New Type Of Irritable Bowel Syndrome Identified

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Researchers at UCLA have identified a new form of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) that occurs after an acute bout of diverticulitis, when parts of the intestine become inflamed or infected, causing patients significant pain. These f...

DNA Changes During Pregnancy Persist Into Childhood

Even before they are born, babies accumulate changes in their DNA through a process called DNA methylation that may interfere with gene expression, and in turn, their health as they grow up. But until now it’s been unclear just how long these changes during the prenatal period per...

Exercise May Reduce The Risk Of Epilepsy Later In Life For Men

New research suggests that men who exercise vigorously as young adults may reduce their risk of developing epilepsy later in life. The study is published in the September 4, 2013, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Epilepsy is a brain d...

Biology Texts Geared Toward Pre-Med Students

Textbooks give short shrift to big issues like evolution College biology textbooks cater to the needs of pre-med majors and not those of the majority of students who take introductory science classes, a new study reveals. A text analysis of eight commonly used biology textbooks found t...

Look At What I'm Saying

University of Utah engineers show brain depends on vision to hear University of Utah bioengineers discovered our understanding of language may depend more heavily on vision than previously thought: under the right conditions, what you see can override what you hear. These findings sugge...

Graphic Warnings Ineffective On Young Smokers

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online According to a new UK-based youth study, graphic images on cigarette packaging do not deter young smokers from lighting up. However, young people who said they had never smoked or only experimented with cigarettes reported being ...

Metabolite-Rich Pee May Offer Doctors New Diagnostic Tool

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Pee can do more than hint at whether or not you ate asparagus, instead it is giving doctors another diagnostic tool. Researchers at the University of Alberta, publishing a paper in the journal , said that they found that urine c...

Doctor Has Finger On Pulse of Heart Health

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online An academic from the University of Iowa has developed a new, simpler method to measure the stiffness of the aorta, a common risk factor of heart disease. The new method uses an instrument called a transducer on the finger, or over the ...

New Laser-based Tool May Improve Accuracy Of Brain Tumor Surgery

Harvard University In the battle against brain cancer, doctors now have a new weapon — a new imaging technology that will make brain surgery dramatically more accurate by allowing surgeons to distinguish — at a microscopic level — between brain tissue and tumors. Call...

Faster Hospital Care Not Leading To Fewer Heart Attack Deaths

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Although hospitals have been successful in getting treatment to heart attack victims more quickly, the rate of death has remained relatively unchanged. The University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center has conducted a ...
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