Sep 27 2012
Study Roundup: Is TV Making Our Kids "Mean Girls"?
The Gist We’ve all heard the adage: “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” But is it true? Over the years, considerable attention has been paid to combating the “sticks and stones”—namely, nose-bloodying scho...
Nov 21 2011
Doctor in Your Pocket: Apps Bring Health Closer
The advances human beings have made in technology are astounding: we put a man on the moon and made advanced communications technology affordable to nearly everyone on the planet. While a lot of technology is devoted to things like funny pict...
Nov 14 2011
Stem Cells Could Prevent Post-Heart Attack Damage
Dr. Roberto Bolli, left, and Dr. Sohail Ikram of the University of Louisville prepare to infuse patient Mike Jones with adult cardiac stem cells. Photo courtesy of the University of Louisville.It may be premature to give stem cell therapy credit ...
Sep 01 2011
Skin Tan Implant: Tanning from the Inside Out
The Scenesse tanning implant.I had a friend who frequented the tanning salon. I watched as her weekly habit gradually darkened her skin to deeper shades of bronze. Only when she started to look conspicuously orange did she stop the sessions. B...
Aug 02 2011
Your Brain on Shark Week: Fight, Flight, and Alpha Mode
Great White Shark, photo courtesy of Terry Gross, (CC BY-SA 3.0)Aww yeah! It’s Shark Week! Discovery Channel is rolling out the goods with hours upon hours of shows dedicated to the most efficient killing machines in the water. That means ro...
Jul 29 2011
Week in Health: July 23 - 29
Study: 1 in 3 People Who Get Nose Jobs have Body Dismorphic Disorder (Journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons) CDC: Strokes Rise Among Pregnant Women, New Moms (Huff Post Have Researchers Found a Vaccine Against Heroin? (Was...
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.