You may never have heard of The Choking Game, but if you have school-aged children, they probably have. This game is popular among 9- to 16-year-olds. These adolescents are generally high-achieving in academics and sports and do not want to risk getting caught with drugs or alcohol. Across the country, dozens of children have died from engaging in this risky behavior, where they cut off the oxygen to their brains in order to get “high.”Read More...
Q&A: What Can U.S. Health Care Learn from the Ebola Outbreak?
The WHO selected Thomas to serve on the ethics committee that just recommended making experimental drugs available to Ebola patients in West Africa. Thomas was sole patient representative on the international panel, which decided that offering experimental drugs is ethical if patients give fully informed consent and data is gathered to track the effectiveness of the medications used.
New research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis helps explain why brain tumors occur more often in males and frequently are more harmful than similar tumors in females.
Men who experience hot flashes are unlikely to talk much about it, but they may find relief from their silent suffering if they are willing to try an unusual treatment, according to findings from a Baylor University case study.
Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in males, with about 240,000 diagnoses expected this year.
The most common pattern of conflict in relationships also causes the most damage.
Married women who live in communities in which a higher proportion of the population belongs to conservative religious traditions — such as evangelical or Mormon — are more likely to choose not to work outside the home, even if the women are not members of those faith groups, according to a Baylor University study.
By: Lucy Wiley
Patients want to collaborate on health issues. They’re better informed than ever and no longer want physicians to make all the treatment decisions. Patients need facts – including the facts about their own medical lab tests.
But in Texas, many medical labs still provide results to the doctor first, leaving you to obtain the results indirectly. “The data you’re paying for belongs to you,” explains KevinMD.com. He urges patients to “email your doctor with questions.”Read More...
In mice with diet-induced diabetes—the equivalent of type 2 diabetes in humans—a single injection of the protein FGF1 is enough to restore blood sugar levels to a healthy range for more than two days.
Favorite TV Reruns May Have Restorative Powers We hear all the time that we need to get off the couch, stop watching TV and get moving. But what if watching TV under specific conditions could actually provide the mental boost you need to tackle a difficult task? A new paper that describes two studies by Jaye […]
A scholarly article on wireless safety reports that children and fetuses are the most at risk from neurological and biological damage that results from microwave radiation emitted by wireless devices, due to the higher rate of absorption of microwave radiation by children than by adults.