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Parkinson's Disease at 200

Two centuries after its discovery, it's still incurable—but research is accelerating, with major help from citizen scientists in the patient community

April 12, 2017 — Todd Sherer

Should You Take Melatonin for Insomnia?

Insomnia is a very common medical condition in today's high-stress world.  Aside from prescription drugs, you may have been curious about over-the-counter melatonin supplements. But do they work?...

March 29, 2017 — House Call Doctor Sanaz Majd

Pulling the String on Yo-Yo Weight Gain

Mice that lost weight and then gained back more than they lost maintained an obesity-type microbiome that affected biochemicals involved in either burning or adding fat--suggesting interventions...

March 18, 2017 — Steve Mirsky
Poverty Shaves Years off Life

Poverty Shaves Years off Life

A meta-analysis found that being of low socioeconomic status was associated with almost as many years of lost life as was a sedentary lifestyle.  

March 17, 2017 — Steve Mirsky

Can Prunes Reverse Bone Loss?

Several studies suggest that eating prunes every day could help prevent or even reverse bone loss and osteoporosis

March 15, 2017 — Nutrition Diva Monica Reinagel
Early-Life Microbes Ward Off Asthma

Early-Life Microbes Ward Off Asthma

Exposure to specific microbes when an infant is less than a year old seems to have a protective effect against the child's eventual acquisition of asthma.  

March 14, 2017 — Steve Mirsky

Is Low Fat or Low Carb Better for Weight Loss?

The secret to healthy weight loss may have nothing to do with how many carbs or how much fat you eat. Read on to find the surprising factor that might make all the difference

February 15, 2017 — Nutrition Diva Monica Reinagel
Super Bowl Snacks Need These Exercise Equivalents

Super Bowl Snacks Need These Exercise Equivalents

Charles Platkin, director of the New York City Food Policy Center at Hunter College, published tips on what it would take to burn off the calories we typically consume during the Super Bowl  ...

February 4, 2017 — Karen Hopkin

How to Be a Healthy Vegetarian

Join House Call Doctor as she reviews crucial tips on how to be a healthy vegetarian and avoid any medical pitfalls.

January 28, 2017 — House Call Doctor Sanaz Majd
Umbrellas Plus Sunscreen Best Bet to Beat Burns

Umbrellas Plus Sunscreen Best Bet to Beat Burns

Sunscreen or beach umbrellas alone were unable to completely prevent sunburns—so researchers suggest combining the methods instead. Christopher Intagliata reports.

January 25, 2017 — Christopher Intagliata
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