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  • Let Safety Bloom in Your Garden This Season

    Posted: 04/28/2016

    Let Safety Bloom in Your Garden This Season FRIDAY, April 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Gardening offers exercise and fresh food, but don't forget to protect yourself from potential hazards, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. Some of those dangers include: insects, too much sun, garden tools and chemicals, according to the CDC. Wear gloves to reduce the risk of skin irritations, cuts and certain contaminants. Sun protection includes a long-sleeved shirt, a wide-brimmed hat, and sun...

  • Low-Dose Aspirin Tied to Better Cancer Survival in Study

    Posted: 04/27/2016

    Low-Dose Aspirin Tied to Better Cancer Survival in Study WEDNESDAY, April 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People with cancers of the colon, breast or prostate may have better survival odds if they use low-dose aspirin, a new research review suggests. Looking at 47 previous studies, researchers found that, on average, colon cancer patients who took a daily aspirin were about one-quarter less likely to die of the disease, versus non-users. Death rates from prostate and breast cancers also tended to be lower ...

  • Laser Pointers Probably Won't Damage Pilots' Eyes …

    Posted: 04/27/2016

    Laser Pointers Probably Won't Damage Pilots' Eyes WEDNESDAY, April 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Lasers aimed at airplane cockpits likely won't damage pilots' eyes, but could lead to disaster by distracting them, eye experts warn. Reports of handheld lasers directed at aircraft are accelerating globally. Last year, more than 7,700 cases were reported to the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, and the number seems to be soaring this year, according to published reports. "Obviously, if such a distraction...

  • Lonely, Isolated People May Be Prone to Heart Disease, Stroke

    Posted: 04/27/2016

    Lonely, Isolated People May Be Prone to Heart Disease, Stroke TUESDAY, April 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Lonely and isolated people may face a higher risk of heart disease and stroke, researchers report. Social isolation raised that risk by about 30 percent, exerting the same level of influence on heart health as risk factors such as anxiety and job stress, the British review found. "Addressing loneliness and social isolation could have an important role in the prevention of two of the leading causes o...

  • Low-Fat Diets May Help Older Women With Breast Cancer Survive Longer: Study

    Posted: 04/24/2016

    Low-Fat Diets May Help Older Women With Breast Cancer Survive Longer: Study FRIDAY, April 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Older women who follow a low-fat diet may be slightly less likely to die if they develop breast cancer, a new study suggests. A decade after a breast cancer diagnosis, 82 percent of those eating low-fat fare were still alive, compared to 78 percent of those eating a higher-fat diet. "Breast cancer mortality was less [in the low-fat group], but not significantly," said Dr. Rowan Chlebows...

  • Lung Ultrasound May Be Best to Spot Pneumonia in Kids: Study

    Posted: 04/21/2016

    Lung Ultrasound May Be Best to Spot Pneumonia in Kids: Study WEDNESDAY, April 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Lung ultrasounds may offer a safer, yet equally effective, alternative to chest X-rays for diagnosing pneumonia in children, researchers report. "Ultrasound is portable, cost-saving and safer for children than an X-ray because it does not expose them to radiation," explained study leader Dr. James Tsung. He is an associate professor in the departments of emergency medicine and pediatrics at the Ica...

  • Life-Saving Health Care in Poor Nations Would Cost $5 Per Person: Study

    Posted: 04/18/2016

    Life-Saving Health Care in Poor Nations Would Cost $5 Per Person: Study SUNDAY, April 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The cost of health care that could save the lives of millions of children and their mothers every year would be less than $5 per person, researchers report. The money would expand basic health services -- such as birth control, nutritional supplements and medication to treat serious illnesses such as pneumonia and malaria -- in 74 low- and middle-income countries. Those countries account fo...

  • Loose Bristles From Grill-Cleaning Brushes May Pose Dangers

    Posted: 04/12/2016

    Loose Bristles From Grill-Cleaning Brushes May Pose Dangers MONDAY, April 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests that you might want to take one last look after cleaning your grill this summer, to make sure no bristles from your wire brush are left behind. That's because those loose bristles can stick to the grill, end up in your food, and cause mouth, throat and stomach/intestinal injuries, researchers found. Some of the patients required surgery for these injuries, which were more common in ...

  • Less Than 3 Percent of Americans Live a Healthy Lifestyle

    Posted: 03/30/2016

    Less Than 3 Percent of Americans Live a Healthy Lifestyle TUESDAY, March 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Do you get a moderate amount of exercise, eat right, keep from piling on fat and avoid smoking? Congratulations, you're among the 2.7 percent of Americans who do so, according to a new study. Researchers say that, unfortunately, the other 97.3 percent of American adults get a failing grade on healthy lifestyle habits. The study looked at data on more than 4,700 people who took part in the U.S. National ...

  • Location is Key to Help Hospital Hand Sanitizers Get Used

    Posted: 03/22/2016

    Location is Key to Help Hospital Hand Sanitizers Get Used TUESDAY, March 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The location of hand sanitizer dispensers in hospitals significantly affects how likely visitors are to use them, a new study finds. Researchers observed the use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers by more than 6,600 visitors to Greenville Memorial Hospital in South Carolina. Use of the dispensers more than quintupled when they were placed in the middle of the lobby in front of the visitor entrance. The th...