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Is Soda Killing Us? High-fructose Diet in Adolescence May Exacerbate Depression »

Animal study shows that diet alters important pathways associated with brain’s response to stress The consumption of a diet high in fructose throughout adolescence can worsen depressive- and anxiety-like behavior…

Nov 18 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Researchers Make Progress Towards A Shot That Prevents Heart Attacks »

Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) scientists collaborating with researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have developed a “genome-editing” approach for permanently reducing cholesterol levels in mice through a single injection,…

Jun 11 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
Health and Wellness

College Students Believe Hookah Safer Than Cigarettes Despite Evidence to the Contrary »

Tampa, FL (Dec. 11, 2014) — Despite emerging evidence otherwise, many college students consider hookah smoking safer than smoking cigarettes,…

Dec 12 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Twitter Posts Provide Insight on Mental Illness »

Johns Hopkins computers scientists, who have already used Twitter posts to track flu cases, say their techniques also show promise…

Dec 9 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Smoking Still Causes Large Proportion of Cancer Deaths in the United States »

ATLANTA – December 9, 2014- A new American Cancer Society study finds that despite significant drops in smoking rates, cigarettes…

Dec 9 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Mediterranean Diet Linked to Longer Life »

The diet seems to be associated with a known marker of aging The Mediterranean diet has been consistently linked with…

Dec 5 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
Cancer Research

Researcher Discovers Ovarian Cancer Treatment »

(Phoenix Ariz. June 19, 2014) — Doctors at the University of Arizona Cancer Center at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix reported today in Lancet Oncology that a new treatment for ovarian cancer can improve response rates (increase the rate of tumor shrinkage)…

Jun 20 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
Alzheimers

Researchers Develop Blood Test to Diagnose Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease »

The research team previously identified that changes in the brain occur two decades before patients show signs of dementia. These changes can be detected through…

Oct 29 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
Aging

Researchers Make Progress Towards A Shot That Prevents Heart Attacks

Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) scientists collaborating with researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have developed a “genome-editing” approach for permanently reducing cholesterol levels in mice through a single injection, a development that could reduce the…

Jun 11 2014 / Read More »
Autism

Do Disruptions in Brain Communication Have a Role in Autism?

New Rochelle, NY, March 21, 2013—A new study of patterns of brain communication in toddlers with autism shows evidence of aberrant neural communication even at this relatively early stage of brain development. The results are presented…

Mar 21 2013 / Read More »
Economics

Report Shows Shift in Starting Salaries for Physicians

In the case of some specialties, starting salaries for doctors who join physician-owned medical group practices are catching up to those offered by hospital- and integrated delivery system-owned (IDS) practices, according to a recent survey from…

Aug 6 2009 / Read More »
H1N1 Flu

Inadequate mask use among health care workers early in 2009 may have played role in H1N1 outbreak

Inadequate use of masks or respirators put health care workers at risk of 2009 H1N1 infection during the earliest stages of the 2009 pandemic in the U.S., according to a study published in the December issue…

Dec 1 2011 / Read More »
HIV and AIDS

Popular HIV Drug May Cause Memory Problems

Johns Hopkins study suggests the commonly prescribed anti-retroviral drug efavirenz attacks brain cells The way the body metabolizes a commonly prescribed anti-retroviral drug that is used long term by patients infected with HIV may contribute to…

Sep 27 2012 / Read More »
Family Health

Schools See Little Success in Reducing Bullying

Two UCLA professors who conducted the most thorough analysis to date of studies on school bullying have found that K-12 schools’ efforts to curtail bullying are often disappointing. The study revealed that schools are trying many…

Apr 1 2014 / Read More »
Nutrition

Soft Drinks Linked to Behavioral Problems in Children

Cincinnati, OH, August 16, 2013 — Americans buy more soft drinks per capita than people in any other country. These drinks are consumed by individuals of all ages, including very young children. Although soft drink consumption…

Aug 16 2013 / Read More »
Recall Alerts

FDA Advises Consumers to Stop Using Muscle Growth Product Called Mass Destruction

The FDA is advising consumers to immediately stop using a product called Mass Destruction, marketed as a dietary supplement for muscle growth. The product is labeled to contain at least one synthetic anabolic steroid and has…

Dec 23 2013 / Read More »

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