Personal Health

Friday, July 22, 2016


Alzheimer's protein spreads through space between brain cells

Can Statins Cause Diabetes?

Asthma cure? Blocking 'rogue' gene shows promise

What a Brain Surgeon's Virtual Reality Tool and Pokemon Go Have in Common

Mental illness: Could brain size be a risk factor?

How US Health Officials Are Dealing With a Possible Zika Outbreak

New Remote-Controlled Microrobots for Medical Operations

Does the immune system influence our social behavior?

Forms of HIV Can Cross from Chimps to Humans, Study Confirms

When Lyme disease isn't caught early, fallout can be scary

 Third of Pregnant Women Iron Deficient, Risk Thyroid-Related Pregnancy Complications

Smoking makes women vulnerable to brain bleeds, study finds

Three-Drug Combinations Could Help Counter Antibiotic Resistance, Biologists Report 

Zika fears grow with second possible local case in Florida

Significant Pain Increases the Risk of Opioid Addiction by 41 Percent

8 Common Causes of Breast Pain

Designer Protein Gives New Hope to Scientists Studying Alzheimer's Disease 

Menopause study finds different patterns of hot flashes

Why Apnea Patients Are Prone to Suffer from Glaucoma

Skinny and 119 Pounds, but With the Health Hallmarks of Obesity

Maternal Intake of Past-Its-Prime Fish Oil Linked to Newborn Death, Rat Study Finds

Drinking alcohol can lead to 7 kinds of cancer


Thursday, July 21, 2016


Could antibiotics reduce levels of Alzheimer's-causing plaques?

Wrist Fractures Linked to Poor Balance in Elderly Patients

'Smart thread' enables 3-D tissue embedding for medical diagnostics

Brains of College Athletes With Prior Concussion Show Physical Changes Months, Years Later

Tracking the Zika Virus Online: How Google Mapped the Start of an Outbreak

Lyme Disease: You Can't Blame the Deer

What Alternatives to NSAIDs are Available?

Glutamate Levels in the Brain May Be Linked to Alcohol Craving

Knee surgery not always needed for common injury 

Diabetes Could Be Due to Failure of Beta Cell 'Hubs'

Postmenopausal hormone therapy has no effect on memory

An Engineered Protein Can Disrupt Tumor-Promoting 'Messages' in Human Cells

Ringing in your ears? It could be this treatable condition

Physical Declines Begin Earlier Than Expected Among U.S. Adults

Chickens could protect against malaria

Large Protein Nanocages Could Improve Drug Design and Delivery

New sunscreen compound protects against UVA-induced skin aging, cancer

How the Immune System Might Evolve to Conquer HIV

Chronic Low Back Pain Linked to Higher Rates of Illicit Drug Use

Football Concussion Update: Player-on-Player Hits Cause More Serious Head Impacts


Wednesday, July 20, 2016


Three Alzheimer's Genetic Risk Factors Linked to Immune Cell Dysfunction

Eat more healthy fat to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes

Breastfeeding Alters Maternal Metabolism, Protects Against Diabetes for Up to 15 Years After Delivery

Lifting Lighter Weights Can Be Just as Effective as Heavy Ones

Diabetes: Factor 'Gender' Into Treatment, Say Experts

Store-bought baby food may be healthier per meal than homemade

Disturbances in Blood Cell Gene Transcription May Lead to Leukemia

Here's how long you can work before your brain shuts down

Dangerous Bacteria Found After Sewer Spills

Pokémon Go: Healthful or deadly?

New Treatment Developed to Prevent Nausea, Vomiting Caused by Chemo

How to choose the fitness tracker that's right for you

Anti-Tumor Antibodies Could Counter Atherosclerosis, Study Finds

Chlamydia: World's first vaccine in sight

Infections, Antibiotic Use Linked to Manic Episodes in People With Serious Mental Illness

Would a surgeon tell you if something went wrong?

Synthetic Biology Used to Limit Bacterial Growth and Coordinate Drug Release

FDA Approves Scalpel-Free Brain Surgery for Tremor

Scientists Review Methods to Prevent Bites, Suppress Ticks That Transmit Lyme Disease

RNA: How Cells Master the Art of Reading Life's Recipes

Uncovering a New Principle in Chemotherapy Resistance in Breast Cancer

Screening for Suicide Risk Among Urban Children Vitally Important


Tuesday, July 19, 2016


Juicy News About Cranberries: Blocking Bacterial Infections

Diabetes may affect more teens in the U.S. than expected

High Fat Diet Improves Cartilage Repair in Mice

Advanced prostate cancer cases skyrocket

Fighting Life-Threatening Bacteria Without Antibiotics

'Living' cartilage grown using stem cells could prevent hip replacement surgery

Discovery May Lead to a Treatment to Slow Parkinson's Disease

Wrestlers sue WWE over head injuries

Mucus in Stool: What Does it Mean? 

Is Schizophrenia a Disorder of the Immune System?

Could fracking worsen asthma?

How to Increase the Fat Burned During Exercise

'Bad' cholesterol linked to poorer cognitive performance

Beware of Antioxidant Supplements, Warns Scientific Review

Is there a thin genetic line between happiness and depression?

Milk Works Best to Extinguish the Heat from Chile Peppers

Steam inhalation does not ease chronic nasal congestion, study finds

Role for Enhancers in Bursts of Gene Activity

I.V.F. Does Not Raise Breast Cancer Risk, Study Shows

Diabetes may affect more teens in the U.S. than expected


Monday, July 18, 2016


Alzheimer's vaccine steps closer with new study

Psychology Experts on How Police Cope With Fear, Stress

Antibiotic resistance raising the specter of 'untreatable gonorrhea'

Zika Mystery: Health Officials Stumped After Elderly Patient Transmits Virus to Caregiver

Modified Rye Bread Helps Patients With Irritable Bowel Syndrome 

How 9 out of 10 strokes could be prevented

Medical center reduces blood waste, saves millions with new practices

Many seniors are taking their medicines in risky ways

Mental, Physical Exercises Produce Distinct Brain Benefits

Purpura: What You Need to Know

Fracking Industry Wells Associated With Increased Risk of Asthma Attacks

UN chief says gains made against AIDS "inadequate and fragile"

New Link Between Periodontal and Cerebrovascular Diseases

Marrying young: Marital expectations for kids influenced by mom

How the Body Disposes of Red Blood Cells, Recycles Iron

Pediatricians urged to talk to young patients about sex

Grandpa's Obesity Affects the Health of His Grandchildren: Mouse Study

Musical taste is cultural, not biological, says study

Infantile Memory Study Points to Critical Periods in Early-Life Learning for Brain Development


Sunday, July 17, 2016


Cinnamon: Could this popular spice make us better learners?


Saturday, July 16, 2016


FaceTime might help toddlers learn new skills and social interactions

Why do stand-up comedians die young?