|Good Supermarkets in Poor Areas May Not Prompt Better Eating
Good Supermarkets in Poor Areas May Not Prompt Better Eating THURSDAY, Feb. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Having good full-service supermarkets in poor neighborhoods doesn't mean children will have healthier diets, a new study suggests. "Low-income and ethnic minority neighborhoods are underserved by supermarkets relative to their higher-income counterparts, and it would appear to be logical that increasing availability of healthful foods could improve diets," said study author Brian Elbel, an associate ...
Health Tip: Eat Right to Get Through Winter
Health Tip: Eat Right to Get Through Winter (HealthDay News) -- Short days, low temperatures and being stuck inside can take a toll on anyone's mood, including a child's. But the right diet can help boost energy, mood and focus during the winter doldrums. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recommends these foods: Serve grilled or broiled salmon. Offer clementines, a citrus fruit that's seedless, easy to peel, sweet and nutrient-rich. Roast winter squash, which is nutrient-rich and naturally sweet. P...
Immune System Changes Tied to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Immune System Changes Tied to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome FRIDAY, Feb. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Chronic fatigue syndrome appears to be linked to specific changes in a person's immune system, particularly increased amounts of chemical messengers that regulate immune responses, researchers report. The study adds to growing evidence that chronic fatigue syndrome is caused by a malfunctioning immune system, said lead author Dr. Mady Hornig. She is director of Translational Research at the Jerome L. and Daw...
In Northeast, Weather Changes May Mean More Ticks, Earlier
In Northeast, Weather Changes May Mean More Ticks, Earlier FRIDAY, Feb. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Ticks in the northeastern United States are showing up earlier in the spring and expanding their range because of warmer temperatures over the past two decades, experts say. Although the Northeast is currently contending with record-breaking cold, the trend over the past 19 years has been toward warmer temperatures, the researchers explained. And this is enabling black-legged ticks that carry Lyme diseas...
1 in 5 Preemies With Lung Disease Exposed to Secondhand Smoke
1 in 5 Preemies With Lung Disease Exposed to Secondhand Smoke FRIDAY, Feb. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- High levels of nicotine were found in the hair of many children with premature birth-related lung disease whose parents claimed not to smoke, a new study finds. The lung disease bronchopulmonary dysplasia often occurs in children who were born prematurely. Not surprisingly, exposure to tobacco smoke can be harmful for children with this condition, according to the researchers. In this study, Johns Hop...
Tips for Safe Snow Fun
Tips for Safe Snow Fun SATURDAY, Feb. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Winter sports are a great way to get exercise and fresh air, but they're not without risks. In 2013, more than 343,000 people in the United States received medical treatment for winter sports injuries, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Skiing topped the treatment list, with 138,559 injuries. Snowboarding accounted for 95,348 accidents; sledding, more than 63,000; and ice skating, about 47,000. "When it comes to winter ...
Health Tip: How Smoking Affects Your Heart
Health Tip: How Smoking Affects Your Heart (HealthDay News) -- Most people realize that smoking causes cancer, but it can also wreak havoc on your heart, experts say. The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute says smoking: Damages blood cells, heart function and blood vessels Increases the risk of hardening of the arteries, which restricts blood flow. Increases the risks of heart disease, which occurs when plaque builds up in the arteries.
Weight-Loss Surgery May Lower Some Pregnancy Complications, Raise Others
Weight-Loss Surgery May Lower Some Pregnancy Complications, Raise Others WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- After undergoing weight-loss surgery, women are significantly less prone to diabetes during pregnancy but twice as likely to deliver smaller-than-normal infants, a new study suggests. Swedish scientists found that weight-loss (or "bariatric") surgery before pregnancy lowers the chances of certain complications for mothers and babies but raises the odds for others. They recommended any pr...
Dangerous C. Difficile Germ Infects 500,000 Americans a Year: CDC
Dangerous C. Difficile Germ Infects 500,000 Americans a Year: CDC WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Almost half a million Americans were infected with the bacteria Clostridium difficile in 2011, and 29,000 died within a month of diagnosis, U.S. health officials report. "Infections with C. difficile have become increasingly common over the last few decades, and are seen in patients in health-care facilities as well as people in their communities," Dr. Michael Bell said at a U.S. Centers for Di...
2 of 3 Smokers Will Die Early If They Don't Quit, Research Shows
2 of 3 Smokers Will Die Early If They Don't Quit, Research Shows TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Two-thirds of smokers will die early from their habit if they don't quit, a new study suggests. The findings indicate that it's never too late to quit smoking, one expert said. Researchers analyzed data from more than 200,000 people taking part in a study conducted by the Sax Institute in Australia. The study is a long-term investigation of healthy aging. "We knew smoking was bad, but we now have ...
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