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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

Experimental approach may improve healing of diabetic wounds and bed sores

Experimental approach may improve healing of diabetic wounds and bed sores

ScienceDaily (Feb. 8, 2011) — Loyola University Health System researchers are reporting on a promising new approach to treating diabetic wounds, bed sores, chronic ulcers and other slow-to-heal wounds. Continue reading