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Survey Catalogues Americans' Fears
What do people fear most? A survey finds It is not always rational...or reasonable. Read more >


Cholesterol Levels Reflect Number of Meals Eaten Away from Home
The number of meals you eat away from home has a big effect on body mass and cholesterol levels. Read more >


Small People Can Carry a Bigger Load
Guess who can carry the heavier backpack: Fullback types or more modestly-sized adults? Read more >


Chocolate Sharpens the Mind
Specific nutrients in chocolate stimulate brain areas associated with memory loss. But read before you indulge. Read more >


Choking on Chia Seeds
Chia seeds are nutritious, but they can also be dangerous if consumed dry. Who knew? Read more >


How Far You Have to Walk to Work Off a Soda
It takes 50 minutes of running or five miles of walking to work off the 250 calories in a can of soda. Read more >


Restaurants Are Cutting Calories
Restaurant chains have been introducing lower-calorie items. This could help diners keep weight off. Read more >


Researchers Find An Ingenious Way to Measure Seniors' Drinking
Ask someone how much they drink, and the answer they'll give you may not jibe with the number of bottles in the trash. Read more >


Chemical in Broccoli — in High Doses — May Reduce Symptoms of Autism
A chemical in broccoli, sulforaphane, reduces the social symptoms of autism symptoms. But only in h Read more >


Workplace Bullies
Over a third of U.S. workers report being bullied at work. Co-workers can help and still avoid repercussions. Read more >


Experts Agree: Violent Gaming is Linked to Aggression in Kids
The exact relationship between violent video games and violence and aggression among children isn't clear, but the fact they are linked is. Read more >


Grapefruit Lowers Glucose and Improves Weight Control
A compound in grapefruit lowers glucose as well as a common diabetes drug. Read more >


Patients Find Psychiatric Appointments Are Hard to Come By
Getting an appointment with a psychiatrist in some states is nearly impossible. Read more >


Weight-Loss Surgery: One Procedure Appears Better
Weight-loss surgery can make a huge health difference. But is gastric bypass or banding better? Read more >


How to Lose Friends and Alienate People
Talking about that chance meeting with George Clooney or your trip to Machu Picchu may not be the social lubricant you hope. Read more >


Fried Food Increases Risk for Gestational Diabetes
Women who are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant should try to limit the amount of fried food they eat, particularly when eating out. Read more >


Rising Asthma Rates Appear Related to BPA Exposure
BPA may be behind the uptick in asthma among children. Read more >


An Apple A Day May Keep Obesity at Bay
When it comes to keeping the beneficial bacteria in your colon happy, one apple stands above the rest. It may even help keep weight off. Read more >


Multitasking Linked to Changes in the Brain
Multitasking may result in a loss of density in gray matter in a key brain area. Read more >


Curiosity Primes the Brain to Learn
Curiosity literally makes the brain more open to learning. We may be able to use this finding in schools. Read more >


Immature Connections Among Brain Networks May Be Behind ADHD
The connections among brain networks in people with ADHD are immature. Can they be helped to develop normally? Read more >


What’s Good for the Heart is Good for the Brain
One of the best ways to guard against dementia is to protect your heart. Read more >


Increasing Skirt Size Linked to Greater Breast Cancer Risk
Has your skirt size been steadily increasing over the years? If yes, so has your risk of breast cancer. Read more >


A “Dimmer Switch” for Depression
Some people react more strongly to negative life events than others. It’s all about an overactive “disappointment pathway.” Read more >


You Are What You (and Your Full-Figured Friends) Eat
Who you eat with can affect what you eat, especially if your friends are overweight. Read more >


A Blood Test to Predict Depression and Treatment Effects in Adults
Markers in the blood of people who are or will become depressed offer a step forward in early diagnosis and treatment. Read more >


Experts Recommend Getting the Flu Shot as Early as Possible
Get the flu shot as early in the fall as possible. There are a few exceptions. Read more >


Dry Roasting May Hold the Key to Peanut Allergies
Peanut allergies are almost unknown in Asia. How they are prepared may be the reason. Read more >


Bariatric Surgery May Bring Surprising Benefits for the Brain
Weight loss surgery not only benefits the body, it appears to protect the brain as well. Read more >


Artificial Sweeteners May Cause Real Metabolic Problems
Artificial sweeteners may cause the problems, such as glucose intolerance and diabetes, their use was intended to prevent. Read more >


Protein Production Put on Hold During Times of Stress
The misfolded proteins that accumulate in ALS and Alzheimer's appear to be the result of cells' response to stress. Read more >


Smokers Need the Right Message to Quit
Some smokers need to be scared into quitting; others do best with a gentler, more positive approach. Figuring out who needs what. Read more >


A Growing Waistline Problem
Waistlines have grown over an inch on average in the past ten years. This increase in belly fat is not good health news. Read more >


Networking: Dirty Work or Community-Building?
Self-promotion can leave people feeling dirty. Literally. But it doesn’t have to. Read more >


Tea Drinkers Live Longer — Why?
Tea drinkers tend to be healthier than coffee drinkers. Read more >


Changing A Memory’s Emotional Color and Maybe Its Impact
Events connected to strong emotions are colored by those feelings. Scientists are figuring out how to disconnect the two. Read more >


Gas Disconnects Traumatic Memories, Loosens the Grip of PTSD
Xenon gas may be a better PTSD treatment: It helps disconnect traumatic memories from the pain that can go with them. Read more >


Aspirin: Fever, Aches and Cardiovascular Protection
Anticoagulant drugs can cause side effects and dangerous bleeding, so for some people, aspirin is the better treatment. Read more >


Biochemical Keys to Stress and Resilience Are Uncovered
Some people seem resistant to stress, while others are susceptible to it. Researchers are starting to understand why. Read more >


Good Neighbors — and Neighborhoods — Make Good Health
Good relationships with your neighbors and a feeling that you belong to a community are good for heart health. Read more >


Pruning the Hedges of Autism
“Neural pruning” helps kids' brains become more efficient. This happens less among children with ASD. Here's why. Read more >


The Health Benefits of Reducing Carbon Emissions Outweighs Their Cost
The healthcare savings connected to clean air go a long way toward paying the costs of reducing carbon emissions. Read more >


Brain Development Puts the Brakes on Kids’ Growth
There's a reason why toddlers' heads are too big for their bodies: Their brains are using most of what they eat. Young minds need to be fed properly. Read more >


Young People with Depression Have “Hyper-Connected” Brain Networks
The brains of depressed people have different, more intense patterns of connections. What does that mean for treatment? Read more >


Are Bacteria the Cure for Food Allergies?
Having healthy gut bacteria, part of your microbiome, may help protect against the development of food allergies. Read more >


Severe Depression Helped by A Combo of Antidepressants and Talk Therapy
Antidepressants and talk therapy together may be the key to overcoming severe depression. Read more >


Biceps, Triceps and White Matter: Exercising the Brain
The white matter in the brains of kids who are in good shape is denser and able to process information faster than those who aren't fit. Read more >


Higher Body Mass Can Lead to Cancer
It's not just about your heart. Many types of cancer are far more likely to occur as your body mass index (BMI) rises. Read more >


Certain Occupations Make Parenthood Even Harder
Certain jobs make being a parent even more stressful. Read more >


Digoxin Increases Risk of Death in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation
This common drug Increases the risk of death in patients with atrial fibrillation. Luckily, there are plenty of good alternatives. Read more >


Epigenetic Effects Extend Prenatal Influences to Men and Across Generations
Epigenetics can affect the fetus long before pregnancy. Fathers' health plays a big role, too. Read more >


Active Commuting Offers Health — and Environmental — Benefits
Commuters who drive themselves to work weigh five to seven pounds more than those who walk or bike. Read more >


Nature Really Does Nurture
Mothers who spend more time in green spaces are less likely to have low birth weight babies. Read more >


Antibiotics in Early Life — and in Utero — May Bring Obesity Risk Later On
Early exposure to antibiotics — even prenatally — can raise the risk for obesity later in life. Read more >


Re-Classifying Cancers to Improve Treatment
Cancer is usually identified by where it occurs. But its genetic qualities can be more important when choosing treatment. Read more >


Mammograms Benefit Women Even Past Age 75
Mammograms can help even women over 75 enjoy longer and cancer-free lives. Read more >


Lack of Motivation May Masquerade as Cognitive Decline
As people age, it can be hard to tell whether memory or motivation is fading. Read more >


Promising New Technique for Monitoring Early Brain Development in Infants
A new technique makes it possible to predict developmental delays more accurately. Read more >


Vitamin D Deficiencies Raise the Risk of Dementia
Making sure you have enough vitamin D is one way to guard against memory loss. Read more >


Finding Narcissists is Easy
Figuring out who is a narcissist is pretty easy. All you have to do is ask. Read more >


Crowdsourcing May Help People Make Smarter Food Choices
There's a new reason to take pictures of your meals — you can use them to get support and feedback to eat better. Read more >


Good News at the Wrong Time Isn’t Good News at All
The timing of good news is almost as important as the news itself. Read more >


Are Electronic Cigarettes A Threat to Public Health?
Electronic cigarettes may help some smokers go smokeless. But kids are picking them up like they're harmless consumer products. Read more >


Early Lead Exposure in Children Linked to Depression and Anxiety
In addition to harming brain development, lead exposure is also linked to emotional problems like depression and anxiety. Read more >


Ginkgo Promotes Repair Following Stroke
The herb ginkgo biloba helped mice generate new neurons after a stroke. Can it do the same for people? Read more >


Running, Even for Just Five Minutes a Day, Helps the Heart
Even just five minutes of running each day can boost heart health. Read more >


Kids Choose Healthier Foods When Parents Spend Time Cooking
Time spent in the kitchen pays off in more than just good nutrition. Kids who eat mostly home-cooked meals choose healthier food when out. Read more >


Smoking Increases the Risk of Suicide
Smoking doesn't just harm your heart and lungs. It can bring on serious depression, and make suicide more likely. Read more >


Pairing The Nicotine Patch with Medication Can Help Smokers Quit
If you’re trying to quit smoking, the nicotine patch and Chantix are more effective together than alone. Read more >


Genetic Risks for Autism Come into Focus
A large new study of the genetic underpinnings of autism finds that sudden mutations play almost no role in the disorder. Read more >


A Gel to Fight Breast Cancer, without the Side Effects
Treating breast cancer with a gel on the skin may be as effective as oral drugs, and without the risks. Read more >


Generic Drugs Can Create Problems for Patients
Generic meds can confuse patients because the same drug comes in different shapes and sizes. Read more >


Mixing Energy Drinks and Alcohol Can Make You Drink More
When people mix energy drinks with alcohol, they tend to drink more. Read more >


Organic Foods Show Clear Nutritional Benefits
Not only do organic foods offer far more polyphenols and other antioxidants, they have far fewer pesticide residues. Read more >


Brain Patterns Predict Stock Market Bubbles
What is it that inspires some investors to leave the market before a crash? They use a different part of their brains than the rest of us. Read more >


For Kids, Sports Are about Much More than Just Winning
For kids, winning isn’t the best part of sports. Knowing what is most important can keep them engaged — and fit. Read more >


Are Routine Pelvic Exams Unnecessary?
They're sometimes painful, intrusive and now it appears they offer little benefit. The ACP comes out against routine pelvic exams. PAP smears not included. Read more >


Omega-3 Fatty Acids Appear to Ease Osteoarthritis Symptoms
Saturated fats worsen the symptoms of osteoarthritis, but omega-3 fats seem to help. Read more >


Why Gum Disease Leads to Heart Disease
The link between gum disease and heart disease is clear. In fact, flossing may be as important as exercising. Read more >


Cancer “Partnership” Provides Hope for New Drug Targets
Researchers have uncovered a genetic combo that drives cancer's spread. Luckily, there also seems to be a chink in its armor. Read more >


Details Emerge on The Link Between Stress and Heart Disease
Chronic stress — the kind faced by doctors in the ICU — increases white blood cells that can cause life-threatening plaques to form. Read more >


High Cholesterol Appears Linked to Breast Cancer Risk
Women with high cholesterol are more likely to develop breast cancer. But there's a possible treatment. Read more >


What Stress Does to Your Memory
High levels of stress hormones reduce interconnections among cells in the brain, interfering with our ability to remember. Read more >


The Art of Cheering Up Friends
The best way to cheer someone up may depend on how robust or fragile their self esteem is. Read more >


At the Intersection of Obesity, Diabetes and Cancer
The obese suffer from chronic inflammation in fat cells. This not only can bring on diabetes, it may also promote cancer. Read more >


Dark Chocolate Shows Promise for Circulation Problems
People with peripheral artery disease were able to walk farther and faster after eating chocolate. Only certain kinds helped. Read more >


Air Pollution Policies Lower Respiratory Disease Deaths in North Carolina
When states improve air quality, death rates from asthma, emphysema, and pneumonia drop significantly. Read more >


What Looks Like Depression in Type 2 Diabetes Might Be Something Else
“Depressed” people with diabetes may not be clinically depressed – they may just be reacting to having an illness. Read more >


Preschoolers More Likely to Recognize Unhealthy Food Brands
What parents eat has the biggest effect on kids' food choices. But it would help if carrots or apples had the branding that junk foods do. Read more >


Low Blood Pressure in Old Age May Bring Cognitive Decline
High blood pressure in old age may not be all bad: It can mean more blood to the brain. Read more >


Synchronized Brain Waves Make Rapid Learning Possible
How are we able to shift from thinking about what's for dinner to what's happening in Iraq? It starts with humming in two brain areas. Read more >


Tomatoes Could Improve Blood Flow in Those with Heart Disease
An antioxidant found in tomatoes and red sauce may explain the heart health of people around the Mediterranean. Read more >


Pesticide Exposure Linked to Autism Spectrum Disorders
Pregnant women living near agricultural areas where pesticides are used have a far higher risk of having a child with ASD. Read more >


Perimenopause, Estrogen and Mood
Estrogen levels fluctuate during the changes leading up to menopause, and this destabilizes brain chemicals linked to mood. Read more >


Sun Worshipper or Sun Addict?
Some people need the sun the way an alcoholic needs a drink. And the health risks can be just as severe. Read more >


Eating Red Meat Increases Breast Cancer Risk
Women who regularly eat red meat from a young age have a greatly increased risk of breast cancer. Read more >


How A Dash of Olive Oil Helps Lower Blood Pressure
When olive oil is eaten with leafy greens, it sets in motion a process that lowers blood pressure. Read more >


Children from Divorced Homes May Be at Risk for Weight Problems
Children of divorce are more likely to be overweight or obese. Especially boys. Read more >


Powerhouse Fruits and Vegetables
Some foods offer more nutrition per calorie than others. A new list contains some obvious choices, but there are some surprises, too. Read more >


Text Messages Can Help Support Smokers As They Quit
A text messaging program gives those struggling with nicotine cravings the support they need. You can even ask for help. Read more >


White Bread Will Make You Fat
Eating two slices of white bread a day raises the risk of obesity by 40%. Read more >


Early Exposure to Allergens Can Boost Infant Immunity
When it comes to allergens and bacteria, early exposure may be better than no exposure. Read more >


Are You Ever Too Old for Colorectal Cancer Screening?
Colorectal cancer screening can benefit even those over 75. But it is a good idea to discuss the pros and cons with your doctor. Read more >


Fasting May Reboot the Immune System
A couple days of fasting may help the immune system reboot. But don’t try it at home just yet. Read more >


Environmental Influences May Be Behind Autism in Some Children
Older parents are more likely to have a child with ASD. It may be that exposure to environmental influences plays a role. Read more >


ADHD Stimulant Treatment May Help Prevent Smoking
People with ADHD are often smokers and face serious health problems. Stimulant drugs for the disorder may reduce this risk. Read more >


Kids Need Early and Repeated Exposure to Veggies
You know the best way to keep kids healthy and at a good weight is to be sure vegetables are part of their diets. Here's how to make that happen. Read more >


Engineering Memories with Light
Using light, researchers have been able to create, extinguish and re-create a memory. The finding may offer help people with PTSD or memory loss. Read more >


Sugar Exerts Lasting Effects on the Heart
Sugar isn't just about gaining weight -- it's bad for your heart, too. Read more >


Blood Pressure Medications Raise Macular Degeneration Risk
Lowering your blood pressure is a good idea, but some drugs appear to increase the risk of age-related macular degeneration. Read more >


Body Fat, Obesity in Kids Linked to Getting Too Little Sleep
Kids who don't get enough sleep have more body fat and are more likely to be obese. Read more >


Discrimination and Favoritism May Be The Same Thing
We think of discrimination as being about hate and holding certain people back. But it can be just the opposite. Read more >


FDA Approves A New Sugar Substitute
Advantame is 20,000 times sweeter than sugar, making it potentially far safer than other sugar substitutes. Read more >


The Paleo Diet Is No Cure for Obesity, Appetite
The Paleo diet may be popular, but it does not appear to curb appetite or reduce obesity. It's not without benefits, however. Read more >


Psilocybin Shows Potential As Treatment for Depression
Psilocybin, found in certain mushrooms, appears to help prevent depression and anxiety by enhancing mood. Read more >


Preparing for A Flu Pandemic
Vaccinating for the flu earlier can curb a pandemic. So can washing your hands. Read more >


Stem Cells Cure Mice of MS
Mice who had been unable to even stand to eat became fully mobile after a human stem cell transplant. Read more >


Flour Power May Lower Cholesterol and Fight Metabolic Syndrome
When a community substituted a modified form of wheat fiber for the flour in their diets, they saw a big reduction in cholesterol. Read more >


Even Seniors with High Blood Pressure Live Longer by Getting Active
Men with high blood pressure — not to mention those with normal BP — cut their risk of death simply by walking. Read more >


The Stress of Family Conflicts Increases the Risk of Premature Death
The stress of conflict in our relationships with family and friends can actually shorten our lives. Pick your battles. Read more >


Sugar-Sweetened High Blood Pressure
Sugar-sweetened beverages have a direct effect on blood pressure. The more you drink, the higher it -- and your risk of heart attack -- go. Read more >


Home Food Environment Affects the Quality of Your Diet
Some homes are like Superfund sites -- toxic to healthy eating. A few changes can make eating better a lot easier. Read more >


Children Prefer Being Helpers to Helping
If you want your children to clean up, try enlisting them as helpers, rather than asking them to help. It makes a difference. Read more >


Stress Can Make A Bad Diet Even Worse for Your Health
When we are stressed, the comfort foods we crave have an even worse impact on our weight and health than usual. Read more >


No Duping the Anti-Dopers
Athletes using performance-enhancing drugs have been a step ahead of the agencies meant to police them. No more. Read more >


Marijuana Shows Promise as Treatment for MS
The list of marijuana's medical benefits keeps getting longer. It seems to reduce the effects of certain brain diseases. Read more >


Marriage More Likely to End in Divorce If Wife Becomes Ill
When a married woman becomes ill, divorce may loom on the horizon. But the same is not true for men. Read more >


Fiber Adds Years to Heart Attack Survivors' Lives
A cup or two of whole grain pasta may be all it takes to reduce your risk of another heart attack. Read more >


Bullying's Effects Seen in Adulthood
We tend to think of bullying as schoolyard behavior, but it can affect victims even as adults. Read more >


Internet Use Can Offer Seniors Friends with Emotional Benefits
For seniors, spending more time online can be a way to stay connected socially and ward off depression. Read more >


Hearing Loss More Common Among Musicians than Expected
Hearing loss is an occupational hazard among musicians. Read more >


Could the Risk of Diabetes Be Lowered with Coffee?
Coffee drinkers have a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes among other health benefits. Read more >


Herbal Treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis As Effective As Methotrexate
Made from the root of the thunder god vine, TwHF reduced inflammation as well as drugs and worked even better when used in combination with them. Read more >


Insomniacs Found to Have a Far Greater Risk of Stroke
If you often have trouble sleeping, consider it a serious health risk. Read more >


Depressed Brains Boosted to a More Resilient State
Mice prone to depression became resistant to stress and depression after a jump-start. Read more >


Kids' Food Portions Mirror Parents' Food Portions
Avoid that "finish your dinner" fight. Young children need smaller portions. Better they ask for more than not finish. Read more >


Physicians Take on Gun Violence
Because of their special understanding of family issues, doctors can play a big role when it comes to preventing gun violence, according to a new ACP policy statement. Read more >


Marijuana's Bad Effects on the Brain
Marijuana may ease the pain and nausea associated with chemotherapy, but it also leaves certain brain areas abnormally enlarged. Read more >


Active Moms Raise Active Kids
Parents' own activity levels have a big effect on how active — and healthy — their children will be. Read more >


Growing Stem Cells May Be Child's Play
A well-known toy, one in the Toy Hall of Fame, may provide the medium for growing stem cells that help the spinal cord regenerate. Read more >


Exercise Reduces Risk of Hospital Readmission In Patients With COPD
If you have lung disease, you may think you should not be exercising, but nothing could be further from the truth. Read more >


Let's Talk About It Over Dinner: When Blood Sugar Drops, Anger Levels Rise
Couples get angrier with each other when they are hungry, and they have the voodoo dolls to prove it. Read more >


Daily Coffee Fix Could Reduce Liver Cancer Risk
People who drink more coffee have a far lower risk of HCC, a common liver cancer. The more one drinks, the better. Read more >


Stress Makes Allergies Worse
Stress appears to make allergies worse. Calming the mind can help. Read more >


Young Women Often Unaware of the Cancer Protection Offered by the HPV Vaccine
Human papilloma virus spreads easily with sexual contact. It can make girls vulnerable to cervical cancer. The HPV vaccine is the answer. Read more >


Childhood Stress Can Prematurely Age Genes
Stress in childhood can have lasting effects that can be seen in children's genes. Read more >


Milk Eases Women's Osteoarthritis
Drinking milk every day may help reduce the joint damage of osteoarthritis. Read more >


Cholesterol Screening Offers Benefits for At-Risk Children
Almost a third of children 11 and under had problems with their cholesterol levels. Luckily, such early information means they can be improved. Read more >


First-Time Prescriptions Often Go Unfilled
Almost a third of all first-time prescriptions go unfilled. Cost is the reason. There are alternatives. Read more >


Too Little Salt is Bad for You
Good news, salt lovers: A huge study has found that reducing sodium intake, even to recommended levels, can be bad for your health. Read more >


Modifiable Behaviors May Reduce Risk of Visual Impairment
Aging increases the risk of macular degeneration, but some behaviors make the risk far greater, while others reduce it. Here's what you can do. Read more >


Doctors Help Patients Compute the Risk of a Heart Attack
Find out if your lifestyle at 40 has left you with the heart of a 20-year-old or a 60-year-old. Read more >


Parents Have a Big Effect on Kids' Screen Time
Parents, you have more influence than you think when it comes to helping kids curb screen time. Use it. Read more >


Mephedrone Just As Dangerous, and Perhaps More Addictive, Than MDMA
Mephedrone, a newer club drug has effects similar to those of MDMA, but it appears to be more addictive. Read more >


Consistent Blood Pressure Control Cuts Risk of Second Stroke in Half
To avoid a second stroke, keep your blood pressure consistently under control. Read more >


Violent Video Games and Aggression
Playing violent video games makes kids prone to seeing others as hostile and acting aggressively. Read more >


Stress Can Reduce a Woman's Chances of Becoming Pregnant
Stress can greatly reduce a woman’s odds of becoming pregnant. Read more >


With Hormone Replacement Therapy, Timing and Formulation Matter
Some forms of hormone replacement therapy help keep women's brain metabolism rolling. But others may cause problems. Read more >


Little League Pitching Can Do Major League Damage
Young pitchers’ arms are prone to injuries, especially from certain types of pitches. Read more >


Study Finds One Way Genes Are Affected by Lifestyle
We don't choose our genes, but as we age we make choices that can affect them, and that can make all the difference. Read more >


Largely Unnecessary, Brain Scans for Headaches Reach $1 Billion
Brain scans for migraine sufferers cost $1 billion a year and are rarely useful. What needs to happen. Read more >


The Sweet Mystery of Chocolate Revealed
Bacteria in the gut like chocolate almost as much as we do. That's why it's so good for you. Read more >


It Pays to Offer Healthy Food Options
Having a few healthy options at the concession stand can improve waistlines and still maintain the bottomline. Go team! Read more >


Secondhand Smoke Is A Heartbreaker, Literally
Children exposed to secondhand smoke at home had thickened artery walls as adults. There were other problems, too. Read more >


Americans May Be Getting the Nutrition Message
A survey of Americans' eating habits finds they're eating at home more. Waistlines benefit. Read more >


New Hints at The Brain Chemistry Behind Anxiety
The brain chemistry of people with anxiety may make it more difficult for them to turn off activity. Luckily, there appears to be a way to change this. Read more >


Massage a Viable Treatment for Chronic Neck Pain
Massage can be an effective treatment for chronic neck pain, but you should be treated several times a week for several weeks. Read more >


Raw Milk Doesn't Ease Lactose Intolerance
There may be benefits to raw milk, but easing the symptoms of the lactose intolerant isn't one of them. Read more >


Are Saturated Fats Really The Enemy? Maybe Not
Several research studies say saturated fats may have gotten a bad rap. The real cardio culprits are sugars and... Read more >


Often Under the Radar, Binge Drinking May Lead to an Early Death
Drinking five drinks twice a week is far worse for your health than drinking two drinks five times a week, even though they may seem equal. Read more >


New Guidelines Are First To Look At Stroke Risk in Women
Because women's risk for stroke is far greater than that for men, it is important women follow the new guidelines designed for them. Read more >


Teens' Breakfast Behaviors Predict Metabolic Syndrome
Kids who don't eat in the morning aren't just depriving themselves of nutrients, they are setting the stage for major health issues down the road. Read more >


Study Calls Need For Yearly Mammograms Into Question
Yearly mammograms don't prevent cancer deaths. Where does this leave women over 40? Read more >


The Road to Obesity Begins in Infancy
Overeating is so easy, even a child can do it. Parents and pediatricians can nip the tendency in the bud. Read more >


Scientists Begin to Understand Why Autism Is More Common in Boys Than Girls
Now we know why boys are more genetically susceptible to autism. Read more >


More Evidence for Bullying's Emotional Toll
Bullying casts a long shadow. There are things parents can do to reduce the emotional, physical, and psychological damage. Read more >


Kids and Caffeine: Less Soda, But New Sources
It's hard to believe any parent who cares about their sanity would give their children caffeine. So why is it that even preschoolers tend to get a daily dose? Read more >


In Relationships, A Good Foundation Matters More than Communication
Conflict happens, and can even make relationships stronger. But you need one ingredient. Read more >


Shift Work's Negative Effect on Diet, Health
Does your job have you working days and sometimes nights? That can be bad news for your diet — and your health. Read more >


Can Childhood Memories Be Trusted?
Our memory for childhood events is usually modest. The details we recall are often added later. Read more >


Down with The Good and Up with The Bad: Food Costs Fuel Obesity
When fruits and veggies cost less, people weigh less. High-priced soda helps, too Read more >


Quitting Smoking Can Significantly Improve Mental Health
People who smoke usually feel it helps them cope with stress and anxiety, but that's not true. It actually causes those feelings. Read more >


Chronic Stress Disrupts Balance Between White and Gray Matter in the Brain
Chronic stress appears to alter the balance of white to gray brain matter. This may explain several mental disorders. Read more >


FDA Asks Physicians, Pharmacists,to Help Reduce Acetaminophen Overdoses
Because so many drugs contain the painkiller acetaminophen, it is easy to overdose. Liver damage is one result. Read more >


New Treatment Would Force Cancer Cells to Kill Themselves
A new treatment can trick cancer cells into killing themselves. And the success rate is nearly 100%. Read more >


Two Studies Expand Treatment Options for Menopausal Symptoms
Women can suffer the symptoms of menopause for years, even decades. New treatments may help. Read more >


A New Brain Region Is Implicated in Anxiety
When we are anxious a brain region long-believed to calm responsiveness actually seems to excite it. Read more >


The Seeds of Obesity on View in Developing Economies
Economic development in poor countries offers a picture of how our obesity epidemic began. It starts with owning TVs, computers and cars. Read more >


Fermented Dairy Foods — Like Yogurt — Reduce Diabetes Risk
Fermented milk products like yogurt, sour cream, kefir, and lassi can reduce diabetes risk by as much as 28 percent. Read more >


New Routes to Easing Chronic Pain
Two studies shed light on the brain signals behind chronic pain and suggest new approaches to overriding them. Read more >


Study Reaffirms the Key Roles Oxytocin and Chloride Play in Autism
Oxytocin helps babies' cells adjust to the shift from womb to world. ASD kids' cells appear to lack this transition, and that may be possible to change. Read more >


To Ease Babies' Colic — Probiotics
Probiotics can help reduce infants' colic, easing babies' discomfort and parents' stress. Read more >


Neurofeedback: High Tech Mind Control
What if epileptics could learn to prevent their own seizures using neurofeedback? MEG scans may make it possible. Read more >


A Possible Biological Basis for Religiosity
People who are religious have thicker cortices than those who aren't. So which causes what? Read more >


Exercising More and Sitting Less, A Winning Combo for Heart
OK, guys, time to stagger away from the tube and the nachos. There are risks associated with being a sedentary man. Read more >


Access to Guns Linked to Homicide, Suicide Risk
A gun in the home means a huge increase in the likelihood of suicide and homicide. Read more >


Vitamin E Could Slow Alzheimer's Progress
Vitamin E may help slow the mental decline of seniors with Alzheimer's Disease, allowing them to remain independent longer. Read more >


Yoga's Benefits for Cancer Survivors
Yoga can increase cancer survivors' energy, reduce fatigue, and lower inflammation at the cellular level. Read more >


Caffeine's Memory-Boosting Abilities
Your morning coffee doesn't just wake you up; it can help you remember things more clearly. Read more >


Late Night Smartphone Use Interferes with Productivity
People who use their smartphones late at night are less productive the next day. Read more >


Catching Alzheimer's Decline Before It Starts
Scientists have found where Alzheimer's begins in the brain. Read more >


Fever-Reducing Medicines Can Spread the Flu
Fever-reducing medication may actually spread the flu. Read more >


Tips for Avoiding Screen-Related Eye Fatigue
You can ease the strain of hours in front of a screen. Start by giving your monitor a high-five...and blinking. Read more >


Coupons Can Be Hazardous to Your Health
Grocery store coupons are great — if you are shopping for candy, soda and chips. Read more >


Heart Disease and Stroke Are Still the Top Killers in the U.S.
Heart disease and stroke are still top killers in the U.S. And they can be largely prevented. Read more >


Home Visits Help New Parents
Nurses' visits to new parents not only provide answers to questions and ease stress, they reduce healthcare costs considerably. Read more >


A Different Approach to Self-Control
Our willpower can fail us when we are tired or stressed. But how we view the problem could be the problem. Read more >


Healthy Eating May Be as Easy as Following Traffic Signals
When cafeteria food is labeled green, yellow, or red according to its nutritional value, people make healthier choices. Genius! Read more >


Music: A Roadmap to Forgotten Memories?
Some songs call up old memories. They may also help brain-injured patients remember their past. Read more >


Meditation May Help Relieve Anxiety, Depression, and Pain
Don't Medicate, Meditate Read more >


A Sense of Smell Is Highly Personal
No two people smell the same scent the same way. The difference lies in the cocktail of amino acids your genes produce. Read more >


Preventing Diabetes with The Mediterranean Diet
Cut your risk of diabetes the Mediterranean way. Read more >


A Cure for the Common Cold: Chicken Soup and Patience
Worried about that persistent cough? Consider patience, not medicine. Read more >


New Blood Pressure Recommendations May Mean You Don't Need Meds After All
If you have borderline high BP, around 140/90 mm Hg, it may be better to hold off on treatment depending on your age and other factors. Read more >


Two Studies Address Kids' Lunchroom Nutrition
Does making kids take servings of nutritious food actually improve their diets? Nope. Bribery works better. Read more >


Fewer Psychiatrists Accept Health Insurance
Obamacare promotes greater access to mental health services but few psychiatrists accept insurance. Read more >


Potentially Dangerous Fracking Chemicals Found in Ground Water
Fracking increases the levels of hormone disrupting chemicals in the water supplies near sites. Read more >


A Tomato-Rich Diet Can Lower Risk of Breast Cancer
A tomato-rich diet increases the levels of a hormone that improves insulin sensitivity, and reduces the risk of breast cancer. Read more >


Just an Extra 2,000 Steps per Day
Simply walking an extra mile a day can reduce the risk of heart disease by about 10%. Read more >


Physical Brain Injuries Increase Likelihood of PTSD
Physical injury to the the brain also raises the risk of post-traumatic stress. Read more >


Chemical in Grape Seed Extract Kills Prostate Cancer Cells
A compound in grape seed extract selectively kills prostate cancer cells. Read more >


Student-Teacher Relationships Are Key to Early Education
Teachers' responsiveness to preschoolers' questions and needs is even more important than what's being taught. Read more >


Another Study Links Pesticides to Parkinson’s Disease
In the lab, exposure to pesticides caused Parkinson's. Genes matter, too. Read more >


Dementia, Alzheimer's, on the Decline
The rates of dementia and Alzheimer's disease are declining. Read more >


Vitamin Supplements Offer Few, If Any, Health Benefits
We spend billions on nutritional supplements every year. Three studies say it's money down the drain. Read more >


Brain and Behavioral Effects Seen in Offspring of Absentee Fathers
An involved father offers kids an edge in terms of the brain developments key to social behavior Read more >


Cell Phone Angst
We all love our cell phones, but they can increase anxiety and make us miserable. Read more >


Media Coverage of Traumatic Events and Acute Stress
It's OK to be informed, but binge-watching the news when disaster strikes can cause traumatic stress. Read more >


Men and Women's Neural Networks Reflect Sex Differences
A new kind of brain scan tells us a lot about why women are better at meetings and men at maps. Read more >


Meningitis Outbreaks Ongoing on East and West Coast
Bicoastal meningitis outbreaks at Princeton and UCSB. Read more >


Kids More Active With a Little Help From Their Friends
Peers can really affect how active -- or inactive -- a child is. Read more >


When It Comes to Milk, Organic Really May Be Better
When it comes to milk at least, organic really does seem to be better. Read more >


Another Type of Sunray Ages Skin Prematurely
Low exposure to UVA1 light can cause skin damage. And most sunscreens do not offer protection. Read more >


Sacrosine Shows Promise As a New Way to Relieve Depression
Sarcosine, found in muscles and other body tissues, improved mood better than a popular antidepressant. Read more >


The Myth of “Healthy Obesity”
It's all bad news: you can't be overweight and healthy. Period. Read more >


Fitness Declining Among Children and Teens Worldwide
Kids today are slower and less aerobically fit than their parents were. It's a global problem. Read more >


A Cholesterol - Breast Cancer Connection
Having high cholesterol raises the risk of breast cancer and appears to fuel its spread. Read more >


Decision-Making Linked to Motivation, Depression
Decisions, motivation and depression all seem to reside in the same areas of the brain. Read more >


Promising New Treatment for Seizures Related to Liver Disease
A blood pressure medication already approved for human use may prevent seizures. Read more >


Vaginal Delivery Is A Viable Option Following Caesarean Birth
Women who had a C-section with their first child often are successful giving birth vaginally for the next. Read more >


Never Underestimate the Power of A Muppet
When the Muppets explain how to eat healthy and exercise, preschoolers listen. They even eat better Read more >


A Handful of Nuts Daily Lowers Heart Disease and Cancer Risk
Eating a handful of nuts regularly can cut the risk of heart attack by almost a third. Cancer, too. Read more >


Drinkers Taking Acetaminophen Risk Kidney Damage
If you are a regular drinker, taking acetaminophen can damage your kidneys as well as your liver. Read more >


Statins Do Not Contribute to Cognitive Decline
Cholesterol-lowering statins appear to have no ill effects on mental functioning. Read more >


Psychobiotics, A Possible New Treatment for Depression
We know probiotics are good for GI heath. They may also affect mental health. Read more >


Too Late for a Latte
Drinking coffee, even hours before bed, can rob you of sleep every night. Read more >


Gun Violence in PG-13 Movies Can Exceed That in R-rated Films
Beware the gun effect. PG-13 films are more violent than those rated R. Read more >


Blueberries Really Are "Superfoods" for the Heart
Eating blueberries can improve cardiovascular functioning. Read more >


Back Injuries Common in Young Athletes
Overtraining is the main way kids injure themselves. Specializing in one sport is also a problem. Read more >


Musical Training Improves the Brain's Sensitivity to Sound, Speech
People who have studied music for a few years tend to hear better because their brains process sounds more rapidly. Read more >


Circadian Rhythms Appear to Influence The Body's Immune Response
Sleep disruptions affecting the body's circadian rhythms may be behind autoimmune problems like irritable bowel syndrome. Read more >


A Short Course in Eating Better
It takes surprisingly little to help people shop smarter and eat better. Time for a tune up. Read more >


Exercise During Pregnancy Can Improve Infant Brain Development
Exercise makes pregnancy and childbirth easier. It also seems to boost infant brain development. Read more >


Vitamin D Alone Does Little For Bone Health
Vitamin D may not be necessary for older women seeking to protect their bones. Read more >


Teens More Susceptible to Herpes Infections
Oral sex is not the protect from STDS that many think it is. In particular, herpes is more likely to be transmitted. Read more >


Too Many Bike Riders Without Helmets End Up in the ER
Helmets can only help prevent injury when kids wear them. Parents need to insist. Read more >


Making Social Networks Work for Vulnerable Teens
The Internet offers troubled kids support and community. It also raises the risk of suicide. Read more >


Cell Phones at Meetings: Rules of Engagement for the New Civil War
Cell phones make the business world go round, but they also derail many meetings -- and careers. Read more >


A Promising New Route to Treating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
The “hunger hormone” ghrelin may help short-circuit PTSD. A vaccine may be possible. Read more >


Exercise Improves Teens' Academic Performance
Teens who exercise moderately to vigorously every day do better academically. But no, running a 10K can't replace studying. Read more >


Do It Yourself: Simple Chores Around the House Boost Health
Do-it-yourself work around the house can help keep the heart in shape. Read more >


How Well You Cope with Rejection May Be Up to Your Brain
Painful feelings of rejection actually are rooted in the brain, and may be cured there. Read more >


Study Helps Dieters Choose the Best Weight-Loss Apps
Your cell phone can be a valuable diet ally. Just be sure to use apps grounded in scientific evidence. Read more >


From Sleep Apnea to Beauty Sleep
Sleep apnea patients' looks were visibly improved when they were treated to a deeper sleep. Read more >


A Meth-Like Substance Is Found in Workout Supplements
The fitness supplement, Craze, appears to have caused certain athletes to fail drug tests. Read more >


Sleep, The Brain's Housekeeper
The cellular trash that builds up in the brain gets cleared away during sleep. Another reason to be sure you get enough. Read more >


Brief School Counseling Program Helps Teens Cope
Offering teens a couple sessions of therapy can go a long way to nipping mental health problems in the bud. Read more >


Even Light Exercise May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk
Walking an hour a day can cut the risk of breast cancer by a significant amount. Read more >


Mammograms for Women in Their 40s May Be Lifesavers after All
Breast cancer tends to be more aggressive in younger women, making routine mammograms in women under 50 a good idea. Read more >


Compound in Vegetables Offers Protection from The Effects of Radiation
Good news for cancer patients -- a substance in veggies protects against the effects of radiation. Read more >


Irisin Helps Exercise Boost Body and Brain
Irisin, the magic molecule of the moment, turns bad fat into good and helps exercise boost the brain Read more >


Some Reassurance Regarding Mercury in Fish
Little of the mercury in our blood actually comes from fish. Go for those omega-3s! Read more >


Experts Urge Doctors to Treat Unhealthy Lifestyles Just Like a Disease
Preventive medicine means treating unhealthy lifestyles just as you would treat disease. Read more >


Psoriasis Drug Has Potential As Treatment For Type 1 Diabetes
Alefacept, a drug used to treat psoriasis, helped diabetics produce their own insulin. Read more >


The Future of Medicare: The Great Divide
Medicare is running out of money. Is it misuse of benefits, or too few doctors offering services? Read more >


Social Media Like Twitter, Facebook Can Help Smokers Quit
Social media sites can offer people trying to quit smoking the community and support they need to succeed. Read more >


Two Studes Find Exercise as Good or Better Than Drugs for Fighting Disease
Studies find that exercise's effects on disease equal and sometimes surpass those of drugs. Read more >


Skype Me! Social Interaction Feeds Language Development
The back-and-forth of social interaction -- gestures, eye contact and reactions -- are very important to learning language. Read more >


Hormone Replacement Therapy Offers Little Protection from Disease
Hormone replacement therapy doesn't seem to offer many health benefits beyond easing the symptoms of menopause. Read more >


Mining Bacterial Vulnerabilities to Reduce Antibiotic Resistance
The vulnerability of resistant bacteria to other drugs presents new possibilities for improving the treatment of bacterial infection. Read more >


State Bans on Harmful Chemicals Appear to Help
Brain-damaging compounds from flame retardants have dropped significantly since PBDEs were banned. Read more >


Many Americans Still Don't Understand The Affordable Care Act
Americans know more about the political turmoil around the ACA than about the act itself. Read more >


Alcohol Changes Awareness of Drunk Driving
People need to decide before they drink that they won't drive. It's too late after they've had a few. Read more >


New Way to Study Movement Could Yield Autism Treatments
New technology may make it possible for ASD kids to guide their own treatments. Read more >


Artificial Sweeteners Increase the Brain's Sugar Cravings
That no-cal sweetener you put in your coffee may actually increase your craving for sugar. Read more >


Nap Time is Learning Time
Preschoolers need their naps, even, or especially, in school. Read more >


Oxytocin and The Pleasure We Get from Being Social
The hormone oxytocin helps stimulate human connection. It also appears important to experiencing ple Read more >


The World Happiness Report: People Do Not Live by GDP Alone
The World Happiness Report may surprise those who think all they need is a palm tree by the sea. Read more >


Celiac Disease and Lymphoma Risk
Celiac disease can set the stage for cancer, if inflammation in the intestine is not controlled. Read more >


Girls Are Less Confident about Math Ability than Boys, but Perform Just as Well
Girls tend to be more anxious about math than boys are, but they perform just as well on tests. Read more >


Low T, Meet Low E: Scientists Begin to Unravel Factors in Male Menopause
Low T? Maybe, But it could be Low E that messing with your love life. Read more >


New Test Could Take the Guesswork Out of Treating Prostate Cancer
A new genetic test may take the guesswork out of figuring out which prostate cancers are deadly. Read more >


Bad Nutrition: Baby Food Is Promoted for Babies Too Young to Need It
Breastfeeding is best for babies six months old and younger. Read more >


Memory and Forgetting: It's All about the Networks
Memory and forgetting go hand-in-hand. Now we know that network coordination is more important than brain activation. Read more >


3-D Video Game Improves Cognitive Control
A video game that works key brain circuits helps bring aging brains' performance up to speed. Read more >


Lead Exposure Linked to School Suspension
Children exposed to lead are almost four times more likely to be suspended from school. Read more >


Simple Routines Help Kids Lose Weight
Just a few small changes at home help kids avoid the kind of weight gain that leads to obesity. Read more >


Certain Fruits Lower Type 2 Diabetes Risk
Certain fruits greatly reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes. But drinking juice increases it. Read more >


A Sign that Doctor-Patient Continuity Still Matters
Follow-up with a doctor is important as heart patients recover, and a familiar one can make even more of a difference. Read more >


Even Short Bouts of High-Intensity Exercise Can Affect Weight and BMI
Forget the long hours at the gym. A short bout of intense exercise may be all you need to keep the pounds off. Read more >


A Flu Shot to the Heart
Putting off getting a flu vaccine? Think again. They can cut the risk of heart attacks by nearly half. Read more >


Circumcision Rates Are Falling, Says CDC
The decision to circumcise -- or not -- is less standard procedure and more an informed parental choice these days. Read more >


Shining A Light to Turn Off Anxiety
When MIT researchers flipped the switch connecting two brain regions, anxiety vanished. Read more >


Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Rates Higher Near Plants That Emit Benzene
Rates of non-Hodgkin lymphoma rose the closer a family lived to benzene-emitting plants. Read more >


Mediterranean Diet Helps Fight Stroke Risk
The Mediterranean diet appears to counteract the influence of genes in a healthy way. Score one for nutrition. > Read more >


Driving to Work Raises Diabetes Risk
Those who drive to work have a far higher risk of diabetes than those who walk or bike. Even a bus is better. Read more >


Appetite Hormones Appear to Malfunction in Obese People
In obese people, a hormone signaling “fullness” may no longer function properly. What’s the fix? Read more >


The Color of Light at Night's Effect on Mood
The color of light at night affects mood. Blue is depressing. Read more >


High Blood Sugar Linked to Dementia Risk
The higher your blood sugar, the greater your risk for dementia, whether you have diabetes or not. Read more >


Women with Certain Breast Tissue Abnormalities May Be Able to Avoid Surgery
Monitoring certain tissue abnormalities picked up by mammograms is just as effective as surgically removing them in most cases. Read more >


The Message of A Messy Desk
Disorderly environments can foster creativity. Read more >


Could Your Sweet Tooth Be Killing You?
Our ideas about the "right" amount of sugar in the diet may need adjusting. Weight is not the issue. Read more >


The Darker Side of Oxytocin
Oxytocin has been called the love hormone. But it's long-term effects are quite different. Read more >


Facebook Use May Reduce Happiness, Not Enhance It
Facebook may actually increase sadness. Be sure to make time to connect for real. Read more >


Discovery Suggests A Surprising Culprit in Alzheimer's and Other Neurodegenerative Diseases
New Alzheimer's disease discovery -- how it's "like a fire burning through the brain." Read more >


The FDA Cracks Down on Diabetes Treatment Scams
Fake diabetes treatments, from "natural" remedies to potentially dangerous drugs, are under scrutiny. Read more >


Certain Antihypertensive Drugs Increase Breast Cancer Risk
Certain blood pressure medications significantly raise a woman's risk for breast cancer. Read more >


Treating Post-Traumatic Stress and Alcoholism Simultaneously
Post-traumatic stress and alcoholism often go hand-in-hand. Treatments coincide, too. Read more >


BPA and the Chlorine in Tap Water, A Bad Combination
BPA meets chlorine as water flows through plastic or PVC pipes. The combo disrupts cell signals. Read more >


Breakfast May Reduce Risk of Heart Attack, Coronary Disease Death
Having a good breakfast reduces the risk of heart disease and can even help you lose weight. Read more >


Living Longer With Obesity Increases Heart Risk
The longer you remain overweight, the greater the likelihood of cardiovascular disease. Read more >


Scientists Succeed in Creating a False Memory
It's not quite "Inception," but scientists have invaded the brains of mice and made fake memories. Read more >


Weather Changes are Linked to Violence
Tempers rise with temperature, and globally, this is not good news. Read more >


Letting Hospital Patients Sleep
Is waking patients during the night to take vital signs more important than letting them sleep? Read more >


Vigorous Exercise a Few Times a Week Reduces the Risk of Stroke
Exercising vigorously enough to sweat a few times a week can help you lower your risk for stroke. Read more >


A Lack of Sleep Fuels Brain's Cravings for Food
Opioid receptors in the brain produces a drug-like craving for sweet and fatty foods when it is deprived of sleep. Read more >


Even Young, Healthy Smokers Show Signs of Lung Damage
Even very early on, smoking causes changes to stem cells that set the stage for cancer. Read more >


Blood Type Diets Don't Make the Cut
There is no evidence that blood type diets improve health or make weight-loss easier. Read more >


High Phthalate Levels in Women May Reduce Fertility
Phthalates are found in air fresheners, toys, plastic storage containers and reduce IVF success. Read more >


When It Comes to Resolving Conflicts in Relationships, One Size Does Not Fit All
When couples fight, issues of disrespect or neglect may underlie the conflict. Read more >


Eczema May Make Infants Vulnerable to Food Allergies
Irritated, inflamed skin may set the autoimmune response leading to food allergies in motion. Read more >


Brain Development Appears Influenced by Regular Bedtimes
Regular bedtimes for kids are important for brain development. Read more >


Researchers Cast Doubt on The Virtues of Low-Fat Milk
Whole milk is fattening, right? Not so fast says a group from Harvard's School of Public Health. Read more >


Antibiotics Harm Bacteria...and The Machinery of Our Cells
Antibiotics can kill bacteria, but they also cause serious stress to our own cells. Read more >


Breastfeeding Promotes Brain Development
Breastmilk enhances the fatty covering around nerves so baby's brain circuits become superhighways. Read more >


Childhood Iron Deficiency's Long-Term Effects
Babies with low iron run the risk of a range difficulties that persist into adulthood. Read more >


Singing with Others Synchronizes Hearts and Minds
People who sing together also share changes in heart rate. Read more >


For Millenials, Global Downturn May Have A Silver Lining
If you survey high school seniors, the global downturn has had some positive, as well as negative, effects. Read more >


Kidney Dialysis in the Elderly: The Case for Grafts
How to avoid some complications when connecting elderly patients to dialysis machines. Read more >


Hand Gestures Help Kids Pick Up Language
The more we “talk” with our hands – using gestures to express meaning – the easier it is for children to understand and pick up new words. Read more >


Are Refined Carbs the Key to Food Addiction?
Addicted to carbs: Foods like soda and refined flour light up the brain the same way drugs do. Read more >


Omega 3s Role in Bone Health
Omega 3 fatty acids, found in swordfish and tuna, appear to strengthen bones. Omega 6s don't. Read more >


How You Think About Stress Can Affect Your Heart
Not everyone feels their health is threatened by stress, but if you do, it's bad news for your heart Read more >


A Gene Behind the Body's Clock Affects Aging
Maintaining a regular sleep-wake cycle keeps you healthy, and may help you live longer. Read more >


Accidents on the Rise for Pedestrians on Cell Phones
A pedestrian walks into a lamppost. Drivers distracted by cell phones aren't the only ones in the ER Read more >


Social Media Improves Organ Donor Registration
Social networking turns out to be a good way to get people registering at state organ banks. Read more >


Mannitol, A Promising Parkinson's Treatment
A substance found in sugar-free gum helps prevent the build-up of the clumps of protein key to the disease. Read more >


Methane Gas Abundant in Wells Near Fracking Sites
Water from wells near the Marcellus formation has six times the methane of those farther away. Read more >


Too Much Time on Your Hands? Volunteering Reduces Hypertension Risk
Volunteering is not just good for the soul. It's good for your blood pressure. Read more >


BPA Appears to Increase the Risk of Obesity in Teenaged Girls
The plastic additive BPA has been linked to obesity in teenaged girls. Read more >


AMA Diagnosis: Obesity Is A Disease
Are the obese sick? The AMA thinks so, but what do the obese think? Read more >


Vegetarian Diets Cut Risk of Death from Chronic Diseases
The risk of death from any cause is less among those whose diets are meatless. Read more >


Plants Get A Healthy Boost from Circadian Rhythms
Fruits and vegetables show cyclic changes in healthy phytochemicals even after being harvested. Read more >


Sensory Enhancement Helps Autistic Children Connect
Lemons and bubblewrap. Kids with autism improved with sensory focused therapy. Read more >


Making Smoking Cessation Part of a Routine Health Assessment
Doctors often don't address the obvious when it comes to smokers with lung disease. But remedies exist. Read more >


Expectant Mom's Diet May Determine Child's Bone Health
Mothers' prenatal diets appear to set the stage for children's bone development for years after birth. Supplements are not enough. Read more >


When Good Hikes Go Bad
Over half of all hikers are seriously under-prepared. Here are 10 items you need to bring with you — even for a short hike. Read more >


Artificial Sweeteners Affect Sugar Metabolism
Sucralose appears to affect insulin metabolism in people who are overweight. Read more >


Veterans with Multiple Brain Injuries Are at Greater Risk of Suicide
Veterans who sustain more than one head trauma are at much greater risk of suicide. Read more >


iPods in the ICU
Listening to music — or noise-canceling headphones — can ease patients' anxiety. Read more >


Regular Sunscreen Use Reduces Aging of Skin
It's official: Exposure to the sun's rays ages your skin. But is the problem the same for all skin colors? Read more >


Surgeons Embrace New, Safer Route for Unblocking the Heart
The best route to your heart is through your wrist...really. Read more >


The Power of Good Habits
We all fall back on our habits; the trick is to make them healthy. Read more >


Two-Drug Combination Better for Increasing Bone Density
Combining osteoporosis drugs can increase bone mineral density. Read more >


Biases May Prompt Overweight Patients to Switch Doctors
Some doctors have conscious and unconscious biases against patients who are overweight. Read more >


A National Map to Reveal What We Really Eat
A national project tracks what we buy and offers some bad news: the calorie counts on labels may be wrong. Read more >


Talk Therapy Helps Depression
Many types of talk therapy work for depression; the important thing is to get started on one. Read more >


Study Finds Probiotics in Yogurt Affect Brain
You really are what you eat. The probiotics in yogurt actually change the chemistry of your brain. Read more >


Fat Cells Secrete Proteins Linked to Rheumatoid Arthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis begins with factor D, secreted by fat cells in joints. Stop Factor D, stop RA. Read more >


Heart Problems That Create More Heart Problems
Having a heart condition is stressful and can make heart problems worse. It looks like some antidepressants can help. Read more >


Restaurant Meals Could Be Wrecking Your Diet
The average restaurant meal serves up half the calories you need in a day. Read more >


Men and Women Look for Different Benefits from Relationships
Men and women value relationships for different reasons. Women value companionship; can you guess what men value? Read more >


Brain Exercises Can Help Breast Cancer Survivors with “Chemo Brain”
Cognitive exercises can help improve brain function after chemotherapy. Read more >


Road Kill: Nearly Half of Teens Text While Driving
Half of all teens text while driving, a danger for all. Parents are the front line of defense. Read more >


Pet Ownership Linked to Decreased Risk of Heart Disease
Having a pet can be good for your heart, but that's not a good enough reason to get one. Read more >


The Genes Behind Circadian Patterns and Major Depression
If the genes behind our body's clock fall out of sync, depression can be the result. Read more >


Using the Threat of Higher Insurance Premiums to Encourage Exercise
There’s one way to get people exercising: Threaten to charge them higher insurance premiums. Read more >


In Relationships, Sacrifices Can Backfire
Doing something nice for your partner is usually good for the relationship. But not always. When to watch out. Read more >


HRT Linked to Improved Muscle Function in Postmenopausal Women
Hormone replacement therapy has risks, but what it does for women's muscles and strength is all good. Read more >


Certain Migraine Medications Should Not Be Taken during Pregnancy
When taken during pregnancy, certain migraine medications may affect a baby's mental abilities. Read more >


Distracted Driving: Now It's the Family Dog
Driving with your dog is a pleasure...and a dangerous distraction, especially for the elderly. Read more >


Eating Peppers Reduces the Risk of Parkinson's Disease
Eating peppers regularly lowers your risk of Parkinson’s disease. Nicotine is the active ingredient. Read more >


Our Fear of Missing Out
The fear of missing out — we all suffer from it at times, but social media is making it worse. Read more >


Lip Makeup May Contain Toxic Levels of Certain Metals
Toxic lipstick. It's not a new band; it's about the metals found in lipstick and lip gloss. Read more >


Kids Need Magnesium for Healthy Bones
When it comes to bone density, children need magnesium as much, if not more than calcium. Read more >


Treatment Delays and Survival Rate for Breast Cancer Differ by Race, Socioeconomic Status
Race, SES, and age are predictors of survival in women with breast cancer. Read more >


Hungry Grocery Shoppers Purchase More Calories
Weight-loss starts at the store. Eat first; shop later. Read more >


Affirming Our Priorities Helps Offset the Mental Effects of Stress
Self-affirmations can help you through periods of chronic stress. Read more >


A Game Helps Keep Older Drivers Safer on the Road
Video games designed to challenge mental abilities can help seniors reduce cognitive decline. Read more >


Deep Relaxation Brings Immediate Genetic Changes
Meditation, yoga, and other practices that bring deep relaxation can actually alter your genes. Read more >


The Best Route to Improved Health: Change Diet and Exercise Habits Together
Couch potatoes, here's the strategy you need. Read more >


Alcohol Consumption and Breast Cancer, A Closer Look
Moderate alcohol consumption may offer some benefit to women who have had breast cancer. Read more >


The Benefits of Community Gardens Go Beyond Good Food
Gardening work is good for your weight. Ask any community gardener. It's truly a hoe-down. Read more >


Prostate Screening Decisions: Have a Man to Doctor Talk
Most men don't need PSA testing. The risks are too great, the benefits too few. But you will likely need to bring it up. Read more >


The Fat-Autoimmunity Connection
What being overweight does to your immune system is not good. Read more >


Tweaking a Balkan Bed Bug Remedy
The fuzzy leaves of bean plants have been used to trap bedbugs for centuries. Read more >


Making Doctors More Cost-Conscious
Doctors who see what tests they order cost often cut back on them, saving money. Read more >


Behind Obesity: Could It Be Insulin, Not Calories?
It's not calories that make us fat, argues Gary Taubes. And that's why we keep gaining weight. Read more >


Medical Breakthrough: A Better Hospital Gown!
Finally, a hospital gown that doesn't leave you exposed. Why did it take so long? Read more >


Kids with Autism Focus on the Essentials
Kids with ASD copy the actions of others differently. This tells us a bit more about how they see things. Read more >


Organic Food Labels Can be Deceiving
A sneaky study uncovers the organic halo effect when it comes to food. Read more >


Research Focuses on Treatment Ahead of Prevention
Researchers tend to study treatments far more frequently than prevention. Is this backwards? Read more >


How to Beat a Hangover
A chemist explains all you need to know about hangovers and what you can do to relieve them. Read more >


Gastric Surgery Produces Beneficial Genetic, Metabolic Changes
Gastric surgery is an extreme weight loss solution, but it can produce lasting metabolic and even genetic benefits. Read more >


Making Sure Heart Patients Get Treated for Depression
Depression is common after a heart attack. Treating it not only works, it saves lives and cuts costs. Read more >


Public Pre-K Exceeds Its Goals
Pre-K programs can help kids with school readiness and bring unexpected side benefits that last a lifetime. Read more >


CDC Study Examines Autism-Vaccine Link
Vaccines have not been shown to cause autistic spectrum disorders. Read more >


Walking Just as Good for the Heart As Running
Walking can be just as good as running for the heart. Read more >


Vitamin D Reduces Hypertension Risk in African Americans
African Americans suffer disproportionately from hypertension. A lack of vitamin D may the cause. Read more >


Barefoot Running Shoes: Go Slowly
Minimalist or barefoot running shoes may be more natural, but switching to them is tricky. Stress fractures are not uncommon. Read more >


Green Tea and Coffee Reduce Stroke Risk
It's not just coffee that protecta against stroke. Green tea lowers the risk by 20% or more. Read more >


Why Overheard Cell Phone Conversations Are So Annoying
Why that guy on the cell phone at the table next to you is so annoying. Read more >


Teens' Relationship Problems Predict Their Struggles as Adults
When parents help teens navigate peer social relationships, they improve kids' adult relationships down the road. Read more >


Certain Minerals May Reduce Symptoms of PMS
Women with good levels of a certain form of iron are less prone to PMS. Potassium is another story. Read more >


Bacteria Offer New Hope for Acne Prone
People with acne have a different mix of bacteria on their skin than those who don't. Read more >


Water Often Not Available in Childcare Centers
Childcare centers are missing the opportunity to help make children water-drinkers. Why is H2O so rarely easily available? Read more >


Too Much Sodium in the Diet May Trigger Autoimmune Diseases
A high salt diet may trigger autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis. Read more >


What Texting Does to Your Neck
Sitting bent over a phone or tablet or laptop puts a huge strain on your neck. The pain has a name: text neck. Read more >


Mississippi Passes An "Anti-Bloomberg" Bill
Good job Mississippi, no soda bans for you! The state with the highest obesity rate passes a law to protect its standing. Read more >


Take a Stand: Sitting Is Linked to Diabetes
Spending less time sitting could reduce your diabetes risk as much as adding vigorous exercise to your day. Read more >


Doctors Who Cook Give Better Nutrition Advice
Tom Colicchio won't be operating any time soon, but he and other top chefs can teach doctors and help patients. Read more >


Exercise Improves Self Control, Decision-Making
Exercise can help us exert more self control. It enhances the brain's ability to solve problems, plan, and make decisions. Read more >


Lasting Brain Damage from Even A Single Concussion
Even a single concussion can result in reduced brain volume and impaired emotional and executive functioning. Take time to recover. Read more >


Deep Brain Stimulation Disrupts OCD
Obsessions and compulsions are the result of excessive brain activity, not anxiety. DBS can help. Read more >


Aerobic Fitness Raises Scores on Reading and Math Tests
Fitness is more important to academic performance than most people realize. Read more >


The Bitter Truth about Sugar
The World Health Organization reviews the global effects of sugar on obesity. Guess what they found. Read more >


It's Healthier To Give than To Receive
Helping others isn't just a good thing to do. It's one of the best de-stressors there is. Read more >


Processed Meat Increases Risk for an Early Death
Processed meats like bacon and sausage have been found to shorten life, especially if eaten frequently. Read more >


Feeding Dairy Cows Flaxseed Makes Milk, Mozzarella, Healthier
Feeding cows flaxseed supplements raised the polyunsaturates in the milk and cheese they produced. Read more >


A Troubling Pattern in End-of-Life Care
When a person is dying, it is important to discuss hospice care with doctors to avoid unnecessary treatments and offer more hospice time. Read more >


Smartphone Apps Delay Diagnosis and Treatment of Skin Cancer
Using a smartphone app to analyze a mole or skin lesion for melanoma is a potentially deadly mistake. Read more >


It's Not How Close You Feel, It's How Close You Want to Be
Not everyone desires the same level of intimacy. What matters is whether you and your partner have the same need. Read more >


Small Reductions in Salt Intake Would Have a Big Impact on Health
Cutting our salt intake by just a few grains a day would have an enormous impact on our collective health. Read more >


No Need for Yearly Mammograms in Women 66 and Up
Yearly mammograms are unnecessary for women over 65. Worse, they are the source of frightening false-positive results. Read more >


New Class of Diabetes Drug Raises the Risk of Pancreatitis
Certain type 2 diabetes medications can double the risk of pancreatitis. The risk may be worth it, but must be weighed. Read more >


Vitamin D Content Varies Widely in Supplements
When you take a vitamin, each pill contains the amount listed on the label, right? Think again. Read more >


Bullying Leaves Long-Lasting Psychological Effects
The effects of bullying can be long-lasting, especially for those who have been both bully and victim. Read more >


Smarter Lunchrooms Help Kids Make Better Lunch Choices
DesignChildren need to be encouraged — not forced — to eat more fruits and vegetables. Read more >


Stroke Recovery: It May Never Be Too Late
Many brain cells that have been damaged by stroke are not dead. Hyperbaric treatment helps them regenerate even years later. Read more >


Elderly Found to Respond Differently To Flu Vaccine
Elderly adults, with their years of exposure and aging immune systems, respond differently to the flu vaccine. Read more >


BPA Exposure Damages Male Reproductive Tissue
A new study finds human fetal cells are highly sensitive to the endocrine disruptor bisphenol A. It's not just about lab animals anymore. Read more >


Taking A Second Look at Polyunsaturated Fats
Certain kinds of polyunsaturated fatty acids appear not to offer the heart protective benefits we expect. Read more >


The Link Between Lifestyle and Semen Quality
Exercise is an important factor in male fertility. Men who watch TV 20 hours a week have sperm counts half those of men who watch less. Read more >


Parkinson's Treatment Can Unlock Creativity
The medications Parkinson's patients take can cause a wonderful side effect — a flowering of creativity. Read more >


Ibuprofen Can Present Risks for Kids
Ibuprofen can occasionally lead to serious kidney problems in children. Read more >


Homeland Security Meets Medical Education
One quarter of medical students get their degree outside the US. They could be the answer to doctor shortages and runaway costs. Read more >


Fruits and Veggies Can Improve Your Mood
Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables actually seems to improve people's moods. Read more >


Diet Drink Mixers Raise Alcohol Levels
Mixing diet drinks with alcohol has a bigger effect on blood alcohol than using mixers or soda with sugar or no mixer at all. Read more >


Aging Brains, Disrupted Sleep, and Impaired Memory
Aging disrupts slow-wave sleep and memory. But better, memory restoring sleep is possible. Read more >


Vegetarians' Hearts Are Healthier than Those of Meat Eaters
A vegetarian diet lowers heart risk by a third, a huge decrease. Read more >


Exposure to Stress Interferes with Prostate Cancer Treatment
Being under stress seems to interfere with the effectiveness of cancer drugs. Beta blockers may help Read more >


Eating Your Biggest Meal Earlier in the Day Can Boost Weight Loss
People who eat their biggest meal earlier in the day are more successful at losing weight. Read more >


The Myth of Multitasking
To the guy checking his mail as he talks on the phone: you aren't efficient; you're distracted. Read more >


Whole Grain Stamp Doesn't Tell the Whole Story
The ratio of fiber to carbs is what you want to look for when choosing whole grains. Read more >


Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Menopausal Symptoms
Complementary and alternative (CAM) therapies may provide relief for women transitioning to menopause. HRT helps, too. Read more >


Yoga May Help Mental Health Disorders, from Depression to Schizophrenia
Yoga can help ease certain mental health disorders. Read more >


Changes in Nutrition Labeling May Improve Consumer Choices
Nutrition labels on foods that seem to be single serving sizes often show the calories and fat for two -- giving us twice load we expect. Read more >


Ash Borer Beetles Destroy More than Trees
Ash borer beetles have killed 100 million trees. The impact on health is also serious. Read more >


Special Flavonoids in Berries Reduce Heart Attack Risk
You can reduce plaque build-up in arteries just by eating the flavonoids found in deeply red- and blue-colored berries and vegetables. Read more >


Eating More Fast Food Is Linked to Kids' Risk for Asthma and Eczema
Eczema and asthma have been linked to fast food consumption in kids. Another reason rates are soaring. Read more >


Speaking Two or More Languages May Slow Cognitive Decline
Attention! Atención! Achtung! More evidence that the mental challenges of our youth have long-term benefits. Read more >


New York's WIC Program Makes a Dent in Childhood Obesity
The NYC WIC program plays a big role in reducing childhood obesity. Read more >


Are Women More Comfortable In Their Skin than Men?
Are the near-naked female avatars in games a sign of liberation? Read more >


Flavor Comes in Many Colors
Cocoa served in cups of a certain color tastes better. Read more >


The School Day Needs More...Recess
In Japan, schoolchildren are given a 10-15 minute break every hour. Recess is important to cognitive, physical and social development. Read more >


Surprise! You Won't Be Who You Think You Are
As we age, we tend to think we are pretty much done changing. But the truth is there is more to come. Read more >


Why Did the Distracted Pedestrians Cross the Road?
It's really not possible to cross a busy intersection safely while multitasking. You need to pay attention. Read more >


Kindness Is a Key to Kids' Happiness and Popularity
When kids are encouraged to be kinder, they also end up being happier and more popular. Read more >


Exercise Can Help Non-Athletes Live As Long As Olympians
Olympians do seem to live longer, but their advantage is surprisingly easy for us mere mortals to equal. Read more >


Survey Says Dietitians Can Help Physicians Treat Obesity
What happens when physicians, nutritionists, dietitians, and other professionals work together to curb obesity? Progress. Read more >


Fructose on the Brain: How the Infamous Sugar Affects Appetite
Fructose, the sugar in high fructose corn syrup, appears to leave the brain craving more food. Read more >


Good Partners Make Good Parents
Wondering what kind of parent you will be? Certain qualities make it pretty easy to predict. Read more >


The Power of Social Media Could Help Fight Childhood Obesity
Dieting is easier when you are part of a community. The Internet is a natural place for kids and teens interested in losing weight to gather. Read more >


Recovering from Head Trauma before Resuming Sports Is Critical
A head injury requires real recovery time. Returning to activity too soon can cause brain damage. Read more >


Cell Phone App Boosts Weight Loss
Weight loss programs become much more effective when paired with an app that keeps track of your progress. Read more >


Surgical Malpractice Occurs Too Often, Costs Billions
Leaving instruments in patients or operating on the wrong body part happens too often. Read more >


How Many Miles to Walk Off a Burger?
When people are faced with how long it will take them to walk off the calories they are eating, they eat less. Read more >


Sedentary Nation: Too Little Walking, Too Much Sitting
Sitting too much and moving too little can shorten life. They are also easy to remedy. Read more >


Better Language Skills Help Kids Cope with Emotions
Helping kids with language development gives them the tools to express their emotions, rather than act out. Read more >


Aerobic Exercise the Best Route to Weight, Fat Loss
Aerobic exercise is superior to resistance training for losing weight and body fat. Read more >


Study Skills and Motivation More Important to Math Than Smarts
Math is not all about smarts. Motivation and going beyond rote memorization are more important. Read more >


Even Occasional Family Meals Increase Kids’ Fruit and Veggie Intake
Don't leave kids to fend for themselves at mealtime. Eating togther improves nutrition in a big way. Of course, what you serve matters, too. Read more >


How Old is Too Old for Santa?
Concerned about telling your children about Santa? A psychologist says, back off. Read more >


Confused About Omega-3s? Just Eat Fish
To eat omega-3s or not, that is the question. Read more >


Driving Just a Little Less Can Make a Big Difference
Hang up your car keys and walk just one mile a day. The savings — on gas and healthcare — are impressive. Read more >


Digoxin Raises Death Rate in Some Heart Patients
For patients with the heart arrhythmia, atrial fibrillation, one heart drug is the opposite of a lifesaver. Read more >


Nature Ignites a Creative Spark
Spending time in nature spurs creativity. Read more >


Cigarettes Make Hangovers Even Worse
Smoking makes hangovers worse. Read more >


Dietary Carotenoids Decrease Breast Cancer Risk
The pigments that give some fruits and veggies their vibrant color help protect the body from breast cancer. Read more >


Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Antidepressant-Resistant Depression
Antidepressants don't help everyone. A new study finds that one kind of psychotherapy can improve the odds. Read more >


Simply Cutting Down on Fat, without “Dieting,” Brings Weight Loss
Cutting down on fat, without actually dieting, might be the easiest way to lose weight. Read more >


Aromatherapy Can Lower Heart Rate, Blood Pressure
Exposure to certain scents can lower heart rate and BP. Just don't inhale them for too long. Read more >


Short Bursts of Physical Activity Can Boost Your Memory
Short bursts of activity can help memory, for people with memory problems and those without. Read more >


Taking Early Control of Traumatic Memories May Help Treat PTSD
A new treatment for PTSD helps prevent memory from running amok. Read more >


Cartoons and Videos Calm Kids Headed to Surgery
The Power Rangers have a new role: easing kids' fear of surgery. Read more >


High Fructose Corn Syrup and Diabetes: Where There's Smoke, There's Fire
If you think HFCS is just another form of sugar, think again. Read more >


Treating ADHD with Medication Reduces a Person's Risk of Criminal Behavior
Crime and medication? People with ADHD are less likely to commit crimes if they take medication. Read more >


Putting Shoes that Promise a Firmer Posterior to the Test
Does my butt look smaller? Can shoes make a difference? Read more >


Doctors Often Misdiagnose Patient Preferences
Patients often surprise their doctors by choosing different treatments than their doctors expect. Knowing all the options helps. Read more >


How Our Brain Gets Us Motivated
Tracking the brain circuits involved in motivation and depression. Read more >


Too Many Toxic Chemicals Making Their Way into Food
Probably the easiest way to lower acrylamide exposure is to avoid or minimize eating potato chips, tortilla chips and French fries. Read more >


Cheerleading: Pediatricians Call for Improving Safety
Cheerleaders should be coached and conditioned just like any athletes. Serious injuries are on the rise. Read more >


Deficiency of Vitamin D in Diabetics May Lead to Clogged Arteries
Good levels of vitamin D prevent the sticky buildup that causes heart problems in diabetics. Read more >


Flame Retardants Affect Children's Brain Development
Flame retardants may cause delays in children’s brain development. Read more >


A Spray to Keep Your Man from Straying
A spritz of "love" hormone kept men's eyes from wandering. Is this a new form of chemical warfare or a set-up for a sitcom? Read more >


Even a Little Alcohol When Pregnant Puts a Child's IQ at Risk
Drinking alcohol while pregnant carries serious risks to a child's IQ. Read more >


Meditation: Changing the Mind for the Better
Meditation changes the brain differently, depending on the type of meditation you practice. Read more >


Kids' Generosity Needs Monitors
Is our “ungenerosity” innate? Read more >


A Backwards Approach to Weight Loss
Before you start a diet, it can help to learn how to keep weight off first. Read more >


Clear Expectations Mean Better Student Behavior
Bullying and disruptive behavior are big problems in schools. So why not teach kids how to behave? Read more >


Antioxidant in Red Wine Could Enhance Prostate Cancer Treatment
Dr. Tip: The antioxidant found in red wine and red grape juice could help enhance prostate cancer treatment. Read more >


Physical Activity Supports Brain Structure, Boosts Brain Power
Being physically active can help prevent the brain shrinkage that accompanies aging. Read more >


Tick-Borne Diseases Are Rising Sharply in Number and Variety
Tick-borne diseases are rising steadily. And it's not just Lyme disease anymore. Read more >


Cyberbullying in Offices is More Common Than You Might Think
Bullying doesn't just happen at school. Cyberbullying at work can affect your mental health. Read more >


Researchers See Caffeine's Effect in the Brain
Scans show just what caffeine does to the brain. It may protect us from dementia. Read more >


Why Teenage Fear Lingers
Problems with anxiety often show up in adolescence. A study shows why, and why it's hard for teens.. Read more >


Exercise Can Add Years to Your Life — Now We Know How Many
The more active you are, the longer you will likely live. Read more >


Free Fruit for Kids = Less Junk Food
Making fruit freely-accessible is a good way to raise kids' fruit consumption, and reduce the amount of unhealthy snacks they eat. Read more >


Inexperienced Doctors Are More Expensive
Young doctors cost patients far more than experienced physicians. What does this tell us about... Read more >


Are You Teflon or Velcro When It Comes to Stress?
Some people find it pretty easy to shed a stressful day, but for others, it lingers... Read more >


What A Lack of Sleep Does to Metabolism
People who sleep too little have reduced insulin sensitivity, leading to weight gain and diabetes... Read more >


Increased Calcium Intake Reduces Risk of Hyperparathyroidism
Parathyroids are only the size of grains of rice, but can cause bone loss, cancer, and depression... Read more >


Smoke-Free Laws Lead to Fewer Hospitalizations
When cities or states prohibit smoking, the health benefits are immediate, enormous and not restricted to smokers. Read more >


HPV Vaccine Does Not Change Sexual Behavior in Girls
Good news for parents: protecting girls with the HPV vaccine does not encourage sexual activity. Read more >


Quick-Release Medical Tape Kinder to Skin
A new quick-release adhesive tape doesn't pull or damage skin. Where was this stuff when we were young? Read more >


Organic Foods May Be Healthier for Kids After All
Organic fruits and veggies may be better for kids' developing brains - but any kind of fruits and veggies are better than none. Read more >


Eye Drops that Prevent Cataracts
Eye drops to prevent cataracts? They work in rats at least... Read more >


A New Weapon in the War on Listeriosis
The leaves of the carob tree offer some encouraging news in the war on treatment-resistant bacteria. Read more >


Puzzle Interviews Unpopular with Job Applicants
As if looking for work wasn't hard enough: now interviews feature "trick" questions designed to... Read more >


Hormone Replacement Offers a Benefit When Started Soon After Menopause
A new study finds HRT has protective benefits. But another study found it to be risky. Who can keep up? Read more >


Tomatoes Lower the Risk of Stroke
Lycopene, found in tomatoes, can help prevent strokes. Read more >


Screen Media Hinders Child Development
Screen time is physiologically distinct from other sedentary activities like reading or being read to. And that's a problem. Read more >


New Spray Finds Poison Ivy, Even When It's Hiding
New spray makes the toxic oil on poisonous plants glow, offering lovers of the outdoors a way to... Read more >


Omega-3's Slow the Aging Process
Telomeres, bits of DNA, grow shorter with age which leads to cell malfunctioning. But diets... Read more >


New Discoveries Overturn Old Assumptions about Cholesterol
Recent discoveries about cholesterol overturn old assumptions and may lead to new treatments. Read more >


Xanax, Valium Linked to Dementia in the Elderly
When elderly people take benzodiazepines such as Ativan, Valium and Xanax, their risk of dementia goes up 50%. Read more >


New Research Points to Viral Acne Treatment
Despite what the infomercials say, a cure for acne remains elusive. But scientists may have found... Read more >


Too Much Java Linked to Glaucoma Risk
Three or more cups of caffeinated coffee a day significantly raises your risk for developing a ... Read more >


Ketamine Research Leads to the First New Depression Drugs in Decades
Ketamine is a pediatric anesthetic, a club drug, and now, the most promising antidepressant... Read more >


Off-Label Antipsychotic Use Continues to Rise, Especially in Children
Off-label prescribing for kids is way up. So are their serious side effects. The search for... Read more >


Brain Changes in the Obese May Make it Harder to Lose Weight
Overeating changes your brain, making it more and more difficult to regulate consumption. Read more >


Learning to Identify Negative Emotions May Be Important in Battling Depression
Learning to identify your emotions may help with depression. It's not as easy as it sounds. Read more >


Peer Evaluations More Accurate than Personal Ones
Your friends know you better than you think. In fact, kids we played with in first grade are... Read more >


TMI? The Debate About Celebrities and Illness
When Robin Roberts, Padma Lakshmi or Kylie Minogue talk about their health, they raise awareness... Read more >


Progress on Two Fronts in Our Understanding of Autism
Researchers may have found a treatment for one form of autism. Read more >


Dioxin's Harmful Effects Span Generations
Dioxin persists in the environment, and the body, for a very long time. It appears its effects can.. Read more >


Is Vitamin D The Elusive Cure For The Common Cold?
Vitamin D has not been found to prevent or reduce the severity of colds. Read more >


Giving Patients Access to Their Doctor's Notes Is A Win-Win for Everyone
What happens when patients have full access to their medical records? The OpenNotes study finds... Read more >


Temper Tantrums
Nearly all preschoolers have tantrums sometimes, but perhaps surprisingly, daily tantrums are not typical behavior. Read more >


The New OxyContin Spurs Heroin Use
Abuse of OxyCotin prompted a reformulation. Unfortunately, that prompted heroin use... Read more >


Why Women – and Eunuchs – Live Longer
Palace eunuchs in Korea lived longer than other men of the time. What does this say about male... Read more >


BPA Linked to Obesity in Kids and Pre-Teens
Children and teens with high levels of BPA were over two and a half times more likely to be obese... Read more >


Big Test? Get Some Sleep
Getting less sleep before a big test is more likely to reduce your learning than improve it. Read more >


Sugary Drinks, the Obesity Epidemic, and New York City's "Soda Ban"
For people predisposed obesity, drinking lots of sugary beverages "amplifies" the effects of one's genes. Read more >


Too Many Children Swallowing Laundry Detergent, Magnets
Toddlers have been swallowing small packets of dishwasher and laundry detergent. Magnets, too. Parents need to keep them out of reach. Read more >


An Experimental Drug May Address the Cognitive Problems of PTSD
Post-traumatic stress disorder is more than anxiety. A new drug may help the cognitive problems... Read more >


Tablet Computer Use at Night Disturbs Sleep
At night, the light from your tablet computer messes with melatonin production. This throws off the body's clock. Read more >


Omega-3 Intake Not Linked to Lower Heart Disease Risk
Can taking Omega-3 fatty acids through foods or supplements help prevent heart disease? A new study casts doubt. Read more >


Pay Attention and Eat Less
Reducing your intake of unhealthy snacks and foods begins with paying attention to what you are eating. Read more >


Medical Costs Often Exceed Assets Late in Life
About 25% of all seniors spend more than the total value of all their assets on out-of-pocket... Read more >


Shy Preschoolers May Be at a Disadvantage
Children who are quiet or withdrawn may not reap the same benefits of education as the outgoing ones. Read more >


Protection from AIDS for High-Risk Heterosexuals
The CDC recommends people at high risk for heterosexual transmission of HIV consider using Truvada. Read more >


Cat Ownership Not Linked To Increased Brain Tumor Risk
You can pick up the T. gondii parasite simply through contact with contaminated soil or vegetables; direct exposure to cat feces is not... Read more >


Can Walnuts Help Solve Male Fertility Problems?
The fatty acids in walnuts appear to improve the mobility and vitality of sperm. Read more >


A Gene May Help Explain Happiness in Women, Not Men
A gene previously dubbed the "warrior gene" because of its links to aggression may also be linked... Read more >


Another Black Mark Against Antibacterial Soaps and Cleansers
Triclosan, found in many antibacterial products, may weaken muscle function in addition to other... Read more >


Metabolic Syndrome and Cognition in Adolescents
Childhood obesity can affect the brain, shrinking areas connected with memory and reducing performance on IQ and achievement tests. Read more >


The Bus Rider's Dilemma
It's common to place your coat on the bus or train seat next to you hoping for solitude... Read more >


The Link Between Blood Type and the Risk of Heart Disease
Certain blood types carry a significant and inherent risk of CVD. If you know the risks... Read more >


Can Memories Be Strengthened During Sleep?
But don't try it in place of studying. The brain does pick up, or at least cement, information while Read more >


The Complicated Relationship between Alcohol and Anxiety
Alcohol addiction may rewire the brain so that it can't rebound from stress. PTSD suffers may want.. Read more >


No Nutritional Advantage to Organic Food
A large study has found organic food is not nutritionally superior. But health and environmental effects are another story. Read more >


Going Online Can Help You Lose Weight, But Does It Beat Face-to-Face?
Going online to lose weight or to maintain it can be a big help. Read more >


Healthy Diet Leads to Better IQ in Kids
There is strong evidence that what an infant eats from six to 24 months can have a significant effect on IQ at eight years of age. Read more >


Simple Shoe Lift Improves Stroke Patient Balance, Strength
Putting an insole in the shoe of a stroke patient on the unaffected side can improve balance and strength almost immediately. Read more >


Relationships, Not Schoolwork, Are the Key to a Good Future
When it comes to well-being later in life, having friends is more important than good grades. Read more >


How Red Meat (and the Way You Cook It) Can Lead to Cancer
We're learning more about why eating red meat may increase our risk for cancer. Read more >


Compounds in Cocoa May Boost Brain Power
Seniors who took higher concentrations of cocoa flavanols had improvements on cognitive tests... Read more >


Mindfulness Relieves Loneliness
A simple program of mindfulness mediation replaced lonely feelings with a greater appreciation... Read more >


In Denial About Your Weight?
People often underestimate their weight, which can blind them to the need to lose weight. When you see your doctor, get on the scale. Read more >


Grapefruit Juice Could Help Reduce the Necessary Dose of Chemotherapy Drugs
Adding a glass of grapefruit juice can enhance the effect of an anti-cancer drug. And with no... Read more >


A Link Between Antibiotics and Obesity
Antibiotics appear to fatten up kids the way they fatten up cattle. Needless to say, this is not... Read more >


The Things We Forget to Do: How to Remember Them
Forgetting to do what we intend to do is common. There are ways, however, to remember the milk... Read more >


Simple Ways to Increase Fitness Can Reduce the Risk of Falls
By putting a little extra effort into regular movements, senirs can build enough strength and balance to reduce the risk of a fall. Read more >


Study of Rituals Provides Insight Into Human Logic and Reasoning
Rituals tend to provide a level of comfort, a sense of control. They also tell us a bit about... Read more >


Children with Food Allergies: Parents Need To Do More
Too often children with food allergies are exposed to foods that can bring on a severe reaction. Adults need to be on guard. Read more >


Researchers Discover A Massive "Plumbing" Network in the Brain
We thought we knew how the brain cleans itself out. Then a completely unexpected... Read more >


Let it Shine: New Window Coating Lets in More Light
A new window coating lets in more light at the blue end of the spectrum. This shift could improve... Read more >


Lack of Vitamin D May Increase Risk of Death In Older Adults
Weight loss of greater than 5 percent; exhaustion; decreased grip strength; slow walking; and decreased physical activity indicate frailty. Read more >


Could a Culprit in Alzheimer's Disease Turn into a Treatment for Multiple Sclerosis?
The culprit in Alzheimer's disease, amyloid-beta, might prevent multiple sclerosis. Come Again? Read more >


Heartburn and Cancer
Heartburn appears to be linked to esophageal cancer. The rates for both are up and it may not... Read more >


Skipping the Antibiotics Could Help Address the Resistance Problem
Antibiotics may not always be necessary for fighting infection. Reducing their use could help fight antibiotic resistance. Read more >


Lying Eyes: Just a Myth?
A widely accepted method for telling if someone is telling the truth just went out the window... Read more >


Successful Weight Loss Depends on Three Behaviors
Research has found that keeping a food journal, not skipping meals, and avoiding eating out can all help you lose weight. Read more >


Online Infant Sleep Safety Information May Be Inaccurate
It is unwise, and sometimes even dangerous, to trust all the health information you find through search engines. Read more >


Concern over UV from Compact Fluorescent Bulbs
Place lamps with CFL bulbs at a distance, or put the bulbs behind glass to avoid exposure to UV radiation that can damage skin. Read more >


Cranberry Products May Help Prevent Urinary Tract Infections
Cranberry products may be an effective way to preventing urinary tract infections (UTIs). Read more >


Eating Out May Be A Little Healthier After Menu Law
The Affordable Care Act will require that more restaurants put calorie and fat information on menus. Read more >


Chronic Pain Reveals Its Secrets
Pain that won't go away may actually really be all in your head... in the excessive signals... Read more >


While Still Controversial, PSA Testing Does Save Many Lives
New research tells us not to be so fast to drop PSA testing, as it still saves a lot of lives. Read more >


Dental Filling Material Linked to Behavioral Problems in Children
Fillings with a form of the chemical BPA raise the likelihood that a child will have emotional... Read more >


Influencing Flavor Preferences Begins During Pregnancy
What you eat while you are pregnant can influence your baby's food and flavor preferences. Read more >


60, 70 or 80: It's Not Too Late to Stop Smoking
Smokers over 60 have an 83% increased risk of death. Read more >


A "Polypill" Could Help Save Many Thousands of At-Risk Hearts
Combining four medications into one pill to reduce heart disease could work wonders for the aging... Read more >


Closer to a Pill for Long-Term Weight Loss
A new drug desensitizes cannabinoid receptors and improves the appetite-reducing action of leptin. Read more >


Vitamin C Supplementation and Smoking During Pregnancy
If you are pregnant and smoke (not a good combination), taking vitamin C can help prevent damage to the your unborn baby's lungs. Read more >


The Power of Good Deeds
When faced with uncertainty, we are more likely to believe in the power of good deeds.... Read more >


Could Some Dementias Be Autoimmune Diseases?
One form of dementia may be the result of the immune system going haywire. Luckily, there might be.. Read more >


Could Where You Live Be Making You Fat?
Where you live and the roads on which you drive have a big impact on the likelihood you will become obese. Read more >


Long-Term Contraception More Effective at Preventing Unintended Pregnancies
Women taking the pill or patch or ring were far more likely to have an unplanned pregnancy... Read more >


Hypertension on the Rise in Children and Adolescents
Hypertension in children has doubled in the past ten years. Obesity is a major factor. Read more >


To Find the Most Skilled, Don't Look at the Top
Those who aspire to the success of Bill Gates or Mark Zuckerberg might consider role models... Read more >


Many Patients Look to the Internet for a Medical Education
Many people use medical websites to help them learn about their conditions, but not as a substitute for an office visit. Read more >


Can't Lose Weight? Try a Different Color Plate
The color contrast between your plate and your food can prompt you to eat more, or less... Read more >


Potent, Natural Anti-Clotting Agent Found
Rutin, a flavonoid, helps block clot formation. It may provide a lower-risk alternative to Warfarin. Read more >


Popularity of Spray-On Tans Prompts Concerns about Their Safety
Spray-on tans definitely reduce chances of skin cancer, but a chemical in the sprays is not good... Read more >


Why Is Patient-Doctor Communication So Difficult?
Do you find it difficult to discuss medical issues or concerns with your doctor? You are not alone.. Read more >


A Brain Chemical That Makes Bad Memories Disappear
Researchers discover why anxiety can persist for months or years after a stressful event. It's all about a brain chemical. Read more >


Iron Supplements May Help Women With Fatigue
Tired? Women diagnosed with low iron, even when it's not anemia, can benefit from iron supplements. Check with your doctor first. Read more >


Nearsightedness in Children is More Common Than Expected
Nearsightedness, not being able to see things in the distance, is affects about one in six children by age 16. Read more >


Can Bees Help Fight Prostate Cancer?
Caffeic acid phenethyl ester from the substance bees use to patch their combs, stops tumor growth... Read more >


Exercise May Reduce Risk of Breast Cancer Risk, Regardless of Age
Exercising just 10 to 20 hours a week can reduce breast cancer risk by almost a third. And it doesn't have to be a hard workout. Read more >


Texting Raises Truthfulness, Accuracy
People tend to be more thoughtful, honest, and accurate when texting than over the phone... Read more >


Right Salad, Wrong Dressing?
Fat-free salad dressings prevent the absorption of nutrients. But certain heart-healthy oils do not. Read more >


Give Me More Space: A Novel Strategy For Dyslexic Readers
It appears that having more space around letters and words makes it easier for people with dyslexia to understand printed text. Read more >


Dogs May Protect Against Asthma
Having a dog around the house may help children develop the microbes they need to fight off RSV... Read more >


Us or Them: Who's to Blame for Our Sugar Problem?
In the "war" against obesity, it seems that the soda industry wants to shift the blame to consumers. Read more >


Experience Taking: How Good Books Can Change You
Reading a book can actually change who you are, teaching you about yourself as you live through... Read more >


Shifting When You Eat Could Shift Your Metabolism
Curbing the hours of the day during which you eat could have a big impact on your weight and health. Read more >


Feeling Respected is a Key to Well-Being
When it comes to what makes you happy, feeling respected and admired is better than money... Read more >


What Your Facebook Photo Really Says about You
What does your Facebook photo say about you? A recent study suggests it is a cultural indicator... Read more >


Calcium Supplements: Is It Time To Question Accepted Practice?
Calcium supplements cause a spike in blood calcium levels which may deposit too much of the mineral in the body at one time. Read more >


Belly Fat May Not Be All Bad
Belly fat has a lot of negative effects, but researchers may have a found at least one benefit. Read more >


Bedbug Foggers: Save Your Money
Over-the-counter foggers are no match for most strains of bedbugs, according to new study.... Read more >


Exposure to Stress in Childhood Appears to Age Cells Prematurely
Stress, particularly violence, appears to prematurely age children at a cellular level, leaving... Read more >


Age and the Brain: Use It or Lose It
The way to keep the aging brain in shape is keep it occupied. It's as if your mind were asking "what have you done for me lately?" Read more >


What's Waiting for You in Your Hotel Room?
If you're staying in a hotel or motel this summer, some unwelcome "guests" may precede you. Read more >


Heart Benefits of Chocolate Good for A Decade
A little dark chocolate every day may actually offer some heart benefits for those with metabolic syndrome. Read more >


MicroRNAs Repair Heart Damage
MicroRNAs turned the scar tissue in damaged hearts of mice into muscle, suggesting a whole new way.. Read more >


Oxytocin May Hold Even More Promise for Treating Symptoms of Autism
Oxytocin, the mother-infant bonding hormone, activates the "social" areas of the brain.... Read more >


Teens Showing Ominous Signs of Cardiovascular Trouble to Come
Overweight adolescents show early warning signs of cardiovascular disease. Read more >


The Social Dynamics of Coffee Shops
If you frequent a coffee shop, you know what it is like to have Wi-Fi access problems or someone at your favorite table. Read more >


Computer Time Could Prevent Cognitive Decline (But Don't Forget to Exercise)
Computer time along with physical activity may prevent cognitive decline. Read more >


Significant Cost Savings Linked To Keeping Obesity Rate In Check
The cost savings of better health are as astronomical as those of medical care... Read more >


Touch and Hearing May Be Linked
The better a person's hearing, the better his or her sense of touch. These senses may share... Read more >


A Three-Hour Therapy Session Could Treat Arachnophobia
People so afraid of spiders that they wouldn't walk on grass were cured of their phobia with... Read more >


Better than a Diet and Easier, Too
Reducing TV time and increasing one's consumption of fruit and vegetables are two relatively painless ways to improve health. Read more >


Washing Works: Hand-Washing and School Absenteeism
When children are taught how to wash their hands in school, absenteeism goes down. Read more >


Rhythmic Neural Patterns Drive Movement
Neurons firing in the brain produce organized movement in the body. But how? It may take a neural... Read more >


Traumatic Brain Injuries May Be Rising for Young Football Players
Fatal brain injuries in high school football players rose last year. Read more >


Why Tai Chi Makes Sense for the Elderly
Seniors need to be careful that strength training doesn't also stiffen arteries. Tai Chi can help. Read more >


Text Messaging Increases Flu Vaccinations
Text messaging is proving useful to promoting public health - as long as it isn't done while you are Read more >


Pedometers Increase Exercise
Using a pedometer can motivate seniors to walk farther and exercise longer. Read more >


The Biology of Kindness and Well Being
Everyday experiences change the brain. Researchers consider the effects of well being and kindness.. Read more >


Positive Changes Are Coming for Healthcare Coverage
Healthcare coverage in the U.S. today is a two-tiered system. Luckily, changes are on the way. Read more >


In-Store Nutrition Education Improves Grocery Purchases
People make better food choices when stores label foods according to their health benefits... Read more >


Antidepressants Relieve Arthritis Pain
Certain antidepressants can help relieve osteoarthritis pain. Read more >


Being Aware of Your Own Mortality Can Make for a Better Life
Being aware of our mortality can actually help us live richer, fuller lives. Read more >


Age Lowers the Boom on Baby Boomers
As baby boomers begin to turn 65, their golden years are not looking as golden as in the past... Read more >


Patients With No Post-MI Counseling Needlessly Delay or Avoid Sex
It is generally safe to resume sex after a heart attack. Don't be afraid to raise the issue with your doctor. Read more >


Puttering About Could Reduce Your Risk for Alzheimer's Disease
The simplest activities, even housework, can reduce your risk for cognitive decline. Read more >


Salmonella Outbreak from Raw Tuna
Nakaochi Scrape is the source of a recent salmonella outbreak. It's used in spicy tuna rolls... Read more >


Patients' Opinion of Medical Care May Differ from Reality
Your opinions - both good and bad - about the medical care you receive may not be reality-based... Read more >


Sleeping Pills May Quadruple Death Risk
People who took even small numbers of sleeping pills were over three times more likely to die... Read more >


Social Jet Lag May Be Why You're Fatigued (And Fat)
Our daily schedules are out of sync with our internal clocks. It started with the light bulb... Read more >


Longer Commutes, Poorer Health
Longer commutes are associated with poorer health. Prolonged sitting is partly to blame, but traffic also takes a toll. Read more >


Why Babies Don't Come with a Manual
A survey of child-rearing books over the past 50 years finds many contradictions, but offer... Read more >


Adolescence, A Global Health Issue
With nearly two billion adolescents worldwide. If you think that's scary, consider the health risks. Read more >


Botox Effective Treatment for Urinary Incontinence
Botox shows promise as a treatment for urinary incontinence Read more >


Teens, Alcohol and Benign Breast Disease
Teen girls who drink have an increased risk of benign breast disease and ultimately, breast cancer.. Read more >


Low-Fat Dairy May Reduce Stroke Risk
Eating and drinking low-fat dairy products reduced the risk of stroke in a large study... Read more >


Licorice, The Medicinal Plant of 2012
Licorice helps reduces blood sugar levels and prevents insulin resistance and fatty liver disease... Read more >


Vitamin D, Sunscreen and Children's Brainpower
If you use sunscreen to protect your child's skin, are you also preventing vitamin D synthesis... Read more >


A Snapshot of Stress Across the Generations
The Millennial generation is more stressed than generations before. They are also less able to cope. Read more >


Study Illuminates How We Categorize Information and Make Decisions
Quick categorization is a skill that streamlines thought. Now we know more about how it occurs. Read more >


Injections Could Help Reduce LDL ("Bad") Cholesterol
A new antibody injection could lower your "bad" LDL cholesterol. Read more >


Losing Weight May Not Change Body Image
Losing weight may not make body image issues disappear. Read more >


Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and the Brain
Certain brain centers are less active in chronic fatigue syndrome patients, suggesting a new... Read more >


No More Tears: Comforting Baby after Vaccinations
The five S's calm babies who have just felt the sting of a vaccination; it's likely they can help... Read more >


Ladies, There's No Turning Back the Biological Clock
Delaying motherhood may mean forgoing motherhood. But there are options if you think ahead. Read more >


Aspirin Could Significantly Cut Your Risk of Cancer
Aspirin may reduce your risk of developing cancer. But there are some risks. Read more >


How Marijuana Impairs Memory
Cannabinoid receptors are found on glial cells as well as neurons, raising new prospects for pot... Read more >


A Positive Outlook Helps the Heart
Having a positive outlook has been associated with improved cardiovascular health and recovery. It's about healthy behaviors. Read more >


Blood Test Can Reliably Diagnose Teen Depression
Markers found in a simple blood test reliably distinguished depressed teens from those who weren't.. Read more >


Low GI Foods: The Breakfast of Champions
Eating low glycemic index foods can help prevent blood sugar spikes and overeating throughout the day. Read more >


Print Referencing Helps Preschoolers Learn to Read
When children come to understand that the story they love is also a thing in print, it can inspire.. Read more >


Home Visits for Asthma: Healthcare that Works
For kids with asthma and their parents, home healthcare visits save time and money... Read more >


Looking through the Eyes Helps Doctors See into the Brain
Measuring degeneration of the eye could tell us if it is also occurring in the brain. Read more >


Concerns Raised Over Air Pollution from Gas Wells
Hydrofracking releases potentially toxic into the air as well as into water... Read more >


Stand Up and Fight for Your Life
Even active people have an increased risk of death if they sit too much. Read more >


Special K Can Lead to Ongoing Bladder Problems in Its Users
The club drug Special K or Ketamine can cause serious bladder problems in the people who use it.... Read more >


Tried and True Methods of Weight Loss Work Best
For the overweight, the most effective, proven weight loss strategy is eating less fat and exercising more. Read more >


Endometriosis Linked to Cancer
The risk of ovarian cancer is greater for women with endometriosis. Additional screening may be wise. Talk with your doctor. Read more >


Who Will Divorce?
Even the happiest newlyweds can go on to divorce. But early warning signs might predict who does... Read more >


Death and Taxes: Road Fatalities Rise on Tax Day
The stress of doing taxes can distract us on the road. Traffic fatalities rise every tax day... Read more >


Harmful Chemicals, Unlisted on Labels, Can Lurk in Everyday Products
Worrisome compounds can appear in even the most "natural" household products... Read more >


The Easiest Way to Lose Weight
Replacing your can of soda with water or a diet drink is one of the best diet strategies around. Read more >


Being Hungry Can Bias Your Senses
When you're hungry, you respond to food-related cues more strongly than when you’re full. Reason not to shop on an empty stomach. Read more >


Brown Rice Syrup: Trading Fructose for Arsenic?
Brown rice syrup, used in baby formulas and energy bars, contains arsenic, exceeding safe limits... Read more >


FDA Makes Plans to Correct Cancer Drug Shortage in the U.S.
Worrying shortages of two major cancer drugs propel the FDA to find new ways to boost supplies. Read more >


The Human Heart Can Grow New Muscle after a Heart Attack
Heart attack patients' damaged heart muscles improved after being injected with stem cells... Read more >


Failing Has Its Benefits For Kids
Teaching kids that failing is a part of learning can give them the confidence to do well. Read more >


Popcorn Deserves More Respect
Air-popped popcorn actually has a great concentration of antioxidant polyphenols than most fruits and vegetables. Read more >


Cooler Hands Can Help Increase Exercise
Something as simple as carrying a cold bottle of water can help you exercise longer... Read more >


Dogs In the Workplace Can Reduce Stress
Taking your pup to work can reduce stress and may increase workers' productivity... Read more >


More Evidence that Antibiotics in Animal Feed Threaten Human Health
ST398 started out as an antibiotic-sensitive bacterium in humans, then it spread to livestock... Read more >


The Y Chromosome May Be Responsible for the Higher Risk of Cardiovascular Disease in Men
The Y chromosome may affect more than men's sex organs... Read more >


Brain's Wiring Resembles 3D Street Map
Remarkable scans of a monkeys' brain completely change our understanding of how the brain is wired.. Read more >


Berries Are Beneficial To The Brain
Berries change the way that neurons in the brain communicate. This may prevent inflammation in the brain that can damage neurons. Read more >


Hiding Veggies in Other Foods May Not Be the Best Way to Get Kids to Eat Healthy
Hiding vegetables in children's food can backfire. Read more >


Chocolate Lovers Are Thinner
People who eat chocolate regularly tend to weigh less, though it's not clear why. Read more >


Rosemary Oil May Boost Brain Function
People performed better on certain math tasks when they had inhaled a little whiff of rosemary... Read more >


Brain Cells Benefit from the Company of Others
Brain connections that form when we learn something new are strengthened when there are friends near Read more >


Are Fried Foods Back on the Table?
The kind of oil you fry foods in has a big effect on how unhealthy it is. Read more >


Parent Training Could Help Manage the Difficult Behaviors of Autism
Training parents helps them help their children behave better.... Read more >


Bad Air Days Mean More Heart Attacks, Strokes
Air pollution can trigger heart attacks and strokes. Read more >


Kids' Sugar Consumption Down, But Not Enough
The Centers of Disease Control have released a report on sugar consumption. Read more >


A Connection between Cognition and Personality
When seniors improve their cognitive skills, their personalities also get a boost. Read more >


Tai Chi Improves Parkinson's Symptoms
Tai chi can improve Parkinson's patients' movement and balance. Read more >


More Insight into How the Mediterranean Diet Benefits Body and Mind
People who follow the Mediterranean diet do better mentally as they age. Now we know why... Read more >


One Reason Why the Rich Get Richer
Are the rich really more ethically-challenged than the rest of us? Are other factors at work? Read more >


The Stress-Immunity Connection
Stress can lead to reduced immune system function. Reduce stress, reduce your odds for illness. Read more >


Bad News for Red Meat Lovers
Eating red meat, particularly processed meats like bacon and hot dogs, is associated with a greater risk of early death. Read more >


Dietary Magnesium Cuts Stroke Risk
Being deficient in magnesium raises your risk of stroke. It's better to eat foods with this mineral than take a supplement. Read more >


The Power of Good Intentions
Food tastes better and pain hurts less when it comes from people with good intentions. Read more >


Urinary Tract Infections May Be Caused By Bacteria in Food
The bacteria that cause some UTIs may come from contaminated foods. Careful food practices are essential. Read more >


Testosterone: The "Me" Hormone
When women were given testosterone and asked to solve a problem, cooperation went way down... Read more >


Endorphins May Explain Why Alcohol Makes Us Feel Happy
Alcohol works by releasing "feel good" chemicals, endorphins, in the brain, which could explain its addictiveness. Read more >


A Sign to Take the Stairs
Simple reminders can improve health behavior in important ways, whether it's washing one's hands more often or taking the stairs. Read more >


Massage Boosts the Recovery of Muscles After Exercise
A ten-minute massage can help sore muscles heal after vigorous exercise. Read more >


A Second Look at Antidepressants and Suicide
Antidepressants can literally be lifesavers for people with depression. Read more >


Citrus Fruits May Have Special Benefit For Women
A medium orange contains approximately 60 calories while a cup of orange juice contains twice that amount. Read more >


One in Five Americans Suffers from Mental Health Problems
One in five Americans suffers from mental health problems. There is no reason to feel uncomfortable about seeking help. Read more >


Why Brain Imaging Studies Can Be Misleading
Brain scans provide valuable information, but their meaning is often oversimplified. Read more >


Healthy Food Choices May Be as Simple as Green for Go
Two simple changes help people make the smarter food choices. Now to get stores and cafeterias to... Read more >


Osteoporosis and Bone Mineral Density Testing: New Guidelines for Screening?
Do post-menopausal women and older men need BMD screening every year or two... Read more >


Headphones: More Powerful than a Locomotive
Headphone use can turn deadly when shutting out the world means being unaware of approaching traffic... or trains. Read more >


At The Intersection of Grief and Depression, A Controversy
A top medical journal questions whether the move to classify grief as depression has merit. Read more >


Teen Weight Loss Programs May Work Better Without Parents
Parents have long been key players in helping their kids lose weight. But for teens, peers may... Read more >


Heart Risk Redefined: You May Not Be As Immune As You Think
A new formula for figuring heart and stroke risk is sobering, but luckily many of the risk factors are largely within our control. Read more >


Achieving Your Goal: a Plan and a Partner Can Help
You are much more likely to stick with an exercise program and a diet if you have a partner and a plan. Read more >


Physical Activity and School Performance
Children do better in school when they have more opportunity for physical activity, not more time at a desk. Read more >


Facebook: Not for the Negative
People with heartfelt Facebook posts about what's wrong in their world may end up with less traffic. Read more >


Physical Punishment Takes A Toll on Kids' Mental Health
Physical punishment does more harm than good to a child and encourages aggressive behavior. Other methods are more effective. Read more >


Government Panel Issues New Vaccination Recommendations
There are new vaccination recommendations target young men and boys, pregnant women, and diabetics. Read more >


For Mood Disorders, Combined Therapy Works Better
A study shows how a combination of antidepressants and therapy helps reduce memories' impact... Read more >


The Impact of Bad Bosses
A controlling, coercive boss can take a toll on your well being. But there is more to it than that. Read more >


Keeping Infants Safe from Cronobacter Infections
To avoid introducing microbes, shake infant formula to mix it rather than stirring. Read more >


Calories: Total Trumps Source When Dieting
When it comes to weight loss, the bottom line is calories consumed, not the type of calories consumed. Read more >


Conflict and Conversation in Relationships
Trying to figure out whether your partner is a keeper? A new study suggests where you should look. Read more >


Can Overeating Cause Memory Loss?
Overeating has been linked to some forms of memory loss. Read more >


Humble People to the Rescue
Need help? Call on your humble friends. Those who are arrogant may let you down. Read more >


The Need to Feel Connected
Our need to connect is so strong that being ignored or given the air gaze, bothers us... Read more >


"Western" Diet May Contribute to ADHD
Sugar, preservatives and allergies have been thought to contribute to attention deficits... Read more >


The Internet as Matchmaker
Internet dating is one of the top methods for finding love, whether the pros outweigh the cons... Read more >


Preschool Attachment and Teen Obesity: Is There a Link?
Teens rated as less attached during infancy were almost 2.5 times more likely to become obese... Read more >


Tablet Computers' Ergonomic Issues
Tablet computers are popular and convenient and really bad for your back and neck, unless you know.. Read more >


More Education Improves IQ
An extra year or two of education can raise IQ significantly, even if the students are already teens Read more >


Consequences of Insomnia Go Beyond Fatigue, Poor Performance
Insomnia is a major health risk. It erodes your quality of life. But too few doctors even ask... Read more >


Children May Eat More When Served Less
There is a really simple way to get children to eat more fruits and vegetables: reduce the size of their main course. Read more >


The Overuse of Allergy Tests
Many allergy tests are unnecessary. It helps to know what they show and what they don't. Read more >


Gossip Can Be Good
Some kinds of gossip may actually benefit your health. Read more >


Eat Mindfully at Restaurants and Lose Weight
It can be done; you just have to know some of the tricks that make it possible, like sharing... Read more >


Early Results Promising for New Alzheimer Drug
Different from drugs designed to clear amyloid plaques, a new compound, J147, prevents - and stops - Alzheimer's Disease Read more >


When Safe Playgrounds Become Boring, Kids' Health Suffers
Out on the playground, there's a fine line between safe and boring. Read more >


Study Links PFCs to Poor Vaccination Response
Children's immune response to vaccines was greatly reduced if they had been exposed to a common... Read more >


For Most Heart Patients, No Need to Avoid Sex
Sexual activity is safe for most heart patients, like any form of moderate exercise. Read more >


Ending the Low Fat Muffin Myth
A typical low-fat muffin may sound heart-healthy, but its downfall is its size and the sugar, sodium, and calories it contains. Read more >


The Write Diet
Writing about your most important values may help you lose weight. Read more >


The FDA Tackles Antibiotic Resistance, Targets Farm Animals
The government plans to curb antibiotic use in food animals, hoping to reduce antibiotic-resistance. Read more >


Oxytocin Could Help Introverts Feel More Outgoing
The mother-baby bonding hormone, oxytocin, made introverts feel more outgoing and trusting. Read more >


Indecision and Lack of Commitment Breed Unhappiness
Some people constantly doubt themselves rather than committing to their choices, no matter how small Read more >


Low Protein Diets Make For Misleading Weight Loss
A diet high in carbohydrates and fat with low protein can cause a gain in body fat that is out of proportion to the calories consumed. Read more >


New Insights into How Exercise Works
Irisin, a newly-isolated hormone appears to help raise insulin levels and burn energy... Read more >


Children's Powers of Positive Thinking
At what age do children learn that one can choose to see a situation in a more positive light? Read more >


Shift Work: An Occupational Health Hazard?
Shift workers are at risk for type 2 diabetes, the longer you work rotating shifts, the worse it... Read more >


Uncovering Why Marijuana Has Opposing Effects on the Brain
Smoking pot can make people calm, anxious, or even psychotic. A study reveals the chemical culprit.. Read more >


Quitting Smoking Means a Happier New Year
Struggling with the resolution to quit smoking? It gets better: Quitters report being happier... Read more >


Lead Poisoning: Proposed New Guidelines for Identification, Prevention, and Treatment
Because many of the effects of lead on young children are irreversible, they have troubling implications for the potential children... Read more >


The Connection Between Good Nutrition and Good Cognition Becomes Clearer
Good nutrition and brain health go hand in hand; changing your diet can help protect your brain. Read more >


Play and the Impact of Poverty
Underprivileged kids have less chance to play at school, at home, in their neighborhoods... Read more >


Adrenal Hormone DHEA For Menopause Symptoms
The hormone DHEA sounds like a miracle: it may ease menopause symptoms and boost sexual interest. Read more >


How to Cut Down on Chocolate
A short walk, even at work, can reduce the need to nibble at your desk. Read more >


Maggots May Clean Wounds Better Than Scalpels
Maggots not only appear to clean wounds more effectively than modern methods, they may offer... Read more >


Preference For Salt Shaped Early in Life
When introducing solids, parents should try to avoid giving infants cereals and crackers with... Read more >


Possible Role for Lipid-Lowering Statins in Clearing Arteries
These lipid-lowering drugs may provide another heart-healthy benefit, according to a new study. Read more >


Depression: Paving the Road to Recovery
People who suffer from depression can learn to overcome their tendency to overgeneralize and ruminate about difficulties. Read more >


2011: A Health News Quiz
Test your knowledge of the health and medical discoveries making news in 2011 and learn something... Read more >


Understanding the Roots of Social Prejudice Could Help Us Counteract It
A new look at prejudice finds it may mostly exist just because we're afraid of germs. Read more >


Men and Sex: The Truth Emerges
Men don't think about sex every seven seconds. It's more like 19 times a day. And many women... Read more >


Brain Tsunamis Increase Head Trauma Destruction
Brain tsunamis increase head trauma destruction the way their watery counterparts wipe out homes... Read more >


Important Link in the Stress Response Could Mean Better Treatment
Researchers discover an important step in the stress response, which, if blocked, could stop... Read more >


Children and Family Violence
The brains of children exposed to family violence show changes similar to those of soldiers... Read more >


Long Distance Running Is Hard on the Heart
Long distance runners can develop temporary damage to the heart, but it doesn't mean you should quit. Read more >


Hope for Overweight Children
If obese or overweight kids lose the weight as they become adults, the associated health risks also seem to vanish. Read more >


A Better Way to Reduce Prejudice
When people are told to be less prejudiced, they are often more so. There's a better way. Read more >


Bad Bosses Follow You Home
Having a difficult, abusive boss can strain personal relationships at home. Read more >


Researchers Gain Insight into How BRCA Mutations Increase Breast Cancer Risk
Researchers discover exactly what makes BRCA mutations so dangerous for breast cancer risk... Read more >


Oh No! Not the Cookie Dough!
Eating raw cookie dough is a bad idea. Unbaked flour can contain bacteria that may cause foodborne illness. Read more >


Has Tooth Decay Met Its Match?
Call it a smartbomb against tooth decay, a new mouthwash targets the bacterial causing cavities... Read more >


Traffic Pollution May Increase Diabetes Risk
A new study links traffic pollution to type 2 diabetes risk - especially in people who are healthier Read more >


Mid-Morning Snacks May Undermine Weight Loss Efforts
Snacking may be hazardous to your diet. It can be a sign of mindless eating. Read more >


Better Doctors Pay Attention to Mistakes
Much of medicine involves trial and error. For doctors, focusing on successes is less helpful... Read more >


Procedure Helps Babies Who Have Trouble Breastfeeding
"Tongue-tie" or tether tongue makes it hard for babies to latch on to the breast. It can be easily diagnosed and corrected. Read more >


Energy Drinks Responsible for More ER Visits
Energy drink-fueled visits to the ER have risen 1600 percent since 2005. Read more >


Eating Canned Soup Raises BPA Levels in Your Body
Soup cans may contain BPA, a known toxin. People who ate canned soup had higher levels of this toxin in their bodies. Read more >


Soccer Headers Damage the Brain's Axonal Tracts
Soccer heading, especially when done often, can damage cellular connections in the brain. Read more >


Infants' Social Reasoning Emerges Early
At 5 months babies know who is naughty or nice, by 8 months, they like to see a bit of justice done. Read more >


Vibration Device Doesn't Slow Bone Loss
Whole body vibration platforms have been marketed to prevent bone loss. Problem is, they don't work. Read more >


Dreams Can Help Heal Mental Wounds
REM sleep can reduce the emotional impact of traumatic memories. Read more >


Too Much Iron Might Be Harmful to Infants
Having a hemoglobin, or iron, level that is too high carries many of the same risks as having a level that is too low. Read more >


Autism Spectrum Disorders Linked to a Variety of Genetic Mutations
Autism spectrum disorders are increasingly being linked to different genetic mutations... Read more >


Women with PID May Be at Risk of Infertility
Pelvic inflammatory disease can threaten a woman’s fertility, so it is important to have a checkup. Read more >


A Sign that Doctors Care about Their Patients
Doctors asked to take this simple precaution for their own protection ignored the request... Read more >


Kids and Cholesterol: New Guidelines for Screening
Current recommendations call for children to first be screened for high LDL cholesterol between age 9 and 11. Read more >


Good Nutrition Matters to Sperm
Good nutrition and lifestyle choices improve sperm counts. Read more >


A Sobering Look at Alcohol
Heavy drinking and alcoholism raise a person's risk of cancer and a host of other diseases considerably. Read more >


Nanomembrane Probe Provides a New Window into the Brain
A new ultra-thin probe enables scientists to gather information about brain activity without invasiv Read more >


Nitroglycerin Poses Risks to the Heart... But There's a Fix
Nitroglycerin is a century-old treatment for heart attacks, but it can make future cardiovascular events more severe. Read more >


Say Cheese! It May Be Good for Your Heart
A study finds cheese consumption didn't raise total cholesterol. The same was not true for butter. Read more >


Winters are Tough on Arthritis
If you have arthritis, don't let winter reduce your activity level. Keep exercising, even if it means walking at the mall. Read more >


Chantix: The Wrong Way to Quit Smoking
Some anti-smoking drugs carry a significantly increased risk of depression, suicide, and violent behavior. Read more >


The Hidden Costs of Not Taking a Sick Day
People who decide to come to work when they feel sick spread disease. Read more >


A Chicken Pox on Thee: Parents Get Caught for Infecting Kids with Virus
The chicken pox vaccine is the best way of protecting your child from the virus... Read more >


Text Messaging Doubles Smokers' Quit Rate
A British study had double the quit rate thanks to support and tips delivered by cell phone... Read more >


An Over-Abundance of Neurons Linked to Autism
Runaway neuronal growth in the prefrontal cortex, in the brains of kids with autism. Read more >


Wider Waists May Up Colon Cancer Risk
Being overweight is a risk factor for colorectal cancer. Read more >


Preschoolers Learn Language From Each Other
Other children are often the best teachers when it comes to language skills. Read more >


New Research Broadens Our Understanding of Alzheimer's
A new study uncovers a major surprise in the Alzheimer's puzzle. Read more >


Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: Over-Diagnosed and Over-Treated in Infants
Generally speaking, infants with colic do not need acid-suppressing drugs, which carry a number of risks. Read more >


The "Rich Clubs" Make up an Elite Network in the Brain
"Rich Club" clusters of highly influential regions of brain cells do serious collaboration. Read more >


Research Finds the Immune System A Key Player in Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis is a product of your immune system, not just wear and tear... Read more >


Gestational BPA Linked to Developmental Problems in Girls, Not Boys
Higher BPA levels during pregnancy are linked to cognitive and emotional problems in children. Read more >


Green Veggies Aid Immune Response in the Gut
A lack of green vegetables turned off a chemical signal key to immune function in the gut. Read more >


Fall Back and Change the Batteries
Burning anything in a closed space puts you at risk for carbon monoxide poisoning, a silent killer. Get a CO detector. Read more >


Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy Aids Reconstruction
For some women, nipple-sparing surgery can help their breasts look more natural after breast cancer surgery. Read more >


Teaching Doctors Empathy
Can listening to their own encounters with patients help doctors become more responsive... Read more >


Measuring Happiness Now Could Predict Death Risk Years Later
Happiness measured at one point in time was linked to lower mortality five years later. Read more >


Human Papillomavirus Linked to Heart Disease
The sexually-transmitted human papillomavirus raises women's risk of heart disease. Read more >


Dyslexia and IQ: Are They Related?
The same techniques that help dyslexic children decipher language can help children with low IQ.. Read more >


Stressful Life Events Can Up Death Risk: But There's a Limit
Going through a string of difficult life events in middle age raises one's death risk. Read more >


Are You Really Reading the Nutrition Facts?
If we read road signs as poorly as we do nutritional labels, ten car pile-ups would be commonplace. Read more >


Exercise Works to Decrease Migraine Headaches
Exercise can actually help reduce the frequency of migraine episodes. Read more >


Carbonated Soda Consumption Raises Risk of Teen Violence
Heavy soft drink consumption (5+ cans a week) has been linked to an increased risk of violent behavior and alcohol consumption. Read more >


Toddlers and TV: The AAP says No!
Children under two are not yet mentally equipped to learn from a screen. They benefit most from hands-on play with others. Read more >


Colon Cancer Linked to Bug
Colon cancer tissue was infected with a specific bacterium. Could this mean a cancer antibiotic... Read more >


Poverty and Mental Illness: Can the Vicious Cycle be Broken?
The economic benefits of offering mental health help to those living in poverty are enormous. Read more >


Can Adult Personality Change for the Better?
A small study found that one experience with the hallucinogen psilocybin created lasting changes... Read more >


New Ways to Protect the Brain from Stroke
Drugs to reduce the brain's immense energy needs may serve to help preserve it when its blood supply Read more >


The Secret Life of Saturated Fat Exposed
Researchers have discovered just why unsaturated fats are so heart healthy. Now to get people... Read more >


Cartoon Viewing Reduces Children's Higher Cognitive Functioning
Fast-paced cartoons and other shows can reduce, at least temporarily, children's ability to plan and organize. Read more >


A False Positive for Miscarriage
When ultrasounds to diagnose miscarriage are inaccurate, healthy pregnancies may be terminated. Read more >


Early Introduction of Solid Foods Doesn't Affect Baby's Growth
Introducing solids earlier may increase an infant's weight gain in the near term, but has little overall effect. Read more >


Movies of the Mind
Brain scans taken while researchers all watched the same film were used to reveal what they saw... Read more >


The Brain Can Form New Connections between Cells into Young Adulthood
Contrary to popular belief, the brain can form new connections into adulthood... Read more >


Publication Bias May Hinder Research
Journals are increasingly biased toward presenting positive results. This can have a chilling effect Read more >


Embarrassment is Linked to Dependability, Generosity
People who become embarrassed more readily are also more dependable and generous. Read more >


New Insights into Alcohol and Brain Damage
Alcohol abuse damages precisely those areas of the brain that are also important to impulse control, making it harder to stop. Read more >


Can Parents Complete with Clever Marketing to Kids?
It's hard to compete with clever marketing, but you can help your kids make better food choices with consistent encouragement. Read more >


Treatment for Prion Diseases May Soon Be on the Way
The brain-wasting prion diseases are slow-growing. Two drugs seem to bring them almost to a... Read more >


Impotence Can Lead to Heart Disease
Erectile dysfunction can be one of the early warning signs of heart disease. Read more >


Online Gamers Help Solve Mystery of Critical AIDS Virus Enzyme
A team of online gamers helps researchers solve a critical piece of the AIDS puzzle... Read more >


Hormonal Contraceptives Double Risk of HIV
An African study has found that hormonal contraception doubles the risk of HIV infection and... Read more >


Omega-3s: Not So Heart Healthy?
The men in a Danish study did not seem to benefit from the fatty acids in fish. Is something else... Read more >


Ticks and Blood Transfusions Spread Potentially Dangerous Parasite
Blood transfusions are the cause of many cases of the parasite Babesia, which is normally spread by ticks. Read more >


Study Questions Effectiveness of Stents at Preventing a Second Stroke
Brain stents are not nearly as effective as aggressively treating stroke patients' high blood pressure and cholesterol. Read more >


Tweet This: Twitter As Research Tool
The timing and emotional tenor of Twitter posts offer a picture of when we are happiest and when... Read more >


Listeria Outbreak Likely Has Not Peaked
The bacterium Listeria has killed 13 people. Given its slow incubation period, this may be just the Read more >


Controlled Portions Help With Weight Loss
Restricting yourself to a lunch of 200 calories can be a fairly painless way to lose weight. Read more >


National Drug Shortages: The Story No One's Following
Drug shortages have more than tripled. Patients in smaller hospitals suffer as less profitable... Read more >


Researchers Show that "Paying Attention" May Distort Reality
The mind is notorious for playing tricks, but researchers discover paying attention can mislead us.. Read more >


Parks and Play: How To Get Our Children To Exercise More
Parents who want to encourage physical fitness should take their children to a playground or park with other active children. Read more >


Everybody Thinks They're Typical
What does a typical American or European or African look like? It depends on whom you ask... Read more >


College Students Fail at Good Nutrition
Most college students don't even eat one serving of fruits or vegetables a day. Guess how many... Read more >


Breastfeeding May Help Brain Development
Infants, particularly preemies, who were breastfed scored higher on reasoning and language tests at age 5. Read more >


Impulsive Children Become Impulsive Adults
The brains of impulsive people are different from those who can delay gratification. Read more >


Chocolate: Good for the Heart and Brain
Chocolate, but not fat or sugar that so often go along with it, appears to improve cardiovascular health. Read more >


Fewer Boys Being Circumcised
The decision to circumcise a newborn boy is one that is best made after looking at all the information available. Read more >


Banned Weight Loss Supplement Still in Use
The banned weight loss supplement Pai You Guo is showing up masquerading as a "natural" supplement.. Read more >


Hookah Smoking: Not Safe At All
Hookah lounges are on the rise in California and with them, tobacco use... Read more >


Experts Urge People to Get Flu Shot to Boost Immunity for the 2011-12 Flu Season
Get a flu vaccination this year, even if you were vaccinated last year. Read more >


A New Way to Study Pain
Researchers have developed a painometer - a new way to more accurately rate patients'pain... Read more >


High Cholesterol? Maybe It's What You're NOT Eating
Adding cholesterol-lowering foods to our diets is just as important to our hearts as reducing our intake of fat. Read more >


Storing Medications in High Temperatures Can Decrease Effectiveness
When you're traveling with medications, keep them in the climate-controlled interior of the car, rather than in the hot trunk. Read more >


Serial Salmonella Outbreaks Raise Questions
The best protection against Salmonella and other food-borne pathogens is proper handling, storage and cooking of meat and poultry. Read more >


Venus Williams Shares Her Battle with Sjogren's Syndrome
The Grand Slam tennis player tells the world about her battle with Sjogren's syndrome Read more >


Heavy Drinking Affects Diet Quality
Heavy drinkers often have poor diets. A double whammy when it comes to the risk for disease. Read more >


Stimulating Environments Helps Give White Fat the Calorie-Burning Power of Brown Fat
In mice, living in a more stimulating envronment was linked to more calorie-burning brown fat. Is the same true for humans? Read more >


Sprained Ankles and Strained Emergency Rooms
Sprained ankles and minor injuries clog emergency rooms, endangering people with serious problems. Read more >


How We React to Stress Influences Performance
How you interpret your stress can influence how you perform on tests. Read more >


Fuzzy Logic: How Healthy Behavior Can Encourage Health Risks
Too often people believe that taking vitamins will protect you from the damage from bad habits like smoking. This is not true. Read more >


Backpack Safety
Backpacks should be the right size, well-padded, and loaded so weight falls on the middle of the back, rather than on shoulders. Read more >


Spicy Foods May Reduce the Effects of a High Fat Meal
A study has found that eating fatty foods seasoned with herbs and spices can reduce triglycerides... Read more >


Researchers Unravel How Stress Leads to Depression
Stress can lead to depression, but new brain cells may be responsible for stopping the process... Read more >


Can Old-Age Memory Loss Be Reversed?
In aging brains cyclic AMP, a cytokine, weakens cell firing, slowing working memory. Blocking it... Read more >


A Nagging Problem
Kids' nagging can wear down moms' resistance. But a study found some winning strategies... Read more >


For Postmenopausal Women, All Weight Loss Is Not the Same
If you are 60 or older and trying to lose weight, don't skimp on protein, or the weight you lose may be muscle. Read more >


Can Unexpected Panic Attacks Be Predicted?
Subtle cues precede most attacks. The trick is listening to them and preventing them. Read more >


Where There's Smoke, There Are Developmental Problems
Secondhand smoke sharply increases the risk of a child's having neurodevelopmental disorders like learning disabilities and ADHD. Read more >


Pack Kids' Lunches Safely
Putting an ice pack in your child's lunch box may not be enough to keep the food at a safe temperature. Other tactics may be needed. Read more >


More Public Health Spending Means Fewer Deaths
A study of public health spending between, found spending a little more save money and lives... Read more >


Parenting and Temperament: Does "Goodness of Fit" Matter?
Certain styles of parenting are more beneficial for children with difficult temperaments, such as the anxious or depressed. Read more >


Researchers Pin down Significant Genetic Predictor of Ovarian Cancer
Having a faulty RAD51D gene means a 1 in 11 chance of ovarian cancer. Knowing your status can help.. Read more >


Diabetes Study May Point the Way to a Better Sex Life (for All Men)
For many male diabetics weight loss is all they need to regain full sexual enjoyment. Read more >


Study Links Folate to Better Grades
Folate, a B vitamin, and folic acid, its synthetic version, have been linked to better school performance. Read more >


Smartphones: Dialing Down the Eye Strain
Raise the size of the type displayed on your smartphone. Your eyes will thank you for it. Read more >


Hidden Veggies Increase Kids' Intake
Including some pureed vegetables in foods your children already love is a good way to help them on the path to healthier eating. Read more >


Generalized Anxiety and Interpersonal Relationship Problems Deeply Intertwined
People with anxiety often have problematic social relationships, partly as a result of their worries Read more >


Colon Cleanses Can Pose Serious Health Risks
Though they sound healthy, colon cleanses pose serious health risks. Read more >


Blue Again: Antidepressants May Lead to Future Depression
For all the good they do, antidepressants may lead to another bout of depression. Here's why... Read more >


Risk-Taking Behavior: It's Complicated
Teens are surprisingly risk-aversive in some situations, while women are apt to take more risks... Read more >


Overeating Explained by Three Neurological Processes, Not Laziness
Overeating involves neurological processes involving impulse control and reward, not laziness. Read more >


BPA-Free Water Bottles Pass the Test, Some Aluminum Bottles Don't
It pays to do a little research to be sure that water bottle is BPA-free, especially if you plan to drink hot liquids from it. Read more >


Learning to Be Positive May Help Beat Depression
Positive activity intervention (PAI) such as writing letters of gratitude or performing acts of kindness, may help mild depression. Read more >


Pets Are Good For Everyone, Not Just "Pet People"
Pet owners score higher on a variety of measures of healthy adjustment... Read more >


Speech Processing May Be at the Heart of Dyslexia
The root of dyslexia may be in speech processing, a surprise to researchers... Read more >


Restaurant Calorie Counts Misleading to Dieters
Calorie counts in the menus of your favorite chain restaurant often underreport the actual values... Read more >


Are Hypoallergenic Dogs Just Hype?
Dog dander thought to be hypoallergenic may not be as allergen-free as hoped. Read more >


Certain Personality Traits Linked to More Weight Gain
People who have certain personality traits, like impulsivity and cynicism, are more likely to gain weight over time. Read more >


Massage Beats Conventional Treatments for Lower Back Pain
Several types of massage can be helpful in relieving back pain. Read more >


Grape Seed Extract - and Perhaps Red Wine - May Fend off Alzheimer's
Grape seed extract – and perhaps red wine – shows promise as a way to slow... Read more >


Too Much Salt, Too Little Potassium Linked to Heart Risk
Eating too much salt and too little potassium is an especially dangerous combination. It doubles your risk of a heart attack. Read more >


New Stroke Treatment Works by Reducing Inflammation
Alpha-B-crystallin limits damage by soaking up the toxic and inflammatory compounds that... Read more >


Eating Nuts Can Help Diabetics Control Blood Sugar
Eating nuts instead of carbohydrates can help diabetics control their blood sugar. Read more >


Training in Positive Thinking Helps Teens Interpret Life in Healthier Ways
A simple computer program seems to help teens avoid negative thinking, which may help with anxiety.. Read more >


Losing Weight vs. Maintaining Weight: Different Strategies Required
Once you have lost weight, you need to have a different set of strategies for keeping it off in order to avoid gaining it back. Read more >


Unsung Medical Heroes: A Roll of Tape and a Cotton Swab
Two very-low tech solutions to common medical problems show how easy it can be to reduce costs... Read more >


Asthma Linked to Cockroach Exposure
A study of middle-income kids with and without asthma found that cockroaches are a factor in asthma Read more >


"Late Talkers" Turn Out Just Fine
Children with language delays have no more behavioral or emotional problems as adolescents than other kids. Read more >


Social Causes Kill as Many as Heart Attack, Stroke and Lung Cancer
Proof that public health must be seen in a broader light than it currently is... Read more >


CDC Calls for More Americans to Get Colon Screening
Colon cancer is almost entirely preventable. You just need to get screened starting around age 50. Read more >


Soluble Fiber Trims Belly Fat
Soluble fiber is helpful in reducing the visceral fat that accumulates around the waist and belly. Read more >


Healthy Lifestyle Reduces the Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death in Women
SCD is sudden cardiac death. It is the largest cause of natural death in the United States and is responsible for half of all cardiac deaths Read more >


Bad Habits Can Ruin Your Sex Life
People with drug or other substance dependence problems and those who are obese are less likely to have satisfying sex. Read more >


The Latest Cell Phone - Cancer Study Finds No Link
A new review study finds no good evidence of a cell phone-brain tumor connection... Read more >


Why Rocking Yourself to Sleep Works
Break out the hammocks. Rocking to sleep is not just for babies. It offers a deeper sleep... Read more >


It's the Little Things - Like Chips - That Add the Pounds
The weight gained with aging is primarily due to dietary and lifestyle choices - like having an extra handful of chips. Read more >


Scientists Gain Clues into How Imagination Affects Actions
New research shows how our ability to imagine affects our reactions and our ability to plan... Read more >


Broccoli, the Key to a Longer Life?
Eating lots of cruciferous vegetables - like broccoli and cauliflower - appears to be related to a longer life. Read more >


Buying Flashy Cars Does Not Marriage Material Make
Men who engage in “conspicuous spending” (think Porsches) have one thing on their minds... Read more >


Black Yeast: Is Your Dishwasher Trying to Kill You?
They're not exactly killers, but most dishwashers do harbor pathogens - fungi, yeast, and molds... Read more >


How Eating Light May Make You Heavy
Fat and sugar substitutes may not help you lose weight in the long run because the craving for lots of fat and sweets remains. Read more >


How to Make Hand-Washing Fun
Gels that glow under black light can be used to teach kids to wash their hands more thoroughly. Read more >


A Strategic Plan for a Healthier America
A new Health Promotion Strategy aims to make citizens healthier nationwide and address disparities.. Read more >


Of Mice and Men: Is a Male Contraceptive on the Way?
Research on mice has found a way to reduce male fertility without reducing libido... Read more >


Untreated Celiac Women Go Through Menopause Earlier
Women with undiagnosed celiac disease go through menopause earlier than celiac women who follow a gluten-free diet. Read more >


Beyond Conventional Stroke Therapy: A Role for Yoga
Yoga can be useful to stroke patients seeking to regain their balance and confidence. Read more >


Pediatric Mental Health Emergencies: Where are they Treated?
Too often, children with behavioral or emotional issues are taken to the ER. Read more >


Olive Oil May Offer Stroke Protection
Olive oil's heart protective benefits are well known, and using it for cooking may also help prevent strokes. Read more >


Stressful Events Lead to Unexpected Reaction in Panic Patients
You might think people with panic disorder would fall apart in a crisis, but that's not the case... Read more >


New Approach Increases the Usefulness of Brain Scans
A new technique enables researchers to view patterns of activity within the whole brain... Read more >


New Clues to Turning Off Cancer Growth
From a chance discovery, scientists develop a new way to shut down cancer growth. Read more >


Cell Phones in the Hospital May Cause Infections
Cell phones are a surprising source of disease-causing bacteria in hospitals. Read more >


Prolonged Bottle Use Linked to Obesity
Children still being bottle-fed at two years old are 33% more likely to be obese. Read more >


New Proof the Exercise Really Does Wonders for the Heart
Even light exercise can have a significant effect on the health of your heart and blood vessels. Read more >


Emergency Rooms: Longer Waits Lead to Poorer Outcomes
There is evidence that long waits in the emergency room are themselves a medical emergency. Read more >


Patients with Stents May Benefit from Omega-3s
Omega-3 fatty acids can reduce the likelihood of blood clots forming in patients who have received stents. Read more >


Apples May Protect Muscles Against Atrophy
Apples contain ursolic acid, which helps preserve muscle tissue and prevent the wasting that comes with age. Read more >


Beyond LDL: Ultra-Bad Cholesterol
Sugar seems to make bad (LDL) cholesterol worse. Read more >


Kids' Brains Change as They Learn New Math Skills
Children's brains change as they learn math skills. Adults' too, hopefully. Read more >


Probiotic Products and Other Dietary Supplements: Consumers Beware
FDA directs US Marshals to seize several probiotics because their labels made false treatment claims Read more >


USDA Lowers Recommended Cooking Temperature for Pork: Pink is OK
New USDA guidelines mean that beef, lamb, veal and now pork have the same recommended cooking temp.. Read more >


The Roots of Body Dysmorphic Disorder
People with body dysmorphic disorder have problems in the brain's visual processing system. Read more >


At-Home Stroke Therapy: Simpler, Cheaper and Just as Effective
Working at home to recover from a stroke can be as effective as rehabilitation in a special center. Read more >


The Color Red Boosts Speed and Intensity of Performance
Looking at the color red actually boosts the strength and speed of our physical reactions. Read more >


MyPyramid is Out. MyPlate is In
Filling half your plate with fruits and vegetables is a good start on a healthy diet. Read more >


Violence in Cartoons Does Not Make Them More Enjoyable
Contrary to popular belief, kids do not enjoy violent cartoons any more than nonviolent ones... Read more >


Children with Asthma Prescribed Antibiotics, Contrary to Guidelines
Nearly a million kids a year are prescribed antibiotics for asthma, another unnecessary use. But why Read more >


The "Best" Hospitals May Be No Better Than the One around the Corner
Hospitals rated the best by big publications may not be any better than others. Read more >


Paxil and Pravachol Taken Together Raise Blood Sugar
Drug interactions can be surprising. Alone, neither Paxil nor Pravachol raise blood sugar... Read more >


Strong Social Support Systems at Work May Lengthen Life
Getting along well with the coworkers may lengthen your life. Getting along with the boss... not... Read more >


Swimmer's Ear Costs Too Much, May Be Prevented
To prevent swimmers' ear, tilt your head and gently pull the earlobe in a few directions to help water escape, then dry your ears. Read more >


Dogs Can Make Medical Procedures Less Threatening
The presence of a therapy dog can help reduce the anxiety of patients waiting for an MRI - unless... Read more >


Third-Line Diabetes Drugs May Be Needed
A third-line diabetes medication may help manage blood sugar when other treatments aren't enough. Read more >


The Agony of Ecstasy: Permanent Brain Changes
The club drug Ecstasy produces changes in brain chemistry. But these may not be the type of changes. Read more >


FDA Panel Urges New Instructions and Dosing on Infant Pain Relievers
Acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol, does not appear to reduce kids' pain, just their fever. Read more >


Cutting Out Gluten May Work for Even Asymptomatic Celiac Patients
People with celiac disease showing few or no symptoms may still benefit by going gluten-free. Read more >


Elusive Manhood: Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow
Little things - like being asked to hold a purse - can make men feel their manhood has been... Read more >


Diabetes is On the Rise in Obese Dogs and Cats
Diabetes epidemic not only in humans, but cats and dogs are developing it in record numbers. Read more >


Study Finds Asthma Pills About as Effective as Inhaled Steroids
When it comes to asthma treatment, one size does not fit all. Discuss options with your doctor. Read more >


Kids May Be Exposed to Too Much Radiation with Unnecessary CT Scans
Kids may get unnecessary CT scans for minor head injuries, exposing them to unnecessary radiation. Read more >


Cooperation and Guilt Linked in the Brain
Do we cooperate with others to experience positive feelings or avoid the bad ones? Read more >


Teaching Old Cells New Tricks: How to Make Insulin
Researchers have turned beta cells into alpha cells. If they can do the reverse, they can create... Read more >


Reducing Stress May Boost Success Rate with IVF
Reducing stress can improve the odds of becoming pregnant through in vitro fertilization. Read more >


Is That Salad Really a Salad?
Dieters, don't be fooled by healthy-sounding descriptions. A salad with meat and cheese is likely to be highly caloric. Read more >


Pesticide Exposure May Affect Kids' Cognitive Function
A banned residential pesticide is linked to lower IQ in kids. Read more >


Acne Antibiotics Not Linked to More Drug-Resistant Infections
Long-term use of antibiotics to treat acne does not make "staph" bacteria drug-resistant. Read more >


Aspirin, Ibuprofen May Prevent Antidepressants from Working
Taking anti-inflammatory drugs while on SSRI antidepressants can interfere with the SSRIs' effectiveness. Read more >


Diabetes Risk Linked to Low Vitamin D Levels
People with low levels of vitamin D are far more likely to develop type 2 diabetes. Read more >


Taste, Price Are Bigger Influences in Food Choice than Calories
Taste and price drive food most people's food choices. Many don't even know how many calories... Read more >


ACE Inhibitors May Increase Breast Cancer Recurrence Risk
A popular blood pressure medication appears to increase the risk of recurrence among survivors. Read more >


When Neurons Nap, Mistakes are Made
In sleep-deprived rats random brain cells take "naps" while the animal is awake... Read more >


Bone Health: More Controversy Over Calcium and Vitamin D
Recent research suggests that taking calcium raises heart risk. But what about osteoporosis? Read more >


"Health Literacy" Might Predict Hospitalization, Death Risk
The more you know about your own health, the less likely you are to be hospitalized. Read more >


Friend or Foe? How Good Bacteria Trick the Immune System
Our body is host to a variety of beneficial bacterial bacteria. In fact, it normally recognizes them as part of us. Read more >


FTC Urges Courts to Shut Down Fake Health Sites, Reimburse Consumers
The FTC urges courts to crack down on fake news sites' phony claims about acai berry and weight loss Read more >


Brisk Walking Improves Brain Blood Flow at Age 70 and Beyond
You are never too old to benefit from exercise. Just walking can make a big difference in blood flow to the brain and body. Read more >


Alcoholism May Be Linked to Impulsivity Gene, Brain Differences
People with alcoholism in the family tend to have a genetic variation affecting impulsivity. Environmental factors also play a role. Read more >


Evidence that Honey is an Effective Wound Treatment
A particular kind of honey weakens bacteria's ability to attach to tissues, providing a new line of Read more >


Doctors Would Often Choose Different Treatments for Themselves than for Their Patients
Doctors would often choose different treatments for themselves than those they would recommend... Read more >


More Americans Using Dietary Supplements
Dietary supplements can be helpful, but they cannot make up for an unhealthy diet. Read more >


Antibiotics in Meat Once Again Linked to Drug-Resistant Bacteria
Meat and poultry in five U.S. cities were contaminated with bacteria. Contamination is not... Read more >


Craving Fast Food? Skip the Coffee!
Coffee and donuts may be a bad idea. Caffeine interferes with the body's ability to clear sugars from the blood. Read more >


Lasers Detect Skin Cancer More Accurately than Current Techniques
A laser probe finds deadly melanomas better than current methods, potentially saving time, lives... Read more >


Clues to Why Meditation Relieves Pain
A very simple form of meditation has been found to help reduce pain as well or better than morphine. Read more >


Food May Activate Same Addiction Centers in the Brain as Drugs
Food addiction and drug addiction may activate the same reward areas of the brain. Read more >


Long Workdays May Raise Heart Risk
Working over 11 hours a day regularly can raise your risk of heart disease significantly. Read more >


Health Care Reform: Restaurants to Post Calories
Nutrition labeling, including calories, is now the law for big restaurant chains... Read more >


Liberal or Conservative? It's All in the Head
Conservatives and liberals really are different. It's not just their beliefs. It's their brains. Read more >


FDA Panel Votes to Reject Warning Labels on Artificially Colored Foods: Good Move?
Some studies show a link between artificial dyes and ADHD. So why did the FDA reject warning labels? Read more >


Fitness May Predict Heart Risk Better than Weight
For people with heart trouble, their fitness level may be a better predictor of mortality than their weight. Read more >


High Fructose Corn Syrup De-Mystified
All sugars are basically the same, but some seem to pose a greater risk of weight gain than others. Read more >


Physical and Emotional Pain Have Similar Effect on the Brain
The emotional pain of romantic relationship break-up has the same effect on the brain as physical... Read more >


Atrial Fibrillation Can Be Prevented
More than half of all cases of atrial fibrillation, an erratic heartbeat, are preventable. Read more >


Omega-3 Supplements May Ease PMS
Omega-3 fatty acids supplements may help ease symptoms in women who suffer from PMS. Read more >


Cortisol May Ease Fear of Heights
A dose of cortisol, the stress hormone secreted when we are afraid or stressed, helped acrophobics.. Read more >


Stem Cells Heal Hearts Years After Damage Occurs
Injecting stem cells into hearts reduces enlargement and scar tissue, and boosts heart function... Read more >


Heart Drug Raises Breast Cancer Risk in Women
The heart drug digitalis raises the risk of breast cancer... Read more >


Many People Rate Themselves as Normal Even When Overweight: What's Changed?
People who are seriously overweight tend not to see themselves as being as heavy as they are... Read more >


Chocolate: The Good, the Bad, and the... Tasty!
Cocoa contains flavanols that have health benefits, but they may be lost or reduced in the commercial processing of chocolate. Read more >


High Disease Rate May Not Mean Poor Health
We tend to think a low disease rate means that doctors are doing a good job... Read more >


Can a Computer Diagnose Disease? Researchers Say We're Getting Close
A supercomputer is turning its talents to diagnosing disease... Read more >


Oral Contraceptives: One-Year Supply Cuts Pregnancies
Oral contraceptives a one-year supply helps cut pregnancies... Read more >


Regular Exercise May Foil Salt's Effect on Blood Pressure
Regular exercise can reduce the effect that salt has on blood pressure. Read more >


You Can Learn CPR in 60 Seconds
Learning the basics of CPR - call 911, perform 100 chest compressions a minute until EMTs arrive - can save a life. Read more >


Is It Celiac Disease or Gluten Sensitivity?
It is entirely possible that you may be sensitive to gluten even if your doctor has ruled out celiac Read more >


Seniors Missing Out on Preventive Care
If you are over 65 and on Medicare, you should take advantage of the all the free preventive health care services it provides. Read more >


Brain Areas Take On New Functions
Brain scans show how the visual cortex of blind people is recruited by the brain to help process... Read more >


Study Finds Opioids Taken During Pregnancy Increase Birth Defects
If you are pregnant or trying to beome pregnant, check with your doctor before taking any medication — even herbal preparations. Read more >


Ibuprofen May Stave off Parkinson's Disease
Ibuprofen appears to offer protection against Parkinson's disease. Brain inflammation may be the... Read more >


The Tomato: A Multi-Talented Food
Tomatoes are one of the few fruit and vegetables that are even better for you when cooked. Read more >


Alternatives to Colonoscopy
You may be able to avoid this dreaded test with fecal occult blood tests or flexible sigmoidoscopy. Read more >


US Unhealthier Than UK, But Cause Is Unclear
Americans' health is worse than their British counterparts' in everything from asthma to angina. Read more >


Belly Fat May Not Predict Heart Disease As Once Believed
Belly fat may not be as big a predictor of heart disease as once thought. Read more >


Parks: A Bigger Bang for the Healthcare Buck
A study has found, before cutting park budgets, legislators might want to factor in health costs... Read more >


Potassium-Rich Diet May Reduce Stroke Risk
A diet rich in potassium can reduce the risk of stroke, but some need to be careful. Read more >


FDA Removes Hundreds of Unapproved Cough, Cold and Allergy Medicines
Cold, allergy and cough medicines that were never submitted for FDA approval are being recalled... Read more >


The Larger the Society, the More Outstanding Its Members
A study has found that the larger the society, the more distinctive its members tend to become. Read more >


Wound Cleaning May Be More Important than Antibiotics
One of the surest ways to beat infection is to clean a wound well and keep it covered. Read more >


Cancer Patients on Opioid Drugs Have More Cognitive Deficits
Cancer patients on opioid painkillers often experience confusion, disorientation and forgetfulness. Read more >


Accidental Discovery Grows Hair in Bald Mice: Are People Next?
An accidental discovery has resulted in serious hair re-growth in stressed mice. If men are next... Read more >


Vitamin D: How Much Is Enough? How Much Is Too Much?
There's more evidence that at high doses vitamin D greatly reduces cancer risk. But what about... Read more >


Obesity Alone Raises Death Risk from Heart Attack
Obesity alone dramatically raises the risk of dying from a heart attack. Read more >


Exercise Boosts Tests Scores, Thinking Ability
Intelligence scores rose by four points with just 40 minutes of play a day... Read more >


"Talk Therapy" May Rewire the Brain
Anxious? Cognitive behavior therapy can help. The changes it brings can be seen in the brain itself. Read more >


Fiber For A Longer Life
A study of 400,000 people over 50 found that those who ate lots of fiber tended to live longer. Read more >


Can Trans-Fats Cause Depression?
Trans-fats, or hydrogenated oils seem to raise the risk of depression. Read more >


Doctors Turn to Surgical Biopsies Too Often, Study Finds
Doctors are ordering surgical breast biopsies when needle biopsies would suffice. What's the cost... Read more >


Osteoporosis Drug May Extend Life
Bisphosphonates, used to prevent bone loss from osteoporosis, may actually prolong life beyond preventing fractures. Read more >


Zinc May Shorten the Common Cold
Taking zinc at the first sign of a cold can reduce its duration. Read more >


Antioxidants May Combat Male Infertility
Antioxidants appear to improve male fertility, reducing damaging oxidative stress on sperm... Read more >


Starting Baby on Solids Too Soon May Pose Obesity Risk Later
Introducing solid foods too early raises the risk of obesity... Read more >


Vegans, What's Missing from Your Diet
Vegans should be aware that their diet may mean they need to boost their B12 and omega-3 consumption. Read more >


Experts Expand Guidelines for Osteoporosis Screening in Women
Drinking alcohol daily, smoking and a low body mass index all raise your risk of osteoporosis considerably. Read more >


100 Innings a Year or Less for Young Arms
Pitching too much can damage young (and old) arms. It is important to limit the number of pitches to reduce the risk of injury. Read more >


The Good News About Beer
Beer really is good for you - more isn't better, but the nutritional benefits are many and real... Read more >


Exercise May Be Best Bet for IBS Sufferers
Exercise significantly reduces the severity of IBS symptoms. Read more >


Getting That Healthy Glow — With Vegetables
Carotenoids – found in certain foods – can improve skin tone with no cancer risk... Read more >


Diet and ADHD: The Debate Continues
Are kids with ADHD just exhibiting an allergic response to certain foods? Read more >


Waiting Longer to Begin HRT May Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer
Waiting longer than five years to begin hormones after menopause may reduce the risk of breast cancer associated with HRT. Read more >


Helping Overweight Children by Teaching Parents
Educating parents about healthy lifestyles and nutrition is a very good way to reduce childhood obesity. Read more >


Pencils Better Than Pixels When It Comes to Learning
Writing by hand promotes learning far more than pressing a key. So what are we to do? Read more >


Avastin May Do More Harm than Good
The cancer drug Avastin appears to reduce a person's chance of surviving when administered with certain chemotherapies. Read more >


Meditation Changes the Cells of the Brain
Meditation changes the brain, with areas related to learning and memory expanding and areas related to anxiety, contracting. Read more >


How to Beat Test Anxiety
Writing about your anxiety may help release some of its grip and enable you to perform more in line with your ability. Read more >


Too Much Screen Time Takes Toll on Heart
Too much screen time is linked not only to greater risk of heart disease, but also risk of death from any cause. Read more >


Antibiotics and Blood Pressure Medicines Can Be a Dangerous Mix
People on calcium channel blockers need to steer clear of certain types of antibiotics because they can cause a severe drop in BP. Read more >


Proposed Guidelines Will Make School Food Healthier
Updates to the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program lower fat and salt and increase greens Read more >


Menopause Symptoms Are Linked to Reduced Breast Cancer Risk, Say Researchers
Hot flashes and other symptoms of menopause may actually have a protective effect when it comes to certain cancers. Read more >


Long-Term Cell Phone Use May Increase Risk of Brain Tumors
A large-scale analysis of cell phone use finds a connection between usage and brain cancer... Read more >


Kids' Friends May Be Big Influence on Grades
Kids' friends may have a bigger influence on how well they do in school than parents do. Read more >


Surgeon General: End Barriers to Breastfeeding
The Surgeon General addresses the reasons women don't engage in this free, healthy practice... Read more >


Walking Slows Mental Decline
Walking just five miles a week helps reduce mental decline, even in those people who have begun to experience cognitive deficits. Read more >


Breast Cancer Success Rate May Depend on the Doctor Treating It
Success rate in treatment is linked to the surgical skill and radiation strategy of your oncologist. Read more >


Guidelines for Treating Infectious Diseases Need Better Evidence
When it comes to treating infectious diseases, doctors rely on guidelines based on little evidence. Read more >


New Research Shows Us Why We Should Listen to the Heart
Do people listen to their bodies have better instincts when it comes to making intuitive decisions? Read more >


Infant Formulas Are Not All the Same
When it comes to babies' weight gain, not all formulas are alike. Which is right for your baby? Read more >


Women without Family History of Breast Cancer Are Still at Risk
Women without a family history of breast cancer are still at risk: so talk to your doctor about the right time to screen. Read more >


Prostate Cancer: Exercise Means a Longer Life
Men who have had prostate cancer can improve their chances of survivial considerably by being active. Read more >


High Sugar Intake in Teens May Increase Heart Disease Risk
Teens who eat a diet high in added sugars have higher "bad" LDL cholesterol and trigylcerides. Read more >


New Antibiotics Brings Relief to IBS Sufferers
A new antibiotic may bring significant relief to IBS sufferers; but will it work over the long-term? Read more >


Cancer: Quit Smoking for Pain Relief
Is it that smoking actually increases cancer pain, or that greater pain increases smoking? Read more >


New ESP Study Has Scientific Community Up In Arms
New study reports evidence of ESP and stirs debate. Critics say we need reevaluate before believing. Read more >


Baby Fat May Predict Childhood Obesity
Don't assume a chubby baby is a healthy baby. Don't deny infants food, but when solids are introduced, make healthy choices. Read more >


Lowering Cholesterol: Statins Are a Last Resort, Not a Magic Bullet
If you are on cholesterol-lowering drugs, don't assume you can eat anything you want. Read more >


Olive Oil and Leafy Greens Help Women's Hearts
Leafy greens and olive oil help protect women from heart disease. Read more >


Fibromyalgia: Too Tough for Mindfulness Therapy?
Can mindfulness therapy reduce the pain experienced by people with this baffling condition? Read more >


Researchers Are Figuring Out How to Turn Cancer Cells Off
In certain conditions, cancer cells signal the immune system to "eat" them, leading to powerful... Read more >


Men and Medicine
Men tend not to go to the doctor, leaving high blood pressure and cancer untreated until they become more serious. Read more >


Mediterranean Diet May Keep the Brain Young
Eating a Mediterranean-style diet significantly slows cognitive decline in seniors. Read more >


Anti-Smoking Laws Clean Up the Air
Wisconsin passed a law banning smoking in bars and restaurants. Now the air in them is not dangerous Read more >


Research Pinpoints Brain Site of Fear Response
The amygdala, a tiny almond-shaped structure in the brain, appears to strongly influence our fear response. Read more >


Anesthesia-Related Deaths During Childbirth Drop, But Still Present Risk
The number of women who die from general anesthesia during childbirth has dropped, but epidurals... Read more >


Echinacea: Not All It's Cracked Up To Be, Say Researchers
A small study finds this ancient herbal remedy doesn't cut the length or severity of a cold by much. Read more >


More Evidence that XMRV Does Not Cause Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
The supposed link between CFS and the XMRV virus may simply be lab contamination... Read more >


Beneficial Bacterial in the Gut May Prevent Autoimmune Diseases
Beneficial bacteria stimulates the immune system, suggesting a new way to treat colitis. Read more >


Tobacco: Out of Sight, Out of Mind
In Ireland, a ban on displaying tobacco products changed attitudes and didn't hurt shopkeepers'... Read more >


The Happiness of the Unemployed Rises Again
If you've been laid off, take heart: new research shows that within one year, you'll be about as happy as you were before the layoff. Read more >


Healthy Eaters Live Longer and Better
Seniors who eat a diet high in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, poultry, fish and low-fat dairy live longer and better. Read more >


Making Changes: Resolutions You Can Stick To
There is an art to making resolutions you can actually keep and use to make changes in your life. Read more >


New Drinks for the New Year
Think before you drink. Not only is alcohol a risk factor for cancer and injury, it contains quite a few empty calories. Read more >


Can "Good" Cholesterol Help the Brain, Like the Heart, Stay Fit?
In addition to helping your heart, higher levels of HDL ("good") cholesterol may reduce your risk of Alzheimer's disease. Read more >


BPA Lowers Women's Fertility in Study
Women having trouble conceiving may want to consider their exposure to BPA and learn how to limit it Read more >


Cytomegalovirus May Affect Newborn Health
Many of us haven't heard cytomegalovirus, but babies can develop disabilities because of the disease Read more >


Whole-Grains as Effective as Medication for High Blood Pressure
Eating whole grains can reduce systolic blood pressure. Read more >


The Mind Works Better When It's Happy
We tend to think more creatively and flexibly when we are happy. Read more >


Researchers Determine Why Staph Prefers Humans
Scientists discover why staph bacteria prefer humans over other animals: it's all in the blood. Read more >


Foodborne Illness Hits Nearly 1 in 6 Americans
Much of protecting against foodborne illness is common sense: cleaniness, proper refrigeration, cooking food thoroughly. Read more >


Scientists Make Big Strides in Understanding the Cause of Alzheimer's
It is not that Alzheimer's brains overproduce dangerous plaques; they have trouble getting rid of... Read more >


Everyone Needs Their Beauty Sleep
It's no surprise: people who get enough rest are rated as looking better than those who don't. Read more >


Can Sleep Deprivation Prevent Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?
Scientists have found a way to disrupt upsetting memories of traumatic events: sleep deprivation. Read more >


Nice Guys Don't Finish Last; They Get Married
Marriage appears to make men nicer, though it's also true nice men are more likely to marry. Read more >


Stem Cells Help Paralyzed Monkey Regain Mobility
Researchers say that implanting stem cells allowed a paralyzed monkey to walk - and jump - again... Read more >


Probiotics May Help Treat Diarrhea
Probiotics may help shorten a bout of diarrhea. Read more >


Even A Little Smoke Poses "Immediate" Risk to the Body
According to the Surgeon General, there is no safe level of cigarette smoke, even if it is secondhand. Read more >


Antidepressant Use Climbs as Talk Therapy Rates Drop - But Is Mindfulness the Key?
More people are seeking treatment for depression. But the type of treatment they choose may not be.. Read more >


Worm Therapy for Autoimmune Diseases
A California man cured his colitis and avoided major surgery by eating the eggs of parasitic worms. Read more >


Daily Aspirin May Lower Cancer Risk
A study found that low daily doses of aspirin greatly reduced the risk of several types of cancer. Read more >


Too Clean? Chemical in Antibacterial Soap Linked to Allergies in Kids
A chemical in antibacterial soap is linked to more allergies in kids, suggesting that a little moderation may be good. Read more >


Increased Risk of Heart Disease Seen in Women with High Job Strain
No surprise: women facing job stress have a greatly increased risk of heart disease. But what to do? Read more >


New Recommendations for Vitamin D and Calcium
The daily requirements for calcium and vitamin D have been changed to avoid certain problems, but controversy remains. Read more >


Antimicrobials and the Environment
Antimicrobial soaps are useful in hospitals, but their value in homes is less clear, and their effect on the environment is not good. Read more >


Reversing the Aging Process in Mice
Researchers found a gene in mice, that plays a key role in the aging process. Are humans next? Read more >


Antibiotics for Children's Ear Infections?
It is often unnecessary to treat ear infections with antibiotics. They can increase bacterial resistance and cause side effects Read more >


Retirement Reverses Job-Related Fatigue, Depression
Workers with exhaustion and depression felt significantly better after they retired... Read more >


Revamping School Nutrition from Vending Machines Up
Vending machines full of junk food? A new landmark nutrition bill is a game changer. Read more >


New HIV/AIDS Pill Offers Big Protection When Used As Directed
Truvada offers good protection from HIV infection. Will the CDC approve it? Read more >


Gaining a Few Pounds Significantly Ups Heart Disease Risk
Gaining just a few pounds can up your risk for heart disease by as much as 50%. Read more >


How Big a Problem is Prescription Abandonment?
How many people go to the doctor, get a prescription and either don't fill it or never pick it up? Read more >


Cell Phones May Help Keep BP in Check
"Telemonitoring" blood pressure via cell phone seems to help because it requires an active partnership between doctor and patient. Read more >


More Evidence That Mammograms Under 50 May Reduce Risk
Just in: Another new study finds that early mammograms may bring big benefits to women under 50. Read more >


How Low Fat Diets Increase Heart Disease Risk
Having some fat in your diet is actually good for your heart. What matters is what kind of fat you eat. Read more >


Energy Drinks Linked to Alcohol Consumption in College Kids
College kids who drink more energy drinks also consume more alcohol: coincidence or cause? Read more >


Drug Thought to Protect Kidneys During Imaging Is Ineffective
The dye used in heart imaging can harm the kidneys. Doctors thought acetylcysteine could protect us. Read more >


Unmet Needs of the Elderly: EMS Can Help
A new program helps tighten the safety net for rural elders. Read more >


Fat Build-Up in the Eye May Signal More Than Just Eye Problems
What can a common eye condition reveal more about our overall health? Read more >


Gout Continues to Rise
Gout is a painful inflammation of the joints caused by a build-up of uric acid. Sugary beverages increase the risk. Read more >


Many Kids Skipping Meals and Snacking Instead
When kids skip meals, they snack instead which raises the chance they will take in empty calories... Read more >


Synthetic Marijuana Worse Than the Real Stuff
Synthetic marijuana, often legal and sold at convenience stores, can be more deadly than the real thing. Read more >


Is a Wandering Mind an Unhappy Mind?
What are you thinking of right now? Was your mind wandering? Happier people tend to have minds focused on the present moment. Read more >


When One Half of the Brain Is Damaged, the Other Half Compensates
When part of the brain is damaged, it often gets an assist from undamaged areas to pick up the slack Read more >


Secondhand Smoke: Worse for Children
Don't smoke at home. Secondhand smoke appears to affect children even more than it does adults. Read more >


Go Online to Take Off Weight
Want to lose weight? Let your computer or cell phone help you. Online feedback can improve results. Read more >


Study Predicts Obesity Rates Will Continue to Rise
Having obese friends raises your chances of becoming obese considerably. Read more >


New Glue Speeds Recovery from Open Heart Surgery
A new bone cement called Kryptonite may be able help people recovering from open heart surgery... Read more >


Stress Not So Bad for the Belly
Stress isn't behind as much weight gain as was previously thought, but there are sex differences... Read more >


Adding Monounsaturated Fats to Diet May Boost Heart Health
Monounsaturated fatty acids in nuts, avocados, seeds and olive oil can help you raise your good — HDL — cholesterol. Read more >


Parkinson's May Be Linked to Energy Genes
Parkinson's disease appears linked to problems in the brain's energy stores... Read more >


Scented Products Give Off Toxic Chemicals
Many of those scented products you love actually give off toxic chemicals. Some are even "green." Read more >


Whole Grains May Reduce the Belly
Eating more whole grains (and fewer refined grains) can help reduce belly fat, and your risk for diabetes and heart disease. Read more >


Age Like a Fine Wine
Aging well has been linked to three factors: faith in your ability to exert control over your life, social support and exercise. Read more >


New Mothers' Brains May Grow Larger
The thrill and pleasure of a new baby appear to stimulate brain growth, particularly in areas... Read more >


CDC Panel Recommends Meningitis Booster for Teenagers
The meningococcal vaccine MSV4 doesn't last as long as anticipated. Is a booster needed to protect. Read more >


More Teens Are Reporting Hearing Loss
Teens' hearing has gotten worse. It may be from having the iPod or MP3 up too loud. Read more >


Close Friends "Light Up" The Brain
Close friends activate "social" areas of your brain more than strangers do. Read more >


Literate Mothers Boost Children's Test Scores
For young children in poor communities, having a mom who reads is a huge boost to school success. Read more >


Low-Dose Aspirin May Reduce Risk for Colon Cancer
Low doses of aspirin may be quite effective in fighting off colon cancer in those at high risk — but how it works is still a mystery. Read more >


Evidence that Violent Media Desensitizes Teenage Boys
Boys used to violent video clips have less response to them. Does this increase the likelihood... Read more >


Paying with Cash Curbs Junk Food Spending
Research shows that if you pay with cash instead of credit, you'll be less likely to buy junk food Read more >


New Guidelines Simplify CPR
If you see someone who needs help breathing, call 911 and then start using chest compression to keep the blood flowing. Read more >


AAP: Infants Should Be Screened for Iron Deficiency at 12 Months
Breastfed babies should have iron supplements beginning at four months old. All babies should be checked for iron at 12 months. Read more >


Dogs Can Ease the Stress of Autism
Having a service dog reduces undesirable behavior and eases kids' (and parents') stress. Read more >


Hormones Raise Cancer Risk
Hormone replacement therapy may increase the risk of developing breast cancer and of dying from it. Read more >


Vitamin B12 Linked to Reduced Risk of Alzheimer's Disease
Higher B12 levels are linked to reduced risk of cognitive decline, including Alzheimer's disease. Read more >


FDA Gives Thumbs Down to New Weight Loss Drug, Lorcaserin
A panel of FDA experts says the risks outweigh the benefits of Lorcaserin. What's next? Read more >


How to Deal with Food Labels
Don't be misled by health claims on food labels. Read the nutrition information on packages to get the full picture. Read more >


Is Morning Sickness a Good Thing?
Women who experience morning sickness are less likely to miscarry than women who do not... Read more >


Doctors Aren't Following Colon Cancer Screening Guidelines
Doctors are over-prescribing some colon cancer screening, and ignoring other tests. Healthcare... Read more >


A Hard-Knock Life May Do You Good Down the Road
Facing some adversity in your life may help you better cope with stress and be happier later on. Read more >


Why Aren't People Eating Whole-Grain Foods?
Afraid you won't like whole grains? Popcorn is a whole grain. And there are many ways to eat and prepare them. Experiment. Read more >


Too Much Screen Time Bad for Kids' Psychology
Limiting kids' TV and computer time can improve their ability to pay attention and reduce the risk of psychological problems. Read more >


Alcohol and Violence: An Earlier Last Call May Help
An earlier last call at bars can lower the number of assaults and other alcohol-related violence. Read more >


Taking Blood Pressure Meds at Night Before Bed Boosts Effectiveness
Taking blood pressure meds before you go to sleep at night boosts their effectiveness by working with your body's natural rhythms. Read more >


Sports Drinks: Soda in Disguise?
Don't let the term, "sports drink" fool you. Often these drinks have nearly as many calories as soda. Reach for water instead. Read more >


The Body Can Increase Number, Not Just Size, of Fat Cells
In contrast to conventional beliefs, the body can actually grow new fat cells, rather than just enlarge those it already has. Read more >


Bringing Recess to the Workplace
Two quick exercise programs aim to get office workers moving, no matter what their fitness level. Read more >


Can Tooth Health Reduce Preterm Births?
Taking care of gum disease while you're pregnant may reduce the risk the risk of preterm birth. Read more >


Fighting Back Against Diabetes
Simple lifestyle changes in diet and exercise can greatly reduce the health impact of Type 2 diabetes. Read more >


To Screen or Not to Screen? That is the Question
Two new studies add to the debate about whether mammograms should be standard for women in their 40s Read more >


Can Your Job Improve Your Lifestyle?
Employers can help employees and their families get healthy with company programs and modest cash incentives. Read more >


Anger and Sadness Increase Pain
Anger and sadness tend to make a person's experience of pain worse. Read more >


Metabolic Syndrome Seriously Raises Heart Risk
Metabolic syndrome (insulin resistance, high blood pressure, blood fats and sugar) doubles the risk for heart attack and stroke. Read more >


Magnesium Reduces Diabetes Risk
More magnesium in your diet, such as that found in whole grains, can reduce your risk for type 2 diabetes. Read more >


FDA Says Infant Sleep Positoners Pose Suffocation Risk
Infant sleep positioners that are designed to hold babies in a position in their cribs may actually raise the risk of SIDS. Read more >


Been There, Done That, Didn't Happen
"Observation inflation" occurs when we think we've done something we haven't. Read more >


Modest Exercise Can Bring the Bones Big Benefits
Just 20 minutes of exercise a day may help reduce fractures in women with bone loss. Read more >


Bad Habits Make Bad Employees, Study Finds
People who smoke, overeat, or don't exercise take more sick days, while those who drink take fewer. Read more >


Texting to Death
It has been estimated that for every 1 million new cell phone subscribers, deaths due to distracted driving rise by 19%. Read more >


FDA Restricts Diabetes Drug
The FDA has issued restrictions on who can be prescribed the type 2 diabetes drug Avandia®... Read more >


A New Treatment for Stroke Victims
A small study has found that stroke patients recover better when they receive magnetic pulses... Read more >


Common Cold Virus Linked to Obesity in Youngsters
New research finds a link between childhood obesity and the common cold virus. But how? Read more >


Study: No Effect from Taking Popular Arthritis Supplements
Joint supplements for arthritis have, unfortunately, not been demonstrated to help ailing joints. Read more >


Much Confusion Over Angioplasty
Opening clogged arteries with angioplasty is useful for relieving angina, but it doesn't prevent heart attacks. Read more >


B Vitamins Help Reduce Brain Shrinkage in the Elderly
People taking high doses of B vitamins had less brain shrinkage than those who didn't... Read more >


Wisdom Teeth: Not So Useless After All
Wisdom teeth may be able to provide the same sort of flexible stem cell that bone marrow does. Read more >


Contagious Yawning Teaches Researchers About Social Development
Contagious yawning is familiar to most. But did you know it is a form of normal social bonding... Read more >


Eye Injuries from Laser Pointers
Laser pointers can damage eyesight. Parents should teach kids the risks and know the power of any pointer their child uses. Read more >


Did Your Doctor Really Make a Mistake or Do You Just Think So?
Many people think their doctors made an error. True or not, patients often switch doctors... Read more >


New Evidence that Stress Kills
Look at the hair of cardiac patients and you can see that in the months before the attack... Read more >


Omega-3 Fatty Acids Reduce Inflammation, Boost Insulin Sensitivity
Eating omega-3 fatty acids may help reduce inflammation that's linked to diabetes. Read more >


More Young Athletes Reporting Concussions
The best medicine for concussion is rest. Young children need even more rest after a concussion than teenagers do. Read more >


How Much Does Medical Malpractice Cost the Nation? Billions, Say Researchers
Researchers calculate that medical malpractice and defensive medicine cost the nation billions... Read more >


Loneliness Comes from Within
Loneliness is not so much a condition as a reflection of how we see ourselves and others. Read more >


It's Quality, Not Quantity, of Sleep That's Important for New Moms
Even though they may total enough hours at night, interrupted sleep is what hurts new moms. Read more >


Some Blood Pressure Medications May Raise Blood Pressure
Renin, an enzyme, may offer a way to figure out which blood pressure meds a patient may best respond Read more >


Hormone Replacement Therapy Makes Mammograms Hard to Read
HRT may affect how doctors interpret the tests, leading to diagnoses diagnoses of breast cancer... Read more >


Ketamine Effective at Treating Bipolar Disorder
Ketamine quickly reduced depression in some treatment-resistant bipolar patients, offering hope... Read more >


FDA Finds Disturbing Situation at Egg Farms Behind Salmonella Recall
The FDA says Salmonella was found in chicken feed and mounds of feces on the egg farms in the recall Read more >


Marijuana: Last Resort for Neuropathic Pain?
People with chronic nerve pain found some relief by smoking marijuana in a Canadian study... Read more >


Black Rice Rivals Blueberries in Antioxidant Powers
Black rice may rival blueberries in the amount of vitamin E antioxidants it contains. Read more >


Water: The Dieter's Best Friend
Drinking water before meals can increase weight loss by 40%. Read more >


Alcohol Disrupts the Biological Clock
Reduced messenger RNA activity appears to be behind the sleep and mood problems in drinkers. Read more >


More Evidence That a Virus Plays a Role in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
New evidence suggests (again) that chronic fatigue syndrome may be linked to a virus - but is it... Read more >


Acetaminophen Use and Asthma: Is There a Connection?
Does taking this common painkiller disrupt the body's inflammatory response and provoke asthma? Read more >


Metabolic Syndrome May Be Reversible by Tweaking the Diet
You may be able to reverse metabolic syndrome completely by making some important changes to your diet. Read more >


Luckily, Cancer Risk Does Not Depend on Personality, Researchers Find
The idea that one's personality can contribute to cancer has not been found to be true. Read more >


Worrying About Falling May Make It Happen - So Relax!
Seniors who worry about falling actually fall more than those who don't. Read more >


Has MRSA Met its Match?
Painting walls with a new paint killed 100% of all staph bacteria. Nanotubes helped make it possible Read more >


Think You're Safe with Just a Cigarette a Day? Think Again
Smoking just one cigarette a day, or being around smokers, can lead to damage to your airways. Read more >


Lose Weight Today, Feel Better Immediately
Weight loss reduces the aches and pains of being overweight. This can be a major motivator for dieters. Read more >


Reduce Your Anger, Reduce Your Heart Risk
Relax. Being angry may cause your arteries to thicken and increase your risk for heart attack and stroke. Read more >


Proteins Other Than Red Meat Are Better for Women's Hearts
Women who get their protein from sources other than red meats have healthier hearts. Read more >


Youngest Children in Their Class Most Likely to Be Diagnosed with ADHD
Before accepting a diagnosis of attention-deficit disorder, consider whether your child is young for his or her grade in school. Read more >


Earlier Onset of Puberty in the U.S.
More and more girls are beginning puberty between ages seven and eight. Read more >


Better Blood Flow Linked to Larger Brain Size
People with hearts that pump most effectively tend to have larger brains. Coincidence? Not likely. Read more >


Vaginal Birth After Cesarean: New Data to Aid Decisions
If you have had a cesarean section, you may still be able to deliver a child vaginally. Read more >


Think It's OK to Gain a Few Pounds? Not for Blood Vessels, Researchers Say
Losing just a few pounds, especially around your middle, may help your blood vessels work better. Read more >


Hundreds of Millions of Eggs Recalled in Salmonella Outbreak
Two Iowa farms have recalled over 380 million eggs due to possible contamination with Salmonella... Read more >


Tax Credits and Healthy Babies
Babies born to mothers who received Earned Income Tax Credits weigh more, a sign of greater health. Read more >


Women's Cholesterol Levels Affected by Time of the Month, Study Says
Doctors testing a woman's cholesterol may want to ask when her last period was, since estrogen level Read more >


Fewer Emergency Rooms, More Patients
ERs are over-burdened with non-emergency care. Wait times are measured in hours. Why? Read more >


Cancer Cells Use Fructose to Multiply
Cancer cells actually prefer fructose over glucose to fuel themselves and multiply. Read more >


How You See Others Says a Lot about You
How we see others says more about our own personalities than it does about theirs'. Read more >


Too Much Mac-N-Cheese? Lure Your Kids to Healthy Eating With a Little Fun
Adding some fun activities to meal preparation improves kids' attitude toward fruits and vegetables. Read more >


Irritable Bowel Syndrome Affects the Brain and Gut Alike
Researchers find that Irritable Bowel Syndrome is linked to changes in the brain as well as the gut. Read more >


New Method May Replace Hysterectomy for Fibroid Sufferers
A procedure that stops blood flow to uterine fibroids may be an alternative to hysterectomy. Read more >


Stem Cells May Help Repair Hearts After Attack
Stem cells to the rescue. Read more >


"Clinically Proven" Beauty Products: Not Guilty, but Not Proven Either
Don't accept the term, "clinically proven" at face value. Look further to find out just what kind of study was done and by whom. Read more >


Calcium May Help the Bones, but Does It Hurt the Heart?
Calcium supplements may strengthen the bones, but they may also raise the risk of heart attack... Read more >


The 2010-11 Flu Vaccine
Fall is the time to get a flu vaccine. Even if vaccines cannot protect one completely against all forms of the flu virus, they usually resu Read more >


CPR Good Enough Without Mouth-to-Mouth, Studies Find
Chest compressions alone are just effective as CPR with mouth-to-mouth in a heart attack emergency. Read more >


People's Brains "Coupled" to Each Other in Good Conversation
The better we understand another, the closer our brain patterns resemble theirs, neutral coupling... Read more >


Kids Read More When They Pick the Books
Let your child choose his or her summer reading books. Reading anything helps keep those skills sharp and helps in school. Read more >


PCBs Appear Linked to High Blood Pressure As Well As Cancer
People who have higher levels of the chemicals PCBs in their bodies also seem to have higher BP. Read more >


Doctors Don't Understand Their Patients
Doctors are busy and may not listen well. It helps to come prepared with any questions you may have written down in advance. Read more >


Why Some Public Health Weight Loss Campaigns Fail
Even well-meaning weight loss campaigns may end up turning off the people they are meant to inspire. Read more >


Being More Connected to Those Around You May Lengthen Your Life
Having a strong social support system rivals quitting smoking in terms of the years it can add to our lives. Read more >


Fish for the Eyes
Eating fish rich in healthy fats may help protect the eyes. Read more >


No Evidence That Weight Loss Supplements Work
Many weight-loss supplements appear to be no more effective than a placebo. Read more >


Practice Makes Perfect: But Only If You Mix It Up
Changing up how you practice a new skill helps your brain learn better. Read more >


Stroking to Prevent Strokes
Researchers relieved blocked arteries in rats by stroking a whisker. Can this be applied to humans? Read more >


Sitting May Lead to Earlier Death
Researchers find that the longer you sit, the shorter your lifespan. Read more >


Are Doctor's Notes for Patients Too?
A new study, OpenNotes, allows the patients to access their records. Read more >


A Sniff of Insulin May Help Alzheimer's Patients
Not just for diabetics: A sniff of the hormone insulin may help recover memory in Alzheimer's... Read more >


Nasal Zinc Linked to Loss of Smell
Over-the-counter zinc nasal sprays may be damaging to your sense of smell and may even destroy it. Read more >


Don't Throw Out the Rabbit's Foot: Good Luck Charms May Just Work
Have a good luck charm? It may actually help performance by boosting confidence Read more >


Biggest Losers Do Better
Slower may not always better when it comes to weight loss. Losing a fair amount of weight quickly tends to lead to better results. Read more >


Is a Little Stress Good for The Body? New Research Shows It Might Help Fight Cancer
Mice "stressed" by living in stimulating environments fought cancer better than those not stressed. Read more >


Convenience Stores May Be Hazardous to Your Waistline
Neighborhood convenience stores may be hazardous to your waistline. The high ratio of junk food is behind the problem Read more >


Doctor Arrogance and Hospital Acquired Infections
A commentary in JAMA calls out doctors who don't follow a checklist for preventing CLABSI infections Read more >


New Weight Loss Drugs Seems Promising, But FDA Still to Rule
Lorcaserin seems to help people slim down with fewer side-effects than past drugs. Will FDA approve? Read more >


Study Says PSA Test Saves Lives
Screening for prostate cancer may pick up small cancers that really shouldn't be treated. Read more >


The American Heart Association Reviews the Best Ways to Get Healthy, Stay Motivated
Heart disease hits 1 in 3 people. The first step to heart health is to set realistic behavioral rather than physiological goals. Read more >


CDC Says Salsa, Guacamole Account for Too Many Restaurant-Related Illnesses
Salsa and guacamole are major sources of restaurant-related illness. Too often, they are not refrigerated adequately. Read more >


Why Are So Many Children Overweight?
When it comes to helping kids lose weight, exercise is very important; but reducing calories is the most important first step. Read more >


Hospital Rounds Get a Face-Lift
More hospitals are using the new family-centered rounds, which help keep parents in the loop. Read more >


Why 1990s Parkinson's Tissue Transplants Failed
In the past, Parkinson's tissue transplant patients developed jerky, uncontrolled movements. Read more >


Car Seats Should Stay in the Car to Avoid Accidents
Don't leave your baby unattended while in his or her car seat - especially outside the car. Serious injuries can happen. Read more >


Antibiotic May Lead to Dangerously High Potassium Levels in Seniors
An antibiotic often prescribed for urinary tract infections can raise potassium levels dangerously.. Read more >


Beet Juice as a Natural Blood Pressure Medicine
People who drank a glass of beet juice had a maximum drop of 10.4 points systolic blood pressure. Read more >


TV and Video Games Can Harm Kids' Attention Spans
Limiting your child’s TV or video game time to less than two hours per day may help his or her attention. Read more >


Insulin Pump Superior to Injections in Study
If you have type 1 diabetes, consider an insulin pump. They tend to offer better blood sugar control. Read more >


Ditch The Car and Hop on The Train If You Want to Shed Pounds
Leaving the car at home and taking the train can help you be more active and lose some weight. Read more >


Breastfeeding Means Fewer Infant Infections
Among other benefits, breastfeeding lowers babies' risk of respiratory and gastrointestinal infections. Read more >


Only 10% of Americans Are Eating the Right Amount of Salt, Reports CDC
Most Americans are getting too much salt, and most of it comes from processed foods. Read more >


Scanner Predicts Behavior Better than People Do
A study using MRI scans of subjects' brains found that scan results can predict behavior better... Read more >


High Tea Consumption Linked to Heart Health
A study of 37,000 people over 13 years found that drinking 3 to 6 cups of tea a day reduced the risk of heart disease by over 40%. Read more >


Why We Favor Fatty Over Healthy Foods
The "hunger hormone" ghrelin not only makes you hungry, it also appears to make you crave. Read more >


Age at Menopause May Predict Cardiovascular Risk
Women who go through early menopause – before age 46 – may be at double the risk for cardio events. Read more >


Lack of Vitamin D May Aggravate Asthma
Children with insufficient vitamin D are more likely to experience severe asthma attacks... Read more >


Obesity Takes Toll on Sex Life, Sexual Health
Obese individuals report reduced sex life, more STDs, sexual dysfunction, and unwanted pregnancies. Read more >


Diabetes More Likely for White Rice Eaters than Brown Rice Eaters
Eating whole grains, such as barley and brown rice lowers the risk of type 2 diabetes. Read more >


HDL or "Good" Cholesterol May Reduce Cancer Risk
HDL, the “Good” cholesterol, has been linked to lower cancer risk in addition to its contribution to heart health. Read more >


Fructose May Increase Fat Cells in Kids
If fructose didn't already have a bad enough rap, now it seems to help kids' fat cells proliferate. Read more >


A New Look At Postpartum Depression
New mothers have elevated levels of MAO-A, an enzyme known to deactivate neurotransmitters that affect mood. Read more >


Inexpensive Injection Could Save Thousands of Trauma Victims
Using the compound TXA, which helps prevent bleeding, could save the lives of many accident victims. Read more >


New Site: Emerging Drug Problems, All in One Place
The FDA has a new website that tracks problems people have had with various prescription drugs. Read more >


Cartoon Characters May Sway Kids to Make Poor Food Choices
Kids say foods taste better when cartoon characters are on the label... Read more >


Pro-Anorexia, Pro-Bulimia Websites All Too Common, Study Finds
Parents should be aware that there are pro-anorexia and pro-bulimia (pro-ana and pro-mia) websites which encourage these eating disorders. Read more >


FDA Issues Warning for Parents to Measure Carefully When Giving Babies Vitamin D
Make sure your baby gets the proper amount of vitamin D Read more >


Just 20 Minutes Outdoors Can Work Wonders
Just 20 minutes out in nature - even a small garden - can help re-energize you. Read more >


Parents Should Be Cautious with Autism Sites, Researchers Say
Be cautious about what websites you use for research Read more >


Heart Attacks in California Are Way Down
A recent study among members of a California HMO shows a huge decrease in serious heart attacks. Read more >


Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with a Side of Exercise Helps Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia patients better manage their pain with cognitive behavior therapy and exercise. Read more >


Tiny Vacuum Removes Blood Clots from the Brain
Early studies using a tiny vacuum to remove blood clots in the brain show promise... Read more >


FDA Seizes $32,000 Worth of Tainted Chinese-Imported Honey
The FDA has found a potentially fatal drug in honey from China, adding evidence to support concerns. Read more >


Mediterranean Diet Helps Hearts That Have Already Had Trouble
Eating a Mediterranean-style diet helps protect the heart from a second attack. Read more >


Immediate Removal of Inflamed Gallbladder Improves Outcome in Elderly
It is often a good idea to remove an inflamed gallbladder sooner rather than later. Read more >


New Drugs Don't Always Beat the Old
New drugs are often prescribed over the old even if they aren't better or more cost effective. Read more >


Researchers Surprised by How the Brain and Body React to Anger-Inducing Phrases
Feelings of anger seem to make a person want to get closer to the anger-inducing stimulus... Read more >


Viagra Nation: Tracking Health Care Costs
We spend $77 billion on "medicalized" conditions like erectile dysfunction. Is this a wise use of healthcare dollars? Read more >


New Bunion Treatment Reduces Pain and Recovery Time
A new treatment for bunions is less painful and recovery is quicker. Read more >


Less Sugar, Lower Blood Pressure
Drink one less serving of sugar-sweetened beverages (such as sweet tea, lemonade or soda) and you can lower your blood pressure. Read more >


Don't Forget to Brush Your Teeth - It Might Save Your Life
One very simple way to reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease by up to 70% is to brush your teeth twice a day. Read more >


Who Knew? Study Shows that Fathers Experience Postpartum Depression, Too
New fathers and fathers-to-be are at higher risk for depression than other men, particularly if their wives are depressed. Read more >


Pregnancy, Sunlight, and Multiple Sclerosis Risk
The risk of multiple sclerosis increases in parts of the world that receive less sun. Read more >


High-Fat Meals May Impair Breathing, Worsen Asthma
High fat meals appear to increase inflammation and decrease lung function. Blame immune responses. Read more >


End of Life Decisions: Defibrillators and Pacemakers
Patients with implanted heart devices like pacemakers or defibrillators may want to establish a directive for their deactivation. Read more >


High-Bran Diets May Help Diabetics Live Longer
Eating diets high in bran may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease in people with type 2 diabetes. Read more >


Overtime Ups Risk of Death from Heart Disease
People who work a great deal of overtime are at greater risk of heart-related death. Type A behavior may be partly to blame. Read more >


Food for Thought: Pesticide Exposure and ADHD Risk in Children
Pesticide exposure may play a role in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Read more >


Does Mozart Really Make Your Kid Smarter? New Study Says "Nein."
There’s little evidence that exposing your child to Mozart will actually improve their IQ. Read more >


Anemia Drug Dangerous for Kidney Patients
Elderly kidney patients should not be given ESAs, or erythropoesis-stimulating agents. The drugs pose a risk of stroke and clots. Read more >


To Lower Cholesterol, Researchers Say, Go a Little Nuts
Eating a handful of nuts every day is a good way to reduce your cholesterol and blood fat levels. Read more >


Sex and the Elderly
It is not uncommon for sexual satisfaction to decline with age. Talking with your partner can help in many ways. Read more >


Get to a Doctor Soon after a Mini-Stroke to Avoid Having a Real One
A TIA or transient ischemic attack is a mini-stroke, but with no lasting damage. It is often a warning sign and should be treated. Read more >


Warfarin and Supplements Don't Mix
Be sure to let your doctor know of the various supplements you may be taking. They can interfere with the action of many different drugs. Read more >


New Hospital Bar-Code System Significantly Cuts Down on Medication Errors
A new bar-code system tied to patient electronic medical record (EMR) may help cut down on errors. Read more >


Depression in Children and Adolescence: Making Safe Medication Decisions
It is important to treat child and adolescent depression. Kids on medication should be monitored closely. Read more >


Researchers Find More Reasons to Get a Full-Night's Sleep
Getting a full night's sleep may help you live longer and help prevent type 2 diabetes. Read more >


Magnet Therapy May Help Treat Depression When Drugs Don't Work
Administering magnetic pulses to patients with intractable depression seems to be effective... Read more >


The Pill May Increase Women's Risk for Sexual Dysfunction
Women on the pill may suffer from lower libido than women on other forms of birth control. Read more >


Another Benefit of Broccoli: Breast Cancer Treatment
A compound in broccoli called sulforaphane may stop the growth of breast cancer stem cells. Read more >


Laughter May Be the Best Medicine of All
Laughter affects the body much the same way exercise does, reducing stress and pain... Read more >


New Insights on How the Body Responds to Pain
New research suggests that targeting the OLAM compounds that activate pain receptors may block pain. Read more >


The Mere Sight of Illness Boosts the Immune System
Just seeing people who show symptoms of illness seems to stimulate the immune system. Read more >


Nerve Block May Help Treat Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
A promising experimental treatment for intractable PTSD involves anesthetizing the nerves of the stellate ganglion. Read more >


A Simple Way to Eat Less
Keep serving platters off the table during meals and reduce calories by 20%. Read more >


To Boost Your Self-Esteem and Mood, Exercise in the Green, Researchers Say
If you are feeling a little down, head outdoors. Just five minutes outside boosts mood and self-esteem. Read more >


Dancing Improves Seniors' Balance, Reduces Falls
Dancing can improve seniors' balance, walking speed and overall functioning, not to mention their spirits. Read more >


Parents, Especially Dads, Affect Teen Smoking
Father-child communication is more important than many may realize, particularly when it is about things like cigarette smoking. Read more >


Platelet-Rich Plasma Helps Tooth Extraction Sites Heal Faster
A promising "Buffy-Coat" technique uses platelet-rich plasma to help tooth-extraction patients... Read more >


If You're Awaiting Medication, Don't Interrupt Your Nurse
If a nurse is interrupted while preparing your medication, ask him or her to check it again to avoid a possible error. Read more >


Side Effects of Antidepressants More Common Than Previously Thought
Antidepressant medications have many side effects. Too often these go unreported by doctors and patients. Read more >


Secrets of the Mediterranean Diet May Lie in the Olive Oil
Olive oil is a big reason why the Mediterranean diet is healthful. The phenols in it suppress genes involved in inflammation. Read more >


Earplugs and Eye Masks Help Hospital Patients Sleep Better
Patients in intensive care units often experience interrupted sleep. Finding ways to block noise and light can help. Read more >


B-Vitamins May Help Protect from Heart Disease and Stroke
Increasing your intake of vitamin B6 and folate may reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke. Read more >


Do Brain Games Make You Smarter?
Playing computer games may improve the specific mental skills the game calls for, but doesn't seem to improve mental capacity. Read more >


Researchers Find Way to Detect Lung Cancer Earlier
A new approach yields cells that provide a look at a genetic marker which may predict cancer... Read more >


Weight Gain over Time Significantly Ups Breast Cancer Risk
Significant weight gain (over 30-pounds) during middle-age can increase a woman's risk of breast cancer after menopause. Read more >


Walking Shelter Dogs Helps Heart Patients Recover Faster - and Makes the Pups Happy, Too
Volunteering at their local animal shelter is one good way for cardiac patients to get the exercise they need to recover. Read more >


Vitamin D: Are Babies Getting Enough?
When babies begin to eat solids they are particularly at risk for vitamin D deficiency. Read more >


Exercise as Mental Health Treatment
Exercise is a useful component of any mental health treatment plan. Read more >


Does Cola Lower Sperm Count?
A study of 18-year-olds found that those who drank the most cola were more likely to have low sperm Read more >


New Study Shows Only Small Connection between Fruits, Veggies and Reduced Cancer Risk
While the exact relationship between fruits, vegetables, and cancer risk has not yet been determined, it can't hurt to continue eating... Read more >


If You're Trying to Watch Your Weight: Sleep
One good way to keep from over-eating is to be sure to get enough sleep. Read more >


Packing up Your Troubles Really Works
Sealing up a reminder of an unpleasant experience and throwing it or putting it away may help you move on. Read more >


Don't Replace Saturated Fats with Carbs If You Want to Help Your Heart, Study Finds
Replacing saturated fats with low-glycemic foods - not high-glycemic foods - may be a good way to reduce heart attack risk. Read more >


Complex Spinal Operations Rise Without Evidence of Benefit
Spinal fusion is not always the only or best way to ease the pain associated with spinal stenosis and disc problems. Read more >


Dieting Increases Stress Hormone, Makes Weight Loss Harder
Dieting can actually make it harder to shed pounds because it raises levels of the stress hormone cortisol. Read more >


Blood Pressure Meds Might Reduce the Spread of Breast Cancer, Study Says
Beta-blockers appear to help reduce the spread of cancer. Read more >


Disabilities Increasing among the Middle-Aged
The number of people over 40 who have difficulty climbing stairs or walking a quarter mile has risen. The impact on healthcare could be... Read more >


Chocolate Cuts Risk for Heart Attack and Stroke, Lowers Blood Pressure
Eating the equivalent of a square of chocolate every day can reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke Read more >


New Study Outlines Just How Active You Need To Be To Stay Trim
An hour a day of moderate exercise like walking or a half-hour of vigorous exercise like jogging can prevent weight gain. Read more >


Asthma Medications: New Guidelines Improve Safety
Short-acting beta agonists (SABAs) act by helping the muscles in the air passages of the lungs to relax and re-expand. Read more >


A Healthy Diet and Less Alcohol May Lower Risk of Breast Cancer
Heavy alcohol consumption and a fatty diet raise the risk of breast cancer by up to 20%. Read more >


Reducing Nausea and Vomiting from Chemotherapy
Aprepitant, already FDA approved, offered nausea relief to bone marrow transplant recipients. Read more >


Researchers Find That Antibiotic Used to Treat Acne Also Suppresses HIV
Minocycline helps prevent the HIV virus in infected human T cells from reactivating. Read more >


Pain Medications May Increase Hearing Loss
Taking over-the-counter pain medication like aspirin or ibuprofen may raise the risk of hearing loss, particularly in men. Read more >


Mothers' Diet Can Lower the Risk of Eczema, Wheezing in Children
What a woman eats when pregnant and breastfeeding can reduce her child's chances of asthma and eczema. Read more >


An Alternative to Heart Surgery for Leaky Valves
A clothespin-like clip, inserted through a vein in the groin, is an alternative to heart surgery... Read more >


Blood Vessels Rebound After People Quit Smoking
Quitting smoking improves FMD, or flow mediated dilation of blood vessels, a strong indicator of heart health. Read more >


Elderly Hip Fracture Patients Are Not Getting the Care They Need
A hip fracture in an elderly patient is a life-altering event. Often they receive inadequate care during the first three months. Read more >


Under Acute Stress, Higher Blood Pressure May Not Be Such a Bad Thing
High blood pressure is not a good thing, but it does appear having high BP in times of heart stress is an advantage. Read more >


Flea Products May be Harmful to Your Pet
Those apply-between-the-shoulder-blade flea remedies are harmful to some pets, especially small ones Read more >


Mother-Infant Bonding Hormone Oxytocin May Help Those with Autism
Oxytocin, a hormone, may help some autistic kids gain social skills. Read more >


Youth Sports Without All the Injuries
Sports injuries among child athletes are increasing. Many injuries can be prevented by getting proper rest, stretching after games... Read more >


Herbs and Pregnancy: Does Natural Mean Safe?
The use of herbal preparations, in any stage of life, but particularly during pregnancy, should not be taken lightly. Read more >


Meaningful Talk May Be Linked to Happiness
Small talk can help in some social situations, but people who engage in more substantial conversations tend to be happier. Read more >


Zen Meditation: Feeling No Pain
Research has found that Zen meditation reduces the experience of pain, seemingly by thickening the brain's gray matter. Read more >


Interrupting Blood Supply May Help Patients during Heart Attack
Interrupting the blood flow when someone has a heart attack may help protect the heart from damage. Read more >


New Study Questions Viral Link to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
person needs to have unexplained fatigue for at least six months plus at least four of eight other symptoms to qualify as a CFS sufferer... Read more >


Researchers Help Children Build Tolerance to Peanuts over Time
Some children with peanut allergies can become less dangerously allergic through immunotherapy. Parents should not try this on their own. Read more >


Don't Worry, Be Active
Exercise can reduce the anxiety people may feel when living with a chronic illness. Read more >


High-Protein Diet May Increase Bad Cholesterol, Study Finds
You may lose weight on a high−protein, low−carb diet, but you are also likely to be raising your "bad" cholesterol. Read more >


Taking the Controversy out of Stem Cell Research
Scientists have found a way of creating adaptable stem cells from adult tissue... Read more >


New Method Predicts Kidney Failure Better than Conventional Tests
Monitoring protein levels in the urine may be a better way to predict kidney function... Read more >


Diet and Cholesterol in Middle Age and Beyond
Even older adults, including those taking cholesterol-lowering drugs, can lower their cholesterol further by cutting down on butter and satu Read more >


Varicella Vaccine: Will It Help After You're Exposed?
The varicella vaccine for chickenpox can help reduce symptoms or even prevent infection even when given after you've been exposed. Read more >


Six Months of Nicotine Patches Work Better Than Two
Nicotine patches tend to be more effective when used for longer periods of time. Read more >


Mild Depression Should Not be Left Untreated, Researchers Say
People who believe they may be depressed should not ignore the symptoms. Untreated symptoms raise the odds of full-blown depression. Read more >


Fish Oil May Help Prevent Psychosis
Study finds omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil may help prevent youth psychosis. Read more >


New Studies Help Researchers Predict and Detect Pancreatic Cancers
Two studies have identified different to detect the risk and presence of pancreatic cancer early... Read more >


SIDS and Serotonin: Is There a Connection?
The cause of sudden infant death syndrome or SIDS is not yet known, but low levels of serotonin may play a role. Read more >


New HIV Drug Blocks Disease Transmission in Mice
A new drug, Truvada, given to mice with "humanized" immune systems and exposed to HIV helped protect them from infection. Read more >


A Simple Test for Concussions
A simple measure of reaction time can provide a clue as to whether an athlete has had a concussion. Read more >


"Artificial Pancreas" Helps Control Nighttime Blood Sugar in Young Diabetics
Used during sleep, the system, which calculates and administers insulin, was far more effective at preventing nighttime hypoglycemia. Read more >


Heavier Patients Need Longer Needles
People who are obese may not receive the same level of protection from a vaccine because the standard needle used may not reach the muscle. Read more >


Quitting Smoking after Early Lung Cancer Diagnosis Doubles Survival
It's never too late to quit smoking. When people diagnosed with early-stage lung cancer quit smoking, they double their chances of survival. Read more >


A Little Extra Weight May Help the Elderly Live Longer
Once you are over 70, a few extra pounds may actually be beneficial and may add to longevity. Read more >


Adequate Selenium in Diet May Reduce Esophageal, Stomach Cancers
Selenium is found in meats, grains and nuts. It can be toxic if too much is taken, but adequate amounts seem to reduce cancer risk. Read more >


Oral Contraceptive Use and Bone Mineral Density
Oral contraceptives appear to lower the bone density of women using them. Age and time on the pill seem to be factors. Read more >


High Blood Pressure Associated with Dementia, Alzheimer's
High blood pressure is connected to an increase in the number of white matter brain lesions connected to mental decline. Read more >


Heart Rate May Predict Heart-Related Death, Study Finds
If your heart rate at rest is over 100 beats per minute, you are at far higher risk of death from heart disease. It is not too late to act. Read more >


Taking a Break May Help You Remember What You Just Learned
Taking a break after absorbing new information may help you retain it better by making it easier to move into long-term memory. Read more >


Tiny Molecule Might Thwart HIV Transmission
Surfen, a molecule that prevents the HIV virus from communicating with an important compound in semen, holds promise as a means of prevention. Read more >


Researchers Discover Why Apples May Actually “Keep the Doctor Away”
It appears apples provide beneficial bacteria and a pH environment that keep the intestines healthy and the doctor away. Read more >


Two New Oral Drugs for MS on the Way
Patients in the clinical trial had to take the medication in only two or four courses of four to five days each per year. The new drugs worked as well as injectable interferon. Read more >


Exercise May Prevent – and Reverse – Age−Related Cognitive Decline
Exercise helps prevent cognitive decline. Better circulation in the brain and increased brain cell production are two reasons why. Read more >


Junk Food Seriously Ups Risk for Type 2 Diabetes
An occasional fast food meal is no big deal. But eating them often raises the risk of diabetes and obesity greatly. Read more >


Antipsychotic Users Not Being Tested for Side Effects
Second generation antipsychotic drugs, like clozapine, olanzapine, and risperidone, can raise the risk of diabetes and heart problems. Read more >


Acupuncture May Reduce Hot Flashes (and Up Sex Drive) in Breast Cancer Patients
Giving breast cancer patients acupuncture can help ease the side effects of hormone therapy and improves sex drive in some. Read more >


Children Left On the Home Front When Moms and Dads Go to War
Kids and caregivers left behind during deployment have to shoulder a heavy burden. A study looks at what can help. Read more >


Controlling Depression Helps Reduce Blood Sugar in Diabetics
When diabetics suffer from depression, treating it can lower blood sugar and blood pressure levels as well. Read more >


Blood Test Tells Baby's Sex Early in Pregnancy
A simple blood test may replace amniocentesis as the best means for determining a baby's sex early in utero Read more >


Heart Attack Survival Rate Unchanged in 30 Years
Heart attack survival rates will only improve if more bystanders know CPR and the use of devices to shock the heart increases. Read more >


Researchers Break Code for Skin, Lung Cancers
The genetic mutations causing skin and lung cancer have been mapped, and nearly all of them are the result of exposure to sun or smoke respe Read more >


The Role of Ghrelin in Overeating
Blocking the action of the hunger hormone, ghrelin, just may ease that obsession with nachos. Read more >


Running Shoe Design: Miles to Go
Walking in high heels increases knee torque by 20-26%. Read more >


Toning Down on TV Helps People Tone Up
Simply turning off your TV can cut 120 calories a day, the equivalent of walking a mile. Read more >


Autism Clusters Around the Highly Educated, Study Finds
Autism appears to be more common among the children of the well-educated. But is this just the result of more frequent diagnosis? Read more >


Yoga Begins to Reveal Its Secrets
Yoga appears to help the body by reducing its inflammatory response to stress. Read more >


Better Relationships Cut Teenage Weight Gain
Negative emotions can contribute to overeating or binge eating. Therapy aimed at improving social skills can therefore help prevent weight Read more >


Researchers Harness the Power of Pomegranate to Fight Hospital Infections
An ointment made of pomegranate rind and metal salts successfully combated MRSA, a notoriously hard-to-treat staph infection. Read more >


Watching TV May Shorten Your Life
Spending too much time sitting in front of the TV or computer, rather than moving, raises the risk of cardiovascular disease. Read more >


Nanosensors May Detect Cancers Sooner, Finds Study
The search is on to develop nanosensors that would detect biomarkers in blood or sputum to catch cancers early. Read more >


Is Green Tea an Antidepressant?
The more green tea elderly subjects drank in a day, the less likely they were to be depressed... Read more >


Researchers Identify Risk Factors to Predict Second Stroke
Having a second stroke soon after the first makes disability much more likely, so it is important to be aware of factors that raise the risk Read more >


Kids' Mental Health Needs Often Unmet
Treating children for mental health problems can reduce the risk that the problems will get worse. Read more >


Menu Labels May Mean Less Overeating
Early research suggests that putting calorie information on menus really can help reduce overeating. Read more >


Milk Thistle May Help Chemo Patients with Liver Damage, Study Finds
The herb milk thistle appears to help keep levels of two key liver enzymes low during chemotherapy. Read more >


Coffee - Even Decaf - Puts Diabetes at Bay, Says New Study
People who drink between three and four cups of coffee a day reduce their risk of type 2 diabetes by 25%. Read more >


England Gets Serious about Penalty Kicks
England has lost three World Cups on penalty kicks, so researchers came up with a new strategy. Read more >


Stem Cells Help Heal Heart after Attack
Adult stem cells may help speed patients' recovery from a heart attack by spurring the growth of new blood vessels. Read more >


Oxygen Effective at Treating Cluster Headaches
High-flow oxygen is a treatment alternative for people suffering from cluster headaches who cannot take sumatriptan or similar medications. Read more >


Eating Soy-Rich Foods May Reduce Risk for Ovarian, Endometrial Cancers
Soy-based foods mimic estrogen's effects and may lower women's risk of ovarian and endometrial cancers. Read more >


Well Adjusted, Over 40, and Single
People who have never married are as basically as well-adjusted as those who are. But their autonomy has a price. Read more >


Texting and Driving Don't Mix
You should NEVER text while driving. You are six times more likely to crash. Read more >


Spices Halt Growth of Cancer Stem Cells
Compounds in tumeric and pepper slow the growth of cancer stem cells, which can in turn prevent tumor formation. Read more >


Over-Exercising Could Lead to Osteoarthritis
By middle age we need to be careful about how much active exercise we do. Swimming and low-impact exercise is best. Read more >


Polyphenols and Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids: Serious Brain Food
A Mediterranean diet, the LMN diet appears to enhance brain health, promoting cell growth and reducing damage. Read more >


Fight Global Warming (and Get Healthier)
Road traffic, by car and bus, accounts for about three-quarters of all travel-related carbon dioxide. Read more >


Diet, Cognitive Ability, and Heart Health Interlinked in Seniors, Study Finds
Eating more fresh fruits and vegetables helps seniors' hearts and their cognitive function. Read more >


Eating Red Meat May Increase Risk of Ulcerative Colitis
Omega-6 fatty acids (found in certain oils and red meat) can promote inflammation while omega-3 fatty acids help reduce it. Read more >


If You Want to Eat Less, Work Out in the Heat
Working out in warmer conditions (think non-AC rooms) reduces hunger, thanks to peptide YY, which signals fullness. Read more >


A Reminder for New Year's Eve: Coffee Does Not Sober You Up
Coffee does not sober you up. In fact, it may impair judgment further. Read more >


Vitamins C, E May Ward off Age-Related Muscle Loss
A diet high in antioxidants, particularly vitamins E and C, may slow age-related muscle loss. Read more >


Early Daycare and Childhood Asthma: Are They Related?
Daycare may actually lower the risk of developing asthma even though it may raise the risk of infection. Read more >


High-Carb and High-Protein Diets Both Effective in Maintaining Weight-Loss
carb and high protein diets both seem equally effective at producing weight loss. Read more >


The Impact of “Good” and “Bad” Cholesterol on Heart Disease
Having high HDL, the "good" cholesterol actually seems to help reduce the chances of heart failure. Read more >


Therapy Brings More Happiness than Money, Study Finds
Therapy is a more cost−effective way of finding happiness than is money. Read more >


Quitting in a Virtual World Helps Smokers Quit for Real
A video game in which virtual smokers stomp out their cigarettes actually helped real smokers quit Read more >


Can Exercise Make You Smarter?
Aerobic exercise in adolescence has been found to raise intelligence test scores and lead to better work. Read more >


Adolescent Behavior: Expectations vs. Reality
When teenagers feel alienated from their families, they are at greater risk for sadness and depression. Read more >


Depressed Patients' Physical Ailments Often Untreated
Depressed patients' physical symptoms are often underestimated, a fact that is detrimental to their overall health. Read more >


Decision-Making Suffers in the Sleep-Deprived, Study Finds
People who are sleep-deprived cannot make quick, "gut" decisions. For first-responders like police officers, this can be dangerous. Read more >


Selenium Supplements May Increase Cholesterol
Supplementing the diet with selenium can raise blood cholesterol as much as 8 percent. Read more >


Pneumonia Risk Higher Among Flu Sufferers
People who have had the flu are more susceptible to additional infections, such as pneumonia. Read more >


High Blood Sugar During Pregnancy: When and Why Should It Be Treated?
High blood sugar during pregnancy, gestational diabetes, is a major health risk for mother and babies. Read more >


Telephone Intervention Helps Post-Surgery Heart Patients
Phone contact with a nurse practitioner can help reduce depression and the likelihood of re−hospitalization in heart surgery patients. Read more >


A New Way to Treat Spinal Injury
An experimental approach using micelles to prevent the spread of nerve damage shows promise. Read more >


Yo-Yo Dieting May Work Like Addiction in the Brain
Yo-yo dieting may generate a withdrawal effect in the brain, increasing the likelihood of a relapse. Read more >


Preterm Birth and the Risk of Autism
Being premature doesn't in itself raise the risk of autism, but complications affecting the brain do. Read more >


Heart Drug Outperformed by High-Dose Niacin in Head-to-Head Trial
A recent study found that a drug offering a high dose of the B vitamin, niacin, performed much better than the much-prescribed ezitimibe (Zetia®). Read more >


Low Cholesterol May Signal Undiagnosed Cancer
Low cholesterol may be a sign of undiagnosed cancer. Read more >


Newly Retired Feel Younger and Healthier
Retirement is good for your health. In fact, if your work life has been stressful, you are likely to feel much better after you retire. According to one study, it's like turning the clock back eight years Read more >


Probiotics and Fiber, What Your Digestive Tract Would Tell You
If you need to re−establish a healthy digestive tract, probiotics can be helpful, but fiber is perhaps even more important. Read more >


Where There's Smoke, There's Illness
Secondhand smoke remains a danger to children exposed to it in the home. Read more >


To Keep Weight off, Trade in TVs for Treadmills, Say Researchers
Your home environment is the single most important factor in losing weight and maintaining weight loss. Read more >


Diet and Exercise Stave off Diabetes Better than Meds
Diet and exercise are the best way to prevent type 2 diabetes, even better than medication. Read more >


Cocoa May Help Keep the Heart Healthy, Study Says
The polyphenols in cocoa — among other foods — reduce risk for heart disease and cancer. Read more >


Improving the Safety of Radiation Therapy
Researchers have found a way to protect healthy cells from radiation therapy, using a cell signaling inhibitor and making the therapy far more effective. Read more >


Acetaminophen Reduces Vaccines' Effectiveness
Using acetaminophen to prevent a fever after your child has had a vaccine may end up reducing the effectiveness of the vaccine. Read more >


Boosting Fiber May Help Thwart Belly Fat
fat is associated with an increased risk of heart problems and diabetes. Read more >


Protein in Blood Could Predict Heart Attack and Death, Not Stroke
The presence of high levels of a protein in the blood may predict the likelihood of a heart attack, according to a new study. C−reactive protein increases in response to infection. Read more >


Research Suggests Link between Autoimmune Disorders and Pesticides
Extended contact with household pesticides such as roach or termite sprays, appears to raise the risk of autoimmune diseases. Read more >


If the Grass is Greener... People are Healthier
Living near green space seems to make people healthier, both mentally and physically. Read more >


When It Comes to Learning New Skills, A Little Stress Is Worth It
As stressful as learning a new skill can be, the happiness we gain from our new level of competence more than makes up for it. Read more >


Researchers Uncover Why Dietary Fiber Supports Immune System Health
Scientists have recently discovered why fiber is so good for the immune system. The answer lies in the by-products of the breakdown of fiber. Read more >


Breast Tenderness with HRT Linked to Higher Breast Cancer Risk
Hormone replacement therapy often causes breast tenderness, which appears to be associated with a higher risk of breast cancer. Read more >


Green Tea May Help Fend off Certain Cancers
Drinking lots of green tea can reduce the risk of cancers of the blood and lymph system. Read more >


Raising Safer Teen Drivers: What Works?
As a parent, one of the best ways to keep your child safe on the road is to set rules and pay attention to their activities. Read more >


Keep Good Fats in the Diet, Researchers Urge
Fats high in omega-6 unsaturated fatty acids (like safflower oil) can lower blood sugar. Read more >


Flexible Bodies, Flexible Arteries
The narrower and stiffer the artery, the faster blood flows, raising blood pressure. Read more >


Researchers Find A Way to Help Keep Heart Young
A gene, P13K, appears to play a big role in aging in the heart, reducing thickening of heart tissue and offering better overall function... Read more >


Researchers Find No Connection between Coffee and Cognition
Drinking coffee offers no defense against the natural decline of mental abilities as we age. But several other factors seem to be good predictors... Read more >


If Doctors Don't Understand Our Health Care System, Who Does?
We aren't talking about benefits. Just simply understanding the system is more than even new MDs feel confident about. So what are consumers supposed to do? Read more >


Universal Newborn Bilirubin Screening: An Ounce of Prevention?
Newborns' bilirubin levels are routinely monitored as a way of preventing possible brain damage... Read more >


Whole Grains Good for Men's Heart Health
Eating whole grains can help reduce the risk of high blood pressure. Read more >


MRI Scan No Cure for Lower Back Pain
About 90% of all cases of lower back pain show spontaneous improvement within four weeks. Read more >


Alcoholism, Depression, and Obesity Create Vicious Triangle in Women
Women who obsessively replay negative events in their mind are more at risk for alcoholism, depression and obesity. Read more >


Consuming More Folic Acid May Prevent Colon Cancer in Women
Folate or folic acid is required for the formation of nucleotides, the "building blocks" for DNA and RNA. Read more >


High Quality Day Care: An Escape Route for Children of Poverty
Daycare that offers children living in poverty a chance to learn school-readiness skills and exposure to role models helps them keep pace... Read more >


Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Linked to Retrovirus, Researchers Say
CFS sufferers, it is not just in your head. Researchers have discovered that a retrovirus (XMRV) is linked to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Read more >


High Sugar Diet Raises Blood Pressure
Uric acid, produced by the breakdown of fructose, can raise blood pressure and the risk metabolic syndrome. Read more >


A Chink in the Armor of Pancreatic Cancer
Pancreatic cancer is treatment-resistant, as evidenced by the death of Patrick Swayze. New research has found a way to turn off the TAK-1 enzyme... Read more >


Vitamin D Supplements May Reduce Falls in Seniors
Taking vitamin D supplements appears to help prevent falls in older adults, perhaps by strengthening bones. Read more >


Fatty Foods Tell the Brain to Keep on Eating
Foods high in saturated fat actually change your brain's chemistry and interfere with its ability to signal that you are full. Read more >


Modestly Successful AIDS Vaccine Results Give Researchers Hope
Research on a combined, "prime-boost" vaccine has yielded modest results in what was the largest study in AIDS research history. The approach... Read more >


Watchful Waiting as a Treatment Option for Prostate Cancer
Prostate cancers are classed from low to high risk based on three factors: size, location and microscopic appearance. Read more >


Keeping the Mind Active May Stave Off Dementia, Study Finds
Remaining mentally active and making sure you work your brain at least twice a week appears to reduce the risk of dementia. Read more >


Yoga Eases Lower Back Pain
Exercises such as yoga can reduce back pain by strengthening muscles of the midsection. Read more >


Treating Ear Infections: Antibiotics Aren't Always the Best First Choice
All middle ear infections should be treated immediately with antibiotics. Read more >


Eating Meat during Middle-Age May Promote Independence in Old Age
Eating meat in middle-age, may actually help people live independently longer in old age. Read more >


Getting Online Support May Help College Kids Tackle Drinking
College students who have harmful drinking patterns can be helped to rein in their drinking by receiving personalized online feedback. Read more >


Bullies and Victims Both At Risk for Future Mental Health
Both bullies and the victims of bullies may suffer from mental disorders in later life. Read more >


Hormone Replacement Therapy May Increase Breast Cancer Risk
There are a number of things to consider when thinking about beginning hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Read more >


What's your Highest Healthy Weight?
The Maximum Weight Limit, a simplification of the BMI, gives people what they most need -- a weight over which they should not go. The calculation... Read more >


Mediterranean Diet Helps Diabetics Stay off Blood Sugar Meds
The so−called Mediterranean diet appears to help some diabetics reduce their need for blood sugar medications. Read more >


Found: A New Piece in the Alzheimer's Puzzle
In what may be a crucial finding for the treatment and prevention of Alzheimer's disease, a tiny portion of a protein, called N60, appears to be... Read more >


A Quiet Routine Makes for an Easier Bedtime
Having a consistent and peaceful nighttime routine helps babies and toddlers fall asleep more easily. Read more >


Researchers Find Link Between Sleep and Weight
According to findings presented earlier this month at the American Thoracic Society’s conference in San Diego, there may be an intimate – and somewhat complex – connection between how well one sleeps and his or her body weight. Read more >


Memory Problems? Bad Habits May Be to Blame
There is a strong connection between bodily health and brain health. Read more >


A Little Exercise Goes a Long Way
When it comes to exercise, your body has a short memory. It wants to know what you've done for it lately. Read more >


Vaccinating for HPV May Also Prevent Breast Cancer, Study Finds
Vaccinating against HPV (Human Papillomavirus) may also prevent against certain forms of breast cancer. Read more >


Multitaskers Strike Out at Mental Abilities
People who multitask – doing several things at once – tend to have trouble filtering out distractions. Read more >


Little Boy Blue: Depression in Toddlers
What does a depressed toddler look like? He may be unable to enjoy things that used to be fun or not thinking as clearly as she used to. Read more >


Doctor-Patient Communication: Race Matters
African American patients tend to have less informative communication with their healthcare providers than do whites. The good news is that patients.. Read more >


Losing Weight Helps the Heart Return to Normal
Once a significant amount of weight is lost, the heart actually restructures into a healthier, more productive version of itself. Read more >


Depression's Effect on the Brain is Visible with fMRI
The areas of the brain responsible for processing pleasure and rewards are notably inactive in depressed people. This is likely no news to them... Read more >


Can Carnitine Help Diabetics?
Adding carnitine, a nutrient essential for proper fat metabolism, to rats' diets for eight weeks restored the rats' fuel−burning ability... Read more >


For This Year's Flu, Experts Say Preventative Measures Better
It's not always possible to know for sure, but usually, a preventive flu vaccine is better than relying on anti-viral medication... Read more >


For a Good Dose of Antioxidants, Grab Some Crackers, Popcorn
Snacks like nuts, cereal, crackers or popcorn provide antioxidants to combat free radicals. Read more >


As the Waist Grows Larger, The Brain Gets Smaller
Obese and overweight people have less brain tissue than do those who are normal weight. Read more >


Researchers Find Way to Reverse Multiple Sclerosis in Mice
Scientists have found a way to reverse multiple sclerosis in mice using a hybrid protein, GIFT15. Read more >


A Call for Improved Drug Labeling
There's a natural tendency for patients to want and doctors to prescribe the newest drug, assuming that newer is better. Read more >


Stress Rewires the Brain, Unstressed Times Bring Relief
Stress appears to rewire the brain, making it respond in an obsessive, repetitive rather than creative fashion. The good news is... Read more >


"Neither a Borrower Nor a Lender Be:" Medication Sharing Among Adolescents
It is dangerous to share prescription medication. Side effects are common. Read more >


Four Healthy Behaviors Make Big Impact on Disease Risk
Four important lifestyle choices – never smoking, eating healthy, staying trim, and exercising – may cut the risk... Read more >


Moderate to Heavy Drinking Significantly Increases Cancer Risk in Men
Men who consumed the most alcohol in a recent study had an up to 700% increased cancer risk. Wine appeared not to be implicated, but it is too soon.. Read more >


Antidepressant Nation: A Good Thing?
Antidepressant use has doubled over the last decade according to a recent study. Is this a good thing or a sign that the drugs are being. Read more >


Coupling Mediterranean Diet and Exercise May Ward off Alzheimer's
Eating a healthy, Mediterranean-style diet is linked to significantly lower rates of Alzheimerss disease. Read more >


No Place Like Home: Premature Infants, Socioeconomic Status, and Development
As important as medical intervention is for premature infants, the home environment is just as important. Read more >


Optimism is Linked to Less Heart Trouble, Better Life Expectancy
Studies show that cynical and hostile people have a higher mortality rate than those who are optimistic and trusting. Read more >


Little Lifesavers: Children Can Learn CPR
Children as young as 9 years old have been able to learn to apply CPR effectively. Read more >


A New Look at the Cause of Colic
Bacteria may play a major role in causing the discomfort of colicky babies. Read more >


Preserving Fertility in Stage I Ovarian Cancer Patients
For women with Stage 1 ovarian cancer, it may not be necessary to remove the uterus or both ovaries, thus preserving fertility. Read more >


Celiac Disease Can Affect the Elderly, Too
Celiac disease, usually considered a young person's disease, may develop in the elderly. Read more >


Minding Your Weight with Yoga
Being mindful of what you eat can help you shed pounds. Read more >


Inflammatory Bowel Disease Linked to Fatty Acids in Red Meats and Margarines
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBS) appears linked to the consumption of omega 6 fatty acids found in red meat. Read more >


Aloe Vera Gel: An Alternative to Toothpaste
Not all aloe vera gel is created equal. Read more >


“Silent” Strokes May Put Seniors at Risk for Memory Loss and Cognitive Problems
People over 60 may be at risk of experiencing "silent" strokes, those which go unnoticed... Read more >


Cosmetic Surgery Method May Bring Migraine Relief
A promising new treatment using botox dramatically reduced migraines by disarming the nerves around trigger points. The procedure also gave... Read more >


Did I Take That Pill?
Older adults are more likely to incorrectly repeat a task once it has become habitual, like taking daily medication. Read more >


Eating Seafood During Pregnancy May Ward off Depression
Depression during pregnancy not only affects the mother, but it can be damaging to the baby as well. Read more >


Vigorous Daily Exercise May Cut Cancer Risk in Half
Working out with moderate to high intensity for at least 30 minutes per day may cut your overall risk of cancer by half. Read more >


No More Eye Drops
Contact lenses are an effective way to deliver drugs for a variety of conditions. And they are more cost effective, too. Read more >


For Veterans, the War Lingers
It is no surprise: there is an epidemic of mental disorders among veterans of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. A lack of social support... Read more >


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Helping Parents Change Children's Health Habits
Having confidence in your ability to change behavior even in the face of obstacles is a critical asset for an effective parent. Read more >


Xylitol Syrup: Better than a Spoonful of Sugar
Xylitol, a plant extract that prevents the growth of bacteria on teeth, reduces cavities. Read more >


Hints of a Cure for Type 2 Diabetes?
When PEDF, a protein released by fat cells, was neutralized in obese mice their insulin resistance vanished. Read more >


Teen Smoking: The Influence of Movies and Team Sports
For teens, playing team sports helps reduce the risk of starting smoking. Read more >


How to Turn Medicalese into Plain English
Something to prescribe for your doctor: a toolkit for turning medical jargon into language a regular person (like you) can understand ... Read more >


Vegetable Protein Linked to Lower Blood Pressure
Glutamic acid, found in vegetable protein, can lower systolic and diastolic blood pressure. Read more >


Foods' Glycemic Index Linked to Risk of Breast Cancer
Glycemic load is significantly correlated with estrogen receptor-positive/progesterone receptor-negative breast cancer. Read more >


Effective Schizophrenia Drug Under-Prescribed?
Clozapine, a highly effective anti-psychotic, is rarely prescribed because of its dangerous side-effects. But a new study finds...More Read more >


These Are The Good Times
Appreciating even the smallest positive moments in your life builds emotional strength, and wards off stress and depression. Read more >


Daily Sex Improves the Quality of Sperm
It appears that having sex more frequently prior to trying to conceive actually improves the quality of sperm. Read more >


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Colicky Babies and Depressed Dads: Is There a Connection?
Excessive crying lasts for more than three hours a day, more than three days a week, during which a baby can't... Read more >


Caffeine Works Just as Well as Albuterol Inhaler, New Study Says
High doses of caffeine can help prevent exercise-induced asthma. Read more >


Red Yeast Rice — Not Coming to a Town Near You
When red yeast is grown on rice, it produces an effective, natural statin that lowered cholesterol by 31 points without side effects. Read more >


Researchers Discover How Cancers Metastasize to the Brain
Cancers that spread to the brain but originate in other parts of the body outnumber those that begin in the brain by about 10 to one. Read more >


Anxious People Need to Work Harder to Keep Up
People who are anxious may have a hard time ignoring distractions. Read more >


Can Vitamin C Halt the Damage of Diabetes?
Vitamin C administered with insulin helped end the damage to blood vessels so common in both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. Read more >


Researchers Find Growth Factor May Reverse Alzheimer's Symptoms in Mice
A growth factor (GCSF) often used to increase white blood cell production in the bone marrow of cancer patients may actually reverse Alzheimer‘s Read more >


Stopping Cancer from Spreading
Engineers have come up with a device that prevents cancer cells from spreading or metastasizing. It uses tiny molecular channels... Read more >


Adolescent Health: So Many Teens; So Little Care
Parents may want to request that their teen‘s doctor discuss safety, diet, smoking, sexuality and other topics. Read more >


Weighty Matters: The Risks of Obesity During Pregnancy
Infants of obese mothers have increased fat mass compared to infants of mothers who are not. Read more >


The Century's Biggest Health Threat
Climate change is perhaps the biggest global health threat today. Read more >


Get Milk!
Only half of males and one-fifth of females between the ages of 19-30 get the recommended amount of calcium. Read more >


Don't Call It Junk DNA
The genes in DNA that code for protein production have long been thought to be the only important aspects. The rest was considered “junk&rdquo. Read more >


High-Glycemic Foods May Up Risk of Cardiovascular Disease
High-glycemic index carbs reduce or inhibit endothelial function, which is one of the risk factors leading to atherosclerosis. Read more >


Being Fit — Mentally and Physically — Keeps Mind Sharp with Age
Physical fitness and a high school education are two factors that appear to decrease the risk of mental decline. Read more >


Want to Exercise? Get a Dog
Dogs make good exercise companions -- and motivators. Read more >


Pacifiers and Breastfeeding: Is There Really A Problem?
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends offering a pacifier at nap time and bedtime. Read more >


If You Have a Problem, Sleep on It
If you have a problem that needs some creative problem solving, a good solid nap can be very helpful. Read more >


Revenge of the Cell Phones: Cell Phone Elbow
Cubital tunnel syndrome, or cell phone elbow, results from the compression of the ulnar nerve. Read more >


Women's Slight Cognitive Decline Early in Menopause Rebounds
Cognitive functions do indeed seem to suffer slightly in early menopause. But these functions rebound when menopause is fully underway. Read more >


WHO Declares H1N1 Pandemic
It's official: the World Health Organization has raised the status of the H1N1 or swine flu virus to the highest level. Read more >


Exercise as Mood Enhancer
People feel good after exercising and this feeling can last up to 12 hours. Read more >


Blood Fats Better Indicator of Diabetic Neuropathy, New Study Finds
Triglyceride levels can be better predictors of the risk of diabetic neuropathy than blood sugar levels. Read more >


Let Them Drink Water
Between the 1970s and the early 2000s, the rates of obesity in children ages 2-11 years nearly doubled. Read more >


Sleepless in Adolescence
The Internet, television and online videos and games are all responsible for a reduction in the amount of sleep that teens receive nightly. Read more >


Happiness Doesn't Come from Material, "American Dream"-Type Goals, New Study Finds
Being beautiful, rich, and famous doesn't actually equate with being happy. More important are personal growth and social relationships. Read more >


Turn off the TV and Talk to Your Baby
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children do not watch TV or videos before age two years. Read more >


Nanotechnology: Faster and Better Diagnoses
It may soon be possible to diagnose many viral and bacterial infections on the spot using a portable device that reads blood or saliva samples. Read more >


Kidney Patients May Benefit from Slumbering through Nighttime Dialysis
For kidney patients who need dialysis, the option of undergoing treatment overnight can be an appealing alternative to daytime sessions. Read more >


Lettuce Praise the UV Boost
Darker leafy greens like kale and spinach are more nutritious than lettuce. Read more >


Tongue and Throat Exercises Help Ease Sleep Apnea
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is the most common form of the nighttime sleep disorder. Read more >


Smoking Harder on Women's Lungs than on Men's, Researchers Say
Smoking cigarettes may be worse for women's health than it is for men's. Read more >


Juices, Soda, Sports Drinks and Tooth Erosion
Dental erosion initially gives the enamel a smooth and shiny appearance. But there is only so much enamel coating a tooth. Read more >


Ginger Helps Reduce Nausea from Chemotherapy
Cancer patients suffering from ill effects of chemotherapy reported significantly less nausea if they took ginger supplements. Read more >


Brain Stimulation Helps Ease Hard-to-Treat Depression
Early studies suggest that cortical brain stimulation may offer hope for people suffering from long-term depression. Read more >


Why It's So Hard to Eat a Low-Salt Diet
The best way to begin to reduce the amount of salt in your diet is to reduce your consumption of processed foods. Read more >


Improving Children's Mental Health: An Updated Agenda and a Roadmap
Resilience, the ability to thrive in the face of extreme adversity, is a reason why some children develop successfully while others fail. Read more >


Slow, Frequent Walks Better for Heart Health
After a heart attack, longer, slower, and more frequent exercise is better for your heart than vigorous, three-times-a-week programs. Read more >


McDonalds or McFamily?
Adolescents have notoriously poor diets. Read more >


Drinking Alcohol May Lengthen Life, Ward off Dementia
Moderate alcohol consumption, particularly wine, can lengthen life and reduce the risk of dementia. Read more >


Sunshine, Vitamin D, and a Lifetime of Healthy Bones
Third trimester maternal vitamin D levels, modulated through sun exposure, may have a "programming" effect on developing fetal bone growth. Read more >


Needles Optional? Sham Acupuncture Relieves Back Pain Too
Acupuncture can help reduce back pain, but piercing the skin may not be necessary to reap its benefits. Read more >


Lowering Job Stress May Reduce Risk for Major Depression
Job stress can raise the chances a person will experience major depression. Read more >


Researchers Home in on Why High-Fiber Diets Help Fight Colon Cancer
Butyrate, an end-product of the breakdown of fiber in the gut, acts as an anti-cancer agent in a couple of different ways. Read more >


Staying Slim is Eco-Friendly
A thinner population would reduce carbon dioxide emissions by about 440 million tons a year, at a minimum. Read more >


Women Who Eat Low-Glycemic Breakfasts Burn More Fat, Feel Fuller
Low-glycemic foods, like whole grains, take longer to break down than high glycemic foods do, resulting in a slower climb in blood sugar. Read more >


Real Men Eat Vegetables
Eating vegetables (and not eating meat) raises the quality of sperm men produce. Read more >


Secondhand Smoke Exerts Ill Effects Quickly, Researchers Say
Even a brief exposure to cigarette smoke can have a negative cardiovascular effect. Read more >


Eating Charred Meat May Up Pancreatic Cancer Risk
Heavily cooked and charred meats are strongly linked to pancreatic cancer risk. Read more >


Drinks Sweetened with Fructose May Pose Heart Risk
Fructose, in contrast to its relative, glucose, appears to have a negative effect on heart health. Read more >


Birth Control Pills May Interfere with Strength Training
Taking birth control pills can interfere with women athletes' ability to build muscle mass. Read more >


Wristbands May Ease Nausea Associated with Radiation Therapy
Wearing a wristband during radiation therapy may lessen the nausea that often accompanies the treatment — and this may not by due to placebo effect, a new study reports. Read more >


Diabetes Drug Linked to Eye Disease
Glitazones work by increasing the sensitivity of muscle,fat and liver tissue to insulin, causing these tissues to take up more glucose. Read more >


Flu Outbreak: The Early Line
The current flu outbreak is relatively mild. So what's the worry? Read more >


Omega-3's Reduce Tumors in Mice
The more Omega-3 fatty acids mice consumed, the more their tumors shrank. Other variables also showed improvement. Read more >


The Adolescent Vegetarian: Health Conscious or Eating Disordered?
People who call themselves vegetarians fall on a continuum from those who avoid all animal products to those who eat fish. Read more >


Be Smart, Sleep More
Sleep on! The brain may prune redundant nerve connections for faster processing while you sleep... Read more >


Human Heart Cells Are Capable of Regenerating After All, Say Researchers
Heart cells can regenerate, according to a study that used a an approach more common to archeology than biology. Read more >


Home-Based Intervention Helps Seniors Live Longer
Seniors can live on their own longer if they are helped to learn new ways to accomplish tasks like getting dressed. Read more >


This Is Your Brain on Fish
Teenage boys who ate plenty of omega 3 fatty acids, primarily through consumption of fish, had improved memory and cognitive skills. Read more >


Foods Rich in Antioxidants May Lose Their Punch over Time
Foods like green tea and olive oil need to be fresh to pack their full load of antioxidants. Read more >


Finding Fun Ways to Stay Fit
Think of play (dancing, hiking, tennis) when you think of fitness. It will help keep you motivated. Read more >


Loneliness Affects Mental and Physical Well Being
Even people who have a seemingly rich social network can still feel lonely or isolated. Read more >


3 Grams Less Saves Lives
Limiting salt by even a half-teaspoon a day could have a significant impact. Read more >


Patients' Bill of Rights: All That's Missing is the Sanity Clause
Twenty-three states offer patient bill of rights (PROR) statutes, yet almost no one can understand them. The documents raise incomprehensibility to... Read more >


Breast-Feeding and SIDS: Another Opportunity to Decrease Infant Risk
Breastfeeding may be another effective way to reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome or SIDS. Read more >


Green Tea and Oral Health
Gum or periodontal disease occurs when the gums begin to separate from the teeth, leaving open spaces or pockets. Read more >


Many Americans Lack Quick Access to Top-Quality Emergency Care
Since time is often critical in an emergency, it is important to know whether the ER you are going to is capable of handling... Read more >


Gradual Exposure to Peanut Protein May Help Develop Tolerance to Allergy
Giving children with peanut allergies tiny amounts of peanut protein can help build tolerance over time. Read more >


Flat Feet: Not the Achilles Heel for Young Athletes
Flat feet used to have the reputation of causing painful feet in adulthood as well as poor motor skills but research is finding differently. Read more >


Ozone Shot as Effective as Surgery for Herniated Discs
Rest is the initial treatment for a herniated disc. Read more >


More Evidence That Broccoli Really Is Good for You
Broccoli contains a substance, sulforaphane, that appears to protect airway cells. It may serve as the basis for a new treatment for allergies... Read more >


Alcohol and the Elderly: A Potent Mix
Older adults should sit around for a while after drinking and let the alcohol metabolize before driving home. Read more >


Finally, a Simple Exercise Guideline
To get the kind of moderate exercise most of us need, walk at a rate of 100 steps a minute, for 150 minutes a week. Read more >


Off the Couch, Onto the Bike
Riding a bicycle is one of the best ways children can avoid becoming overweight. Read more >


Metabolic Math: To Prevent Injury, Girls' Calorie Intake Should Offset Output
Low bone mineral density is one of the three components of the syndrome known as the Female Athlete Triad. Read more >


Diabetes May Be Caused by Common Childhood Virus
A common enterovirus may be the tipping point in a chain of events that cause beta cells in the pancreas to stop producing insulin and diabetes... Read more >


Beginning Exercise in Middle-Age Offers Same Benefits as Long-Term
Beginning exercise -- even in mid-life -- can have a profound effect on your health. Read more >


Does Alcohol Cause Cancer?
A recent study of over one million middle-aged women suggests that drinking even small amounts of alcohol increases the risk of developing cancer. Read more >


Smoke Signals: How Parents' Habits Influence Children's Behavior
If both parents smoke, there is almost a three-fold increase in likelihood their teen will start smoking. Read more >


Arthroscopy's Benefit For Knee OA Is Limited
Arthroscopy, the minimally-invasive surgical technique, appears to be of limited value for osteoarthritis of the knee... Read more >


Researchers Use "In Silico" Approach to Find Link between Iron and Brain's Serotonin
SERT, a serotonin transporter protein, is an important drug target in treating anxiety, depression and OCD. Read more >


Mood and Impulsive Behavior
One good way to curb impulsive behaviors like shopping and overeating is to find a way to delay the behavior. Read more >


Violent Video Games Dampen Players' Reaction to Others' Pain
Playing violent video games and watching violent films make people insensitive to others' pain and less likely to notice others' distress. Read more >


Prostate Screening via PSA Test May Be Unnecessary
While some forms of prostate cancer may never pose a health threat, other forms are quite malignant and can be life-threatening. Read more >


The World's Most Dedicated Video Gamer
Always take breaks when you're playing video games for a long strength of time, your hands will thank you. Read more >


Pump Up Quads For Better Postoperative Function
Strengthening quads after a total knee replacement can improve functional performance enough to rival that of healthy older adults. Read more >


Researchers Get to the Root of Why Hair Grays
Researchers think they know why hair grays. That's the first step in figuring out how to prevent it. Read more >


Teens, TV and Depression
Adolescents who watch excessive TV are more likely to show signs of depression when they become young adults. Read more >


Putting the Facts in Drug Ads How to Improve Drug Ads
Direct-to-consumer advertising needs to present the benefits of drugs, as well as side effects, so consumers can make decisions with their doctors. Read more >


Women Coffee Drinkers Have Lower Stroke Risk, Study Reports
Coffee appears to reduce the risk of stroke in women. Read more >


Pick a Guideline, Any Guideline
Exercise guidelines differ on particulars, but in generally, they agree that 30 minutes a day, four or five days a week is the goal. Read more >


Books, Games, and Computers — but Not TV — Help Ward off Memory Loss
Staying mentally active by reading or playing games (turn off the TV) are excellent ways to keep the brain "fit." Read more >


Helping Children Get What They Want
Researchers have developed a light-emitting headband that may soon help children who can't speak to communicate their preferences. Read more >


Look Both Ways and Hang Up
Children are more likely to put themselves in danger when crossing the street if they are talking on a cell phone. Read more >


Quad-Cartilage Connection: Strength May Protect Against Knee OA Progression
Strong quadriceps can keep knee cartilage from crumbling. Read more >


Beta Blocker Diminishes Fear Memories, New Study Reports
The amygdala is the brain structure associated with emotion. Read more >


Research Reveals Why Winter Is Flu Season
The flu virus appears to survive longest in low humidity, which is why it is more common during the winter. Read more >


High Levels of Stress Hormone Could Predict Postpartum Depression
During pregnancy, the placenta generates about 100 times the level of pCRH than the brain normally does. Read more >


Exercise is Under-Utilized in Treating Back Pain
Exercise can help reduce back pain, but tends not to be prescribed often enough. Read more >


It's Okay for Your Dog to Sleep Around
You can go ahead and let your dig lick your face as much as you'd like: he won't expose you to extra bacteria. Read more >


Apple Juice May Slow Accumulation of Plaques in Alzheimer's Disease
Eating fruits and veggies works to reduce oxidative stress in the body. Read more >


Recess Benefits Students' In-Class Attention and Behavior
Recess provides children with a critical change of pace and a chance to recharge, making the children less fidgety and more attentive. Read more >


Misfolded Proteins at the Root of Preeclampsia, New Study Suggests
Preeclampsia takes the lives of approximately 76,000 women worldwide every year, and is the number one cause of preterm birth. Read more >


Can Potassium Counteract High Sodium?
Healthy 19-50 year olds should consume no more than 2,300 milligrams of salt a day, about one teaspoon. Read more >


Honey Tops Cold Meds for Symptom Relief
A study found that honey provides better relief of nighttime coughs and runny noses and better sleep than did commercial cold medications. Read more >


New Hope for Back Pain
Spinal discs are gel-filled sacs that sit between the vertebrae (bones) of the spinal column. They function as a cushion or shock absorber. Read more >


Osteoarthritis Origins: Protein Discovery Could Be Key to a Cure
A protein in cartilage appears associated with age-related articular cartilage loss, a discovery that could lead to more effective treatments for OA. Read more >


Shedding Pounds May Be Best Done Alone, New Study Finds
Successful losers generally follow the same sort of diet and exercise plan that people who have never had a weight problem do. Read more >


A Link Between Personality and Dementia?
People who are calm and outgoing, also known as type B's, are less likely to develop dementia than those who are easily stressed... Read more >


Meditation, Anxiety, and ADHD
People with ADHD have a hard time filtering out stimuli present in the environment and deciding which deserve their attention. Read more >


Kids and OTC Cold Meds Don't Mix
Roughly two-thirds of children's emergency room visits come from kids drinking OTC cold medication while unsupervised. Read more >


Salmonella in Peanut Butter: Outbreak Continues
The plant in Georgia responsible for the outbreak of salmonella has been found. What the FDA has to say about finding the peanut butter on shelves... Read more >


Sexually Transmitted Diseases on the Rise, Says CDC
Chlamydia can result in pelvic inflammatory disease, ectopic pregnancy, and lead to female infertility. Read more >


A New Weapon to Lower Cholesterol Levels?
Cholesterol is carried by different transport proteins classed according to their densities. High density(HDL)is good; low (LDL)is bad. Read more >


Exercise: Better For Getting Fit Than For Losing Fat
Exercise is great for your health, but don’t count on it as the key to losing weight. Read more >


Walking is Good Medicine for Blocked Leg Arteries
Peripheral artery disease is estimated to affect one out of every 16 adults over the age of 40, but often goes undiagnosed. Read more >


Mother-Infant Bonding: Up in Smoke
For newborns whose mothers smoke, withdrawal from nicotine occurs during the first five days after birth. Read more >


Exercise Suppresses Appetite Hormones, New Research Finds
Exercise (particularly aerobic) can suppress ghrelin, the hormone that makes us feel hunger. Read more >


Sleep More, Live Better
Sleep deprivation may be a risk factor for many common medical problems, including weight gain, diabetes and hypertension. Read more >


For a Rational Decision, Let Your Subconscious Do the Thinking
If we let our subconscious make decisions, we are more likely to make the correct ones, according to new research. In fact most... Read more >


Antibiotics in Vegetables
The European Union banned the use of antibiotics as a food additive for livestock in 2006, citing health concerns. Read more >


Strong Bones for Tiny Preemies
Although premature infants' bones grow in length and circumference, the quality of the bones themselves is often poor. Read more >


Exposure to Alcohol in the Womb Leads to Altered Connections in the Brain
It is not clear that drinking any amount of alcohol is safe during pregnancy. Read more >


Oral Bisphosphonates Linked to Jaw Disease
Let your dentist know if you are taking bisphosphonates for osteoporosis. They can bring on deterioration of the jawbone. Read more >


Diets High in Fruits and Vegetables May Help Prevent Bone Loss
The acidity of a diet high in grains and meats may actually increase the excretion of calcium, weakening bones. Read more >


Brain Cell Starvation May Trigger Alzheimer's Disease
Alzheimer's disease may be a result of energy deprivation in the brain brought about by poor circulation causing insufficient glucose. Read more >


Artificial Bone Marrow Created
The function of bone marrow is the production of new blood and immune cells. Read more >


Exercise, Not Television-Watching, Reduces Type-2 Diabetes in African-American Women
A quick way to greatly reduce your diabetes risk is to turn off the TV and go for a walk. Read more >


Happy Feet Keep Exercise Resolutions on Track
Have your feet measured before you buy athletic shoes. Exercising in tight shoes can cause a neuroma, or a pinched nerve. Read more >


Nutrition Preschool: A Trip to the Grocery Store
One of the best places to teach kids early lessons on eating healthfully may be while they are riding in the grocery cart. Read more >


Immune System Works Better at Night, New Fruit Fly Study Suggests
The immune system (of fruit flies at least) functions better at night than during the day. Flies were more likely to survive when encountering... Read more >


Medicalese Turns Patients' Perception of Common Conditions Into Serious Diseases
Don't be frightened by "medicalese." Often medical terms aren't as serious as they sound. Read more >


Fear Reaction Different in Anxious and Depressed Adolescents and Adults
The neurotransmitter serotonin is important in regulating the fear response. Read more >


Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression
Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy asks people to observe their thoughts and to focus on the physical sensation of breathing. Read more >


Winning Warm-up: Soccer Injuries Nearly Halved
Warming up before exercise can greatly reduce the risk of injury. Read more >


Mediterranean Diets High in Nuts May Help with Heart Disease
Nuts may help prevent metabolic syndrome. Read more >


Sugar Addiction in Rats
The American Psychiatric Association defines addiction as including three stages: craving, bingeing, and withdrawal. Read more >


Secondhand Smoke Decreases Fertility in Women, New Study Reports
Women who are exposed to secondhand smoke may have more trouble getting pregnant or, once pregnant, have increased chances of miscarriage. Read more >


Music May Be Good for the Heart, Literally
Listening to pleasurable music helps dilate blood vessels significantly, just as blood pressure medications like statins do. Read more >


Exercise Helps Moderate Anger in Overweight Children
Exercise appears to reduce children's anger as it increases fitness. Read more >


Risks for Metabolic Syndrome
Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of factors that increases the chance of contracting heart disease, diabetes or stroke. Read more >


Buffering for Better Bones: Reducing Dietary Acid Can Improve Skeletal Health
Neutralizing the metabolic acidity of the typical American diet can effectively reduce bone loss in older people. Read more >


Happiness Is Contagious, New Study Finds
People who rate themselves the happiest tend to be at the center of their social networks. Read more >


Vitamin K Slows the Onset of Diabetes in Elderly Men
A rise in blood insulin is often a sign of increased insulin resistance. Read more >


Far Beyond The Three R's
Social skills, such as knowing how to resist peer pressure, endure beyond childhood and support a person's success in adulthood. Read more >


Triglycerides and Stroke
As triglyceride levels go up, so does the risk of stroke. Read more >


Exercise Helps Keep the Brain in Shape
Exercise may help keep the brain young by halting the natural decline of new neurons produced in the brain, according to a new study published in the Journal of Applied Physiology. Read more >


Bad Managers Raise Risk of Heart Disease
Stress at work from a bad boss can increase your risk of heart disease. Read more >


Obese Children's Arteries Are Just as Bad as Middle-Aged Adults'
The vascular "age" of obese children is like that of middle-aged adults, based on the amount of plaque build-up. Read more >


Salmonella Cases Tied to Dog Food
What you feed your pet can have health consequences for you, as the salmonella outbreak shows... Read more >


Ultrasound as Clot Buster
If a clot or part of it dislodges and travels to the lung and blocks an artery, a pulmonary embolism can occur. Read more >


Sleep on It: Napping Helps Form Complex Memory
Short naps have the power to help form a complex form of memory known as relational memory. Read more >


Keeping Those Pounds Off
When it comes to maintaining weight loss, telephone counseling appears to be just as effective as face-to-face counseling. Read more >


Diabetes And Exercise: Poor Sensation Is No Contraindication
Regular exercise helps control glucose levels and improves cardiovascular mortality in patients with diabetes. Read more >


Gulf War Illness, Unraveled
Gulf War illness was originally dismissed by many as a psychosomatic illness. Then a cause was found. Read more >


Magnetic Stimulation May Be Best Hope For Depressed Patients
Transcranial magnetic stimulation is an entirely different, FDA-approved approach for the treatment of depression. Read more >


Treating Irritable Bowel Syndrome
The most appropriate choice of treatment for IBS may depend on which of the many symptoms associated with IBS are present. Read more >


How Calorie-Dense is Your Diet?
The two most important factors that determine the calorie density of a food are fat and water content. Read more >


Patients Often Misunderstand Medical Questionnaires, Study Finds
Patients often misinterpret or completely misunderstand the medical questionnaires given to them at doctors' offices. Read more >


Ingredient in Red Wine May Help Fend Off Fatty Liver Disease
The accumulation of fat in the liver can lead to such diseases as cirrhosis and fibrosis. Read more >


Study Details Adverse Effects of Chemotherapy in Women
When healthy cells are damaged by the chemicals used in the chemotherapy, the patient may experience unwanted side-effects. Read more >


A New Way to Treat Osteoporosis?
Bones may seem like such solid, unchanging objects. In reality, they’re very dynamic. Read more >


Diabetes is Real; "Jaws" Is Just a Movie
Diabetes affects almost every organ in the body, causes severe circulatory problems and greatly increases the risk of heart attack. Read more >


Tai Chi: Good for the Knees?
Study says Tai Chi can help reduce the pain of arthritis. Read more >


Glucosamine And Chondroitin: A Joint Venture In Question
Glucosamine and chondroitin may not work as well together as we think. Read more >


Turf Wars: Artificial Surfaces Match Grass for Overall Safety
Injuries during matches played on artificial turf are more likely to be severe than match injuries played on grass. Read more >


It's a Noisy Planet: Protect Their Hearing
Loud sounds damage the ear's hair cells, turning a lush "pasture" of these cells into a burned-out wasteland. Read more >


Exercise: Every Little Bit Helps
When it comes to exercise, more may be better, but some is much better than none at all. Read more >


Can Aspirin Help Prevent a First Heart Attack?
People who have diabetes are two to five times more likely to suffer from heart disease than the general population. Read more >


Safer and Tastier: Marinating Meat Reduces Suspected Carcinogens
Cooking meat at high temperatures produces suspected carcinogens. Marinating meat before cooking lowers the amount of these substances. Read more >


A New Approach to Preventing Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
Keeping a fan going in an infant's room appears to lower the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Read more >


Location, Location, Location: Surviving Cardiac Arrest
When it comes to cardiac arrest, where you live that can make a difference. Read more >


Fruits and Veggies May Protect Against Flu
Quercetin, a compound found in many fruits and vegetables may help lower susceptibility to the flu. Read more >


Take 12 Bars and Call me in the Morning: Music, Mood and Illness
Listening to music you like (it does not matter what kind) can lower anxiety, reduce pain and improve mood. Read more >


Mediterranean Diet Wins Again
A Mediterranean diet is a diet that's rich in grain, fruits, vegetables, nuts, olive oil and includes a moderate amount of red wine. Read more >


Statins Do Not Protect Women from Heart Attacks
Statins are effective for men, but it is not clear they are effective for women. Read more >


Why the Brainy May Pack on the Pounds
Glucose and insulin levels fluctuate much more during mental work than during periods of relaxation. Read more >


The Scent of Skin Cancer Cells
Some dogs are able to detect skin cancer because its cells emit an odor that is distinct from that of normal skin. Read more >


Breastfeeding and Fish Consumption Spur Early Child Development
Mothers who eat fish while pregnant and who later breastfeed their infants see better early physical and mental development. Read more >


Raw Food Diet: Good Deal or Raw Deal?
Eating raw foods avoids many of the pitfalls of a traditional Western diet - like added salt and sugar. But it is not so simple as it seems. Read more >


Salt Still Raises Blood Pressure
It is very simple: increased salt consumption increases your risk of hypertension (high blood pressure). Read more >


Eating Broccoli May Protect the Heart from Damage Due to Diabetes
Add protecting blood vessels in diabetes patients to the long list of broccoli’s health benefits. A compound in broccoli ... Read more >


Cocoa's Memory-Enhancing Potential
Eating more chocolate increases blood flow to the brain, and may improve memory... Read more >


ER Patients Not Clear On Diagnosis, Treatment or After-Care
When discharged from the hospital, remember to ask questions. Read more >


Television's Effects on Children's Attention and Play
Television distracts children from their own play, interfering with cognitive development. Read more >


Coffee Drinkers Live Longer
Coffee drinkers have a lower mortality rate, even from cardiovascular disease, according to a long-term study. Read more >


Oral Contraceptives May Affect Women's Choice of Mates
MHC similarity in couples may lead to infertility and relationship problems when women stop taking the pill... Read more >


Eating Cake May Help Children Kick an Allergy to Eggs
Egg allergies are very common in children, but overcoming them may be as simple as exposing kids to small portions of cooked egg. Read more >


Melanoma's Alarming Rise
In order to avoid melanoma, young women should wear plenty of sunscreen and avoid the hottest parts of the day. Read more >


Another Reason to Avoid Beef?
Prions, the proteins that cause mad cow disease, can be transmitted by feces, a new study has found, raising questions about safe disposal.. Read more >


Eating Eggs for Breakfast May Help Dieters Shed Pounds
Eating a low calorie breakfast of eggs is good for your diet. Read more >


Fatal Medication Errors at Home on the Rise
Asking your doctor more questions and disclosing recreational drug use about your medication might help prevent a terrible accident. Read more >


Fine Young Moralists
Keep in mind that your seven-year old has a pretty good idea of the difference between right and wrong. Read more >


Viagra® May Help Depressed Women Get Their Libido Back
There is broad agreement that all women of childbearing age and their partners should have a reproductive plan. Read more >


Treatment Twofer: Depression, Hypertension Respond to Integrated Therapy
Depression is a risk factor for hypertension. Patients with both conditions are less likely to take their anti-hypertensive medications. Read more >


Optimism Pays Off for Heart Patients
Having a positive outlook can improve a heart patient's outcome. Read more >


Jotting Down What You Eat May Be the Key to Increase Weight Loss
Writing down what you eat every day on a diet just might help you lose up to twice as much weight. Read more >


Reduced Fertility in Diabetic Men May Be Due to DNA Damage in Sperm
Scientists have found that men living with diabetes may be less fertile than non-diabetic men due to DNA damage in the sperm they produce. Read more >


Fertility Treatment Brings New Hope to Women Undergoing Chemotherapy
A new fertility treatment for women facing cancer treatment significantly increases the odds that they will be able harvest their eggs. Read more >


Beat the Heat, Win the Meet
Staying hydrated, especially in the heat, increases athletic performance. Read more >


School Environment Affects Likelihood of Student Smoking
Students at schools that promote a caring environment among the students and teachers are less likely to smoke. Read more >


A User's Guide to Flavonoids
Eating a mix of flavonoid-rich foods has many potential health benefits. Read more >


Teen Weight Gain: The Big Three
Drinking, too much internet, and too little sleep can cause incresaed weight gain in young women. Read more >


Major Key to Viral Latency Discovered
Researchers have discovered the mechanism that makes the cold sore virus becomes dormant, with possible implications for other viral diseases. Read more >


A Protein's Role in the Development of Alzheimer's Disease
Mice that had beta-amyloid proteins introduced into their brains developed Alzheimer's-like symptoms, providing a clue to the disease's cause. Read more >


Fatigue Facilitates ACL Injury
Female athletes risk of ACL injury is up to eight times greater than that of men. Fatigue is a big cause. Read more >


Focusing on Infant Pain Relief
Newborns who felt repeated pain showed changes in neurologic development and in their immediate and future behavior. Read more >


CDC to Beijing-Bound: Beware of Dogs
Travelers are better off worrying about more common ailments than exotic diseases. Read more >


Eat Better and Enjoy It More — Enhancing Senior Nutrition
"Eating well is vital at any age, but as you get older, your daily food choices can make an important difference in your health." Read more >


Smokers Quit in Clusters
When people close to you quit smoking, you are more likely to quit as well. Read more >


Salmonella Outbreak Continues; Many Clues But Few Answers
Epidemics and food borne outbreaks are gigantic puzzles until they are traced to their source. The ongoing Salmonella poisonings are no exception. Read more >


FDA's Trans Fat Labels: Misunderstood
Many Americans simply cannot understand trans fat content information — one of the most important parts of the Nutrition Facts panel. Read more >


10 Ways to Have a Healthy Vacation
Make a list of important health-related items to take along on vacation, including prescription meds and OTC pain relievers. Read more >


Pedometers: Small Changes Make a Big Health Difference
Pedometers that unobtrusively clip on a belt can vastly increased the amount of exercise you get in a day. Read more >


Stretching Helps Prevent Preeclampsia During Pregnancy
For years pregnant women have been told that walking at a moderate pace is a good way to stay healthy during pregnancy. Read more >


A Social Life Is a Long Life
People who need people are not only the luckiest people in the world, but also the healthiest, according to a new study that measured how a person's sense of being part of a community affects physical and mental wellbeing. Read more >


Foot Care Myth and Reality
Summer is tough on our feet. Read more >


Boron May Reduce Lung Cancer Risk in Women
According to a recent study by researchers at the University of Texas M. Read more >


Rats on the Wagon
Researchers have found that injecting a new drug into the brains of rats causes them to lose interest in drinking alcohol almost immediately. Read more >


Working Out with a Superbug
In recent months, the feared "super bug" methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, has got the attention of doctors, clinics and hospitals. Read more >


A Bad Night's Sleep
According to a new study, people with sleep apnea experience physical damage to parts of the brain involved in memory. Read more >


With Teens, "Diet" May Lead to Obesity
Parents of overweight teens would do well to think twice before suggesting their son or daughter go on a diet, according to a new study. Read more >


A Drink — or Two or Three — May Prevent Rheumatoid Arthritis
Smoking increases the risk or RA, but moderate drinking seems to reduce it. Read more >


Osteoporosis Guidelines Revised to Be More Inclusive
According to new guidelines set by the National Osteoporosis Foundation, post−menopausal women over 50 aren't the only people doctors need to monitor for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. Read more >


Gum Disease and Cancer Risk
A few years ago they told us gum disease was associated with a higher risk of heart attack and stroke. Read more >


How to Increase "Good" Cholesterol
Higher levels of HDL are associated with lower risk of heart attack or stroke. Read more >


It's Not Just Your Skin — Protecting Eyes from the Sun
You know that when you go to the beach you have to put on sunscreen and put up the umbrella. Read more >


"Bulking Up" and Heart Disease
"Bulking up" by athletes playing football and other sports may lead to an increased risk for cardiovascular disease, study findings suggest. Read more >


Virtual Reality Therapy as a Treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
A new study of has found a surprising use for virtual reality technology — as a therapeutic method for helping people suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. Read more >


What Parents Should Know About Coxsackievirus
It's summertime and children are gathering on playgrounds and in sandboxes and pools. Read more >


Vaccine May Help Immune System Fight Alzheimer's
A new vaccine prevents the development of Alzheimer's disease in mice, without causing significant side effects. Read more >


Treating Heart Risk in the Obese — Pills Are Not Enough
Prevention, not handing out pills, is the key to improving risk for heart disease. Read more >


Health Illiteracy
Only 12 percent of America's 228 million adults qualify as health literate — that is, they have the minimum skills to manage their own health care — according to a new report from the U. Read more >


The Anti-Jet Lag Diet
Going somewhere far this summer? Vacation and business travelers can reduce or avoid jet lag with the so-called Anti-Jet-Lag Diet developed at the U. Read more >


Fear of Falling Causes Physical Decline in Older Adults
Loose throw rugs, cracked sidewalks, toys and pets underfoot — coupled with stiff joints and visual decline — can make the daily movements most take for granted a hazard for older adults. Read more >


Aspirin and Hypertension
Taking aspirin before bedtime is more effective for preventing hypertension. Read more >


Urban Exercise? Take It Inside
We have all seen urban runners, skating and bicyclists dodging traffic or paralleling busy roads and highways, and wondered: do the benefits of being in shape outweigh the dangers of breathing all that polluted air? According to medical experts, the answer may well be no. Read more >


100% Natural — Hype?
If you are concerned about your family's health, good taste or the humane treatment of animals, today's American supermarket can be a pretty confusing place. Read more >


Early Exercise vs. Breast Cancer Risk
A new study shows that girls and young women who exercise regularly can substantially lower their risk of pre-menopausal breast cancer. Read more >


"Appetite" Hormone Discovered
The human body produces a hormone called ghrelin, which stimulates appetite by making food seem more desirable. Read more >


The Water's Not So Fine
Next time you decide to take the family to the beach or the local swimming hole — even if your local health department has not issued a health warning — you might want to leave the younger kids at home. Read more >


Greening Cities May Reduce Childhood Asthma
The lack of trees in urban areas may be behind the rising rates of asthma there. Read more >


Surgery? Take a Number
There already is a shortage of general surgeons. Read more >


You Are What Your Mom Ate
What a pregnant woman was eating around the time of conception could influence whether her child is a girl or a boy, according to new research. Read more >


Healthy-Size You
If you saw the 2004 film "Super Size Me," then you will probably not be surprised that, according to a recent study, eating too much fast food can seriously damage your liver. Read more >


Prenatal Exposure to Cigarette Smoking May Bring on Early Menopause
A study of 4000 women in the U.S. has found that those whose mothers smoked during pregnancy were 21 percent more likely to have gone through menopause at any given age. Read more >


U.S. Kids Under-Vaccinated
From 2003 and 2004, a time when a toddler up to 18 months old should have received about 14 shots of several different vaccines. Today, even more shots are recommended. Read more >


Using Breakfast to Stabilize Blood Sugar
What you eat for breakfast can reduce the insulin rollercoaster and your risk for heart attack, stroke, type 2 diabetes and heart failure. Read more >


Lip Service: Protecting Lips from UV Damage
Women who use shiny lip balms and glosses may actually be increasing their risk of skin cancer, because the products appear to attract harmful UV rays, according to Dr. Read more >


A Weight Loss Surgery Guide
With obesity on the rise, more and more people are considering bariatric (weight loss) surgery... Read more >


Drinking and Breast Cancer Risk
Alcohol significantly increases a woman's risk of breast cancer; this is particularly true of estrogen-receptor and progesterone-receptor positive breast cancer, a new study shows. Read more >


Making Counting Calories Count
In what may well be the beginning of a nationwide trend, a federal court recently upheld a New York City regulation that requires chain restaurants to publish the calorie content of foods on their menus and menu boards. Read more >


More Autism or More Diagnoses?
This is a question that researchers have been struggling with for decades, as developed nations such as the United States have seen an alarming rise in the number of children diagnosed as autistic. Read more >


Good News from Fat Rats: Lipoic Acid Lowers Triglycerides
Lipoic acid supplements lowered blood triglyceride levels by up to 60% in a study of... Read more >


"Let Me Be Perfectly Vague"
In previous articles, we have compared the three remaining presidential candidates' positions on dealing with the uninsured, containing drug and other costs and Medicare, Medicaid and other federal entitlements. Read more >


Fixing the Gait
More than 700,000 Americans have a stroke each year, many never fully recover. Read more >


"Reprogramming" Parkinson's
Researchers in the US have successfully treated symptoms of a Parkinson's disease-like condition in adult rats by transplanting neurons from "reprogrammed" adult skin cells into the brains of fetal mice. Read more >


School Lunch to the Rescue
Schools have the power to help fight childhood obesity, according to a Temple University study. Read more >


Fast Walking — Slow Aging
Walking for an hour a day, five times a week, can take a dozen years off your biological clock. Read more >


Seatbelts and the Unborn
Seatbelts do a pretty good job of protecting an unborn fetus in the event of a car accident, says a new study. Read more >


Reality Check: Gymnastics as Dangerous as Hockey
Gymnastics has one of the highest injury rates of all girls' sports, according to a survey of emergency room admissions. Read more >


Burying the "Graveyard Shift"
Simple work schedule adjustments can help ease the physiological stress of shift work... Read more >


A Kick in the Botox
A new study raises concerns that using the common cosmetic treatment Botox might be dangerous. Read more >


Moms' Exercise Lowers Fetal Heart Rates
We all know exercise is good for us. Read more >


Medicaid, Medicare and the Presidential Candidates
Shortly after he was reelected, President Bush pushed for a reorganization of the Social Security system. Read more >


Older Women Have Hard Time Staying Hard
Staying in good shape is harder for older women than older men because women's bodies are less able to replace muscle that is lost naturally as they age, according to a new study. Read more >


Normal Weight Obesity
It may sound like an oxymoron, but normal weight obesity is not a contradiction. Read more >


Green Tea Improves Effectiveness of Antibiotics
Drinking green tea helps fight against drug resistant bacteria. Read more >


Is Softer Better for Your Back?
Sleeping on a hard mattress may worsen back pain. Read more >


Meditation Can Reduce Reliance on Hypertension Medication
Simple relaxation and stress management techniques may make it possible for elderly people with a form of high blood pressure reduce their reliance on antihypertensive drugs, which pose certain risks for this age group. Read more >


The Presidential Candidates' Proposals for Containing Health Care Costs
Presidential candidates Obama, McCain and Clinton agree on one thing: our health care system is too expensive and getting more expensive all the time. Read more >


The Down Side to Exercise: Stopping
When people stop doing any regular physical activity, they begin to lose any accrued health benefits almost immediately, according to a new study. Read more >


Music Soothes the Stroke-Injured Brain
According to fairy tales, music has the power to tame savage beasts. Read more >


Fitness: Getting Where You Live Can Make a Difference
Where you live has a lot to do with how much you exercise, according to a study of Chicago neighborhoods. Read more >


CHD Patients: Exercising the Least and Needing It Most
Medical guidelines suggest a minimum of 30 minutes of moderate physical activity at least 5 days each week. Read more >


Spring Allergies: End the Suffering
The arrival of spring may be a happy occasion for birds, poets and baseball fans, but for millions of people with allergies, it is no cause for celebration. Read more >


The Teen Diet: Breakfast Every Day
It doesn't have to be bacon and eggs, but teens who want to lose weight are better off starting the day with a healthy meal. Read more >


Healthcare Reform: Universal Coverage?
There is one thing all three candidates agree on: too many Americans lack adequate health coverage. Read more >


Less TV and Computer Time Helps Kids Lose Weight
A new study has found that cutting the amount of time kids use the TV or the computer in half had two positive effects: the kids ate a lot less and they lost significant amounts of weight. Read more >


Vitamin D in Childhood Lowers Diabetes Risk
Giving young children extra Vitamin D supplements may help prevent type 1 diabetes later in life, says a new study. Read more >


Breast Cancer Risk Remains Long After Quitting HRT
Results suggest that any woman who have taken combination HRT should continue to have regular mammograms. Read more >


Cleaning Products and Your Child's Lungs
Using strong cleaning products while pregnant may put your child at risk for breathing problems. Read more >


Anemia Drugs Pose Possible Danger to Cancer Patients
Anemia, or a shortage of red blood cells, is a common side effect of many serious diseases, including cancer. Read more >


Seeing It Coming
Many of us know one or two of the warning signs of heart attack, but few know all the symptoms or have a clear idea of what them. Read more >


Price and the Placebo Effect
Price matters when it comes to what people believe will help heal them, according to a new study that has received widespread media attention. Read more >


U.S. Leads Europe in Strokes
Mediterranean countries have a lower rate of stroke compared to the US, which may reflect the influence of the "Mediterranean diet." Read more >


Failing the Smell Test?
Aromatherapy, the idea that scent can have a healing effect on the body, is a catchall category. Read more >


Autism Caused by Immunity Error?
Among the many mysteries of autism, medical science has no clue about what causes 90% of the cases of this heartbreaking disease. Read more >


Should We Take Multivitamins?
Multivitamin use can create an overabundance of folic acid which may put people at risk for cancer. Read more >


Low Fat Diet Helps Lower Blood Pressure
Eating low-fat dairy foods is associated with a lower risk of developing hypertension, or high blood pressure. Read more >


Oxidation, Disease and Aging
It turns out that oxidation, the same chemical reaction that causes iron to rust, plays a similarly corrosive role in our bodies. Read more >


Harnessing Human Power
Scientists have made an exciting breakthrough in the perennial human search for renewable energy sources by venturing into new and undiscovered territory — the human body. Read more >


Progress Toward a Hemophilia Cure
Raising hopes for a cure for human hemophilia, a new study has shown for the first time that transplanted cells can cure hemophilia A in animals. Read more >


Zinc, An Economical and Effective Treatment for a Major Health Problem
Diarrhea kills more than two million people every year. Read more >


Little Known but Troublesome: Prostatitis
Prostate cancer gets the publicity, but a far less well-known prostate problem — prostatitis — affects many more men. Read more >


Getting Our Children off the Road to Heart Disease
We spend 18 years teaching our children how to walk, talk, read and drive, but many of us drop the ball when it comes to teaching them how to eat right. Read more >


Triglycerides: the New Cholesterol?
Triglycerides are a strong predictor of cardiovascular disease and should be routinely monitored. Read more >


Age, Sex and Depression
It is no secret that depression is a particular problem among the elderly. Read more >


A Stimulating Experience
Once used to treat Parkinson's and other movement disorders, deep brain stimulation surgery, or DBS, may have the potential to treat a wide variety of other conditions. Read more >


No-Cal Weight Gain
Drinking no−calorie sweeteners may actually make it harder for people to control their calorie intake and body weight according to a new study. Read more >


The 30-Minute Solution
Add another finding to the growing list of studies telling us how important exercise is in reducing the impact of aging. Read more >


Smoking and Sleep
Regular smokers go through nightly nicotine withdrawal, which may contribute to a restless sleep and fatigue the next day. Read more >


Folate Deficiency Triples Dementia Risk
People concerned about senile dementia should make sure they are eating plenty of leafy vegetables. Read more >


Childhood Vaccine Not Linked to Autism
Do vaccines given to infants and very young children somehow promote autism? This is the idea that researchers have been investigating and parents have been debating since a 1988 study of 12 children suggested such a link, provoking a wave of concern. Read more >


Got Gout?
Gout is on the rise and fructose-sweetened drinks may be the reason, according to a new study. Read more >


How to Get Older, Slower
There is an old saying: "the more time you waste, the more you have. Read more >


Scratch that Itch
New research provides insight into why scratching an itch feels so good. Read more >


Food Fighters: Should Dieters Enlist Carbs or Protein in the War on Appetite?
Many popular diets claim that changing the proportion of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats you eat can bring about weight loss. Read more >


New Research Challenges Idea of Vitamin D Deficiency
Doctors have known for a long time that people who are sick often have very low blood levels of vitamin D. Read more >


A Welcome Alternative to Spinal Fusion
It was the kind of injury that left Kelly Weber a grim choice: spinal fusion or lifelong pain. Read more >


Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs Ease Other Auto-Immune Disorders
Anti-TNF compounds used to treat arthritis have a positive effect on B cells, which are involved in many autoimmune diseases. Read more >


Caffeine Reduces Ovarian Cancer Risk
Caffeine reduces the risk of ovarian cancer; and alcohol and cigarette use had no ill effect. More Read more >


New Test for Prostate Cancer Risk
There are five known genetic risk factors for prostate cancer. Read more >


Look, Ma — No Cast!
For many of us, winter is ski or ice skating season. Read more >


Eat Less Or Exercise More? A Little of Either Will Help Your Heart
The heart is not picky. Whether you eat less or exercise more, it responds to weight loss. Read more >


Calcium & Heart Attack in Older Women
For some older women, calcium may increase the risk of heart attack. Read more >


Keeping Young Athletes' Shoulders Healthy
A few minutes practice and exercise each day will keep a young athlete in shape, and ready to play. Read more >


A Super Drug for Super Bugs
Thanks to the invention of antibiotics, 20th-century medicine virtually eliminated tuberculosis, polio, leprosy and many other once-common infectious diseases. Read more >


A(nother) Reason Not to Drink While Pregnant
Many studies have shown that young people with a family history of drinking alcohol will go on to drink more themselves. Read more >


Sleep and Longevity
We all understand that too little sleep can be bad for your health. Read more >


Fat But Fit
You may have heard the saying: there are no fat people over 60. Read more >


Sweet Drinks, Stealthy Calories
Before you reach for a soda, juice, energy drink or a creamy designer latte to pick yourself up today, consider this finding from a new study. Read more >


Health Literacy 101: Prescription Labels
Let's say you have just picked up a new prescription and the label says: "Take one tablet bid for 7 days. Read more >


As Fat As It Gets?
For a quarter century, America has been leading the disturbing worldwide trend toward greater and greater obesity. Read more >


The Chemistry of Calm
Why do some people seem to weather life's catastrophes better than others? We all know people who handle horrific experiences — violence, war or natural disaster — and move on, while others become emotionally bogged down. Read more >


Women Should Demand Less Invasive Surgery
Modern medicine has been revolutionized by the use of endoscopes, which allow surgeons to see, in great detail, inside the body. Read more >


Men, Women and Aspirin
Taking a low-dose aspirin once a day can help prevent heart attacks, but new research suggests that this may only be true for men... Read more >


Drug Treatment for Malaria: Could Less Be More?
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Broccoli's Day in the Sun
Attention vegetable-haters from 4 to 40: broccoli helps protect skin cells from the ultraviolet radiation in sunlight. Read more >


Not Better Left NSAID
Be sure to tell your doctor if you routinely use ibuprofen or other NSAIDs because these can put you at risk for GI injury and bleeding. Read more >


Days Off
According to a new study, American workers took over a billion days off for mental health reasons. Read more >


Chewing the Fat (Off)
Chewing gum can help reduce hunger, fight those between-meal food cravings and make you feel full — all of which can help you eat less and lose weight, according to a new study presented at the 2007 Annual Scientific Meeting of The Obesity Society. Read more >


What You Can Do to Prevent MRSA and Other Staph Infections
Recent news reports have made us all aware of the danger of drug-resistant staph infections, specifically, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA (pronounced "mer-suh"). Read more >


Hot Pepper Pain Relief
Hot peppers — the spicy kind — are part of a promising new approach to pain relief that appears to block pain without also disrupting thinking, balance or body awareness. Read more >


HPV Link to Head and Neck Cancer
Not long ago, the human papillomavirus (HPV) was identified as a cause of cervical cancer in women. Read more >


Asthma and College Athletes
A significant number of athletes suffer from undiagnosed exercise-induced asthma. Read more >


Healing Tendons with Stem Cells
Any orthopedist can tell you that a tendon injury is worse than a muscle injury. Read more >


Fasting: Is It a Good Idea?
Fasting has long been viewed as a way to rid the body of toxins and give the digestive and other systems a rest. Read more >


Vitamin E: Yes and No
Vitamin E appears to help some people avoid heart disease. But it may make others more vulnerable to it. Read more >


Why Stopping Smoking Does Not Always Stop Cancer
As researchers have long known, when cigarette smokers quit, they reduce their risk of developing many — but not all — smoking-related diseases. Read more >


Vitamin C + Fat Consumption = Trouble
There is considerable evidence that vitamin C helps fight cancer. Read more >


Cure the Mosquito, Cure Malaria
In America, you would have to be at least in your 70s or 80s to remember that parts of the country once had a problem with malaria. Read more >


Cancer and Color
Many fruits and vegetables get their color from chemical compounds called anthocyanins. Read more >


Can't Carry a Tune?
This may come as a shock to anyone who has listened to pop music recently but true tone deafness, or amusia, as it is known to medical experts, is rare. Read more >


Cars & Childhood Asthma
Some children are genetically predisposed to develop breathing problems when exposed to environmental toxins. Read more >


Air Force Women and the Stress of War
According to a new study, the stress of serving for long periods of time far from home and family significantly increases an individual's likelihood of suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) regardless of exposure to combat. Read more >


Heart Disease and Anger Mismanagement
Men who are hostile and given to fits of anger and depression may be harming their immune systems and putting themselves at risk for heart disease, as well as type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure. Read more >


Eat More Fish Oil, Less Vegetable Oil
Most people have heard the news that fish oil is good for you. Read more >


Alzheimer's: Old Drug, New Use
According to new research, the drug donepezil, which has been used to treat mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease, is safe and effective when used to treat severe Alzheimer's as well. Read more >


Low Levels of Air Pollution Can Kill
Even comparatively low levels of air pollution can shorten your life, according to a new British study. Read more >


Pot Worse for Lungs than Cigarettes
Of all the nonsense believed by members of the drug culture, among the most ridiculous is the idea that smoking marijuana has no effect on the lungs. Read more >


Low Cholesterol Associated with Cancer?
Many studies show that lowering low-density lipoprotein (LDL, or "bad" cholesterol) is one of the most important things we can do to prevent heart disease. Read more >


Food Cravings and Weight Control
We all experience food cravings— often for unhealthy foods such as ice cream or junk food. Read more >


Low Cholesterol Associated with Cancer?
Many studies show that lowering low-density lipoprotein (LDL, or "bad" cholesterol) is one of the most important things we can do to prevent heart disease. Read more >


Fat Cells Can Kill Cancer
Believe it or not. Read more >


Folic Acid and Vitamin B-12
Everyone agrees that both folate and its synthetic form, folic acid, are good for your brain. Read more >


Killing Me Warmly
According to a frightening new study, global warming will cause more deaths from heat in future summers, but these deaths will not be offset by fewer deaths from cold in the milder winters to come. Read more >


Parkinson's Disease and the Environment
A new study has shown that combining two toxic substances commonly found in the environment damaged neurons associated with Parkinson's disease (PD) in mice. Read more >


Is Freedom From Pain a Right?
There is a growing international consensus in favor of the latter, according to a special article in the July 1007 issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia, the official publication of the International Anesthesia Research Society. Read more >


Women and the Mid-Life Stroke
Middle-aged women have a far greater risk of stroke than do men. Read more >


Watch Out For Heat Stroke
What is the major cause of heat stroke? Ignorance — of our own bodies, of the weather and of what one can do to the other. Read more >


Smoke Cigarettes and Heal Slower
Both the Native American cultures that discovered tobacco and the first Europeans to make it a cash crop believed that tobacco had the ability to cure ailments ranging from toothache to cancer. Read more >


Can Omega-3 Prevent Blindness?
Eating more of the omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA, which are found in popular fish-oil supplements, may protect against several common types of blindness, according to a new study. Read more >


Keeping It Off
The myth is that Americans are stuck in a hopeless cycle of weight loss and weight gain -- that we diet only to regain the lost weight immediately. Read more >


The "I'm Full" Hormones
You might not know it to look at most Americans, but our bodies do have a mechanism — called a "satiety hormone" — which tells us to stop eating when we're full. Read more >


The Yin and Yang of Alzheimer's
Recent research suggests a new way of understanding — and possibly preventing — Alzheimer's disease. Read more >


Women Catch a (Coffee) Break
Popular legal stimulants coffee and tea do not increase a woman's risk of developing breast cancer. Read more >


Red Wine Protects the Prostate
In the past few years, researchers have found evidence for all sorts of healthful effects of red wine, particularly on the heart. Read more >


New Lyme Disease Guideline
The treatment for Lyme disease is fairly straightforward — except when it isn't. Read more >


Can Salt Cause Ulcers?
Doctors used to tell us that stress caused ulcers. Read more >


New Ideas on Allergies and Asthma
Well-intentioned efforts to protect us from our environment may, in fact, have contributed to a modern epidemic of allergies and asthma. Read more >


New Clue to Alzheimer's Cause
One of the key differences between the human and non-human brain is a phenomenon called myelination. Read more >


ECT — Fact and Fiction
It is hard to think of a medical treatment that has received worse press in recent decades than electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), once known as electro-shock. Read more >


What Do You Know About Stroke?
Stroke kills over 160,000 Americans each year. Read more >


Smell: the Underrated Sense?
New research shows that the brain can learn to distinguish between very small differences in smell, to a degree far beyond what was previously thought. Read more >


A New Memory Aid: Sleep
Sleep both protects and strengthens memories, according to a new study. Read more >


Digesting Protein — a Hidden Problem
Most of us worry about about our intake of fats or carbohydrates. Read more >


The Elderly & Vitamin D
Recent research has led to a growing awareness of the importance of vitamin D to our overall health. Read more >


Stem Cell Transplant and Diabetes
Stem cell transplantation can help people with type 1 diabetes mellitus get off insulin, at least temporarily, according to a new study. Read more >


Rapid Response Key in 1918 Flu Pandemic
The 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic may be ancient history to most of us but medical researchers are still learning valuable lessons from it. Read more >


New Hope for Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a devastating injury with tremendous economic and social impact. Read more >


Good News About Coffee and Cigarettes?
People suffering from Parkinson's disease are less likely to smoke or consume high doses of caffeine than family members who do not have the disease. Read more >


Vaccine Vs. Ear Infections
As many parents can tell you, a small child who is prone to ear infections can make the whole family miserable. Read more >


Summer Academics? Yes and No, Say the Experts
In an increasingly competitive world, many parents push their kids to do schoolwork during the summer. Read more >


The Children of 9/11
Nearly 73 percent of children who lost a parent in the Sept. 11, 2001, World Trade Center catastrophe developed a psychiatric illness in the years following the event. Read more >


First Evidence of Alcohol-Cancer Link
Studies find that consuming alcohol increases your chance of rapid tumor growth. Read more >


Belly Fat and Disease
As scientists learn more about the role of inflammation in diabetes, heart disease and other disorders, new research suggests that fat in the belly may be an important contributor to that inflammation. Read more >


Zinc Health For Children
Researchers have long known that zinc plays an important role in human health. Read more >


Gastric Bypass & Vitamin B1 Deficiency
Gastric bypass and other weight-loss surgery sometimes lead to a dangerous vitamin deficiency that can cause memory loss, confusion, lack of coordination and other problems, according to a new study. Read more >


U.S. Child Health System a Failure?
In February of 2007, a U. Read more >


Childcare Critical in Language Development
Children in low-quality childcare lag behind those in high-quality care in language development, according to new research. Read more >


Fewer Carbohydrates, More Weight Loss
The Atkins diet has always been controversial, mainly because it flies in the face of medical wisdom by recommending that followers drastically cut down on carbohydrates such as bread, pasta and sugar. Read more >


Hepatitis B — from Sweat?
You can get hepatitis B from sweat during contact sports, suggests an alarming new study. Read more >


Don't Ignore the Snore
The folks at Loyola University's Center for Sleep Disorders will be encouraging those of us who snore loudly, gasp for air or wake up tired to go to a sleep clinic and get evaluated for sleep apnea. Read more >


Body Clocks and Sports Performance
The 24-hour rhythmic cycle of our bodies, known as circadian rhythm, significantly affects athletic performance, according to just-published research. Read more >


Frequent Exercise Reduces Breast Cancer Risk
New data suggest that long-term and intense physical exercise may help protect women against some types of breastcancer. Read more >


Do Steroids Leave Tissues Open to Injury?
People who get a steroid injection in their shoulder might be better off waiting a few weeks before returning to regular activities or starting physical therapy, according to a new study. Read more >


Two Cochlear Implants Better than One
We hear better with two ears, so maybe it's not so surprising that deaf children who receive cochlear implants hear better when they have them in both ears. Read more >


Cause of Antipsychotic Weight Gain Found
Scientists have finally found out how and why some powerful drugs used for treating mental illnesses cause people to gain dramatic amounts of weight. Read more >


The Busier, The Better
When it comes to breast-cancer surgery, a new study suggests that experience is crucial — far fewer patients die at hospitals that perform more surgeries. Read more >


St. Valentine's Gift from Medicare
Routine screenings can make a big difference in the early detection of aneurysms. Read more >


USA #1 — in Treating Hypertension
Treating hypertension early may actually save healthcare dollars by avoiding expensive procedures later. Read more >


Hot Brewed Health
It may be addictive, stain your teeth and keep you up at night, but one study after another is showing that coffee has all sorts of positive and protective effects on our health. Read more >


New Alzheimer's Gene Discovered
An international research team has identified a major new gene — named SORL1 — that is associated with Alzheimer's disease. Read more >


Heart Failure: Fatter Is Better?
There is an obesity paradox in cardiovascular health. Heavier people tend to survive health crises better, but are more at risk. Read more >


Common Drug May Cause Brain Hemorrhage
The rate of brain hemorrhages associated with blood thinning drugs quintupled during the 1990s, according to a new study. Read more >


Blood Alcohol and Brain Injury
Traumatic brain injury victims who have been drinking moderately may be less likely to die after arriving at the hospital than those with no alcohol in their bloodstream, according to a surprising new report. Read more >


Echinacea: Can it Make You Sick?
When they feel a cold coming on, many people reach for what they believe will be a safe preventative — a tea or capsule containing the herb echinacea. Read more >


Family Size Linked to Brain Tumor Risk
Believe it or not, the number of brothers and sisters you have, especially younger ones, could predict your chances of developing a brain tumor, according to a new study. Read more >


A Molecular "Condom" Against AIDS
While they are certainly better than nothing, traditional latex condoms do an imperfect job of preventing both pregnancy and sexually-transmitted diseases such as HIV and AIDS. Read more >


Huntington's Linked to Cholesterol Levels in Brain?
Researchers have shed light on how the deadly Huntington's disease affects the brain by discovering that the disease causes a dramatic accumulation of cholesterol in the brain. Read more >


HIV's Effect on the Immune System Worse than Thought
People with HIV have been living longer and better since the development of highly active antiretroviral therapy (or HAART) in 1995. Read more >


All or Nothing at All
Cutting down on smoking cigarettes — even by as much as 50% — will not help you live longer. Read more >


Folic Acid Cuts Heart Disease Risk
For years, mounting research has indicated that consumption of folic acid is associated with a lower risk of developing heart disease and stroke. Read more >


Pregnant Smokers May "Program" Their Kids to Smoke
Pregnant smokers may "program" their children to become smokers suggests the latest research. Read more >


Can Diet Can Protect Us Against Cancer?
Researchers do not believe that most forms of cancer are caused directly by what we eat. Read more >


Three Ways to Lower Cancer Risk — Exercise, Aspirin Consumption and Childbirth
We have long known that certain behaviors such as smoking and consumption of fatty foods lead to an increased risk of developing cancer. Read more >


Early Treatment Vital for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Early and aggressive use of the latest rheumatoid arthritis drugs may lead to remission of this notoriously intractable disease. Read more >


Facts and Fiction About Flu and Colds
Despite how common they are, colds and flu are the subject of a great many fairytales and misconceptions. Read more >


Childhood Trauma Linked to Adult Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
In recent years, researchers have learned more and more about how stress and psychological trauma can effect the brain and overall health. Read more >


Targeted Antibiotics Help IBS Symptoms
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a common and debilitating disease with few effective treatments. Read more >


An "Old" New Treatment for Seizures
Although it has been used for other purposes for decades, a sugar substitute may turn out to be a potential cure for epilepsy. Read more >


Take Vitamin D to Slow Breast Cancer?
Researchers have long known that vitamin D interferes with the ability of cancer cell to divide. Read more >


Vaccine Gives Hay Fever Relief
Researchers have successfully used an experimental DNA-based vaccine to protect against ragweed allergies, commonly known as hay fever, after just six injections. Read more >


Preventing Skin Cancer with — a Tan
A recently released study has produced an improved understanding of the process of skin tanning, a breakthrough that may lead to a new way of protecting fair-skinned people from skin cancer. Read more >


America Gets a 'C-' in Hand Cleanliness
If not your life, then at least your health, according to the Soap and Detergent Association (SDA), which issued its second Clean Hands Report Card, giving America a "C-minus" — a downgrade from 2004, when the country received a "C. Read more >


Another Reason Not to Do Meth
Everybody knows that methamphetamine (meth, crank, crystal and speed) is a dangerous and powerfully addictive drug. Read more >


Read Any Good Food Labels Lately?
Information, as the saying goes, is power. Read more >


Gastric Bypass Surpassed?
Researchers report that a new operation known as the duodenal switch produces more weight loss in the super-obese than gastric bypass, the standard operation. Read more >


Prenatal Vitamins and Brain Tumors
Women who take multivitamins early in pregnancy may reduce the risk that their child will develop some types of brain tumors. Read more >


Does Prostate Cancer Treatment Cause Diabetes and Heart Disease?
A common treatment for prostate cancer puts men at increased risk for diabetes and cardiovascular disease, according to a new study. Read more >


Sleep Loss and Diabetes
Short or poor quality sleep is associated with high blood-sugar levels in African-Americans with diabetes, according to new research. Read more >


Can a Vitamin Fight MS?
Currently, doctors have no cure for multiple sclerosis (MS) and few good treatments. Read more >


Grounding the Flu?
Researchers have long speculated that air travel plays an important role in spreading influenza and other infectious diseases. Read more >


Neurosurgeons Back Child ATV Ban
A group of neurosurgeons is renewing calls for a ban on the use of all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) by children under age 16 after a 10-year review of injuries caused by the vehicles. Read more >


Rapid Weight-Loss and Dementia
A long-term study of the elderly has found that their average rate of weight loss doubles in the year before the first symptoms of Alzheimer's-type dementia are detected. Read more >


Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer: Yes or No?
For decades, women with breast cancer have struggled with a decision — whether or not to undergo chemotherapy. Read more >


Detecting a Killer
While lung cancer is one of the more preventable cancers — the vast majority of the 160,000 annual deaths it causes in the United States result from smoking — it is also one of the deadliest. Read more >


Vitamin D Fights Pancreatic Cancer
Consumption of Vitamin D tablets has been found to cut the risk of pancreatic cancer nearly in half, according to a new study. Read more >


Are Menthol Cigarettes Worse for You?
It's not that menthol cigarettes are more dangerous, it's just that — for some reason — they appear to be harder to give up than regular cigarettes. Read more >


Born to Drink?
It is well known that the children of alcoholics are more likely to develop difficulties in thinking, learning and memory. Read more >


Autism and the Over-40 Dad
Children born to men age 40 and older are more likely to develop autism, according to a new study. Read more >


Obesity and Your Baby's Diet
Minimally processed, natural food can help protect your baby against obesity later in life, according to the latest research. Read more >


A Girl and Her ACL
Adolescent female athletes are eight times more likely to injure their knee's anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) than their male counterparts, according to a recent study. Read more >


Prostate Cancer Treatment: Too Much Too Soon?
More than half of men with lower-risk prostate cancer received surgery or radiation treatment, when a wait-and-see approach might have been a better option, according to a new study. Read more >


Drinking and Running
In recent years, long distance runners have been getting conflicting advice from experts about liquids. Read more >


Marry — or Die?
Contrary to some popular wisdom — and quite a few ancient one-liners — people who never marry appear destined to die younger than married persons. Read more >


It's Not the Year, It's the Mileage
Living a long, healthy life is more about handling stress and avoiding disease than chronological age, say two leading researchers in the fields of neurobiology and psychoneuroendocrinology. Read more >


Two Ways to Quit — One New, One Old
In a tale of two anti-smoking drugs, two new aids to quitting smoking have emerged — one from the laboratory and one from the library. Read more >


Keep on the Sunny Side
Here is a surprise for those of us who are afraid to sunbathe for fear of skin cancer. Read more >


Can a Curry a Day Keep the Oncologist Away?
It turns out your grandma may have been right. Read more >


Solving a Medical Mystery
"High-dose cortisone is the second most common cause of osteoporosis, and we currently have no real treatment for this serious side effect," says Steven L. Read more >


Obesity Surgery: Yes or Maybe Not
Sisters Lorena Garcia and Alma Garcia of Los Angeles were prime candidates for an increasingly popular way of treating extreme obesity — gastric bypass surgery. Read more >


Estrogen + Testosterone = Breast Cancer?
Women who take a combination of estrogen and testosterone to treat the symptoms of menopause may be putting themselves at greater risk for breast cancer. Read more >


Cancer and the "Lance Armstrong Effect"
Experts have long wondered why testicular cancer survivors like seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong do so much better than people with other advanced cancers. Read more >


You Gotta Believe — or Not
Religion may appear to be a key component of addiction recovery programs like Alcoholics Anonymous but a new study suggests that these programs are just as effective for believers as they are for non-believers. Read more >


Size Does Matter
Using smaller plates, spoons and forks can help you lose weight. Read more >


It Is the Humidity
Humidity appears to raise the risk of heart attack. Read more >


Autism and the Brain
People with autism have fewer neurons in the amygdala, a part of the brain involved in emotion and memory. Read more >


Can Calcium Make Pregnancy Safer?
Calcium supplementation during pregnancy can help reduce the risk of high blood pressure and preeclampsia. Read more >


Direct From Brain to Screen
Can an implanted computer chip help paralyzed people move? Read more >


Drink to Your Health
Watching what you drink can be just as important as watching what you eat. Read more >


Pomegranate 1, Cancer 0
Pomegranate juice greatly reduced the doubling time in prostate cancer patients. Read more >


Quit Smoking. Get Fat.
Quitting smoking can result in a substantial weight gain. Forewarned is forearmed. Read more >


If You Needed a Reason to Drink Coffee
A study finds coffee drinking is related to a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes. Read more >


Summer Stings and Bites
Bees, ticks and other summertime afflictions. What to do. Read more >


No Particulate Place to Go
Tips to help urban athletes breathe easier. Read more >


OCD: In Your Genes
Genes appear to play a key role in obsessive-compulsive disorder. Read more >


Not By Breast Alone
Giving breastfed babies a bit of solid food may help ward off food allergies. Read more >


"Good" Fat Protein May Protect Blood Vessels
Adiponectin stops white blood cells from the immune system from attaching to blood vessel walls. Read more >


Replacing Hip Replacement?
Hip resurfacing may help you avoid hip replacement. Read more >


Super E
Vitamin E's effect on cancer cells. Read more >


Use It or Lose It
Exercising your mind, like your body, keeps it sharp. Read more >


Got Twins?
Diet can affect the likelihood of having twins...really. Read more >


In Trials: Treatments for Rheumatoid Arthritis
For some RA sufferers, the anti-TNF drugs are not effective. Two new drugs offer an alternative. Read more >


Treatment Options for Resistant Lymphoma
New hope for patients with treatment-resistant lymphoma. Read more >


A New Look at Stroke Prevention
The eye is part of the brain and the same blood vessels feed both organs. Read more >


A Case of Nerves: Genetics and Schizophrenia
A possible genetic clue to the sensory confusion of schizophrenia. Read more >


Breaking Up (Exercise) Is Good to Do
Short bursts of intense exercise may be better for the heart than endurance training. Read more >


Fighting Fire With Fire
Viruses take aim at cancer cells. Read more >


New RA Therapy: Immune Reeducation vs. Immunosuppression
A promising new treatment may be able to reeducate the body's immune system to stop it from attacking healthy joint tissue. Read more >


It Grows on Trees
Can grapefruit really help you lose weight? Read more >


Brain Changes and Teen Depression
Adolescents diagnosed with major depressive disorder tend to have a small hippocampus, an area of the brain associated with motivation, emotion, and memory formation. Read more >


Radical News on Alzheimer's
In what may be a significant step forward in the understanding of Alzheimer's Disease, researchers at Ohio State University have found new clues to how free radicals can contribute to the disease. Read more >


Something Old and Something Flu
Each fall we hear the same arguments for taking the flu vaccine. Read more >


A New Test for Breast Cancer Risk?
A team of Texas cancer researchers reported that they have found a new tool for identifying women at high risk for breast cancer. Read more >


The Best Weapon vs. Diabetes — Prevention
If you understand your risk for diabetes, you have the motivation you need to change your lifestyle. Read more >


The Latest Buzz on Tinnitus
Tinnitus — a ringing or buzzing in the ears with no obvious source — can range from annoying to debilitating. Read more >


A New Surprise from the Original Wonder Drug
One of the world's oldest and most popular pain killers, aspirin, has recently been shown to decrease the risk for a number of diseases, including stroke and heart attack. Read more >


Are Fad Diets Unhealthy?
Fad diets that tell us to cut out whole categories of food may be worse than useless — they may actually be dangerous. Read more >


Sepsis and Its Complications
Every minute of every day, two people die from sepsis in the United States. Read more >


Cod Liver Oil - It Really Is Good for You
Decades ago, children dreaded the very words "cod liver oil. Read more >


Update on Fibromyalgia: A Real Pain
For years, fibromyalgia sufferers have been telling sometimes skeptical doctors about their pain. Read more >


Killer Showers?
Researchers find a link between showers and cancer, clear evidence shows the transfer of THM's from shower water into the blood. Read more >


Anti-Heart Attack Antibiotics?
Inflammation within the blood vessels plays a key role in the development of coronary heart disease. Read more >


Anti-aging Medicine — Science or Snake Oil?
"Look younger! Feel better! Add years to your life! Guaranteed!" So reads one advertisement for a so-called anti-aging drug. Read more >


IQ Versus PTSD?
Studies of Gulf War veterans and other soldiers have taught us a lot about PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). Read more >


Can Vitamin C and an Apple a Day Keep Cancer Away?
Advocates have long claimed that vitamin C can help prevent cancer and medical studies have agreed. Read more >


A Narrowing Question: Do Clogged Arteries Secretly Re-Clog After Treatment?
Restenosis, the narrowing of an artery after angioplasty or other form of surgery, is all too common. Read more >


Estrogen for Alzheimer's?
In the world of estrogen, every new study seems to reach a different conclusion. Read more >


The Dangers of Severe Stress and Trauma
By now most of us are all-too-aware that severe stress and trauma, such as from the recent terrorist attacks, can cause what doctors call post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Read more >


Green Tea May Protect Women From Breast Cancer
Drinking green tea may help protect women from getting breast cancer — that's the good news from a study by researchers at the Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health. Read more >


More Sex, More Cancer?
The more sexual partners a man has, the greater his risk of prostate cancer. Read more >


Calling It Quits
The first two weeks of any person's attempt to quit smoking are critical. Read more >


Overeating for Two
Pregnant women are supposed to gain weight but a new study suggests that many American women are getting too much of a good thing. Read more >


IBS: It May Not Be in Your Head
We know a lot about the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (also known as Spastic Colon or IBS) — pain, cramps and diarrhea — but little or nothing about what causes it. Read more >


Less Painkiller, Less Pain?
Consider this common scenario. Read more >


A Potent Argument for Exercise?
Exercise helps reduce the risk of erectile dysfunction or ED. Read more >


Where the Rubber Meets the Road
Each day, millions of Americans put on a pair of running shoes and head outside for a brisk run or jog. Read more >


Going With The Flow: Exercise And Healthy Blood Vessels
The blood vessels of older athletes tend to function just as well as those younger group. Read more >


Violence and Inner-City Kids
Think of how rattled you might be if you lived in constant fear of a gun going off. Read more >


Got Dairy?
When Americans try to lose weight, the first thing they do is reduce their fat intake. Read more >


Low Cholesterol and Heart Problems
You cannot depend on your cholesterol level alone to indicate heart disease. Read more >


Of Mice and Men and Women: The Genetics of Pain
People experience pain differently; some are more sensitive than others. Genes may be the reason. Read more >


A Fate Worse than Debt: Credit Cards and Stress
Most Americans know from personal experience that high credit card debt is bad for their financial health. Read more >


As Easy as (Cherry) Pie?
Cherries — whether fresh, frozen, dried, or canned — are a powerful triple threat in the body's battle against cancer. Read more >


Lactose Intolerant?
What should you do about lactose intolerance? New findings suggest a surprising answer — drink milk. Read more >


Hysterectomy and Sex: The Good News
When a doctor tells you that you need a hysterectomy, or any major surgery, it is not normally considered good news. Read more >


Influenza Can Affect Your Blood Count
As we all know, it is influenza season again. Read more >


Asthma in the Inner City: An Unnecessary Epidemic?
Asthma is under-diagnosed among inner city middle school children and may require rethinking our social priorities. Read more >





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