Health News

Locked-In Doesn't Mean Locked-Out from Happiness
Most patients with locked-in syndrome -- resulting from brain stem injury, which leaves patients unable to move or communicate except via eye movements -- report they are happy.
Bone Drug Isn't All Bad
According to Australian researchers, taking bisphosphonates (drugs used to improve bone health) may increase the life span of elderly women.
Sprechen Sie Dementia?
People who speak two languages may be at less risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study.
Sick and Abused
According to a study by Swedish researchers, children who are chronically ill are much more likely than healthy children to be victims of physical abuse.
Backsides and Rear Ends
Australian researchers have discovered a genetic link between a certain type of spinal arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease.
Take a Load Off
Osteoarthritis knee pain commonly afflicts retired professional athletes but also those who are obese. A simple solution to the problem may exist, however, according to a new study: lose weight.
Amped Up to Be Let Down
People who have used amphetamines such as benzedrine and dexedrine appear to be at increased risk of developing Parkinson's disease, according to a new study.
Getting Started on Delaying Dementia
As life spans continue to increase, so the will risk of dementia in individuals, but new research from Sweden indicates people can minimize this risk.
Putting Muscle Behind MD Research
Recent work from pharmacology researcher Dean Burkin may lead to better treatments for the most common form of muscular dystrophy (MD) known as Duchenne.
Swan Song For Ballet Dancers
A new study has identified factors that would allow a professional dancer to resume performances after undergoing arthroscopy scope of the hip.