The New York Times “Well” blog reports that “a large, rigorous study has found that acetaminophen works no better than a placebo” for lower back pain.
Bloomberg News reports the FDA gave approval to Exact Sciences Corp. to sell “the first noninvasive DNA screening test for colorectal cancer that patients can use at home.”
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Most people know they should cut calories and exercise more to trim down, but there’s now significant scientific evidence that another critical component to weight control is avoiding sleep deprivation.
Certain dietary supplements can help reduce elevated cholesterol levels. A new report from ConsumerLab.com (requiring a payment to obtain) reviews the evidence behind each of the popular cholesterol-lowering ingredients and provides test results for twelve supplements.
News of the dangers stemming from the use of powdered caffeine was covered by many media outlets. Several noted that just one teaspoon of the powder, equivalent to 25 cups of coffee, could be lethal for the person.
The Wall Street Journal reports that the US has fewer smokers than ever before. But, even though the rate of smoking is now less than 20 percent, some 40 million people still smoke in this country and over 25% don’t exercise at all.
The New York Times “Well” blog reports that according to a study published in the journal Diabetes, “cooler bedrooms could subtly transform a person’s stores of brown fat – what has lately come to be thought of as ‘good fat’ – and consequently alter energy expenditure and metabolic health, even into daylight hours.”
From his seersucker suit, to his bow tie and alligator shoes, Vinnie Myers looks right at home on the streets of New Orleans. While Myers calls Maryland home, he spends a lot of time in the Crescent City. Vinnie Myers is here for the women; each of them a breast cancer survivor; each one of […]
The New York Times reports that “a comprehensive review of earlier studies found substantially higher levels of antioxidants and lower levels of pesticides in organic fruits, vegetables and grains compared with conventionally grown produce.”
NBC Nightly News reported, “There is new hope tonight in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease.” Among some of the research presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark is a “landmark study” offering “the first concrete proof that some of the things people have been doing to prevent Alzheimer’s may actually work.”
USA Today reports that according to a study published in the journal Pediatrics, “bed-sharing remains a risk factor for SIDS and other sleep-related causes of infant deaths.”
The Los Angeles Times “Science Now” blog reports a study published in the journal Arthritis Care & Research “found no connection between changes in temperature, relative humidity, air pressure, wind direction or precipitation, and an increase in lower back pain episodes.”
The AP reports that according to a study released in the journal Pediatrics, “droppers and syringes that measure in milliliters” should “be used for liquid medicines – not spoons.” he 300-patient study reveals that “imprecise” measurements of liquid medicines, such as spoonfuls, “can lead to potentially dangerous dosing mistakes.”
The Los Angeles Times reports that research published in PLoS Medicine indicates that obese individuals can loose 6.5 to 14 years of life expectancy.
TIME reports on its website that “because exercise has a more powerful effect in helping the heart than sitting does in harming it, one hour of physical exercise could counteract the effects of sitting for six to seven hours a day, according to” research published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings.
The New York Times “Well” blog reports that a study from the CDC indicates that “America’s young people, as a group, are becoming more out of shape with every passing year, regardless of their family’s economic situation.”
The Wall Street Journal reports on the fact that few parents expect their children to wear sunglasses outside and yet children are particularly likely to suffer eye damage from the sun due to immature lenses and generally have greater exposure than do adults.
The Los Angeles Times “Science Now” blog reports that research published in the American Journal of Medicine “suggests that under-exercising, rather than overeating, may be at the heart of America’s obesity epidemic,” with the data indicating “a strong correlation between the rise in obesity and a striking drop in the amount of time Americans spend […]
The Washington Post reported that “milk alternatives make up just eight percent of overall milk sales in the United States, but for the past few years, they’ve represented the fastest-growing part of the dairy market, according to Mintel, a Chicago-based research firm.”
The Cleveland Plain Dealer reported that the FDA has issued a warning to consumers to refrain from using “six different weight loss supplements,” sold by online retailers “because they contain a dangerous drug that was” recalled in 2010. That ingredient, sibutramine, was pulled from the market because of the risk of heart attack and stroke, […]
USA Today reports that according to a study published in the journal Pediatrics, hookah use is increasing among young people as cigarette use declines. Researchers found that almost 20% of high school seniors used a hookah at least once in the past year.
What percent of Americans do you think identify themselves as homosexual? 10%? 15%? The actual percent is likely to surprise a great many people.
TIME reports that “scientists at the Duke-NUS Graduate School Singapore report in the journal Sleep that among a group of 66 elderly Chinese volunteers, those who reported sleeping less each night on average showed swelling of a brain region indicating faster cognitive decline.”
TIME reported processed and fast food causes health problems “such as increased inflammation, reduced control of infection, increased rates of cancer” and increased risk of allergy, citing a study unveiled in Nutrition Journal.
The Washington Post reports that a “disturbing ultra-thin-body trend pressures women and girls to achieve a gap between the thighs when they stand with their feet touching.”
The AP reports on the NIH Undiagnosed Diseases Network, which aims “to bring more doctor-detectives on board in the quest to at least put a name to more patients’ puzzling symptoms, and eventually find treatments.”
The Salt Lake Tribune reports that “Utah hospitals are telling” physicians “to consider marijuana-laced candy from Colorado as a possible culprit when patients — particularly children — show up for emergency treatment.”
The Los Angeles Times “Science Now” blog reports that according to a study published in the journal Pediatrics, middle-school students who send or receive text messages are “significantly more likely than their non-sexting peers to be sexually active.”
On its front page, the New York Times reports in a nearly 1,500-word article that while New York state has legalized medical marijuana for specific conditions, “no rigorous scientific evidence that marijuana effectively treats the symptoms of many of the illnesses for which states have authorized its use.”