Men’s Health

August 21, 2011

Flu shots in pregnancy help newborns

When pregnant women receive an influenza vaccination they might be providing protection that extends to their babies after they are born, researchers found in a recent […]
August 18, 2011

Vaccinations should be required

In an opinion piece in the Los Angeles Times, Author David Ropeik writes that the government should regulate and require vaccination.
August 18, 2011

Rising Costs Complicate Vaccine Guidelines

The group that advises the U.S. government on vaccination thinks some new vaccines may NOT be worth the cost.
August 17, 2011

US government declares marijuana of no use medically

The Los Angeles Times reports, “Marijuana has been approved by California, many other states and the nation’s capital to treat a range of illnesses, but a […]
August 16, 2011

Survey: 38 million US adults turning to alternative therapies

WebMD reported,  “Most Americans believe that prescription medications are the most effective treatments for many common illnesses, but a Consumer Reports survey of more than 45,000 […]
August 16, 2011

For frequent UTIs, antibiotics work better than cranberries

The Los Angeles Times “Booster Shots” blog reported that, according to a study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, “women who have recurrent urinary tract […]
August 15, 2011

Spider bites are not nearly as common as believed

WebMD reports, “Spider bites aren’t as common as most people and most doctors think, according to a new analysis” published in the The Lancet.
August 14, 2011

Baobab: the newest ‘superfruit’

A new “superfruit” recently entered the U.S. market and is starting to show up in supplements, cereal bars, and drink powders.
November 3, 2021

How can you beat hard-to-control hypertension?

According to the American Heart Association, high blood pressure, or hypertension accounts for more heart disease and stroke deaths than almost all other preventable causes together. It’s […]
November 6, 2021

Brain Health Q&A in my “Ask Dr. Walt” column in Today’s Christian Living

I enjoy being able to answer questions from the readers of Today’s Christian Living magazine in my “Ask Dr. Walt” column. Here are my Q&As from the November 2021 […]
November 8, 2021

Can missing sleep cause excessive snacking?

Researchers from Ohio State University wanted to study how sleep duration affected dietary choices. To do so, they analyzed data from nearly 20,000 U.S. adults ranging […]
November 9, 2021

What supplements help prevent or treat Alzheimer’s or dementia?

ConsumerLab.com warns that some proprietary formulas made up of several dietary supplements may promise more of a benefit than clinical evidence suggests.
December 13, 2021

Researchers find industrial plastics in majority of fast food items

The Washington Post reports, “A new study reports that far too often, small amounts of industrial chemicals called phthalates . . . have been found in samples of food […]