Personal Health


Friday, July 7, 2017


Playground sandbox can be breeding ground for germs

Vitamin D may help to treat sunburn, study suggests  

Sheriff won't let deputies carry Narcan, citing safety

Maternal sugar intake linked to allergic asthma in offspring

Changes in Brain Regions May Explain Why Some Prefer Order and Certainty

Vegetable pigment may reduce inflammation in heart disease patients

Childhood Obesity a Major Link to Hip Diseases

Colorectal cancer: Adding SIRT to chemotherapy boosts survival

Experts Urge Action to Cut Child Deaths from Deadly Lung Virus

Deviated septum: Causes, symptoms, and treatment 

Promising Target to Protect Bone in Patients With Diabetes

BRAT diet: Benefits, risks, and treating diarrhea

Some Patients With Dementia May Experience Delayed-Onset PTSD

General anesthetic may disrupt brain development in children

 Which Bar Patrons Underestimate Their Inebriation the Most?

Painkiller pulled from the market at FDA request

Kidney transplants: Many discarded kidneys could prolong life

Drinking Alcohol While Pregnant Could Have Transgenerational Effects

"Smart" STD is getting even harder to treat

Handwritten Opioid Prescriptions Are More Prone to Mistakes, Researchers Find

Popcorn lung: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

How 9 friends saved a woman waiting for a heart transplant

Physicians: Can social media make or break your career?

FDA approves first new drug in 20 years for sickle cell


Thursday, July 6, 2017


Cancer takes a bigger toll in these parts of America

Researchers show how cancer spreads in mice 

Is sense of smell linked to being fatter or thinner?

Are engineered organs finally becoming reality in medicine?   

Could you do more to cut the cost of your prescription drugs?

The 10 best heart disease blogs

TBI in middle age may raise dementia risk

Gut microbes influence the body's response to high-fat diet

Hormonal Changes During Early Development Limit Lifespan in Mice

Plantar flexion: Function, anatomy, and injuries

Late Teen Years Are Key Period for Bone Growth

Ichthyosis vulgaris: Pictures, diagnosis, and treatment

False-Positive Mammogram Results Linked to Spike in Anxiety Prescriptions

Sleep disorders may predict Alzheimer's disease

Nearly Half of China Cancer Deaths Attributable to Potentially Modifiable Risk Factors

Vitamin D guidelines may be changed following new study

Early-Life Pain May Lead to Obesity Risk, Especially in Females, Study Finds

Could smelling our food lead to weight gain?

How High-Fat Diet Impacts Colorectal Cancer

Colorado tick fever: Symptoms, treatment, and prevention

Vitamin D May Improve Sunburn, According to New Clinical Trial

Tumor gene testing urged to tell if drug targets your cancer

Antibodies Halt Placental Transmission of CMV-Like Virus in Monkeys

Why do chili peppers give us the hiccups?

Your Hands May Reveal the Struggle to Maintain Self-Control

Painkiller maker stops sales at FDA request because of abuse

Controlling Memory by Triggering Specific Brain Waves During Sleep


Wednesday, July 5, 2017


Immune cells in the brain could be targets for obesity treatment

Lack of sense of smell may trigger fat burning in mice

Marijuana use linked to greater psychosis risk in teens

Breast cancer: Maternal high-fat diet raises risk across generations

Sinus infections: Are they contagious?

Nine ways to treat and prevent razor burn

Link between Parkinson's and melanoma runs both ways

Vegetable Coloring Agent Lutein May Suppress Inflammation

Rhabdomyolysis: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

High-tech UV patch aims to improve sun safety

Immigrant physicians: Why are they vital for U.S. healthcare?

Science Says: Too early for forecast on Lyme disease ticks

Three things I wish I'd known: Looking back at residency life

Tick towns: Researchers target neighborhoods in Lyme effort


Tuesday, July 4, 2017


New drug target for Parkinson's disease found

What makes eyes itch?

Menstruation does not affect cognitive function, study finds

Common heartburn drugs tied to higher risk of death

Chiari malformations: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

Swollen eyelid: Twelve causes and treatments

Right-sided colorectal tumours: An internal radiation advantage

Artificial bile ducts successfully grown in lab and transplanted into mice could help treat liver disease in children

Overactive scavenger cells may cause neurodegeneration in Alzheimer's

Study sheds light on immune responses driving obesity-induced liver disease

Confusion over the cause of symptoms may be affecting whether or not women take tamoxifen to prevent breast cancer

Delivery rates in IVF are affected by the age of the male partner 

Alzheimer's disease patients with psychosis more likely to be misdiagnosed, study suggests

Study shows antibiotics effective for treatment of small skin infections

Can shingles raise the risk of heart attack?

Vitamin B12 shots: Uses, benefits, and side effects

Immigrant physicians: Why are they vital for U.S. healthcare?

Sinus infections: Are they contagious?

3-D-printed models could transform heart valve replacements

Lawsuit: Pelvic mesh implants caused hundreds devastating pain


Monday, July 3, 2017


Parts of Mediterranean diet shown to prevent colorectal cancer

How modern life affects our physical and mental health

Is Concussion Associated With Abnormal Menstrual Patterns in Young Women?

Multiple sclerosis: Antioxidant may slow disease progression

Drug Discovery: Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Spurred by Same Enzyme

Beta-blockers may reverse genetic changes from heart disease

Why Research on Mice May Not Work on Humans: We Really Are Different

Polydipsia: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

High-Fat Diet in Pregnancy Increases Breast Cancer Risk Over Generations in Animal Study

Heavy breathing: Ten causes and treatments

Antibiotic Resistance Linked to Common Household Disinfectant Triclosan

Computer game may improve symptoms of mild cognitive impairment

Increased Air Pollution Cuts Victims' Lifespan by a Decade, Costing Billions

Scientists find genes that may cause inflammatory bowel disease

Some heartburn drugs linked with higher risk of death

Pheochromocytoma: Symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

Don't like needles? Try the flu patch

Mobile technology: A blessing or a curse for doctors?  

New study links phone use and mental health issues in teens


Sunday, July 2, 2017


Dry socket: Symptoms, risk factors, and treatment

Klinefelter syndrome: Symptoms, diagnosis, and management

Study shows why acupuncture might work

Reactive arthritis: Symptoms, risk factors, and treatment

Yoga can cause musculoskeletal pain


Saturday, July 1, 2017


MCH levels in blood tests: What do they mean?

Belladonna: Uses and risks

The Secret Connection Between Anxiety, Sleep

Human antibody bolsters cancer drug performance

Alzheimer's Disease Patients With Psychosis More Likely to Be Misdiagnosed, Study Suggests

Hemothorax: Causes, treatment, and outlook

British Smokers Down by 1. 9 Million Since Smoking Ban

Having your smartphone nearby may impair cognition

E.coli outbreak hits polygamist Utah town