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  • Menus With Calorie Counts Seem to Be Paying Off

    Posted: 11/17/2017

    Menus With Calorie Counts Seem to Be Paying Off THURSDAY, Nov. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Requiring calorie counts on menus may pay off in the war on obesity. Australian researchers say restaurants are responding to the rules by offering more lower-calorie items, and customers, in turn, are reducing their caloric intake. That conclusion stems from a review of more than 220 studies. The findings support a push in the United States to require greater disclosure of calorie counts at fast-food and chain re...

  • Many Women Miss Out on Lifesaving CPR

    Posted: 11/17/2017

    Many Women Miss Out on Lifesaving CPR SATURDAY, Nov. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- America's hang-ups over sexuality and gender could cost women their lives when their heart suddenly stops, a new study suggests. Simply put, women suffering from cardiac arrest in a public setting are less likely to get lifesaving CPR from a passerby than men are, researchers reported. "When it comes to life and death, we need to reassure the public that we're not worrying about what seems socially inappropriate or taboo,"...

  • Music, Video Help Sixth-Graders Master Hands-Only CPR

    Posted: 11/17/2017

    Music, Video Help Sixth-Graders Master Hands-Only CPR SATURDAY, Nov. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- CPR can be performed by sixth graders, a new study suggests. Some states require hands-only CPR training for high school graduation, but teaching younger children has not been a focus of training efforts, the researchers explained. "We were wondering why they need to wait until 12th grade when sixth graders have learned the circulation system and seem mature enough and are interested in learning hands-only ...

  • Middle-Aged and Impaired? More Common Than You Might Think

    Posted: 11/17/2017

    Middle-Aged and Impaired? More Common Than You Might Think MONDAY, Nov. 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- As early as middle age, many Americans have problems with dressing, grocery shopping and otherwise caring for themselves -- and for some, it leads to a progressive decline, a new study finds. The study, of nearly 6,900 middle-aged adults, found that roughly 1 in 5 developed a "functional impairment" before age 65. That meant they had difficulty with routine self-care or daily tasks such as bathing themse...

  • Motor On, Heart Patients: Electric Cars Don't Harm Cardiac Implants

    Posted: 11/17/2017

    Motor On, Heart Patients: Electric Cars Don't Harm Cardiac Implants MONDAY, Nov. 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Heart patients who've bought an all-electric Tesla need not worry that their car might interfere with their implanted defibrillator. That's the finding from a new study of 34 seniors who had the devices, which help guard against dangerous irregular heartbeats. The study "demonstrates the safety of the Tesla electric vehicle in patients with cardiac defibrillators and is the first step in establi...

  • Many Hospice Workers Lack Their Own End-of-Life Directives

    Posted: 11/17/2017

    Many Hospice Workers Lack Their Own End-of-Life Directives THURSDAY, Nov. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- They deal with death and dying every day, but many hospice care workers haven't outlined their own end-of-life wishes for medical care, researchers say. For the study, investigators analyzed survey responses from about 900 hospice care providers. Only 44 percent had completed an advance directive outlining their wishes for medical care if they're unable to communicate those wishes themselves. The findi...

  • Managing Anxiety

    Posted: 11/14/2017

    Managing Anxiety THURSDAY, Nov. 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A little bit of stress can motivate you, but too much might cause an anxiety disorder that can prevent you from living your life to the fullest. If you feel anxious on a daily basis, try making changes to your lifestyle to manage anxiety on your own. Exercise regularly to release the body's endorphins, natural feel-good chemicals. Set a goal of 30 minutes at least five days of the week. Be sure to get enough sleep, typically between 7 and 8 hou...

  • Many Food Allergies May Develop in Adulthood

    Posted: 11/07/2017

    Many Food Allergies May Develop in Adulthood FRIDAY, Oct. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Is the roof of your mouth itchy after a peanut butter sandwich? Does your skin break out in hives after you've cracked your way through a lobster dinner? It's possible you're one of the many adults who developed a food allergy as an adult, a new study says. Researchers surveyed adults with food allergies and found that nearly half said that one or more of their allergies began in adulthood. "Food allergies are often s...

  • Many High-Risk Women Skip MRI Breast Cancer Screenings

    Posted: 11/06/2017

    Many High-Risk Women Skip MRI Breast Cancer Screenings THURSDAY, Oct. 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Knowing they're at increased risk for breast cancer isn't enough to persuade many women to get MRI screenings -- even if they're free. Researchers studied more than 1,000 women in a U.S. military health system who had a 20 percent or greater lifetime risk of breast cancer due to genetics or personal or family history. Between 2015 and 2016, they were offered free MRI cancer screening at the Madigan Army Me...

  • More Evidence That Depression Shortens Lives

    Posted: 11/03/2017

    More Evidence That Depression Shortens Lives MONDAY, Oct. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- People with depression tend to die earlier than expected -- a pattern that has grown stronger among women in recent years, new research finds. The study followed thousands of Canadian adults between 1952 and 2011. Overall, it found people with depression had a higher death rate versus those without the mood disorder. The link only emerged among women starting in the 1990s. Yet by the end of the study, depression was a...