EP 820 News of the Week
January 3, 2017•21 min
Every week, Dr. Roizen discusses the latest health headlines YOU need to know.In this episode, Dr. Roizen talks about the latest health headlines that YOU need to know, including the following topics:
Driving on five hours of sleep is like driving drunk.
Trump's new FDA Chief supports progressive approval for efficacy after a drug has been proven safe. He proposes to eliminate testing Phases II and III.
Parkinson's disease and spinal tap procedures.
Studies in mice showed that young blood given to subjects with dementia/Alzheimer's restored neuro-degenerative functions.
Daily physical activity reduces risk of premature death by 42 percent. Thirty minutes of walking each day would save each American $2,500 each year in medical costs.
Can you get too much protein? The bigger problem may be individuals who get too little.
There is no safe level for cigarette smoking. New reports suggest that smoking is at a new low.
Mumps outbreak is the worst in a decade. More than 3,800 individuals have had the disease (as of November 2016).
Bonus!A Speedy Way to Pass Kidney Stones