April 25 (HealthDay News) -- Though shrouded in secrecy during his lifetime, historians have gone to great lengths to posthumously chronicle the mysterious circumstances surrounding the health of F...
Anticoagulant Drugs Had Similar Outcomes After Angioplasty
Study also finds drug-releasing stents appear to work better than uncoated ones
SUNDAY, March 30 (HealthDay News) -- In heart attack patients who had
angioplasty, the anticoagulant drugs abciximab and tirofiban produced similar outcomes for certain cardiac measures within 90 minutes af...
Americans Believe Pettitte had Conversations with Clemens Regarding Both Players' Use of HGH
FLEMINGTON, N.J., Feb. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- A new national study among
467 Americans revealed that a majority of Americans (69%) believe Andy
Pettitte when he testified that he had
two conversations with Roger Clemens
about "both" players' use of HGH and Roger Clemens use of steroids.
IF You Had Survived a Brutal Rape at Gunpoint, Would You Teach Aerobics to Convicted Felons?
Just Published, The Dancer Returns is a Survivor's Story of Overcoming Adversity and Giving of Oneself
WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- On a cold December night, at 7:00
PM, in a dance studio, Susan Lee-Titus was raped, beaten and held hostage
at gunpoint for two hours. ...
Dinosaurs Had Teen Pregnancies, Too
Findings show that, like humans, they reached sexual maturity early to improve odds of survival
MONDAY, Jan. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Dinosaurs experienced rapid growth during adolescence and reached sexual maturity near the end of this growth spurt, before they reached maximum body size...
Overweight people may not know when they've had enough
UPTON, NY - Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have found new clues to why some people overeat and gain weight while others don't. Examining how the human brain responds to "satiety" messages delivered when the stomach is in various stages of fullness, th...
Over one-third of former American football players had sexual relations with men, study says
A study of former high-school American Football players has found that more than a third said they had
had sexual relations with other men.
In his study of homosexuality among sportsmen in the US, sociologist Dr Eric Anderson found that 19 in a sample of 47 had
taken part in acts intended to s...
One-third of Adults Have Had Some Form of Alcohol Use Disorder During Their Lifetimes
A survey conducted by researchers at New York based Columbia University Medical Center has shown that nearly 30 per cent of US adults have had
some form of alcohol use disorder at some point in their lifetimes.
Some 17.8 per cent of the adults surveyed reported experiencing alcohol abuse,...
'Demi Moore Had Miscarriage Two Years Ago', Says Her Sister-in-law
Demi Moore's sister-in-law has revealed that the star had
a miscarriage in 2005 .
Pregnancy rumours have been hounding Moore and hubby Ashton Kutcher ever since they tied the knot in September 2005, and now Lesley Guynes has revealed to American magazine Star that the Ghost star did in fact...
Diana Could Have Been Saved Had She Been Rushed to Hospital
Diana, Princess of Wales could have been saved if she had
been moved more quickly to the hospital, an independent medical practitioner has claimed. Dr James Colthurst, who has spent more than 25 years practicing medicine, believes that the Princess may have still been alive if French doctors had
Four Percent of American Adults Never Had Sex
Four percent of US adults have never had
sex in their lives, and the figure climbs to 12 percent in the case of Mexican-Americans, according to an official survey out on Friday.
"Approximately 96 percent of adults age 20-59 years have had
sex, with the age group 20-29 having the lowest percent...
Doctors Feared That Young Rihanna Had Brain Tumour
Barbadian R&B singer Rihanna had
such severe headaches during her growing years that doctors thought she had
brain tumour .
The Unfaithful star underwent several CAT scans since she was eight till she was 13, when her parents separated.
It was later discovered that the headaches were...
Ancient Ancestors Might Have Had a Clue to HIV
Scientist believe that humans distant ancestors won the battle against the now extinct virus 4 million years ago but it left the human species vulnerable to HIV today. AIDs one of the most dangerous diseases of the present century and one of the most researched one still leaves many questions una...
Rural Doctors Had It Enough
The doctors serving in the rural areas have had
enough. Most Doctors are on the brink of burn out after putting in long hours of work . A survey conducted by the Australian Medical Association has found that these doctors are sick of the stress because of the staff shortage, outdated equipments and...
Stroke Risk Nearly Doubles for Siblings of People Who Have Had a Stroke
People with a brother or sister who have had
a stroke are almost twice as likely as the average American to suffer a stroke themselves, according to research . That risk can be even higher depending on the race and gender of the person who had
The study looked at the risk of str...
Rural Doctors Had It Enough
The doctors serving in the rural areas have had
enough. Most Doctors are on the brink of burn out after putting in long hours of work//. A survey conducted by the Australian Medical Association has found that these doctors are sick of the stress because of the staff shortage, outdated equipments an...
Former Official Confesses He Had Sold Steroids to Leading Baseball Players
A former official of the Mets, a leading baseball team of New York, has pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in San Francisco to distributing// performance-enhancing drugs to dozens of former and current Major League Baseball players for a decade.
Kirk Radomski, 37, who had
worked as a ...
Young People Who Died Suddenly, Inexplicably Had Genetic Heart Defects
In 49 young people who died suddenly and inexplicably at an average age of 14, conventional autopsies found no cause of death. But when Mayo Clinic researchers conducted a// sophisticated form of postmortem genetic testing -- known as a molecular autopsy -- they found that more than one-third died ...
Technology Making LASIK Safer for Those Who Have Had Previous Eye Surgery
Rapidly improving technology is making LASIK safer, as well as widening the scope of its potential benefits,// according to A. John Kanellopoulous, MD, who taught an instructional course at the recent American Academy of Ophthalmology’s 2006 Joint Meeting.
During the course titled “LASIK in Ey...
Genetic Mutation in Mice Suggests Extinct Mammoth Had Light and Dark Fur
Biologists at the University of California, San Diego have found that the main color differences among Florida’s mice—which are darker on the mainland//, but lighter on the barrier islands to blend in with the white sand dunes—are largely due to a simple genetic mutation.
Their discovery, deta...
Taiwanese Had A Hearty Laugh On World Laughter Day
Some 20 members of the Taiwan Laughter Club gathered in a central Taipei square Sunday to share a hearty laugh to celebrate the World Laughter Day//.
Led by founder Chen Dar-cheng, the club members and their children chanted 'Ho-Ho-Ho, Ha-Ha-Ha' several times before breaking into belly laughs ...
Just Had Bowel Surgery? Chew Gum For A Speedy Recovery
Doctors may soon recommed patients who have undergone bowel surgery to chew gum for a speedy recovery. It has now been found by Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital researchers that chewing gum may enable restoration of normal bowel function // following surgery. This may in turn result in early discharg...
HIV positive man deliberately had unprotected sex
The Adelaide Supreme Court jury is hearing the case of a HIV positive man who was diagnosed of HIV three years before and his accused of having unprotected sex with three of his girlfriend. Though he// was aware of his HIV status he did not inform his girlfriends that he has the virus and has also...
Thailand had Fewer AIDS-Related Deaths, New HIV Cases In 2005
Thailand's Ministry of Public Health has announced that the number of AIDS-related deaths in the country declined from 5,020 in 2004 to 1,640 in 2005, reports Thailand's The Nation//.
The health ministry's Disease Control Department (DCD) also said there was a 10 per cent decline in the number...
Intelligent children had longer live
Study results showed that people who lived longer had
a high childhood IQ irrespective of income and social position. The research study was carried out by Dr Laurie Martin and Laura Kubzansky, Harvard's School of Public Health who reported their finding in the American Journal of Epidemiology. //...
Scots Had The Lowest Life Expectancy In UK
The Scottish effect is said to contribute to the low life expectancy of Scottish people who have an average lifetime of 69.3 years which is the lowest in United Kingdom where the countries average life expectancy stands at 77 years for men and 81 years for women//.
The low life expectancy of t...
Breast Cancer’s Does Not Discriminate – Rich and Famous Who have had Breast Cancer and Survivd
Breast cancer does not discriminate between rich and poor, if not diagnosed early it can kill anyone. Many celebrities have succumbed to it and some have fought it and survived. Medindia has listed all these famous// actresses and personalities who have suffered from breast cancer.
The Central Government of India had issued a list of approved ingredients for use in ayurvedic, siddha, unani drugs
The Central Government of India has now issued a list of permitted additives ,preservatives// and antioxidants with their corresponding reference standards or grades that should be followed in the manufacture of Ayurveda, Siddha or Unani drugs. The list was issued after a number of reports claimed ...
Women who had stopped HRT get back their symptoms
Research suggests that the symptoms of menopause that gets eliminated during the hormone replacement therapy// (HRT) may come back as soon the treatment is discontinued.
Hormone replacement therapy is the treatment procedure that uses medication containing hormones like estrogen plus progestin...
Hissey Kientz Announces the Launch of Herbal Fen Phen Lawyers Website
...ng marketed to former patients as a “natural alternative” to Fen Phen. The agency warned that herbal Fen Phen may contain ingredients that had
been linked to serious side effects , including high blood pressure, heart attacks, strokes and death.
In addition, herbal Fen Phen has also be...