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Bleeding Hearts Revealed With New Scan - Images that for the first time show bleeding inside the heart after people have suffered a heart attack have been captured by scientists, in a new study published January 19 in the journal Radiology. January 21, 2009

Sensor In Artery Measures Blood Pressure - High blood pressure can be a trial of patience for doctors and for sufferers, whose blood pressure often has to be monitored over a long time until it can be regulated. January 20, 2009

Appendix Removed Through Patient's Vagina - Breaking new ground in what many surgeons consider the next frontier in minimally invasive surgery, Yale School of Medicine and Yale-New Haven Hospital surgeon Kurt Roberts, M.D., successfully performed an appendectomy with no abdominal incision. January 16, 2009

High Caffeine Intake Linked To Hallucination Proneness - High caffeine consumption could be linked to a greater tendency to hallucinate, a new research study suggests. January 15, 2009

'Smart Scaffolds' May Help Heal Broken Hearts - Imagine new treatments for heart disease or muscle loss that direct the body to repair damaged tissue rather than helping it cope with a weakened condition. January 14, 2009

Physical Disability Brings Marital Happiness - A new study finds that the onset of physical disability boosts marital happiness more often than not. January 5, 2009

Blood Sugar Linked To Normal Cognitive Aging - Maintaining blood sugar levels, even in the absence of disease, may be an important strategy for preserving cognitive health, suggests a study published by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC). January 2, 2009

Better Antifreezes To Preserve Donor Organs For Transplantation - Chemists in Canada have developed a new approach for producing more effective medical antifreeze fluids for preserving kidneys, hearts, and other organs donated for transplantation. January 1, 2009

Possible New Target For Treating Breast Cancer - Dr. Charles Clevenger and colleagues at Northwestern University have uncovered that cyclophilin B may contribute to progression in breast cancer. December 31, 2008

Reducing The Damage Of A Heart Attack - In the aftermath of a heart attack, the body's own defenses may contribute to future heart failure. Authors of a new study believe they have identified a protein that plays an important role in a process that replaces dead heart muscle with stiffening scar tissue. December 26, 2008

Artificial Human Bone Marrow Created In A Test Tube - Artificial bone marrow that can continuously make red and white blood cells has been created in a University of Michigan lab. December 24, 2008

Heart Attack Calculator Created - Greek researchers have developed a quick and easy artificial intelligence approach to working out heart attack risk. Physicians could use their system to provide patients with a personal risk factor and so advise on lifestyle changes or medication to lower their risk. December 23, 2008

New Way Men Can Transmit HIV To Women - Researchers at Northwestern University have discovered a critical new way a man can transmit the HIV virus to a woman. December 18, 2008

Production Line For Artificial Skin - A fully automated process is set to improve the production of artificial tissue: medical scientists can perform transplants with skin produced in the laboratory. December 11, 2008

Wireless Crib Monitor Keeps Tabs On Baby's Breathing - Radar - the technology that tracks enemy bombers and hurricanes - is now being employed to detect another danger: when babies stop breathing. December 5, 2008

Particulate Emissions From Laser Printers - Do laser printers emit pathogenic toner particles into the air? Some people are convinced that they do. As a result, this topic is the subject of public controversy. December 4, 2008

A Surgeon You Can Swallow - In the future, tablet-shaped robots could perform some surgical operations without injuring the body. A new publication by the Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems of ETH Zurich shows how such surgical bio-microrobots might function. December 1, 2008

Scientists Shed Light On Evolution Of Gene Regulation - Scientists at Penn State have shed light on some of the processes that regulate genes and they also have shed light on the evolution of the DNA regions that regulate genes. November 28, 2008

Smoking, Teens And Their Parents - A new study found that adolescents were at the greatest risk of smoking when their parents began smoking at an early age and the parents' smoking quickly reached high levels and persisted over time. November 25, 2008

How Red Wine Compounds Fight Alzheimer's Disease - Scientists call it the "French paradox" - a society that, despite consuming food high in cholesterol and saturated fats, has long had low death rates from heart disease. November 24, 2008

Why Only Some Former Smokers Develop Lung Cancer - Canadian researchers are trying to answer why some smokers develop lung cancer while others remain disease free, despite similar lifestyle changes. November 21, 2008

Over-stressing Already Taxed Cancer Cells May Kill Them - Cancer cells are already stressed by the fast pace they require to grow and spread and scientists believe a little more stress just may kill them. November 20, 2008

Technology Gives 3-D View Of Human Coronary Arteries - For the first time researchers are getting a detailed look at the interior of human coronary arteries, using an optical imaging technique developed at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). November 19, 2008

Does Anxiety Increase Risk Of Cardiovascular Disease? - Psychological stress and anxiety have been shown to produce an activation of coagulation and fibrinolysis. November 17, 2008

Cigarette Smoke Could Alter Shape Of Heart - Prolonged exposure to cigarette smoke can increase levels of the stress hormone norepinephrine and enzymes in the heart that have the potential to reshape the left ventricle. November 14, 2008

Joyful Music May Promote Heart Health - Listening to your favorite music may be good for your cardiovascular system. November 13, 2008

Can Vitamins And Minerals Prevent Hearing Loss? - About 10 million people in the United States alone - from troops returning from war to students with music blasting through headphones - are suffering from impairing noise-induced hearing loss. November 12, 2008

Nanoparticles Research Aids Drug Development - Scientists at the University of Liverpool have developed a new technology which can dramatically improve the effectiveness of antibacterial treatments. November 11, 2008

Clue Discovered In Spread Of Superbugs - A discovery from the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation has put scientists are one step closer to finding a defense against dangerous antibiotic-resistant bacteria, sometimes called superbugs. November 6, 2008

Gene That Helps Control Production Of Stomach Acid Discovered - University of Cincinnati (UC) researchers have discovered a gene that helps control the secretion of acid in the stomach - information that could one day aid scientists in creating more efficient treatment options for conditions such as acid reflux or peptic ulcers. November 5, 2008

Simple Blood Test Predicts Obesity - According to new research from the Monell Center, the degree of change in blood triglyceride levels following a fatty meal may indicate susceptibility to diet-induced obesity. November 3, 2008

Clock-shifts Affect Risk Of Heart Attack - Adjusting the clocks to summer time on the last Sunday in March increases the risk of myocardial infarction in the following week. October 31, 2008

Exploring Use Of Fat Cells As Heart Attack Therapy - For those of us trained to read nutrition labels, conventional wisdom tells us that fat isn’t good for the heart. October 29, 2008

How Breastfeeding Transfers Immunity To Babies - A BYU-Harvard-Stanford research team has identified a molecule that is key to mothers’ ability to pass along immunity to intestinal infections to their babies through breast milk. October 28, 2008

Steroids Aid Recovery From Pneumonia - Adding corticosteroids to traditional antimicrobial therapy might help people with pneumonia recover more quickly than with antibiotics alone, UT Southwestern Medical Center scientists have found. October 21, 2008

Nicotine Linked To Breast Cancer Growth And Spread - A study published in Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, suggests a possible role for nicotine in breast tumor development and metastases. October 20, 2008

Nanodiamond Drug Device Could Transform Cancer Treatment - A Northwestern University research team has developed a promising nanomaterial-based biomedical device that could be used to deliver chemotherapy drugs locally to sites where cancerous tumors have been surgically removed. October 16, 2008

Insight On Common Heart Rhythm Disorder - University of Iowa researchers and colleagues in France have identified a gene variant that causes a potentially fatal human heart rhythm disorder called sinus node disease. October 15, 2008

Red Wine May Lower Lung Cancer Risk - Moderate consumption of red wine may decrease the risk of lung cancer in men, according to a report in the October issue of Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention¸ a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. October 8, 2008

MRI Spots Early Breast Cancer In Mice - A new magnetic resonance imaging procedure can detect very early breast cancer in mice, including ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), a precursor to invasive cancer. October 3, 2008

Colon Cancer Link To Obesity Uncovered - A new study reveals the first-ever genetic link between obesity and colon cancer risk, a finding that could lead to greater accuracy in testing for the disease, said a researcher at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). October 2, 2008

Bleeding Gums Linked To Heart Disease - Bad teeth, bleeding gums and poor dental hygiene can end up causing heart disease, scientists heard at the Society for General Microbiology's Autumn meeting being held this week at Trinity College, Dublin. September 12, 2008

World's Largest-ever Study Of Near-Death Experiences - The University of Southampton is launching the world's largest-ever study of near-death experiences this week. September 11, 2008

Cholesterol Drugs Lower Risk Of Stroke For Elderly - Elderly people who take a cholesterol drug after a stroke or mini-stroke lower their risk of having another stroke just as much as younger people in the same situation. September 9, 2008

Sex Hormones Link To Heart Risk - Men are more prone to, and likely to die of, heart disease compared with women of a similar age - and sex hormones are to blame, according to a new University of Leicester led study. September 3, 2008

Jumping For Joy ... And Stronger Bones - High impact activities such as jumping and skipping that can easily be incorporated into warm-ups before sports and physical education classes, have been shown to benefit bone health in adolescents. September 2, 2008

Heart Attack Prevention: Potential New Use For Viagra? - A basic science breakthrough by Queen’s researchers into regulating a single enzyme may lead to new drug therapies that will help prevent heart attacks and strokes. August 29, 2008

Secret Of Newborn's First Words Revealed - A new study could explain why "daddy" and "mommy" are often a baby's first words - the human brain may be hard-wired to recognize certain repetition patterns. August 28, 2008

Cells In Eye Could Help Control Sleep - A set of nerve cells in the eye control our levels of sleepiness according to the brightness of our surroundings, Oxford University researchers have discovered. August 27, 2008

Newly Uncovered Cells May Be Critical In Psoriasis - Psoriasis, one of humanity’s oldest known diseases, has also been one of its most misunderstood. August 26, 2008

New Imaging Technique For More Precise Cancer Surgery - Cancer surgeons today operate "blind" with no clear way of determining in real-time whether they have removed all of the diseased tissue, which is the key to successful surgery. August 25, 2008

How Rheumatoid Arthritis Causes Bone Loss - Researchers have discovered key details of how rheumatoid arthritis (RA) destroys bone, according to a study published in the Aug. 22 edition of the Journal of Biological Chemistry. August 22, 2008

Ultrasound Used To Predict Heart Attack Risk - Repeat exams using widely available and inexpensive ultrasound imaging could help identify patients at high risk for a heart attack or other adverse cardiovascular events, according to a study published in the September issue of the journal Radiology. August 20, 2008

Massaging Muscles Facilitates Recovery After Exercise - Researchers testing the long-held theory that therapeutic massage can speed recovery after a sports injury have found early scientific evidence of the healing effects of massage. August 19, 2008

Tiny Molecule Helps Control Blood-vessel Development - The development and repair of heart tissue and blood vessels is intimately tied to a tiny piece of ribonucleic acid (RNA) that is found nowhere else in the body, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found. August 15, 2008

Smart Contact Lenses Dispense Medication - "Smart" contact lenses that measure pressure within the eye and dispense medication accordingly could be made possible using a new material developed by biomedical engineers at UC Davis. August 5, 2008

Mechanism For Postpartum Depression Found In Mice - Researchers have pinpointed a mechanism in the brains of mice that could explain why some human mothers become depressed following childbirth. August 1, 2008

Alleviating The Fear Of Falling - Getting old isn't just about body aches and pains. As we get older, our risk of falling greatly increases. Old bones don't heal like young ones, and for senior citizens, falls are a leading cause of death. July 31, 2008

Hip Bone Density Helps Predict Breast Cancer Risk - Measuring a woman’s bone mineral density can provide additional information that may help more accurately determine a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer. July 29, 2008

New Cellular Pathway Linked To Cancer Identified - In the life of a cell, the response to DNA damage determines whether the cell is fated to pause and repair itself, commit suicide, or grow uncontrollably, a route leading to cancer. July 28, 2008

Balance Problems? Step Into The IShoe - Your grandmother might have little in common with an astronaut, but both could benefit from a new device an MIT graduate student is designing to test balancing ability. July 25, 2008

Using Magenetic Nanoparticles To Combat Cancer - Scientists at Georgia Tech have developed a potential new treatment against cancer that attaches magnetic nanoparticles to cancer cells, allowing them to be captured and carried out of the body. July 23, 2008

Heart Attack Not A Death Sentence - Survivors of cardiac arrest who received intensive care can expect long-term quality of life at reasonable expense to the health care system. July 22, 2008

Men And Women May Need Different Diets - Diet can strongly influence how long you live and your reproductive success, but now scientists have discovered that what works for males can be very different for females. July 18, 2008

New Helmet May Reduce Forces To Neck During Head-first Impact - University of British Columbia researchers have invented a sports helmet that reduces direct impact to the neck by up to 56 per cent, according to preliminary tests. July 15, 2008

Pocket-sized Magnetic Resonance Imaginge - The term “MRI scan” brings to mind the gigantic, expensive machines that are installed in hospitals. But research scientists have now developed small portable MRI scanners that perform their services in the field: for instance to examine ice cores. July 11, 2008

Sex Really Does Get Better With Age - An increasing number of 70 year olds are having good sex and more often, and women in this age group are particularly satisfied with their sex lives, according to a study published on the British Medical Journal website. July 10, 2008

New Antibiotic Beats Superbugs At Their Own Game - The problem with antibiotics is that, eventually, bacteria outsmart them and become resistant. But by targeting the gene that confers such resistance, a new drug may be able to finally outwit them. July 8, 2008

How Tumor Cells Break Free And Form Metastases - When tumor cells acquire the capacity to move around and invade other tissues, there is a risk of metastases and cancer treatment becomes more difficult. July 7, 2008

Tummy's Taste For Red Wine With Red Meat - What happens when red wine meets red meat? If the rendezvous happens in the stomach, scientists in Israel are reporting, wine's bounty of healthful chemical compounds may thwart formation of harmful substances released during digestion of fat in the meat. July 4, 2008

Unique Pheromone Detection System Uncovered - Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have overturned the current theory of how a pheromone works at the molecular level to trigger behavior in fruit flies. June 30, 2008

New Invention Kills Foodborne Pathogens In Minutes - University of Georgia researchers have developed an effective technology for reducing contamination of dangerous bacteria on food. June 27, 2008

Oral Cannabis Ineffective In Treating Acute Pain - A study published in the July issue of the Journal Anesthesiology discovered that oral cannabis not only failed to alleviate certain types of pain in human volunteers but, surprisingly, it instead caused increased sensitivity to some forms of pain. June 26, 2008

Teeth And Jewelry Don't Mix - Skin piercings might be the rage among teens, but researchers from Tel Aviv University have found good reasons to think twice about piercing one’s tongue or lip. June 23, 2008

Stress During Childhood Increases Risk Of Allergies - Moving house or the separation of parents can significantly increase the risk of children developing allergies later on. June 20, 2008

Coffee Drinkers Have Slightly Lower Death Rates - A new study has good news for coffee drinkers: Regular coffee drinking (up to 6 cups per day) is not associated with increased deaths in either men or women. June 18, 2008

Perfect Vision But Blind To Light - Mammals have two types of light-sensitive detectors in the retina. Known as rod and cone cells, they are both necessary to picture their environment. June 17, 2008

Vitamin D: New Way To Treat Heart Failure? - Strong bones, a healthy immune system, protection against some types of cancer: Recent studies suggest there’s yet another item for the expanding list of Vitamin D benefits. June 13, 2008

Longer Life For Paraplegic Patients With Superman Bicycle - A new type of exercise equipment can prevent serious lifestyle illnesses in paraplegic patients. June 11, 2008

Golf Prolongs Life, Swedish Study Finds - Golf can be a good investment for the health, according to a new study from the Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet. June 3, 2008

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