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  • Joints That Make Those Popping or Cracking Sounds

    Posted: 02/06/2017

    Joints That Make Those Popping or Cracking Sounds FRIDAY, Jan. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If you've ever heard a loud pop as you bent down to pick something up, you'll be relieved to know that it's normal for your joints to make popping and cracking noises. These sounds can be caused by a number of things, including when soft tissues -- such as tendons and ligaments -- rub or snap over other tissues and bones, explained Dr. Aman Dhawan. He is an orthopedic sports medicine specialist at Penn State Heal...

  • Jury Still Out on Whether to Screen All Adults for Sleep Apnea

    Posted: 02/01/2017

    Jury Still Out on Whether to Screen All Adults for Sleep Apnea TUESDAY, Jan. 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- It's not yet clear if there's any benefit to screening adults for sleep apnea when they don't have signs or symptoms of the condition, according to a U.S. government advisory panel of health experts. This is the first time that the panel, known as the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), "has reviewed the evidence on screening for obstructive sleep apnea," panelist Dr. Alex Krist said in a ...

  • Jet Lag a Drag on Pro Baseball Players

    Posted: 01/31/2017

    Jet Lag a Drag on Pro Baseball Players MONDAY, Jan. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Skipping across time zones might be more than just tiring for pro baseball players: The resulting jet lag may actually harm their performance on the field, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data from more than 40,000 Major League Baseball games played over 20 years. The conclusion: jet lag may have a significant impact on players. The Northwestern University researchers said they found that jet lag slowed the base ...

  • James Bond Has Kicked Butts, But His Co-Stars Haven't

    Posted: 01/23/2017

    James Bond Has Kicked Butts, But His Co-Stars Haven't MONDAY, Jan. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Being a secret agent is risky enough without adding cigarette smoking to the mix. So it's good news that James Bond seems to have kicked the health-harming habit about 15 years ago, a new study says. Still, since 1962, there's only been one James Bond movie that hasn't shown people smoking, according to the new research. And even though Bond no longer smoked after 2002, he's still been exposed to secondhand s...

  • Joints Achy? Don't Blame Mother Nature

    Posted: 01/18/2017

    Joints Achy? Don't Blame Mother Nature TUESDAY, Jan. 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- You might want to think twice the next time you're ready to blame the weather for your aches and pains, researchers say. Some people swear that changes in humidity, temperature, air pressure and the like trigger back pain and arthritis. But a team at the George Institute for Global Health in Newtown, Australia said it found no evidence to support that theory. "The belief that pain and inclement weather are linked dates bac...

  • Just 40 Percent of Americans Vaccinated for Flu This Season

    Posted: 12/19/2016

    Just 40 Percent of Americans Vaccinated for Flu This Season MONDAY, Dec. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Only about two out of five Americans had gotten this season's flu shot as of early November, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports. About 37 percent of children between 6 months and 17 years old have gotten the flu vaccine this year. And approximately 41 percent of adults aged 18 and older have received the shot. The overall rate is similar to the vaccination rate at the same time ...

  • Just How Safe Is That Baby Teether?

    Posted: 12/14/2016

    Just How Safe Is That Baby Teether? WEDNESDAY, Dec. 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A chemical that's banned from baby bottles and children's drinking cups is still widely used in baby teethers, a new study finds. Researchers in the United States who tested five dozen baby teethers found all of them contained bisphenol-A (BPA) and other endocrine-disrupting chemicals. Studies in animals have shown that endocrine disruptors interfere with hormones and cause developmental, reproductive and neurological harm, ...

  • Just 1 Cigarette a Day Can Be Deadly: Study

    Posted: 12/12/2016

    Just 1 Cigarette a Day Can Be Deadly: Study MONDAY, Dec. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Think smoking just one cigarette a day is harmless? Think again, a new study says. Even a single daily cigarette can raise your odds for an early death, the research showed. "There is no safe level of exposure to tobacco smoke," said study author Maki Inoue-Choi, who's with the division of cancer epidemiology and genetics at the U.S. National Cancer Institute (NCI). "Smoking cessation benefits all smokers, regardless of...

  • Join the Teal Pumpkin Project on Halloween

    Posted: 11/06/2016

    Join the Teal Pumpkin Project on Halloween FRIDAY, Oct. 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Halloween can be ver-r-r-r-y frightful for kids with food allergies, but the Teal Pumpkin Project aims to make their trick-or-treating safer and more fun. The initiative from Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) asks people to offer non-food treats at Halloween, and to place a teal pumpkin or sign in view to let trick-or-treaters know such treats are available. You can paint a pumpkin teal or get a teal pumpkin ...

  • Just Spraying Adult Mosquitoes Won't Curb Zika: Study

    Posted: 09/06/2016

    Just Spraying Adult Mosquitoes Won't Curb Zika: Study MONDAY, Aug. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Female mosquitoes can transmit the Zika virus to their eggs and offspring, and this may make it harder to contain outbreaks, a new lab study suggests. Control programs that focus only on adult mosquitoes may not halt Zika's spread, the researchers warned. The researchers injected laboratory-grown Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, which spread the virus, with Zika and tracked its spread to their offspring. "The implic...