Neck manipulation may be associated with stroke. Blood vessel tears that lead to strokes may be associated with — but not necessarily caused by — treatments involving neck manipulations, researchers say. Reuters, 08/11/2014. (Also see Stroke and Mini-Stroke (Transient Ischemic Attack, or TIA)
Extreme medicine: The search for new antibiotics. Pampering leafcutter ants with fragrant rose petals and fresh oranges may seem an unlikely way to rescue modern medicine, but scientists at a lab in eastern England think it's well worth trying. Reuters, 08/17/2014.
Study links higher caffeine consumption with lower tinnitus risk. Tinnitus, an annoying ringing or buzzing in the ears, was less likely to occur in women who consumed the most caffeine, in a large study of nurses. Reuters, 08/15/2014. (Also see Meniere's Disease)
Even dentists differ on the best tooth-brushing method. What's the best way to brush your teeth? Dentists disagree, and no one can say for sure, according to a new study. Reuters, 08/15/2014. (Also see Scleroderma Dental Involvement)
The war on cancer may NEVER be won: Cure could be impossible because the disease is so highly evolved. Cancer is as old as the earliest life on earth and may never be completely wiped out, scientists have warned. Mail Online, 08/22/2014. (Also see Cancer)
Scientists discover people with autism have too many brain 'connections'. Scientists say they have discovered the reason why some people suffer from autism. Mail Online, 08/22/2014.
Patients denied transplants as donor organs are discarded. Transplant candidates are dying even while viable organs are being thrown out, because government regulations have forced centers to focus on overall post-transplant survival rates instead of the well-being of individual patients. The Bulletin, 01/03/2014. (Also see Lung Transplants)
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