Personal Health

Friday, April 8, 2016


'Marijuana Receptor' Might Hold the Key to New Fertility Treatments for Men

Yeast Infection Led to Removal of Transplanted Uterus

Six-Step Hand-Washing Technique Found Most Effective for Reducing Bacteria

Terminally Ill Girl Fulfills 'Lifelong Dream' as Chicago Police Award Her Medal of Valor

Many ICU Patients Trade Critical Illness for New Illness, ICU-Acquired Weakness

Alone on the Range, Seniors Often Lack Access to Health Care

Obesity and gestational diabetes linked to excessive fetal growth

Schools shortchange kids on phys ed

Wisdom influenced by heart rate variability

Fighting Heroin Addiction With My Mother on My Side

Researchers develop supersensitive biosensor for cancer

Child's eye movements may hold clues to autism

Cancer risk falls with higher levels of vitamin D

After ravaging Florida, street drug flakka disappears

Why white matter matters in insomnia

Key Gene in Development of Celiac Disease Has Been Found in 'Junk' DNA

New technique may ease "phantom limb" pain in amputees

Viruses Work Together to Attack Their Hosts

Tracking of therapeutic stem cells reveals no cancer risk

Simultaneous Cocaine, Alcohol Use Linked to Suicide Risk

What Americans don't know about Zika could hurt them

Skateboarding Sent About 176 Youth to US Emergency Departments Every Day

Kidneys' circadian clock regulates drug disposition, blood component levels

Protective Effect of Genetically Modified Cord Blood on Spinal Cord Injury in Rats

Predicting longevity is no mystery

Blood-Brain Barrier Breakthrough Reported by Researchers

Reiki: What Is It And Does It Work?

Is a Popular Painkiller Hampering Our Ability to Notice Errors?


Thursday, April 7, 2016


Eating fresh fruits daily may reduce your risk of cardiovascular death

Sleep-deprived teens at greater risk of injury

Stimulant banned from sports found in dietary supplements

How to tell if you're suffering from allergies or a cold

Short gap between pregnancies may increase autism risk

Why you should wear earplugs to concerts

Woman's weight-loss surgery leads to vision loss

Risks of being pregnant after 40

Common Prostate Cancer Treatments Suppress Immune Response, May Promote Relapse

Yet another thing that's making you fat: work

Drop in Body Temperature Linked to Aging Aggravates Manifestations of Alzheimer's Disease

The health hazards of space travel

Protein May Be Responsible for Damage in Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Study Finds

Walk, Jog or Dance: Itís All Good for the Aging Brain

Osteoarthritis: Carbohydrate-Binding Protein Promotes Inflammation

The doctor's bag is getting a digital makeover

Treating Sugar Addiction Like Drug Abuse

Scientists discover a new gene linked to stroke

Radiation Therapy Chemotherapy Combination Improves Survival in Adults With Low-Grade Brain Cancer

HIV vaccine possibility following study of 'antibodies with loops'

Rheumatology Community Responds to FDA Approval of Inflectra (Infliximab-Dyyb), a Biosimilar to Remicade

Flu Shot During Pregnancy May Reduce Risk of Stillbirths

Eating Peanuts May Actually Prevent Peanut Allergies, Study Says

Cardiac arrest: new studies question clinical practice

Maternal Obesity, Diabetes in Pregnancy Result in Early Overgrowth of Baby in the Womb


Wednesday, April 6, 2016


High-fat diet can alter the cellular body clock

Does Exercise During Pregnancy Lead to Exercise-Loving Offspring?

Sit-stand desks: do they prevent the harms of prolonged sitting?

Outdoor Light Has Role in Reducing Short-Sightedness in Kids

Hookah smokers: even light use causes lung abnormalities

Stroke Survivors Face 'Invisible Impairments' to Return to Work

Teen Who Suffered Sudden Paralysis Hits Slopes Again Thanks to Therapy and Special Skis

How a Metabolic Pathway Promotes Breast Cancer Metastasis

Suicidal thinking affects 'significant minority' of US veterans

Warming Climate Puts Europe at Risk for Seasonal Outbreaks of Dengue Fever

Womenís Emotions Do Not Cause Their Migraines

Engineers Develop a Pill for Long-Term Drug Release

Insulin costs in the US have tripled in a decade

Age and Mobility Predict Death Better Than One's 'Molecular Clock'

Girl With 'Visual Bucket List' Is Blessed by Pope Francis

Controlling Blood Pressure, Sugar, Cholesterol Linked to Lower Cardiovascular Disease

Restaurant Kids' Meals Make Nutrition Strides, but Leave Room for Improvement

Highly processed carbohydrates impact cancer risk

Oily Fish Eaten During Pregnancy May Reduce Risk of Asthma in Offspring

Death of a loved one may actually "break" your heart

For Young People With Schizophrenia, Physical and Mental Exercises Offer Hope

The neuroscience of impulse and addiction

Statement on Use of Antenatal Corticosteroids in Late Preterm Birth Period

Expert worries U.S. Zika outbreak could be "public health equivalent of Katrina"

Irregular heartbeat risk increases for 1 year after death of a partner

Cause of Maryland Food Poisoning Outbreak Traced to Asia

Are full-fat dairy foods better for you after all?

How Bioceramics Could Help Fight Gum Disease

DiGeorge Syndrome: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment


Tuesday, April 5, 2016


How can red wine help the gut microbiome to prevent heart disease?

Bedbugs flourishing in low-income communities, study finds

Suicide Risk Can Be Intercepted in the Emergency Department

Choir singing may boost cancer patients' health, well-being

Exercise Reduces Cardiovascular Risk Factors From Constant Stress

Fentanyl: What you need to know about the deadly opioid

Better Fix for Torn ACLs

Gluten: What Is Gluten? Facts, Foods and Allergies

Exercise Counteracts Sitting Time

Scientists in Hawaii map out where Zika might go next

Effects of Alcohol, Methamphetamine, and Marijuana Exposure on the Placenta

More than half of fentanyl patch prescription use remains unsafe

Key to Herbal Remedyís Success May Be in the Bacteria

Analysis uncovers huge spike in prescription drug prices

Blueberries May Offer Benefits for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Daily vitamin D-3 supplementation may benefit heart failure patients

Scientists Find Safer Way to Make Common Blood Thinner Heparin

Sleepless nights linked to brain abnormalities

Cancer Link Offers Another Reason to Avoid Highly Processed Carbs

Stimulation of deep brain structure may ease chronic pain

Hispanics/Latinos at Higher Risk for Cardiac Dysfunction, Heart Failure

16 patients of ex-nurse in Utah test positive for Hep C

Irregular Heart Rhythm May Affect Walking, Strength in Older Adults

Enlarged prostate: new procedure shows promise in reducing nighttime waking

Can Your Fitness Tracker Save Your Life in the ER?

Stem cell therapy holds promise for heart failure patients

Is Risk-Taking Behavior Contagious?


Monday, April 4, 2016


Higher calcium intake 'may protect seniors from CVD, but not stroke, fractures'

DEET Seen as Safe for Pregnant Women to Avoid Zika Despite Few Studies

Bilingual Baby Brains Show Increased Activity in Executive Function Regions

Toddler Gets 8 Donated Organs in Marathon Transplant Surgery

Brain Marker of Poor Memory in Schizophrenia Patients Identified

When Parents Have a Favorite Child

'Game Changing' Stem Cell Repair System

Virtual consultations vary in quality of care

A Teachable Moment on the Need for Colon Cancer Screening

Apple's new CareKit will help patients monitor medical conditions

Opioid overdoses kill 10 people in 12 days in Sacramento area

Vitamin D levels could predict risk of poor cardiovascular health

Study confirms what millions taking statins have said for years

Aging Impacts Therapeutic Response of Melanoma Cells

Toxoplasmosis: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Fentanyl Patch Prescribing Still Not Safe in 50 Percent of Prescriptions

Waistline may predict heart disease better than weight

When the Oxygen Kills

'Good' cholesterol may not always protect against heart disease

Unnoticed Sex Reversal in Amphibians Due to Artificial Estrogen from Pills

Bypass boosts survival in heart failure patients, study shows

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Better for Patients With Severe Aortic Stenosis, Study Finds

Skin with hair follicles and glands grown in lab

Bone Density Lower With Use of ADHD Stimulant Medicine

Once-promising cholesterol drug fails to improve patients' heart health

Pituitary Insufficiency Is Prevalent After Blast Concussion in Military Veterans

Our travel history may be in our viruses

Anabolic Steroid Abuse Is Associated With Increased Systolic Hypertension Risk

The homeliest nut just got better

Common Flame Retardant Chemical Disrupts a Hormone That Is Essential to Life

Oxytocin nasal spray: how can it help curb obesity?

New Procedure Could Improve Success Rate of Cell Transplant to Cure Type 1 Diabetes


Sunday, April 3, 2016


Steroid Medicine Reduces Function of Calorie-Burning Brown Fat

Apple- or pear-shaped? Your answer may affect your heart disease risk

Estrogen-Deficient Female Athletes' Memory Improves With Estrogen

Dashing Hopes, Study Shows a Cholesterol Drug Had No Effect on Heart Health

More Dietary Calcium May Lower Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

Treating depression may reduce heart disease risk

Tanning May Protect Skin Against Harmful UV Irradiation but Block Vitamin D Synthesis

Elevated Levels of Inflammation Marker Offsets Benefits of Good Cholesterol


Saturday, April 2, 2016


Large Whey Protein Breakfast May Help Manage Type 2 Diabetes

High-protein diet may explain anatomical differences of Neanderthals

Device to protect brain from concussions inspired by birds

Low Thyroid Function Linked to Greater Odds of Type 2 Diabetes

Cigarette smoking alters the mouth microbiota