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  • Ways to Track Weight Loss Success

    Posted: 05/29/2017

    Ways to Track Weight Loss Success TUESDAY, May 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Self-monitoring is part of virtually every weight loss plan, and weighing yourself is a key part of self-monitoring. After all, the one thing every dieter wants to see is results. But how can you really tell if you're making progress? The most common method is to step on the scale. Yet a big downside of the scale is that it doesn't tell you how much fat you've lost. Instead, it weighs everything. And that makes it easy for somet...

  • Warming Climate, More Sleepless Nights?

    Posted: 05/29/2017

    Warming Climate, More Sleepless Nights? FRIDAY, May 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The rising nighttime temperatures that come with climate change could mean poorer sleep for millions, a new study suggests. Americans' reported nights of insufficient sleep more than double as nighttime temperatures rise during summer months, an analysis of federal health data and weather records concludes. And people will have even more trouble getting rest in years to come due to climate change, predicts study lead author...

  • Women Aren't Better at Reading People's Faces After All

    Posted: 05/26/2017

    Women Aren't Better at Reading People's Faces After All FRIDAY, May 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to spotting a familiar face, men are just as gifted as women, a new study suggests. The finding contradicts the widely held belief that women are better at recognizing faces and reading facial expressions than men are, the Penn State researchers said. "There has been common lore in the behavioral literature that women do better than men in many types of face-processing tasks, such as face recog...

  • Was It Love at First Smell?

    Posted: 05/25/2017

    Was It Love at First Smell? THURSDAY, May 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Beauty isn't always in the eye of the beholder. Sometimes, it's in the ears or nose of the beholder, too. New research indicates that a person's voice and scent can be just as important as physical appearance in how attractive someone is to others. The findings -- from a review of 30 years of published research -- appear in the journal Frontiers in Psychology . "Recently, most reviews have focused on visual attractiveness -- for exam...

  • What Harms the Young Heart Also Hurts the Brain Later

    Posted: 05/17/2017

    What Harms the Young Heart Also Hurts the Brain Later WEDNESDAY, May 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- High blood pressure, elevated cholesterol or a smoking habit early in life increases your odds for mental decline during middle age, a new study warns. "While it is well known that high blood pressure, cholesterol and smoking are associated with poor cognitive [mental] performance in adults, the effects of these risk factors from childhood on midlife cognition were unknown," study lead author Suvi Rovio sai...

  • Wives, Daughters Shoulder Most of Alzheimer's Care Burden

    Posted: 05/16/2017

    Wives, Daughters Shoulder Most of Alzheimer's Care Burden TUESDAY, May 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to the daily care of Americans with dementia, most of the responsibility is still falling on family members, according to a new report. And women handle the lion's share of that responsibility, said Nicholas Bott, a postdoctoral research fellow at Stanford University, in California. That's not news, Bott pointed out: It's well-known that family members provide most of the care for dementia pa...

  • When Grandparents Raise Grandkids, Are They Up to Date on Child Safety?

    Posted: 05/12/2017

    When Grandparents Raise Grandkids, Are They Up to Date on Child Safety? THURSDAY, May 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Almost 3 million grandparents in the United States are raising their grandchildren, but outdated health practices and myths may be putting some of those youngsters at risk, new research contends. "When grandparents step up to the plate, it can be wonderful for grandchildren but can also pose challenges in terms of lifestyle, finances and mental and physical health to a somewhat older or elde...

  • Walking vs. Running -- Which Is Better?

    Posted: 05/11/2017

    Walking vs. Running -- Which Is Better? THURSDAY, May 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Running and walking are both popular ways to get a great cardio workout. But is a brisk walk really as good an exercise as a sweaty, heart-pounding run? Research reported by the American Heart Association finds that walking is just as good as running when it comes to lowering your risk for heart disease. Researchers analyzed the health of some 48,000 runners and walkers mainly in 40s and 50s. They found that, mile for mile...

  • Who You Are May Affect Your Diet More Than Where You Shop

    Posted: 05/07/2017

    Who You Are May Affect Your Diet More Than Where You Shop FRIDAY, April 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A new study challenges the view that building supermarkets in so-called "food deserts" will help more Americans eat healthier. Food deserts are places -- often in poor, urban neighborhoods or rural areas -- without easy access to stores stocked with fresh fruit, vegetables and other healthy foods. Rand Corporation researchers surveyed nearly 1,400 households in two low-income, mostly black Pittsburgh nei...

  • Women More Sensitive to Metal Joint Implants Than Men: Study

    Posted: 05/03/2017

    Women More Sensitive to Metal Joint Implants Than Men: Study WEDNESDAY, April 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- One reason women are more likely than men to have complications after hip or knee replacement surgery may be because they're more sensitive to the metals in joint implants, a new study suggests. Researchers reviewed the cases of more than 2,600 patients who were evaluated for unexplained pain after total hip and/or knee replacement. All had metal implants. None had signs of infection, inflammation ...