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Seniors who gain too much weight are more likely to develop diabetes
Date: 2010-06-28 13:58:29
Individuals who begin gaining excess weight in their 50s and 60s may benefit from being tested for diabetes. A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Society has found that seniors who gain weight as they grow older are more likely to develop metabolic syndrome. ... Full Story

New research may lead to future malaria vaccine
Date: 2010-06-21 22:18:15
A newly discovered mechanism by which the parasite that causes malaria infects red blood cells could lead to improvements in malaria testing and, possibly, to a vaccine in the near future. ... Full Story

New blood test for chickenpox virus may soon be available
Date: 2010-06-14 13:59:14
Researchers have identified a single protein that triggers the reaction of the immune system to the virus that causes chickenpox and shingles. Scientists believe that this knowledge will lead to better blood tests that will be able to diagnose individuals who are at risk for infection.... Full Story

Diabetes tied to increased cancer risk for women
Date: 2010-06-11 22:28:20
Women with type 2 diabetes may want to consider seeking genital cancer testing, as a recent study has found that the disease significantly increases a woman's risk for several types of cancer.... Full Story

Cesarean sections linked to celiac disease
Date: 2010-06-04 20:39:40
Mothers who delivered their children by cesarean section may want to consider seeking a celiac disease test for their children, as a new study has found a link between the method of birth and an intolerance of gluten.... Full Story

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