May 5, 2003 |
Large doses of caffeine are known to constrict blood vessels supplying the brain. Now researchers have found that going without the brew for about a day and half increases blood flow to the brains of heavy coffee drinkers 30% more than it does in light coffee drinkers. "It's way above what a person normally experiences," study coauthor Dr. Paul J. Laurienti says of the increased blood flow. The surge may explain the headaches that plague people when they first give up coffee.
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August 29, 2000
Glenn David Sherrill, a retired obstetrician and gynecologist, died at his home in Ventura on Sunday after a long illness. He was 73. He was born on Jan. 17, 1927, in Gastonia, N.C. Sherrill attended Duke University and Wofford College. He received his medical degree from Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University. After a one-year internship in Atlantic City, N.J., he completed his residency at Georgetown University.
January 8, 2000 |
The Commission on Presidential Debates has selected Boston as the site of the first general election debate but set participating standards so high that only the Democratic and Republican nominees are likely to qualify. Members of third parties, such as the Reform Party, immediately accused the commission, which was set up in 1987 to organize presidential debates, of limiting the political dialogue.
July 25, 2005 |
Many parents give cranberry juice to their children for urinary tract infections. But many parents don't discuss the treatment with their doctor, according to a new study. Cranberry is commonly recommended for urinary tract infections. Although some research has shown its effectiveness in adults, few studies have focused on children. Cranberries can help prevent the infections by interfering with bacteria's ability to stick to certain urinary tract cells. A study by Dr.
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January 26, 2006 |
Former President Ford returned home from the hospital Wednesday morning after a 12-day stay during which he was treated for pneumonia, his spokeswoman said. "He is doing well," Penny Circle, Ford's chief of staff, said in a brief statement Wednesday. Ford, 92, originally had been scheduled to leave Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage on Jan. 19, but doctors kept him for additional treatment.
August 30, 1988 |
The Bush and Dukakis campaign managers will meet today in Washington to open negotiations on dates and formats for fall presidential debates, Janet H. Brown, executive director of the Commission on Presidential Debates, said Monday. Dukakis campaign manager Paul P. Brountas and Bush campaign manager James A. Baker III may come to some decisions at the meeting but most likely will need more sessions, Brown said, adding that she will meet separately with the two after their meeting.
February 9, 2004 |
Some vitamins can lower elevated blood levels of homocysteine, considered a risk factor for heart disease and stroke. But taking high doses of the vitamins -- B-6, B-12 and folic acid -- didn't actually prevent strokes, coronary artery disease or death in a recent study. Researchers at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and their colleagues studied 3,680 survivors of non-disabling strokes being treated at 56 centers in the U.S., Canada and Scotland.
February 4, 2008 |
Skin ointments to relieve chronic itching often ease -- but don't completely stifle -- the urge to scratch. Now scientists think they know why. Researchers at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in North Carolina used magnetic resonance imaging to look at the brain activity of 13 healthy volunteers while they were scratched on a lower leg with a small brush. The study found that scratching muted activity in parts of the brain associated with unpleasant emotions and memories.
July 4, 2005 |
Professional baseball players routinely catch balls speeding faster than cars on the freeway -- repetitive impact that can cause serious damage to catchers' receiving hands, a new study has found. "The glove provides protection, but not the ultimate protection," says lead researcher L. Andrew Koman, an orthopedic surgeon at Wake Forest University School of Medicine in North Carolina.
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March 20, 1999 |
A Baptist congregation has decided to sever ties with the Southern Baptist Convention after years of unhappiness over the denomination's increasingly conservative policies. Members of Wake Forest Baptist Church voted in January to end its affiliation with the convention, but the congregation did not make the vote public until Tuesday because of recent publicity over its stand on same-sex ceremonies. "We wanted the community to know where we stand," said the Rev.