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  • Fatty Foods, Drowsy Days

    Posted: 05/05/2016

    Fatty Foods, Drowsy Days TUESDAY, May 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Men who eat a lot of fatty foods may find themselves needing an afternoon nap, a new study suggests. Researchers found that among almost 800 men aged 35 to 80, those with diets high in fat reported more problems with daytime sleepiness. The connection was not explained by body weight, exercise levels or chronic health issues, such as diabetes or depression. The study, published recently in the journal Nutrients , does not prove that dieta...

  • For ADHD, Start With Behavior Therapy, Not Drugs: CDC

    Posted: 05/05/2016

    For ADHD, Start With Behavior Therapy, Not Drugs: CDC TUESDAY, May 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Behavior modification therapy is preferable to drugs for treating children 2 to 5 years old who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, U.S. health officials say. "Behavior therapy has been shown to help improve symptoms in young children with ADHD and can be as effective as medicine, but without the side effects," said Dr. Anne Schuchat, principal deputy director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control...

  • FDA Banning E-Cigarette Sales to Minors

    Posted: 05/05/2016

    FDA Banning E-Cigarette Sales to Minors THURSDAY, May 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Thursday that it is banning the sale of e-cigarettes to minors, as part of its long-awaited plan to extend the agency's regulatory powers across all tobacco products. The new rules would halt the sale of e-cigarettes and any other tobacco product to anyone younger than 18. The regulations also would require photo IDs to buy e-cigarettes, and ban retailers from handing out free sam...

  • Focus on Healthy Foods, Not Avoiding 'Bad' Ones, for Heart Health: Study

    Posted: 05/03/2016

    Focus on Healthy Foods, Not Avoiding 'Bad' Ones, for Heart Health: Study MONDAY, April 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Emphasizing healthy foods in your diet, not just banishing "bad" foods, may be the key to avoiding heart attack and stroke, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed the eating habits of thousands of older adults worldwide with heart disease and found results that might surprise you. "Eating a healthy diet seems to have protective effects, but unhealthy foods don't seem to cause any harm,...

  • Female Pelvis Widens, Then Shrinks Over a Lifetime, Study Finds

    Posted: 05/02/2016

    Female Pelvis Widens, Then Shrinks Over a Lifetime, Study Finds MONDAY, April 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A woman's pelvic structure keeps adapting over her lifetime -- first widening to accommodate childbirth, then later narrowing, a new study suggests. The researchers said their findings challenge the idea that a woman's pelvis is set in stone. Some scientists have proposed that the female pelvis was "programmed by evolution for childbirth," explained lead researcher Marcia Ponce de Leon. At the same...

  • Fewer Children May Explain Why More Women Now Outlive Men

    Posted: 05/02/2016

    Fewer Children May Explain Why More Women Now Outlive Men MONDAY, April 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Smaller families may be one reason why women now outlive men, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data from 140,600 people in Utah and found that men who were born in the early to mid-1800s lived an average of two years longer than women born at the same time. This difference gradually reversed, and women born in the early 1900s lived an average of four years longer than men, the findings showed. ...

  • FDA Proposes Ban on 'Shock' Device Used to Curb Self-Harm

    Posted: 05/01/2016

    FDA Proposes Ban on 'Shock' Device Used to Curb Self-Harm FRIDAY, April 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Electrical stimulation devices, used to treat self-harming or aggressive behaviors, should be banned, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Friday. The devices pose substantial risks that cannot be eliminated through labeling changes, according to the agency. These electrical stimulation devices deliver shocks through electrodes attached to the skin in an attempt to condition people to stop hurting ...

  • FDA Launches Ad Campaign Against Chewing Tobacco

    Posted: 04/27/2016

    FDA Launches Ad Campaign Against Chewing Tobacco TUESDAY, April 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health officials said Tuesday that they are targeting rural teenagers with a new $36 million ad campaign that highlights the health risks associated with chewing tobacco. The campaign's message -- "smokeless doesn't mean harmless" -- will challenge a habit that has become a tradition in the rural United States, said Mitch Zeller, director of the Center for Tobacco Products at the U.S. Food and Drug Administ...

  • Fighting Back, Bedbugs Grow a Thicker Skin

    Posted: 04/20/2016

    Fighting Back, Bedbugs Grow a Thicker Skin WEDNESDAY, April 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Bedbugs may be developing thicker "skins" that help them resist common pesticides, a new study suggests. This might explain why bedbug populations are increasing worldwide, the researchers added. "If we understand the biological mechanisms bedbugs use to beat insecticides, we may be able to spot a chink in their armor that we can exploit with new strategies," study author David Lilly, from the University of Sydney i...

  • Freezing Technique May Ease 'Phantom Limb' Pain for Amputees

    Posted: 04/18/2016

    Freezing Technique May Ease 'Phantom Limb' Pain for Amputees FRIDAY, April 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A freezing technique may reduce the debilitating phantom limb pain that many amputees experience, according to a new, small study. Chronic pain that emanates from the site of a severed limb can be reduced in some cases when the remaining nerve and scar tissue is frozen in place, researchers said. The minimally invasive technique, known as cryoablation therapy, may offer hope to the roughly 200,000 Amer...