Medical Imaging Tests may be Risky...

Radiation tests more risky for women, elders

Physicians and other clinicians are being urged to take a close look at how much radiation their patients have been exposed to before ordering imaging tests that could put women and elders especially at risk. A new report, published in the August 27 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, suggests that medical imaging exposes patients to twice the radiation that otherwise comes from natural sources, placing some individual, more than others, at greater risk for cancer. Read more

Smaller brain result of obesity

Researchers from UCLA and University of Pittsburgh have found that obesity leads to loss of brain mass. Obese individuals have been found to have eight percent less brain tissue compared to normal weight individuals. Just being overweight shrinks the brain four percent. Read more

Oxycholesterol most dangerous for heart attack
We know that high cholesterol, especially high levels of low density lipoprotein (LDL) can cause heart attack. New research shows that oxidized cholesterol, known as oxycholesterol is the most dangerous for heart attack. Researchers from China presented their findings about the dangers of oxycholesterol at the 238th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, in an effort to raise public awareness of the dangers. Read more