Bright Light Therapy May Ease Pain & Increase Sleep for Fibromyalgia Patients

Written By: Alana Karran Fibromyalgia is a disorder with symptoms that include widespread pain on both sides of the body, fatigue, cognitive issues and sleep abnormalities. It is believed that repeated nerve stimulation changes the brain and impacts that way it processes pain signals. Neurotransmitters in the brain become more sensitive and overreact to pain […] Read More

The Coconut Oil Debate

For the past few years, it has seemed as though every health magazine and site has been touting the benefits of coconut oil and its many uses. We were advised to cook with it, gargle with it, put it on our face, hair and skin – to name just a few uses. It was touted […] Read More

Parents, Get Your Teens Their Vaccines!

By Robert Preidt Source: Medline Plus Many American teens may not get recommended vaccinations, and their parents might bear some of the blame, a new study suggests. The national poll of 614 parents with at least one teenager found that more than one-third didn’t know when their teen’s next vaccine was due. And half incorrectly […] Read More

Big Baby, Heavier Kid?

By Robert Preidt Source: A study suggests these infants could benefit from early interventions to avoid obesity in childhood. Those chubby baby cheeks that everyone loves to squeeze may signal an increased risk for childhood obesity, a new study suggests. Researchers looked at more than 10,000 children in the United States and found that those […] Read More

The Neuroscientist Behind the World’s Largest Sleep Study on the Importance of a Good Night’s Rest

By Adrian Owen I’m Professor Adrian Owen, a neuroscientist whose research focuses on brain imaging, cognitive function and consciousness. I’ve been fascinated with the human brain for more than 25 years: how it works, why it works, and what happens when it doesn’t work so well. I run a lab at Western University in Canada, where […] Read More

ACOG Guidance: Individualize Breast Cancer Screening

Original Post: New breast cancer screening guidance from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) highlights the importance of shared decision-making between the patient and provider. The practice bulletin, published in the July issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology, focuses on women at average risk for breast cancer. The authors acknowledge the existing confusion from disagreement among […] Read More