Medical Week in Review 9.12.14

Happy Friday! I hope you have enjoyed your week. My week was less crazy than most and I found it nice to get back into a more normal routine. This weekend, it's back to NYC for me. I will be joining the Fox and Friends crew for tomorrow's medical segment talking antibiotic resistance. Do any nurse practitioners out there have any thoughts on the topic? If you find yourself with some free time this weekend, check out some of this week's more interesting happenings in health news. 

What do you wear could affect your post-workout BO. Research shows that polyester clothes smell stinkier with sweating than cotton. Odor-causing bacteria grow more readily on polyester material. And, antiperspirants may even worsen the putrid problem. Stick with deodorant, scientists warn. 

Some things you can do in your sleep, literally. A new study shows that people who are fast asleep can correctly respond to verbal instructions. Researchers caution this may only apply to automated tasks rather than complex processes like cramming for an exam. 

This crab's blood could save your life. The blood, worth $60,000 a gallon, removes toxins from medical equipment and IV medications. 

Guys, get ready! A birth control shot for men could be on the market by 2017. A new, non-hormonal injectable has been tested on male baboons and appears to be effective at preventing pregnancy in females. The one-time, reversible injection likely won't be embraced by drug companies who stand to profit more from women taking daily meds. 

These 8 whiz kids are the future of medicine

Not only does this baby monitor watch your kids sleep, it can also detect volatile organic compounds in the air not to mention monitor temperature and humidity. 

Do workplace wellness programs actually work? Usually not. While these programs may not actually make people healthier, they can present positives for employers by pushing a greater share of healthcare costs onto employees themselves. 

Memory loss may depend on blood type. A new study found that individuals with type AB blood were 82 percent more likely to develop dementia. Fortunately, only 4 percent of the US population has blood type AB.

5 ways the new Apple watch really could make you healthier

Did that really happen? One new study shows that sleeping less than 5 hours leads to false memories. Authors of the study believe lack of sleep leads to problems encoding new information. 

Facebook apologizes for banning photo of 2-month-old in need of a heart transplant. The social media giant called the photo 'gory' when the infant's father posted the pic in order to raise money to help pay for the child's medical bills. 

New app distinguishes patients with true tremors from those who are faking. Patients falsifying tremors in an effort to obtain addictive medications are unable to replicate the speed at which tremors caused by seizures and alcohol withdrawal actually occur. 

 

Have a wonderful weekend!