|Health Tip: Cooking Can Be Challenging With Arthritis
Health Tip: Cooking Can Be Challenging With Arthritis (HealthDay News) -- Arthritis can make cooking difficult, but there are things you can do to ease the strain. The University of Washington Medicine Orthopedics and Sports Medicine department offers these suggestions: Plan ahead for meals to avoid rushing. Make tasks easier by using appliances such as mixers, can openers, dishwashers, microwaves and crock pots. Place a mixing bowl in the sink on a damp cloth to hold it in place, and mix while holding ...
Is Milk Your Friend or Foe?
Is Milk Your Friend or Foe? WEDNESDAY, Oct. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Drinking lots of milk could be bad for your health, a new study reports. Previous research has shown that the calcium in milk can help strengthen bones and prevent osteoporosis. These benefits to bone health have led U.S. health officials to recommend milk as part of a healthy diet. But this new study found that drinking large amounts of milk did not protect men or women from bone fractures, and was linked to an overall higher risk...
For a Child's Fracture, Use Ibuprofen, Not Morphine: Study
For a Child's Fracture, Use Ibuprofen, Not Morphine: Study MONDAY, Oct. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For children with broken bones, ibuprofen is a better choice for pain relief than morphine, researchers report. Although both medications are effective in easing the pain associated with these injuries, oral morphine carries more risk for negative side effects, Canadian researchers found. "Evidence suggests that orally administered morphine and other [narcotic painkillers] are increasingly being prescrib...
Osteoporosis Screening Guidelines May Miss Younger Women at Risk
Osteoporosis Screening Guidelines May Miss Younger Women at Risk FRIDAY, Oct. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Current osteoporosis screening guidelines and tools fail to identify many younger postmenopausal women at risk for osteoporosis-related fractures, a new study says. "If we want to prevent fractures, we need tools that help us accurately predict who will suffer these osteoporotic injuries so that we can target these at-risk people for preventive measures," study author Dr. Carolyn Crandall, professo...
Sleep Duration Linked to Ulcerative Colitis Risk in Study
Sleep Duration Linked to Ulcerative Colitis Risk in Study FRIDAY, Oct. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Not getting the right amount of sleep might raise your risk of ulcerative colitis, a new study suggests. Those who sleep less or more than the recommended seven to eight hours per night may be more prone to developing the chronic condition, which causes inflammation in the intestines, researchers report. The study authors concluded that duration and quality of sleep are key factors to be considered among ...
Study Finds Kidney Stones Linked to Weakened Bones
Study Finds Kidney Stones Linked to Weakened Bones THURSDAY, Oct. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Kidney stone patients may be at increased risk for broken bones and may require treatment to protect their bone health, a new study suggests. Researchers led by Dr. Michelle Denburg, of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, analyzed data from nearly 52,000 British kidney stone patients and more than 517,000 people without kidney stones. During a median follow-up of nearly five years, kidney stone patients w...
Goodbye to Reading Glasses?
Goodbye to Reading Glasses? MONDAY, Oct. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new implantable eye device might make reading glasses a thing of the past, researchers report. Many people over age 40 develop blurriness in their near vision (presbyopia), which makes it difficult to see up close. The condition affects more than 1 billion people worldwide. New products designed to treat the condition include a thin ring inserted into the cornea of the eye that adjusts the depth of field to enable a person with pres...
Health Tip: Pain in the Foot?
Health Tip: Pain in the Foot? (HealthDay News) -- Symptoms of foot arthritis, including painful inflammation and swelling, can make it difficult to take even a few steps. The American Podiatric Medical Association says you should see a doctor if your symptoms include: Swelling that affects at least one joint. Tenderness or pain that recurs in any joint. Heat or redness surrounding a joint. Restricted range of motion. Morning stiffness. A growth, rash or skin change.
Allergy to Some Metal Implants Linked to Rare Skin Cancer, Study Says
Allergy to Some Metal Implants Linked to Rare Skin Cancer, Study Says TUESDAY, Oct. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A rare type of skin cancer has been linked to allergic reactions to metal implants, researchers said. Some patients who have metal devices implanted near the skin may develop chronic skin rashes caused by contact allergies to metals such as nickel, cobalt and chromium. These rashes may lead to an unusual and aggressive form of skin cancer, the researchers said. The study's authors described t...
Repetitive Pitching May Cause Teens Serious Shoulder Problems
Repetitive Pitching May Cause Teens Serious Shoulder Problems TUESDAY, Oct. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Young athletes who pitch more than 100 balls a week risk getting a painful overuse injury that can hamper normal shoulder development, new research shows. The injury is called acromial apophysiolysis, and the researchers said it can lead to additional problems, including rotator cuff tears. "There is no problem with teenagers pitching in baseball. The problem is if you overdo," said Dr. Johannes Roed...
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