|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 ...
Health Highlights: Oct. 29, 2014
Health Highlights: Oct. 29, 2014 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Hi-Tech Pill Would Detect Cancer in Early Stages: Google A pill to detect cancer in the early stages is being developed by Google. The pill would contain tiny magnetic nanoparticles that would travel through a person's bloodstream and search for cancerous cells. The nanoparticles' findings would be transmitted to a wearable sensor, the Associated Press reported. The ob...
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...
Plastics' Chemical May Affect Baby Boys' Genital Development
Plastics' Chemical May Affect Baby Boys' Genital Development WEDNESDAY, Oct. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to a common plastics' chemical during pregnancy may have effects on genital development in baby boys, a small study hints. Researchers found that baby boys born to moms with greater exposure to a chemical called DiNP tended to have a shorter anogenital distance -- the space between the genitals and anus. Anogenital distance is set in the womb, and it's considered a marker of exposure to and...
Universal Helmet Laws May Help Save Young Motorcyclists
Universal Helmet Laws May Help Save Young Motorcyclists WEDNESDAY, Oct. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests that state laws requiring "universal" motorcycle helmet use -- instead of helmet laws just for certain ages -- may lower the rates of traumatic brain injuries in young riders. Traumatic brain injuries are "the biggest burden in trauma care, so we wanted to see whether having universal helmet laws versus age-specific helmet laws really made a difference in the younger population," stu...
Health Tip: Driving Safely at Night
Health Tip: Driving Safely at Night (HealthDay News) -- It's more difficult to see at night than during the day, but there are things drivers can do to help keep travelers and pedestrians safe. The National Safety Council offers these suggestions: Make sure your car's windows and headlights, taillights and signal lights are clean. Ensure that headlights are correctly aimed. Turn them on even if it's twilight, so other drivers can see you. Never drink alcohol before or while driving, and don't smoke. At ...
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.
Almost 1 in 5 Americans Plagued by Constant Pain, Survey Suggests
Almost 1 in 5 Americans Plagued by Constant Pain, Survey Suggests THURSDAY, Oct. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Almost one-fifth of Americans do daily battle with crippling, chronic pain, a large new survey reveals, with the elderly and women struggling the most. The poll of roughly 35,000 American households provides the first snapshot of the pain landscape in the United States, the survey authors said. The bottom line: Significant and debilitating pain that endures for three months or more is now a comm...
Leprosy Still Occurs in U.S., CDC Reports
Leprosy Still Occurs in U.S., CDC Reports THURSDAY, Oct. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Leprosy, although quite rare, continues to appear in the United States, a new U.S. government study reports. Approximately 100 new cases are reported in the United States each year, researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. That compares to about 250,000 cases that occurred worldwide in 2008, according to the CDC. Known since biblical times, leprosy is an infectious disease that causes sk...
Fewer Malpractice Claims Paid in U.S.
Fewer Malpractice Claims Paid in U.S. THURSDAY, Oct. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The number of medical malpractice payments in the United States has dropped sharply since 2002, according to a new study. And compensation payment amounts and liability insurance costs for most doctors remained flat or declined in recent years, researchers report online Oct. 30 in the Journal of the American Medical Association . "For many physicians, the prospect of being sued for medical malpractice is a disturbing aspec...
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