GUEST: Dr. Deborah Budding is a board certified neuropsychologist who works with children, adolescents, and adults in the greater Los Angeles area. She has co-authored multiple publications emphasizing habit formation and non-conscious subcortical brain contributions to function, and is a supervising faculty member at Harbor-UCLA’s neuropsychology training program.
*This story was originally broadcast on July 13, 2015.
It’s the diagnosis that most parents dread: ‘your child has Attention …
GUEST: Barbara Cohn, study author, PhD, and researcher at the Public Health Institute in Berkeley, CA.
In a groundbreaking study of the links between the pesticide DDT, and cancer risk, scientists have found that women who were exposed to the chemical in-utero, were nearly 4 times more likely to get breast cancer than the general population. Previous studies had not found such a link, because they examined direct exposure, not in-utero …
A ground breaking new study on cancer has concluded that a majority of cancers are the result of sheer bad luck. Two researchers at Johns Hopkins University, Cristian Tomasetti and Bert Vogelstein, searched the scientific literature on stem cell mutations based on the conclusion that when “random mistakes in tissue specific stem cells,” accumulate, cancers arise that are unrelated to either genetic or environmental factors. The study found that 22 cancer types are mostly the …
Heart disease is the leading cause of deaths among Americans, and for years doctors have focused on lowering blood levels of LDL cholesterol as the main approach to reducing heart disease risk. But the American Heart Association, based on a multi-year review of existing medical research, is now recommending that doctors take a more holistic approach by examining various markers …
“Think positive and you’ll be a healthier person.” That’s that standard mantra of the positive thinking movement so pervasive in alternative health circles, embodied by Deepak Chopra’s famous line: “Happy thoughts make happy molecules.”
But a new study finds it’s not that simple.
Researchers at the Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology just published a paper in the Proceedings of the National …
If you’re trying to avoid sugar and its plethora of ill-health effects, you may be turning to diet sodas, or drinking your coffee with Splenda. After all, the nearly zero-calorie alternatives to sugar should have no effect on your waistline, right?
Think again – a new review of the research on sweeteners like Aspartame seems to confirm what scientists have …