The Orlando (FL) Sentinel reports, “Getting regular exercise and drinking coffee have both been shown to reduce the risk of dementia in seniors, and two recent studies help show why.”
As a result of mammographic screening programs, as many 1.3 million women over age 40 were overdiagnosed with breast cancer over three decades, researchers reported in a new study in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Amberen is getting a lot of attention as a possible supplement for menopausal women. It’s promoted for hot flashes, insomnia, irritability, low libido, and weight loss.
There was a significant amount of media coverage – with major television network news dedicating more than four and half minutes to the story – on the American Academy of Pediatrics’ recommendation that cheerleading should be designated as a sport. As a former cheerleader (at LSU), I would certainly agree!
In this morning’s post, I discussed the health benefits of being thankful. This evening, I want to share with you some of the surprising health benefits of being grateful.
Food is a big part of holiday gatherings, but you can enjoy the holidays with all the trimmings without necessarily gaining weight. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers these suggestions:
Research linking multivitamin use to reduced cancer risks received extensive coverage, particularly online. The large study of multivitamins found that they may slightly lower a healthy man’s risk of developing cancer. For the study, “researchers gave almost 15,000 male physicians 50 years or over either a multivitamin or a placebo.”
The Wall Street Journal reports that, according to research published in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, general health checkups may not save lives.
The Wall Street Journal explains why so many teens are night owls. In adolescence, the release of the hormone melatonin, which induces sleep, is delayed by about 90 minutes.
The Wall Street Journal reports that, in findings similar to what it arrived at in 2006, the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) issued an updated recommendation against the long-term use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for women who have undergone menopause. The updated clinical guidelines were published online in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
The question that parents often ask is, “Can diet restriction benefit children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder?” It appears the answer is, as I wrote in my book, Why ADHD Doesn’t Mean Disaster … yes! … at least in some cases.
On the front of its Personal Journal section, the Wall Street Journal reported that according to experts, autism appears to have both genetic and environmental causes.
Communities across our great country will honor our veterans this weekend. Please take a moment to tell your children and grandchildren about the sacrifices made to ensure that we remain free.
The Wall Street Journal reports that according to research published in the Archives of Dermatology, tattoo removal is less successful if the person sporting the tattoo smokes, or if the design exceeds 12 inches or includes inks in yellow and blue.
USA Today reports, “Kids are eating as much salt as adults, and those consuming the highest amounts of sodium have a two or three times greater risk of having high blood pressure as kids who down the least amount, says a study” published in Pediatrics.
On the front of the Personal Journal of the Wall Street Journal, Melinda Beck discusses in “Health Journal” several studies suggesting that breast cancer may be overdiagnosed and overtreated.
Here are the contents of this month’s Family Newsletter: Family Update Broadcast Update Publication Updates 1) Lintball Leo, the little book that can 2) I hope you’ll let your friends know about my new on-line devotional 3) Consider some of my signed books for holiday gifts Events of the Last Month Upcoming Events
More new research has found what Barb and I discuss in our book, His Brain, Her Brain: How divinely designed differences can strengthen your marriage, that the brains of men and women process what they see differently. Men are more sensitive to fine detail and things that move rapidly, but women are better at differentiating […]
Thought you’d enjoy this report from USA Today: During the summer, I don’t worry about my kids getting enough exercise. They’re on the go all day long, swimming, playing sports, riding bikes and going to camp. When it’s time to go back to school, though, making sure they stay fit requires some oversight and scheduling […]
For many people, autumn events like Halloween and Harvest Day are fun times to dress up in costumes, go trick-or-treating, attend parties, and eat yummy treats. These events are also opportunities to provide nutritious snacks, get physical activity, and focus on safety. How can you make your Halloween safer for you and your kids?
If you’re planning a Halloween party for the neighborhood kids, candy and other “junk food” aren’t your only options.
ABC World News reported on laundry detergent packs: “Children, who see those bite-sized packets of laundry detergent and think they’re candy. They eat them, get sick. It’s happening more than we knew. A new report finds that in a 30-day period, more than 1,000 children were sickened from those candy-colored packets. It is now being […]
CNN “The Chart” blog reports that the Centers for Disease Control is warning parents of the dangers of small coin-sized batteries often called “button batteries.”
In the Wall Street Journal “Aches & Claims” column, Laura Johannes shines the nightlight on the torrent of new products designed to help consumers fall asleep.
The Wall Street Journal reports that middle-aged people who suffer from obesity and hypertension, along with other metabolic issues, may have an increased risk for faster decline in their cognitive faculties as they age, compared with their counterparts of normal weight, according to a study published in the journal Neurology.
The Los Angeles Times “Booster Shots” blog reports that “a study” is “warning that for those over 40, the number of egg yolks consumed per week accelerates the thickening of arteries almost as severely as does cigarette smoking.”
In “Aches & Claims”, the Wall Street Journal reports that a new procedure approved in 2011 by the Food and Drug Administration helps people plagued by excessive sweating – called ‘hyperhidrosis.’
One of the most difficult radio interviews that my family or I have ever done was when Dr. James Dobson interviewed us a few years ago about an incident of sexual abuse that happened in our family in the early 1980’s.
USA Today reports, “The benefits of taking cholesterol-lowering medications outweigh the increased risk some patients have of developing diabetes from using the drugs,” according to research published in the Lancet.
A landmark ruling in an Italian court has said a child’s autism was provoked by the MMR shot he had at aged nine months. Could this case reignite a very controversial debate?