NIMH » Therapy Reduces Risk in Suicidal Youth

  Preventing suicide has proven to be a difficult public health challenge. The suicide rate has climbed in recent years across age groups. In adolescents, suicide is the second leading cause of death. For every young person who dies by suicide, many more have suicidal thoughts, attempt suicide, or deliberately injure themselves without intending suicide. … Continue reading “NIMH » Therapy Reduces Risk in Suicidal Youth”

UV Exposure: Why Do We Ignore the Health Risks?

  Published Thursday 17 July 2014 By Honor Whiteman The sun is shining, so what are your plans? For many of us, the answer will be to hit the beach and soak up the rays. But while you are busy packing beachwear and towels, are you considering the dangers of sun exposure? Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) … Continue reading “UV Exposure: Why Do We Ignore the Health Risks?”

Genes linked with sunburn, skin cancer risk

  May 8, 2018 Certain genes can determine which people are more at risk of getting sunburn and possibly develop skin cancer as a result.. In a trawl of the genetics of nearly 180,000 people of European ancestry in Britain, Australia, the Netherlands and United States, researchers found 20 sunburn genes. Eight of the genes … Continue reading “Genes linked with sunburn, skin cancer risk”

Millennials aren’t getting the message about sun safety and the dangers of tanning

Many millennials lack knowledge about the importance of sunscreen and continue to tan outdoors in part because of low self-esteem and high rates of narcissism that fuel addictive tanning behavior, a new study from Oregon State University-Cascades has found. Lead author Amy Watson and her colleagues found that those with higher levels of self-esteem were … Continue reading “Millennials aren’t getting the message about sun safety and the dangers of tanning”

Here comes the sun, and kid sun safety

(HealthDay)—Summer sun brings childhood fun, but experts warn it also brings skin cancer dangers, even for kids. “Don’t assume children cannot get skin cancer because of their age,” said Dr. Alberto Pappo, director of the solid tumor division at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. “Unlike other cancers, the conventional melanoma that we … Continue reading “Here comes the sun, and kid sun safety”

Mayo Clinic: William Palmer, M.D. – Hereditary Hemochromatosis


What is Cholesterol?

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Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer – Mayo Clinic

It could be your mom, sister, aunt or best friend. One out of 8 women will get breast cancer in her lifetime. A small subset of the women who get diagnosed have inherited an abnormal copy of a gene that runs in families and can greatly increase their risk of certain cancers. One question these … Continue reading “Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer – Mayo Clinic”

The Beat Goes On | Heart Transplants Still a Marvel of Modern Medicine

On this day in 2001, a petite 44-year-old woman received a successful heart transplant at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, thanks to an experimental Total Artificial Heart designed for smaller patients. The UCLA patient was the first person in California to receive the smaller Total Artificial Heart, and the first patient in the world with … Continue reading “The Beat Goes On | Heart Transplants Still a Marvel of Modern Medicine”

Happiness Goes Viral

What is it about laughter that’s contagious? Sometimes you just can’t stop from smiling when you hear or see it. Last September, an elderly couple from Iowa infused the internet with laughter and joy. Their random act of happiness at Mayo Clinic hit You Tube and made more than 6 million people smile. And that, … Continue reading “Happiness Goes Viral”