Nathan Seppa's Articles
- NewsPresident William Howard Taft apparently had sleep apnea, a breathing disorder that could explain his propensity to nod off.
- NewsMesh cylinders called stents, which doctors use to prop open coronary arteries, work better when they are coated with sirolimus, a drug that inhibits the accumulation of cells along the device.
- NewsBroken arms among adolescents have risen sharply from 30 years ago, possibly because of the popularity of high-risk sports such as skateboarding and a combination of less milk intake and more soft drink consumption.
- NewsSpinal-fluid concentrations of two compounds already linked to the disease may reveal whether a person has Alzheimer's disease.
- NewsPeople with three particular variations within the gene that encodes the protein calpain-10 face triple the risk of getting type II diabetes.
- NewsPeople with lung cancer show less DNA-repair activity by a certain enzyme than people without the disease do.
- NewsThe amount of calcium in the coronary arteries can serve as a risk marker for people who are otherwise without heart disease symptoms.
- NewsChildren who snore frequently are more likely to struggle with their schoolwork than are children who rarely snore.
- NewsAn experimental anthrax vaccine appears to spur production of antibodies that stop the bacterium and disable the anthrax toxin at the same time.
- NewsUltralow doses of estrogen and progesterone given to postmenopausal women boost bone density compared with placebos, without causing the adverse effects seen in some women who get larger doses of these hormones.