August 09, 2010
Relieving Eye Pressure May Slow Glaucoma
Patients with glaucoma who
have more rapid visual field change than other patients may benefit
from a reduction of pressure within the eyeball, new research
Just a Little Belly Fat Can Damage Blood
People who put on even a
little weight around their middle hinder the function of cells that
line their blood vessels, increasing the risk for high blood
pressure and other problems, a new study finds.
Adding Third Drug May Improve Hepatitis C
The current two-drug standard
treatment for the potentially lethal hepatitis C could be rendered
nearly twice as effective if doctors added in a third antiviral
medication called boceprevir, new research suggests.
Many Girls Now Begin Puberty at Age 7, 8
The onset of puberty is
continuing to drop among American girls, with many girls as young
as 7 and 8 now showing the beginnings of breast development, new
Scientists Unravel Secrets of Sound Sleep
Ever wonder how some people
can sleep through thunderstorms and traffic noise, while others
wake up at the slightest sound? Differences in people's brain
rhythms during sleep may hold the answer, scientists say.