Personal Health


Friday, June 30, 2017


Chocolate may improve cognitive function within hours, says review

How the Liver Unclogs Itself

How an autism gene mutation alters brain development

Miniature Technology, Big Hope for Disease Detection

L-arginine: Potential benefits, side effects, and risks

New Clues Found to Common Respiratory Virus

Childhood IQ linked to longevity

Discovery Could Influence Methods to Control Bacteria on Medical and Other Surfaces

Ten benefits of vitamin E oil

Exposure to Cardiovascular Risk Factors Linked With Arterial Distensibility in Adolescence

Allergy shots: Uses, effectiveness, and side effects

Liquid Biopsies: A Non-Invasive Look at Treatment Response

The infralimbic cortex: A window into cocaine addiction

Why is blood red?

What is the average height for men?

Heart transplant survivor dies after giving birth to first child

Disturbed sleep might worsen suicidal thoughts

Pregnant or trying? Don't let Zika guard down

Work-life balance in medicine with a side gig

Studies shed light on teen mental health after concussions

'Brain-eating' amoeba found in 2 Louisiana water systems

Teen birth rate drops again to all-time low, CDC says


Thursday, June 29, 2017


Test gives accurate prognosis for breast cancer patients with 'ultralow' risk

The 10 best diabetes blogs

Car Seat Laws for Older Kids Have Limited Impact

Orthostatic hypotension: Causes, symptoms, and prevention

Cancer Researchers Overestimate Reproducibility of Preclinical Studies

Researchers in disagreement over maximum lifespan data

Even Perfectly Clean Hands Can Lead to MRSA Transmission in NICU Babies

Fireworks injuries send thousands to the ER

Food Allergies Linked to Childhood Anxiety

Multiple births linked to improved stroke recovery

Banned Chemicals Pass Through Umbilical Cord from Mother to Baby, Research Finds

Poorer sleep may increase suicidal thoughts

PTSD in Children Quickly and Effectively Treatable Within Hours

Nipple piercing infection: Risks and side effects

 How Air Pollution Is Linked to Type 2 Diabetes

Obamacare linked to "extraordinary reduction" in deadly heart condition

Epididymitis: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

Does Carrying Extra Weight Offer Better Survival Following a Stroke?

Why does hair turn gray?

Calories - not exercise - are the key to changing your body, says celebrity personal trainer for Rooney Mara and Amanda Seyfried

People with autism may be more rational in their economic choices

Fears of hackers targeting US hospitals, medical devices for cyber attacks

Frontal lobe: Functions, structure, and damage

Oregon infant's illness prompts warning about placenta pills


Wednesday, June 28, 2017


Paving the Way for Promising Treatment for Hot Flashes

Pollution levels considered safe can shorten lifespans, study shows

Mildly Obese Fare Better After Major Heart Attack

Why is osteoarthritis more common among women? Study sheds light

Combating Chronic Kidney Disease With Exercise

Flu vaccine skin patch could someday replace shots

Aspirin Reduces Risk of Pre-Eclampsia in Pregnant Women

Cannabinoids could prevent migraine, study finds

Serotonin Contributions to Cocaine's Allure

New mom's health scare shines light on blood clot condition

Injectable Plant-Based Nanoparticles Delay Tumor Progression

Double chin: Causes and how to get rid of one

Unique Stem Cells as a Potential Asthma Treatment

Legionnaire's disease bacteria found at Florida health club

Male Infertility Could Be Linked to Noisy Bedrooms

Secondhand smoke exposure before birth may affect lungs into adulthood

Indoor Air in Schools Could Add to Children's Exposure to PCBs

FDA aims to increase generic drug options

What is the vagus nerve?

Higher IQ in Childhood Is Linked to a Longer Life

Bipolar disorder: Signs, symptoms, and diagnosis

What's on Your Skin? Archaea, That's What

Human enzyme may be key to unraveling Alzheimer's disease

Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Scientists Zoom in on Genetic Culprits

Arthritis drug does not cross placenta in pregnancy, study finds

A New Weapon for the War on Cancer

Asthma history linked to risk factor for heart failure

Adolescent Obesity Linked to Early Mortality from Cardiovascular Diseases

Hibiscus tea: Health benefits and risk

Scientists Identify Cause, Possible Treatment for Life-Threatening Gut Condition

Success as a female doctor: What is the recipe?

How Family and Friends Influence Breast Cancer Treatment Decisions

How to cook with fresh, healthy, seasonal summer ingredients

Cystic Fibrosis Alters the Structure of Mucus in Airways

How Are Long Strands of DNA Packed Into Tiny Cells?


Tuesday, June 27, 2017


Scientists may have found a way to stop cancer from metastasizing

Study Sheds Light on How Ovarian Cancer Spreads

A-fib patients at lower stroke, death risk with early cardiology care

Human Enzyme Can Reduce Neurotoxic Amyloids in a Mouse Model of Dementia

Rib cage pain: Six possible causes

Mice Provide Insight Into Genetics of Autism Spectrum Disorders

Two more human plague cases reported in New Mexico's Santa Fe County bringing total to three this year 

New Knowledge About the Dynamics of Proteins Can Shape the Future in Drug Development

Low-income childhood may affect adult heart health

Pathway to 'Rejuvenating' Immune Cells to Fight Cancers and Infections

Weed killer chemical to be listed as potentially cancerous

Legal Cannabis Laws Impact Teen Use

Pneumothorax: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

Jellyfish Fluorescence Shines New Light on DNA Copying

Complaints about side effects from cosmetics on the rise

How Many Protozoa Are in the Water We Drink?

Food poisoning duration: How long do symptoms last?

Yoga More Risky for Causing Musculoskeletal Pain Than You Might Think

Maine confirms its first case of measles in 20 years

Key Player in Heart Enlargement Identified

Working at night may interfere with DNA repair

Older Obese Adults Can Benefit from Moderate Exercise

Merck says new type of cholesterol drug worked in big study

Sarcoidosis: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

FDA takes steps to boost generic competition, limit prices

The Dust Storm Microbiome


Monday, June 26, 2017


Why does light keep us awake and darkness make us sleepy?

Could Humans Ever Regenerate a Heart? A New Study Suggests the Answer Is 'Yes'

Are current exercise guidelines too demanding?

Insomnia Medication May Wake Up Some Patients from Vegetative State

Ischemic stroke: Causes, symptoms, and risk factors

Early Antiretroviral Therapy Linked With Bone Loss in Patients With HIV

Could an epilepsy drug help to slow Alzheimer's?

Are Activity Monitors Fit for Exercise Research? Getting There, but Further Steps Needed

Early menopause: Eating vegetable protein tied to lower risk

Lack of Sleep Fuels Harmful Inflammatory Response to Marital Stress

Contact dermatitis: Triggers and treatment

Colon Cancer: Greater Surgical Precision Using Robotic Surgery

What is hematopoietic stem cell transplantation?   

Paying too much for Rx drugs? Here's unlikely culprit

Study shows how pheromones drive sexual behavior

Drinking water in North Carolina being tested for toxic substance

Iron deficiency anemia: Causes, symptoms, and management

Does health insurance coverage really save lives?

Marriage, fatherhood may cause men to gain weight

'Motivated': Do you even need to exercise?

The top five social media tools for physicians

Cancer Hijacks Natural Cell Process to Survive

DNA might not be that useful as part of an annual checkup, research says

Mitochondria Targeting Anti-Tumor Compound


Sunday, June 25, 2017


A partner's touch relieves pain, study shows

Pictures of cute animals may boost marital satisfaction

Chemical burns: Symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

Valerian root for insomnia and anxiety: Does it work

Bed bug bites: Pictures, treatment, and prevention

Dermatomyositis: Symptoms, causes, and treatment


Saturday, June 24, 2017


Gardening this weekend? Beware of the compost

Children of older fathers likely to be 'geeks'

Histoplasmosis: Causes, risk factors, and treatment

Tailbone pain: Causes, diagnosis, and relief

Corpus callosum: Function and disorders

Vitamin D deficiency: Symptoms, causes, and prevention