Archive for July, 2009

Hope growing for special probiotic to treat colic in babies – Researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston say one organism discovered during their study may unlock the key to what causes colic, inconsolable crying in an otherwise healthy baby. “Right now, pediatric gastroenterologists can treat just about anything that […]

Crack open the latest medical textbook to the chapter on type 2, or adult-onset, diabetes, and you’ll be hard pressed to find the term “immunology” anywhere. This is because metabolic conditions and immunologic conditions are, with a few exceptions, distant cousins. However, two NIH-funded studies from Harvard Medical School have linked type 2 diabetes with […]

Breathing xenon gas can help protect the infant from brain damage caused by oxygen deprivation, but the xenon’s high cost and scarcity has precluded its widespread use. A newly developed “closed circuit system” may make xenon feasible, safe, and cost efficient for use in protecting the brains of critically ill infants, according to a study […] – Ozone exposure, even at ozone levels rated as safe by current clean air standards, can have a significant and negative effect on lung function, according to researchers at the University of California Davis. “The National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for ozone was recently revised to set lower limits for ozone concentrations. Our […]

With summer ending and school underway, parents are transitioning from hearing their children moan about not being able to swim everyday, to hearing their child complain about homework, their new teachers or being in a different class than their friends. Many parents also begin to hear more complaints of tummy aches and headaches as a […] – A particular group of medications used to treat high blood pressure could protect older adults against memory decline and other impairments in cognitive function, according to a newly published study from Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Research suggests that some of the drugs classified as angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, specifically those types […]