Family-centered care may help kids with ADHD Michael Silverstein, School of Medicine For kids with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), training their families to engage in compassionate care may lead to improved behavior, according to a new study… Expert quote: “If done right, it allows patients or their parents to reflect on their own health behaviors from an empowered, non-judged position and builds […]

Fox News analyst says Obama’s gun laws will lead to more ISIS style beheadings Michael Siegel, School of Public Health The issue of gun rights and gun control is always a controversial topic in American politics. Despite no major gun legislation being passed since President Obama was sworn into office in 2009, one conservative commentator is warning that if the president does takes action, American lives will be on the […]

Ex-NASA scientist Farouk El-Baz debunks Mars apocalypse claim Farouk El-Baz, College of Arts & Sciences, Center for Remote Sensing Farouk al-Baz, an Egyptian American geologist who worked at NASA during the Apollo program, was moved to debunk the pronouncement of a man named Ahmed Shaheen, the self-described “Nostradamus of the Arabs.”… Expert quote: “From where did he bring his nonsense?” View full […]

Helping toddlers acquire language: Understanding verb meanings Sudha Arunachalam, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College A new study from Chicago’s Northwestern University provides clues to how toddlers acquire an understanding of verb meanings… Expert quote: “The results offer two insights. First, by age 2, toddlers have the remarkable ability to learn new verbs with very little exposure and apply them in […]

J’adore this news: Canadian E-Cig Company Launches E-Cigs For Her Michael Siegel, School of Public Health A popular Canadian electronic cigarette company based in Calgary, AB, is pushing the envelope in a creative and unique fashion that proves they are leaders in the tobacco harm reduction movement… Expert quote: “While it is well-recognized that nicotine plays a role in smoking addiction, little attention has […]

World Cancer Day: Alcohol is a carcinogen Timothy Naimi, School of Medicine The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) uses Feb. 4 as World Cancer Day to focus on debunking the myths about the world’s leading killer. For 2014, the organization emphasizes the fifth point in their World Cancer Declaration: “Reduce stigma and dispel myths about cancer.” One of many myths is that drinking alcohol is safe… […]

Hypothyroidism treatment does not equal weight loss, caution researchers Elizabeth Pearce, School of Medicine The symptoms of hypothyroidism are well known: Weight gain, brain fog, thinning hair and feeling cold… Expert quote: “We found that modest weight loss following initiation of levothyroxine treatment for hypothyroidism occurs in only about half of patients.” View full article