Jul 27 2011
How Your Personality Predicts Your Odds for Obesity
We know there is an obesity crisis in this country. Statistics fly at us from various sources (here’s another one: about one third of adults in the United States are obese, according to the CDC). Despite the rising rates over the past few decad...
Jul 22 2011
Week in Health: July 16 - 22
The past weeks top health news items, including the latest obesity study, news on how Google changes the way your memory works, and information on why we are not on track to rid the world of Polio.
Jul 21 2011
Former NFL Players Sue League For Concealing Concussion Risk
On Tuesday, a group of 75 former professional football players walked into the Superior Court in Los Angeles, California and filed suit against the National Football League (NFL), alleging that the league has known since the 1920s that concussions...
Jul 20 2011
What TV Teaches Our Teens
TV is influential, which isn’t terribly shocking. More shocking is the decline in our values over the decades—and how closely that decline may be connected to our TV-watching habits. According to a recent study by UCLA, published in Cyberps...
Jul 15 2011
Week in Health: July 11 - 15
Global HealthAntibiotic Resistant Superbug Threatens Globe (Healthline)Iceland Proposes Bill: Presciption for Cigarettes (Time)U.S. Policy and Healthcare Skip the Hospital in July—Mortality Rates Increase as New Trainees Begin (Annals of Internal...
Jul 08 2011
Week in Health: July 1 - July 8
Global Health WHO Releases Updated List of the Top 10 Causes of Death Worldwide (WHO) WHO Issues Statement Urging More Countries to Require Large, Graphic Health Warning on Tobacco Packaging (WHO) Common Smoking Drug Linked to Increased...
Jul 07 2011
Are Eating Disorders Contagious?
The media barrages us with images on a daily basis. That, we know. Flip on the TV, go online, even stand in line at the grocery checkout and see if you can avoid the not-so-subtle suggestions to lose weight, cut cravings, and, overall, improve ...
Jul 05 2011
You’ve Been Warned: Is Graphic the Way to Go?
Warning to Smokers: Labels are Getting ToughIn case you haven’t heard, cigarettes are bad for you. Really, really bad. And soon, if you want to buy a pack, you’ll hear the warning loud and clear. You’re going to be staring at the long-term ef...