Personal Health

Friday, May 6, 2016


A Mother’s Lesson: When Memory Fails, Delight in the Moment

Rapid Zika Test Is Introduced by Researchers

The Rabbis Are Here to Inspect the (Legal) Weed

Ask Well: Taking a Daily Aspirin

 Does the Moon Affect Our Mood or Actions?

Why You Can’t Lose Weight on a Diet

 Blood Analyses May Predict Risk of Delirium in Older Surgical Patients

Group Doctor Visits Gain Ground

Mothers' Excess Pregnancy Weight Gain, Elevated Blood Sugar 'Imprint' Obesity in Children

Baseball scraps Puerto Rico series over Zika fears

Genetic Variants in Patients With Crohn's Disease Prevent 'Good' Gut Bacteria from Working

Paintball game sends teen to ER with unusual injury

Rapid-Response Immune Cells Are Fully Prepared Before Invasion Strikes

​Report alleges profit motivated OxyContin's 12-hour claim​

 Drug-Like Peptides Show Promise in Treating 2 Blood Diseases

Addicts turning to anti-diarrhea medication to get high

Apples or Fries: When Apples Are the Default Side-Dish, Children Still Choose Fries

Popular heart drug linked to dementia risk in study

 Bipolar, autism, and schizophrenia might share genetic origin 

Mystery of Pakistan's "solar kids" baffles doctors

My baby is imitating me...or is she? 

Cancer con woman faces lawsuit in Australia

Robot performs surgery on soft tissue better than human hands


Thursday, May 5, 2016


Vitamin D supplementation among infants boosts muscle mass at 3 years

Superbug Infections Tracked Across Europe

Federal government bans e-cig sales to minors

Understanding Lock for Cellular Trap Door May Lead to Better Disease Treatment

Warfarin use for atrial fibrillation increases dementia risk

Men Also at Risk for Osteoporosis 

Steps to reduce a common health threat to seniors

Drug Combination Could Help Reduce Risk of Death in Type 2 Diabetes

What are the Health Benefits of Walnuts?

No Longer Lost in Translation: Biochemists Watch Gene Expression in Real Time

Robot surgeons one step closer to reality

Come to Think of It or Not: Study Shows How Memories Can Be Intentionally Forgotten 

Chinese boy born with 31 fingers and toes

Intestinal Worms Boost Immune System in a Surprising Way 

Dirty scopes linked to more hospital deaths

Meat Consumption Raises Mortality Rates, Analysis of More Than 1. 5 Million People Finds

Signaling Network Linked to Heart Valve Defects

Study Points to Therapeutic Target for Common, Aggressive Ovarian Cancer

Staging System to Explain Complexity, Manage Expectations in Revision Rhinoplasty

Heavy Body Shape Across Lifespan Associated With Highest Mortality

Prostate Cancer Screening Guidelines Called Into Question

Clinical Study Suggests the Origin of Glioblastoma Subtypes

Cells Check DNA Segregation at the End of Their Division

Study Contradicts Belief That Cancer Protects Against Alzheimer's

Starving Cancer the Key to New Treatments, Say Scientists

Fat Dad: Mom Makes Dinner

T Cells Use 'Handshakes' to Sort Friends from Foes


Wednesday, May 4, 2016


'Bugs' as Drugs: Harnessing Novel Gut Bacteria for Human Health

To Keep Obesity at Bay, Exercise May Trump Diet

Yeast Infection Linked to Mental Illness

Bacteria-Infected Mosquitoes Could Slow Spread of Zika Virus

Scientists Find Root Cause of Appetite Loss During Illness

To Help Students Learn, Engage the Emotions

High-Fructose Diet During Pregnancy May Harm Placenta, Restrict Fetal Growth

American Girl Has a Hit With Diabetes Doll Kit

Use of Personal Care Products During Pregnancy Linked to Adverse Effects in Newborns

Early respiratory tract infections may raise children's type 1 diabetes risk

Antiviral Therapies Give Hepatitis C Cirrhosis Patients Similar Life Expectancy as General Population

Antibiotic use in America: 30 percent of prescriptions 'inappropriate' 

Ketamine Lifts Depression Via a Byproduct of Its Metabolism

Many heart bypass patients don't take needed meds

Diabetes Risk of Common Arthritis Medicine Quantified for First Time

Antibiotics can promote 'bad' gut microbes by disrupting oxygen

How Much Electromagnetic Radiation Am I Exposed To?

The complicated fallout of bullying

Faster, Cheaper Way to Produce New Antibiotics

Wired Health: Innovations within our reach

Children With ADHD Sleep Both Poorly and Less

You Could Mistakenly Believe You're Allergic to This Common Antibiotic

Humans Have Faster Metabolism Than Closely Related Primates, Enabling Larger Brains

Newborn Screening for Cystic Fibrosis


Tuesday, May 3, 2016


After ‘The Biggest Loser,’ Their Bodies Fought to Regain Weight

Herbal Remedies Are an Overlooked Global Health Hazard

Safe Space for Opioid Users Reveals Changing Views on Addiction

A Shocking Way (Really) to Break Bad Habits

Experimental Alzheimer's Drug Reverses Genetic Changes Thought to Spur the Disease

Zika 'Very Likely' to Spread From Mosquitoes to Humans in US, Official Says

Transplanted Nerve Cells Survive a Quarter of a Century in a Parkinson's Disease Patient

How Well Do You Know Your Food Labels?

Children With Autism Learn New Words Much Like Others Do, Study Finds

Imodium Abuse: Anti-Diarrhea Medication Containing Loperamide Dangerous for Self-Treatment of Opiod Addiction

Flu Shots Protect Babies, Too

Dry Eyes No More: New Insight May Lead to Better Detection, Treatment of Common Autoimmune Disease

Early Warning: Current Japanese Encephalitis Vaccine Might Not Protect

Kids' Eating Habits Highlight Need for Healthier Lunchboxes

Many kids with ADHD missing out on vital treatment

Bacteria Use Traffic-Cop-Like Mechanism to Infect Gut

Mapping the Circuit of Our Internal Clock 

Adults With Bipolar Disorder at Equal Risk for Anxiety or Depression Following Mania

Age a factor in youth football concussions, treatment

Mediterranean Style Diet Might Slow Down Aging, Reduce Bone Loss

New swine flu epidemic could rise from rapidly evolving virus in pigs 

Boy dies of cancer after getting hundreds of birthday cards

Yoga, Aquatic Exercise Can Help Combat MS Symptoms

Prostate cancer: new drugs show promise against aggressive, resistant forms 

Physical Inactivity Increases Risk of Thrombosis

Millions of antibiotic prescriptions each year are unnecessary

Personalized breast cancer treatment steps closer with gene discovery

Teens With Allergies and Asthma: Start Prepping Now for Move to College

New Function of Genes Found Linked to Fanconi Anemia and Certain Types of Cancer

Medical errors killing Americans at a surprising rate

Depression Worsens COPD Symptoms

Why do Labrador retrievers love food so much?

Breast Cancer Patients Upbeat on Body Changes


Monday, May 2, 2016


Bile duct cancer risk may be reduced with aspirin use

New Zika alert: Beware the Asian tiger mosquito

Green Light for Plant-Based Food Packaging

PTSD could be prevented with gut microbes, study suggests 

Thai noodles? Some nursing homes cater to personal tastes

Expand Prescribing of Buprenorphine for Opioid Abuse? Experts Weigh Pros and Cons

What are the Effects of Using Salvia? 

Playground-related brain injuries on the rise

Skeletal Marker of Physiological Stress Might Indicate Good, Rather Than Poor, Health

Fasting no longer necessary before cholesterol test, experts say 

More U.S. kids have chronic health problems

 National Study Shows New Ways to Stop Weight Gain Cut Young Adults' Obesity Risk by Half

Less Body Fat for Toddlers Taking Vitamin D

Chronic insomnia? Why pills may not be the answer

Children With ADHD May Benefit from Following Healthy Behaviors, New Study Suggests

Concussion Outcomes Differ Among Football Players from Youth to College

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy May Help Reduce Memory Problems in Cancer Survivors Who Have Received Chemotherapy 

Dental school apologizes over kids' laughing gas exposure

 Breast and Body Changes Are Driving Teen Girls Out of Sports

Study Links Some Positive Effects to Calorie Restriction in Nonobese Adults

When Parents Blame Themselves for That ‘Difficult’ Baby

Age-Related Macular Degeneration Before and After the Era of Anti-VEGF Drugs


Sunday, May 1, 2016


Neurodegenerative disease damage reversed in fruit flies 

New Cancer Drugs Could Treat Lethal Resistant Prostate Cancers

The rise in marijuana use among seniors


Saturday, April 30, 2016


Beer, chocolate intake among factors that influence the gut microbiome