Reuters reports on a study published in PLoS One based on a survey of about 1,100 physicians at the end of their specialty training finding that nearly 90 percent would choose not to be resuscitated near the end of life.
The Wall Street Journal reports that according to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the rate of births to US adolescent girls between the ages of 15 and 19 declined dramatically in 2013 to a record low. In girls ages 15 to 17, birth rates declined a record 68 percent.
HealthDay reports that a study presented at the European Congress on Obesity finds that “children who eat a Mediterranean-style diet are less likely to be overweight or obese.”
FOX News reports that a study published in BMJ Open based on 39 overweight patients, men and women, over the period April 2005 to November 2006, found that patients on “a low-carb, vegan diet – referred to as the ‘Eco-Atkins’ diet” lost more weight (four pounds on average) and “had 10 percent lower cholesterol” than […]
The Huffington Post reports that a new study in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association “confirms what we all (hopefully) already know: Many entries – especially medical entries – contain false information, so don’t use Wikipedia in place of a doctor.”
TIME reports on Osmosis Skincare’s UV Neutralizer Harmonized Water, which the company claims will provide SPF 30 sun protection.
News that FDA has decided to tighten rules governing the use of sunlamps in tanning salons to highlight cancer risks was covered widely by the national media outlets and some scientific journals.
Reuters reports on a study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute finding that the use of a tanning salon to get a tan may provide some protection against sunburn, but does not provide protection against skin cancer.
The New York Daily News reports that with Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton’s signature, it is now “the eighth state to ban indoor tanning for minors, effective Aug. 1.”
USA Today reports that for seniors, “losing the ability to walk a short distance often means losing independence.” Now, “researchers say they have found a treatment that, for some, can prevent that loss of mobility,” and that is “a moderate exercise program.”
In a 2,250-word piece called “Heralded Medical Treatments Often Fail to Live Up to Their Promise,” McClatchy reports that the “combination of industry marketing, overly eager doctors, demanding patients and news media ready to cheer on anything that sounds like a breakthrough is popularizing many drugs, surgeries and other treatments long before they’re adequately tested.”
The New York Times “Well” blog reports that research released by the Council on Contemporary Families and published in Social Science & Medicine indicates “that people have significantly lower stress levels when they are at the office compared to their time at home.”
The New York Times “Well” blog reports that while “type 2 diabetes substantially increases the risk for heart disease,” a meta-analysis published in Diabetologia indicates “that women with diabetes are at much higher risk than men.”
On its website, NBC News reports that research published in JAMA Surgery suggests that “most women who get both breasts removed to prevent breast cancer don’t need to do it, and are often motivated by fear.”
The Washington Post reports on the use of standing desks, saying that “the Varidesk can be spotted at the National Institutes of Health, the United Nations Secretariat, the Federal Reserve Bank and an endless list of corporations.”
The Los Angeles Times reports that a new JAMA study has found that “about 7 in 10 patients who go to a doctor seeking treatment for acute bronchitis winds up leaving their appointment with a prescription for an antibiotic,” and “that’s a problem, the study authors say, because the ideal prescription rate should be 0%.” […]
Not that most people are eating even five servings of fruit and vegetables every day, but it turns out that might not be enough to get the best protection from disease and early death, said researchers who also found that vegetables do more good than fruit.
The Boston Globe reports in “Be Well” that according to a study published in the journal Pediatrics, kids “who consistently receive less than the recommended hours of sleep during infancy and early childhood are more likely to be obese at age seven.”
Cocoa powders, dark chocolates, and other products made from cacao beans can be rich in flavanols – which may help with blood flow, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels. However, they may also be contaminated with the toxic heavy metal cadmium.
The Los Angeles Times “Science Now” blog reports that research published in JAMA Internal Medicine suggests that “high levels of resveratrol consumed as part of a regular diet are not linked to lower levels of cancer, cardiovascular disease or inflammation, and do not appear to prolong life.”
NBC Nightly News reported that “more than ever before, women are waiting longer to have children.” Over the period of roughly the past decade, “there’s been a 35 percent increase among women 40 to 44 having children for the first time.” Over the past 40 years, there has been “a 900 percent increase among women […]
ABC World News reported, “A new medical review says fruit every day can decrease the risk of stroke.”
Plant seed oils are popular supplements that provide omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, but which products offer the best value and quality?
The New York Times “Well” blog reports that according to a study published in the journal Neurology, “the more physically active you are at age 25, the better your thinking tends to be when you reach middle age.”
The Los Angeles Times “Science Now” blog reports that in the Journal of the American Heart Association, researchers “warned that ‘clinical evidence … suggests the potential for serious cardiovascular risks associated with marijuana use.’”
USA Today reported on the controversy surrounding the use of raw milk and noted that despite concerns from public health officials, advocates who “contend raw or unpasteurized milk can battle everything from autism to allergies” are responsible for “bills in a number of states to open the door to raw milk sales.”
The Washington Post reports in a 1,000-word “Wonkblog” entry that multiple preventable diseases “are making a comeback” in the US, with one of the reasons being people’s refusal to vaccinate their children.
NBC Nightly News reported in its broadcast on the dangers of indiscriminate use of aspirin, saying, “Tonight the FDA is warning that a daily dose is not for everyone, and taking aspirin needlessly may actually put them at significant risk.” The reported pointed out the agency is now “reminding consumers there are risks associated with […]
The New York Times “Well” blog reports that a research letter published in JAMA Dermatology suggests that “nail salon dryers, which use ultraviolet light to speed the drying and hardening of nail polishes and gels, emit varying levels of radiation that can lead to risky skin damage in as few as eight visits to the […]
The New York Times “Well” blog reports, “Flaws in the way that dietary supplements are monitored and reported are causing potentially life-threatening delays in how long dangerous products linger on store shelves, said Dr. Pieter Cohen, an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School.”