Personal Health

Friday, January 15, 2016


To Protect Against Zika Virus, Pregnant Women Are Warned About Latin American Trips

Mosquito-Borne Zika Virus May Be Linked to Rise of Birth Defects, Puts Officials on Alert 

Health benefits of chocolate milk? Doubts raised about study

How obesity promotes colorectal cancer

Recumbent Bike vs. Upright Bike vs. Elliptical Machine

Eating your greens might stave off glaucoma

Michigan Governor Asks for Federal Disaster Declaration Over Flint Water Crisis

26 weeks pregnant: your pregnancy week by week

6 Hospitalized, One of Them Brain-Dead, After Drug Trial in France

Music videos: exposure to alcohol, tobacco content high in teens

Day After a Victory Over Ebola, Sierra Leone Reports a Death

Broken sleep raises risk of stroke

F.T.C.’s Lumosity Penalty Doesn’t End Brain Training Debate

Vitamin D tied to fertility in wild sheep

Could a healthier diet help you sleep better?

Living With Cancer: A Broken Covenant With Patients

Think on your feet: standing desks improve student cognition

Bone Marrow Lesions Can Help Predict Rapidly Progressing Joint Disease


Thursday, January 14, 2016


Urine test for early Alzheimer's steps closer

‘Moonshot’ to Cure Cancer, to Be Led by Biden, Relies on Outmoded View of Disease

Motor neurons and locomotion: even more complex than we thought

Seeking a ‘Happy Gut’ for Better Health

Why Fish Intake by Pregnant Women Improves the Growth of a Child's Brain

Searching for Cancer Maps in Free-Floating DNA

Nano-Shells Deliver Molecules That Tell Bone to Repair Itself

Food and the Single Girl

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) as Safe as Aspirin

Straddling Conventional and Alternative Cancer Treatment

Palliative Care Initiated in the ED Associated With Improved Quality of Life

Heartburn Drugs Tied to Kidney Problems

Drug Curbs Marijuana Use, but With Tough Side Effects

Seduced by the Label: How Nutrition Information Leads You to Buy More

Hay Fever Medicine Reduces Symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome 

Study: E-cigarettes don't help smokers quit

Nanoprobe Development Will Enable Scientists to Uncover More DNA Secrets 

Age of new moms in the U.S. hits all-time high 

Researchers Kill Drug-Resistant Lung Cancer With 50 Times Less Chemo

Should sugary sodas come with warning labels? 

Repetitive blast exposure tied to brain changes in combat vets

"Superbug" infections from dirty hospital scopes climb

  High urate levels may indicate Parkinson's risk in men

Dangerous strain of dog flu spreads concern across U.S.

Men, take note: eat more fruits to reduce risk of erectile dysfunction

First Evidence for Independent 'Working Memory' Systems in Animals

Low Blood Levels of Bicarbonate Linked to Earlier Death in Healthy Older Adults


Wednesday, January 13, 2016


Glaucoma: why are so many of us blind to this sight-stealing disease?

To Better Cope With Stress, Listen to Your Body

Does high folic acid intake reduce immune system defenses?

Antisocial Behavior: Understanding Influence of Genes and the Environment

Hemophilia Patient or Drug Seller? Dual Role Creates Ethical Quandary

Why Do Some Infections Persist? Blame Bacterial Socialism

President Obama's Cancer 'Moon Shot': How Scientists Are Trying to Cure the Disease

Sunshine Vitamin Linked to Improved Fertility in Wild Animals

Estrogen may weaken flu virus in women

 Experimental Immunotherapy Zaps Two Most Lethal Ebola Virus Strains

CDC: Evidence may link mosquito-borne virus, birth defects

Physical Activity May Help Keep Overweight Children Fit

Stomach acid drugs linked to chronic kidney disease

Common Gene Mutation Bad for Liver Values, Good for Blood Lipids in Children

Scientists extend lifespan of lab mice by 40 percent

Experts Recommend Immediate Treatment for Severe Primary Adrenal Insufficiency Symptoms

 How dogs can recognize human emotions

 Protein Patterns: New Tool for Studying Sepsis

Hospital vaccine mishap affects hundreds of children

New Role for Motor Neurons Discovered

Opioid use in pregnancy puts infants at risk

Is Autism Hiding in a Fold of the Brain?

Liver Recovery Difficult Even With Improved Diet, but Faster If Sugar Intake Is Low


Tuesday, January 12, 2016


Heart Valves Made from Tissue Rather Than Metal May Be Better for Middle-Aged Patients

Should women avoid potatoes before pregnancy?

Inflammation Markers Could Guide Depression Treatments

 Sugary drinks may increase harmful body fat

Brain Receptor Regulates Fat Burning in Cells

"Phantom vibration syndrome" common in cellphone users

 Innate Immune Defenses Triggered by Unsuspected Mechanism

Statin use before heart surgery reduces complications

Atherosclerosis Is Alzheimer's Disease of Blood Vessels, Study Suggests

Many bariatric surgery patients face mental health issues

Cocaine Addiction: Scientists Discover 'Back Door' Into the Brain

Vision problems in space travelers inform eye health, disease research

Sedentary Behavior Linked to Poor Health in Adults With Severe Obesity

Best approach to preventing low back pain

Racial Disparity in Premature Births Contributes Significantly to Infant Mortality Problem

Inconsistency in measures of breast density 

Long-Term Opioid Use Associated With Increased Risk of Depression

U.S. pet obesity rate continues to rise

Colorectal Cancer More Likely to Affect Minorities at Younger Age

New biomaterial combines liquid crystals and hydrogel to provide tissue-like properties 

Why Prostate Cancer Is More Aggressive in Obese Patients

Nurse and patient meet 25 years later, with roles reversed

Important Associations Between Genetics, Sleep Behavior Identified by Study

Novel enzyme could protect against toxic effects of sugar 

People Who Experience Rage Attacks Have Smaller 'Emotional Brains'

Avoiding errors and issues at the hospital

Conflict Among Honey Bee Genes Supports Theory of Altruism

Good news: frozen fecal transplantation as effective as fresh

Life-Extending Hormone Bolsters the Body's Immune Function

How to navigate differing breast cancer screening guidelines

Scientists Discover Why X Chromosome Lacks 'Housekeeping Genes'

Largest-Ever Study of Cornea Condition Reveals Hidden Risk Factors

Source of Stem Cells Used for Bone Marrow Failure Treatment Varies Worldwide

Lung Cell Found to Act as Sensor, Regulator of Immune Response


Monday, January 11, 2016


Higher Fat Variation of DASH Diet Lowers Blood Pressure, Triglycerides, Study Shows

Panel Reasserts Mammogram Advice That Triggered Breast Cancer Debate

Sugar: should we eliminate it from our diet?

When a Big Baby Isn’t So Big

High Folic Acid Intake in Aged Mice Causes a Lowered Immune Response

Stress: its surprising implications for health

A Personalized Diet, Better Suited To You

Ovarian cancer with BRCA1 mutation may be treatable with arthritis drug

Progress in Jimmy Carter’s Quest to End Guinea Worm Disease

One Hookah Tobacco Smoking Session Delivers 25 Times the Tar of a Single Cigarette

When Good Medicine Mixes With Bad

Painkiller Tapped to Become Future Cancer-Killer 

Zika virus confirmed in U.S. patient

Exercise Associated With Prevention of Low Back Pain

Wage gap may fuel depression, anxiety in women 

Even After Anti-Androgen Therapy, Docetaxel Remains Useful in Prostate Cancer

New wearables track much more than steps or heartbeat 

Researchers Closer to Better Treatment for Leading Cause of Hospital-Acquired Diarrhea

Common heartburn drugs linked with kidney disease 

Playing American Football May Be a Risk Factor for Hypertension, Researchers Suggest

The impact of shift work on health

Potential Heart Disorder Cause, Treatment Identified

Consumer Reports: What sleep remedies actually work? 

New Coronary Congenital Disease Classification Aids Identification of Secondary Defects

Intestinal parasites increased in Europe during Roman period

Research Raises Concerns Over Long-Term Use of Chromium Diet Pills

Consumer Reports reviews sleeping aids and remedies

 Survey Finds 73 Percent Unaware of Stroke Symptoms

Novel saliva test could detect alcohol poisonings, 'date rape' drug

Preschoolers Who Eat Their Veggies Just as Likely to Eat Junk Food

10 sneaky sources of too much salt in your diet 

Could a Cholesterol-Lowering Drug Be a Potential Treatment for Parkinson's?

Single mothers at greatest risk for sleep problems

Robotic Glove Helps Patients Restore Hand Movements

Fewer U.S. teens smoking, but a smoke problem persists

New Anti-Inflammatory Agents Can Control Inflammatory Responses to Fungal Infection

Delivery method, infant diet could impact long-term health

Blood Test That Monitors Dead Cancer Cell DNA Better at Tracking Spread of Melanoma


Sunday, January 10, 2016


Substitute rewards make smaller portions more palatable

Illumina Creating Company to Develop Early-Stage Cancer Detection Test

Economic uncertainty drives employees to drink outside of work

Saturday, January 9, 2016


Mitigate obesity genes with an active lifestyle

'Free will' investigated using mind-reading computer