A Scientist Deploys Light And Sound To Reveal The...07/27/15
Try to look inside the brain, and you're not going to get very far. But photoacoustic imaging may be a solution for the shortcomings of conventional imaging. It uses lasers to make the brain sing.
On A 'Tour De Tacos' With Los Angeles' Eastside Bike Club
A cycling group comprised of mostly Latino, bilingual, bicultural bikers is growing in Los Angeles — and changing people's minds about what recreational bikers look like.
When Alzheimer's Steals Your Appetite, Remember To Laugh
Fresh grilled swordfish now tastes like rolled newspapers to Greg O'Brien, an unexpected effect of his Alzheimer's. And shopping without a grocery list is futile. But summer barbecues are still sweet.
No More Hidden Sugar: FDA Proposes New Label Rule
The FDA wants to revamp the Nutrition Facts panels on foods. The labels would have to list how much added sugar the foods contain — and how much it counts against your recommended daily allowance.
Even If You're Lean, 1 Soda Per Day Ups Your Risk Of...
A daily habit of sugary-sweetened drinks can boost your risk of developing the disease — even if you're not overweight. And diet soda might not be doing you any favors, either.
Younger Adults With Alzheimer's Are Key To Drug Search
A very rare genetic mutation causes some people to develop Alzheimer's in their 30s. It also makes these people the ideal candidates for tests of potential Alzheimer's drugs.
Women's Brains Appear More Vulnerable To Alzheimer's Than...
Researchers at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference say there's growing evidence that women are more likely than men of the same age to develop Alzheimer's disease.
Women Want To Stay In The Game, But Life Intervenes
Basketball is the most popular sport among both boys and girls, but many women end up dropping the game in adulthood, even though they still love it. Injuries, work and family are three reasons why.
How Did A Medical Miracle Turn Into A Global Threat?
Antibiotics save lives, but we rely on them too much. Eventually, the drugs may stop working. Economist Ramanan Laxminarayan asks us to think twice before reaching for this double-edged resource.
'When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors' To Best Avoid Lightning's...
Deaths in the U.S. from lightning strikes are up in 2015, compared with recent years. A convertible won't save you. Get inside at the first rumble of thunder, and stay away from plugged-in appliances.
Prozac In The Yogurt Aisle: Can 'Good' Bacteria Chill Us...
In recent years, a body of research has shown that beneficial microbes play a critical role in how our bodies work. And it turns out there's a lot of communication between our gut and our brain.
Engineering A Shingles Vaccine That Doesn't Wimp Out Over...
The current vaccine loses its protective value as people get older. A vaccine in the works maintains its strength over time. The biggest challenge may be getting adults to use it.
Study Finds Online Symptom Checkers Are Only Accurate Half...
A Harvard Medical School study found that online symptom checkers, such as WebMD and the Mayo Clinic, are only accurate about half the time.
Some Antidepressants May Pose Increased Risk Of Birth...
Some antidepressants may be riskier than others when used during pregnancy. A study found the most widely used antidepressant, sertraline, wasn't associated with birth defects.
Genetic Tweaks Are Restoring Hearing In Animals, Raising...
The latest accomplishment for gene therapy involves mice with inherited deafness. Meanwhile, the drugmaker Novartis is conducting the first trial of gene therapy for people with hearing loss.
Heroin Use Surges, Especially Among Women And Whites
All told, more than half a million Americans used heroin in 2013, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That represents a nearly 150 percent increase since 2007.
People With Brain Injuries Heal Faster If They Get Up And...
Doctors tell surgical patients to get out of bed as soon as possible, but people with brain injuries are encouraged to rest. Now it looks like activity can benefit brain injured patients, too.
Buy A Meth House Unawares And Pay The Health Consequences
The residue from meth labs can cause health problems, but people aren't always told that the house they're buying is contaminated. An Indiana law requires disclosure but not mandatory testing.
Can Technology Ease The Burden Of Caring For People With...
Things like activity trackers and sensors might make it easier to keep people with dementia safe and help caregivers. Researchers are going to test that idea in the real world.
Vaccine Against Meningitis B Gets A Boost From CDC
A federal health advisory committee now says everyone aged 16 to 23 should talk to a doctor about whether they need to get immunized against a rare but dangerous strain of meningitis.
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