Personal Health

Friday, May 27, 2016


Short Answers to Hard Questions About Antibiotic Resistance

Study Linking Tumors in Rats to Cellphones Raises a Host of Questions

Fasting-mimicking diet shows promise against MS

Zika Virus Infects Human Placental Macrophages

Mold risk prompts massive sippy cup recall

What makes a happy, healthy life?

Vitamin Nicotinamide Riboside Protects Mice from Diabetes Complications

Tissue regeneration may be easier with new blood vessel method

Extreme fitness in pregnancy: How much exercise is OK?

Restoring Chemotherapy Sensitivity by Boosting microRNA Levels

Few Americans engage in health behaviors that prevent chronic disease

Ways women can cut their risk of breast cancer

Study Finds That Protein Puts the Brakes on Melanin

How mood and stress reduce lifespan

The Dying Child: Room for Improvement in End-of-Life Care

6 gross facts about swimming pools

Palliative, Hospice Care Lacking Among Dying Cancer Patients, Researcher Finds


Thursday, May 26, 2016


Scientists Uncover Potential Trigger to Kill Cancer

Psychiatric disorders more common among workaholics, study finds

New Study Uncovers Mechanisms Underlying How Diabetes Damages the Heart

Should You Take a Vitamin? Do You Know What a Vitamin Is?

Breast cancer cells flushed out of hiding

New York City Can Enforce Salt Warnings on Menus, Court Say

Deadly brain cancer genes identified

Kids on the Run

The 7 foods most likely to make your pet sick

Why Malnutrition Is an Immune Disorder 

Drug distributors under pressure in opioid epidemic

New Discovery from the Molecular Machinery for Depression and Addiction

The brain scan that could show hidden consciousness

How Do You Kill a Malaria Parasite? Clog It With Cholesterol

FDA approves drug-oozing implant to control addiction

Early-Life Stress Causes Digestive Problems and Anxiety in Rats 

Global economic crisis tied to thousands of cancer death 

​Theranos is now facing a lawsuit alleging consumer fraud 

New balloon capsule could take bite out of obesity 

Researchers slowly homing in on risk of Zika birth defect

Study Identifies Risk Factors Associated With Eye Abnormalities in Infants With Presumed Zika Virus

Scientists Discover Mechanism That Turns Mutant Cells Into Aggressive Cancers


Wednesday, May 25, 2016


Crepitus of the Knee: Creaky Bones or Something More?

Could Alzheimer’s Stem From Infections? It Makes Sense, Experts Say

Cannabis use alters DNA to increase disease risk, study says

Opioids Often Ineffective for Low Back Pain

Five common medical misconceptions

Cigarette Smoking by Adults Dropped in 2015, C.D.C. Survey Says

Acupuncture reduces hot flashes, night sweats in menopause

Just How Accurate Are Fitbits? The Jury Is Out

Teen obesity: Could it be driven by low hormone levels?

Home Remedies for the Stomach Flu

GMO Mosquito Company Calls for Expedited Action to Allow Test Against Zika Virus

F.D.A. Is Said to Delay Decision on Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Drug   

Philadelphia becomes battleground over sugary drink tax

Lung Function May Affect Vocal Health for Women

Revealed Mechanism for Inhibiting Bacterial Invasion of Colonic Epithelia

Growing fears over Zika virus as summer approaches

Study Shows Area Undamaged by Stroke Remains So, Regardless of Time Stroke Is Left Untreated

Aches and pains? You could have "Dormant Butt Syndrome"

Prenatal Fruit Consumption Boosts Babies' Cognitive Development

Colon cancer rising in unexpected age group 

Heart disease risk may be increased with air pollution exposure

States file lawsuit over pelvic mesh implants

Students Design Prosthetic Foot for High Heels


Tuesday, May 24, 2016


Alzheimer's linked to loss of Y chromosome in men

Study Shows How Air Pollution Fosters Heart Disease

Nearly Half of Antidepressants Not Prescribed for Depression, Study Finds

Sugar Substitutes May Cut Calories, but No Health Benefits for Individuals With Obesity

Cognitive decline hastened with greater fluctuations in blood pressure

Low Hormone Levels Linked to Obesity in Teens

Ask Well: Should You Fast Before a Cholesterol Test?

Study Shows How Bacteria Evolve in Lungs of Cystic Fibrosis Patients

Cancer immunotherapy 'takes the brakes off natural killer cells'

Distinguishing Differences in Dementia Using Brain Scans

More Men With Early Prostate Cancer Choosing to Avoid Treatment

Low to Moderate Risk of Locally Transmitted Cases of Zika in Parts of Europe

Ulcerative colitis patients may benefit from fecal transplantation

New Way of Growing Blood Vessels Could Boost Regenerative Medicine

CDC Official Says Thousands May Have Arrived in US With Zika

PET Imaging With Special Tracer Can Detect, Diagnose Early Alzheimer's Disease

Smoking while pregnant linked to schizophrenia in offspring

Clinical Trial Demonstrates Success of Low FODMAP Diet

What is altitude sickness and why is it so dangerous?

Vitamin A May Help Improve Pancreatic Cancer Chemotherapy

What techniques really work to help baby sleep?

Do DNA Repairs Full of Mistakes Develop Into Cancer?

As Zika spreads, Florida town a study in bug-borne illness

Exercise: Future Anticancer Therapy? 

Time to drop the "no eating" rule before a colonoscopy?

One in Four Patients Develop Heart Failure Within Four Years of First Heart Attack

U.S. smoking rate does something it hasn't in years

Exposure to Common Flame Retardant Chemicals May Increase Thyroid Problems in Women

Call for obesity surgery to be used as diabetes treatment


Monday, May 23, 2016


Ovarian cancer: Immunotherapy may overcome chemotherapy resistance

Sorry, There’s Nothing Magical About Breakfast

Poorer health and wealth in later life for preterm, low-birth-weight babies

Just 5% of Terminally-Ill Cancer Patients Fully Understand Prognosis, Study Finds

Loss of Y Chromosome Is a Risk Factor for Alzheimer's Disease: Why Do Men Have Shorter Lives Than Women?

What it's like to love a heroin addict

Engineers Take First Step Toward Flexible, Wearable Biosensor Device 

Extremely premature babies may face lifelong challenges

Hearing Snap, Crackle, Pop May Help Heal Your Knee 

What boxing may do to the brain

Breast Cancer Drug Discovery Offers Hope of New Treatments 

Patients seek end-of-life talks once labeled "death panels"

E-Cigarette Marketing Linked to Teen E-Cigarette Use

Life expectancy worldwide has risen by 5 years, say WHO

Making Virus Sensors Cheap and Simple: New Method Detects Single Viruses in Urine

Report: Painkiller prescriptions may have peaked

Does Sepsis Keep Killing Months Later?

Do young, female cancer survivors get enough info about infertility?

New Research May Expand Engineered T-Cell Cancer Treatment

Will food label makeover encourage healthy eating?

Low And High-Birthweight Babies Appear at Increased Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

Liver cancer recurrence may be predictable from protein levels

Dietary Experiments in Mice Point the Way to Early Detection of Cancer in Humans

Blood Test Uncovers Undiagnosed Diabetes in Hospital Patients With High Blood Sugar

Exercise Associated With Longer Life in Patients With Heart Failure

Epigenetic Modification Increases Susceptibility to Obesity and Predicts Fatty Liver


Sunday, May 22, 2016 


One-Third of Heart Failure Patients Do Not Return to Work

Could swimming pools, hot tubs increase the risk of gene mutations?

Experimental procedure aimed at repairing spinal cord shows promise

Atrial fibrillation study suggests women fare worse but live longer than men

How Does Obesity Cause Disease in Organs Distant from Those Where Fat Accumulates?


Saturday, May 21, 2016 


Shift workers perform worse on cognitive test

Bone cement company accused of experimenting on humans

Low salt intake may raise risk of heart attack, stroke, and death