Mental Health

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 […]
January 28, 2012

PSA test does not reduce risk of death from prostate cancer

USA Today reported, “Screening men with the PSA test increases their chances of being diagnosed with prostate cancer but doesn’t reduce their overall risk of death, […]
January 28, 2012

For chronic neck pain, what’s the best treatment? Medicine? Exercise? A chiropractor?

When it comes to neck pain the best medicine is no medicine at all according to a new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
January 27, 2012

Why is there such a dramatic increase in twin birth rates?

USA Today reports that according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics, “the number of twin births […]
January 27, 2012

Weight-loss surgery reduces risk of death from cardiovascular disease

The Wall Street Journal reports that, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, weight-loss surgery may be linked to a […]
January 26, 2012

Protein or carbs? It may not matter!

The Wall Street Journal reported on a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggesting that a person’s total calorie intake, regardless of the […]
January 26, 2012

Many young women mistakenly believe HPV vaccine protects against STDs

Reuters reports on a study published in the Archives of Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine, which found that some young women who have received the HPV vaccine […]
October 20, 2021

Vaping common in people with eating disorders

College students who vape appear to be at higher risk of having an eating disorder, a new study suggests.
October 27, 2021

What is the new alarm about fake pain pills and fatalities?

The Drug Enforcement Administration, or DEA, issued a public warning that a growing number of fake pills bought online are laced with potentially lethal amounts of the synthetic […]
November 2, 2021

Can childhood trauma lead to chronic disease in adults?

Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles, reported that “Traumatic events in childhood have been linked in previous studies to a higher risk of heart disease, diabetes, […]
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 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.
November 16, 2021

Breastfeeding can dramatically help a mother’s mental health

Besides the long-established benefits of breastfeeding for baby and mom, a new study reports one more: Nursing could help chase the blues away.