Archive for November, 2007

Newswise — Searching for the perfect holiday gifts? This year, give your loved ones the gift of health. Saint Louis University doctors have 10 unique gift ideas that are sure to please even the hardest-to-shop-for on your list. No. 1 – Workout Attire for Your Favorite Mom-to-Be. Healthy expectant moms should stay physically active, says […]

Drug candidates 1,000 times more potent than resveratrol identified by Sirtris that offer a new approach to anti-aging medication and treating type 2 diabetes. BusinessWire – Sirtris Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRT), a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering and developing small molecule drugs to treat diseases of aging, has announced that findings in the journal Nature […]

Health Behavior News Service – If hospitals added one more full-time registered nurse on staff to care for patients, the number of hospital-related deaths in the United States could decrease significantly, according to a new review. However, cost concerns and a worsening nursing shortage might make this an unlikely scenario. When asked how hospital administrators […]

Newswise — Five years after all current smokers who receive Medicaid benefits quit smoking, program expenditures would be an estimated $9.7 billion lower, according to a new report by researchers at RTI International. The report, funded by the American Legacy Foundation, found that Medicaid expenditures attributable to current smokers account for 5.6 percent of total […]

American Academy of Neurology – People are at an increased risk of memory problems and greater disability after stroke if they have low levels of “good” cholesterol and high levels of homocysteine, an amino acid acquired mostly from eating meat. The findings are published in the November 27, 2007 issue of Neurology®. “These findings show […]

Health Behavior News Service – Recovering alcoholics whose chosen strategy is to abstain from drinking are least likely to relapse, according to a new study of a nationally representative sample of adults. However, although abstinence is the most reliable form of recovery to help middle-age and older adults avoid alcohol abuse and dependence problems, the […]