Personal Health


Friday, December 23, 2016


Are Hydroponic Vegetables as Nutritious as Those Grown in Soil?

COPD vs. Emphysema: What's the Difference?

Infant Matches to Donated Liver After 40 Minutes on Organ Wait List

Scientists use stem cells to restore testosterone

In Cancer Trials, Minorities Face Extra Hurdles

Cardiac deaths rise over Christmas period

FDA under pressure from dairy industry to regulate alternative milks

Past kidney injury may raise risk of poor pregnancy outcomes

Don’t Count on Vitamins for Better Sleep

Burning More Fat, Less Glucose Could Lead to Diabetes, Mouse Models Indicate

Hard-Wired: The Brain's Circuitry for Political Belief

Innovative skull surgery helps baby celebrate first Christmas

Genomic Sequencing Illuminates Recent Shigella Outbreaks in California

Caring for grandkids linked with surprising health benefit

Visualizing Gene Expression With MRI


Thursday, December 22, 2016


People with dyslexia have other brain differences, study finds

Reducing the Duration of Antibiotics Does More Harm Than Good When Treating Ear Infections in Young Children

Serious yoga injuries, though rare, are on the rise

Study Identifies Key Indicators Linking Violence and Mental Illness

Who's at risk for missing "silent" heart attack signs?

Overweight Affects DNA Methylation 

Popular snack can be choking hazard for kids

Smoking While Pregnant May Compromise Children’s Kidney Function

A novel approach: Fighting painkiller addiction at home

Plastics Compound, BPS, Often Substituted for BPA, Alters Mouse Moms' Behavior and Brain Regions

How loud is too loud when listening to music?

New Groundbreaking Research on Preterm Birth

Medical News Today: 2016 GP year in review

Scientists Discover Concussion Biomarker

Ebola vaccine highly effective, WHO says 

Promising Discovery for a Non-Invasive Early Detection of Alzheimer's Disease

CNS Depression: Symptoms and Treatment

Controlling the Body Clock

Former drugmaker execs accused of bribing doctors to push pain meds

New Precision Medicine Tool Helps Optimize Cancer Treatment

New blood test for prion disease looks promising

High-Mileage Runners Expend Less Energy Than Low-Mileage Runners

New drug gives hope for those with progressive multiple sclerosis 

Obesity-Associated Protein Could Be Linked to Leukemia Development

Dr. Mom: How do female doctors balance family during holidays?

Some Glioblastoma Patients Benefit from 'Ineffective' Treatment, Researchers Say

Don't cut the umbilical cord too fast, doctors advise

Cancer costs leaving patients in debt


Wednesday, December 21, 2016


Tumor DNA fragments help predict ovarian cancer outcomes

New Drug Could Help Prevent Artery Disease in High-Risk Patients

Melanoma diagnoses, deaths steadily climbing

HIV Patients Have Nearly Twice the Heart Attack Risk

'Master regulator' in genes may make women more susceptible to autoimmune diseases

Vitamin D Improves Gut Flora and Metabolic Syndrome

Testing stem cells in tiniest hearts to fight birth defect

Epigenetic Change Ties Mitochondrial Dysfunction to Tumor Progression

What You Need to Know About Egg Freezing

Study Finds 'Striking' Use of Double Mastectomy

FDA OK's diabetes device to simplify daily testing, dosing

New Ultrasound Technique Is First to Image Inside Live Cells

MRSA linked to outsourced cleaning in NHS hospitals

Food Withdrawal Results in Stabilization of Important Tumor Suppressor

Holiday season a hazardous time for heart health

Routine Drug Screening Should Be Part of Primary Care Settings, Study Recommends

Gut bacteria may hold key to treating autoimmune disease

A Cure for Social Anxiety Disorders

Cause of Thanksgiving dinner deaths identified

Certain high blood pressure drugs block cancer invasion

Statin Drugs Tied to Better Surgery Outcomes

Tomosynthesis: What You Need to Know About This Breast Screening Method

Going dry for January? How reducing alcohol intake can benefit health


Tuesday, December 20, 2016


'Sniff Test' May Be Useful in Diagnosing Early Alzheimer's Disease

Medical News Today: 2016 cardiology year in review

Regular Aspirin Use May Reduce Risk for Pancreatic Cancer

Healthy foods may not be as pricey as you think 

Illuminating Cancer: Researchers Invent a pH Threshold Sensor to Improve Cancer Surgery

Light therapy 'a huge leap forward' for early prostate cancer treatment

Study Details Molecular Roots of Alzheimer's

Baby crib ads, store displays show dangerous mistakes

Cleaning Chromium from Drinking Water

Sleep disruption has genetic links with obesity, schizophrenia

Scientists Discover New Natural Source of Potent Anti-Cancer Drugs

Fentanyl overdose deaths have skyrocketed

New Point of Attack Against Stomach Bacterium Helicobacter Pylori

What Home Remedies for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Are There?

Given Time, Most Women With Anorexia or Bulimia Will Recover

Gelatin Supplements: Good for Your Joints?


Monday, December 19, 2016


Causal Links Between Cannabis, Schizophrenia: New Evidence

Casual cannabis use: Is there a link to depression?

Colorectal Cancer Prevention: A Proven Benefit of Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs

Study Tied to Food Industry Tries to Discredit Sugar Guidelines

 White Matter Structure in Brain Predicts Cognitive Function at Ages One and Two

New food labels released to prevent food waste

New Biomarker Predicts Alzheimer's Disease, Link to Diabetes

Drinking on Antidepressants

Long-Term Anti-Inflammatory Drug Use May Increase Cancer-Related Deaths for Certain Patients

New USDA food label guidelines aim to prevent food waste

DNA Markers Distinguish Between Harmless, Deadly Bacteria

Fact-Checking a Claim About a Weed Killer   

New Stem Cell Delivery Approach Regenerates Dental Pulp-Like Tissue in a Rodent Model

College study discovers happy people live longer

Discoveries from Largest Genome-Wide Study of Chronic Liver Disease

This Pesticide Is Prohibited in Britain. Why Is It Still Being Exported?

Ancient Chinese Malaria Remedy Fights TB

Are male or female doctors better for patients? 

How Fat Stores in the Liver Provide an Energy Source During Fasting

Trading Hospital Rooms for Hotel Suites

Potential Treatment for Pregnant Women Who Suffer from Preeclampsia Found in a Vitamin

Nicotine in e-cigs can trigger lifelong addiction in kids

Gut Bacteria May Hold Key to Treating Autoimmune Disease

Sleep may help reduce PTSD symptoms

Genetic Biomarker IDs Patients With Increased Risk for Heart Damage by Anthracycline Chemo

Flu season is here, say health officials

Tumor DNA in Blood May Serve as Prognostic Marker of Pancreatic Cancer

Training the brain to boost self-confidence

Newly Identified Pathway in Mitochondria Fuels Tumor Progression Across Cancer Types

Pregnancy brain changes may prep women for motherhood

Shortness of Breath Is an Important Signal of Potential Disease

LASIK and Dry Eyes: What's the Connection?

Hormone Concentrations in Young Mammals Predict Trade-Offs Later in Life

More U.S. women using pot during pregnancy

Weight Loss Surgery Linked to Gastrointestinal Complaints

Congenital herpes virus tied to common childhood cancer

Ultrasound Detects Heart Dysfunction After Successful Repair of Aortic Narrowing

Why some teens skip treatment for sexual health issues 

Surgical Ablation Found to Be Effective in Reducing Atrial Fibrillation and Improving Quality of Life

Lab adapts toys for children with disabilities

Girls With Poorer Motor Skills More Likely Than Boys to Be Obese

How Bacteria Survive Antibiotic Treatment


Sunday, December 18, 2016


Pokémon Go may boost exercise, but not for long

New Study Reveals How Nurse Staffing Levels Link to Patient Outcomes

Psoriasis in the Ears: Symptoms and Treatment

Short-term, low-carb diets better for weight loss than low-fat diets


Saturday, December 17, 2016


Optimists can think the worst, too

Henry Heimlich, life-saving maneuver creator, dead at 96, family says

Palmoplantar Psoriasis: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

New Trial Hopes to Increase Survival for Kids With Cancer, Reduce Risk of Long Term Cardiac Damage

Scalp Psoriasis: Symptoms and Treatment