Archive for the ‘Wiki Health’ Category
Don’t be surprised if your doctor asks you to sit on the floor at your next checkup. A new study says testing a person’s ability to sit down and then rise from the floor could provide useful insight into their overall health and longevity. Brazilian researchers discovered an interesting link between a person’s ability to..
Russia clashes over energy with Belarus, Ukraine, EU
Russia plunged back into the disputes over energy with Ukraine and Belarus that have repeatedly disrupted oil and gas supplies to European Unioncountries, and it also termed EU energy policy as "uncivilized". Russia on Friday denied remarks by Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko that it [more]
Simple test may predict life expectancy
Don’t be surprised if your doctor asks you to sit on the floor at your next checkup. A new study says testing a person’s ability to sit down and then rise from the floor could provide useful insight into their overall health and longevity. [more]
For North Korea, next step is a nuclear test?
North Korea's next step after rattling the world by putting a satellite into orbit for the first time will likely be a nuclear test, the third conducted by the reclusive and unpredictable state. A nuclear test would be the logical follow-up to [more]
NASA releases “Told Ya So” apocalypse video early
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=QY_Gc1bF8ds Dec. 21, 2012, has long been rumored to be the day of the Mayan apocalypse, when Earth comes to its inglorious end. The good folks at NASA want you to know that isn't going to happen. In fact, NASA is so [more]
Following bone marrow transplants, two men infected with HIV no longer have any traces of the AIDS-causing virus in their lymphocytes, researchers report. Lymphocytes are a type of white blood cell and are a key part of the immune system. The U.S. researchers suspect that bone marrow transplantation along with continuation ofantiretroviral therapy resulted in..
A Rocky Mountain Laboratories image depicting the Yersinia pestis bacteria, which causes the plague (AP) An Oregon man appears to be suffering from the plague after he tried to rescue a mouse from the mouth of a feral cat. "This can be a serious illness," Emilio DeBess, state public health veterinarian, tells the Oregonian. "But..
Researchers at the University of Kansas say that people can accurately judge 90 percent of a stranger’s personality simply by looking at the person’s shoes. "Shoes convey a thin but useful slice of information about their wearers," the authors wrote in the new study published in the Journal of Research in Personality. "Shoes serve a..
A ‘tooth tattoo’ made from silk strands and gold wires could be used to detect life-threatening illnesses, researchers have said. The tiny wireless device sticks to dental enamel and transmits real-time updates on chemicals in the breath and saliva. Engineers at Princeton University in America have used it to detect bacteria that causes surgical infections..
A Mexican man whose arms were severely burned in an electrical accident has become the first patient in Latin America to receive a double arm transplant. Gabriel Granados, a 52-year-old father of two whose arms were amputated just below the elbow, received the arms of a 34-year-old shooting victim, said Dr Martin Iglesias, head of..
High fructose corn syrup won’t get a wholesome new name after all. The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday rejected theCorn Refiners Association’s bid to rename its sweetening agent "corn sugar." Given the sweetener’s bad reputation in recent years, the association submitted an application to the agency in 2010 to have the product renamed on..
Sleep apnea has already been linked to a host of adverse health problems, such as high blood pressure and heart disease. Now, new research suggests that in people who already have cancer, the sleep disorder may raise their risk of dying from cancer. People with the most severe sleep apnea — those who have 30..
U.S. researchers have discovered that a drug already prescribed to millions of people with diabetes could also have another important use: treating one of the world`s leading causes of blindness. In laboratory rat and cell-culture experiments, the scientists found that metformin, which is commonly used to control blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetes, also..
Acupuncture and hypnosis have been promoted as drug-free ways to help smokers kick the habit, and there is some evidence that they work, according to a research review that looked at 14 international studies. Researchers, whose findings appeared in the American Journal of Medicine, said that there are still plenty of questions, including exactly how..
Florence Williams gets right to the bosom of her new book in its first line, reeling off names for the most beloved part of the female anatomy: "Funbags. Boobsters. Chumawumbas. Dingle bobbers. Dairy pillows. Jellybonkers. Nim nums." So begins William’s humorous, but deadly serious treatise, "Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History." "We love breasts, yet..
Model Miranda Kerr has revealed how daily 30-minute yoga sessions and a ‘super healthy’ diet help hone her slender 5ft 9 inch frame...