Personal Health


Friday, February 17, 2017


From Mice, Clues to Microbiome's Influence on Metabolic Disease

Vitamin B-3 successfully prevents glaucoma in mice

Hundreds of DC Zika virus tests to be re-examined after 'technical issues'

Which eye drops are best for dry eyes?

Hunched Over a Microscope, He Sketched the Secrets of How the Brain Works  

Weight gain throughout life may raise risk of esophageal, stomach cancers

Lingering baby weight? Don't blame the pregnancy

DNA Computer Brings 'Intelligent Drugs' a Step Closer

Natural remedies for dry eyes

Spider Web of Cancer Proteins Reveals New Drug Possibilities

Twin tragedies give survivor a new face

Research Sheds Light on Mechanisms Underlying Aging

Parkinson's: 'Genetic switch' may play key role in preserving brain cells

Scientists Uncover How Zika Virus Causes Microcephaly

Parents still lose sleep worrying about grown children

 How Dads Bond With Toddlers: Brain Scans Link Oxytocin to Paternal Nurturing

Babies with gut yeast may be at risk of asthma

Right-Handed or Left-Handed: Why?


Thursday, February 16, 2017


A Downside of Gluten Free  (People eating a gluten-free diet had higher blood levels of arsenic and mercury.)

Outdoor Air Pollution Tied to Millions of Preterm Births

64-year-old woman gives birth to twins

Fish Affected by Deepwater Horizon Spill Give Clues to Air Pollution Heart Disease

In Maintenance Mode, Living in the Moment   

Pilot Study Shows Stable Insulin Production in Type 1 Diabetes

Is it safe to rinse your sinuses with a neti pot?

Doctors Prescribe More Antibiotics When Expectations Are High, Study Says

Why Was This 3-Year-Old So Irritable, and What Was Wrong With Her Eye?

Using an Air Conditioner in Summer May Affect Sleep Quality

MRI scans reveal brain differences in kids with ADHD

Researchers Make Breakthrough in Fight Against Superbug

Study offers encouraging news for "extreme preemies"

More Patients With Early-Stage Breast Cancer May Be Able to Avoid Chemotherapy in the Future

B vitamins may improve schizophrenia symptoms

After Joint Replacement Surgery, Smokers at Increased Risk of Reoperation for Infection

Mother of 4 survives 2 heart attacks to get heart transplant

Carbs During Workouts Help Immune System Recovery

New evidence that vitamin D prevents respiratory infections

Adolescents With Weak Working Memory and Progressive Drug Use at Risk for Later Addictions

Food industry works to simplify expiration labels

Depression or Anxiety May Increase Risk of Surgical Wound Complications

High levels of vitamin D may improve muscle strength

Spinal Cord Injury Patients Face Many Serious Health Problems Besides Paralysis

Flu-related doctor visits cut by 48% thanks to vaccine, study finds

Scientifically-Designed Fasting Diet Lowers Risks for Major Diseases

Algorithm predicts whether high-risk babies will develop autism

How Antibody Treatment Led to Lasting HIV-Like Virus Remission

Study Maps Where US Patients Appear More Ill Than They Are

Targeting the Biological Clock Could Slow the Progression of Cancer

When Your Eyes Override Your Ears: New Insights Into the McGurk Effect

Pizza, Burgers and the Like: A Single High-Fat Meal Can Damage the Metabolism

HIV Hijacks Common Cells to Spread Infection

Biologists Control Gut Inflammation by Altering the Abundance of Resident Bacteria

DEET and PMD Spray-on Repellents Most Effective at Repelling Mosquitoes


Wednesday, February 15, 2017


In study, brain scans help predict autism in babies

Scientists see use of gene editing to fight disease 

Brain study spots early signs of autism

Team Establishes First Diagnostic Criteria for Idiopathic Multicentric Castleman Disease

Are Baked Lay's potato chips really "guilt-free"? PepsiCo says so

Size Matters When It Comes to Keeping Blood Sugar Levels in Check

Rude surgeons may put patients at risk, study finds

Researchers Kill Brain Cancer in Mice With Combination Immunotherapies

Why Exercise Is Good for the Heart

New Antibiotic from Bacteria Found on Kenyan Ant Could Help Beat MRSA

Snack bar CEO commits millions to fight food industry sway

Plant-Made Virus Shells Could Deliver Drugs Directly to Cancer Cells

Mammogram Results Can Be Misleading

Weight Loss Actually Possible After Menopause

Cluster of rat-related disease discovered in Bronx section of New York, 1 dead

What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Stronger

Blood Pressure? 120 May Be a Good Target

Ebolaviruses Need Very Few Mutations to Cause Disease in New Host Species

Scalp cooling therapy used to minimize hair loss from chemo

Evidence of Brain Damage Found in Former Soccer Players

Long-Term Opioid Use Could Depend on the Doctor Who First Prescribed It

Tumor-Targeting System Uses Cancer's Own Mechanisms to Betray Its Location

Rat-spread disease kills 1 person, sickens 2 in NYC, officials say

Emotions Are Cognitive, Not Innate, Researchers Conclude

Harvard and M.I.T. Scientists Win Gene-Editing Patent Fight

Success of New Protein-Making Therapy for Hemophilia, More

Transplant patient holds her own heart after lifesaving operation

New Protein Could Be Key in Fighting Debilitating Parasitic Disease


Tuesday, February 14, 2017


Melatonin Content of Supplements Varies Widely, Study Finds

New HIV infections in U.S. falling rapidly, CDC says

Sugar, Salt, and Fat Taxes Could Save Billions in Health Care Costs

First response to back pain not medication, study says

Immune Cell Study Prompts Rethink on How to Tackle Infections

Heart disease could cost $1 trillion a year by 2035 

Limited Evidence That Styrene Causes Cancer

Why these weather events are linked to heart attacks

Esophageal Cancer: Loss of Muscle Mass Represents a Significant Risk to Survival

New guidelines outline how to handle back pain

Fructose Consumption Linked to the Increase of Liver Disease Among Adolescents and Children

How to Be Mindful While Eating Chocolate

Tiny Magnetic Implant Offers New Drug Delivery Method

Hundreds of drivers complain Ford Explorer exhaust making them sick

Avoiding Medications That Promote Weight Gain When Managing Obesity

Gene Variants Associated With Body Shape Increase Risk of Heart Disease, Type 2 Diabetes

Brazilian peppertree packs power to knock out antibiotic-resistant bacteria

New Understandings of Cell Death Show Promise for Preventing Alzheimer’s

Sickle Cell Disease: Overview, Symptoms, and Causes

People Can 'Suppress' Hay Fever With Three Years of Pollen Pills or Injections

Mitochondrial lipids as potential targets in early onset Parkinson's disease

Imbalance of Calcium in a Cell's Energy Factory May Drive Alzheimer's Disease


Monday, February 13, 2017


 Ovarian Hormones Awaken Newly Discovered Breast Stem Cells

Could this common weed help fight deadly superbugs?

Epstein-Barr Virus and Cancer: New Tricks from an Old Dog

Dad's warning after baby nearly loses toe to "hair tourniquet"

Married People Have Lower Levels of Stress Hormone

Medical Mystery: Why Is Back Surgery So Popular in Casper, Wyo.?

Depression Linked to E-Cigarette Use Among College Students

Kids share heartbreaking last photo of ill parents

Gene That Helps Form Trauma-Related Memories May Also Help Prevent PTSD

Is a Teen Depressed, or Just Moody?

Preventing Hospital-Related Deaths Due to Medical Errors

Peak flu season hits 43 states

Scientists Use New 'Blood Biopsies' With Experimental Device to Speed Cancer Diagnosis and Predict Disease Spread

Sharp Rise Reported in Older Americans’ Use of Multiple Psychotropic Drugs   

Dramatic Turn-Around in Cognitive Abilities of Children Born to Older Mothers

Residents say first atom bomb test caused cancer 

Organo-Metal Compound Seen Killing Cancer Cells from Inside

Study Finds New Bacterial Strain Can Contaminate Shellfish

New Research Shows That Proteins Are 'Virtually' Knotted

What to do when your child has an allergy emergency

Nicotine Exposure During and After Pregnancy Can Cause Hearing Problems in Children

Malaria Parasite May Trigger Human Odor to Lure Mosquitoes

'Anti-Aging' Hormone Could Unlock New Treatments for Kidney and Heart Disease

Aspirin increases pregnancy rate in women with inflammation

'Achilles' Heel' of Key Anti-Cancer Protein

Lecithin enhances antimicrobial properties of the essential oil, eugenol

Diabetes in Your DNA? Scientists Zero in on the Genetic Signature of Risk

Evidence points to fish oil to fight asthma

Potential New Treatment Combats COPD and Other Lung Diseases

Research uncovers bacteria linking Crohn's disease to arthritis

Mediterranean Diet With Virgin Olive Oil May Boost 'Good' Cholesterol

Researchers show how Lou Gehrig's disease progression could be delayed

Intensive Blood Pressure Control Could Prevent 100,000 Early Deaths Each Year

Daylight savings time impacts miscarriage rates among select IVF patients, study finds

Drug Increases Survival in Dogs With Cancer

Obesity may raise heart risk by triggering harmful immune response

How Eating Less Can Slow the Aging Process

Exploring the Role of Blood Flow During Cardiac Events

Microbiomes More in Flux in Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease


Sunday, February 12, 2017


Cold or Allergies? How to Tell the Difference

Baby in a Box? Free Cardboard Bassinets Encourage Safe Sleeping  

Psoriasis vs. Eczema: Differences in Symptoms and Treatment


Saturday, February 11, 2017


Amphetamine use may 'speed up' heart aging

What are the effects of traumatic brain injury in children?

Asthma vs. COPD: Differences and Similarities

The dangers of drinking peroxide as a "natural" cure

Gout and Diet: Nutritional Information and What to Avoid