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For The Elderly, Being Too Thin Can Be Risky Study Of People Over 70 Finds A Little Extra Weight Is Ok

Being slightly overweight poses little risk for men and women over 70 - it’s being thinner than normal that can be dangerous, a study found. Using a formula based on …


Breakthrough Reported In Aids Research

A scientist says he has succeeded in causing AIDS in monkeys with a virus more closely resembling the one that infects people - a development that overcomes one obstacle to …


High Fat Diet May Blind You, Study Shows

A diet rich in saturated fat and cholesterol may increase the risk of one common cause of blindness, while healthy eating appears to lower the risk of another - cataracts, …


Transplant Raises Hope For Diabetes Cure Insulin-Producing Cells Successfully Inserted Into Diabetic Mice

In what may be a step toward curing diabetes, researchers report successfully transplanting insulin-producing cells between unrelated mice by tricking the immune system into accepting the foreign tissue. Dr. Aldo …


Your Anger May Damage Your Heart

In the 1980s, doctors often suggested that waving your anger like a flag was good for the head and cleansing for the soul. Now, though, the advice is changing: Some …


Parkinson’s Patient Gets Implant Electronic Device Designed To Alleviate Tremors, Rigidity

A 48-year-old Parkinson’s sufferer is believed to be the first patient in this country to be implanted with an electronic device designed to thwart the tremors, rigidity and other symptoms. …


Too Much Vitamin A Linked To Birth Defects Exceeding Recommendations Even Slightly Causes Problems

A major new study of vitamin A has found that doses only slightly above the maximum recommended levels during the early stages of pregnancy significantly increase the risk of birth …


Low-Fat Diet Impedes Prostate Cancer

A low-fat diet substantially slowed the growth of prostate cancer in a laboratory experiment and researchers say the findings suggest eating lean could become a key part of treating the …


Researchers Urge Studies Of Folic Acid Trials Urgently Needed To Confirm Its Ability To Prevent Heart Attack

The vitamin folic acid appears so valuable in preventing heart disease that clinical trials are urgently needed to confirm its life-saving potential, say researchers who analyzed 38 previous studies. Folic …


Nasal Spray Could Protect Against Colds Method Of Blocking Virus Seems To Work In Chimpanzees

Sorry, the common cold still has no cure. But the next best thing is in the works: a simple nasal spray to protect people from catching the sniffles. If this …


Heart Disease Danger To Smokers Underlined

A new study suggests that smokers are more likely to die of heart disease than lung cancer. A report published Monday in the Canadian Journal of Public Health contradicts the …


Pregnancy May Start Anti-Cancer Gene

Pregnancy kicks an anti-cancer gene into high gear in the breasts of mice, a study says, offering a possible clue to why women run a lower risk of breast cancer …


Overeating Linked To Brain Chemical

Dieters may be driven to overeat because of low amounts of a key chemical in the brain that suppresses appetite, a study suggests. Serotonin is made in the brain with …


Study Links Soccer, Brain Impairment Players Not Quite On The Ball After Hitting It With Their Heads

Soccer players who repeatedly hit the ball with their heads suffer a mild form of the same mental impairment that afflicts boxers who have received multiple concussions, according to a …


Scientist Uncovers Aspirin Mystery Biochemist’s Solution May Lead To A More Effective Pain Reliever

At long last, the mystery of how aspirin relieves pain may have been solved. And the solution, scientists report, could reveal how to make a drug that can rid you …


Pig-Baboon Transplant A Success Results First Step To Putting Animal Hearts Into Humans

Scientists who grafted pig hearts into baboons say they have taken a major step toward the routine transplant of animal organs into people, a high-tech answer to the shortage of …


Advances Let Snorers, Spouses Live In Peace

An anti-snoring device lets both Pete and Peggy Fraser sleep better. Photo by Dan Pelle/The Spokesman-Review


Electric Pump Keeps Heart Patient Alive, Mobile Portable Device Will Do While Man, 37, Waits For Donor Heart

Kevin and Pam Stuber wait outside Sacred Heart Medical Center. Photo by Shawn Jacobson/The Spokesman-Review


Scientists Quickly Trace Disease In Australia To Deadly New Virus Outbreak Killed Horses, Man; Then It Mysteriously Subsided

The cover ov today’s issue of Science shows the new virus. Photo by Associated Press


Swedish Procedure Offers Hope For Damaged Cartilage

It happened last spring on the softball field: Richard Adams made it safely to third base but when he tried to stop he heard “a loud crack” - the sound, …


Sterilization Using ‘Glue’ Being Studied

A doctor believes he has found a way to sterilize women permanently without surgery or scars: two squirts of a substance similar to Super Glue. Researchers injected small amounts of …


Health Facts Aren’t Science Fiction

What could be worse than not knowing your future? Apparently nothing, given the huge numbers of people who eagerly ponder their horoscope every day or spend lots of money dialing …


Tests May Find Alzheimer’s 20 Years Before Symptoms

A combination of genetic testing and sophisticated imaging techniques can detect brain damage caused by Alzheimer’s disease 20 years before obvious symptoms of the disease appear, according to researchers. Such …


Doctors React To Bad News About Drugs Study On Hypertension Drugs Surprises Cardiologists

A TV news report stopped Spokane heart doctor Donald Canaday in his tracks as he exercised at home last Friday. A new study had linked a hypertension drug - one …


Hanford Nuclear Waste May Produce Cancer Treatment Radioactive Isotopes From Stored Waste Attacking Cancer Cells

Dr. Huibert Vriesendorp is leery of talking about cures for cancer. But the radiation oncologist at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, is optimistic that a radioactive isotope …


Treatment Effective For Sickle Cell Anemia

Calling an early halt to a national trial because of promising results, doctors Monday announced the first treatment for sickle cell anemia that attacks the underlying cause of the disease …


New Drugs May Knock Out Aids

Small preliminary studies that will be reported this week at a national medical meeting show that a new class of drugs is highly effective in knocking out the virus that …


Protein Looks Promising As Parkinson’s Treatment

Mice with an experimental version of Parkinson’s disease improved after a natural protein was injected into their brains, suggesting a possible lead for human therapy. An estimated 500,000 to 1 …


Man’s Survival May Prove Hiv Vaccine Infected With Weaker Form Of The Virus, Man Is Alive After 12 Years

One man’s HIV infection over a decade ago is giving scientists their first evidence of the safety of an AIDS vaccine that has been considered too dangerous for people. In …


Studies Focus On The Cold Facts Of Life

The University of Wisconsin poker experiments definitely rate as a most uncommon way to study the common cold. But British researchers using “scantily clad volunteers in drafty hallways” are nothing …