Personal Health

Friday, January 22, 2016


Could anxiety increase risk of dementia?

Ask Well: The 10-20-30 Workout for Swimmers

The Neurons in Our Gut Help the Immune System Keep Inflammation in Check

60 Genetic Disorders Affect Skin, Nervous System

Cooped Up by the Snowstorm: Tips on Avoiding Flu Virus When Caring for the Sick

Protein Found That Improves Mobility After Spinal Cord Injuries

Flint mother: I'm worried my son will wake up different

Fertility Experts Identify Genetic Pattern in Womb Linked to IVF Failure 

1 dead from listeria outbreak linked to Dole salads

Intensive Instrument Playing Can Lead to Movement Disorders

Brain scans could identify children at high depression risk 

Frostbite and 5 other winter hazards to avoid 

Malaria Parasite Is Dependent on Heavy Metals

Colorectal cancer drivers differ between younger and older patients 

Children's social and emotional well-being varies with parental debt

The Hideout of the Black Death

Millions get cancer screening tests they don't need

Searching for genetic links between autism and other disorders

Flexible robot could make surgery, recovery easier

PCP (Phencyclidine): Facts, Effects and Health Risks 

Zika virus raises new worry about paralysis

Water births 'pose no extra risk'


Thursday, January 21, 2016


Omega-3s: could genetically modified oil seed crops replace fish?

Video Game Research Shows Promise for Autism

3D clues show how old TB drugs could be made strong again

Study Examines Associations of HPV Types, Risk of Head and Neck Cancer

How Certain Drugs Alter Metabolism of Pancreatic Cancer Cells

Biomarker predicts likely chemo result for stage 2 colon cancer patients

Computer Modeling Provides Insight Into Cellular-Level Effects of Schizophrenia Risk Genes

Eating the right fats could save 1 million lives per year

New Biomarkers May Influence Drug Design, Alternative Treatments of Cancer, Study Shows

'Rat casino' shows flashing lights incite risky gambling moves

Chronic Stress, Anxiety Can Damage the Brain, Increase Risk of Major Psychiatric Disorders

Immune System Maintains a Memory of Past Infections by Priming Genes for Future Encounters

Zika Virus May be Linked to Surge in Rare Syndrome in Brazil

Diagnosing Depression Before It Starts

Cervical cancer: the importance of regular screening

Cells from Cow Knee Joints Used to Grow New Cartilage Tissue in Laboratory

The Right Way to Stretch Before Exercise

53 Genes Responsible for Kidney Functionality Discovered

Doping in sports: is it worth it?

Let Me Tell You About My Big Baby

Controlling Parents Create Mean College Kids

What will be your cause of death? Interactive test could hold the answer 

New campaign urges millions to check for prediabetes

Blood test could identify which patients need antibiotics

Centenarians Proliferate, and Live Longer 

Algae bloom toxin linked to Alzheimer's, other diseases

Acupuncture Offers No Benefits Over Placebo for Hot Flashes of Menopause 

FDA warns of danger from "male enhancement" gum

Rate of Birth Defect of Abdominal Wall Increasing, C.D.C. Says 

Serious birth defect is on the rise, says CDC

High-Rise Living Linked to Lower Survival After Cardiac Arrest 

Mass. doctors get lesson in art to improve patient care

Telling Jewels From Junk in DNA

Formerly Conjoined Twin Waves Goodbye to Hospital Staff After a Year in Treatment


Wednesday, January 20, 2016


Exposure to environmental toxin may lead to Alzheimer's

When Athletes Go Gluten Free

Weekend Binges Just as Bad for the Gut as a Regular Junk Food Diet, Study Suggests

Drug shows promise for halting cancer virus

Biopsy Robot Combines MRI, Ultrasound

As More Pregnant Women in US Found With Mosquito-Borne Zika Virus, CDC Issues New Guidelines

Substance Use, Indoor Tanning Among Colorado High School Students

Breakthrough in direct conversion of human cells from one type to another

Lower Surgical Mortality in Hospitals With Best Nursing Care, Novel Study Shows

Concerns over Zika virus outbreak growing in U.S.

Exercise for People With Dementia Improves Balance and Reduces Dependence

Keep exercising, say heart experts

Targeted Drug Delivery Could Help Fight Tumors and Local Infections

Restaurant meals that will really blow your diet

The Importance of Children at Play

Resting brain chatter predicts ability to learn second language

No Evidence of Seasonal Differences in Depressive Symptoms

Blood test could show who needs antibiotics

Chickenpox, Shingles Vaccine May Cause Corneal Inflammation in Some Patients

Liver Function: What Does The Liver Do?

Like Air Traffic, Information Flows Through Neuron 'Hubs' in the Brain

Father's depression during pregnancy linked to premature birth risk

Emotion-Processing Networks Disrupted in Sufferers of Depression

Hand Sanitizer, Antifreeze Can Preserve DNA

Researchers Pinpoint Place Where Cancer Cells May Begin


Tuesday, January 19, 2016 


Doctors urged to stop giving antibiotics for colds, flu

Virtual Bone Biopsy Helps Identify Why People With Diabetes Are at Risk of Bone Fractures

‘Supplements and Safety’ Explores What’s in Your Supplements

Intensive Exercise With Intervals 'More Effective'

C.D.C. Urges Zika Testing for Some Who Are Pregnant

Depression, Obesity Common Among Bipolar Patients With Exhausted Stress System 

Monthly Vivitrol treatment helps fight heroin abuse

Size Matters: Small Units on a Big Surface Results in Fewer Calories

Childhood poverty linked to brain changes related to depression 

Catch-up sleep on weekends may affect diabetes risk

A New Method to Improve the Pre-Operative Diagnosis of Ovarian Cancer Based on Ultrasound

Cocaine may spur brain cells to destroy themselves

 Protein 'Handbrake' Halts Leukemia in Its Tracks

Tiny implants monitor brain injuries, then dissolve away 

Using Electrical Signals to Train the Heart's Muscle Cells

Rate of 2.6 million stillbirths a year is 'too high'

Slow Heart Rate Does Not Increase Risk of Heart Disease

Families give insights into end-of-life choices

Researchers Advocate Improvements in End-of-Life Care

Cancer evolution: how the laws of nature could predict tumor growth 

Synthetic Biologists Use Bacterial Superglue for Faster Vaccine Development

Will a cancer test backed by Gates, Bezos do the job? 

Young People After Obamacare: Some ER Visits Down, Others Way Up

Zika Virus: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

New Research on Inflammation and Cancer

School water coolers may help kids lose weight

Infant-Friendly Flu Vaccine Developed With Key Protein

Post-Term Delivery Raises Risk of Complications and Illness for Newborns

New IVF device will allow 'natural fertilization'


Monday, January 18, 2016


Lyme disease-carrying ticks spread to half of U.S. counties

Cranberry Extract Confirmed to Help Fighting Urinary Tract Infections in Breastfed Babies Under Age One

Using Phones to Connect Children to Health Care

New Biomarkers for Improved Treatment of Severe Heart And Lung Disease

What age should women stop getting mammograms?

Certain Foods May Lower the Risk of Erectile Dysfunction 

Hawaii baby born with brain damage linked to Zika virus

Light-Activated Nanoparticles Prove Effective Against Antibiotic-Resistant 'Superbugs'

Insurer Rewards Push Women Toward Mammograms

Human Sounds Convey Emotions Clearer and Faster Than Words

Is it OK to snuggle your pet when you're sick?

Dissolvable brain sensor could be game changer in the ER

What’s New in the Dietary Guidelines

Scientists track chemo with fluorescent nanoparticles 

Rare case of scurvy seen in infant fed almond milk

Fish suppers during pregnancy increase baby's brain size 

High-rise living may affect survival after cardiac arrest

Sleep-deprived teens find it harder to cope with stress 

Study eyes candy-flavored e-cigarette ads targeted to kids

How your taste buds could help tackle obesity 

Portland State freshman linebacker dies suddenly

Alcohol: Facts, Effects and Health Risks

Report Identifies Positive News on Kidney Disease in the US, Yet Challenges Remain


Sunday, January 17, 2016


Short Answers to Hard Questions About Zika Virus 

French volunteer dies in trial of cannabis-inspired drug

Teens who use cannabis at risk of schizophrenia

In Rural Alabama, a Longtime Mistrust of Medicine Fuels a Tuberculosis Outbreak

Life after death: couples' life quality linked, even after one partner dies

​Digging for seeds of truth in GMO debate


Saturday, January 16, 2016


Men's sexual health: are the supplements safe? 

Plasma Marker of Vascular Disease Confirmed in Type 1 Diabetes Patients

Pregnant women warned about Zika virus

Gregarious Chimps Harbor Richer Gut Microbiomes

One hookah session delivers 125 times the smoke of one cigarette

Link Found Between Obesity and Blood Clots in Pediatric Patients

From Tamoxifen to Dendrogenin A: Discovery of a Mammalian Tumor Suppressor Metabolite