A Game Nobody Wins

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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.”

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Study Reveals One Reason Brain Tumors Are More Common in Men

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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’s Hot Flashes: Hypnotic Relaxation Therapy May Ease the Discomfort that Guys Don’t Talk About

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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.

A Bright, New Future for Prostate Cancer

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Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in males, with about 240,000 diagnoses expected this year.

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What the ‘Silent Treatment’ Says About Your Relationship

The most common pattern of conflict in relationships also causes the most damage.

Wives and Whether to Work: Community Religious Beliefs Play a Part, Baylor Study Shows

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.

Knowledge Is Power

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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.”

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By: Lucy Wiley Patients want to collaborate on health issues. They’re better informed than ever and no...

Health Care Plan Risk What did you do to bring down the cost of medications?

By: Lucy Wiley See that woman at the pharmacy counter with her mouth hanging open? That’s me!...

Health Insurance Costs Drug Trials – Not Always a Free Ride: I’m in a Phase III drug trial and I’m irked.

By Lucy Wiley The sponsors of this trial want me to get several lab tests, each costing...

One Injection Stops Diabetes in Its Tracks

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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

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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 […]

Reng’s Road Stretches From ‘Lost Boy’ to MTSU Master’s Degree

MTSU instructor Alier Reng, who was known as Johnson Reng until he legally changed his name earlier this year, was born..

After a Prognosis of 6 Weeks to Live, Leukemia Patient Celebrates 25 Years of Survival

"Velma and Mary were some of the early pioneers of bone marrow transplants," said Stiff, director of Loyola's Cardinal Bernardin Cancer..

New Scholarly Article Declares Wireless Devices a Safety Risk for Children

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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.

Low-cost TB test means quicker, More Reliable Diagnosis for Patients

A new test for tuberculosis (TB) could dramatically improve the speed and accuracy of diagnosis for one of the world’s deadliest..

Fatal Cellular Malfunction Identified in Huntington’s Disease

Researchers believe they have learned how mutations in the gene that causes Huntington’s disease kill brain cells, a finding that could..
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Early Life Stress Can Leave Lasting Impacts on the Brain

For children, stress can go a long way. A little bit provides a platform for learning, adapting and coping. But a..
child Heads with gears

Early Life Stress Can Leave Lasting Impacts on the Brain

For children, stress can go a long way. A little bit provides a platform for learning, adapting and coping. But a..
child Heads with gears

Early Life Stress Can Leave Lasting Impacts on the Brain

For children, stress can go a long way. A little bit provides a platform for learning, adapting and coping. But a..