The AP reports a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study has found that more than eight out of 10 U.S. homes do not allow smoking.
USA Today reports that research published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention suggests that wearing bras may not increase the risk of breast cancer.
The Los Angeles Times reports pilots and flight attendants potentially face increased risk of developing melanoma, with pilots 2.22 times “more likely than folks in the general population at large” while cabin crew face 2.09 times greater risk, citing a study in JAMA Dermatology.
TIME reports that according to research presented at the European Society of Cardiology meeting, “eating fruit every day can lower [the] risk of heart disease by up to 40%.”
The New York Magazine “Science of Us” blog reports that, according to a study published in the journal Neurology, “years of sleep difficulties seem to be associated with a brain that shrinks in size over time.”
The NBC Nightly News reported in its broadcast that the FDA “says there’s little evidence that testosterone boosting drugs taken by millions of American men are actually effective.”
TIME reports that according to a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, obesity appears to be the “single biggest culprit to blame” for escalating rates of type 2 diabetes (T2DM).
CNN reports a pilot study published in the journal Nutrition & Diabetes says changing your eating will rewire how your brain reacts to various foods.
The NPR “Shots” blog reported that, according to the results of a 340-patient study published in the journal Pediatrics, taking stimulant medications for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD) in childhood appears not to lead to “height deficits in adulthood.”
The AP reports that research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests that “removing both breasts to treat cancer affecting only one side doesn’t boost survival chances for most women, compared with surgery that removes just the tumor.”
Reuters reports a study published in JAMA Pediatrics found that regular dinners with their families may help children cope with online bullying.
The AP reports that research indicated that “people snacked more watching fast-paced television than viewing a more leisurely paced talk show.”
According to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center study published in JAMA Surgery, patients need better post-surgery breast reconstruction education in order to address misunderstandings, Reuters reports.
USA Today reports that “twenty-one states and the District of Columbia do not meet emergency planning standards for schools and child care providers, according to a new report from Save the Children.”
The AP reports that research published in JAMA Internal Medicine suggests that “Americans’ eating habits have improved – except among the poor, evidence of a widening wealth gap when it comes to diet.”
TIME reports a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association has found that using either a low-carb or low-fat diet will have the same result. The best one is that which works best for the dieter.
NBC News reports on its website that consumers “are getting more trans-fat” than they think that are getting in processed foods, citing a study published in the in the CDC journal Preventing Chronic Disease.
The Los Angeles Times “Science Now” blog reports a study published in the journal Pediatrics found that American parents are “significantly less likely” to accurately assess their child’s weight compared to parents from an earlier generation.
The CBS Evening News reported that the magazine Consumer Reports cautioned expectant mothers “to avoid all tuna, especially canned tuna, because it has high levels of mercury, which can damage the brain of a fetus.”
According to AAFP News, “Across the United States and around the world, more children are getting sick and dying from preventable diseases because their parents are misinformed and choose to skip their vaccinations. But a NOVA documentary that will air today at 9 p.m. EDT on PBS (check your local listings) aims to set the record straight […]
The Washington Post “To Your Health” blog provides details on a study published in the journal Nicotine and Tobacco Research, which suggests that “that adolescents who vape say they are much more likely to smoke conventional cigarettes.”
Reuters reports that a study published in the journal Preventing Chronic Disease found that according to survey data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, high school students are using sunscreen less frequently, with the percentage dropping to 56.1 percent in 2011 from 67.7 percent in 2001.
In a lengthy feature on tanning, the Atlantic reviews the wake of research showing strong connections between indoor tanning and melanoma, and how, as a result the sunbed industry is battered and contracting. In addition the allure of artificially bronzed skin might be dwindling in general.
Clinical studies show that red yeast rice supplements can lower LDL (“bad”) cholesterol, but recent tests by ConsumerLab.com reveal that, among products on the market, a product may be as much as 500 times stronger than another, despite listing the same amount of red yeast rice on labels.
The Denver Business Journal reports in its “Tech Flash” blog that the FDA has given the green signal to PharmaJet Inc.’s needleless injectors for flu shots, giving the firm “its best chance to break into the domestic market for vaccine delivery.”
NBC Nightly News reported, “A new study out from the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health says good neighbors are actually good for your heart.”
TIME reports that a study published in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience suggests that “that children who are more fit have more white matter in their brains than those who aren’t as fit.”
A missionary friend is one of several readers who have written me recently about essential oils. He writes, ” Dr. Walt, we are discovering more and more of our friends getting into “essential oils” for various ailments. Have you researched these? I know that some of the compounds are probably in your alternative medicine handbook, […]
Almost weekly we here in Colorado get more and more bad news about our state’s choice to legalize marijuana. The Daily Signal reports seven harmful effects that you’ve likely not heard about.
The New York Times reported that new findings from “a study at Columbia University Medical Center testing whether a drug approved for a bone marrow disorder could help people with alopecia” were published in Nature Medicine, and one author says that “it appears to work – not in everyone, but in the majority.”