Mental Health

February 11, 2012

No amount of alcohol during pregnancy is safe for the unborn child

USA Today reports, “A new study pinpoints the latter half of the first trimester as a critical time in the development of” signs of fetal alcohol […]
February 11, 2012

Do African mango supplements help with weight loss?

African mango supplements are touted to help shed pounds, but do they really work?
February 10, 2012

Pilates, general exercise equally effective at easing lower back pain

The Los Angeles Times “Booster Shots” blog reports a study published in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise suggesting that Pilates is “as […]
February 10, 2012

Estrogen is best remedy for hot flashes

USA Today reports that “when … things don’t work, and when women are miserable (not everyone is), most doctors will offer a prescription” and “the first […]
February 9, 2012

Report notes increase in accidents of people wearing headphones while walking

There is a new study now that says walking while listening to music, on headphones, can really be hazardous.
February 9, 2012

Gastric bypass trumps banding for weight loss

The Wall Street Journal reports that according to a six-year study of some 442 Swiss patients published in the Archives of Surgery, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery […]
February 8, 2012

Babies appear to lip read as part of language acquisition

There’s Interesting new research out about how infants learn to talk. While they tend gaze directly into the eyes of those holding them until the age […]
February 8, 2012

Daily sugared cola consumption increases belly and liver fat

Reuters reports that according to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, consumption of a liter of sugared cola on a daily basis […]
August 11, 2021

Loneliness dramatically increasing among teenagers who use smartphones or the Internet too much

A recent study published in the Journal of Adolescence finds that “feelings of loneliness among teenagers rose sharply between 2012 and 2018” in almost every country studied […]
August 11, 2021

Loneliness dramatically increasing among teenagers who use smartphones or the Internet too much

A recent study published in the Journal of Adolescence finds that “feelings of loneliness among teenagers rose sharply between 2012 and 2018” in almost every country studied […]
August 17, 2021

Disturbing overlap between long-haul COVID and Alzheimer’s

The findings from multiple studies made public at an Alzheimer’s Association International Conference suggest some worrisome overlaps between long-haul COVID and Alzheimer’s disease.
August 17, 2021

Disturbing overlap between long-haul COVID and Alzheimer’s

The findings from multiple studies made public at an Alzheimer’s Association International Conference suggest some worrisome overlaps between long-haul COVID and Alzheimer’s disease.
August 18, 2021

Lonely seniors at high-risk to use risky medications

Recent research indicates that lonely seniors are much more likely to take opioid analgesics, sedatives, anti-anxiety drugs, and other medications potentially putting them at increased risk […]
August 18, 2021

Lonely seniors at high-risk to use risky medications

Recent research indicates that lonely seniors are much more likely to take opioid analgesics, sedatives, anti-anxiety drugs, and other medications potentially putting them at increased risk […]