June 06, 2011
Eating Dirt Has Long, Maybe Healthy, History
While the notion of
deliberately eating dirt may be unappetizing to most people, the
practice has a long history and may actually be seen by some as
healthy, a new study finds.
Cognitive Therapy Helps Depressed Drug Abusers
A new study suggests that
cognitive behavioral therapy -- a type of therapy oriented toward
problem-solving -- may help the depressed in residential treatment
programs for drug and alcohol abuse.
Flaxseed Fails as Treatment for Hot Flashes
The search for a safe remedy
for menopausal hot flashes has been foiled again, with flaxseed the
latest in a long line of compounds that apparently don't reduce the
incidence of the unpleasant symptoms.
Taking Chemo Drug Continuously Delayed Lung Cancer's
While most patients with
advanced lung cancer only take four courses of two chemotherapy
drugs and then stop until recurrence occurs, continuing treatment
with one of those drugs may delay return of the deadly disease, new
Boys Who Bully May Grow Up to Be Abusive Men
Though it's not clear whether
one type of violence directly leads to the other, a new study says
that men who bully others during childhood are more likely to grow
up and abuse their wives and girlfriends.