|Dealing With a Hostile Boss
Dealing With a Hostile Boss WEDNESDAY, Jan. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- One way of dealing with nasty bosses may be to turn their hostility back on them, a new study suggests. Hundreds of U.S. workers were asked if their supervisors were hostile -- doing things such as yelling, ridiculing and intimidating staff -- and how the employees responded to such treatment. Workers who had hostile bosses but didn't retaliate had higher levels of mental stress, were less satisfied with their jobs, and less commit...
Efforts to Curtail Tobacco Use Stalled in 2014, Report Says
Efforts to Curtail Tobacco Use Stalled in 2014, Report Says WEDNESDAY, Jan. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Little to no progress is being made in curtailing tobacco use in the United States, a new report from the American Lung Association contends. The Surgeon General's 1964 report raised the red flag about the dangers of smoking. Tobacco, however, still claims nearly 500,000 lives each year and costs up to $333 billion in health care expenses and lost productivity in the United States, says the lung asso...
Many Women of Childbearing Age Take Narcotic Painkillers: CDC
Many Women of Childbearing Age Take Narcotic Painkillers: CDC THURSDAY, Jan. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Too many women of childbearing age take narcotic painkillers, putting any unborn babies at risk, U.S. health officials said Thursday. Thirty-nine percent of females aged 15 to 44 who were enrolled in Medicaid filled a prescription for a narcotic painkiller each year from 2008 to 2012, says a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Among privately insured women, tha...
School Sports Costs Leave Some Students on Sidelines
School Sports Costs Leave Some Students on Sidelines THURSDAY, Jan. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many American children can't afford to participate in school sports, a new survey finds. Only 30 percent of students in families with annual household incomes of less than $60,000 played school sports, compared with 51 percent of students in families that earned $60,000 or more a year. The difference may stem from a common practice -- charging middle and high schools students a "pay-to-play" fee to take part...
Study Hints That 'Video Feedback' Therapy May Help Curb Autism
Study Hints That 'Video Feedback' Therapy May Help Curb Autism THURSDAY, Jan. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A therapy involving "video feedback" -- where parents watch videos of their interactions with their baby -- might help prevent infants at risk for autism from developing the disorder, a new study suggests. The research involved 54 families of babies who were at increased risk for autism because they had an older sibling with the condition. Some of the families were assigned to a therapy program in ...
Most Americans Have Access to 'Exercise Opportunities,' Study Finds
Most Americans Have Access to 'Exercise Opportunities,' Study Finds THURSDAY, Jan. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More than three-quarters of Americans live close to at least one park or recreational facility, giving many people opportunity to exercise, a new study finds. But access to exercise sites varies regionally, the nationwide study found. "Not everyone had equal access to opportunities for exercise," said study researcher Anne Roubal, a project assistant at the University of Wisconsin Population H...
Health Tip: Eat a Pre-Workout Snack
Health Tip: Eat a Pre-Workout Snack (HealthDay News) -- A pre-exercise snack can be just what your body craves to push it through a grueling workout. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics suggests: A balanced snack of both proteins and carbs up to three hours before your workout. A sandwich with peanut butter and jelly, or peanut butter and banana. A cup of berries with yogurt. Oatmeal mixed with milk and fruit. An apple with nut butter. A handful of one part nuts to two parts raisins.
Health Tip: Could You Have the Flu?
Health Tip: Could You Have the Flu? (HealthDay News) -- Flu abounds during the winter months, but it can be difficult to distinguish it from the common cold or other viruses that thrive when the weather is cold. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says symptoms of flu include: Having a sore throat and cough. Running a fever, although it is possible to have the flu without a fever. Having body aches and headache. Having a stuffy or runny nose. Feeling tired. Having chills. If you think yo...
Antibiotics for Traveler's Diarrhea May Spur Growth of Superbugs: Study
Antibiotics for Traveler's Diarrhea May Spur Growth of Superbugs: Study THURSDAY, Jan. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The overuse of antibiotics to treat travelers' diarrhea may contribute to the spread of drug-resistant superbugs, a new study suggests. Antibiotics should be used to treat travelers' diarrhea only in severe cases, said the study authors. The study was published online Jan. 22 in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases . "The great majority of all cases of travelers' diarrhea are mild and ...
Knee Pain While Using Stairs May Be First Sign of Arthritis
Knee Pain While Using Stairs May Be First Sign of Arthritis THURSDAY, Jan. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Having knee pain while using the stairs may be an early sign of arthritis, a new study suggests. "At present, we have little concept of 'early' osteoarthritis and often only see people when they have significant, longstanding pain and loss of function," research leader Philip Conaghan, a professor of musculoskeletal medicine at the University of Leeds in England, said in a university news release. "Th...
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