Health News on January 27, 2011
Shockable cardiac arrests 'more common in public settings than home'
Scientists say that cardiac arrests which can be treated by electric stimulation, also known as shockable arrests, were found at a higher frequency in public settings than in the home. ANI
Breast implants linked to a rare form of blood cancer
Women with saline and silicone gel-filled br*ast implants may be at greater risk of developing a rare form of blood cancer known as anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL), according to the US Food and Drug Administration. ANI
Why some people become depressed when they are stressed
A new research has explained how stress impacts the brain, which detail why some individuals are predisposed to depression when they experience chronic stress. ANI
Food-borne bacteria causes difficult-to-treat heart infections
Scientists have found that particular strains of a food-borne bacteria are able to invade the heart, leading to serious and difficult-to-treat heart infections. ANI
Scientists uncover potential 'cure' for type 1 diabetes
New findings by UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers suggest that type 1 diabetes could be converted to an asymptomatic, non-insulin-dependent disorder by eliminating the actions of a specific hormone. ANI
Malaysia release of GM insects 'may create uncontrollable new species'
In the first experiment of its kind in Asia aimed at combating dengue fever, Malaysia has released 6,000 genetically modified (GM) mosquitoes in an uninhabited forest area. ANI
Highly-caffeinated energy drinks may pose 'high' health risks
A research team has warned that highly-caffeinated energy drinks - even those containing no alcohol - may pose a significant threat to individuals and public health. ANI
Eating poorly 'can increase the risk of depression'
A new study has found that the ingestion of trans-fats and saturated fats increase the risk of suffering depression while olive oil protects against this mental illness. ANI