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News Archives for August 2012

August 31, 2012
  Traumatic childhood raises risk of drug addiction; Kidney stones linked to kidney problems later in life; Physical fitness in midlife has lasting benefits - Dr. Sanjay Sharma
  Drug addictions more likely in children who have a traumatic upbringing - Dr. Sanjay Sharma
  Loss of kidney function may be linked to kidney stones - Dr. Sanjay Sharma
  Being physically fit in 30s, 40s and 50s has lifelong benefits - Dr. Sanjay Sharma
August 30, 2012
  Healthy living can add 6 years to lifespan; Two breast cancer chemotherapy drugs linked to heart problems; Eye movements help diagnose neurological conditions - Dr. Sanjay Sharma
  Older adults who don't smoke and remain physically active can add several years to their life - Dr. Sanjay Sharma
  Two breast cancer drugs linked to heart failure - Dr. Sanjay Sharma
  Researchers use everyday eye movements to help diagnose Parkinson's, ADHD and FASD - Dr. Sanjay Sharma
August 29, 2012
  Chocolate lowers risk stroke in men; Smoking more than doubles risk of burst aneurysm; Aspirin may prolong life in prostate cancer patients - Dr. Sanjay Sharma
  Regular moderate chocolate consumption lowers stroke risk in men - Dr. Sanjay Sharma
  Smokers much more likely to suffer burst aneurysm - Dr. Sanjay Sharma
  Prostate cancer patients have longer lives if they take aspirin - Dr. Sanjay Sharma
August 28, 2012
  FDA approves new drug, Stribild, for HIV; 10 year reduction in post-heart attack strokes; TB vaccines need to be improved - Dr. Sanjay Sharma
  New once-a-day pill for HIV approved by FDA - Dr. Sanjay Sharma
  Post-heart attack stroke rates cut in half in Sweden - Dr. Sanjay Sharma
  Novel synthetic tuberculosis vaccines could save millions of lives - Dr. Sanjay Sharma
August 27, 2012
  Belly fat linked to 3x increased risk of cardiovascular death; Obese women more likely to have breast cancer recur; Teenage pot use causes long term mental deficits - Dr. Sanjay Sharma
  Belly fat raises risk of all-cause mortality twofold - Dr. Sanjay Sharma
  Obese women at 30% increased risk of breast cancer recurrence - Dr. Sanjay Sharma
  Marijuana use in adolescence linked to long-term memory, attention problems - Dr. Sanjay Sharma
August 26, 2012
  Spouses of heart attack victims at raised risk of depression, suicide; Heart failure case in Ontario decreasing; Heart calcium scans detect heart disease best - Dr. Davin Johnson
August 25, 2012
  Mental decline boosted by obesity; Childhood music lessons may better train adult brain; Burnout very common among US physicians - Dr. Davin Johnson
August 24, 2012
  Interprofessional Project on Disability, Maternal and Child Health in Bangladesh - Dr. Malcolm Peat
August 23, 2012
  Giving infants antibiotics raises their risk of obesity later in childhood - Dr. Davin Johnson
  Antibiotics in infancy linked to childhood obesity - Dr. Davin Johnson
August 22, 2012
  Some childhood cancer survivors at raised risk of diabetes; Inappropriate medication prescriptions in the elderly; Friend networks may determine mental well-being in midlife - Dr. Zale Mednick
  Radiotherapy in childhood cancer patients raises diabetes risk later in life - Dr. Zale Mednick
  Over 20% of medication prescriptions for the elderly are inappropriate - Dr. Zale Mednick
  Friends may improve mental well-being in middle aged adults - Dr. Zale Mednick
August 21, 2012
  Depression, suicide more likely to occur in spouses of heart attack victims; Music training may improve brain function; Heart calcium scan best for predicting heart disease - Dr. Davin Johnson
  Spouses of heart attack sufferers at increased risk of depression, anxiety and suicide - Dr. Davin Johnson
  Learning music in childhood may boost brain function in adulthood - Dr. Davin Johnson
  Coronary artery calcium is most effective in predicting cardiovascular disease - Dr. Davin Johnson
August 20, 2012
  Faster cognitive decline linked to obesity; Heart failure rates drop in Ontario; Nearly half of physicians suffering one symptom of burnout - Dr. Davin Johnson
  Obesity accelerates mental decline - Dr. Davin Johnson
  33% decline in heart failure cases in Ontario since 1997 - Dr. Davin Johnson
  Many US physicians suffering from at least one symptom of burnout - Dr. Davin Johnson
August 19, 2012
  Exercise Improves Well-being of Cancer Patients; West Nile Virus In Texas; Bisphenol-A Associated With Increased Risk of Cardiovascular Disease - Dr. Davin Johnson
August 18, 2012
  Alzheimer's Biomarkers; Triclosan May Impair Muscle Function; Yo-Yo Dieting Does Not Negatively Affect Metabolism Long-term - Dr. Davin Johnson
August 17, 2012
  Intestinal Bacteria May Play a Role in Obesity - Dr. Davin Johnson
  Physical Activity Improves Bone Health In Premenopausal Women - Dr. Davin Johnson
  Bisphenol-A May Be Associated With Cardiovascular Disease - Dr. Davin Johnson
  BPA Associated With Cardiovascular Disease; Exercise Improves Bone Health; Certain Gut Bacteria Associated with Obesity - Dr. Davin Johnson
August 16, 2012
  Inactive Children Have Poor Motor Coordination - Dr. Davin Johnson
  Experimental Vaccine For Treating Glioblastoma - Dr. Davin Johnson
  Over 400 Cases of West Nile Virus In Texas - Dr. Davin Johnson
  West Nile In Texas; Experimental Brain Cancer Treatment; Motor Skills of Sedentary Children - Dr. Davin Johnson
August 15, 2012
  Improving Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates With Telephone Calls - Dr. Davin Johnson
  Benefits of Exercise For Cancer Patients - Dr. Davin Johnson
  Yo-Yo Dieting Does Not Permanently Affect Metabolism - Dr. Davin Johnson
  Long Term Effects of Yo-Yo Dieting; Exercise Improves Cancer Quality of Life; Increasing Colorectal Screening Rates - Dr. Davin Johnson
August 14, 2012
  Slow Release Drug Delivery Method Last 6 Months - Dr. Davin Johnson
  Triclosan Found To Impair Muscle Function In Animals - Dr. Davin Johnson
  Light Physical Activity May Improve Heart Health - Dr. Davin Johnson
  Mild Activity Improves Heart Health; Concerns About Triclosan; Drug Delivery With Hydrogel - Dr. Davin Johnson
August 13, 2012
  Two Dose Hepatitis A Vaccine Lasts At Least A Decade - Dr. Davin Johnson
  Diabetes Risk of Statins Outweighed by Benefits - Dr. Davin Johnson
  Progress Toward Alzheimer's Blood Test - Dr. Davin Johnson
  Alzheimer's Biomarkers; Statins And Diabetes Risk; Hepatitis A Vaccine Lasts 10 Years or More - Dr. Davin Johnson
August 12, 2012
  Vaccine has potential to reverse type 1 diabetes; New test improves PSA screening; Corticosteroids not effective at treating sinusitis - Dr. Sanjay Sharma
August 11, 2012
  Cholesterol declining among US youth; New way to deliver Herceptin speeds breast cancer treatment; Dementia strongly associated with delirium - Dr. Sanjay Sharma
August 10, 2012
  Cholesterol declining among American youth; Link between unhealthy diet and lower IQ in children; Corticosteroids ineffective for sinusitis - Dr. Sanjay Sharma
  CDC: Cholesterol levels declining among US children, adolescents - Dr. Sanjay Sharma
  Healthy diet raises IQ in children - Dr. Sanjay Sharma
  Prednisone does little in treating acute sinusitis - Dr. Sanjay Sharma
August 9, 2012
  New test more accurate at detecting aggressive prostate cancer; Elevated iron levels raises bowel cancer risk in some people; Dementia strongly linked to delirium - Dr. Sanjay Sharma
  Novel method makes PSA screening much more accurate - Dr. Sanjay Sharma
  Faulty gene plus too much iron in the diet raises risk of bowel cancer - Dr. Sanjay Sharma
  Episodes of delirium raise risk of dementia eightfold - Dr. Sanjay Sharma
August 8, 2012
  Vaccine helps reverse diabetes; Standard injection of breast cancer drug as effective as IV; Natural birth may boost brain function in child - Dr. Sanjay Sharma
  General vaccine has the potential to reverse type 1 diabetes - Dr. Sanjay Sharma
  Subcutaneous injection of Herceptin greatly speeds, simplifies breast cancer treatment - Dr. Sanjay Sharma
  Vaginal birth, but not c-section, triggers brain boosting protein in the infant - Dr. Sanjay Sharma
August 7, 2012
August 6, 2012
  If I Had - A Child with Food Allergies - Dr. Wesley Burks, MD, University of North Carolina - Dr. Davin Johnson
August 5, 2012
  Plant compound slows breast cancer; Prozac may have anti-viral properties; Elderly eye conditions linked to hip fractures - Dr. Davin Johnson
August 4, 2012
  Komen misled public on mammography screening; Compound may prevent diabetic retinopathy; Parents increase child's activity levels when they increase their own - Dr. Davin Johnson
August 3, 2012
  Modest weight loss improves health for up to 10 years; Researchers reduce infections following cesarean section; Fruit extract may protect against sun damage - Dr. Davin Johnson
  Losing just 20 pounds can improve health for a decade - Dr. Davin Johnson
  Antibiotics before c-section reduces infections by 50% - Dr. Davin Johnson
  Strawberry extract protects against UV radiation - Dr. Davin Johnson
August 2, 2012
  Benefits of mammography overstated by breast cancer charity; Natural compound may slow growth of breast tumors; Why women live longer than men - Dr. Davin Johnson
  World's largest breast cancer charity misleading public on pros, cons of mammography screening - Dr. Davin Johnson
  Plant-based compound found to slow growth of breast cancer - Dr. Davin Johnson
  Scientists find genetic evidence explaining why men do not live as long as women - Dr. Davin Johnson
  Increasing the size of graphic warnings on cigarette packs can have a great impact - Dr. Davin Johnson
August 1, 2012
  Shared decision between patient and doctor may reduce overuse of antibiotics - Dr. Davin Johnson
  Parents can increase their child's physical activity levels by doing so themselves - Dr. Davin Johnson
  Glaucoma and cataracts linked to hip fractures in the elderly - Dr. Davin Johnson
  Overuse of antibiotics a growing concern; How parents can increase child's activity levels; Eye conditions linked to fractures in the elderly - Dr. Davin Johnson