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Audio Disinfection byproducts in pools

Jul 22, 2014 • By John Pastor

Podcast: Play in new window | Download People love to jump into swimming pools to get a little relief from the heat. Contrast that with a different way people relieve themselves, which involves modern plumbing and closed doors. But what happens when the public pool becomes a source of relief for the kidneys as well […]

Audio Errors at outpatient clinics

Jul 21, 2014 • By Laura Mize

Podcast: Play in new window | Download You depend on your doctor to help you understand your health and identify medical problems that arise. While your physician probably does her best, no one is perfect. What happens when your doctor misses something or just plain gets it wrong? A new overview study by researchers from […]

Audio Oil pulling: Ancient answer or old-school hoax?

Jul 18, 2014 • By Christine Boatwright

Podcast: Play in new window | Download A 5,000-year-old Indian medical remedy is making news as a possible tool to improve a variety of ailments. Oil pulling is a technique where you swish a tablespoon of vegetable oil — like sunflower oil, sesame oil or coconut oil — in your mouth for about 10 to […]

Audio Music to someone else’s ears

Jul 17, 2014 • By Marilee Griffin

Podcast: Play in new window | Download When picking songs for a playlist, you may choose bluegrass over big band, or death metal over dubstep — but the assumption that all of us enjoysome form of music was accepted as part of human nature. New research, however, may change our tune entirely. Researchers at the […]

Audio Morning sunlight exposure may shrink waistlines

Jul 16, 2014 • By Michele Champalanne

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Opening up your windows in the morning may do more than just light up the house and wake you up. A recent study suggests that exposure to morning sunlight may help shrink waistlines, too. Researchers at Northwestern University say the benefits of getting a little sunshine may extend […]

Audio Don’t mess around when it comes to thunder and lightning

Jul 15, 2014 • By Laura Mize

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Oh, the joys of summer. Campfires and s’mores, carefree days of bike riding for kids, trips to the beach and … lightning. Thunderstorms are more frequent in summer, making them the party pooper that can end all these fun summer activities by sending everyone inside. As much of […]

Audio Laughter is good for your brain, researchers say

Jul 14, 2014 • By Jesef Williams, UF Health Jacksonville

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Seek out those hilarious memes on Facebook and watch more stand-up comedy. Apparently, the health benefits are robust. Researchers at Loma Linda University in California recently presented information from a study that suggests the more you laugh, the better you feel mentally. The study, presented in late April, […]

Audio Even average weight kids need to be cholesterol conscious

Jul 11, 2014 • By Tiffany Wilson, UF Health Jacksonville

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Have you given up high-cholesterol foods like pizza, but allow it in your kids’ diets? A new study says it’s just as important to watch your kids’ cholesterol intake as your own. Pediatric cardiologists at Texas Children’s Hospital screened children between the ages of 9 and 11 for […]

Audio Girls who are called fat more likely to become obese

Jul 10, 2014 • By Morgan Sherburne

Podcast: Play in new window | Download The nursery rhyme “sticks and stones will break my bones but names will never hurt me” might not actually be true, at least in some cases. Recent research shows that young girls who are called “fat” by their peers, parents, teachers or friends at age 10 seem to […]

Audio Coral a new roadblock for HIV transmission?

Jul 9, 2014 • By Morgan Sherburne

Podcast: Play in new window | Download What can a coral from the reefs of northern Australia do for HIV? Apparently, it can deliver a protein that might be a new way to prevent the transmission of HIV. Researchers from the National Cancer Institute were screening natural product extracts when they came across the protein […]

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