Katherine Hobson appears in the following:
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Most research on placebos involves people who think they're getting an active treatment, but aren't. But they may also work when people know full well they're getting a sham treatment.
Friday, October 21, 2016
The American Academy of Pediatrics has launched more liberal guidelines on children's media use. They're offering parents an online tool to help manage the what, where and when of family screen time.
Friday, October 07, 2016
Many women have dense breasts, and they may benefit from other forms of cancer screening beyond mammograms. But none of the options is ideal, and the available data don't make the decision easier.
Monday, September 26, 2016
People in their 70s and 80s recovered more quickly from physical setbacks if they remained active, a study finds. Walking a total of 150 minutes a week with some strength training did the trick.
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 ...