The Dr. Oz Show

The Dr. Oz Show

The Oz Blog’s Medical Research Team furthers the mission of the The Dr. Oz Show by facilitating a larger conversation on health, wellness, and important medical news as it happens. Stay informed, stay one step ahead, and stay healthy.

In the News: Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Papayas, Dogs’ Social Behavior tied to Oxytocin, Lady Gaga Postpones Tour Due to Fibromyalgia

Salmonella outbreak linked to papayas. After 235 people have fallen ill across the United States, the CDC has determined that salmonella found in papayas from Mexico is the cause. Seventy-eight people…

Read more  »
running sunrise sunset

The #1 Lifestyle Change to Improve Your Brain

Written by: Wendy A. Suzuki Ph.D., Professor of Neural Science and Psychology, New York University. Doctors often recommend a long list of lifestyle changes to help protect your brain from the damaging…

Read more  »

In the News: Caffeine May Help Women With Diabetes, Weight Loss Myths Debunked, Gut Bacteria Can Indicate If You Can Lose Weight

Caffeine may help women with diabetes. A study carried out at the University of Porto in Portugal has found that caffeine may benefit women with diabetes, finding that just one…

Read more  »

In the News: Sugarcane May Reduce Insomnia, Scientists Identify 27 Emotions, Mediterranean Diet May Reduce Reflux Symptoms

Sugarcane extract may reduce stress-induced insomnia. According to research published in Scientific Reports, octacosanol, an extract found in sugarcane may help fight insomnia if the lack of sleep is brought on…

Read more  »

In the News: Pen Can Detect Cancer in 10 Seconds, Tomatoes May Reduce Liver Damage, Cyberchondria Is Becoming Increasingly Common

A new pen can detect cancer in 10 seconds. A new form of technology, known as the MasSpec Pen, can detect cancer in humans with 96 percent accuracy. While other methods…

Read more  »

In the News: Carbs, Not Fats, Can Cause Health Problems, Ibuprofen May Stunt Muscle Growth, Injection May Get Rid of Belly Fat

Carbs, not fats, can cause health problems. A recent study has found that refined carbohydrates can increase your risk of premature death while a high fat intake (which accounts for 35%…

Read more  »
A bright yellow sign warns motorists that the road is flooded.

What You Need to Know About Hurricane Harvey’s Aftermath

In the wake of the ongoing devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey, many Texas locals are wondering how to begin picking up the pieces. Along with restoring homes and resuming a normal…

Read more  »

In the News: Aloe Vera May Improve Hair Health, Cinnamon May Control Blood Sugar, Dancing Can Improve Brain Health

Aloe vera may improve hair health. Most often associated with sun burns and skin irritation, aloe vera may also be helpful when it comes to hair vitality and growth. While this…

Read more  »
Closeup of high water flooding on neighborhood street.

An Inside Look at How Houston Is Dealing With Hurricane Harvey

Written by Jon P. Spiers, MD JD I was near the epicenter of both Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Katrina, and they share many characteristics. Storms are unique, and I want…

Read more  »

In the News: Walnuts May Aid in Weight Loss, Licorice May Ease Hot Flashes, Eye Test May Detect Alzheimer’s Disease

Walnuts may aid in weight loss. As many nutritionists will tell you, a handful of nuts can do your body a lot of good. As it turns out, walnuts, in…

Read more  »