August 28, 2015 Ralph Smith 0Comment

Published August 28, 2015 Reuters Facebook4 Twitter3 Email Print People who work at least 55 hours a week are significantly more likely to eventually suffer a stroke than people who work 35 to 40 hours a week, a recent study suggests. Previously, the same research team had linked longer working hours with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, but only for those in lower socioeconomic groups. “This was not the case for stroke: the association between long working hours and stroke was similar” at all socioeconomic levels, said lead author Mika Kivimaki of University College London, in an email….

August 21, 2015 Ralph Smith 0Comment

Published August 21, 2015 Facebook9 Twitter52 Email Print You’ve even been eating healthier this summer and are probably in the middle of getting a rockin’ bod with our Best Bodies challenge. So what could be the culprit behind those few extra pounds you’ve put on? Here’s the hard truth: drinks after work may be to blame, but not in the way you think. MORE: The One Thing Hairstylists Wish You’d Stop Doing According to a recent study, alcohol exposure sensitizes the brain’s response to food aromas and increases caloric intake. That means that those pre-dinner rooftop drinks could be affecting…

August 14, 2015 Ralph Smith 0Comment

Published August 14, 2015 Reuters Facebook2 Twitter12 Email Print When the results of a test wouldn’t change how doctors manage a patient’s care, most say it’s not worth doing. But new tests for breast cancer risk mutations beyond the well-known BRCA genes would offer actionable information for many women and their doctors, a new study finds. The BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations put women at high risk for breast, ovarian and other cancers, but mutations of other genes are believed to confer extra risk as well. Earlier this year, 17 genetic experts argued against testing for a wider panel of…

August 6, 2015 Ralph Smith 0Comment

Published August 06, 2015 The Wall Street Journal Facebook1 Twitter10 Email Print We all know the basics of the placebo effect: Someone takes a sugar capsule that a trusted doctor has extolled as a breakthrough in pain relief, and the patient reports that the pain has disappeared. The logic would seem obvious: Either the patient never really had significant pain, or he still has pain but plays it down to please his doctor. The seemingly obvious, however, is sometimes dead wrong. Researchers know that when someone expects a therapeutic benefit, the anticipation itself can have a real physiological effect on…

July 31, 2015 Ralph Smith 0Comment

Published July 30, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook73 Twitter38 livefyre Email Print NOW PLAYINGHealth benefits of coloring for adults Coloring is just for kids, right? Not anymore. Recently, adults across the country have picked up coloring books as a way to relax and unwind. Jason Abrams, 30, is an account manager at North 6th Agency, a New York City-based public relations firm. High anxiety and the hectic schedule of the deadline-driven job left him needing a way to cope with the stress. Eight years ago, he got hooked on using coloring books as a relaxing exercise— he even sparked a trend in…

July 11, 2014 0Comment

This medication is believed to be safe for consistent use over many years, and no adverse long term side effects have been reported in the literature. It is very important, however, for parents to discuss their questions and concerns with their physician and pharmacist. Buy the Book Realizing that your child has a problem is scary. Learning your child is physically sick can be devastating, but discovering your child suffers from a mental disorder only adds another layer of anxiety. New diagnoses seem to come up weekly, and all the misinformation in the media about the medications used to treat…