Men Likely to Research a Purchase, Not Ask for Advice
FRIDAY, Jan. 29 (HealthDay News) -- When lost on the roadway, men have a reputation for being less likely than women to ask for directions, and new research suggests that the same behavior may hold true when men go shopping.
Parkinson's More Common in Northeast, Midwest
FRIDAY, Jan. 29 (HealthDay News) -- The largest study of its kind finds that Parkinson's disease in the United States is more common in the Midwest and Northeast, and that whites and Hispanics are twice as likely to develop the disease as blacks and Asians.
Immune System 'Memory' Gets a Boost in Mouse Study
FRIDAY, Jan. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists have found a way to boost the immune system's "memory" in mice, raising the prospect that future research could pave the way for more effective vaccines.
Targeting Cancer Stem Cells May Eradicate Tumors
FRIDAY, Jan. 29 (HealthDay News) -- New ways of identifying and studying cancer stem cells in the lab could accelerate understanding of the cells and lead to the development of drugs that target them, British researchers say.
Tune Up Your Health
FRIDAY, Jan. 29 (HealthDay News) -- The litany of suspected benefits is long: It can soothe infants and adults alike, trigger memories, temper pain, aid sleep and make the heart beat faster or slower. "It," of course, is music.
Sedation Linked to Longer Stay in ICU
FRIDAY, Jan. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Critically ill patients in intensive care who aren't sedated require fewer days on mechanical ventilation and spend less time in the intensive care unit than those who are sedated, new research suggests.
Fake Drugs Bought on the Web Pose Big Health Risks
FRIDAY, Jan. 29 (HealthDay News) -- People who buy prescription medications over the Internet, especially drugs purporting to treat erectile dysfunction, are playing Russian roulette with their lives, a new study contends.
Health Tip: Who's a Candidate for Gastric Bypass Surgery?
(HealthDay News) -- Gastric bypass surgery, sometimes recommended for obese people, involves re-routing the path that food takes, including shrinking the size of the stomach. But the procedure has a number of risks, including the possibility of post-surgical infection, blood clots or developing gallstones.