Personal Health

Friday, June 3, 2016


Brain enzyme could prevent Alzheimer's, neurodegenerative disease

After a Stroke at Age 30, Making Our Own Luck

American cancer survivors now number 15.5 million

Ask Well: Why Do Mosquito Bites Itch?

Handheld device detects heart attacks with one drop of blood

Think Like a Doctor: The Tired Gardener Solved!

Could dietary fiber be key to successful aging?

Scientists Find Form of Crispr Gene Editing With New Capabilities

From a Heart in a Backpack to a Heart Transplant

Multiple Salmonella Outbreaks Lead to Hundreds Infected in 35 States

Stress Hormone Link With Psychosis

Zika Virus Test Took Weeks for Results, Infected Washington Teen Says

Low Risk of Dengue Infection Predicted for Foreign Visitors to Rio Olympics, Shows Study

The true cost of Zika in the U.S. could be staggering

Anti-DNA Antibody Prefers Damaged dsDNA Over Native

Needle case highlights issue with tracking health workers

Promising Treatment Prospects for Invasive Breast Cancer

Many addicts going without meds that curb opioid abuse

Testing Blood Metabolites Could Help Tailor Cancer Treatment

These foods will change the most under FDA salt rules

Snails Reveal How Two Brain Cells Can Hold the Key to Decision Making


Thursday, June 2, 2016


Genetic Code of Red Blood Cells Discovered

How pregnant women can stay safe from Zika virus

Declining Dopamine May Explain Why Older People Take Fewer Risks

Are migraines and estrogen fluctuations linked?

New Mouse Models Give a Boost to the Development of Cancer Immunotherapies

The ever-escalating cost of cancer drugs

Use of Neighborhood Environment Can Help Overweight Adolescents Increase Physical Activity

Number of U.S. cancer survivors expected to jump

Frailty Among Young Bone Marrow Transplant Survivors Increases Risk of Death

Stress-induced brain damage could be prevented with experimental drug

No Sweet Surrender: Glucose Actually Enhances Self-Control, Study Shows

'Some forms of MS are inherited,' study shows

How One Gene, Protein Suppresses Tumor Formation

Are my feet killing me?

Health Concerns About Global Baby Formula Boom

Undiagnosed dementia may be putting older adults' safety at risk

Fighting Advanced Thyroid Cancer With Immunotherapy

Inflammation of the Placenta Interferes With Fetal Development

Commercial Weight-Loss Programs: Evidence of Benefits for Diabetics Still Too Scarce

Higher BMI, Waist Circumference Are Associated With Increased Risk of Aggressive Prostate Cancer

Differences in How ALS Affects Eye, Limb Muscles Act as Clue

Prevention Is Key to Closing Racial Disparity Gap in Stroke

Cancer Cells Become More Aggressive from Fat Storage


Wednesday, June 1, 2016


Marijuana use may raise risk of periodontal disease

Long-Term Memory Test Could Aid Earlier Alzheimer's Diagnosis

Fearing Drugsí Rare Side Effects, Millions Take Their Chances With Osteoporosis

One in Five Women With Ovarian Cancer Does Not Undergo Surgery, Study Reveals

Breast cancer risk rises even with light alcohol use

Cancer Studies Should Include Overweight, Elderly Mice

F.D.A. Proposes Guidelines for Salt Added to Food

Dietary Fiber Intake Tied to Successful Aging, Research Reveals

Migraine may increase risk of cardiovascular disease

Shift Work Unwinds Body Clocks, Leading to More Severe Strokes

How Much Do You Want to Know About Your Cancer?

New Measurement Technique Shows Link Between T-Cells, Aging

What We Know About the Baby Born With Microcephaly in US to Zika-Infected Mother

Binge eating trigger point located deep inside brain†††

Sisters diagnosed weeks apart fight breast cancer together

First Gene Mutation Explaining Development of Multiple Sclerosis

Nightmare antibiotic-resistant superbug: What's the risk?

Team Identifies Gene Involved With Fracture Healing

Studies Examine Use of Newer Blood Test to Help Identify or Rule-out Heart Attack

New Insights Into Muscular Dystrophy Point to Potential Treatment Avenues


Tuesday, May 31, 2016


Alzheimer's disease: Could a leaky blood-brain barrier be involved?

Ancient Anti-Inflammatory Drug Salicylic Acid Has Cancer-Fighting Properties

Concussions in Children May Be Vastly Underreported, Study Finds

Improving Cell Transplantation After Spinal Cord Injury: When, Where and How?

Chemicals in food packaging, fungicides might damage children's teeth

Does Obesity Lead to More Nursing Home Admission, Lower Quality of Care?

Why Itís Not Time to Panic About Cellphones and Cancer

Nature Conserves Its Most Vital DNA by Multitasking, Researchers Show

Coffee might prevent exercise-induced eye fatigue

High Blood Pressure Linked to Short-, Long-Term Exposure to Some Air Pollutants

WHO Strengthens Guidelines to Prevent Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus

Many Patients Continue Using Opioids Months After Joint Replacement

Knee Injections vs. Knee Replacement: What are My Options?

Urine Sample Could Be Used to Diagnose Complex, Serious Pregnancy Disorder

Alleged illegal drug use on "The Biggest Loser" investigated

Calcium Signals Balance the Body's Response to Infection Against Potential for Self-Attack

Control of immune response relies on a key protein, study finds

RNA Simulations Boost Understanding of Retroviral Diseases

The science of parenting: What makes good moms, dads?

Newly Discovered Gene Regulates Hyperglycemia-Induced Beta Cell Death in Type 2 Diabetes

The Best Walking and Running Shoes for Osteoarthritis of the Knee

Opioids might worsen chronic pain, study finds


Monday, May 30, 2016


Diabetes risk 'surprisingly lower' in older men who are unhappily married

Computer Vision Syndrome Affects Millions

Study Shows Patients Require Less Painkilling Medication After Breast-Cancer Surgery If They Have Opiate-Free Anesthesia

Wearable, tricorder-like device elevates health and fitness monitoring

How Researchers Are Using Google to Find Chickenpox Seasons

The Brain Clock That Keeps Memories Ticking

Running May Be Better Than Cycling for Long-Term Bone Health

Drowning risks: Even kiddie pools pose danger

Exposure to Chemicals in Plastic and Fungicides May Irreversibly Weaken Childrenís Teeth

Expert tips on how to choose the right sunscreen

Effects of Maternal Smoking Continue Long After Birth

Honolulu schools to let kids with lice stay in class

Research Explains the Role of the Gene BRCA1 in DNA Repair

Dr. David Agus: Cellphone cancer risk not "cause for alarm"

New Therapy Options Bring About Changes in Stroke Care

Triplet and Higher-Order Births in U.S. Down 41%

Scientists Identify New Drivers of Rare Cancer Type

Premature Babies May Grow Up to Have Weaker Bones

Identifying How Merkel Cell Polyomavirus Infection Can Cause a Lethal Carcinoma

Mouse Study Links Heart Regeneration to Telomere Length

Intensive Aquatic Resistance Training Promotes Cartilage Health, Quality in Knee Osteoarthritis

Smell Tests, Biomarkers and Colon Biopsies: New Approaches to Early Identification of Parkinsonís Disease


Sunday, May 29, 2016


New study finds colon cancer rates rising among those under 50

Connections Between Gut Microbiota and the Brain

Portion-controlled ready meals may encourage greater weight loss

Portuguese Study Did Not Find an Increased Stroke Risk for Football Fans

Boy with neurological disorder battles bullying

Additional Hormone Measurement Reveals Pregnant Women at High Risk of Preeclampsia

Wire-bristle brushes: A barbecue health hazard


Saturday, May 28, 2016


Early experiences shape neuronal populations in surprising ways

Let a baby cry for better sleep, say researchers