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 19 2011
Your Brain on Google
Look at the top of the page for a second. You’ll see the magical button that has changed the way your brain functions: Search. This site, and millions like it, gives you the opportunity to enrich you life by simply offering you knowledge, del...
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 14 2011
World Threatened by Japanese Super Gonorrhea, Say Scientists
World War II era poster warning of STD's.Scientists are reporting the discovery in Kyoto, Japan of a new strain of gonorrhea that is impervious to antibiotic treatments. Gonorrhea—known colloquially and in modern English literature as “the ...
Jul 13 2011
IV Vitamin Therapy: Trend or Treatment?
Feeling blah? Overworked? Achy? Well, there’s a cocktail for that—offered up in a dose of vitamins and minerals tailored to boost your energy levels and increase a flagging immune system. And administered via intravenous (IV) therapy—direc...
Jul 12 2011
Blackout: Why You Can’t Remember What You Did Last Night
Illustration of the brain, highlighting the hippocampus.There’s a scene in Cheers where lovable mailman Cliff explains his theory on how drinking makes him smarter. He gives a survival-of-the-fittest scenario that alcohol kills off the slowest...
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 06 2011
Environmental Factors Key to Autism
A new study published earlier this week will likely dump buckets of fuel on the fire that rages in the debate over autism. For the past decade, there has been ongoing vitriol spilled over the (potential) relationship between early childhood vac...