Health News

The New Gateway Drug
The illegal use of HGH (human growth hormone) by male weightlifters is a prevalent issue in the United States, according to a study that appears in the American Journal on Addictions .
Kidneys on the Move
Johns Hopkins researchers have found that kidneys shipped on ice for transplant are just as safe and effective as kidneys that come from donors in the same hospital where the transplant operation takes place.
What We've Got Here Is Failure to Communicate
A recent article in the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology says that health care systems are failing to apply evidence from studies to inform their decision-making.
Malaria, You've Been Busted!
Australian scientists have achieved the most detailed and vivid images of the malaria parasite invading red blood cells ever to be captured, offering a glimpse into how the mosquito-borne illness works.
A Small Conversation about a Big Decision
New research shows that surrogate decision-makers who had not discussed life support measures with their critically ill family members have more trouble making the final judgement.
Barrel O'...Not So Much Fun
Barrel O' Fun Snack Foods has issued a voluntary recall of potato chips due to undeclared milk protein that could cause severe allergic reactions to people with a milk sensitivity.
Statin Stalemate
A new study suggests there isn't enough evidence to recommend the widespread use of cholesterol-lowering stain drugs for patients who don't have a history of cardiovascular disease.
Laser Precision
With E. coli bacterial contamination a potential problem in both drinking and recreational water supplies, a new laser technique to provide faster and better analyses of rivers, beaches and lakes is a welcome new tool.
Breaking Down HIV's Outer Shell
Scientists have finally developed a complete model of the HIV virus's outer shell, a process that took years because of the virus's "tricky" proteins.
HIV in the American South
HIV-related health complications pose a greater risk for women, minorities and Southerners, according to a study by the University of Colorado in Denver.