Health Tip: Diabetics, Avoid Too Much Salt
(HealthDay News) -- High-sodium foods can contribute to high
blood pressure, which is a major risk factor for stroke and heart
attack. The issue is compounded for people with diabetes, who are
already at greater risk of heart attack and stroke.
Health Tip: Warning Signs of Gum Disease
(HealthDay News) -- Periodontal disease affects the thin crevice
between the gums and teeth called the sulcus. This causes the
attachment of the tooth and nearby tissue to disintegrate, causing
a pocket that becomes deeper as the disease worsens.
Chocolate a Sweet Remedy for Many Ills?
THURSDAY, March 29 (HealthDay News) -- International researchers
have uncovered even more healthy properties of flavanols -- the
antioxidants found in cocoa beans.
The Human Brain: Not a Tangle, But a Grid
THURSDAY, March 29 (HealthDay News) -- Far from being a
haphazard tangle of circuitry, the human brain is organized in a
logical, simple 3D grid structure, scientists report.
Wireless Skin Patch Developed to Transmit Medical Info
THURSDAY, March 29 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they're
designing patch-like devices to wirelessly transmit information
about a person's vital health statistics, potentially freeing
patients from the wires and sticky electrodes of
electroencephalograms (EEGs) and electrocardiogram (EKGs).
'Superinfected' Patients Give Clues to Fighting HIV
THURSDAY, March 29 (HealthDay News) -- A stronger immune
response occurs in women who have been infected with two different
strains of HIV by two different sexual partners than in women
infected with one strain of HIV, a new study finds.
First Bedside Gene Test Shows Promise
THURSDAY, March 29 (HealthDay News) -- For the first time, a
genetic test done at a patient's bedside helped doctors choose the
right medicine, Canadian researchers report.
States' Efforts to Boost Cigarette Taxes Slows: CDC
THURSDAY, March 29 (HealthDay News) -- Although eight states
boosted their sales taxes on cigarettes over the past two years,
that's a decline in the number of such increases by states compared
to 2009, a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and