Medical Week in Review 10.10.14

Happy weekend! Over the next few days, I am taking a true vacation. No news, no blog, no nothing. My brain could use a break. I plan on wearing plenty-o-sweat pants, sleeping at regular intervals, and flipping through a few of my favorite celeb gossip magazines. I suggest you take a mini fall brain-cation as well. If you do find yourself with a little down time for blog browsing, check out this week's more interesting medical news. Ah-ah-ah-ah stayin' alive! According to the CDC, life expectancy in the United States is at an all time high. Infants born today are expected to live a record high 78.8 years.

It turns out men are the weaker sex when it comes to bone health. Although just one-third of all hip fractures occur in men, males are twice as likely to die after a hip fracture than their female counterparts.

10 foods for stronger nails and thicker hair.

A new study suggests that some people are born java junkies. Researchers have linked six genes to coffee consumption. These genes control the body's response to caffeine and show why some people enjoy a cup of joe more than others.

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, here's an infographic showing the history of the mammogram.

The first emergency cancer care department has opened in Ohio. The new kind of ER is designed specifically to treat cancer patients so the highly susceptible will not be exposed to other infections.

Saying is believing. Self-talk is shown to change the way you see yourself. The country's leading researchers tell us how.

An Indian sprinter with hyperandrogenism has been barred from competition. As a result of the disorder, she has naturally elevated testosterone levels. Her levels are so high they place her in the male range in the eyes of international track and field officials. Should she be allowed to compete?

7 year old girl with inoperable brain tumor named homecoming queen.

Have a relaxing weekend!