|Life Satisfaction Linked to Bone Health in Older Women
Life Satisfaction Linked to Bone Health in Older Women FRIDAY, Jan. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Older women who are satisfied with their lives may have better bone health, a new Finnish study suggests. Up to half of all women older than 50 will develop the bone-thinning disease osteoporosis, which can lead to serious bone fractures, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Major risk factors for osteoporosis include menopause, slight frame, smoking, low calcium intake, and certain medication...
Health Tip: Get Weight-Bearing Exercise
Health Tip: Get Weight-Bearing Exercise (HealthDay News) -- There's a recipe for good bone health, and it includes getting plenty of calcium, vitamin D and weight-bearing exercise. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says good weight-bearing activities include: Climbing stairs, walking, running or jogging. Hiking or jumping rope. Playing sports, such as tennis, racquetball, field hockey, basketball or soccer. Lifting weights. Dancing.
Strong Neighborhood Bonds, Less Gun Violence?
Strong Neighborhood Bonds, Less Gun Violence? FRIDAY, Jan. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Strong bonds that tie people together can protect neighborhood residents from gun violence, a new study suggests. Researchers at the Yale School of Medicine found that exposure to gun violence declines as community participation rises. "Violence results in chronic community-level trauma and stress, and undermines health, capacity and productivity in these neighborhoods," the study's lead author, Dr. Emily Wang, an ass...
Bone Drugs May Protect Against Endometrial Cancer
Bone Drugs May Protect Against Endometrial Cancer MONDAY, Dec. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Bisphosphonates, which are drugs that treat bone loss, may lower the risk of endometrial cancer, new research suggests. The study found that women taking the drugs had about half the risk of endometrial cancer compared to women who don't take the drugs. Endometrial cancer -- one of the most common types of cancer in women -- affects the lining of the uterus. Bisphosphonates include medications that go by brand na...
Severe Hot Flashes During Menopause May Raise Hip Fracture Risk Later: Study
Severe Hot Flashes During Menopause May Raise Hip Fracture Risk Later: Study THURSDAY, Dec. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests a possible link between certain menopause symptoms -- moderate to severe hot flashes and night sweats -- and higher rates of hip fractures and weaker bones. Hot flashes are common during menopause, affecting about 60 percent of women. The hormonal changes during menopause also affect women after menopause, since they then face a higher risk of weakened bones and o...
Fewer Bars and Liquor Stores, Less Domestic Violence: CDC
Fewer Bars and Liquor Stores, Less Domestic Violence: CDC WEDNESDAY, Dec. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Restricting the number of locations where alcohol can be sold in a community may help reduce domestic violence, researchers say. The team at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reviewed 16 studies that examined the link between alcohol sales regulations in communities and rates of intimate partner violence. Some of the things they looked at included the number of alcohol sales out...
Summer Jobs Help Keep Kids Out of Trouble, Study Suggests
Summer Jobs Help Keep Kids Out of Trouble, Study Suggests FRIDAY, Dec. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who get a summer job are much less likely to commit violent crime, a new study has found. What's more, the teens are also more apt to stay out of trouble many months after the work season has ended, according to the researchers. Researchers found that 25 hours of minimum-wage employment each week during summer break decreased violence among Chicago teens by 43 percent over the course of 16 months, ac...
Richard III Likely Had Blond Hair, Blue Eyes, Study Shows
Richard III Likely Had Blond Hair, Blue Eyes, Study Shows TUESDAY, Dec. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- England's King Richard III most likely had blue eyes and blond hair, at least when he was a child, according to genetic tests that also confirm it was his remains found beneath a parking lot in Leicester, England. Richard III -- immortalized in the Shakespeare play that bears his name -- was killed in the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485 and was the last English king to die in battle. The location of his ...
Many Teens Suffer 'Cyber' Dating Abuse, Study Suggests
Many Teens Suffer 'Cyber' Dating Abuse, Study Suggests MONDAY, Nov. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many teens are abused online by the people they're dating, a new study suggests. This abuse can include being monitored, stalked, threatened and harassed through hurtful comments, the researchers said. The findings were based on surveys of teens who visited northern California school health clinics, and don't hint at how common this kind of abuse among teens is overall. But the study does suggest that female...
Head Trauma in Abused Babies, Toddlers Can Have Lifelong Impact
Head Trauma in Abused Babies, Toddlers Can Have Lifelong Impact MONDAY, Nov. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Half of children who experience a severe abusive head trauma before the age of 5 will die before they turn 21, according to a new study. In addition, among those who survive severe injuries, quality of life will be cut in half, the study found. Abusive head trauma includes shaken baby syndrome, in which an infant or toddler is shaken and suffers head injuries, according to background information in ...
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