Allison Aubrey

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Probiotics For Babies And Kids? New Research Explores Good Bacteria

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.


Anxiety Relief Without The High? New Studies On CBD, A Cannabis Extract

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.


To Prevent Falls In Older Age, Try Regular Exercise

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.


Philadelphians Drink Less Sugary Soda, More Water, After Tax

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.


Evidence Indicates Cyclists May Age Better Than Those Who Don't Bike

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.


This Chef Lost 50 Pounds And Reversed Prediabetes With A Digital Program

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.


Pediatricians Call For Universal Depression Screening For Teens

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.


This Vaccine Can Prevent Cancer, But Many Teenagers Still Don't Get It

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.


A Family Finds A Way To Wean Themselves From Electronic Devices

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.


Smartphone Detox: How To Power Down In A Wired World

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?


Eating Leafy Greens Each Day Tied to Sharper Memory, Slower Decline

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.


Flu Virus Can Trigger A Heart Attack

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.


Personalized Diets: Can Your Genes Really Tell You What To Eat?

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.


Is Alcohol A Problem? Online Tool Helps Assess Risk And Find Help

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.


Feel In Danger On A Date? These Apps Could Help You Stay Safe

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.


Tylenol May Help Ease The Pain Of Hurt Feelings

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.


What The Industry Knew About Sugar's Health Effects, But Didn't Tell Us

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.


It's Not Just Politics. Food Can Stir Holiday Conflict, Too

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.


Is There A Way To Keep Using Opioid Painkillers And Reduce Risk?

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.


Amid Privacy Concerns, Mattel Shelved Planned Device For Kids

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.