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Audio Kids’ urinary tract infections are increasingly drug resistant

Jun 24, 2016 • By Laura Mize

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadUrinary tract infections, a fairly common ailment in children, are getting tougher to treat. A study published recently in the British Medical Journal found that pediatric urinary tract infections typically caused by the E. coli bacteria are increasingly resistant to antibiotics. Drugs such as ampicillin and trimethroprim [tri·meth·o·prim] are […]

Audio Clean air: don’t take it for granted

Jun 23, 2016 • By Staff Writer

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadFor most North Americans, it’s probably hard to imagine an environment where the air is so dirty every day that it makes you sick. But for many people throughout the world, foul air is a daily reality. Lack of government action to keep air clean and penalize polluters may […]

Audio Peanuts, eggs may benefit baby

Jun 22, 2016 • By Laura Mize

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadFor years, peanuts have been taboo for infants. Pediatricians recommended withholding them because they are considered highly allergenic. The fear was that infants’ developing digestive systems may adapt poorly, triggering food allergies. But several recently published studies don’t support that idea. In fact, they indicate a potential benefit to […]

Audio Stock up on peaches this summer

Jun 21, 2016 • By Staff Writer

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadA juicy peach is a sweet snack that tastes great on a hot summer day, but did you know that it has endless health benefits, too? One raw, medium-sized peach has 50 calories, just point-five grams of fat, and contains two grams of fiber and one gram of protein. […]

Audio When at Oktoberfest …

Jun 20, 2016 • By Morgan Sherburne

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadAaah, Oktoberfest — a festival originating in Germany that celebrates all beers: marzen, porter, hefeweizen … and pancreatitis? A group of researchers at the Technical University of Munich wondered whether binge drinking, such as the drinking that takes place during Oktoberfest, contributes to acute pancreatitis — inflammation of the […]

Audio MIND your diet

Jun 17, 2016 • By Staff Writer

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadA change in diet is usually the first step in creating a healthy lifestyle — but it’s easier said than done. Our diets are our habits, and as we all know, changing a bad habit is harder than it looks. But what if we could have all the benefits […]

Audio Rethinking ‘incompatible’ kidneys for transplant

Jun 16, 2016 • By Laura Mize

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadHere’s some good news for the 100,000 people across the country who are awaiting a donor kidney: A study published recently in The New England Journal of Medicine offers evidence of a viable option for people who might otherwise die while seeking a compatible donor. Researchers at The Johns […]

Audio Should you add a little tango to your life for brain health?

Jun 15, 2016 • By Melissa Blouin

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWhether you like to cha-cha, boogie or shake your groove thing, dance may help keep your brain in shape as well as your body. Imaging studies have identified regions of the brain that contribute to dance learning and performance. Some of these regions are engaged in other forms of […]

Audio New insights into human tears could lead to more comfortable contact lenses

Jun 14, 2016 • By Karin Lillis

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWhen contact lenses work really well, you don’t notice they are there. But after too many hours of wear, the lenses and your eyes dry out, causing irritation that might make contacts more of a pain than a convenience. Researchers at Stanford University hope to create a more comfortable […]

Audio Quitting cigarettes cold turkey may be more effective than gradual approach

Jun 13, 2016 • By Laura Mize

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadAre you determined to ditch your cigarette habit? Kicking it all at once may be the way to go, a recently published study has found. This may seem surprising, since quitting cold turkey is generally seen as an extremely difficult thing to do. Yet the findings by scientists in […]

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