Medical Notes: Week of August 1, 2021

Medical Notes: Week of August 1, 2021

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of August 1, 2021 including: A study confirms that just one night sleeping impacts your mental and physical well being. Then, some researchers are concerned that in-vitro fertilization may disturb the genetics of embryos. Then, If you’ve got allergies and suspect they’re worse than they used to be… you’re right. And finally… experts have been concerned that Americans have a poor work-life balance, made even worse by the pandemic.

Medical Notes: Week of July 25, 2021

Medical Notes: Week of July 25, 2021

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of July 25, 2021 including: A big majority of the US workforce wants to know if their co-workers are vaccinated against Covid… but they don’t want to reveal if they’ve gotten the vaccine themselves. Then, if young adults get COVID-19, they may recover… but end up exhausted. And finally… researchers have found another risk factor for dementia—tooth loss.

Medical Notes: Week of July 18, 2021

Medical Notes: Week of July 18, 2021

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of July 18, 2021 including: Everybody loves a home-cooked meal, but what if your stove was slowly poisoning you? Then, if you were born 200 years ago, you’d be lucky to celebrate your 40th birthday. Since then, the average human life expectancy has increased dramatically. Then, Researchers have cured diabetes in mice by putting insulin-producing cells into a tiny device. Then, Older people who have trouble falling asleep are more likely to have cognitive troubles later. Then, a study showing that smartphones should have a bedtime too. And finally, 25 percent of adults say they simply don’t want children… and they’re perfectly happy.

Medical Notes: Week of July 11, 2021

Medical Notes: Week of July 11, 2021

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of July 11, 2021 including: Officials are worried we may start seeing a spike in COVID cases soon and it could become serious by fall. Then, Have you lost your sense of smell? COVID may not be to blame--it could be air pollution. Then, doctors can now use smartphone cameras to detect bacteria on the skin and in the mouth. And finally, for people suffering from hard-to-treat depression, new research suggests a non-traditional treatment method - laughing gas.

Medical Notes: Week of July 4, 2021

Medical Notes: Week of July 4, 2021

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of July 4, 2021 including: A study shows that even a mild case of COVID produces antibodies that are still going strong 11 months later. Then, Could flickering lights help treat Alzheimer’s disease? And finally a new study shows that the flavor ban in San Francisco may have pushed high schoolers to start smoking cigarettes instead.

Medical Notes: Week of June 27, 2021

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of June 27, 2021, including: Many of us have the picture of a COVID pandemic winding down, but for cancer patients treatment can still be hard to get. Then, evidence of adverse health effects is mounting, but there’s been little research on prenatal exposure to Glyphosate. And finally… the home of the future may include a smart toilet to gauge your bowel health.

Medical Notes: Week of June 20, 2021

Medical Notes: Week of June 20, 2021

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of June 20, 2021 including: A new study finds that organic meats are much less likely to be contaminated with foodborne pathogens. Then, fracking has been linked to higher heart attack rates in nearby communities. Then, more people are working the graveyard shift… and that means more people suffering from what’s called “shift work sleep disorder.” Then, here’s another way to cut your cancer risk—eat more mushrooms. And finally, can cannabis relieve chronic itch?

Medical Notes: Week of June 13, 2021

Medical Notes: Week of June 13, 2021

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of June 13, 2021 including: Pregnant women face many medical risks, but a study suggests a case of symptomatic COVID-19 can make birth even riskier. Then, a new drug combination looks promising to treat Lou Gehrig's Disease. Then, doctors say you may want to reconsider using an over-the-counter antibiotic next time you scrape a knee. And finally… your chicken dinners aren’t saving any cows.

Medical Notes: Week of June 6, 2021

Medical Notes: Week of June 6, 2021

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of June 6, 2021 including: Scientists have come up with a test that can tell in less than an hour whether you’re sick with a virus or bacteria. Then a study finds that there are changes in the blood that can predict a pregnant woman's due date more accurately than today's obstetricians. Then, more evidence that Covid symptoms can drag on and on for months. And finally, the impact of COVID-19 may be felt on the environment for centuries to come as discarded masks and gloves have already been washing up in remote places.

Medical Notes: Week of May 30, 2021

Medical Notes: Week of May 30, 2021

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of May 30, 2021 including: A large new study shows people are in more pain than ever before. Then, one of the hallmarks of diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and ALS is a misfolding of proteins. now researchers say those folded proteins may be linked to gut bacteria. And finally, a study showing that air pollution from farms contributes to nearly 18,000 deaths per year.

Medical Notes: Week of May 23, 2021

Medical Notes: Week of May 23, 2021

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of May 23, 2021 including: The stress of the pandemic on healthcare workers has been enormous, but a new study shows critical care nurses were already burning out in large numbers even before it hit. Then, more than half of all cases of cervical cancer in the United States occur in women who’ve never had a pap smear or HPV test. Then, a study finds cocoa powder may reduce liver disease. And finally, moms who’ve been working at home during the pandemic won’t be surprised to hear this—they’re shouldering a lot more of the household chores and childcare than dads who are also working at home.

Medical Notes: Week of May 16, 2021

Medical Notes: Week of May 16, 2021

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of May 16, 2021 including: A study showing that even Covid survivors who were never sick enough to be hospitalized have a 60 percent higher risk of death from other diseases. Then Most people assume that smoke from wildfires affects mostly the heart and lungs, but a new study finds that it increases the odds of eczema as well. And finally… more than a year after the first reports of “zoom fatigue,” we’re getting more insight on who’s most affected and why.

Medical Notes: Week of May 9, 2021

Medical Notes: Week of May 9, 2021

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of May 9, 2021 including: The injection of nanoparticles deep into the brain can produce relief for those with chronic pain and depression. Then, diagnoses for the four most common cancers take a big jump when people hit age 65. And finally, a new study shows that narcissistic people pump themselves up only because deep down inside, they don’t believe they’re any good.

Medical Notes: Week of May 2, 2021

Medical Notes: Week of May 2, 2021

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of May 2, 2021 including: Doctors are preparing for the possibility of COVID-19 variants that vaccines don’t prevent. Then, a new drug that shows promise against Pancreatic and triple-negative breast cancers. And finally… mindfulness and meditation apps are good for reducing stress and anxiety, but they can also make you selfish.

Medical Notes: Week of April 25, 2021

Medical Notes: Week of April 25, 2021

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of April 25, 2021 including: New research shows that reopening schools can be safe. Then, The brain cancer glioblastoma has no cure… but that may be changing. And finally, as air pollution from cars declines, scientists in Los Angeles say another polluter is becoming more important—palm trees.