Scientists Link 13 New Gene Regions to Heart Disease Risk
SUNDAY, March 6 (HealthDay News) -- In what may be the largest
global investigation of its kind, scientists have implicated 13 new
gene regions in the onset of heart vessel plaque build-up, a
condition that often leads to fatal heart attacks.
New Sweetness Detectors Found in Human Taste Cells
MONDAY, March 7 (HealthDay News) --Taste cells apparently host
more sugar detectors than previously thought, including ones
formerly thought to exist only in the pancreas and intestines, new
Irregular Heart Beat Plus Stroke May Increase Dementia Risk
MONDAY, March 7 (HealthDay News) -- People who suffer a stroke
and also have an irregular heart rhythm called atrial fibrillation
may be at greater risk of developing dementia than stroke survivors
without the heart condition, British researchers report.
Mix of Genetics and Stress Can Impair Mental Abilities
MONDAY, March 7 (HealthDay News) -- Genetics may predispose some
people who live in so-called "hazardous" neighborhoods -- where
fear and stress are a fact of daily life -- to face a higher risk
for age-related cognitive decline, new research warns.
Lab-Grown Urethra Used to Replace Damaged Tube
MONDAY, March 7 (HealthDay News) -- In a potential advance in
the field of tissue engineering, researchers report that they've
been able to repair injured urinary systems in boys by using
bladder cells grown in a laboratory.
Video Games That Make Kids Move Burn Calories
MONDAY, March 7 (HealthDay News) -- Interactive video games that
require high-energy movement raised middle school kids' metabolisms
to levels typically seen with moderate or vigorous exercise, a new