Posted 4:22 AM 12/2/2013 by Lindsay MacLeod, KSBY News
A new study finds there are long-term differences in the brains of soldiers who have suffered head injuries in blasts from explosive devices.
Researchers used brain imaging to study 10 Iraq war veterans who have been diagnosed with mild traumatic brain injuries from explosions.
They compared the images to soldiers who didn't have any injuries, and they found significant differences in memory and other cognitive functions.
Posted 4:17 AM 12/2/2013 by Lindsay MacLeod, KSBY News
There is new evidence that energy drinks can have an impact on heart function.
Researchers in Germany studied 18 healthy adults.
They gave them MRI scans before drinking an energy drink and then one hour after drinking the energy drink.
The scans revealed differences in heart (More)
Posted 1:43 PM 11/29/2013 by NBC News
Men with prostate cancer can improve their disease status by following a healthy diet and taking fish oil supplements.
Researchers at UCLA had a group of men with prostate cancer follow a low-fat diet and take fish oil supplements for four to six weeks. Another group followed a higher-fat (More)
Posted 1:39 PM 11/29/2013 by NBC News
Babies who have a gene linked to Alzheimer's disease have brains that develop differently from children who don't have the gene.
Researchers at Brown University imaged the brains of more than 160 infants. All the babies had DNA tests to determine if they were carriers of a specific gene (More)
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Posted 10:17 AM 11/29/2013 by Keli Moore, KSBY
A Central Coast mom has created an online tool that she calls her passion project.
The Chronic Wellness Tools is an online tool that helps people with chronic illness track their symptoms to find a diagnosis. The tracker will soon be a mobile app.
Posted 3:04 AM 11/29/2013 by Lindsay MacLeod, KSBY News
A new study finds women suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder are more likely to become obese.
Researchers at Columbia University found women with symptoms of PTSD had a 36% increased risk of gaining significant amounts of weight compared to women who experienced trauma, but didn't (More)
Posted 3:01 AM 11/29/2013 by Lindsay MacLeod, KSBY News
According to a new study, seniors who suffer a traumatic injury are more likely to recover if they see a specialist in elderly care.
Researchers at the University of Michigan studied people over age 65 who had injuries like broken ribs and multiple fractures from a car accident.(More)
Posted 11:20 AM 11/27/2013 by Michael Handler; KSBY News
Women who test negative for the breast cancer gene may still be at an increased risk for the disease.
Researchers found women in families with a BRCA-2 mutation are four times more likely to develop breast cancer, even if they test negative. It's possible these women inherit other things than the gene that increase the odds of breast cancer.
Scientists believe the risk is specific to BRCA-2 families with a strong family history
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Posted 11:39 AM 11/21/2013 by Michael Handler; KSBY News
New research finds men who are unemployed for a long period of time may actually age faster.
The study of more than 5,000 men found those who'd been jobless for more than two years were twice as likely to have short Telomeres, when compared to peers. Telomeres are DNA markers linked to aging.
Experts say these findings are concerning because shorter Telomeres are associated with a higher risk of age-related diseases and earlier death.
Posted 3:59 PM 11/19/2013 by Kathy Kuretich
Reno, a two year-old Australian Shepard and therapy dog, has a bedside manner that is friendly and infectious. He makes his rounds at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center, giving those who need it most, a healthy dose of joy.