|Menu Calorie Counts May Mean Less Fattening Meals for Kids
Menu Calorie Counts May Mean Less Fattening Meals for Kids MONDAY, Jan. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Parents might order fewer calories for their children if menus included calorie counts or information on how much walking would be required to burn off the calories in foods, a new study suggests. The new research also found that mothers and fathers were more likely to say they would encourage their kids to exercise if they saw menus that detailed how many minutes or miles it takes to burn off the calori...
MRI Improves Prostate Cancer Biopsy Accuracy, Study Finds
MRI Improves Prostate Cancer Biopsy Accuracy, Study Finds TUESDAY, Jan. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Prostate biopsies that combine MRI technology with ultrasound appear to give men better information regarding the seriousness of their cancer, a new study suggests. The new technology -- which uses MRI scans to help doctors biopsy very specific portions of the prostate -- diagnosed 30 percent more high-risk cancers than standard prostate biopsies in men suspected of prostate cancer, researchers reported....
Don't Become a Blizzard Casualty
Don't Become a Blizzard Casualty TUESDAY, Jan. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The blizzard conditions and frigid cold blanketing the U.S. Northeast pose numerous health threats, a doctor warns. If you must be outdoors, staying warm is critical, said Dr. Robert Glatter, an emergency physician at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. "In the cold weather, it's important to keep your head, face and nose covered, but most importantly dress in layers to prevent heat loss," Glatter said. He recommends wearing s...
Prostate Cancer Patients Who Smoke Fare Worse, Study Finds
Prostate Cancer Patients Who Smoke Fare Worse, Study Finds TUESDAY, Jan. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking doubles the chances that a prostate cancer patient will see his disease spread and that he will eventually die from his illness, a new study finds. "Basically we found that people who smoke had a higher risk of their tumor coming back, of it spreading and, ultimately, even dying of prostate cancer," said study co-author Dr. Michael Zelefsky. He is vice chair of clinical research in the departmen...
It Pays for Moms-to-Be to Stop Smoking
It Pays for Moms-to-Be to Stop Smoking WEDNESDAY, Jan. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Financial incentives help pregnant women quit smoking, a new study shows. Smoking is the leading preventable cause of illness and death among mothers and babies in developed countries, the researchers say. "This study provides substantial evidence of a very promising and potentially cost-effective new intervention to add to present health service support," the researchers wrote. The study included 612 pregnant smokers in...
Muscle Weakness Affects 1 in 5 Americans Over 80
Muscle Weakness Affects 1 in 5 Americans Over 80 WEDNESDAY, Jan. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Almost 1 in 5 Americans 80 and older has weak strength in their muscles, according to new research from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That number declines in younger age brackets, with just 2 percent of Americans ages 60 to 79 having weak strength, the new report found. A loss of muscle strength is common in old age and can impair daily function. For example, more than half (55 percent) o...
Weight Gain or Loss Linked to Fracture Risk in Older Women
Weight Gain or Loss Linked to Fracture Risk in Older Women WEDNESDAY, Jan. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The risk of broken bones increases with both weight gain and loss in older women, according to a new study. These findings challenge the widely held belief that weight gain protects older women against fractures, the researchers said. The study included data from more than 120,000 healthy postmenopausal women in the United States. The women were between the ages of 50 and 79 years old. Their health st...
Health Tip: Exercise Safely
Health Tip: Exercise Safely (HealthDay News) -- Enthusiasm to exercise is great motivation, but you should also take care not to overdo it. The Harvard School of Public Health suggests: Opting for "safer" forms of exercise, including walking, gardening, swimming and dancing. Increasing activity slowly, over time. Protecting yourself with appropriate equipment, and preparing for current weather. Consulting your doctor if you are pregnant or have a chronic illness.
Looking to Boost Your Exercise Level? Here Are Some Helpful Tips
Looking to Boost Your Exercise Level? Here Are Some Helpful Tips SATURDAY, Jan. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The excitement and anticipation surrounding the upcoming Super Bowl may prompt some people to take up a new sport or up their levels of physical activity. And, while more exercise is a healthy goal, experts from the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) advise that it's important to start gradually and take certain safety precautions when returning to an activity or picking up a new one....
With Healthy Foods, Taste Matters, Researchers Say
With Healthy Foods, Taste Matters, Researchers Say FRIDAY, Jan. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Taste exerts the biggest influence on people's food choices and many believe that healthy foods don't taste good, researchers report. That means more needs to be done to make healthy foods appealing, the study authors said. In the study, participants were presented with a variety of yogurts, each with different levels of sugar and fat. Even when given information about the ingredients, the participants were not ...
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