Mental Health

February 1, 2012

Risk of cardiac arrest for marathon participants is very, very small

The Wall Street Journal reports that new research suggests that the risk of cardiac arrest for those participating in marathons may be very small.
February 1, 2012

Are Neti pots dangerous for your health?

Neti pot users had a scare after recent news about two deaths from amebic brain infection in people using a neti pot. But this does NOT mean […]
January 31, 2012

Exercise may benefit people susceptible to Alzheimer’s

Bloomberg News reports, “People who are genetically susceptible to developing Alzheimer’s disease may be able to reduce their risk with exercise,” according to a study published […]
January 31, 2012

Nicotine patches may help counteract mild memory loss in seniors

The Washington Post asks, “Research has indicated that smokers may have a lower incidence of Alzheimer’s disease. Might nicotine patches offer memory benefits, too?”
January 30, 2012

Grief linked to heart attack risk

On its website, ABC News reports, “Scientists have found new evidence that grief might actually break your heart.”
January 30, 2012

Women taking statins MAY have slightly increased risk of type 2 diabetes

ABC World News reported, “And we have a red flag to tell you about tonight about the most popular prescription drug in the world: statins.” Investigators […]
January 29, 2012

Pediatric Study: ‘Healthy’ Diet Best for ADHD Kids

Fast foods, sodas, and ice cream may be American kids’ favorite menu items, but they’re also probably the worst for those with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), […]
January 29, 2012

Robot prostatectomy no better than traditional surgery

Reuters reports that a study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology surveyed over 600 prostate cancer patients and found that robotic-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy, compared with traditional […]
September 16, 2021

How can Moms achieve balance between work and home?

Moms who work away from the home often find it difficult to achieve home-work balance. A pediatrician has some prescriptions to help.
September 20, 2021

What’s the right amount of sleep?

Sleep duration is tied to early Alzheimer’s disease according to a recent large analysis by Stanford University researchers. The study involved 4,417 with normal cognitive scores at […]
October 11, 2021

Can we “make up” lost sleep?

It is common knowledge that sleep is essential for health. However, new research suggests that the ability to readily “catch up” on lost sleep later is […]
October 14, 2021

Reduce work anxiety with fitness

Researchers say anxiety levels are skyrocketing. Nowhere is stress higher than the uncertain workplace. A Gallup poll reported that 80 percent of American workers suffer from […]
October 18, 2021

Lowering brain iron improves brain health

Older adults who regularly eat foods like fish, nuts, and olive oil may have less iron accumulation in their brains, as well as sharper memories, a […]
October 19, 2021

Can dark chocolate improve your mood?

A small study from Korea is reporting that consuming about one-third of an ounce of dark chocolate containing 85 percent cocoa three times daily modestly decreased self-reported indicators […]