May 2011 News Tips

Are ‘superfruits’ a magic bullet to ward off cancer? Not quite.
If an apple a day keeps the doctor away, can drinking noni or pomegranate juice, popping acai palm berry supplements or munching on wolfberries ward off cancer? Read More

Puberty beginning in younger and younger girls
Recent studies show girls are reaching puberty earlier than any generation in history, with about 15 percent of girls in the U.S. starting by age 7. Compare that to the average age of 14 for a girl to reach puberty back in 1900. Read More

Widespread ECG screening may not help young athletes
Research has shown that the chance of athletes ages 8 to 35 dying of a sudden cardiac arrest is similar to their chance of dying from a lightning strike. People in that age group are far more likely to die from cancer or automobile accidents. Read More

Consider an ‘internal face lift’ to revive skin
When fighting off sagging facial features, it’s not always about what’s on the outside. “Sometimes overlooked is what I call the internal face lift,” says Dr. Jim Gilmore, a triple board-certified facial and plastic cosmetic surgeon in otolaryngology – head and neck surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center whose specialty encompasses facial and reconstructive surgery. Read More