Puberty timing influenced by both parents. Boys and girls may go through puberty sooner if their mothers and fathers were early bloomers, a recent Danish study suggests. Reuters Health, 04/15/2016.
Follow–up eye visits at preschools not cost–effective. Sending a mobile optometrist to preschools is not as cost–effective as telling kids and their parents to follow up with their own eye doctors, according to a new study from San Francisco. Reuters Health, 04/14/2016. (Also see Media Stories and Research)
Stroke survivors may face invisible obstacles returning to work. Stroke survivors may face memory, concentration and fatigue problems when returning to work, according to an analysis of a U.K. online forum. Reuters Health, 04/13/2016. (Also see Cardiac (Heart) Involvement)
Fast food may expose consumers to phthalates. People who eat a lot of fast food may be exposed to higher amounts of certain chemicals in plastics that are believed to disrupt human hormones and possibly cause cancer, according to a U.S. study. Reuters Health, 04/13/2016. (Also see Cancer)
Pollutants in Fish Could Disrupt Your Defenses to Toxins. Human defense mechanisms could be disrupted by the presence of a class of organic pollutants in fish and other food, according to new research. Time Healthland, 04/15/2016. (Also see Food Guide for Autoimmune Disease and Illnesses)
Pancreas Cell Transplants Can Help People With Severe Diabetes: Study. Transplants of insulin–producing pancreas cells are a long hoped–for treatment for diabetes. Philly Voice, 04/19/2016. (Also see Research on Diabetes)
The Cold Medicine That's Linked to Cognitive Problems. A common kind of prescription and over–the–counter medication, including some cold medicines, has been linked to cognitive impairment in older adults. Time Healthland, 04/12/2016.
Some People Should Take Daily Aspirin to Prevent Heart Attack, Health Groups Says. Taking a daily low–dose aspirin can help adults who are at risk for heart disease prevent a heart attack and stroke as well as colorectal cancer, according to U.S. health groups. Time Healthland, 04/18/2016.
Why Is Arthritis More Common in Women Than Men? Roughly one in four women have been given diagnoses of arthritis, compared with about one in five men, according to national health figures. New York Times, 04/12/2016. (Also see Arthritis)
Hope for Reversing Type 2 Diabetes. New research raises the tantalizing possibility that drastic changes in diet may reverse Type 2 diabetes in some people. New York Times, 04/18/2016. (Also see Research on Diabetes)
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