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  • Midlife Behaviors May Affect Your Dementia Risk

    Posted: 08/18/2017

    Midlife Behaviors May Affect Your Dementia Risk MONDAY, Aug. 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Your heart health in midlife may determine your risk of developing dementia in old age, a new 25-year study suggests. Middle-aged folks who smoke or have diabetes or high blood pressure are more likely to have dementia as they grow older, said lead researcher Dr. Rebecca Gottesman. "All of those risk factors were associated with increased risk of dementia overall in this study," said Gottesman, a professor of neurol...

  • Most People Not Bargain Hunters When It Comes to Health Care

    Posted: 08/18/2017

    Most People Not Bargain Hunters When It Comes to Health Care MONDAY, Aug. 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- New research challenges the idea that allowing Americans to price shop for health care services could help slow rising health care costs. "The idea is that if you give consumers good information about prices -- and make sure they have 'skin in the game' through high deductibles or co-pays -- they will choose lower-priced providers and services, and market forces will drive spending and prices down," sai...

  • Maybe That's Why It's Called Work

    Posted: 08/18/2017

    Maybe That's Why It's Called Work MONDAY, Aug. 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Physical and emotional strain is common among American workers, and hazards abound in the workplace, a new study finds. A nationwide survey of just over 3,000 adults found many had unstable work schedules, along with unpleasant and potentially dangerous job conditions. The findings stem from a 2015 survey described as one of the most in-depth ever to examine life in the American workplace. "I was surprised how taxing the workpla...

  • Massive Dinosaur With Armor Had Camouflage, Scientists Say

    Posted: 08/15/2017

    Massive Dinosaur With Armor Had Camouflage, Scientists Say THURSDAY, Aug. 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Canadian scientists are hailing a newly identified type of armored dinosaur that had camouflage to defend against predators. The well-preserved, 110-million-year-old specimen, called Borealopelta markmitchelli , is a type of nodosaur, researchers said. Despite being the "dinosaur equivalent of a tank," the 18-foot-long, more than 2,800-pound creature also had a common form of camouflage called countersh...

  • Moving From 'Stroke Belt' Doesn't Undo Higher Dementia Risk

    Posted: 08/10/2017

    Moving From 'Stroke Belt' Doesn't Undo Higher Dementia Risk MONDAY, July 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Health problems for people born in the so-called Stroke Belt of the United States also include a higher risk of developing dementia -- even if they move elsewhere, a new study suggests. Researchers who calculated data on thousands of adults living in northern California found dementia risk was roughly 26 percent higher for those born in nine states, nearly all in the Southeast. Blacks, in particular, we...

  • Melanoma Isn't the Only Serious Skin Cancer

    Posted: 08/08/2017

    Melanoma Isn't the Only Serious Skin Cancer THURSDAY, July 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A type of skin cancer called squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is increasingly common in the United States, so people need to be alert for signs of the disease, an expert says. About 700,000 new cases of this skin cancer are diagnosed in the United States each year, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. "While other skin cancers may be more lethal, they're less common than squamous cell carcinoma," said Dr. M...

  • More U.S. Airports Offer Hands-Only CPR Training

    Posted: 08/06/2017

    More U.S. Airports Offer Hands-Only CPR Training TUESDAY, July 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Hands-only CPR training is now available at kiosks in three more major U.S. airports, bringing the total number to seven. The three airports are Cleveland Hopkins International, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International, and Orlando International, according to the American Heart Association (AHA). Since 2016, more than 20,000 visitors have learned hands-only CPR from the kiosks at O'Hare International in Chicago...

  • Most American Men Qualify as 'Overfat'

    Posted: 08/03/2017

    Most American Men Qualify as 'Overfat' MONDAY, July 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Most American men are "overfat," and most American women are not far behind, a new study says. Overfat refers to having excess body fat that can pose a threat to health. And the study authors from Australia and New Zealand said it's a separate term from measures of body mass -- in other words, even normal-weight people can be overfat. The authors ask: Does your waist measure more than half your height? If so, you may be ove...

  • Many Primary Care Docs May Miss Prediabetes

    Posted: 08/03/2017

    Many Primary Care Docs May Miss Prediabetes MONDAY, July 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Most primary care doctors can't identify all 11 risk factors for prediabetes, a small new survey finds. Researchers from Johns Hopkins University said their findings should prompt doctors to learn more about this condition that affects an estimated 86 million adults in the United States and could eventually lead to type 2 diabetes. "We think the findings are a wake-up call for all primary care providers to better recog...

  • Most Murdered U.S. Women Killed By Husbands, Boyfriends, Exes

    Posted: 08/02/2017

    Most Murdered U.S. Women Killed By Husbands, Boyfriends, Exes FRIDAY, July 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Most women murdered in the United States die at the hands of a current or former intimate partner, a new federal study reports. In a review of female homicide statistics from 2003 to 2014 in 18 states, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that domestic violence was involved in about 55 percent of the deaths of 10,018 women. "This was consistent across all racial and ethnic groups,...