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August 2013 Archives

STUDY: Heavy Coffee Drinking Tied to Shorter Lives for Younger Adults

STUDY: Heavy Coffee Drinking Tied to Shorter Lives for Younger Adults

But experts say research has many limitations. Hold the java and listen up: A new study suggests that people under 55 who drink four or more cups of coff continue reading »

Steve Ramirez & Xu Liu TED Talk: What if We Could Alter Our Memories? (VIDEO)

Steve Ramirez & Xu Liu TED Talk: What if We Could Alter Our Memories? (VIDEO)

Can we edit the content of our memories? It’s a sci-fi-tinged question that Steve Ramirez and Xu Liu are asking in their lab at MIT. Essentially, the pair shoot a laser beam into the brain of a living mouse to activate and manipulate its memory. In this unexpectedly amusing talk they share not only how, but -- more importantly -- why they do this. continue reading »

HISPANIC HEALTH:  Stroke Rates Declining but Not for Mexican-Americans

HISPANIC HEALTH:  Stroke Rates Declining but Not for Mexican-Americans

A new study on strokes published in ‘Annals of Neurology’ is reporting that while stroke rates have dramatically declined for most Americans it has not for Mexican-Americans. continue reading »

Company Tied to Stomach Bug Outbreak Stops Shipments to U.S.

Company Tied to Stomach Bug Outbreak Stops Shipments to U.S.

Salad mix from Mexico has been implicated in Iowa, Nebraska cases; source of other infections is unclear - The Mexican company that distributes a salad mix tied to a U.S. outbreak of cyclospora illnesses said Monday that it was suspending shipments of the product to the United States. continue reading »

Boys and Girls May Have Different Obesity Risk Factors

Boys and Girls May Have Different Obesity Risk Factors

Playing team sports, even drinking milk affected kids differently in study. While some behaviors increase the risk of obesity for both boys and girls, continue reading »

Salmonella Outbreak: 307 Sick in 37 States

Salmonella Outbreak: 307 Sick in 37 States

More than 300 people in 37 states have been sickened to date in a major multistate outbreak of salmonella infection linked to baby poultry, U.S. government health officials reported Friday. continue reading »

Researchers Develop Biocompatible Cranial Implants in Colombia

Researchers Develop Biocompatible Cranial Implants in Colombia

Colombian researchers have developed biocompatible implants for patients who have suffered cranioencephalic traumas and which are based on 3D imaging of the patient known as tomography. These implants are far less costly than those available in the United States. continue reading »

Early Discipline Tied to Less Use of Drugs, Alcohol in Teens

Early Discipline Tied to Less Use of Drugs, Alcohol in Teens

A program to help correct disruptive behavior at ages 7 to 9 seemed to make a difference through age 17. Correcting disruptive behavior in young children could help prevent t continue reading »

High Blood Sugar Levels Tied to Small Increases in Dementia Risk

High Blood Sugar Levels Tied to Small Increases in Dementia Risk

Elevated blood glucose may harm the brain, even in people without diabetes, researchers say. Elevated blood sugar levels, even among people who don't have diabetes continue reading »

STUDY: U.S. Troops’ Suicide Risk Tied to Mental Illness, Not Combat

STUDY: U.S. Troops’ Suicide Risk Tied to Mental Illness, Not Combat

Psychiatric screening would help identify soldiers at greatest risk, experts say. The suicide rate in the U.S. military has risen in recent years, but a large new stu continue reading »

California Doctors, Nurses Headed to Peru to Provide Free Care

California Doctors, Nurses Headed to Peru to Provide Free Care

Close to 100 California medical professionals and volunteers are going on a humanitarian mission to Huacho, Peru. "We hope to care for between 8,000 and 10,000 people" continue reading »

Teens More Likely to Smoke if Parents Have EVER Smoked

Teens More Likely to Smoke if Parents Have EVER Smoked

Study also shows influence of older siblings. Teens of a parent who smoked -- even if the mother or father quit before the teen was born -- are more likely to smoke than those whose parents ar continue reading »

STUDY: 1 in 3 American Youths Experience Dating Violence

STUDY: 1 in 3 American Youths Experience Dating Violence

Problem isn't getting better, expert warns. More than one-third of U.S. teens and young adults say they've suffered abuse during dating and about one-third say they've been perpetrators of abuse, new research finds. About one-quarter say they've been both an abuser and a victim. continue reading »