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Monday, April 30, 2018
Sales of probiotics are soaring. While some studies on this beneficial bacteria show it can treat specific health issues in children, scientists are exploring how it may help gut health more broadly.
Monday, April 23, 2018
An FDA advisory committee last week urged approval of a drug containing cannabidiol to treat a form of epilepsy. Other scientists wonder if CBD might ease anxiety or other disorders, too.
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
After reviewing the medical evidence, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommended exercise as the most effective approach for older people seeking to minimize the risk of falling.
Friday, April 13, 2018
A new study suggests that residents of Philadelphia are 40 percent less likely to drink sweetened beverages daily compared with people in cities that don't have a soda tax in place.
Monday, March 12, 2018
There's evidence that if you regularly bike — even just for fun — you may age better than those who don't. A study shows that cyclists bodies may fend off some of the typical age-related decline.
Monday, March 05, 2018
People with prediabetes like a Washington state chef reversed the diagnosis using a digital program that harnesses the power of wearable devices, data, education, e-coaching and peer support.
Monday, February 26, 2018
The nation's leading group of pediatricians has updated its guidelines for tackling teen mental health issues. One recommendation: Annual depression screening for all adolescents 12 and older.
Monday, February 19, 2018
The HPV vaccine can prevent cervical cancer in women and some cancers in men. It's most effective when given early in adolescence. But a new analysis finds only 29 percent of teens get it by age 13.
Monday, February 12, 2018
If you've got teens at home, getting them off phones and other devices can be a battle. Social media is woven into their evening routine. Too much time on screens can amp up anxiety and depression.
Monday, February 12, 2018
In an era when many kids get a first smartphone at age 10, psychologists say the devices have turned us into Pavlov's dogs — drooling for the next notification, buzz or text. Ready to dial back?
Monday, February 05, 2018
Scientists are keen to figure out how diet influences aging, including brain health. A 5-year study of healthy seniors found those who ate a serving or two of daily greens had less cognitive decline.
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
The rate of hospitalizations due to influenza is continuing to rise. Now, a study finds the risk of having a heart attack also spikes in the days after a confirmed diagnosis of flu.
Monday, January 22, 2018
There's an explosion of interest in personalized diet approaches and at-home test kits are popping up everywhere. Part of the approach includes analyzing your DNA, but genes can only tell us so much.
Monday, January 08, 2018
Treatment for alcohol problems isn't a one-size-fits-all approach. The NIH has launched a navigator site that can help figure out the scope of the problem and find evidence-based treatment options.
Monday, December 18, 2017
Safety apps are designed to help women ease out of a dating situation that seems uncomfortable or dangerous. But experts say it's also important to help friends in real life.
Monday, December 04, 2017
Acetaminophen, the world's most popular painkiller, doesn't just dull physical aches, it also has subtle psychological effects, researchers say. But blunting emotions isn't always a good thing.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
The sugar industry pulled the plug on an animal study it funded in the 1960s. Initial results pointed to a link between sugar consumption and elevated triglycerides, which raises heart disease risk.
Monday, November 20, 2017
Lots of families fight over politics at the holiday table. But decisions about which foods to put on the table can also whip up stress and squabbles.
Monday, November 13, 2017
As a result of the opioid epidemic, doctors are being urged to turn to other medications to treat chronic pain. That can be a challenge for people who have used opioid painkillers for years.
Monday, October 30, 2017
What if the devices in your home got involved in raising your kids? The toy giant Mattel planned to market such a device but pulled the project when parents and pediatricians complained.