Scientists win 2 billion euros to fight brain disease, study graphene + MORE Jan 28th
The Right Way to Praise Your Kids
Experts give tips to parents on how to praise their children to help build self-esteem and self-confidence.
Is acupuncture as effective as antidepressants? Part 2. Blinding readers who try to get an answer
This is the second blog post about a recent PLOS One review claiming that alternative therapies such as acupuncture are as effective as antidepressants and psychotherapy for depression. The article gives a message to depressed consumers that they should consider alternative therapies as a treatment option because they are just as effective as conventional treatments…
Do penalties for smokers and the obese make sense?
Faced with the high cost of caring for smokers and overeaters, experts say society must grapple with a blunt question: Instead of trying to penalize them and change their ways, why not just let these health sinners die prematurely from their unhealthy habits?
FDA OKs First OTC Remedy for Overactive Bladder
The FDA has approved Oxytrol for Women, the first over-the-counter treatment for overactive bladder in women 18 and older.
Lily Avnet: Huffpost Workouts: My ‘Get Through It’ Playlist
While I am still looking for a scientist to back my claim that my body is totally devoid of endorphins, I must endure thrice-weekly cardio sessions until President Obama amends the constitution to decree that ice cream and candy be considered health foods — my actual wish to former Pres. Clinton as a five-year-old…
Dr. Michael J. Breus: Can’t Sleep? Drug-Free Alternatives That Really Help
Insomnia is a widespread sleep problem among adults. Nearly 40 percent of men and women in the U.S. experience some symptoms of insomnia in a given year, and as many as 15 percent of adults struggle with chronic insomnia. Relaxation techniques are considered a standard form treatment for insomnia by sleep professionals, and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine…
Scientists win 2 billion euros to fight brain disease, study graphene
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Commission will award a total of 2 billion euros for research into brain disease and into the “miracle material” graphene which could be used to make flexible electronic devices and could lead to superfast Internet speeds.
Diane-35 acne drug linked to deaths, prompting French investigation
France’s health regulator has opened an inquiry into acne drug Diane-35, which is also used as a contraceptive, after four deaths linked to the drug in the past 25 years
For breast cancer patients, less invasive surgery may be better than full mastectomies
Women with early stage breast cancer who undergo breast-conserving surgery do just as well, and perhaps better, in terms of survival, than those who have their breasts removed, a new study suggests
‘Mob Wives: Renee Checks Herself Into Rehab
Renee Graziano took the difficult step of realizing she had a problem and having the strength and fortitude to do something about it. On the latest “Mob Wives,” she checked herself into rehab for both her ongoing battle with depression and her addiction to prescription medications.
“I’m scared,” she admitted to a counselor at the center…
Healthier Versions Of 12 Classic Brunch Foods
It’s something of a weekend ritual: brunch. But somewhere between the side of buttered toast and the second mimosa, you might realize that what started as a hearty weekend meal with good company has suddenly become a calorie- and fat-laden diet derailer.
That doesn’t mean brunch foods are completely off limits, however…
25 Ways to Handle the Stress of a New Baby
WebMD helps parents of new babies understand stress and find time for relaxation and fun. Learn how to deal with stress so you can spend quality time with your baby.
What should you do if you are stuck in your car during a killer snowstorm?
In mid December of 1992, unusually dry conditions had people cancelling their reservations for Christmas in Tahoe, but then the weather changed. A couple days before Christmas, it started snowing, and for the next three mon.... More »
Why do you get every bug that passes through town, while your spouse and friends stay healthy? Blame your immune system, the network of cells and organs that fights off illness (or tries to, anyway)..... More »
If you’re a regular reader of this blog, I’ll bet you’re not a regular consumer of vitamins or supplements. I’m in that group. Aside from sporadic vitamin D in winter, I don’t take any vitamins or supplements routinely, nor do I give any to my children. Your reasons ma.... More »
Up until the age of 7, Billy Barnhard loved to play baseball. But then he was diagnosed with a disorder called generalized dystonia. Barnhard, now 18, can no longer speak and is forced to use technology, specifically his iPad, to communicate.... More »
Is flu season just about over? How bad was it?
Visits to emergency departments and outpatient medical clinics for flu-like illness continue to drop, but flu activity is still being seen in most regions of the state.
According to the Virginia Department of Health's flu surveillance report for the wee.... More »
The Right Way to Praise Your Kids – webmd.com
Is acupuncture as effective as antidepressants? Part 2. Blinding readers who try to get an answer – sciencebasedmedicine.org
Do penalties for smokers and the obese make sense? – foxnews.com
FDA OKs First OTC Remedy for Overactive Bladder – webmd.com
Lily Avnet: Huffpost Workouts: My ‘Get Through It’ Playlist – huffingtonpost.com
Dr. Michael J. Breus: Can’t Sleep? Drug-Free Alternatives That Really Help – huffingtonpost.com
Scientists win 2 billion euros to fight brain disease, study graphene – reuters.com
Diane-35 acne drug linked to deaths, prompting French investigation – foxnews.com
For breast cancer patients, less invasive surgery may be better than full mastectomies – foxnews.com
‘Mob Wives: Renee Checks Herself Into Rehab – huffingtonpost.com
Healthier Versions Of 12 Classic Brunch Foods – huffingtonpost.com
25 Ways to Handle the Stress of a New Baby – webmd.com
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