Posted January 14, 2019
Today we have another dramatic example of a health "fact" from our childhood being called into question: the use of sunscreen. Because it turns out that direct exposure to the sun is a crucial part of our wellbeing, and supplementing with vitamin D may not be nearly enough to overcome a modern life spent mostly indoors.
Posted January 7, 2019
In this week's Monday roundup, Alex Reid talks football players' health, sugar habits in children, and a growing trend of "microdosing."
Posted January 3, 2019
If you’re one of the millions of people desperately trying to get a good night’s sleep, you may have tried over-the-counter sleep aids such as melatonin, one of the most popular supplements for insomnia and occasional sleeplessness.
Posted December 31, 2018
Traditionally, this is the time of year that people make resolutions. Time to change your diet, change your workouts and make big commitments to the new year's new you. And that is great. We're all for self-improvement, and we're all for a culture that encourages it.
Posted December 17, 2018
Legal documents show that Johnson & Johnson knew its popular baby powder was tainted with asbestos as far back as the early '70s but continued to sell it and publicly state otherwise.
Posted December 10, 2018
In today's Monday roundup, Alex Reid discusses a UC Berkeley study on dangerous substances in women's care products, plus the risk of using a neti pot and a protein that "could propel a cure for Alzheimer's."
Posted December 3, 2018
Welcome to your Monday roundup! This week, we examine how dietary changes can affect mental health, as well as a new cancer treatment. Plus, head to Facebook for info on a recall.
Posted November 26, 2018
Alex Reid here with your post-Thanksgiving roundup. Today's top story is a study from the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada. Researchers found that even in chaotic and dysfunctional families, holding regular family dinners provides HUGE health benefits for children and teenagers.
Posted November 19, 2018
Some breaking news on the chemical front. It turns out that the most commonly used dry cleaning chemical is a potent neurotoxin.
Posted November 12, 2018
There is now a legal FDA-approved cannabinoid medication on the market. This is a mixed bag for observers, who are glad to see mainstream acceptance of pot's medicinal properties but are skeptical that large pharmaceutical companies are the best agents of delivery.
Posted November 5, 2018
A research nonprofit called the Environmental Working Group has analyzed the amount of glyphosate weed killer found in some popular breakfast cereals. Sure enough, it found alarmingly high levels of weed killer pesticides, in some cases MORE than the vitamins proudly advertised on the box cover.
Posted October 29, 2018
Japanese researchers at the prestigious Kanazawa University have found a rare tropical plant with incredible cancer-killing potential. Studies are still in the early stage, so don't expect it to start showing up in treatments right away, but this is another great example of modern science finding health breakthroughs OUTSIDE of the pharmaceutical assembly lines.
Posted October 22, 2018
Today's top story is a rare moment of self-reflection from a top psychologist, who says we're misdiagnosing children with ADD. No kidding! If you've been paying attention to the way we treat children, it's obvious something is wrong.
Posted October 15, 2018
Many of the greatest scientific and medical advances have been accidental. Penicillin, pacemakers, and the lifesaving blood thinner warfarin were all discovered completely accidentally. And recently, another happy accident occurred in the halls of science...
Posted October 9, 2018
I’m sure you’ve heard about ultra-expensive hospital bills showing up unexpectedly. And it’s a serious and growing problem in America. But have you ever heard of anyone getting an enormous bill after NOT receiving treatment?