Personal Health


Friday, November 4, 2016


CDC Reports First US Cases of Rare and Deadly Fungal Disease

Type 2 diabetes caused by buildup of toxic fat, study suggests

Going to the Emergency Room Without Leaving the Living Room

On Facebook, the most popular health info may be least accurate

Finding shift work hard to handle? Your genes could be to blame

Should Your Baby Really Sleep in the Same Room as You?

Diabetes: Potential protein target identified for reversing insulin resistance

Hypochondriacs may worry themselves into heart trouble

Worrying about health increases heart disease risk

Alzheimer's patients test deep brain stimulation to boost memory

Identification of Gene Defects Helps Treatment of Prostate Cancer

Twenty cigarettes daily for 1 year equals 150 lung cell mutations

Hip Fracture Patients Fare Best During Recovery in High-Occupancy Nursing Homes With Higher Level Physician Staffing

Chili cook-off possible cause of Salmonella outbreak

Genes and Age Determine Susceptibility to Lyme Disease

Genes for dreaming, deep sleep identified in new study

Graphic Pictures on Cigarette Packs Would Significantly Reduce Smoking Death Rate


Thursday, November 3, 2016


Study Links Intestinal Microbial Population to Production of Inflammatory Proteins

How the End of Daylight Saving Time Can Affect Health

Having dinner at 2 p.m. might help lose weight

Buying deadly drugs online from China takes just minutes

Gastroparesis: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Police: 2 Utah 13-year-olds died from dangerous new synthetic drug

Alzheimer's disease: New imaging compound may improve earlier diagnosis

New study on salt may cause parents to shake up kids' diets

Smoking more hazardous for HIV patients than the virus itself

Why certain songs get stuck in your head

Genes for dreaming, deep sleep identified in new study

Apple iPhone tech helps reinvent the hearing aid

Reducing Exposure to Bisphenol A (BPA) Lowers Levels of This Environmental Estrogen in Women

DNA reveals truth about tiny critters in our homes

Body Builders Aren't Necessarily the Strongest Athletes

Disturbing downside to some immune-boosting cancer drugs

Scientists Successfully Tune the Brain to Alleviate Pain

Putting Sugary Soda Out of Reach

Insulin Resistance Reversed by Removal of Protein

Drink too much while young, pay the price later?

Ebola Evolved Into Deadlier Enemy During the African Epidemic


Wednesday, November 2, 2016


For School Children, Weights Rise Along With Summer Temperatures

Sports Medicine Experts Bust Marathon Training Myths

Fitness Trackers Might Help Us Live Longer (if Only We Used Them)

Scientists study if Pap smear could spot birth defects

Lifesaving Cancer Drugs May in Rare Cases Threaten the Heart

The confusing state of food allergy labels

Could loneliness be an early sign of Alzheimer's?

Be alert for PTSD after pregnancy loss

Disturbing trend in U.S. births

What you need to know about "good" cholesterol

Autism: Parents face challenges, too

How to avoid infections from mishandling contact lenses

Medical implants coated with 'slippery surfaces' repel infectious biofilms

Mother of boy who died from rare polio-like illness desperate for answers

Lack of Brain Shrinkage May Help Predict Who Develops Dementia With Lewy Bodies

Planned Home Birth: What are the Pros and Cons?

Trimming the Spare Tire: Canola Oil May Cut Belly Fat

Too many energy drinks caused man's "acute" health crisis

Cause of Inflammation in Diabetes Identified

'Corkscrew' Shape of Blood Flow in Heart's Upper Chamber May Signal Lower Stroke Risk

Chemists Create Clusters of Organelles by Mimicking Nature

Women's cancer deaths: Discussing global inequity

Ovarian Transplantation Might Be Possible in Future

A Lot of Blood, for No Reason? Common, Costly Clot Test Has Few Benefits

Miscarriage, Ectopic Pregnancy May Trigger Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Most Breast and Cervical Cancer Deaths Occur in Developing Countries, Yet Many Could Be Prevented With Cost-Effective Interventions


Tuesday, November 1, 2016


Diet Can Impact Migraines

Infections, Not Antibiotics, May Be Tied to Childhood Obesity

New Method for Performing Aortic Valve Replacement Proves Successful in High Risk Patients

Deadly snake's unique paralyzing venom may lead to new pain treatments

New Window on Mitochondria Division

Mom warns parents after seatbelt slices 6-year-old's stomach

Fruits and Vegetables May Slow ALS

ANA Blood Test: What to Expect

Beta-Cryptoxanthin, a Carotenoid, Inhibits Nicotine-Linked Lung Cancer Development in Mice

Here's what happens when soda makers fund obesity studies

New Target Could Halt Growth, Spread of Ovarian Cancer

Cycling to work may reduce heart disease risk

Can We Harness Our Genes to Burn More Calories?

How DNA might affect our reproductive choices

Cutting Nerves to the Kidneys Improves Insulin Resistance, Diabetes Study Finds

Low-Oxygen Environment Leads to Heart Regeneration in Mice, Research Shows

How Autoimmune Disease Is Prevented: Mechanism Discovered

Athletes' performance improved by thoughts of death

Common Heart Problem Caused by Cancer Therapy Avoided Blood Vessel Treatment

Scientists Show How Mutation Causes Incurable Premature Aging Disease

New Study Explains Factors That Influence the Timing of Infectious Disease Outbreaks

Study Bodes Well for Low-Carb Eaters

Two Antibiotics Fight Bacteria Differently Than Thought

The Dark Side of 'Junk' DNA

Yeast Holds the Key to Humans' Genetic Response to Stress, Herbicide Exposure


Monday, October 31, 2016


Motivation need a boost? Here's what works and what doesn't

Peanut patch holds promise for treating allergies

Should We Be Scared of Butter?

Scary science: How your body responds to fear

Studies Linked to Soda Industry Mask Health Risks

Sound perception and the importance of context

Testes shrink, sperm counts drop in Zika animal study

How to Get Rid of a Stuffy Nose: Eight Possible Treatments

Raising 'Good Cholesterol' Not as Effective as Lowering 'Bad Cholesterol'

What Keeps Kids Up at Night? It Could Be Their Cellphone

Acupuncture Lowers Hypertension by Activating Opioids, Study Finds

Prescription opioids blamed for rise in pediatric poisonings

Missing Link Between Smoking and Inflammation Identified

Overdoses skyrocket as kids eat opioids "like candy"

Studying Stents for Coronary Artery Disease

Parkinson's disease: Production of dopamine neurons from stem cells steps closer

Guiding Coronary Stent Implantation


Sunday, October 30, 2016


Why Is My Urine Bright Yellow? Colors Changes and Causes

300 Million Children Breathe Highly Toxic Air, Unicef Reports


Saturday, October 29, 2016

Impact of legalized marijuana

Doubts About the Promised Bounty of Genetically Modified Crops

Leukocytes in Urine: A Sign of a Urinary Tract Infection?