Bioengineered Skin Grafts Control Blood Pressure in Mice
FRIDAY, Jan. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Bioengineered skin cells can produce molecules that control blood pressure in mice, and the same technology is potentially usable against a number of medical conditions, researchers report.
55 Million Americans Sickened by Swine Flu So Far
FRIDAY, Jan. 15 (HealthDay News) -- An estimated 55 million people in the United States were infected with the H1N1 swine flu from the time the disease first emerged in mid-April until mid-December, and approximately 11,200 people died, federal officials reported Friday.
Health Agencies Express Concern Over BPA
FRIDAY, Jan. 15 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and other U.S. health agencies are pledging $30 million toward short- and long-term research aimed at clarifying the health effects of the plastics chemical bisphenol A (BPA).
Tylenol Recall Expands to Include Other OTC Meds
FRIDAY, Jan. 15 (HealthDay News) -- As a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary expanded its recall of some of its over-the-counter drugs on Friday, federal health officials said a warning letter has been sent to the company for failing to act quickly to take the products off the shelves after customers were sickened by a moldy smell on the medications.
Moderate Radiation Tied to Heart Disease, Stroke
FRIDAY, Jan. 15 (HealthDay News) -- New research based on the experiences of atomic-bomb survivors has found a link between exposure to moderate levels of radiation and higher levels of heart disease and stroke.
Health Tip: Help Prevent a Blood Clot
(HealthDay News) -- Blood clots most often occur in people who don't move around enough and among people who have had recent surgery or injury. A clot can travel to the heart or brain, leading to a heart attack or stroke.