Personal Health

Friday, March 18, 2016


An Experimental Autism Treatment Cost Me My Marriage

Chemists Develop an Ultra-Sensitive Test for Cancers, HIV

Spinal Implant Helps Paralyzed Groom Stand, Dance on His Wedding Day

Women With Impaired Stress Hormone Before Pregnancy Have Lower-Birthweight Babies

Study of Teenagers Asks: Who’s Happier, Boys or Girls?

Laser tool for detecting bacterial growth in packaged food

Ask Well: 20 Seconds to Better Fitness?

Bladder cancer type bears molecular features of breast cancer

Deadly listeria outbreak linked to raw milk

Appetite controlled by brain enzyme, researchers find

59,000 kids end up in ER each year for this one reason

Lou Gehrig's disease: new immune link uncovered 

General Mills to label products with GMOs

Gastritis Symptoms: Signs, Duration, Complications

Pathologists Identify New Potential Target in Ovarian Serous Cancer 

Startling number of kids diagnosed with psych disorders

Hundreds of Lives Lost Due to Variations in Common Heart Procedure

 New Effects of Ketamine Abuse Uncovered: Extreme Pain, Bladder Damage

Implantable capsule shows promise for Alzheimer's prevention

Antibiotics for Appendicitis: Yes and No

Popular pain reliever doesn't work for osteoarthritis

Stem cell injection reverses osteoporosis in mice

New Research Gathers More Evidence for Innovative Stroke Treatment


Thursday, March 17, 2016


'Lost' memories retrieved in mice with early Alzheimer's

Honor, the Therapy Mini-Horse, Brings Cheer to Ailing Kids at NYC Hospital

Aging happens faster with poor diet and no exercise

Greenery (or Even Photos of Trees) Can Make Us Happier

Diverse diets enrich gut microbes

Why I Want to Be a Doctor: How My Mother's Cancer Battle Changed My Job

How 'Salt' MRI Scans Could Give a Clearer Picture of Disease

When you eat could be as important as what you eat

Prenatal Exposure to Air Pollution Linked to Impulsivity, Emotional Problems in Children

Most Dangerous Time at the Hospital? It May Be When You Leave

Keep an Eye on Children's Calories, Researchers Say

A healthy heart could protect against cognitive decline

Calcium Controls Sleep Duration in Mice

Ask Well: Pregnancy and Back Pain

Drug Makes Stem Cells Become 'Embryonic' Again

Rapid urine test could replace food logs

New Cytoplasmic Role for Proteins Linked to Neurological Diseases, Cancers

EPA testing Newark kids for lead after school water contamination

Tracking Down Deadly Bloodstream Infection

Trichomoniasis: Symptoms, Treatment and Causes

Rare Form of Diabetes May Require Alternate Treatment

Flint's water crisis started with the flip of a switch

Stem Cell Therapy Reverses Age-Related Osteoporosis in Mice

Verbal memory stronger for women than men in early Alzheimer's

New Technique for Rapidly Killing Bacteria Using Tiny Gold Disks and Light

Mosquitoes could spread Zika in dozens of U.S. cities


Wednesday, March 16, 2016


Health Benefit of Standing Desks Not Proven, Medical Review Shows

Flipping a Light Switch Recovers Memories Lost to Alzheimer's Disease Mice

Patients in Pain, and a Doctor Who Must Limit Drugs

Bacterial Resistance to Copper in the Making for Thousands of Years

Teen Diagnosed With Cancer for Third Time Gets Special Graduation Ceremony

Lasers Help Speed Up Detection of Bacterial Growth in Packaged Food 

3-year-old with cancer gets postcards from around the world

Risk Score May Help Identify Patients at Risk for Sudden Cardiac Death After Acute Coronary Syndrome

Zika: risk of microcephaly 1 in 100 with infection in early pregnancy 

Many AFib Patients at Highest Risk of Stroke Not Receiving Recommended Oral Anticoagulant Therapy

Volunteers get injected with virus to help find vaccine 

Potential Zika Virus Risk Estimated for 50 US Cities

New secrets of kidney transplant rejection unlocked

Hormone Cortisol Linked to Increased Aggression in 10-Year-Old Boys

Mistaken pregnancy diagnosis actually terminal cancer

Low Dose Radiation and Health

Pancreatic cancer's reliance on key protein may offer new drug target

Treatment Lessens Cerebral Damage Following out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

How likely are birth defects from Zika virus?

Protein from Bacteria Alleviates Food Allergy Symptoms

Hydrogel: the future of 'smart Band-Aids

Why Some Tumors Withstand Treatment

Can you really get a stroke from a hair salon visit?

Organs 'Have Minds of Their Own' When It Comes to Growth

Anxiety may lead to bad decision-making

Healthy Heart Equals Healthy Brain

Vegans May Lack Essential Nutrient Intake, Study Reports

Statins Cut Tuberculosis Treatment Time in Mice

Mitochondrial Metabolism Linked to Acute Kidney Injury


Tuesday, March 15, 2016


Certain Plant Extracts May Keep You Young -- And Alive

'Bionic heart patch' could offer heart transplant alternative

C.D.C. Painkiller Guidelines Aim to Reduce Addiction Risk

What Incentives Work Best to Get a Team to Exercise More?

Refusal to immunize linked to outbreaks of measles and pertussis

Reduction in Dietary Diversity Impacts Richness of Human Gut Microbiota

Study of Zika Outbreak Estimates 1 in 100 Risk of Microcephaly

Alcohol triggers breast cancer-causing gene

Retirement May Be Good for You

Mesothelioma gene-targeting drug looks hopeful

Protein helps cancer cells pave way for migration

Parkinson's: researchers discover point at which protein harms brain cells

Too Sick for School, or Just Doesn’t Want to Go?

Injectable nanoparticles show 'astounding' prowess against cancer

Women Who Brought Zika Fears Home With Them

Herpes virus and EBV could be tackled by heart drug

Environmental Factors Like Pollution Cause a Quarter of Deaths, W.H.O. Says

Cataplexy: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment 

Many cancer survivors face financial hardships

Scientists Discover Microbiome That May Be Responsible for Male Reproductive Disorders

Do obesity "report cards" help kids slim down?

The Sounds of Eating May Reduce How Much You Eat


Monday, March 14, 2016


New tracer improves the tracking of cells during MRI

Centers to Treat Eating Disorders Are Growing, and Raising Concerns

Tattoos could help fight common infections

Toddler With Brain Cancer Gets Uplifting Postcards From Across the Globe

Smartphones enable the world's largest disease study

Study Calls a Malaria Preventive for Pregnant Women Into Question

Yoga may ease symptoms for atrial fibrillation patients 

CDC makes notable exception to Zika travel warning

Blueberries could be used to fight Alzheimer's, researchers suggest 

Training teens to be high school "sleep ambassadors"

Prostate cancer detection from urine RNA steps closer 

Preventive mastectomies triple, despite limited benefit

How a Bad Night's Sleep Might Worsen Cancer Development

Salmon: Health Benefits, Nutritional Information 

Games for Rehabilitation of Children With Cerebral Palsy

Family says dentist left child brain damaged 

Exercise Helps Young People With Psychosis Symptoms, Study Shows

New SARS-Like Virus Is Poised to Infect Humans

Bacterial Biofilms in Hospital Water Pipes May Show Pathogenic Properties

Are spring allergies coming on early this year?

Broccoli Ingredient Has Positive Influence on Drug Efficacy

How-to Guide to Prescribing Exercise for Chronic Health Conditions

Fertilizer Applied to Fields Today Will Pollute Water for Decades