|Could Probiotics Help Tame High Blood Pressure?
Could Probiotics Help Tame High Blood Pressure? MONDAY, July 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests that potential help in lowering high blood pressure might be as close as your refrigerator. The study found that regular intake of probiotics, such as those found in certain yogurts or supplements, may help ease the condition. Researchers looked at data from nine studies that examined links between probiotics and blood pressure. The studies involved a total of 543 adults with either normal or e...
Waistlines of U.S. Kids Seem to Be Holding Steady, Study Finds
Waistlines of U.S. Kids Seem to Be Holding Steady, Study Finds MONDAY, July 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The waistlines of America's children and teens may have stopped expanding, a new study indicates. The proportion of kids aged 2 to 18 who were classified as obese, based on their waist size, held steady at nearly 18 percent from 2003 to 2012, researchers report. "Kids are not getting fatter," said researcher Lyn Steffen, an associate professor of epidemiology at the University of Minnesota in Minneap...
Health Tip: Keep a Food Diary
Health Tip: Keep a Food Diary (HealthDay News) -- If you want to watch your weight and make sure you're eating healthy foods in healthy amounts, log what you eat in a food diary. The Weight-loss Information Network says you should write down, in a computer, smartphone or journal: Everything you ate and drank. When and where you ate each item. How much you ate of each item. Why you ate each item. Read through the diary to help determine what triggers you to eat too much, or why you eat foods that are unh...
No Change in Heart Attack Rates for Younger U.S. Adults
No Change in Heart Attack Rates for Younger U.S. Adults MONDAY, July 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Despite recent advances in preventing heart attacks among U.S. seniors, those gains don't seem to have occurred among middle-aged adults -- especially women, a new study reports. Heart attack hospitalization rates among young and middle-aged adults have remained stable during the previous decade, even as seniors of Medicare age experienced a better than 20 percent decline in heart attacks, the Yale Universi...
Food Safety Tips for the Summer
Food Safety Tips for the Summer FRIDAY, July 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Backyard barbeques, picnics and outdoor parties are common throughout the summer, but warm weather makes food safety a lot more challenging. Bacteria in food can grow at a faster rate at temperatures between 40 degrees Fahrenheit (F) and 140 degrees F, according to Marjorie Davidson, education team leader at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. "Fortunately, there are a lot of steps...
Exercise May Help Counter Health Risks of Sedentary Lifestyle
Exercise May Help Counter Health Risks of Sedentary Lifestyle THURSDAY, July 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Being a couch potato may have fewer long-term health consequences if you trade some of your couch time for gym time, suggests a new study. The research found that people who were more fit were able to counter some of the ill health effects of a sedentary lifestyle, such as high blood pressure. And, not surprisingly, folks who were fitter also had less body fat, according to the researchers from the ...
College Alcohol Violations Often Draw a Slap on the Wrist: Study
College Alcohol Violations Often Draw a Slap on the Wrist: Study THURSDAY, July 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Light penalties are the norm for U.S. college students involved in alcohol-related offenses and incidents, a new study says. The researchers examined campus police/security responses to serious, underage, and less serious alcohol-related incidents on and off campus at 343 colleges across the nation. Law officials were not likely to issue citations to students for violations of alcohol laws. And s...
Energy Drink 'Cocktails' May Boost Desire to Drink More
Energy Drink 'Cocktails' May Boost Desire to Drink More THURSDAY, July 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Mixing caffeinated energy drinks with alcohol appears to boost the desire to keep on drinking, new research reveals. The finding from a small study of young adults suggests that the energy drink-booze combination could fuel a higher risk for dangerous binge-drinking, the Australian researchers said. "Based on our study, we can't be certain whether it was the caffeine or the sugary additives that made the ...
Health Tip: Pack Healthy Beach Snacks
Health Tip: Pack Healthy Beach Snacks (HealthDay News) -- Concession-stand snacks at the beach don't always offer the healthiest options. But packing your own snacks ensures that you fuel your body with healthy foods. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recommends these beach-friendly, healthy snacks: Dry-roasted or raw nuts, or wasabi peas. Pre-cut and washed fresh veggies and fruit. Whole-grain crackers or cookies, made with whole-wheat flour or oatmeal. Mixed dried fruit, or sugar-free dried ginger.
Health Tip: Watching Your Weight During Pregnancy
Health Tip: Watching Your Weight During Pregnancy (HealthDay News) -- Some expectant mothers view pregnancy as a time to eat more and not worry about weight. But experts say pregnant women should focus on what they eat, and how much. The Weight-loss Information Network offers this advice: Appropriate weight gain can help ensure that your baby is a healthy size at birth. Gaining too much weight during pregnancy increases the mother's risk of high blood pressure and diabetes during and after pregnancy. Ex...
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