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  • Low Back Pain? Relax, Breathe and Try Yoga

    Posted: 02/19/2017

    Low Back Pain? Relax, Breathe and Try Yoga FRIDAY, Feb. 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For people experiencing low back pain, the thought of exercise often seems daunting. But yoga may be a natural fit in the quest to relieve an aching back, a new review indicates. The findings come from an analysis of 12 studies that included more than 1,000 participants with lower back pain. The studies compared yoga to physical therapy or patient education. There was some evidence that yoga led to small improvements in...

  • Low-Income Kids More Likely to Have ADHD, Asthma

    Posted: 02/19/2017

    Low-Income Kids More Likely to Have ADHD, Asthma TUESDAY, Feb. 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Children in families struggling to make ends meet are developing asthma and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) at faster rates than kids from families with greater means, a new study finds. On the other hand, kids from wealthier families are being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder more often than children in poorer homes. But that likely indicates that those parents have better access to the he...

  • Low-Fat Meal May Boost Costly Cancer Drug

    Posted: 02/19/2017

    Low-Fat Meal May Boost Costly Cancer Drug FRIDAY, Feb. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Eating a low-fat meal when taking an expensive prostate cancer drug can cut the cost of the drug by three-quarters, a new study indicates. "We know this drug [Zytiga] is absorbed much more efficiently when taken with food," said study author Dr. Russell Szmulewitz, an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Chicago. "It's inefficient, even wasteful, to take this medicine while fasting, which is how the drug'...

  • Laundry Detergent Pods Linked to Eye Burn Danger in Kids

    Posted: 02/09/2017

    Laundry Detergent Pods Linked to Eye Burn Danger in Kids THURSDAY, Feb. 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Liquid laundry detergent pods may be convenient, but young children are suffering vision-threatening burns from the chemicals inside them in increasing numbers, a new study finds. Between 2012 and 2015, more than 1,200 preschoolers in the United States suffered eye burns from these single-use detergent pods. In 2012, only 12 such burns were reported. By 2015, that number was almost 500. "These pods look l...

  • Low Back Pain Common Among Kids

    Posted: 02/06/2017

    Low Back Pain Common Among Kids MONDAY, Jan. 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Low back pain is common in school-age American children, and rates increase with age, researchers say. By the time they're teenagers, nearly two out of five kids will have suffered lower back pain, a review of prior studies found. But only 7 percent of teens with low back pain seek care, said researchers from Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Most cases of low back pain in youngsters are not serious, but they can a...

  • Lack of Exercise Might Invite Dementia

    Posted: 02/05/2017

    Lack of Exercise Might Invite Dementia THURSDAY, Jan. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Parking yourself in front of the TV may make you as likely to develop dementia as people genetically predisposed to the condition, a Canadian study suggests. In a study of more than 1,600 adults aged 65 and older, those who led a sedentary life seemed to have the same risk of developing dementia as those who carried the apolipoprotein E (APOE) gene mutation, which increases the chances of developing dementia. Conversely, ...

  • Language Barrier May Keep Some Hispanics From Good Diabetes Care

    Posted: 01/30/2017

    Language Barrier May Keep Some Hispanics From Good Diabetes Care MONDAY, Jan. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Hispanic-American type 2 diabetes patients who lack proficiency in English may end up with poorer care, a new study finds. Specifically, these patients were found to be much less likely than non-Hispanic patients to take newly prescribed diabetes medications as directed, the researchers said. The study "suggests that more needs to be done to improve adherence to newly prescribed medications among L...

  • Link Seen Between Concussions and Alzheimer's

    Posted: 01/22/2017

    Link Seen Between Concussions and Alzheimer's THURSDAY, Jan. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Could concussions speed up the mental decline of people already at risk for Alzheimer's disease? In a new study, researchers examined 160 U.S. veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. The investigators found that concussions seem to accelerate Alzheimer's disease-related brain deterioration and mental decline in people who are at genetic risk for the disease. However, the study did not prove that concussions caus...

  • Lots of Red Meat May Be Tied to Gut Disorder in Men

    Posted: 01/18/2017

    Lots of Red Meat May Be Tied to Gut Disorder in Men TUESDAY, Jan. 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Men who eat a lot of red meat may have a higher risk of a painful inflammatory condition of the colon, a new study suggests. The disorder, called diverticulitis, causes severe abdominal pain, nausea and constipation. And it can lead to complications such as tears or blockages in the colon. The new study found that men who ate the most red meat were 58 percent more likely to develop diverticulitis, compared to ...

  • Lower-Income Girls in U.S. Feel Unprepared for Puberty

    Posted: 01/18/2017

    Lower-Income Girls in U.S. Feel Unprepared for Puberty TUESDAY, Jan. 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Girls from poor U.S. families feel they're missing out on vital life lessons about the female body, researchers say. Girls repeatedly said they felt ill-informed about menstruation and other changes related to puberty, according to researchers who reviewed papers published from 2000 to 2014. "Puberty is the cornerstone of reproductive development," study co-author Marni Sommer, an associate professor of soc...