Personal Health



Friday, October 14, 2016


Obesity and Diabetes Tied to Liver Cancer

Cocoa Compound Linked to Some Cardiovascular Biomarker Improvements

High BMI and type 2 diabetes linked to liver cancer

Soy Protein Early in Life May Help Prevent Bone Loss in Adulthood

7-year-old explains why Down syndrome is "not scary"

New Formulation of Ibuprofen May Be Superior for Pain Relief Than the Current Version

What Does Breast Cancer Feel Like? Lumps and Pain Explained 

High Cholesterol Triggers Mitochondrial Oxidative Stress Leading to Osteoarthritis

Florida IDs new Miami neighborhood as Zika zone

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease: Hormone that limits fibrosis discovered

Breast cancer drug shows potential in patients with skin metastases

Paralyzed man regains 'sense of touch' with mind-controlled robotic arm

Medicare unveils far-reaching overhaul of doctors' pay

Crohn's disease: Discovery of two subtypes could lead to better treatments 

Conjoined twin boys separated in rare surgery

Small Dietary Changes Reduces Cardiovascular Disease Risk by More Than a Quarter 

Baby born with adult-sized tongue can't stop smiling after surgeries

Coronary Artery Disease Tests Prompt Patients Toward Healthier Habits 

Smartphones "contaminating" family life, study suggests

Imaging With New Biomarker Tracks Tumor Progression, Response to Treatment for Common Brain Cancer 

More evidence links obesity to certain type of cancer

Fungal Infection That Could Help Understand Some Allergies

Since Milk Is White, Why Is Butter Yellow?

Faster, Better Healing of Infected Wounds Using Negative Pressure Technique

Heart surgery devices may pose infection risk to thousands

New Molecule May Help Fight Obesity by Converting 'Bad' Fat to 'Good' Fat


Thursday, October 13, 2016


Opioids May Interfere With Parenting Instincts, Study Finds

Sleep-Deprived Preschoolers Eat More

Bacteria on Device Said to Infect at Least 12 Patients in Pennsylvania

How a Brain Tumor's Greed for Cholesterol Could Be Exploited for Cancer Therapy

Prostate Cancer Treatment Can Raise Dementia Risk

Researchers Say It's Time to Consider Propranolol as an Anti-Cancer Drug

Multiple sclerosis drug could reverse physical symptoms

Older Adults Gain Weight When Spouse Is Stressed out

Gourmet ganja? Marijuana dining is growing up, slowly

 Smoking Rises in Argentina Heart Attack Patients as Cigarettes 'Among Cheapest in World'

Pancreatic cancer: Sequencing study challenges thinking on disease progression

Hormone Identified That Limits Liver Fibrosis

How accurate are Fitbit, Apple Watch heart monitors?

Zika Virus Infection May Prevent Reinfection, Study Finds

Paralyzed man feels touch through mind-controlled robotic hand

Nutritional Supplement Could Prevent Thousands of Early Preterm Births

Images show addiction's impact on kids, but to what end?

Researchers Study Diagnostic Error in Asthma, COPD 

Menopause "brain fog" is real, study finds

Doula explains why hospital charged parents $39 to hold newborn in viral post 

How safe is intense exercise during pregnancy?


Wednesday, October 12, 2015


Cannabis Excess Linked to Bone Disease, Fractures

When Choosing Cheese, Low-Fat May Not Matter

Regeneration of Spinal Nerve Cells Boosted

How Exercise May Turn White Fat Into Brown

Dysfunction in Neuronal Transport Mechanism Linked to Alzheimer's Disease

SSRI use in pregnancy linked to speech, language disorders in offspring

New Model for Understanding Myeloma

I Have Diabetes. Am I to Blame?

Vitamins A and C Help Erase Cell Memory

Five ways reading can improve health and well-being 

Calcium supplements may not be heart healthy

Cancer: Targeting tumors with microwave-activated nanoparticles shows promise 

Who's more stressed by parenting -- moms or dads?

Can Olive Oil Be Used to Treat Constipation?

New study questions value of mammograms for breast cancer screening 

Parents of children with food allergies 'assume' they are also affected

New Analysis Sheds Light on Zika Virus Evolution, Spread

St. Jude warns of battery defects in some heart devices

Hypothyroidism Symptoms Linger Despite Medication Use, Normal Blood Tests

Running triggers brain repair and extends life in mouse model

Stem Cell Gene Found to Command Skeletal Muscle Regeneration


Tuesday, October 11, 2016


Service dog protects his little boy from nightmares

Hospital industry says it, too, is slammed by drug costs

Gene therapy could prevent Alzheimer's, study suggests 

Dip in blood pressure linked to dementia risk

High blood pressure raises risk of cognitive decline, dementia

New Research on Common Bacterium Opens Door to Fighting Gastric Cancer

Coke, Pepsi funded both sides on anti-obesity policies

Sweat Too Much? You Might Have a Treatable Medical Condition Called 'Hyperhidrosis'

High blood pressure drugs impact depression, bipolar disorder

New Approach to Gallbladder Surgery, Smallest Reported Incision

Drug crisis boosts supply of organ transplants

Study Finds Differences in Obesity Rates Between Children/teens With and Without Autism

Boston and San Francisco Most 'Active Living Cities' in the U.S., Report Finds

Family Stressors and Traumatic Childhood Experiences Linked to ADHD Diagnoses in Children

As babies stricken by Zika turn 1, health problems mount

High-Protein Diet Curbs Metabolic Benefits of Weight Loss

Stem cell manipulation shows promise for cartilage renewal and joint repair

New Immune Cell Subset Associated With Progression to Type 1 Diabetes

Americans are changing their supplements of choice

New Molecular Mechanism Revealed for Genetic Mutations in Aggressive Cancer Cells

Parental absence increases chance of nicotine and alcohol use in children


Monday, October 10, 2016


When Do You Worry About a Picky Eater?

Longer Disease-Free Survival in Phase III Trial of Sunitinib as Adjuvant Treatment for Kidney Cancer

Coke and Pepsi Give Millions to Public Health, Then Lobby Against It

Cortisol-Free Rheumatoid Arthritis Medication Also Works for Rare Eye Disease

Can you trust an online symptom checker's diagnosis?

Intestinal Diversity Protects Against Asthma

Tyson Foods, a Meat Leader, Invests in Protein Alternatives

'Only drink water when thirsty,' study suggests

Could the patient in hospital bed before you put you at risk?

C. difficile risk 'raised by using same hospital bed as antibiotic-treated patient'

Cancer in Retreat on One Front: Fewer Children Are Dying

Head and neck cancer: Immunotherapy drug a 'game-changer' for survival

Anger and intense workouts may be a dangerous mix

Breast cancer: Similarly effective treatments vary in cost

Experts Advise Minimizing Multiple Births Through I.V.F.

Scientists Find New Metabolic Pathways to Resist Viruses


Sunday, October 9, 2016 


Can regular meal times help combat jet lag?


Saturday, October 8, 2016


Targeting Estrogen Receptor Improves Progression-Free Survival in Advanced Breast Cancer

Why Care at Native American Hospitals Is Often Substandard

Immunotherapy Shows Promising Results in First, Second Line Treatment of Metastatic Bladder Cancer