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Health Food Stores Often Promote Adult-Only Supplements to Teens
Health Food Stores Often Promote Adult-Only Supplements to Teens SUNDAY, April 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Health store employees may encourage teens to buy body-shaping dietary supplements, even though the products' labels state they're for adult use only, researchers report. Despite the labeling, it's legal for minors to buy these over-the-counter products in 49 states. However, the American Academy of Pediatrics says teens younger than 18 should not use the supplements, which are not regulated by th...
Health Visits May Offer Chance to Prevent Suicide
Health Visits May Offer Chance to Prevent Suicide FRIDAY, April 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many people who attempt suicide have a health care visit in the weeks or months beforehand, which suggests health visits may provide opportunities for suicide prevention, researchers report. Suicide prevention efforts usually focus on emergency and mental health settings, rather than primary care settings such as doctors' offices, said the researchers led by Brian Ahmedani of Henry Ford Health System in Detroit....
Health Highlights: April 24, 2015
Health Highlights: April 24, 2015 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Tanning Salons Sued by New York State Attorney General Two tanning salon chains are being sued by New York's attorney general, who accuses them of downplaying the health risks of indoor tanning. The lawsuits against Portofino Spas and Total Tan were filed Thursday, the Associated Press reported. Both chains falsely advertise the health benefits of indoor tanning by cl...
Health Tip: Get Active During Summer
Health Tip: Get Active During Summer (HealthDay News) -- The often-pleasant, warmer weather of summer offers lots of chances to get outside and become active. The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases suggests these healthy ways to embrace summer: Move your workout to the water and go for a swim. Or move your walk to the local zoo, aquarium or museum. Watch a workout DVD indoors when it's too hot to exercise outside. Shop the local farmer's market for fresh, local produce. Pla...
Health Tip: Preparing Your Child for Camp
Health Tip: Preparing Your Child for Camp (HealthDay News) -- Preparing your child for the start of camp can help ease the transition and make your child feel more secure. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers these ideas: Work with your child on how to play nicely with other kids, concentrating on avoiding fighting and crying. Practice sitting quietly and listening attentively. Teach your child to use the toilet independently. Practice using buttons and zippers. Teach your child your address, phone...
Health Tip: Are You at Risk for Hip Strain?
Health Tip: Are You at Risk for Hip Strain? (HealthDay News) -- Injury to the muscles that surround the hip can range from mild to severe, and athletes are considered at higher risk. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons mentions these common risk factors for hip strain: Taking a direct hit to the joint, or taking a hard fall. Overusing the hip. Having a previous hip injury. Having tightness in muscles that surround the hip. Warming up insufficiently before a workout. Exercising too vigorously.
Health Highlights: April 23, 2015
Health Highlights: April 23, 2015 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Man Not Guilty of Sexually Abusing Wife With Alzheimer's An Iowa man was found not guilty of sexually abusing his wife with Alzheimer's disease. Henry Rayhons, 78, faced a felony charge after being accused of having sex with his wife Donna in a nursing home after staff members told him she was unable to give consent. If found guilty, he faced up to 10 years in prison,...
Heroin Use Levels Off in U.S., But Still High: Report
Heroin Use Levels Off in U.S., But Still High: Report THURSDAY, April 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Levels of heroin use in the United States have stabilized but are still high, federal officials reported Thursday. In 2013, about 681,000 Americans aged 12 and older said they had used heroin in the past year. That number has remained steady since 2009, but it is still much higher than between 2002 and 2008, when the numbers ranged from 314,000 to 455,000, the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service...
Health Highlights: April 21, 2015
Health Highlights: April 21, 2015 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Bill Would Require FDA to Study Ingredients in Cosmetics, Personal Care Products A bill requiring the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to assess ingredients in cosmetics and personal care products such as skin cream and shampoo was introduced Monday by two senators. The FDA would have to evaluate at least five ingredients a year and determine whether they should cont...
Health Tip: Manage Allergies in the Bedroom
Health Tip: Manage Allergies in the Bedroom (HealthDay News) -- Allergies can hurt sleep quality, so it's important to make sure your bedroom is as allergen-free as possible. The National Sleep Foundation suggests: Regularly wash the blankets on your bed, and wash your pillows, too. If your pillows aren't washable, throw them in the dryer on a very hot setting. Wash sheets and pillowcases each week using very hot water to kill dust mites. Use an allergy-proof cover that completely contains your mattress...
Health Tip: Have a Happy Family Meal
Health Tip: Have a Happy Family Meal (HealthDay News) -- The rules of the dinner table are changing, including the standard "clean plate rule." A positive, happy family dinner table should encourage kids to acknowledge their body's cues, including hunger and fullness. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics suggests: Offer a variety of nutritious foods and let the child decide what to try and how much to eat. Encourage children of all ages to help with dinner preparation. Parents should eat a variety of ...
Heavy Snoring, Apnea Tied to Earlier Brain Troubles
Heavy Snoring, Apnea Tied to Earlier Brain Troubles WEDNESDAY, April 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Heavy snorers and people with sleep apnea may be more likely to develop memory and thinking problems at younger ages than their well-rested peers, a new study suggests. The good news from the study is that treating sleep apnea with a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine may delay mental decline. "Treatment may not cure the disease, but may delay the onset of memory problems," said lead researc...
Here's Why Your Knuckles Crack
Here's Why Your Knuckles Crack WEDNESDAY, April 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers report they have discovered what causes your finger joints to crack. The reasons have long been debated by scientists, so Canadian researchers used MRI video to observe what happens inside a finger joint when it cracks. The MRI was used to observe the 10 finger joints of one person. The volunteer inserted the fingers one at a time into a tube connected to a cable that was slowly pulled back until the knuckle joint c...
Health Highlights: April 15, 2015
Health Highlights: April 15, 2015 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Glass Particle Scare Spurs Beech-Nut Baby Food Recall About 1,920 pounds of baby food have been recalled by Beech-Nut Nutrition because products may contain small pieces of glass, the U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Service says. The recall is for 4-ounce glass jars of "Stage 2 Beech-Nut CLASSICS sweet potato & chicken," that have the number P-68A inside the USDA ...
Health Tip: Practice Fire Safety Around the Grill
Health Tip: Practice Fire Safety Around the Grill (HealthDay News) -- Before you fire up the grill in warmer weather, take time to reduce the risk of fire. The National Fire Protection Association suggests: Only using charcoal and propane BBQ grills in the open outdoors. Make sure your grill is set sufficiently away from your home, overhanging trees, eaves and the deck. Children and pets should be kept away from the grilling area. Clean the grill after every use. Never leave a lit grill unattended.
Health Tip: When Pollen Counts are High
Health Tip: When Pollen Counts are High (HealthDay News) -- High pollen counts can trigger sneezing, watery eyes, itching and coughing among people who are allergic. The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology offers this advice: When pollen counts are high, avoid lots of time outdoors. If you have to mow the lawn or rake leaves, wear a dust mask. Immediately wash clothes that you wore during yard work. Don't wear them inside the home. Frequently clean or replace the air conditioner's filter....
Health Highlights: April 14, 2015
Health Highlights: April 14, 2015 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Tobacco Companies Sue FDA Over Label Rules Large tobacco companies have launched legal action against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration over labels on tobacco products. The lawsuit filed Tuesday claims the FDA is violating the Tobacco Control Act by forcing them to submit labels for approval, the Wall Street Journal reported. The tobacco companies argue that that ...
Health Tip: Using Insect Repellent
Health Tip: Using Insect Repellent (HealthDay News) -- If you're heading outdoors, especially during dawn or dusk, remember to protect yourself against insect bites. The Environmental Working Group offers these tips: Wear a long-sleeved shirt and long pants to keep bugs away. You may want to use a DEET or Picaridin insect repellent. But avoid using insect repellent excessively during pregnancy. Avoid using oil of lemon eucalyptus or PMD during pregnancy. Wash hands after applying insect repellent, and w...
Health Tip: Exercising With Knee Problems
Health Tip: Exercising With Knee Problems (HealthDay News) -- Exercise may be just what the doctor ordered if you have knee pain. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons suggests: Start out exercising slowly, and over time build up the duration and intensity of your workout. While some discomfort is OK, pain is not. You should stop if you feel pain in your knee. A little stiffness or soreness is OK, but significant pain the day after exercising probably means you've overdone it. Talk to your doctor...
Health Highlights: April 13, 2015
Health Highlights: April 13, 2015 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Illness Outbreak on Celebrity Infinity Cruise Ship About 100 people aboard the cruise ship Celebrity Infinity have suffered gastrointestinal illness on the vessel's latest voyage, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It said vomiting, diarrhea and other symptoms have affected 95 of the 2,117 passengers and five of the 964-person crew, but ...
Health Tip: Spring Into Health With Seasonal Foods
Health Tip: Spring Into Health With Seasonal Foods (HealthDay News) -- Spring abounds with fresh seasonal foods, so why not serve them to your family and friends? The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recommends: Serving up some fresh spinach, which is loaded with vitamins and minerals. Use it as a salad base or a sauted side dish, or add to sauces or soups. Dish up calcium-rich yogurt layered with fresh seasonal fruit and cereal. Fresh strawberries are abundant during spring. Serve these nutritional p...
Health Tip: Use a Trampoline Safely
Health Tip: Use a Trampoline Safely (HealthDay News) -- Young children are especially vulnerable to trampoline injuries, commonly from falling off the trampoline to colliding with another person. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers these safety suggestions: Children on a trampoline should be supervised by adults at all times. Only one child at a time should be allowed on the trampoline, and somersaults should never be allowed. Trampoline springs and frame should be covered in thick padding. Equipm...
Health Tip: Common Causes of Foot Arthritis
Health Tip: Common Causes of Foot Arthritis (HealthDay News) -- Your feet are a common destination for the pain and discomfort of arthritis. The American Podiatric Medical Association says common triggers of foot arthritis include: Having a foot injury, especially if the injury hasn't been treated properly. Developing a bacterial or viral infection that affects the joints, such as Lyme disease, staph infection, gonorrhea or pneumonia. Having an inflammatory bowel disease. Taking certain drugs. Having a ...
Health Tip: Prevent Injury on the Golf Course
Health Tip: Prevent Injury on the Golf Course (HealthDay News) -- Golf is a great way to relieve stress and get active, but it's important to take precautions to ward off injury. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons recommends: Perform some basic stretches before picking up your clubs. Pay attention to the shoulders, legs and back, and take a few practice swings. Protect yourself from the sun by wearing sunscreen and sunglasses, as well as a brimmed hat. Drink plenty of fluids before, during and...
Health Highlights: April 10, 2015
Health Highlights: April 10, 2015 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Diabetes Drug Onglyza Increases Risk of Death: FDA The diabetes drug Onglyza increases the risk of death from all causes, according to a U.S. Food and Drug Administration report released Friday. FDA staff analyzed the findings of a clinical trial on the heart effects of AstraZeneca's drug for type 2 diabetes and found that it was associated with "significant or near-s...
Health Tip: Doing Yard Work
Health Tip: Doing Yard Work (HealthDay News) -- Working in your yard is a great way to get exercise, fresh air and relieve stress. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises these safety precautions: Wear sufficient clothing to protect against sun damage and insect bites. Use caution in the heat, limiting outdoors time when temperatures are high. Pace yourself to avoid overheating. Drink plenty of fluids, but avoid caffeinated, carbonated, high-sugar and alcoholic drinks. Use caution wh...
Health Highlights: April 8, 2015
Health Highlights: April 8, 2015 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Health Effects of Climate Change Personal for Obama Climate change became a personal issue for President Barack Obama when he had to seek emergency care for his daughter Malia due to an asthma attack. The asthma attack occurred when Malia, now 16, was a toddler. "Well you know Malia had asthma when she was 4 and because we had good health insurance, we were able to kno...
Health Tip: Recognize Signs of Bullying
Health Tip: Recognize Signs of Bullying (HealthDay News) -- A child who is picked on by another child is being bullied. It's important that parents understand when, how and why bullying occurs. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers this information: Children most often targeted by bullies tend to easily cry, give in or get angry. Bullying may occur socially, verbally or physically. It can happen at school, via the Internet or anywhere an adult isn't watching. Bullying is more than being teased. It's...
Health Tip: Should I Worry About My Child's Weight?
Health Tip: Should I Worry About My Child's Weight? (HealthDay News) -- Maintaining a healthy weight and establishing healthy habits are essential, even in childhood. The Weight-control Information Network says childhood obesity can: Foster breathing issues and joint pain. Make it difficult to keep up with active friends. Lead to chronic conditions, such as diabetes, high cholesterol or high blood pressure. Increase the risk of growing up to be an obese adult.
Health Highlights: April 7, 2015
Health Highlights: April 7, 2015 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: FDA Scientists Challenge Smokeless Tobacco Safety Claim U.S. Food and Drug Administration scientists have "concerns" about data submitted by a Swedish company in its application to be the first to market a smokeless tobacco product called snus as "less harmful" than cigarettes. Snus are pouches or loose tobacco placed between the cheek and gum to absorb nicotine, and a...
Health Tip: Wash Your Face Correctly
Health Tip: Wash Your Face Correctly (HealthDay News) -- Washing your face correctly can lead to healthier, more radiant skin. The American Academy of Dermatology suggests: Washing the face with an alcohol-free, non-abrasive cleanser. Using lukewarm water to dampen the face, then using fingertips to gently cleanse. Do not use sponges, washcloths or any product that could irritate skin. Avoiding scrubbing your skin while or after washing. Gently pat the skin dry with a clean towel. Applying moisturizer, ...
Health Tip: Add Exercise to Your Family's Regular Routine
Health Tip: Add Exercise to Your Family's Regular Routine (HealthDay News) -- A regular exercise routine can help the whole family develop lifelong healthy habits and better health. The Letsmove.gov website recommends: Scheduling an activity for a 30-minute block at least three times a week. Consider playing a sport, taking a family walk or doing household chores. Use a calendar to schedule and track your exercise and watch how your family progresses. Don't cancel exercise if something comes up. Be flex...
Health Tip: Diabetics Who Compete
Health Tip: Diabetics Who Compete (HealthDay News) -- Diabetes doesn't have to sideline you from the sport you love. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers these safety suggestions: Don't exercise unless your blood sugar level is at least 100 mg/dL, or within one week of a severe episode of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). Monitor your blood sugar throughout exercise. Make sure it stays within the range recommended by your doctor. While you exercise, carry with you a form of quickly absorbed gluco...
Health Highlights: April 6, 2015
Health Highlights: April 6, 2015 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: More Retailers Remove Blue Bell Ice Cream From Stores Two more major U.S. retailers have pulled Blue Bell Ice Cream from their stores as a precautionary measure after after some of the ice cream maker's products were linked to three deaths at a Kansas hospital. Sam's Club and Kroger have joined the Texas-based H-E-B chain in removing Blue Bell's products from their she...
Higher Alcohol Taxes May Lead to Fewer Drunk-Driving Deaths: Study
Higher Alcohol Taxes May Lead to Fewer Drunk-Driving Deaths: Study MONDAY, April 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Higher alcohol taxes in Illinois are associated with a decrease in alcohol-related car crash deaths, a new study finds. "Similar alcohol tax increases implemented across the country could prevent thousands of deaths from car crashes each year," Alexander Wagenaar, a professor in the department of health outcomes and policy at the University of Florida in Gainesville, said in a university news rel...
HIV-Infected People Often Do Well After Kidney Transplant
HIV-Infected People Often Do Well After Kidney Transplant FRIDAY, April 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For years, it's been thought that people living with HIV wouldn't be good candidates to receive a new kidney. But a new study finds that these patients actually have better outcomes than those infected with hepatitis C, or patients infected with both viruses. "These findings show that HIV patients are being unfairly perceived to have worse kidney transplant outcomes than non-infected groups, and as a resu...
Health Tip: Make Healthier Choices When Ordering Pizza
Health Tip: Make Healthier Choices When Ordering Pizza (HealthDay News) -- Ordering pizza doesn't have to derail your diet plan to lose weight. You can make easy ingredient substitutions to cut the fat without losing flavor. The Womenshealth.gov website suggests: Skip meat toppings and get veggies instead, notably mushrooms or peppers. Order your pizza with a whole wheat crust. Ask for half the regular amount of cheese. Substitute a slice of pizza for a salad topped with low-fat dressing.
Health Highlights: April 3, 2015
Health Highlights: April 3, 2015 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Teen Must Stay in Hospital to Complete Chemotherapy: Judge A 17-year-old girl who was forced to undergo chemotherapy for Hodgkin lymphoma must stay in the hospital until she completes her treatment later this month, a judge ruled Wednesday. The judge also said the Connecticut girl's mother cannot visit her in hospital while the teen is in temporary state custody, CBS N...
Health Tip: Simplify Bedtime With the 4 B's
Health Tip: Simplify Bedtime With the 4 B's (HealthDay News) -- A relaxing bedtime routine involving the 4 B's can help little ones get to bed quickly and easily. The American Academy of Pediatrics explains: Bath -- A relaxing, soothing bath before bed can calm children and let them know it's time for sleep. Brushing teeth -- This is a good habit for healthier teeth. Books -- Reading a favorite book each night can relax children. Bedtime -- Let children fall asleep on their own, after a soothing bedtime...
HIV Can Damage Brain Early On, Study Says
HIV Can Damage Brain Early On, Study Says THURSDAY, April 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- HIV can spread to and develop in people's brains in the early stages of infection, new research shows. The findings highlight the need for screening and early treatment of infection with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, the researchers said. "Any delay runs the risk that the virus could find refuge and cause damage in the brain, where some medications are less effective, potentially enabling it to re-emerge, even after...
Home Oxygen Raises Burn Risk for COPD Patients
Home Oxygen Raises Burn Risk for COPD Patients THURSDAY, April 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Use of home oxygen puts patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) at risk for burns, a new study indicates. Oxygen therapy is a common treatment for people with the lung disease. But there is a burn risk for patients who smoke, because having a heat or flame source near oxygen gas can trigger a fire. Researchers looked at 685 Medicare patients with COPD who suffered burns between 2001 and 2010 and...
Health Tip: Freeze Food Safely
Health Tip: Freeze Food Safely (HealthDay News) -- If you've cooked a big meal and have lots of leftovers, you can freeze them and keep them longer. The Foodsafety.gov website suggests: Freezing doesn't destroy any bacteria in food. It just preserves food longer than if stored in the refrigerator. Use a thermometer to make sure your freezer is at 0 degrees Fahrenheit or colder. When it's time to thaw frozen food, never do so on the counter. This method could promote rapid bacterial growth. Cooked leftov...
Health Highlights: April 2, 2015
Health Highlights: April 2, 2015 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Teen Must Stay in Hospital to Complete Chemotherapy: Judge A 17-year-old girl who was forced to undergo chemotherapy for Hodgkin lymphoma must stay in the hospital until she completes her treatment later this month, a judge ruled Wednesday. The judge also said the Connecticut girl's mother cannot visit her in hospital while the teen is in temporary state custody, CBS N...
Health Tip: Looking for an Exercise Product?
Health Tip: Looking for an Exercise Product? (HealthDay News) -- If you're looking for a newer, more convenient way to get fit, remember to be a smart shopper. The American Council on Exercise says you should be wary of exercise products that: Claim to burn extra calories with little effort. Claim to burn more calories than similar products. Offer suspicious testimonials. Remember to read the fine print. This old adage holds true: If the manufacturer claims sound too good to be true, they probably are.
High-Tech Skin Maps Show Chemicals From Clothes, Beauty Products
High-Tech Skin Maps Show Chemicals From Clothes, Beauty Products THURSDAY, April 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists who've created the first 3-D map of a person's skin say people are covered with the chemical residues from shampoos, beauty products and even clothing. "Our daily routines -- what we eat, what we put on our skin -- also become a part of our skin," said study co-author Pieter Dorrestein, of the University of California, San Diego. "Very few of us think about this, but all of this stuff ...
Health Highlights: April 1, 2015
Health Highlights: April 1, 2015 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Singer Avril Lavigne Has Lyme Disease Pop star Avril Lavigne says she has Lyme disease. In an interview with People magazine, the 30-year-old musician said she began feeling ill last April and doctors told her she was likely dehydrated and exhausted from touring, ABC News reported. But her symptoms became worse and Lavigne said she knew there was something more serious...
Head Injuries May Prematurely Age the Brain, Study Suggests
Head Injuries May Prematurely Age the Brain, Study Suggests WEDNESDAY, April 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Serious head injuries may lead to premature brain aging, a new British study suggests. "Traumatic brain injury is not a static event. It can set off secondary processes, possibly related to inflammation, that can cause more damage in the brain for years afterwards, and may contribute to the development of Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia," study leader Dr. James Cole, from Imperial College Lond...
Health Tip: Heading to the Beach?
Health Tip: Heading to the Beach? (HealthDay News) -- A swim in the ocean can be refreshing and great exercise, but it's important to understand the potential dangers of rip currents before you dive in. The American Red Cross suggests: Stay calm and avoid fighting any rip current. Swim parallel to the beach until you're no longer in the current. Then turn toward the shore. Tread water or float if you're unable to swim until you are out of the rip current. If you can't get to shore, yell for help. Avoid ...
Health Tip: Cook Healthier With a Slow Cooker
Health Tip: Cook Healthier With a Slow Cooker (HealthDay News) -- A slow cooker is an easy way to prepare a variety of healthier dishes that are ready for you at the end of a long day. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics suggests: Use weekends or evenings when you have ample time to prepare ingredients. Cut uniformly-sized pieces to ensure that they'll cook evenly. Store ingredients in air-tight containers for no more than three days. Put all ingredients in the crock pot's removable insert and store ...
Heart Groups Issue Updated Blood Pressure Guidelines
Heart Groups Issue Updated Blood Pressure Guidelines TUESDAY, March 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Three leading groups of heart experts have issued updated guidelines that set blood pressure goals for people with heart disease. Specifically, the guidelines reinforce a target blood pressure of less than 140/90 mm Hg for those at risk for heart attack and stroke. The guidelines also set a goal of 130/80 mm Hg for those with heart disease who have already had a heart attack, stroke or a ministroke, or who h...
Health Tip: Plan for Healthy Meals on a Budget
Health Tip: Plan for Healthy Meals on a Budget (HealthDay News) -- It is possible to eat well on a budget, but it does require some planning. The Choosemyplate.gov website suggests: Create a budget and stick to it. Plan meals and snacks for the week according to that budget. Search online for recipes that are inexpensive, easy and quick. Plan meals that stretch specific foods that can be expensive, such as stews, casseroles and stir-frys. Think about shopping at discount stores, and hunt for coupons and...
Health Tip: Shopping for Teens' Shoes
Health Tip: Shopping for Teens' Shoes (HealthDay News) -- While you're shoe shopping with a teen, make sure you both understand the shoes fit and function before making a purchase. The American Podiatric Medical Association offers these tips: Shop for shoes that fit the activity your teen will be doing, be it basketball or ballet. Have feet measured at the store to make sure you get the right fit. Choose a shoe that fits comfortably, instead of focusing on brand or size. Skip backless shoes and opt for ...
Health Highlights: March 31, 2015
Health Highlights: March 31, 2015 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Ancient Eye Remedy Kills Superbug: Study A 1,000-year-old treatment for eye infections may offer a way to treat a superbug called methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), according to British researchers. The recipe for the ancient Anglo-Saxon treatment calls for garlic and onion or leek, wine, and bile from a cow's stomach. The ingredients are brewed in a ...
Health Tip: Are Wisdom Teeth Causing Problems?
Health Tip: Are Wisdom Teeth Causing Problems? (HealthDay News) -- Wisdom teeth typically emerge in a person's late teens or early 20s, and may cause big problems. The Mouthhealthy.org website recommends having wisdom teeth removed if you develop: Pain in the back of the mouth. Decaying wisdom teeth that cannot be remedied. Mouth infections tied to wisdom teeth. Tumors or cysts forming near wisdom teeth. Gum disease near wisdom teeth. Damage to nearby teeth.
Health Tip: Develop Healthy Habits for Contact Lenses
Health Tip: Develop Healthy Habits for Contact Lenses (HealthDay News) -- Contact lenses can help you see better, but how you handle them can affect your eye health. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests: Always wash hands with soap and water and dry them before handling contact lenses. Don't let water get on your contacts. Don't wear them when showering or swimming. Don't sleep in contacts unless your doctor has advised it. Replace lenses according to your doctor's recommendation...
Health Highlights: March 30, 2015
Health Highlights: March 30, 2015 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: U.S. Ebola Patient's Condition Improves The condition of an American health worker being treated for Ebola at a National Institutes of Health facility has improved from serious to fair, officials said Monday. The NIH did not release any more details about the patient, who was one of 17 staff members of the non-profit Partners in Health group evacuated from Sierra Leon...
Health Tip: Monitoring Your Weight
Health Tip: Monitoring Your Weight (HealthDay News) -- Even if you've successfully lost weight, a few slip-ups here and there may put you on a road back to weight gain. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests how to monitor your weight: Weigh yourself regularly so if you gain a few pounds, you can take quick action to reverse the trend. Consider whether your exercise pattern has changed, causing you to gain weight. Think about whether you're eating more than usual. Keep a food diary...
Health Tip: Turning Kids on to a Healthy Lifestyle
Health Tip: Turning Kids on to a Healthy Lifestyle (HealthDay News) -- You want your kids to embrace healthier eating, but they may fight you if you push too hard. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics suggests: Let young children help make a healthy salad, instead of telling them to eat their vegetables. Explain the benefits of eating healthier, instead of forcing the issue. Encourage open conversation about nutrition and healthier eating. Understand that the temptation to eat unhealthy foods is every...
Health Highlights: March 27, 2015
Health Highlights: March 27, 2015 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: White House Announces New Plan to Fight 'Superbugs' The White House wants to reduce the use of antibiotics in people and livestock as part of new plan to reduce rates of drug-resistant "superbug" infections. Doctors who accept Medicare and Medicaid will have to report their antibiotic prescription patterns, and will be provided with real-time data about antibiotic res...
Hope to Live to 100? Check Your Genes
Hope to Live to 100? Check Your Genes THURSDAY, March 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Healthy eating and exercise might help most people live to a respectable old age, but making it to 95 or 100 might require help from your DNA, a new study finds. "Genetic makeup explains an increasingly greater portion of the variation in how old people live to be," especially for people approaching or exceeding the one-century mark, study co-author Dr. Thomas Perls, of Boston University, said in a university news release...
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