|Health Tip: Have Jaw Pain?
Health Tip: Have Jaw Pain? (HealthDay News) -- Jaw pain can radiate to the ears and teeth, and may even lead to headache. The American Dental Association mentions these possible causes of jaw pain: Having sinus problems. Having a toothache, or grinding the teeth. Having an infection. Having arthritis of the temporomandibular joint. Having periodontal disease. Having stressed facial muscles.
Health Tip: Soothing Psoriasis on the Feet
Health Tip: Soothing Psoriasis on the Feet (HealthDay News) -- Psoriasis causes red, itchy skin plaques that commonly affect the bottoms of the feet. The American Podiatric Medical Association suggests how to help manage the condition: Soak feet in an oatmeal bath. Regularly apply a hypoallergenic moisturizing lotion. Avoid stress. Don't drink alcohol. Consider light therapy if your doctor recommends it. See a podiatrist if the psoriasis doesn't improve with at-home care.
Health Tip: Strengthening Your Brain
Health Tip: Strengthening Your Brain (HealthDay News) -- A healthy lifestyle can help keep your brain sharp as you age, preventing cognitive decline. The American Academy of Family Physicians suggests how to stay mentally sharp as you get older: Eat a healthy, balanced diet and maintain a healthy body weight. Get regular exercise, aiming for 30 minutes of exercise, at least five days per week. Join a club, play a sport, volunteer or visit frequently with friends. Read frequently, work puzzles and play m...
Study Ties Colds, Flu to Rare Risk of Stroke in Kids
Study Ties Colds, Flu to Rare Risk of Stroke in Kids WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although it's extremely rare, colds, flu and other minor infections might trigger a strong but brief period of elevated risk for stroke in children, a new study suggests. Just five out of 100,000 children a year have a stroke in the United States, said Dr. Heather Fullerton, lead author of the study and a professor of neurology and pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco Benioff Children's...
Teen Birth Rate Has Dropped Dramatically in Last Two Decades: CDC
Teen Birth Rate Has Dropped Dramatically in Last Two Decades: CDC WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. teen birth rates fell dramatically during the past two decades, plummeting 57 percent and saving taxpayers billions of dollars, a new government report shows. An estimated 4 million fewer births occurred among teenagers as a result of the decline, according to researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That "eye-opening" reduction in births "leapt out at me from ...
Pigs' Hearts Beat for a Year in Baboons' Abdomens
Pigs' Hearts Beat for a Year in Baboons' Abdomens WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Pigs' hearts transplanted into baboons survived for more than a year, which is twice as long as previously achieved, researchers report. The work is part of efforts to find ways to use animal organs to shorten transplant waiting lists. In this study, scientists transplanted hearts from genetically engineered piglets into baboons' abdomens. The genetic engineering and new methods of suppressing the baboons' imm...
Tight Blood Pressure Control Doesn't Raise Risk of Falls, Study Says
Tight Blood Pressure Control Doesn't Raise Risk of Falls, Study Says WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study found no evidence to support the widely held belief that intensive treatment for high blood pressure increases patients' risk of falls and broken bones. Research shows that treating high blood pressure can prevent strokes and other cardiovascular problems, but many doctors fear that tight control of high blood pressure may lead to low blood pressure, resulting in falls and fractu...
White Women More Likely to Seek Fertility Treatment: Report
White Women More Likely to Seek Fertility Treatment: Report WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- White, straight women are much more likely to seek treatment for infertility than minority, bisexual or lesbian women, a new study finds. Researchers examined data gathered from nearly 20,000 American women, aged 21 to 44, who took part in polls in 2002 and 2006-2010, conducted as part of the National Survey of Family Growth study. In the first poll, 13 percent of white, heterosexual women said they ...
Want to Stay Slim? Leave the Car at Home
Want to Stay Slim? Leave the Car at Home WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Leaving the car at home and getting to work by walking, cycling or public transit is good for your health, a new study indicates. Researchers looked at thousands of people in the United Kingdom and found that 76 percent of men and 72 percent of women drove to work, 10 percent of men and 11 percent of women used public transit, and 14 percent of men and 17 percent of women cycled or walked. Those who drove to work weigh...
Botox Tested on Stomach Cancer in Mice
Botox Tested on Stomach Cancer in Mice WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Botox, the wrinkle fighter, might be a cancer fighter, too, according to a new animal study. Researchers working with mice are using Botox to try to combat stomach cancer by silencing nerves that connect to tumors. The work is still in its very early stages, and a prominent cancer expert cautioned that the approach is far from ready for prime time. While the study findings are intriguing and worth pursing, "it would be i...
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