Personal Health

Friday, May 13, 2016


Omega-3 Lowers Childhood Aggression in Short Term

Ask Well: The Downside of Smoothies

Prenatal Stress Could Enhance Protective Mechanisms of Babies

Dog genes give insight into human brain tumors

Study Finds Low Levels of Ultraviolet A Light Protection in Automobile Side Windows

Biomarker discovery could aid obesity prevention, treatment

Microbiome Research Just Got a Mega Infusion of Cash

Cystic fibrosis: New molecule may prolong patient survival

Best foods to protect your aging brain

Puerto Rico reports first Zika-related microcephaly case

Confirmation That the Ebola Virus Persists in the Semen of Survivors of the Epidemic 

FDA warns sweetener used in gum can be deadly to dogs

American Cancer Society Report Assesses Progress Against Goals Set for Nation 

Tiny ingestible robot could work wonders inside you

Size of Brain Region Is Associated With Response to PTSD Treatment 

Could a gluten-free diet in kids do more harm than good?

Blood Marker Determines Who Will Respond to Colorectal Cancer Drug

How Much Is Too Much Marijuana to Drive? Lawmakers Wonder


Thursday, May 12, 2016


Marijuana Use in Pregnancy Is Major Risk for Pre-Term Birth

Fruit compounds could help treat obesity, type 2 diabetes, and CVD

Depression Is Driven by Networks of Genes That Span Brain Circuits, Study Suggests

The New Performance Enhancer in High School Sports? Nutrition

Stopping Cancer in Its Tracks

How fruit and alcohol impact breast cancer risk

Fighting Hospital Germs With Sugar

Learning to Walk in My 60s

Chronic Drinking Interferes With Absorption of Critical Vitamins by Pancreas

Colon cancer: Study finds clear link to 'jumping gene'

Burn Injuries: Better Methods of Treatment Using Soluble Factors from Irradiated White Blood Cells

Pesticide Exposure May Increase Risk of A.L.S.

Patients May Not Need to Wait Two Weeks to Shower Following Knee Replacement Surgery

Promising brain cancer trial fast-tracked by FDA 

Benefits of Calcium Supplements May Be Outweighed by Cardiovascular Risks

5 foods that aren't quite as healthy as they sound

Viruses Detected in Swedish Mosquito Larvae

Barrett's Esophagus: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Melatonin Signaling Is a Risk Factor for Type 2 Diabetes

How Google Glass could help children with autism

Use of Complementary, Alternative Medicine Affects Initiation of Chemotherapy

Why you should never make a decision when you are hungry

Diabetes Drug Found No Better Than Placebo at Treating Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Foods that lower cancer risk? New study offers clues

Study Identifies Potential Treatment Target for Pancreatic Cancer

MS drug may raise colorectal cancer risk

Distance Makes the Habits Healthier: Advice on Snacking


Wednesday, May 11, 2016


Brazilian Zika Virus Strain Causes Birth Defects in Experimental Models 

What you need to know about study on folic acid and autism

Fetal Mice With Zika Infection Get Microcephaly

Junk food, high-fat diet may harm kidneys as much as type 2 diabetes

Has HDL, the 'Good' Cholesterol, Been Hyped?

Heartburn drug prematurely ages blood vessels

New PSA Test Examines Protein Structures to Detect Prostate Cancers 

Brain scans find a marker of Alzheimer's decline

PTSD Linked to Low Levels of Fat Hormone

Linking hospital patient deaths to weekend staffing a major 'oversimplification' 

Fast Casual Restaurant Entrées Higher in Calories Than Fast Food

This common pain reliever may reduce empathy, study says

Heart Attacks Trending Down, but Low-Income Communities Still Lagging Behind

Bunions: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment 

Sensitivity to Oxidative Stress Is Not Always Linked to Aging, Study Shows

Think you're allergic to penicillin? You may be wrong

New Device Could Improve Cancer Detection

Treating Pain Without Feeding Addiction at ‘Ground Zero’ for Opioids 

As Exposure to Chemical Rises, So Does Risk of Ending Breastfeeding Early

New findings on NFL players and suicide risk

Could Flies Help Us Understand Brain Injuries?

Can High-Intensity Exercise Help Me Lose Weight? And Other Questions, Answered

Pertussis Vaccination in Pregnancy Is Safe, Study Finds

High Fruit Intake During Adolescence Linked With Lower Breast Cancer Risk

How Urban Living Affects Children's Mental Health

Chicken Coops, Sewage Treatment Plants Are Hot Spots of Antibiotic Resistance


Tuesday, May 10, 2016


FDA Re-Evaluates Labels for 'Healthy' and 'Natural' Foods

Mouse Model of Autism Offers Insights to Human Patients, Potential Drug Targets

Lung function measured in just a phone call with new health-sensing tool

Mechanism Found That Causes Cancer Cells to Escape from Immune System, Form Tumors

Addicts Who Can’t Find Painkillers Turn to Anti-Diarrhea Drugs

New Route of TB Transmission Identified

E-cigarette and nicotine liquid poisonings increasing rapidly in young children

Breast Cancer Detection Rates of Mammogram Readers Don't Decline Over Time

E-Cigarettes Are Safer, but Not Exactly Safe

Telemedicine Use Increases Among Rural Medicare Beneficiaries

Malaria vaccine 'offers safe, effective protection for more than 1 year' 

Blood pressure patterns may predict stroke risk

Three Lessons Gut Microbes Have Taught Us About Antibiotics

Self-Harm, Unintentional Injury in Bipolar Disorder for Patients on Lithium, Other Drugs

How to define "healthy"? FDA reconsiders food labels

Silk Stabilizes Blood Samples for Months at High Temperatures

Brain Pattern Predicts How Fast an Adult Learns a New Language

Urine test could simplify Zika virus detection

Out of Mind, out of Sight: Brain's Frontal Cortex Controls Vision 

Grim turn for boy who donated his hair to cancer patients

 Good Nutrition Positively Affects Social Development, Research Shows

You might have eye mites and not know it

Increase Seen in the BMI Associated With Lowest Risk of Death


Monday, May 9, 2016


Dehydration: Risks and Myths

‘Second Skin’ May Reduce Wrinkles, Eyebags, Scientists Say

Worried? You’re Not Alone

A Window Into the Workings of Zika 

Could mom's diet soda habit make her kids fat?

What are Barbiturates? Uses, Side Effects and Health Risks

E-cigarette poisonings skyrocket among young kids

ALS: could pesticide exposure be a risk factor?

Officials across U.S. consider drug shoot-up rooms

Fooling the Test: Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria That Look Susceptible

HIV antibody therapy looks promising

Calcium Pump Caught in the Act

Swaddling could put babies at risk

Novel Role for Spleen B Cells in Inflammatory Response to Bacterial Toxins

Prostate cancer: testosterone therapy 'does not increase aggressive disease risk'

How Fasting Helps Fight Fatty Liver Disease

Pregnant Connecticut teen shocked to learn she has Zika

Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy May Lengthen Umbilical Cord

Snoring, lack of sleep may reduce breast cancer survival

Cancer May Drive Health Problems as People Age

Former FDA head: Opioid epidemic one of "great mistakes of modern medicine"

Hormones That Are Released During Hunger Affect Decision Making

'Kidney-on-a-chip' could save lives in the ICU

Experimental Therapy Halts Treatment-Resistant Brain Tumors in Mouse Model


Sunday, May 8, 2016


Skin bacteria do not change much, despite regular washing

Drinking alcohol makes us happy, but not for long


Saturday, May 7, 2016


Alzheimer's researchers cast a broader net to find a cure

Muscle growth may be improved with longer rest between weightlifting sets

Blood Thinners on 'as Needed' Basis Is Safe and Effective for Lowering Stroke Risk as Compared to Long-Term Use

Endometrial cancer: Study doubles clues to genetic risk