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August 16, 2010

The Amazing Story of Anastasha – Part 7

Each Monday, we have all been graced with an update from from Craig DeLisi about his unborn child Anastasha, who has been diagnosed with anencephaly, for which […]
August 16, 2010

Using testosterone in men

There’s a long-brewing controversy about using testosterone in older men. The interest in testosterone replacement is being fueled by several popular books and consumer ads about […]
August 16, 2010

ADHD drugs have no long-term growth effects: study

When I wrote the medical sections for the book, Why ADHD Doesn’t Mean Disaster, I discussed the fact that there had been concerns, in some circles, […]
August 13, 2010

Parents Beware: Cartoon Characters Sell Kids on Unhealthy Foods

Using the likes of Shrek and Dora to market treats should be banned, researcher says. Why? Because popular cartoon characters are negatively influencing the taste preferences […]
August 13, 2010

Kids Like Cartoon-Branded Snacks Better

A new study is showing that children find foods taste better if the packages feature popular cartoon characters. Once simply the world’s best-known cartoon, canine detective Scooby-Doo […]
August 13, 2010

Study: Elective Abortion More Than Triples Breast Cancer Risk

A study out of Sri Lanka has found that women who had abortions more than tripled their risk of breast cancer. The study focused on analyzing the […]
August 11, 2010

Prolonged Use of MP3 Players Harms Hearing

Prolonged listening to MP3 players with ear buds at a loud volume leads to temporary and later irreversible loss, experts are now saying.  The bottom line? […]
August 11, 2010

Historically black medical schools score highest in “social mission” rankings

The Washington Post reports that “graduates of medical schools at historically black universities, such as Howard and Morehouse, are the most likely to practice the kind […]
October 15, 2010

Friendly Bacteria (Probiotics) Help Calm Colicky Babies and May Help Constipated Babies

Italian researchers have published a study that may offer some hopeful news for parents of colicky babies: a daily dose of “good” bacteria may help their […]
October 15, 2010

How to Create a Spoiled Brat: 9 Parenting No-Nos

Kids need to know their parents love them. But some moms and dads think that the way to show love is to accept children’s bad behavior. […]
October 16, 2010

Susan Boyle: Docs Told Mum to Abort Me

Barb and I are fans of the international singing phenomenon Susan Boyle, who has just revealed in a new autobiography that doctors had told her mother […]
October 18, 2010

To Not Sleep, Perchance to Shorten Your Life

In past blogs, I’ve discussed the studies showing that if you chronically have a poor night’s sleep or you are chronically sleep deprived, that will result […]
October 18, 2010

Sleep-Deprived Teens Eat More Fat, Study Finds

In my best-sellilng book, SuperSized Kids: How to protect your child from the obesity threat (currently on sale for $1.99 here), I discuss how a good […]
October 18, 2010

Many Americans Don’t Even Know They’re Fat

A recent Harris Interactive/HealthDay poll found that 30 percent of overweight Americans mistakenly think they’re normal size. Do you think you’re normal weight, overweight, or obese? […]
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