|Glaucoma Drug May Help Reverse Obesity-Related Vision Loss
Glaucoma Drug May Help Reverse Obesity-Related Vision Loss TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A drug used to treat glaucoma eye disease can also help people with vision loss linked to obesity, a new study reveals. Researchers examined the effectiveness of the inexpensive drug, called acetazolamide (Diamox), in women and men with the condition known as "idiopathic intracranial hypertension." According to the researchers, the disorder primarily affects overweight women of reproductive age, and 5 ...
Health Tip: Wash Hands for Food Safety
Health Tip: Wash Hands for Food Safety (HealthDay News) -- Washing hands before and after preparing food is one of the most important ways to help prevent foodborne illness. The Foodsafety.gov website says you should wash hands: Before and after eating. Before preparing any food, and after preparation. After touching any raw eggs, meat, poultry or seafood, or the juices of these foods. After you have coughed, sneezed or blown your nose. After using the toilet, touching garbage or handling animal waste.
Athletic Trainers First Line of Treatment for Young Basketballers: Study
Athletic Trainers First Line of Treatment for Young Basketballers: Study WEDNESDAY, April 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- High school basketball players in the United States suffered 2.5 million injuries over six seasons and athletic trainers dealt with many of them, a new study finds. Researchers examined data from basketball players aged 13 to 19 who were treated in hospital emergency departments between 2005 and 2010 and those who were treated by high school athletic trainers. There were about 1.5 milli...
Early Sign of Kidney Disease Often Ignored, Study Says
Early Sign of Kidney Disease Often Ignored, Study Says WEDNESDAY, April 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Too much protein in your urine -- an early sign of kidney disease and a risk factor for heart disease -- often goes undetected and untreated, a new study finds. Researchers also found that many people with this problem, called proteinuria, reported taking common over-the-counter pain medicines called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), which can harm kidney function. Researchers tested nearly...
For Many Men, Impotence Is Treatable Without Drugs
For Many Men, Impotence Is Treatable Without Drugs TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study reminds men with erectile dysfunction that there's help out there that doesn't require a prescription: diet, exercise and other lifestyle changes. Losing weight, eating better, getting more active, drinking less alcohol and getting better sleep can all help reverse problems that contribute to impotence, according to a new study published recently in the Journal of Sexual Medicine . Erectile dysfunc...
Size of Fetus May Affect Stillbirth Risk
Size of Fetus May Affect Stillbirth Risk TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Fetuses that are either too small or too large are at increased risk for stillbirth, a large new study says. Researchers analyzed all the stillbirths that occurred over 2.5 years at 59 hospitals in five regions of the United States. They found that abnormal fetal growth was associated with between 25 percent and 50 percent of the stillbirths. Stillbirth refers to a fetal death that occurs during pregnancy at 20 weeks' g...
Bowel Illnesses Sometimes Coincide in Kids
Bowel Illnesses Sometimes Coincide in Kids MONDAY, April 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children suffering from irritable bowel syndrome are four times more likely than other kids to have a condition called celiac disease -- an allergy to gluten -- Italian researchers report. More than 2 million people in the United States have celiac disease, or about one in every 133 people, according to the U.S. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). Irritable bowel syndrome, another ...
False-Positive Mammograms Don't Deter Women From Future Screening: Study
False-Positive Mammograms Don't Deter Women From Future Screening: Study MONDAY, April 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- False-positive mammograms do increase anxiety, but the feeling is short-lived and most women go on to have breast screening in the future, new research suggests. "Our study showed that anxiety from false-positive mammograms was temporary and did not affect a woman's overall well-being," said Anna Tosteson, a distinguished professor at Norris Cotton Cancer Center and the Dartmouth Institute...
Massage May Improve Blood Flow While Easing Muscle Soreness: Study
Massage May Improve Blood Flow While Easing Muscle Soreness: Study MONDAY, April 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Massage therapy can help ease sore muscles and improve blood flow for people who are active as well as for those who do not exercise, a small study finds. Those effects can last for more than 72 hours, researchers found. People with poor circulation or limited ability to move are among those who could benefit most from massage therapy, they noted. "Our study validates the value of massage in exe...
Adjusting Your Thermostat Might Improve Your Thinking
Adjusting Your Thermostat Might Improve Your Thinking MONDAY, April 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- You think best when the air temperature is at a level that makes you feel the most comfortable, new research suggests. The study included two groups of participants with different ambient temperature preferences, one cool and the other warm. The groups were asked to complete thinking tasks in three rooms with different temperatures: 77 degrees, 68 degrees and 59 degrees Fahrenheit. The participants did bette...
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