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Researchers Develop Cancer Test Using DNA From Poo

Posted on 02 June 2009 by admin

A new type of stool test maybe the next big thing when it comes to detecting many different cancers.

Cancers of the digestive tract include colon, stomach and esophageal cancer, and can sometimes be difficult to spot using traditional methods. Continue Reading

AHA Using Twitter To Promote CPR Training

Posted on 02 June 2009 by admin

If somebody around you suddenly started to exhibit signs of a heart attack would you know what to do, or would you just stand by and watch?

The American Heart Association wants to make sure that everybody knows the importance of learning CPR and have turned to Facebook and Twitter to get the word out. Continue Reading

Heat Reduces Cancer Spots For Barrett’s Esophagus Patients

Posted on 28 May 2009 by admin

Boston (HealthKnowItAll) – A study of 127 people with Barrett’s esophagus has found that treating them with heat can remove cancer spots associated with the condition.

In the study, those patients treated with radiofrequency energy were far less likely to develop cancer within one year of the procedure than those treated with a placebo procedure. Continue Reading

Texting Putting Teenagers At Risk Of Poor Health

Posted on 26 May 2009 by admin

Boston (HealthKnowItAll) – Researchers of a new study say that constant texting by teenagers could be having an effect on their performance in the classroom.

Cellphones have become an essential part of everyday life, especially for teenagers, who are in love with the little devices as they allow for them to keep tabs on their friends. Continue Reading

Drug Makers Preparing Vaccine For Swine Flu Virus

Posted on 25 May 2009 by admin

Since swine flu emerged as a world crisis, drug makers from around the world have been rushing to develop a vaccine for it.

Well their vaccines are nearing completion which is good news for us as the threat of swine flu may soon be over. Continue Reading

Cells From Bone Marrow Improve Heart Health

Posted on 19 May 2009 by admin

Boston (HealthKnowItAll) – Putting bone marrow cells directly into an ailing heart has been shown in a study to greatly enhance heart health.

Chronic myocardial ischemia, is the name of a condition in which blood flow to certain parts of the heart is lacking, thus the heart is weaker than it should be. Continue Reading

New Alzheimer’s Disease Tool Predicts Who Will Develop the Condition

Posted on 14 May 2009 by admin

Boston (HealthKnowItAll) – A new tool has been developed by US researchers to determine the risk of a person developing Alzheimer’s disease.

Alzheimer’s is a brain degenerative disorder that is characterized by a type of plaque protein forming on the brain. Continue Reading

Medtronic Hiring 1400 Workers For New Texas Diabetes Facility

Posted on 12 May 2009 by admin

Boston (HealthKnowItAll) – Medical device maker Medtronic have announced their intent to hire an additional 1400 jobs in the near future.

The company will be opening another plant, focusing on diabetes research, thus the addition of the 1400 employees. Continue Reading

Study Proves that Drug Coated Stents are Safe

Posted on 06 May 2009 by admin

Boston (HealthKnowItAll) – Results of a new study prove that long term use of drug-eluding stents is safe.

There has been conflicting opinions across the medical community as to the effects of metal vurses drug-eluding stents, with many doctors fearing that drug-eluding stents put patients at risk of early death. Continue Reading

First US Face Transplant Revealed at Famous Cleveland Clinic

Posted on 06 May 2009 by admin

Cleveland (HealthKnowItAll) – When Connie Culp was shot in the face by her husband 5 years ago, she lost up to 80 percent of her face from the shotgun blast.

Tom was sentenced to 5 years for what he did, and for some reason, his wife, Connie has forgiven him for what he did. Continue Reading