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Neck manipulation may be associated with stroke

Neck manipulation may be associated with stroke

Manipulating the neck has been associated with cervical dissection, a type of arterial tear that can lead to stroke. Continue reading

Study debunks common myth that urine is sterile: Bacterial differences found in urine of healthy women and women with overactive bladder

Study debunks common myth that urine is sterile: Bacterial differences found in urine of healthy women and women with overactive bladder

Bacteria live in the bladders of healthy women, discrediting the common belief that normal urine is sterile. Continue reading

Study debunks common myth that urine is sterile: Bacterial differences found in urine of healthy women and women with overactive bladder

Study debunks common myth that urine is sterile: Bacterial differences found in urine of healthy women and women with overactive bladder

Bacteria live in the bladders of healthy women, discrediting the common belief that normal urine is sterile. Continue reading

Alcohol use before pregnancy linked to intestinal birth defect

Alcohol use before pregnancy linked to intestinal birth defect

Women should refrain from drinking alcohol before they try to become pregnant, according to maternal-fetal medicine specialists at Loyola University Health System. Continue reading

Fewer children at risk for deficient vitamin D

Fewer children at risk for deficient vitamin D

Under new guidelines from the Institute of Medicine, the estimated number of children who are at risk of having insufficient or deficient levels of vitamin D is drastically reduced from previous estimates, according to a Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine study. Continue reading

Fecal incontinence is highly underreported

Fecal incontinence is highly underreported

ScienceDaily (Sep. 26, 2012) — Fecal incontinence, or the inability to control the bowels, is a highly underreported and stigmatized condition, according to colorectal surgeons at Loyola University Health System (LUHS) Continue reading

Iced tea can contribute to painful kidney stones

Iced tea can contribute to painful kidney stones

ScienceDaily (Aug. 2, 2012) — This is the peak season for drinking iced tea, but a Loyola University Medical Center urologist is warning the popular drink can contribute to painful kidney stones. Continue reading

Quirky fruit fly gene could point way to new cancer drugs

Quirky fruit fly gene could point way to new cancer drugs

ScienceDaily (June 14, 2012) — Loyola researchers are taking advantage of a quirk in the evolution of fruit fly genes to help develop new weapons against cancer. A newly discovered fruit fly gene is a simplified counterpart of two complex human genes that play important roles in the development of cancer and some birth defects. Continue reading

Study debunks common myth that urine is sterile

Study debunks common myth that urine is sterile

ScienceDaily (Apr. 9, 2012) — Researchers have determined that bacteria are present in the bladders of some healthy women, which discredits the common belief that normal urine is sterile Continue reading

Surprising finding from smoke inhalation study

Surprising finding from smoke inhalation study

ScienceDaily (Apr. 1, 2011) — An award-winning Loyola University Health System study includes some unexpected findings about the immune systems of smoke-inhalation patients. Contrary to expectations, patients who died from their injuries had lower inflammatory responses in their lungs than patients who survived Continue reading