RSSArchive for January, 2011

Maternal Influenza Vaccination may be associated with Flu Protection in Infants

Babies whose mothers who receive influenza vaccines while pregnant appear less likely to be infected with flu or hospitalized for respiratory illnesses in their first six months of life, according to a report posted online today that will appear in the February 2011 print issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

Students Learn to Shop Healthy, Smart on Supermarket Tours

For many students away from home for the first time, college marks the first time they begin shopping, cooking and eating for themselves. Figuring out how to prepare quick yet healthy meals on a budget can be a daunting task, and the allure of fast take-out food often leads to the dreaded “Freshman Fifteen.”

Stress: Brain and Body

Every day, you probably face a number of stressors: a paper to write, an exam to study for, a difficult situation at work or at home. So you are no stranger to the headaches, sweaty hands, and queasy stomach feelings associated with stress. However, the body’s response to stress, like many other emotional and physical responses, is governed by its innate drive to protect itself in the face of an external threat.

HIV Drugs Interfere with Blood Sugar, Lead to Insulin Resistance

HIV Drugs Interfere with Blood Sugar, Lead to Insulin Resistance

The same powerful drugs that have extended the lives of countless people with HIV come with a price — insulin resistance that can lead to diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Black Children More Likely To Die From Neuroblastoma

Black, Asian, and Native American children are more likely than white and Hispanic children to die after being treated for neuroblastoma, according to new research on the pediatric cancer. The study, of more than 3,500 patients with the disease, is the largest ever to look at racial disparities in risk and survival for the most common solid cancer found in young children.