November 22, 2004 |
Children with autism have inflammation in their brains, researchers have found, although it is not clear whether the inflammation causes the condition. Tests on the brain tissue of 11 patients with autism who had died and on spinal fluid from six living children with autism showed the activation of immune system responses, reported a team at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore and the University of Milan.
July 31, 2000 |
Dr. Stephan Targan is a professor of medicine at UCLA and director of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's gastroenterology division and its inflammatory bowel disease center. He spoke to Health about Crohn's, a debilitating disease that affects between 400,000 to 750,000 Americans and is on the rise. Question: What is Crohn's, and why are we seeing more of it today than ever before? Answer: Crohn's is a chronic inflammation of the intestine that causes people to have diarrhea, pain and weight loss.
November 21, 2013 |
As a drug, marijuana has certain effects and, depending on why you're taking it, some side effects. And not everyone wants the whole package. New research finds that for patients who consider weed's buzz an unwanted side effect, the answer might be as simple as taking an ibuprofen with their tetrahydrocannibinol (or THC). A study published Thursday in the journal Cell both demonstrates and explains why common anti-inflammatory drugs, including ibuprofen and the prescription analgesics indomethacin and celecoxib (marketed as Celebrex)
September 25, 1985 |
Ed Whitson is supposed to pitch for the New York Yankees Friday night, and I am picturing a funny scene. Whitson gets bombed in the first inning. Billy Martin comes out of the dugout to take the pitcher out of the game. Whitson does not want to come out. Martin punches him in the eye. Whitson kicks Martin in the leg. Martin kicks dirt on Whitson. Whitson throws the resin bag at Martin. The rest of the Yankees break up the fight. Order is restored.
October 12, 2011 |
Ginger root supplements may help tamp down markers for colon inflammation, a study finds. The study, published online Tuesday in the journal Cancer Prevention Research , included 30 men and women who were randomly assigned to take 2 grams of a ginger root supplement or a placebo for 28 days. The participants were at normal risk for colon cancer -- they had no family history of the disease and no evidence of the disease. Ginger root is a popular supplement that's often used to treat stomach ailments.
December 23, 1988 |
If the men in your life are into outdoor sports, Christmas gift-giving just got easier. Until recently, says Douglas Brooks, author of "Going Solo: The Art of Personal Training" (Power Books, 1988), exercise fashion was limited to uniforms. But "uniforms don't flatter or make anyone feel special." And most people don't feel good about working out until they look good. For that reason, he continues, men involved in outdoor sports are now eager to make a fashion statement.
January 31, 1991 |
A vaccine for tuberculosis is now being used to treat early, potentially aggressive cancers of the lining of the bladder. These superficial, or shallow, cancers can progress to invasive forms that burrow into the bladder muscle and then spread to other parts of the body, becoming incurable.
November 8, 2004 |
The impressive pau d'arco tree of the Central and South American rain forests grows to well over 100 feet tall, with a trunk that can reach 6 feet wide. Known by the scientific names Tabebuia avellanedae and Tabebuia impetiginosa, it was named pau d'arco, or bow stick, by Portuguese colonists centuries ago in Brazil. The Inca used the bark to make healing tonics, and natives of the Brazilian rainforest have used the hardwood to make boats and weapons.
December 6, 2010 |
I'd had a problem for months with a flaky, itchy eyelid and swelling near my eyelashes. It was miserable. My doctor prescribed an antibiotic ointment that helped but didn't cure it. Wiping with a baby-shampoo solution did little. Then I read that this condition ( blepharitis) is a form of dandruff. I immediately put a squirt of T/Gel (dandruff shampoo) in a bottle of water, wiped it on my eyelid and rinsed. I used it morning and evening for two days. After that, the problem was completely gone.
April 17, 2011 |
Time may heal all wounds, but the scars that remain can be unsightly, itchy, stiff and painful. Pharmacy aisles beckon with "clinically proven, doctor-recommended" scar products, and the Internet teems with anecdotes of different creams and elixirs that supposedly erase old scars or prevent new ones from forming. But not all of those claims stick. "There are a thousand wives' tales and a whole bunch of things you can buy, but none have scientific validity to speak of," says Dr. Terence Davidson, a professor of surgery at UC San Diego School of Medicine.