Personal Health

Friday, March 11, 2016


Cancer breakthrough? Drug combo eradicated breast cancer tumors in 11 days

When Gene Tests for Breast Cancer Reveal Grim Data but No Guidance

Could a probiotic pill prevent dental cavities?

A Push for Less Expensive Hearing Aids

Functional Heart Muscle Regenerated in Decellularized Human Hearts

Is It Really A.D.H.D. or Just Immaturity?

Younger Sibling May Be Good for Your Child's Health

Ask Well: Does Skipping Breakfast Cause Weight Gain?

Double Cheeseburger and a Diet Soda, Please

States Move to Control How Painkillers Are Prescribed

Differential Immuno-Capture Biochip Offers Specific Leukocyte Counting for HIV Diagnosis

Zika Virus Outbreak Updates: Two US Service Members Diagnosed With Zika

The Dangers, Risks of Binge Drinking

Birth of a Sibling Could Mean a Healthier Body Weight for the First-Born

CPAP May Not Improve Glycemic Control in People With Diabetes

Test of Zika-Fighting Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes Gets Tentative F.D.A. Approval

Researchers Develop Promising Candidate for Next-Generation Anti-Malarial Drug

Multi-gene test identifies early breast cancer that may be spared chemo

A Flexible Spending Account Deadline May Be Near (Some employees could have to spend money they set aside last year by March 15, depending on their employer’s program.)

New method finds 57 pesticides in poisoned honey bees

Virus Common Among Livestock Depends on a Micro-RNA to Replicate

5 ways daylight saving time messes with your health

Early Detection: Colorectal Cancer Rates Declining in Germany

Gum disease may worsen cognitive decline for Alzheimer's patients

Soap Bubbles for Treating Stenosed Blood Vessels

Does Viagra encourage melanoma cells to proliferate?

Different Kinds of Physical Activity Shown to Improve Brain Volume, Cut Alzheimer's Risk in Half

What is sun protection factor (SPF)? What is the best sunscreen?

Heart Attacks Could Be Reduced by Rethinking the Way We Prescribe Statins

Just three laws could cut gun deaths by over 90%

Can Nutritional Supplements Impact Genetic Hearing Loss in Children?


Thursday, March 10, 2016 


Short Men, Overweight Women Face Lower Pay

HIV-Infected Young Males Have Higher Rates of Bone Loss Than Females

Eye lens regeneration from own stem cells: 'a paradigm shift in cataract surgery'

Possible Marker for Lung Cancer Chemotherapy Identified

Daily drink 'can stave off Alzheimer's', clinical trial shows

Scientists May Have Found the 'Trigger' of Alzheimer's Disease

Chinese exercise is good for the heart

Gut Microbes Influence Platelet Function, Risk of Thrombosis, Study Shows

Researchers "very concerned" about prediabetes epidemic

Enzyme Involved in Glucose Metabolism Promotes Wound Healing, Study Finds 

School entry age may impact risk of ADHD diagnosis

Is Hip Arthroscopic Surgery a Sham? Researchers Seek Answer

California lawmakers approve raising smoking age

To Prevent Cancer in Butterfly Disease Patients

Over half of America's calories come from 'ultra-processed' foods

Major Breakthrough in New MRI Scan Technology for Lung Disease

"Ultra-processed" foods a huge chunk of American diet

Nutritional Drink Can Help to Conserve Memory in Case of Prodromal Alzheimer's Disease

Male Hypogonadism: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

Blood Stem Cells Study Could Pave the Way for New Cancer Therapy

Paper calls for more research into microbes as cause of Alzheimer's

New Type of Protein Clump May Be Implicated in ALS

Light Exposure Improves Depressive Symptoms

Gene May Worsen Cancer Outcome by Speeding Metabolism of Drugs

Organ donation: most are willing to give, so why is there a donor shortage?

Major Differences Between Male and Female Breast Cancers Uncovered, but Male Patients Still Disadvantaged by Lack of Research

Light Exposure Improves Depressive Symptoms Among Cancer Survivors

Protein Increases Signals That Protect Cancer Cells, Study Finds

Lead Exposure Changes Gut Microbiota, Increases Chance for Obesity

Colorectal Cancer Biomarker Discovered, Leading to Potential Personalized Treatment

New Imaging Method Makes Gall Bladder Removals, Other Procedures More Safe


Wednesday, March 9, 2016


New Procedure Allows Kidney Transplants From Any Donor

First Uterus Transplant in U.S. Has Failed

Out of Shape at 18, at Risk for Future Diabetes

High Coronary Calcium Score May Signal Increased Risk of Cancer, Kidney and Lung Disease

Pollution Tied to Premature Births, Especially in Women With Asthma

Compounds Restore Antibiotics' Efficacy Against MRSA

Boy Battles Same Type of Brain Cancer That Killed His Father, Community Rallies to Help

Serotonin Deficiency Implicated in Rheumatoid Arthritis 

Ironman competitors can face dangerous health risk

Potential Antibody Treatment for H7 Avian Flu

Consuming iron with green tea may lessen tea's benefits

Changes in Heart Activity May Signal Epilepsy

Cataract surgery using stem cells shows promise

Early Childhood Offers Opportunity to Head Off Metabolic Syndrome, Obesity

Friends with health benefits: how your pals could boost well-being

Can Mindful Eating Help Lower Risk of Type 2 Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease 

Woman shares graphic images to spread skin cancer warning 

A Step Toward Reducing Brain Damage After Stroke

Revisiting breast density, exercise and breast cancer

Domestic Violence During Pregnancy Doubles Risk of Preterm Birth, Low Birth Weight

Shorter men, heavier women may struggle to get ahead

Infant Milk Formula Does Not Reduce Risk of Eczema and Allergies

Being socially active may boost late-life satisfaction and ease decline

Gut Microbes Linked to Deadly Intestinal Disease in Preemies


Tuesday, March 8, 2016


Chemical exposure decreases with change of cosmetics

For Lupus Patients, Anti-Inflammatory Immune Cells Are Maturing Into Wrong Cell Type

W.H.O. Advises Pregnant Women to Avoid Areas Where Zika Is Spreading

 More Than Two Million People Co-Infected With HIV, Hepatitis C

World first: bionic fingertip enables amputee to feel texture

Renal Cell Carcinoma: Therapy Change Can Significantly Improve Treatment Result

Ask Well: Booster Shots for Grown-Ups

Exercise Curbs Your Hunger, Study Shows

U.S. to Test Ways to Cut Drug Prices in Medicare

Leading Cause of Stroke in Young Going Untreated, and It Shouldn't, Study Finds

Surgery without stitches in sight thanks to 'origami tools'

Low-Level Arsenic May Impact Fetal Growth, Study Finds

F.D.A. Deal Allows Amarin to Promote Drug for Off-Label Use

Green Tea and Iron, Bad Combination

Raynaud's disease likely underestimated as a drug side effect

Cardiovascular Safety of Obesity Treatment Naltrexone-Bupropion Uncertain

Body fat, not just weight, may be key to health

HIV Targets Tissue Macrophages, Researchers Demonstrates

Adolescents drink too much caffeine

Doctors Aren't Diagnosing or Treating Most Cases of Prediabetes, Study Finds

Health apps may pose major privacy concerns

 Researchers Unlock Mechanisms in Brain That Separate Food Consumption from Cravings

Prostate cancer survival 'dependent on site disease spreads to' 

How Weight Affects 'Wait'

Deadly superbug in L.A. sewage could end up in the ocean

Active Social Life Associated With Well-Being in Life

Fitness and strength in youth predicts diabetes, regardless of weight

Trouble Sleeping? The Size of Your Tongue, Tonsils Could Be Why

WHO: Sexually transmitted Zika more common that previously thought

Scientists Find Brain Cells That Know Which End Is Up

DXM (Dextromethorphan): Facts, Effects and Health Risks

Antidepressants Linked to Tooth Implant Failure, New Study Finds


Monday, March 7, 2016


Could low vitamin D in pregnancy mean a risk of MS in offspring?

Hopeful Start for First Uterus Transplant Surgery in U.S.

Cancer Cells Eat Their Neighbors' 'Words'

Brain region responsible for violence identified

Fasting Diets Are Gaining Acceptance

Drug-Loaded Nanocarriers in Tumor Targeted Drug Delivery

Sleep Deprivation: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Discovery Identifies New Treatment Target for Age-Releated Macular Degeneration, Alzheimer's

The Always Hungry Teenage Boy

New Therapeutic Target in Myeloma Discovered

Avoiding peanut after building tolerance is safe for children

Dementia Plaques Attack Language Center of Brain

Screening for Alzheimer’s Gene Tests the Desire to Know

Lack of Stem Cells to Blame for Recurrent Miscarriages

Model placenta could reveal how pathogens reach an unborn child 

Towards the Goal of Precision Therapy in Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Investigation: U.S. company bungled Ebola response

New Study Finds Troubling Health Care Outcomes for US Workers Without Paid Sick Leave

 Could yogurt help lower high blood pressure?

Where Prostate Cancer Spreads in the Body Affects Survival Time

How natural supplements can disrupt medical care

Legionnaires' Disease: New Drug Class Offers Potential New Treatment for Lethal Bacteria

Thirdhand smoke exposure may raise risk for type 2 diabetes

Too Many Avoidable Errors in Patient Care, Says Report (United Kingdom)

Do frequent weigh-ins help dieters lose weight?

 Overconfidence Linked to One's View of Intelligence

Urinary Tract Infection: How Bacteria Nestle in

Time to Rethink Your Vegetable Oil?

Alzheimer's More Versatile Than Previously Known

Liposomes Cannot Penetrate the Skin

Mutated Gene Safeguards Against Heart Attacks

How Cancer Cells Fuel Their Growth

Healthy Lifestyle Advice Provides Long-Term Benefits


Sunday, March 6, 2016


Nitrous oxide could reduce bad memories of a traumatic event

Drinking more water reduces sugar, sodium and saturated fat intake


Saturday, March 5, 2016


Graft Choice in ACL Reconstruction Important for Surgeons, Patients

Monkeys use their brains to drive wheelchairs

Fatigue Contributing Factor in Kid's Pitching Injuries

Rise in Lower Extremity Injuries Possible Result of New Concussion Prevention Rules