Meditation Can 'Turn Off' Regions of the Brain
TUESDAY, Nov. 22 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds that
people skilled at meditation seem able to turn off areas of the
brain associated with daydreaming and psychiatric disorders such as
autism and schizophrenia.
Too Much Acetaminophen Over Time May Damage Liver
TUESDAY, Nov. 22 (HealthDay News) -- Taking slightly too much of
the pain reliever acetaminophen (best known by the brand name
Tylenol) over time can lead to an overdose that can cause liver
failure and death, according to a new study.
BPA Levels Spike After Eating Canned Soup: Study
TUESDAY, Nov. 22 (HealthDay News) -- A new study says that
regular consumption of canned soup may be associated with an
increase in levels of bisphenol A (BPA), which has been associated
with a number of harmful health effects.
How Much Salt Is Best for the Heart?
TUESDAY, Nov. 22 (HealthDay News) -- For people with heart
disease or diabetes, too little salt may harbor almost as much
danger as too much salt, researchers report.
Chronic Bowel Disease Drugs Linked to Skin Cancer Risk
TUESDAY, Nov. 22 (HealthDay News) -- Some patients with
inflammatory bowel disease may be at increased risk for skin cancer
due to their use of immunosuppressant drugs to treat the intestinal
disorder, according to the results of two new studies.
Merck to Pay $950M to Settle Probe of Vioxx Marketing
TUESDAY, Nov. 22 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Justice Department
said Tuesday that the drug company Merck will pay $950 million to
resolve investigations into its marketing of the blockbuster
painkiller Vioxx, which was pulled from the market in 2004 after
studies revealed the drug increased users' risks of heart attack