|Vitamin D May Not Prevent Return of Women's Infection After All
Vitamin D May Not Prevent Return of Women's Infection After All TUESDAY, Oct. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests that high doses of vitamin D may not help prevent the return of vaginosis, a vaginal infection that's especially common in younger women. The findings counter other research that suggests higher vitamin D levels could boost the immune system as it tries to fight off the infection, according to background information in the study. "Earlier studies observed that women with low vi...
'Social Host' Laws May Help Curb Underage Drinking, Study Says
'Social Host' Laws May Help Curb Underage Drinking, Study Says TUESDAY, Oct. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- "Social host" laws, which hold adults accountable for any underage drinking that takes place on their property, may help curb teenage drinking, according to the preliminary findings of a new study. Researchers found that the number of teens who reported drinking at parties on weekends was reduced when they lived in towns with strong social host laws, according to the study published in the November ...
Health Tip: Cooking Can Be Challenging With Arthritis
Health Tip: Cooking Can Be Challenging With Arthritis (HealthDay News) -- Arthritis can make cooking difficult, but there are things you can do to ease the strain. The University of Washington Medicine Orthopedics and Sports Medicine department offers these suggestions: Plan ahead for meals to avoid rushing. Make tasks easier by using appliances such as mixers, can openers, dishwashers, microwaves and crock pots. Place a mixing bowl in the sink on a damp cloth to hold it in place, and mix while holding ...
Stroke Prevention Guidelines Emphasize Healthy Lifestyle
Stroke Prevention Guidelines Emphasize Healthy Lifestyle WEDNESDAY, Oct. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Want to lower your risk of a first-time stroke? New guidelines from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association reinforce the idea that a healthy lifestyle is crucial. The new guidelines advise people to exercise, control blood pressure and eat what's known as Mediterranean or DASH-style (Dietary Approach to Stop Hypertension) diets that emphasize fruits, vegetables, whole grains and ...
Is Milk Your Friend or Foe?
Is Milk Your Friend or Foe? WEDNESDAY, Oct. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Drinking lots of milk could be bad for your health, a new study reports. Previous research has shown that the calcium in milk can help strengthen bones and prevent osteoporosis. These benefits to bone health have led U.S. health officials to recommend milk as part of a healthy diet. But this new study found that drinking large amounts of milk did not protect men or women from bone fractures, and was linked to an overall higher risk...
Health Tip: Change Your Diet to Help Lower Blood Pressure
Health Tip: Change Your Diet to Help Lower Blood Pressure (HealthDay News) -- Diet plays a big role in managing hypertension, and a few simple changes can help improve your blood pressure. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers these suggestions: Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables each day. Choose foods that are low in sodium and fats. Maintain a healthy body weight. See your doctor for regular checkups.
More Kids Harmed by Drinking in Pregnancy Than Expected, Study Reports
More Kids Harmed by Drinking in Pregnancy Than Expected, Study Reports MONDAY, Oct. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although drinking during pregnancy has long been considered taboo, new research suggests that as many as one in 20 U.S. children may have health or behavioral problems related to alcohol exposure before birth. The study found that between 2.4 percent and 4.8 percent of children have some kind of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, or FASD. "Knowing not to drink during pregnancy and not doing so ...
FDA Cautions Against 'Undeclared' Food Allergens
FDA Cautions Against 'Undeclared' Food Allergens TUESDAY, Oct. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Some food labels may not reliably list all possible food allergens, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The agency added that these "undeclared allergens" are the leading cause of FDA-requested food recalls. Under federal law, foods marketed in the United States are required to identify all major food allergens -- such as milk, eggs, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, wheat, peanuts and soybea...
Obese Children With Leukemia Fared Worse in Study
Obese Children With Leukemia Fared Worse in Study MONDAY, Oct. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity may change the way young people react to chemotherapy for acute lymphoblastic leukemia, new research suggests. The study showed that obesity made young people more than twice as likely to have leftover leukemia cells. That puts them at a higher risk of the cancer coming back and of death, the researchers said. The findings could explain why obese young people do worse on initial chemotherapy -- called ind...
'Prehabilitation' Before Colon Cancer Surgery May Aid Recovery
'Prehabilitation' Before Colon Cancer Surgery May Aid Recovery MONDAY, Oct. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Exercising, eating a healthy diet and learning relaxation techniques before colorectal cancer surgery appeared to speed a patient's recovery, a small study found. The study included 38 patients who took part in a "prehabilitation" program and 39 who only did normal rehabilitation after their surgery. The prehabilitation program lasted an average of about 24 days and included: 50 minutes of aerobic an...
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