Katherine Hobson appears in the following:
Monday, September 26, 2016
Nobody wants to spend the last few decades of their lives in a wheelchair. People in their 70s and 80s recovered more quickly from physical setbacks if they remained active, a study finds.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
You can nudge your kids' relationship with digital technology in a more healthful direction, but warning: It's going to require parents to change, too.
Thursday, September 08, 2016
A review of studies on the effects of using marijuana while pregnant found no harms to newborns. But other studies have found an increased risk of thinking problems and ADHD in older children.
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Fentanyl is showing up in heroin and counterfeit pain pills, and users may not even know they're taking the extremely potent drug.
Thursday, August 18, 2016
Contact lenses seem safe and easy, but a CDC analysis shows people can get serious eye infections from them. The usual culprits: wearing them too long and failing to be meticulous about cleaning.
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
The link isn't definite, but it matches other research that suggests that difficult experiences in childhood affect physical health years down the line. Just how that happens remains a mystery.
Sunday, August 14, 2016
One athlete's "psych-up" ritual may psych out an opponent. And even treatments that lack hard evidence of benefit, scientists say, might provide a competitive edge if the athletes believe they work.
Thursday, August 11, 2016
The government recommends that adults engage in two sessions a week of resistance training to maintain muscle and prevent injury. Most of us aren't getting close to that, but it's easy to catch up.
Monday, August 01, 2016
Injuries at the indoor parks are still dwarfed by injuries on home trampolines. But researchers warn that the parks seem to result in more serious injuries that can require admission to the hospital.
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Some tests that used to be part of an annual physical are no longer recommended. Others can be done less often. Still, seeing your doctor regularly for a face-to-face chat may help your health.
Monday, July 18, 2016
A big study suggests that radiologists vary widely in their assessment of density, a risk factor for breast cancer. And density is just one component of breast cancer risk, the researchers underscore.
Thursday, July 07, 2016
Good intentions are great, but they'll only take you so far. There are some research-backed techniques you can use to increase your odds of following through on living better, however.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
A survey of parks in 25 major cities find that they're used mostly by young children and teenage boys. Walking loops and other options that would appeal to women are in short supply.
Thursday, April 07, 2016
Some supplements sold to improve workouts contain a stimulant that's been banned and may pose health risks, according to tests. The Food and Drug Administration has warned seven manufacturers.
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Having a child who won't sleep can drive parents to distraction. But a study suggests that a parent's sleep issues play a role, too.
Friday, January 22, 2016
Stillbirth remains largely hidden from society, and the tragic loss of a fetus late in pregnancy remains far too common.
A collection of research published Monday in The Lancet pulls back the curtain on the often-ignored subject and gives a global snapshot of the countries making the most progress ...
Monday, January 11, 2016
The mammography debate heated up once again in April 2015, when the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issued a draft of its latest breast cancer screening recommendations.
Now, after the public had a chance to comment, the influential task force has finalized the advice, reiterating that women ages ...
Wednesday, January 06, 2016
Pregnant women worry about all kinds of things. Can I drink alcohol? (No.) Can I take antidepressants? (Maybe.) Can I do the downward dog? (Yes.)
Now there's one less thing to fret about: harm to the baby when the mother takes birth control pills right before conceiving, ...
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Forty years ago, the U.S. outlawed the sale of small turtles as pets because they harbor salmonella, a bacterium that causes a highly unpleasant and occasionally deadly illness in humans.
Now salmonella infections tied to the tiny critters are back, public health officials reported Wednesday in the journal Pediatrics. From ...
Monday, December 21, 2015
My 3-year-old drinks milk, but not very much of it, and that could be a problem for her.
We live in the Northeast, where the sun's rays are weaker. And now that the days are shorter, my kid arrives at day care a few hours after sunrise and leaves when ...