Dr. Barry Dworkin

The official website

Health Headlines

An app that predicts when you get the flu? Not so fast. Daily Mail cannot correctly report study….again.

Health Headlines Commentary for January 30, 2017

Source: After the Fitbit, it’s the ‘Sickbit’: New app can tell when you’re about to get flu… 12 hours before your first sneeze! Reference: Digital Health: Tracking Physiomes and Activity Using Wearable Biosensors Reveals Useful Health-Related Information

Study finds that asthma misdiagnosed in almost 1/3 of cases

Health Headlines Commentary for January 18, 2017

Source: A third of adults treated for asthma don’t actually have airway disorder: study Reference: Reevaluation of Diagnosis in Adults With Physician-Diagnosed Asthma

Tonsillectomies offer only modest short-term reduction of repeat infections compared to warthful waiting

Health Headlines Commentary for January 17, 2017

Source: Tonsillectomy improved throat infections in short-term, review finds Tonsillectomy may have short-term benefits in recurrent throat infection Reference: Tonsillectomy Versus Watchful Waiting for Recurrent Throat Infection: A Systematic Review

Study stating hot chili peppers ability to help you live longer full of hot air

Health Headlines Commentary for January 16, 2017

Source: How hot chilli could help you live longer: Regularly eating the peppers found to reduce the chance of dying by 13% Reference: Hot red chilli peppers linked to longer lifespan

Trump’s actions legitimize anti-vaccination conspiracies by hiring conspiracy advocate to investigate vaccines

Health Headlines Commentary for January 11, 2017

Source: Trump asks skeptic to probe vaccine safety, alarming doctors  

More evidence states that cough syrup preparations are ineffective

Health Headlines Commentary for January 9, 2017

Source: Great cough syrup con: Medicines we buy from the chemist have virtually no effect, say scientists Reference: Video presentation from the American Chemical Society

Preliminary report on one man’s spinal cord repair after stem cell treatment in Phase 1A study

Health Headlines Commentary for December , 2016

Source: Paralyzed man regains use of arms and hands after experimental stem cell therapy at Keck Hospital of USC Reference: Ongoing study. Preliminary report

Eat-ham/sausage-cause-worsening-asthma study good for the grinder

Health Headlines Commentary for December 22, 2016

Source: Why eating ham or sausages four times a week could worsen asthma   Commentary and analysis: Diet rich in processed meat ‘may worsen asthma symptoms’ Reference: Cured meat intake is associated with worsening asthma symptoms.

Mild exercise may hasten recovery in concussed children

Health Headlines Commentary for December 21, 2016

Source: Mild exercise may hasten recovery in concussed children Reference: Association Between Early Participation in Physical Activity Following Acute Concussion and Persistent Postconcussive Symptoms in Children and Adolescents

Sugar-industry-funded-study concludes that sugar intake guidelines lack robust evidence

Health Headlines Commentary for December 20, 2016

Source: Study Tied to Food Industry Tries to Discredit Sugar Guidelines Reference: The Scientific Basis of Guideline Recommendations on Sugar Intake: A Systematic Review

Dr. Barry Dworkin © 2015 Frontier Theme