|Most Adults Are Members of 'Clean Plate Club'
Most Adults Are Members of 'Clean Plate Club' FRIDAY, July 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Unlike children, the vast majority of adults finish all of the food they put on their plate at mealtime, according to a new study. This is true for adults from much of the world -- not just Americans, researchers from Cornell University revealed. They noted their findings could help those trying to lose weight or improve their eating habits make better choices. "If you put it on your plate, it's going into your stoma...
Health Tip: Pack Safety Essentials for a Long Hike
Health Tip: Pack Safety Essentials for a Long Hike (HealthDay News) -- If you're heading out on a trail or hike, make sure you're equipped with a few safety tools. The Washington Trails Association suggests taking these essentials: A detailed map of the area and a compass. Extra supplies of food and water, and a way to purify water. Extra clothing, sunscreen, sunglasses and rain gear. Matches and a firestarter. A flashlight and extra batteries. A well-stocked first-aid kit. A multi-purpose knife.
'Fist Bump' May Beat Handshake for Cleanliness
'Fist Bump' May Beat Handshake for Cleanliness MONDAY, July 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- British researchers report that an alternative to the traditional handshake might spread far fewer germs around. In their experiments, the scientists found that clasping hands transferred 10 times more germs from one person to the other than what is known as a fist bump. They suggest the more casual exchange might suffice as a cultural substitute for the firm gripping of hands. The findings are published in the Augu...
Healthy 'Brown Fat' May Cut Odds for Obesity, Diabetes
Healthy 'Brown Fat' May Cut Odds for Obesity, Diabetes MONDAY, July 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with higher levels of brown fat have a reduced risk for obesity and diabetes, a new study suggests. Unlike white fat, which lowers insulin sensitivity, researchers found that brown fat actually improves insulin sensitivity, blood sugar control and fat-burning metabolism. "This is good news for overweight and obese people," Labros Sidossis, a professor of internal medicine in the division of geriatric ...
Tonsillectomy for Sleep Apnea May Trigger Weight Gain
Tonsillectomy for Sleep Apnea May Trigger Weight Gain MONDAY, July 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Tonsillectomies are commonly done to relieve sleep apnea in children, but a new study confirms that the treatment can speed kids' weight gain -- especially if they're already overweight. The researchers said that's a concern, because obesity is a risk factor for a range of health problems -- including, ironically, sleep apnea. But they're not advising against tonsillectomy for kids who need it. Instead, they ...
Healthy Habits May Help Childhood Cancer Survivors Avoid Chronic Ills
Healthy Habits May Help Childhood Cancer Survivors Avoid Chronic Ills MONDAY, July 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Following a healthy lifestyle may help childhood cancer survivors reduce their risk for chronic health issues, a new study indicates. Researchers suggested that children with cancer and adults who survived childhood cancer should be educated about how their diet and certain behaviors could affect their health in the future. "These findings are important because they indicate that adults who we...
Parents of Obese Kids Often View Them as Healthy
Parents of Obese Kids Often View Them as Healthy THURSDAY, July 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Parents of obese children often don't view their kids as unhealthy or recognize the health consequences of excess weight or inactivity, according to a new study. The children of the families surveyed for the new research were attending an obesity clinic at the Hasbro Children's Hospital in Providence, R.I. "A third categorized their child's health as excellent or very good," said study researcher Dr. Kyung Rhee,...
Female Triathletes May Face Health Problems Such as Incontinence
Female Triathletes May Face Health Problems Such as Incontinence THURSDAY, July 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women who compete in triathlons are at increased risk for pelvic floor disorders, including incontinence, and other health problems, a new study says. "There has been a surge in popularity of high-impact sports such as triathlons, but little has been known until now about the prevalence of pelvic health and certain other issues associated with endurance training and events," study author Dr. Coll...
Many Obese U.S. Kids Think They're Thinner Than They Are
Many Obese U.S. Kids Think They're Thinner Than They Are WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many obese and overweight American children and teens look in the mirror and tell themselves their weight is fine, U.S. health officials reported Wednesday. "Being overweight or obese is associated with adverse health outcomes, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes," said lead researcher Neda Sarafrazi, a nutritional epidemiologist at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevent...
Weight Loss Surgery May Help Ease Urinary Incontinence
Weight Loss Surgery May Help Ease Urinary Incontinence WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery appears to have an additional side benefit -- it may improve urinary incontinence symptoms in women, according to a new study. The study found that nearly half of women in a weight-loss surgery program reported having incontinence prior to the procedure. After surgery, most of those women said their urinary symptoms either improved or disappeared, said study researcher Dr. Leslee Subak...
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