Jennifer Lee

October 10, 2019
Surprise Result in Experiment With Mice Reverses Core Symptom of Schizophrenia – ScienceAlert

Surprise Result in Experiment With Mice Reverses Core Symptom of Schizophrenia – ScienceAlert

A drug that's currently in development for treating leukemia has delivered a surprise in mouse studies by reversing a previously untreatable symptom of schizophrenia - the impairment of spatial working memory. In humans, schizophrenia has proved extremely di…
October 10, 2019
Ban and tax our way out of obesity – top doctor – BBC News

Ban and tax our way out of obesity – top doctor – BBC News

Image copyrightGetty Images Snacking should be banned on public transport and extra taxes placed on unhealthy foods to tackle child obesity, England's outgoing chief medical officer says. In her final report as CMO, Dame Sally Davies also called for tighte…
October 9, 2019
STDs on the rise: Cases of 3 common infections reach all-time highs in the US – msnNOW

STDs on the rise: Cases of 3 common infections reach all-time highs in the US – msnNOW

STDs on the rise: Cases of 3 common infections reach all-time highs in the US - msnNOW
October 9, 2019
Time to get a flu shot: 11 cases reported in Maryland – WTOP

Time to get a flu shot: 11 cases reported in Maryland – WTOP

Flu season has come early to Maryland. The Maryland Department of Health is already reporting 11 laboratory-confirmed cases since Sept. 1. State health officials said the onset of flu only emphasizes the need for a flu shot. “Get your flu shot now. Don’t pu…
October 9, 2019
California passes bill making HIV-prevention drugs available without prescription | TheHill – The Hill

California passes bill making HIV-prevention drugs available without prescription | TheHill – The Hill

California Gov. Gavin NewsomGavin Christopher NewsomCalifornia creates first toll-free statewide mental health lineCalifornia inspires other states to push to pay college athletesEx-FCC counselor calls for federal consumer privacy lawMORE (D) has signed legis…
October 8, 2019
This Is Your Body On The Keto Diet – HuffPost

This Is Your Body On The Keto Diet – HuffPost

The ketogenic diet isn’t new. But over the past few years, it has emerged as one of the most popular and polarizing ways to lose weight.  The eating plan has many people slashing their carb intake and loading up on healthy fats in an effort to reach the holy…
October 8, 2019
Owning a dog tied to lowering your risk of dying early by 24%, says science – CNN

Owning a dog tied to lowering your risk of dying early by 24%, says science – CNN

My patient's dog died a few months ago and he stopped walking. He hasn't gotten a new dog because his wife was worried that she would be left alone to take care of it. I wrote this Rx and told him to tell his wife that it's my job to keep him around #DogRx#Ex…
October 8, 2019
How do you breathe less pollution on school run? – BBC News

How do you breathe less pollution on school run? – BBC News

How do you breathe less pollution on school run? - BBC News
October 7, 2019
Nevada desperately trying to keep ‘zombie deer’ out of state – New York Post

Nevada desperately trying to keep ‘zombie deer’ out of state – New York Post

It may be October but these zombie deer have nothing to do with Halloween. Officials in Nevada are desperately trying to keep all deer with a highly contagious, fatal condition known as chronic wasting disease — sickening them with zombie-like symptoms — out…