Health News

Focusing on Strabismus
A team of researchers detail in a new report how they wrapped the extraocular muscles of the eye with a specialized placental tissue called lyophilized amniotic membrane in a patient undergoing a third attempt at strabismus surgery on both medial rectus muscles.
Cancer Therapy May Also Benefit MS Patients
Rochester drug company Vaccinex, Inc., a spinoff from the University of Rochester, has seen some success with its antibody therapy for combatting cancer.
Epilepsy Data Dearth
A team of researchers from the St. Louis University School of Public Health found that epilepsy surveillance and an ongoing data collection for newly diagnosed epilepsy is "almost nonexistent."
Drug Shows Promise for Thyroid Cancer
Pazopanib, a drug that halts blood-vessel growth in tumors, has been shown to be effective in a large number of patients with advanced differentiated thyroid cancers.
Something Else to Blame on Your Family
A diagnosis of atrial fibrillation in first-degree relatives is tied to higher atrial fibrillation risk.
Crunches for Prostate Health?
Physical activity may play a vital role in longevity in men with prostate cancer, according to a new study from Harvard School of Public Health and the University of California, San Francisco.
If Not for Your Health, How About Mother Earth?
Costly organic fruits and vegetables are all the rage among health-conscious consumers, but does the hype live up to the facts? That may depend on which study you read.
A Joint Venture
A team of researchers at the University of Missouri have successfully regenerated complete shoulder joint surfaces using a patient’s own cells.
Can Germs Lead to a Heart Attack?
A bacteria might play a vital role in atherosclerosis -- or hardening of the arteries – the number one killer in the U.S.
Guideline for a Post-Op Sundae
The January issue of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery will include a new clinical practice guideline concerning the care and management of children facing tonsillectomy.