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June 12, 2008

Accuracy of mammography varies by facility

  Reuters is reporting new research suggesting that the correct interpretation of mammography results varies between facilities. Moreover, there are characteristics that predict which facilities are […]
June 12, 2008

FDA Official Says Baby Bottles With Bisphenol A Safe

According to the Associated Press, the FDA is declaring that “Plastic baby bottles and water bottles are safe.” Thus, the FDA is seeking to ease public […]
June 12, 2008

Oregon Offers to Pay for Cancer Patient to Kill Herself

  Family News in Focus is reporting that a patient in Oregon, dying of lung cancer, has been denied payment for any more drug treatment. But, […]
June 12, 2008

Teen survey shows virginity pledges can work

  USA Today is reporting a three-year RAND Corp. study showing that virginity pledges do deter some teens from having sex. Of 1,517 adolescents ages 12 […]
June 12, 2008

Parents are beginning to clean up their kids’ nutrition acts

USA Today also reports that parents are beginning to clean up their nutrition acts when it comes to the snacks they serve their children. Fruit is […]
June 12, 2008

Omega-3 Fatty Acids Linked to Lower Macular Degeneration Risk

  According to MedPage, a new meta-analysis shows that consuming high levels of omega-3 fatty acids (by eating fish twice a week) was associated with a […]
June 12, 2008

Naps Best Way to Fight Midday Nods

  WebMD Health News reports a small British study that suggests that a short siesta or a jolt of java help combat the mid-afternoon nods. What […]
June 12, 2008

High-Fat Diet Linked to Poor Sleep

WebMD Health News is reporting that Brazilian researchers have found that the more fat you consume each day, the less likely you are to get a […]
October 20, 2011

Vaccinating younger children for flu reduces doctor visits

The annual flu vaccine is recommended for children six months of age and older. We know that the flu shot not only prevents colds and other […]
October 23, 2011

California bans teens from tanning beds

California has become the first state to ban teenagers under the age of 18 from using tanning beds. I suspect there will be more.
October 23, 2011

Tanning beds even riskier than previously thought

Indoor tanning beds may be even more likely to cause skin cancer than previously believed. New research published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology suggests that the […]
October 24, 2011

People who eat slowly consume fewer calories

Did your mom, like mine, emphasize chewing your food slowly? Now we know she was right. Here’s why.
October 25, 2011

Study: Change is possible for some homosexuals

For the first time in a decade, a study showing sexual orientation change is possible for at least some homosexuals has been published in a peer-reviewed […]
October 25, 2011

Fathers less likely to die of heart-related problems than men who are childless

The AP reports that “dads are less likely to die of heart-related problems than childless men are,” according to a study published in the journal Human Reproduction.
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