Personal Health

Friday, May 20, 2016


Blindness, visual impairment rates in U.S. set to double by 2050 

Experimental test could spot Lyme disease much faster

FDA approve immunotherapy drug for bladder cancer

Number of U.S. pregnant women with Zika virus triples

Immune Cells Help Reverse Chemotherapy Resistance in Ovarian Cancer

"Sunscreen gene" could help ward off skin cancer 

Global Early Warning System for Infectious Diseases

Here's how food labels are about to change

Enzyme Pair Play Crucial Role in Maintaining Balance of Cellular Processes

Why aspirin after a mini-stroke could be a lifesaver

To Operate or Not to Operate: Serious Question With No Clear Answers

Unusual concern in massive listeria-based frozen foods recall

Modified Microalgae Converts Sunlight Into Valuable Medicine


Thursday, May 19, 2016


Public Pools, Hot Tubs Rife With Health and Safety Violations, CDC Finds

Healthy Lifestyle May Prevent Up to Half of Deaths From Most Common Form of Cancer, Study Finds

Arthroscopic Hip Surgery on the Rise, but Study Shows It May Not Be the Best Choice for Patients With Arthritis 

F.D.A. Delays Rule on Generic Drug Labels

Lowering Blood Pressure Reduces Risk of Heart Disease in Older Adults

Superbugs could kill more people than cancer, report warns

Combining Radiation With Immunotherapy Showing Promise Against Melanoma

Mouse Studies Hold Promise for a Simple Treatment for an Aggressive Gastric Tumor

High Levels of Protein P62 Predict Liver Cancer Recurrence

Immune drug for deadly skin cancer shows long-term survival

Why Humans (and Not Mice) Are Susceptible to Zika

Drug resistance 'could kill 10 million people annually'

'Piggybacking' Mitochondrial DNA Can Compromise Mitochondrial Replacement Therapy

Dog aging study aims to help extend lifespans

Antibiotics That Kill Gut Bacteria Also Stop Growth of New Brain Cells

Colon cancer: Primary tumor location predicts survival

Hormone May Offer New Approach to Type 2 Diabetes

Seniors are filling their prescriptions -- at a pot shop 

Vitamin E a Potential Biomarker for Development of Brain Tumors

Birth defect risk may increase with use of pain, anxiety drug in pregnancy

Scavenging of Inflammatory Molecules Improves Sepsis in Mice

New study shows finds startling find on colon cancer survival

Loss of Inflammatory Signaling Molecule Protects Mice Against Diet-Induced Obesity

Inbreeding might cause accelerated aging, suggests bird study

First Results of the Fr1da Study: 36,000 Children Already Tested for Early Type 1 Diabetes

Diet High in Saturated Fats May Be Linked to Dense Breasts

People With ADHD Don't Receive Enough Support, Finnish Research Suggests

What is Behcet's Disease? Symptoms and Prognosis

HIV DNA Successfully Excised from Animals


Wednesday, May 18, 2016


Immediate Aspirin After Mini-Stroke Substantially Reduces Risk of Major Stroke

Skin Problem? Websites May Offer Poor Care

Bright Light Alters Metabolism

Cisplatin May Cause More Permanent Hearing Loss in People With Cockayne Syndrome

How Viruses Infect Bacteria: A Tale of a Tail

F.D.A. Approves an Immunotherapy Drug for Bladder Cancer

Biomarker May Predict Endometrial Cancer Recurrences   

Court rules on health warnings on sugary drink ads

How Depression and Antidepressant Drugs Work

Racial, Ethnic Differences Found in Psychiatric Diagnoses, Treatment, According to Researchers

Early Introduction of Allergenic Foods Reduces Risk of Food Sensitization, Study Suggests 

Small turtles blamed for salmonella outbreak

Some Antibiotics May Worsen Complications in Transplant Patients

Scientists Discover Antarctic Sponge Extract Can Help Kill MRSA

Inhaled Steroids May Increase Risk of Nontuberculous Mycobacteria Lung Disease

Controversial dental restraint used on kids sparks debate

Staying a Step Ahead of Cancer

Portable Ultrasound Brings Help for Heart Failure Patients

How Antibodies Access Neurons to Fight Infection

Why do some patients with colon cancer survive longer than others?

Antimicrobial in Common Toothpaste Doesn't Impact Gut, Oral Microbiome

Magic mushroom compound could help treat depression

High Blood Pressure Linked to Vascular Dementia

Hard Water Linked to Risk of Eczema in Infants

ADHD May Emerge After Childhood for Some People, According to New Study

The 10 fittest cities in America

Sexual Transmission Involved in Tail End of Ebola Epidemic

Tourette's syndrome: More than meets the ears


Tuesday, May 17, 2016


Potatoes Tied to High Blood Pressure Risk

A Narrow Band of Green Light Could Improve Migraines

New Map Reveals HIV Risk Greatest in Southern Cities for Gay, Bisexual Men 

Using Exercise to Reduce Glutamate Build-Up in the Brain

At end of life, doctors and families often differ

Study Advances Understanding of Colon Cancer, Colitis

Keep fit to preserve lung function

Surprising Mechanism of Acid Reflux Damage Identified by Researchers

"Sobering" number of female physicians sexually harassed

Differences in Individuals' Immune Responses Linked to Flu Vaccine Effectiveness

Is Your Food ‘Natural’? F.D.A. to Weigh In

  Mom's Exposure to BPA During Pregnancy Can Put Her Baby on Course to Obesity

Exercise may cut risk of 13 cancers, study suggests

Can Plastic Program Your Baby to Be Obese? Chemical Used in Food Processing

Some hip replacement patients go home the same day

Magic Mushroom Compound Psilocybin Could Provide New Avenue for Antidepressant Research

Pro-inflammatory gut bacteria levels higher in children with MS

No Link Between Eating Dinner After 8pm, Obesity in Children

How marriage may affect how much you drink

Long-Term Memory Has Back-Up Plan, Researchers Find

Type 1 diabetes may be triggered by bacteria 

Heating Chemotherapy Drugs May Improve Bladder Cancer Treatment

Zika threat knocking on Florida's door

Drug Against Breast Cancer Is Also Highly Potent Against a Frequent Form of Leukemia

Silent heart attacks 'as bad as symptomatic heart attacks'

Altered Purine Metabolism Linked to Depression

Is your sunscreen keeping you safe?

Chronic Fatigue Patients More Likely to Suppress Emotions

Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency: What You Need To Know

Cancer-Fighting Properties of Horseradish Revealed


Monday, May 16, 2016


Do Germs Cause Type 1 Diabetes?

A Single-Payer Plan From Bernie Sanders Would Probably Still Be Expensive

Teamwork Enables Bacterial Survival

American Well Will Allow Telemedicine Patients to Pick Their Doctor

Lowering Target Blood Pressure Would Save Lives and Money

You Mean I Don’t Have to Show Up? The Promise of Telemedicine

Four-Stranded DNA Is Formed and Unfolded, Researchers Show

Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency: What You Need To Know

What Foods Can Help Fight the Risk of Chronic Inflammation? 

Dangerous heroin-fentanyl combination fuels overdoses

Regular Physical Activity Is 'Magic Bullet' for Pandemics of Obesity, Cardiovascular Disease

Cancer patients with depression less likely to recover well after treatment

Implantation of Rapid Deployment Aortic Valve Found to Be Durable, Safe, and Effective

Children's brains "light up" at sound of mom's voice

Improving Natural Killer Cancer Therapy

Death risk reduced for women who frequently attend religious services

Healthy Eating Gets No Boost After Corner Store Interventions, Study Finds

How opioid addicts can get help

 Untreated Sleep Apnea May Be Related to Melanoma Aggressiveness

REM sleep essential for normal memory formation

Cancer Risk Perception Could Lead to Adverse Health Outcomes Among Women

Almost half of heart attacks are "silent"

 Children, Youth Take Longer to Fully Recover from Concussion

Father's age, drinking impacts offspring development, say researchers

Trojan Horses for Hospital Bugs

Could religion help you live longer?

New Cancer Immunotherapy Approach Combines Tumor Fighting Power With Fewer Side Effects, Study Shows

Stroke hospitalizations rising for young adults and African-Americans

 Physical Activity Associated With Lower Risk for Many Cancers

Alcohol and high blood pressure may not mix

What is Protein? Which Foods Contain Protein?


Sunday, May 15, 2016


Brain waves predict speed of second language learning

Does acetaminophen reduce empathy?

Risk of Mortality Linked to Interstitial Lung Abnormalities


Saturday, May 14, 2016


Obesity no longer linked to higher risk of death

Vehicle side windows offer low protection from UVA rays, study finds