Human Brain Cells Used to Make Mice Smarter
THURSDAY, March 7 (HealthDay News) -- Implanting a type of human
brain cell into newborn mice makes them "smarter" as adults,
scientists have found -- an achievement experts say could aid in
understanding and treating human brain diseases.
Processed Meat May Play a Part in Early Death: Study
WEDNESDAY, March 6 (HealthDay News) -- Grilled hot dogs and
sausages may be tasty treats at ball games and picnics, but a new
study of nearly 450,000 people finds that eating too much processed
meat might shave years off your life.
Cholesterol Levels May Vary By Season
THURSDAY, March 7 (HealthDay News) -- Cholesterol levels
increase with winter's arrival and drop again as warmer weather
returns, a new study by Brazilian researchers suggests.
Steroid Shots Disappoint in Back Pain Study
THURSDAY, March 7 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults who get
steroid injections for degeneration in their lower spine may fare
worse than people who skip the treatment, a small study
Katrina, Other Crises Boost Heart Attacks: Studies
THURSDAY, March 7 (HealthDay News) -- New studies suggest that
severe stress caused by the devastation of Hurricane Katrina and
fallout from the Greek financial crisis boosted the risk of heart
attack for people living through those crises.