On our Lab Notes page CalorieLab’s editors select and rank the day’s essential health news items in real time. Readers can suggest, vote and comment on items. Below are brief summaries of this past week’s (February 9, 2013 through February 16, 2013) Lab Notes items. To see today’s items, visit Lab Notes.
Female survivors of heart attack suffer more worry, sadness and stress and enjoy life less than male survivors, and 35% of female survivors are later diagnosed with depression, compared to 24% of males. Males making over $90k a year are happiest.
Planning a romantic dinner but the fear of garlic breath has you rethinking your menu choice? Science has a simple solution to that problem …
British researchers have found that each 10% increase in body mass index above normal range leads to a 4% drop in the body’s available vitamin D, suggesting that the obese take particular care to avoid a deficiency by maintaining a healthy level.
France is looking for a way to quell the European horsemeat scandal, but a complex supply chain has made it difficult to trace the origins of the food.
Lean Cuisine Culinary Collection Mushroom Mezzaluna Ravioli, UPC 13800-58358, has been recalled by Nestle Prepared Foods because it may contain glass fragments.
A groundbreaking new test for pancreatic cancer that could raise survival rates by 95 percent and may revolutionize the entire field of early-stage diagnosis has been invented, and you won’t believe who came up with it.
Cortisone and other steroid injections used to treat tennis elbow may give more effective short-term relief but in the long run actually make the pain and the problem more likely to reoccur than physical therapy or even a non-medicinal dummy injection.
German researchers report that Viagra may not only help to limit the weight-gain produced by a diet heavy with fats, but could also speed up the body’s conversion of unhealthy, belly-flab white fat cells into beneficial, energy-burning brown fat cells.
Amid cold and flu season, be wary of highly germ-infested surfaces in public places: sink faucets, office microwave and refrigerator door handles, computer keyboards, vending machine and water fountain buttons, hotel light switches and TV remotes.
(By CalorieLab editors)