Radio Health Journal
Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome10/04/15
Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome is often misdiagnosed and remains difficult to treat. However, children often outgrow the disorder as it transitions into migraine headaches.
Experts describe how misunderstanding autism has drastically affected treatment, and how schools and other institutions can change their approach to improve treatment.
The Importance of Play
Many schools are cutting down on recess to focus on the 3R's, but child development experts say play is part of children's "work" and an important part of how they learn.
The Return of Workplace Wellness
Experts discuss how corporate wellness plans work and whether the effort shows up favorably on the bottom line.
Exploding Head Syndrome
A sleep disorder strangely named "exploding head syndrome" may keep more than 10 percent of people awake at night by inflicting them with crashing sounds that only they can hear.
Stem Cell Regeneration
Scientists have discovered that older research animals can seemingly be made young again with infusions of young blood which reactivate stem cells opening the door to possibly rolling back the clock on aging.
Palcohol - Powdered Alcohol
Newly-invented powdered alcohol is entering the market, but some experts and legislators believe it should be banned because it's likely to be abused by teens.
Car Crashes and PTSD
Car accident survivors and one of the world's foremost experts discuss variables that make PTSD worse and essentials victims must carry out to recover.
Experts discuss why pet obesity is a problem and ways pet owners can keep their furry friends healthy.
Cancer biopsies traditionally require surgery to remove a piece of tumor. But researchers hope to eventually be able to use liquid biopsies for cancer screening and early diagnosis.
Everyone deals with grief at one time or another. An expert discusses how it's experienced by most people, and a writer/illustrator discusses his experience dealing with his spouse's sudden death.
A surprisingly large number of people become agitated when they hear sounds such as chewing, slurping or sniffling. This disorder, misophonia, is largely unknown, but researchers believe audio processing is mis-routed to rage centers in the brain.
Odd Medical Treatments of the Past
An expert examines how far we've come in medicine by focusing on past practices, which lead him to conclude doctors in ancient Greece provided better care than those in the US 150 years ago.
Heart Attacks in Young Women
Surveys show young women are often unaware of their risk of a heart attack and are much less likely to go to the ER when a heart attack occurs. Experts discuss reasons and possible remedies.
The Power of Tears
Researchers are learning that tears shed for different reasons are chemically different. Experts discuss why it's good for people to cry.
Enlisting Men Against Sexual Assault
Colleges are now required by Federal law to present anti-sexual assault training to new students, but rather than instilling "no means no," some experts think we need to do much more to enlist men to help prevent sexual assault.
Multitasking seems like a necessity for most people, and most of us think it inproves our efficiency. Researchers discuss why our brains can't do two things at once, and why "supertaskers" may be different.
Online Pharmacies, Fake Drugs
Consumers who purchase medicines online are taking a big risk-experts say 97% of online "pharmacies" are rogue sites operating illegally. Experts discuss how consumers can buy safely.
Preserving Life Versus Prolonging Death
An award winning science writer discusses her experience observing how medical professionals and patients differ in their acceptance of impending death, and what families need to know to navigate the end of life toward a "good death."
The Risk of the Front Passenger Seat
Few people are aware that the vehicle occupant most likely to be hurt in a crash is the one in the front passenger seat. Experts discuss how car occupants can protect themselves from injury.
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