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  • Better Sleep for Better Weight Loss

    Posted: 06/24/2017

    Better Sleep for Better Weight Loss MONDAY, June 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Did you know that the key to your "dream diet" may be as close as your bedroom? Along with cutting calories and adding exercise, getting enough sleep is important to fight weight gain. Sure, you can't eat if you're asleep. But there's more to it than that. Studies show that sleep deprivation increases the hormone that stimulates the appetite and lowers the one that tells your brain you're satisfied. So, sleepy people really ma...

  • Breaking Bad (Eating Habits)

    Posted: 06/24/2017

    Breaking Bad (Eating Habits) TUESDAY, June 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Breaking bad eating habits and starting good ones is one of the healthiest steps you can take. But making healthy choices second nature can take time. After all, it's hard to change a lifetime of bad habits overnight. In fact, research published in the European Journal of Psychology shows it can take anywhere from a couple of weeks to many months for a new habit to feel automatic. So how do you stay on track until your new healthy-e...

  • Breast-Feeding Tied to Lower Heart, Stroke Risk for Mom

    Posted: 06/24/2017

    Breast-Feeding Tied to Lower Heart, Stroke Risk for Mom WEDNESDAY, June 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Women who breast-feed their babies may have a slightly lower risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke decades later, a large new study suggests. Researchers found that among nearly 290,000 women in China, those who breast-fed were 10 percent less likely to suffer a heart attack or stroke later in life, versus women who bottle-fed their babies. How might breast-feeding help heart health? One theory hold...

  • Big Gap in Cancer Deaths Between Rich, Poor Countries

    Posted: 06/24/2017

    Big Gap in Cancer Deaths Between Rich, Poor Countries WEDNESDAY, June 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Over the past few decades, death rates linked to cancer and heart disease have declined in most developed nations, thanks to more effective prevention strategies, early detection and greater access to quality health care. But the same isn't true for poorer counties where the number of people dying from cancer has either remained unchanged or continues to rise, researchers report. The international team of ...

  • Being Thin Could Boost Stress Fracture Risk in Female Runners

    Posted: 06/24/2017

    Being Thin Could Boost Stress Fracture Risk in Female Runners FRIDAY, June 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Female runners with a low body weight are more likely to have stress fractures and take longer to recover from them, according to a new study. Researchers from the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center reviewed data on dozens of injuries suffered by female college runners. They found that runners with a body mass index (BMI) below 19 were more likely to suffer stress fractures than others. BMI i...

  • Bats Harbor Viruses That Could Cause Outbreaks in Humans

    Posted: 06/21/2017

    Bats Harbor Viruses That Could Cause Outbreaks in Humans MONDAY, June 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Bats carry a large diversity of viruses that could potentially cause pandemic outbreaks of serious respiratory diseases in humans, researchers say. Their five-year study covered 20 countries on three continents. The researchers found that bats carry a large number of coronaviruses. This family of viruses causes Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (SARS) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Corona...

  • Bed Partner Often Fuels Loved One's Insomnia

    Posted: 06/20/2017

    Bed Partner Often Fuels Loved One's Insomnia FRIDAY, June 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If your bed partner routinely struggles to fall asleep, you probably have some well-meaning advice. But it may be best to keep it to yourself. Australian sleep specialists found that when a loved one had insomnia, the partner's suggested solutions -- including watching TV or going to bed earlier -- often backfired. "It is possible that partners are unwittingly perpetuating insomnia symptoms in the patient with insomnia...

  • Babies' Fascination With Faces May Start in the Womb

    Posted: 06/19/2017

    Babies' Fascination With Faces May Start in the Womb THURSDAY, June 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- An infant's fascination with faces is already evident in the womb, a new study contends. Young babies pay more attention to faces than to other objects. But, the study authors said theirs is the first study to show that this preference begins before birth. "We have shown the fetus can distinguish between different shapes, preferring to track face-like over non-face-like shapes," said study author Vincent Reid...

  • Boys More Likely to Hide a Concussion Than Girls

    Posted: 06/19/2017

    Boys More Likely to Hide a Concussion Than Girls FRIDAY, June 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to reporting a sports-related concussion, high school boys are less likely to speak up than high school girls, new research reveals. The findings, derived from surveying nearly 300 young Michigan athletes, highlight a "show-no-weakness" mentality that experts say needs to change to protect brain health. "Males are more worried about what their peers or coaches would think of them if they reported [the...

  • Baby Teeth Study Points to Links Between Autism, Lead Levels

    Posted: 06/13/2017

    Baby Teeth Study Points to Links Between Autism, Lead Levels FRIDAY, June 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- An analysis of chemicals in baby teeth suggests that exposure to lead in pregnancy or shortly after birth might make infants more vulnerable to developing autism. At the same time, the investigators found that babies who don't get enough zinc and manganese during the same time frame may also face an increased risk for the developmental disorder. Zinc and manganese are typically found in certain foods. T...