60 Second Review-Breaking Health Headlines


The “60 Second Headlines Review” is a daily update about new and breaking health, medicine and wellness news that is meant to save you time and keep you up to date on important health information.  ~  Curt Hendrix M.S. C.C.N. C.N.S  

Week 1 – Oct 18-22, 2010 – Health Headlines Review 

Oct 18, 2010
60 Second Review of Breaking Health, Medicine and Wellness Headlines

1.  Yo-Yo dieters….rejoice! For decades it has been suggested that people whose weight has yo-yo’ed up and down, due to crash dieting, would negatively affect their metabolism and not be able to lose weight as easily as other people. New research from the Fred Hutchinson cancer clinic says “not true”! http://www.usatoday.com/yourlife/food/diet-nutrition/2010-10-12-yoyodietersonline12_ST_N.htm

2.  Many obese people inaccurately perceive their weight and body size http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE69C5TY20101013

3.  Exercise can turn off some of your “fat genes” http://www.usatoday.com/yourlife/food/diet-nutrition/2010-10-12-yoyodietersonline12_ST_N.htm

4.  The size of your waist can predict diabetes… http://consumer.healthday.com/Article.asp?AID=644000
October 19, 2010
60 Second Review of Breaking Health, Medicine and Wellness Headlines

1.  Skipping breakfast is a BAD IDEA. It not only makes you fatter but increases your risk of heart disease. http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/730586

2.  Encouraging news for over-weight children. Over-weight children can often have high blood pressure that can lead to heart disease in adulthood. Recent research shows that even small amounts of weight loss in these children can lead to significant reductions in their blood pressure http://consumer.healthday.com/Article.asp?AID=644477

3.  If you have a choice, avoid living in a neighborhood that is underneath airline flight paths. Your heart will be grateful. http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6974YK20101008?loomia_ow=t0%3As0%3Aa49%3Ag43%3Ar1%3Ac0.189873%3Ab38177298%3Az0

4.  New York takes aim at sugary drinks and so should you! http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6965MJ20101008?loomia_ow=t0%3As0%3Aa49%3Ag43%3Ar5%3Ac0.050633%3Ab38177298%3Az0

Oct 20, 2010
60 Second Review of Breaking Health, Medicine and Wellness Headlines

1 .  Aerobic Exercise Combined With Resistance Training Is Much More Therapeutic Than Aerobic Exercise Alone! http://www.usatoday.com/yourlife/fitness/exercise/2010-10-11-fabfitdoctorsorder11_ST_N.htm

2.  Though the Absolute Risk Still Remains Low, 3 Or More X-rays During Childhood Can Raise the Risk of Leukemia In Children.

This highlights the need for both children and adults to resist being exposed to too many X-rays regardless of how minimal healthcare professionals claim, the dosing to be. medical, dental, mammography, airport and other X-ray procedures can add up and increase health risks. http://consumer.healthday.com/Article.asp?AID=644118

3.   More Than Two Hours a Day in Front of TV or Playing Computer Games Raises the Risk of Psychological Problems in Children. http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKTRE69A0GD20101011

4.   Helpful Glossary Explains Many of the Medical Terms Associated with Breast Cancer. http://www.lef.org/news/LefDailyNews.htm?NewsID=10282&Section=AGING&source=DHB_101012&key=Body+Title

Oct. 21, 2010
‎60 Second Review of Breaking Health, Medicine and Wellness Headlines

1.  Though Initial Studies Weren’t Conclusive, It’s Looking More and More Like There Are Real Benefits in Consuming a ¼ Teaspoon of Cinnamon a Day for Blood Sugar Control in Type 2 Diabetics http://diabetes.webmd.com/cinnamon-and-benefits-for-diabetes

2.  Sugar Kills! Diabetes Hospital Admissions Are Up 66% in All Adults Since 1993 and the Biggest Increase is in Young Women. http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2010/10/12/Diabetes-hospitalization-up-in-young-women/UPI-65451286940815/

3.  Two Physicians Assert, That When Absolutely Necessary, Morphine is Safer than Codeine for Babies and Young Children.

Hopefully, none of you will be in a position regarding your children where you have to make this choice. But, if you are, discuss this with your pediatrician.


4 – Encourage Your Baby to Babble. If Your 4 Month Or Older Baby Isn’t Making Babbling Noises Discuss It With Your Pediatrician. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/12/health/12klass.html
Oct. 22, 2010
60 Second Review of Breaking Health, Medicine and Wellness Headlines

1.  Good News! Expert states that known risk factors like smoking, drinking, hypertension, obesity, and lack of exercise, are better predictors of disease than your genes. This is very encouraging since we can control these risk factors but we can’t change our genes. http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE69B67420101012

2.  Type 2 diabetics need to avoid becoming hypoglycemic. (blood sugar drops too low). The risk of heart attacks, strokes, eye problems, kidney damage and even death increase with hypoglycemic episodes. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-10-06/diabetics-with-episodes-of-severely-low-blood-sugar-have-higher-death-rate.html

3.  Researchers find that walnuts reduce stress and increases in blood pressure due to stress. http://www.bizjournals.com/philadelphia/blogs/health_care/2010/10/penn_st_researchers_say_walnuts_reduce_stress.html
4.  Moderate alcohol consumption has been shown to have certain heart benefits, but it may also increase the risk of breast cancerin susceptible women. Reviewing the pro’s and con’s of moderate alcohol consumption http://www.usatoday.com/yourlife/health/medical/breastcancer/2010-10-05-alcoholbreastcancer05_ST_N.htm

Week 2 – Oct 25-29, 2010 – Health Headlines Review 

Oct. 25, 2010
60 Second Review of Breaking Health, Medicine and Wellness Headlines 

1.  At home family program more effective for helping adolescent children to overcome Anorexia Nervosa. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/19/health/research/19anorexia.html?_r=3

2.  Maintaining adequate Vitamin B-12 levels may reduce risk of Alzheimer’s Diseasehttp://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/730740

3.   FDA cracks down on internet products claiming to help a variety of disease via chelation therapy. I personally have never seen any harm by chelation therapy administered by a trained M.D. and I have occasionally seen pretty good benefits. The FDA is concerned about some of the outrageous claims made by some of the products and that people should not rely on the products to the exclusion of conventional physician input.  http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/10/15/AR2010101500002.html

Oct. 26, 2010
60 Second Review of Breaking Health, Medicine and Wellness Headlines

1. Researchers state that 3-5 servings a week of broccoli is enough for an anti-cancer effect.  http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2010/10/25/How-much-broccoli-needed-for-anti-cancer/UPI-37601287984684/

2. In the human brain, falling in love is the same as cocaine induced euphoria. 

3. Vitamin E levels drop by 50% in children with serious burns. Supplementation by 150% of recommended dietary intake of Vitamin E was not enough to restore levels. More may be necessary.  http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2010/10/22/Serious-bur…ns-may-deplete-vitamin-E/UPI-54741287799667/

Oct. 27, 2010
60 Second Review of Breaking Health, Medicine and Wellness Headlines 

1. 1 in 10 NYC teenagers report having same sex partners though they report being “straight”.


2. Teenagers who engage in binge drinking and pot may experience intellect deficits that persist into adulthood.


3. Debate on whether or not High Fructose Corn Syrup is even worse than sugar. Experts are split. I believe that sugar is to be avoided and HFCS is even potentially a bigger dietary and health risk. http://www.cleveland.com/fighting-fat/index.ssf/2010/10/sweet_dissatisfaction_is_high_fructose_corn_syrup_just_another_sugar.html

Oct. 28, 2010
Review of Breaking Health, Medicine & Wellness Headlines

1. People who consumer 3 or more ounces a day of tea or coffee seem to have lower risk of brain tumors. http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Research/Tea-and-coffee-may-reduce-brain-tumor-risk-EPIC-Study

2. Birth season affects children’s risk of allergy. October and November may be at highest allergy risk. http://www.webmd.com/baby/news/20101019/season-of-birth-may-affect-kids-allergies

3. Researcher states that the long wait for a drug that cures Hepatitis C may soon be over http://www.webmd.com/hepatitis/news/20101014/new-hepatitis-c-drugs-in-the-works

Oct 29, 2010
Review of Breaking Health, Medicine & Wellness Headlines

1.  Over 100,000 hospital admittances and 20,000 deaths occur each year due to gastrointestinal bleeding and ulcers caused by aspirin and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs being used to treat chronic pain. Http://www.acg.gi.org/pati…ents/pdfs/ulceressential.pdf

2. It’s never too late! Declining physical performance can be reversed well after age 50. It’s never too late to get fitter, stronger and healthier! http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/26/health/26brody.html?_r=1&ref=health

3. Eating late dinners may increase the risk of obesity and diabetes.  http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/731132

Week 3 – November 1 – 5, 2010 – Health Headlines Review  

November 1, 2010
60 Second Review-Breaking Health Headlines

1.  Most people dislike how dark it gets early in the day when we turn the clocks back. Now many health experts think it’s time to ditch the spring ahead/fall back clock adjustments in the name of good health.

2.   A study found that the arteries of obese children are aging prematurely and are stiff like those of adults with heart disease.

3.  Even consuming modest amounts of omega-3 fish oils may prevent gum disease.

November 2, 2010
60 Second Review-Breaking Health Headlines

1.  When is a calorie NOT a calorie? Percentages of gut bacteria change as people over-eat and these changes affect calorie absorption. People who over eat have more of one gut bacteria that is associated with increased calorie absorption and pos…sibly obesity. When fed lower calorie diets over-weight people shifted to a second type of gut bacteria and absorbed less of each calorie consumed. http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/731326

2.  Avoid high fructose corn syrup sweetened products. Consuming 1-2 sugary beverages daily, be it soda, or even sweetened ice-tea, increases the risk of type 2 Diabetes by 25% in addition to the weight gain they are known to cause. http://health.usnews.com/health-news/diet-fitness/diabetes/articles/2010/10/27/even-1-soda-a-day-can-hike-your-diabetes-risk.html

3.  Risk of obesity increases by 63% in children who exhibit 3 or more symptoms associated with Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). http://consumer.healthday.com/Article.asp?AID=644933

November 3, 2010
60 Second Review – Breaking Health Headlines

1.  How chemicals in daily life affect children’s health. http://edition.cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/10/25/senate.toxic.america.hearing/

2.  Right side sleeping tends to aggravate nocturnal heartburn and left side sleeping tends to calm it.  http://www.nytimes.com/2010…/10/26/health/26really.html?_r=1&ref=health

3.  80% of population may be too low in Vitamin D and not benefiting from its potential role in building bone, and possibly preventing cancer, heart disease, diabetes and stroke.

November 4, 2010
60 Second Refiew – Breaking Health Headlines – 60 Second Review

1.  Headlines Study finds that alcohol is more harmful than heroin or crack cocaine. http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5iIMiS8_ZDen5KlJ1H_3ZKBmtEy_w?docId=CNG.90fcc3fb8fe0939f953755a219011833.611

2.  50% of Children who use electronic devices before or while in bed suffer from daytime mood and learning problems.  http://www.usatoday.com/yourlife/parenting-family/teen-ya/2010-11-01-sleeptexting01_st_N.htm?loc=interstitialskip

 3.  Babies treated with antibiotics have an increased risk of developing Inflammatory Bowel Diseases later in childhood. This may be due to altered gut flora disturbed by the antibiotics. http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE69S39E20101029

November 5, 2010
60 Second Review Breaking Health Headlines

1.  Babies who undergo a difficult birth may be at an increased risk of exhibiting aggression and developing other psychopathologies during childhood compared with those born by Caesarean section.

 2.   Possible long-term effects to mother and child of excess weight gain during pregnancy. Women who gain too much weight during pregnancy increase the odds of having a larger than normal baby and the need for a C-section. These women tend to remain overweight and have increased risk of staying overweight and so do the babies. http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6A277I20101103

3.  We consume too much salt which can lead to high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke and water retention. Now the government is considering lowering the daily maximum intake from 2300 mg to 1500mg. I think this is an excellent idea.

Week 4 – November 8 – 12, 2010 – Health Headlines Review  

November 8, 2010
60 Second Review – Breaking Health Headlines

1.  Drinking beet juice may protect against dementia by increasing the flow of blood to frontal lobe of the brain. Blood pressure drops as well.  http://www.indianexpress.com/news/drinking-beet-juice-daily-promotes-brain-health-in-older-adults/7064…22/

 2.  No… benefit to gluten free diets for people not suffering with celiac disease.  http://www.buffalonews.com/life/taste/article239433.ece

 3.  Vitamin E helps resolve nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) in children. http://www.medpagetoday.com/Gastroenterology/GeneralHepatology/23104

November 9, 2010
60 Second Review – Breaking Health Headlines

1.  Harvard researchers predict that the percentage of Americans who are obese will grow to 42%. http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20101104/hl_nm/us_obesity_usa;_ylt=AldQWIQxwLqtnmkYM47bYqLVJRIF;_ylu=X3oDMTJrbWNhY3Q4BGFzc2V0A25tLzIwMTAxMTA0L3VzX29iZXNpdHlfdXNhBH…BvcwMxMwRzZWMDeW5fYXJ0aWNsZV9zdW1tYXJ5X2xpc3QEc2xrA29iZXNpdHlyYXRlcw– 
2.   Mediterranean diet may help avoid age-related weight gain. http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6A34V420101104 ]

3.  Babies brains are more developed than originally thought.  http://consumer.healthday.com/Article.asp?AID=645358

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