Some Brain Games May Grow the Size of Your Brain: Study. A study shows that personalized brain training can grow the hippocampus in some older people. Times Healthland, 02/12/2016. (Also see Brain Involvement)
Air Pollution Kills More Than 5 Million People Around the World Every Year. More than 5.5 million people die annually due to both outdoor and household air pollution, according to new research. Times Healthland, 02/12/2016. (Also see Causes of Scleroderma: Environmental)
Some Good News for Dementia: Rates Might be Going Down. Researchers have found that it might be possible to delay or even prevent some kinds of dementia, which is a small piece of good news for people at high risk of it. NBC Health News, 02/10/2016.
Eating a high-fiber diet as a teen may help prevent breast cancer later. A new study finds that women who ate more fiber in their late teens and 20s had a much lower risk of breast cancer later. Today Health, 02/01/2016. (Also see Cancer)
Check All Adults for Depression, Especially New Moms, Panel Says. All adults should be regularly screened for depression, especially pregnant women and new mothers, government advisers said. NBC Health News, 01/26/2016. (Also see Depression)
Weight–loss surgery after age 35 linked to survival benefit. Obese people who undergo a certain kind of weight–loss operation after age 35 may live longer than obese people of the same age who don't have the surgery, a study suggests. Reuters Health, 02/11/2016.
Textile workers at higher risk for rheumatoid arthritis. Breathing textile dust on the job is linked to an almost tripled risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, a Malaysian study suggests. Reuters Health, 02/11/2016. (Also see Causes of Rheumatoid Arthritis)
Superbug review says more vaccines needed to reduce antibiotic use. More use of vaccines would reduce the need to use antibiotics and help fight the rise of drug–resistant superbug infections, according to a British government–commissioned review of the threat. Reuters Health, 02/11/2016. (Also see Arthritis Treatments – General and Vaccinations)
The silent epidemic that can leave women infertile – but often has no symptoms. The majority of women have never heard of pelvic inflammatory disease and left untreated, the consequences can be shattering. Mail Online, 02/15/2016.
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