Archive for July, 2007

Mayo Clinic – A noninvasive, outpatient treatment for noncancerous uterine tumors, referred to as focused ultrasound, provides sustained relief from symptoms, according to a new Mayo Clinic led collaborative study. The study of this innovative treatment approach – called magnetic resonance imaging guided focused ultrasound surgery (MRgFUS) – also shows that the more completely tumors […]

Newswise — A single marijuana joint has the same effect on the lungs as smoking up to five cigarettes at a time, indicates research published ahead of print in the journal Thorax. The researchers base their findings on 339 adults up to the age of 70, selected from an ongoing study of respiratory health, and […]

HealthGrades – Bariatric surgery patients had 64 percent fewer complications and a 26 percent shorter hospital stay if they went to a five-star rated hospital compared with a one-star rated hospital, according to a new study released today by HealthGrades, the healthcare ratings company. The study of bariatric surgery outcomes at hospitals in 19 states […]

Universidad de Granada – Calcium, magnesium, and iron from goat milk may be more bioavailable than minerals from cow milk, according to research carried out at the Department of Physiology of UGR. Milk from goats helps to prevent iron deficiency anemia and bone demineralization (softening of the bones). This project, conducted by Dr Javier Díaz […]

Columbus Children’s Hospital – Football, one of the most popular sports in the United States, is also the leading cause of sports-related injuries. During the 2005-06 season, high school football players sustained more than half a million injuries nationally. A study conducted by researchers in the Center for Injury Research and Policy (CIRP) at Columbus […]

Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center – Some drugs commonly used to treat type 2 diabetes, such as Avandia® and Actos®, may double the risk of heart failure, according to a new analysis by medical researchers. Even though the group of medications causing the risk helps to improve insulin sensitivity (usually considered beneficial for health), […]