August 16, 2011
Health Tip: Warning Signs of Vision Loss
If you have trouble completing everyday
tasks because you can't see well enough -- even while wearing
prescription glasses -- you may have what the National Eye
Institute calls "low vision."
Does Her Diabetes Differ From His?
Scientists who identified
significant differences in male and female metabolism say there's a
need for gender-specific drug therapies for some diseases.
Five Genes May Be Tied to Lethal Prostate
In what may be a diagnostic
advance, U.S. and Swedish researchers have linked five inherited
genetic mutations to the development of a particularly aggressive
and deadly form of prostate cancer.
New Drug May Relieve Severe, Tough-to-Treat
For some gout patients
afflicted with a particularly severe, crippling form of the disease
who find standard treatments either intolerable or ineffective, a
recently approved alternative appears to afford relief.