Personal Health



Friday, January 6, 2017


Unexpected Role for Epigenetic Enzymes in Cancer

Is the Sleep Aid Melatonin Safe for Children and Adults?

Time-Restricted Feeding Study Shows Promise in Helping People Shed Body Fat

Cancer cells' ability to break free and spread arises from 'broken switch'

Study Finds Patterns of Biomarkers Predict How Well People Age, Risks of Age-Related Disease

Premenstrual mood changes linked to abnormalities in gene network

New Research Describes How Bacteria Resists 'Last-Resort' Antibiotic

Inside a Killer Drug Epidemic: A Look at America’s Opioid Crisis

Indoor Tanning Study Reveals Surprising New at-Risk Group for Skin Cancer

Brain area keeps growing in adulthood, scientists find

Halting Lethal Childhood Leukemia 

Flu season officially in full swing, doctors warn

Accelerated Discovery a Triple Threat to Triple Negative Breast Cancer

Tonsil Stones: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Tailored Organoid May Help Unravel Immune Response Mystery 

Rare delusion makes it seem a loved one is a stranger

Parents Purchase Frozen Dinners for More Than Convenience

Jones Fracture: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Research Reveals Help for Eating Disorder Patients

Study casts doubt on long-used morning sickness drug

Why Is Asthma Worse in Black Patients?

Grilled, barbecued meats may raise death risk for breast cancer survivors

Clues Into How Brain Shapes Perception to Control Behavior

Study Characterizes Key Molecular Tool in DNA Repair Enzymes

New Treatment for a Rare Form of Encephalitis


Thursday, January 5, 2017


Protein Associated With Parkinson's Travels from Brain to Gut

Feed Your Kids Peanuts, Early and Often, New Guidelines Urge

Animal Study Shows Harmful Effects of Secondhand Smoke Even Before Pregnancy

Dysphoric Mania: Symptoms, Facts, and Treatment

Immune Cell Therapy Shows Promising Results for Lymphoma Patients

Iron Deficiency Anemia Tied to Hearing Loss

Mediterranean diet prevents brain atrophy, study finds

The "spanking" debate: Views depend on what you call it

Evidence of Alzheimer's in Patients With Lewy Body Disease Tracks With Course of Dementia

Benefits of morning sickness drug questioned by 40-year-old study

Buzzing the Vagus Nerve Just Right to Fight Inflammatory Disease

Brain-injury deaths in high school football players rising

Mouse Model Points to Potential New Treatment for Alzheimer's Disease

Heartburn During Pregnancy: What to Do

Foods Rich in Resistant Starch May Benefit Health

Heartburn drugs may raise risk of stomach infections: study

Acid Suppression Medications Linked to Serious Gastrointestinal Infections

Chemical alteration may speed up insulin availability

Vision Symptoms Following Concussion Limit a Child's Ability to Return to the Classroom

U.S. cancer death rates continue to fall

Alarming Levels of Hypertension Found in the General Public

Organoid advances: How to grow a stomach in the lab 

Anemia Protects African Children Against Malaria

Breathalyzer lock laws cut drunk-driving deaths, study shows

Scientists Use Light to Control the Logic Networks of a Cell

Tonsil Stones: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Worms Have Teenage Ambivalence, Too


Wednesday, January 4, 2017


Anemia and hearing loss: Is there a link?

As Neighborhood Status Falls, Cardiovascular Disease Risk Among Black Residents Spikes

A Fitness Downside to Statin Drugs?

Increased Reaction to Stress Linked to Gastrointestinal Issues in Children With Autism

Fish oil during pregnancy may reduce risk of childhood asthma

Factors Responsible for Chronic Nature of Autoimmune Disease Identified

Dementia rates 'higher near busy roads'

High Fiber Diets May Alleviate Inflammation Caused by Gout

Breast cancer patients report 'chemo brain' is a substantial problem

Scientists Discover a Molecular Motor Has a 'Gear' for Directional Switching

Philadelphians reeling over city's new sugary drink tax

How We Know Zika Virus Causes Guillain-Barre Syndrome and Birth Defects

ADHD in Girls: Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Most Younger Adults With High LDL-C Levels Do Not Take a Statin

Artificial voice box helps throat cancer patient speak

Cardiovascular Benefits Continue Five Years After Weight Loss Program

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: Treatment, Symptoms, and Causes

Liquid Nicotine for Electronic Cigarettes Is Toxic for Kids

Medical innovations to watch for in 2017

Scientists Develop New Antibiotic for Gonorrhea

'Emotional hangover' may influence future memory formation

Vitamin D Deficiency Increases Risk of Chronic Headache

Say hello to your body's newest organ

Lack of Joy from Music Linked to Brain Disconnection

Preventing and treating earwax buildup: New guidelines issued

Promising New Drug Stops Spread of Melanoma by 90 Percent


Tuesday, January 3, 2017


Dieting? Your gut microbes might delay the benefits

Zinc Eaten at Levels Found in Biofortified Crops Reduces 'Wear and Tear' on DNA

Is Your Workout Not Working? Maybe You’re a Non-Responder

Ticks That Carry Lyme Disease Found in Eastern US National Parks

Parkinson-like symptoms in welders worsen with more manganese exposure

Chemically Modified Insulin Is Available More Quickly

Man's "bad cold" was actually a life-threatening disease

From Photosynthesis to New Compounds for Eye Diseases

The Year of Conquering Negative Thinking 

The Enzyme That Makes Physical Activity Healthy: AMPK

Woman's New Year's "detox" goes horribly wrong

Using Immune Cells to Deliver Anti-Cancer Drugs

Pregnancy Complication Tied to Eye Problems Later in Life

Kiwi, Soy and Celery for Liver Health

Novel penile implant offers hope for men with erectile dysfunction

Inflammation Halts Fat-Burning

"The Telomere Effect": How state of mind, sleep, diet impact health

 Infant's Prolonged Infection Reveals Mutation That Helps Bacteria Tolerate Antibiotics

Delusional misidentification: Mistaking your mom for a stranger

Gambling Addiction Triggers the Same Brain Areas as Drug and Alcohol Cravings

New do's and don'ts for earwax removal

Vaccine Shows Promising Results for Early-Stage Breast Cancer Patients

Cardiology still a man's world, finds survey

Research on Sweat Glands Suggests a Route to Better Skin Grafts

Baby's accidental fall may have helped save his life

Childhood Poverty Can Rob Adults of Psychological Health

Barrel Chest: Causes and Treatment

Sex Hormone-Sensitive Gene Complex Linked to Premenstrual Mood Disorder

Has legal pot impacted teens' view of drug's dangers?

The Beating Heart of Solar Energy

COPD and Life Expectancy: What's the Outlook?

Stuttering Linked to Reduced Blood Flow in Area of Brain Associated With Language

Deeper Than Obesity: A Majority of People Is Now Overfat


Monday, January 2, 2017


Chili pepper compound can stop breast cancer, study finds

An Inspiring Story of Weight Loss and Its Aftermath

For the First Time, Researchers Identify Key Proteins That May Make Zika So Deadly

Medicare revamping heart attack, hip fracture coverage

Parental Obesity Linked to Delays in Child Development

Petroleum Jelly May Reduce Risk of Eczema

Babies Exposed to Stimulation Get Brain Boost

​Sleep may help people process traumatic events

Cold Therapy? Maybe Better Save Your Money  

Mass. baby revived twice after ingesting fentanyl 

Easing the Toll of Sickle Cell Disease in Childbirth  

"Shaky hands" steadier after non-invasive treatment 

Pharmacist heads to trial over fatal meningitis outbreak

Cured meats can worsen asthma symptoms

Scalpel or spatula? Medical students have new required cooking course 

Dyspnea: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

Federal prosecutor tackles heroin scourge that claimed his son

How Long Do Menopause Symptoms Last For?

A Closer Look at the Eye: New Retinal Imaging Technique


Sunday, January 1, 2017


Frequent sauna use may reduce dementia risk in men

Baking Soda for Acid Reflux: Does it Work?

Unmotivated to exercise? Dopamine could be to blame

Pustular Psoriasis: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment


Saturday, December 31, 2016


New study busts the myth that contraceptives kill libido

Healthful food perceptions influenced by price

Retinal Migraine: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment