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Fruits, Veggies: Just
What the Doctor Is Ordering
Sep 4, 2023 11:15 AM CDT
Fruits, Veggies: Just What the Doctor Is Ordering
Study finds that giving patients monthly vouchers for fresh food has an impact
- The old adage is "an apple a day keeps the doctor away." And some modern doctors would very much like to prescribe that apple a day to their patients. As NPR reports, a new study conducted an interesting experiment: giving "produce prescriptions" to patients who struggled with...
Handful of Nuts Daily
Linked to Lower Depression
Aug 13, 2023 9:35 AM CDT
Handful of Nuts Daily Linked to Lower Depression
Rates of depression dropped by as much as 17%
- People who are not afflicted with nut allergies know the joys of chowing down on them—a little fat, a little protein, touch of salt, and you can keep going. Now a study suggests a potential health benefit for those who partake: a reduced risk of depression. The study of...
AI Shows Big Promise
in Detecting Breast Cancer
Aug 3, 2023 2:58 PM CDT
AI Shows Big Promise in Detecting Breast Cancer
Large new study out of Sweden shows artificial intelligence is on par with human radiologists
- The biggest study of its kind to date suggests that artificial intelligence has great potential to help detect breast cancer from mammograms, reports the
. The study, published in Lancet Oncology , involved more than 80,000 women in Sweden. Half of the women's mammograms were assessed by two radiologists...
Deadly 'Double Whammy:'
Heat Wave, Plus Air Pollution
Jul 27, 2023 1:29 PM CDT
Deadly 'Double Whammy:' Heat Wave, Plus Air Pollution
Researchers see an increased risk of fatal heart attacks with this combination
- Prolonged heat can increase the risk of a heart attack. So, too, can exposure to air pollution. "The two things together are more than a double whammy," epidemiologist Joel Kaufman of the University of Washington tells the
Wall Street Journal
, referring to a new study in the journal...
Heavy Drinkers Have Greater
Tolerance, Right? Not So Much
Jun 25, 2023 5:25 PM CDT
Heavy Drinkers Have Greater Tolerance, Right? Not So Much
Study suggests it's largely a myth
- It's a common dramatic trope: Steely-eyed people squaring off in a boozy drinking duel, usually ending with someone passing out on the floor while their opponent seems relatively clear-eyed in victory. Research done by the University of Chicago found that the heavy drinker with high tolerance, however, is mostly...
Mislabeled Gummies May
Have Too Much Melatonin
Apr 26, 2023 2:00 PM CDT
Mislabeled Gummies May Have Too Much Melatonin
In a survey of more than two dozen brands, most weren't properly labeled
- Here's some bad bedtime math: Researchers discovered that those melatonin gummies many people take to ensure a good snooze might pack a heftier melatonin punch than advertised, reports the
Wall Street Journal
. According to the results of a survey of 25 brands published in JAMA , research found that most...
Even Rich Black Families
Face Worse Birth Outcomes
Feb 12, 2023 1:55 PM CST
Even Rich Black Families Face Worse Birth Outcomes
Findings suggest structural issues are involved, experts say
- Data have long shown that Black mothers and their children suffer the worst birth outcomes in the US. Now a large study has shown that parental income is a reliable predictor, as well—but there's an exception, the
New York Times
reports. Wealthy mothers are the most likely to...
Research Throws Water on
Dec 11, 2022 6:45 AM CST
Research Throws Water on 8-Glasses-a-Day Advice
The 64-ounces guidance might have been taken too literally
- The advice to drink eight glasses of water a day is so engrained that it might be difficult to dislodge it. But some researchers are trying to, the
reports. A new study published in the journal
finds issues with that guidance, which might have been misunderstood all...
Falls, but Not
for Black Women
Oct 7, 2022 5:20 PM CDT
Breast Cancer Mortality Rate Falls, but Not for Black Women
New data show mortality rate for Black women is 40% higher than that of white patients
- The death rate from breast cancer has plunged since 1989, the American Cancer Society reports, but the improvement is not applying equally. Black women are still more likely to die of breast cancer than white patients, despite having a lower incidence of the disease, a new report says. The mortality...
Study: Consuming All Your
Food in 10 Hours Has Benefits
Oct 5, 2022 1:20 PM CDT
Study: Consuming All Your Food in 10 Hours Has Benefits
And shifting your meal time earlier could have benefits too
- If you're an intermittent faster who endeavors not to eat in any time ending in "AM," you may want to rethink that. NBC News reports on a pair of studies that point to there being value in constraining your meals to a 10-hour window—but making that...
to Take a Pill
in case you missed it
Sep 25, 2022 7:55 AM CDT
There's an Optimal Way to Take a Pill
Do it lying down, on your right side
- If your answer to "how do you take a pill?" is "with water," it may be time to make your process a little more sophisticated. Johns Hopkins University researchers explored how your posture when taking a pill impacts the body's absorption of the medication. It turns...
Research Likens COVID's Effect
on Brain to Aging From 50 to 70
May 4, 2022 7:50 PM CDT
Research Likens COVID's Effect on Brain to Aging From 50 to 70
Severity of the illness appears linked to degree of decline
- Researchers have found that the effects of long COVID can include starting a cognitive decline comparable to the person aging mentally 20 years. The UK study 's senior author said the severity of the decline is tied to the seriousness of the person's illness, the
Light at Night Harms Health,
Even While You're Fast Sleep
Apr 3, 2022 9:50 AM CDT
Light at Night Harms Health, Even While You're Fast Sleep
For your brain, the lights don't go out just because you close your eyes
- If you tend to fall asleep with the TV or a bedside light on, add it to the list of ways you are probably harming your health without even trying. In fact, per CNN —citing a recent study led by Dr. Phyllis Zee, chief of sleep medicine at Northwestern—...
COVID Study Puts
Toll at 3 Times
Mar 13, 2022 5:05 PM CDT
COVID Study Puts Toll at 3 Times Official Count
Researchers say pandemic could have caused 18M deaths worldwide
- The World Health Organization has reported that, through 2021, almost 6 million people died in the COVID-19 pandemic. Now a new study has found that the actual total could be three times that estimate: 18.2 million. The real number of deaths "is much higher than simply assessed by...
Jan 21, 2022 2:21 PM CST
New Data: Boosters Work Against Omicron
CDC releases real-world studies filling in the gaps on vaccine effectiveness
- Full vaccination provides the best—and safest—protection from the delta and omicron coronavirus variants, new studies released Friday by the CDC confirm. It's the first comprehensive examination of the vaccines' effectiveness in preventing hospitalization for omicron infections, the
Wall Street Journal
reports. Booster shots were shown to make...
The Research Doesn't
Back Up Your Hangover Cure
Jan 3, 2022 10:55 AM CST
The Research Doesn't Back Up Your Hangover Cure
But that's partly because the studies to date are so mediocre, researchers found
- Tomato juice, kombucha, greasy eggs and ketchup: Whatever method you swears cures your hangover, well, there's not much science to back you up. So found a review of 21 placebo-controlled randomized clinical trials that examined various hangover "cures." The upshot: The research that's been done so...
Researchers Follow Zika Babies
Looking for COVID Answers
Dec 27, 2021 1:41 PM CST
Researchers Follow Zika Babies Looking for COVID Answers
Study follows kids whose moms were infected with mosquito-borne disease
- Whatever happened with Zika? The outbreak in 2015 and 2016 was largely over by 2017, but its effects on babies whose moms were infected with the virus are still being felt. Some babies were born with microcephaly —a condition marked by an unusually small head and problems with brain...
Most Vaccines Do
the Job as Boosters
Dec 3, 2021 2:47 PM CST
Most Vaccines Do the Job as Boosters
Research shows mixing and matching brands works
- New research backs up the advice often given to everyone who's been vaccinated against the coronavirus to get a booster—any booster. A British study compared the effectiveness of seven brands of coronavirus vaccines administered as booster shots to 2,878 people who'd already had two doses of...
Brain Implant Gives
Woman Relief From
Oct 4, 2021 2:42 PM CDT
Brain Implant Gives Woman Relief From Lifelong Depression
Doctors used a device approved for epilepsy
- A woman with depression that never got better, not with antidepressants and not with electroconvulsive therapy, is finally getting some relief, and some researchers are as happy as she is. A woman, identified only as Sarah, had struggled for most of her 36 years, but now finds herself capable of...
Oct 4, 2021 1:01 PM CDT
Survey Confirms That People Are Gassy
81% of respondents said they experienced flatulence in the previous 24 hours
- If you regularly find yourself gassy, you're in good company, or so indicates a new survey. Using an online health survey, scientists from the Rome Foundation Research Institute in the US and France's Danone Nutricia Research polled nearly 6,000 adults in the US, UK, and Mexico about...
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