Statins Have Few Side Effects, But Should More People Be Taking Them? Statins lower cholesterol, reduce inflammation and may be responsible for saving thousands of lives. Should everyone be taking the wonder drug? Time Healthland, 07/10/2013. (Also see Statins)
How Writing Heals Wounds — Of Both the Mind and Body. Talking about difficult experiences can be a way of easing the emotional pain of trauma, but the latest research shows that expressing emotions in words can also speed physical healing. Times Healthland, 07/13/2013. (Also see Causes of Scleroderma: Stress)
AMA declares obesity a disease. The American Medical Association voted Tuesday to declare obesity a disease, a move that effectively defines 78 million American adults and 12 million children as having a medical condition requiring treatment. Los Angeles Times, 06/18/2013.
Social Isolation Leads to Risky Financial Decisions. If you feel like you can't make friends, you might try to buy them, new research suggests, even if it takes some considerable financial risk. Time Healthland, 08/02/2013.
Psoriasis Raises Risk of Other Ailments. Patients with psoriasis had an increased risk of multiple comorbid conditions affecting most major organ systems, including the lungs, liver, kidneys, and cardiovascular system. MedPage Today, 08/08/2013. (Also see Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis)
The Beer-Smell Gene and Other Ways DNA Drives Our Senses. Beer smells like beer and a violet smells like a violet to everyone, right? Maybe not, according to the latest study that traced the way we smell to differences in our genes. Times Healthland, 08/09/2013.
Common Genetic Ground Found for Depression, Schizophrenia, Autism. New research bolsters the idea that the risk for psychiatric and developmental disorders isn't specific to particular conditions — and that could mean new opportunities to treat mental illnesses that focus more on their common genetic roots. Times Healthland, 08/12/2013.
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