- Sounds of summer can be a danger to hearing
- Rate of severe reactions higher than thought in young children with food allergies
- Low vitamin D levels linked to weight gain in some older women
- New hormonal gel combination shows promise as reversible birth control for men
- 'Dessert with breakfast diet' helps avoid weight regain by reducing cravings
- Secondhand smoke is linked to type 2 diabetes and obesity
- Exercise, even mild physical activity, may reduce breast cancer risk
- New model to understand the supertasting phenomenon
- Soda companies' PR campaigns are bad for health, experts say
Posted: 25 Jun 2012 01:29 PM PDT
Hearing can be permanently damaged by loud summer noises such as fireworks, marching bands, construction and the like. An audiologist explains decibels for common sounds and offers tips and expertise to safeguard hearing.
Posted: 25 Jun 2012 09:59 AM PDT
Young children with allergies to milk and egg experience reactions to these and other foods more often than researchers had expected, a study reports. The study also found that severe and potentially life-threatening reactions in a significant number of these children occur and that some caregivers are hesitant to give such children epinephrine, a medication that reverses the symptoms of such reactions and can save lives.
Posted: 25 Jun 2012 09:54 AM PDT
Older women with insufficient levels of Vitamin D gained more weight than those with sufficient levels of the vitamin, according to a new study. The study of more than 4,600 women ages 65 and older found that over nearly five years, those with insufficient levels of Vitamin D in their blood gained about two pounds more than those with adequate levels of the vitamin.
Posted: 25 Jun 2012 09:51 AM PDT
Male hormonal contraceptives applied daily to the skin reduce sperm production, finds a new study. Very low sperm counts resulted for about 89 percent of men using a new combination of hormones, the authors reported. They combined a transdermal (skin) gel containing the male hormone testosterone and a gel containing a new synthetic progestin called Nestorone.
Posted: 25 Jun 2012 09:50 AM PDT
Dieters have less hunger and cravings throughout the day and are better able to keep off lost weight if they eat a carbohydrate-rich, protein-packed breakfast that includes dessert.
Posted: 25 Jun 2012 09:50 AM PDT
Adults who are exposed to secondhand smoke have higher rates of obesity and Type 2 diabetes than do nonsmokers without environmental exposure to tobacco smoke, a new study shows.
Posted: 25 Jun 2012 03:53 AM PDT
A new analysis has found that physical activity – either mild or intense and before or after menopause – may reduce breast cancer risk, but substantial weight gain may negate these benefits. The findings indicate that women can reduce their breast cancer risk by exercising and maintaining their weight.
Posted: 21 Jun 2012 11:14 AM PDT
Researchers have developed a new mouse model that may be useful to study supertasting, the ability to strongly detect food flavors such as bitter and sweet, which often affects a person's food preferences.
Posted: 19 Jun 2012 07:58 PM PDT
Health advocates need to organize strong public health campaigns to educate the public and policymakers about the dangers of both sugary beverages and the misleading industry corporate social responsibility campaigns that distract from their products' health risks, according to US experts.
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