Damaris Christensen's Articles
- NewsSpending time in a sauna improves heart function in people with chronic heart failure.
- FeatureResearchers look toward a cure.
- NewsTreating a wart with a covering of duct tape seems to be more effective—and less painful—than removing the wart by freezing it with liquid nitrogen.
- NewsLiving near busy roads is bad for your heart and lungs.
- FeatureA hormone called erythropoietin, long used to treat anemia, also seems to protect against nerve damage and holds promise as a new therapy for stroke and spinal cord injury.
- NewsThe irregular heartbeats sometimes triggered after a heart attack may be caused by abnormal nerve growth in heart tissue damaged by the attack.
- NewsA breath test that measures the activity of an enzyme involved in breaking down drugs in a person's body may help doctors minimize side effects from potent drugs such as docetaxel.
- NewsA gene variant reduces people's response to the stress hormone cortisol, and people with the variant are less likely to have risk factors for heart disease and diabetes.
- FeatureCan interrupting their treatment benefit HIV-infected people?
- NewsOf the New York firefighters involved in the rescue and recovery effort after last year's terrorist attacks, relatively few have developed chronic coughs and respiratory problems, but among those who did, the problems seem unusually severe.