Green Tea May Ward Off Eye Disease
FRIDAY, Feb. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Substances found in green tea work their way into the tissues of the eye and could protect against common eye diseases like glaucoma, researchers say.
Protein Appears Key to Intestinal Balance
FRIDAY, Feb. 19 (HealthDay News) -- A protein that plays a key role in protecting the intestinal tract from bacterial infection and inflammation has been identified by U.S. researchers.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome-Virus Link Questioned
FRIDAY, Feb. 19 (HealthDay News) -- In a finding that questions previous research into the disease known as chronic fatigue syndrome, British researchers report that they've found no link between the condition and xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus.
Rituxan Approved for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
FRIDAY, Feb. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Rituxan (rituximab) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat a slowly progressing form of blood and bone marrow cancer known as chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), the agency said in a press release.
Drug Improved Survival in Mice With Cystic Fibrosis
FRIDAY, Feb. 19 (HealthDay News) -- In the search for new treatments for cystic fibrosis, U.S. researchers have identified a defective signaling pathway that contributes to the severity of the inherited lung disease.
Facebook Profiles Don't Stretch the Truth
FRIDAY, Feb. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Countering the notion that Internet users favor idealized virtual identities, a new study shows that people who join social networking sites such as Facebook create profiles that stick closely to the truth.
Dolphins May Warn of Health Risks in Humans
FRIDAY, Feb. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists report that dolphins suffer from diseases similar to those found in humans, and the mammals' experiences could shed light on the effects that contaminated water and seafood have on people.