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  • Restaurant Rules for Weight Loss

    Posted: 09/21/2017

    Restaurant Rules for Weight Loss TUESDAY, Sept. 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Is eating out your diet downfall? Getting together with friends is fun, but a tempting menu can quickly derail your weight loss efforts. Try these restaurant rules to stay on the calorie track. First, choose a restaurant that offers healthier fare. Japanese, Thai and other Asian cuisines are usually vegetable-based with little saturated fat in the other ingredients. Greek and Spanish restaurants serve foods from the healthy Med...

  • Regular Weigh-Ins May Help Prevent College Weight Gain

    Posted: 09/20/2017

    Regular Weigh-Ins May Help Prevent College Weight Gain MONDAY, Sept. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- No one likes looking at their weight on a scale every day, but that may be just the trick that college students need to ward off the dreaded "Freshman 15," a new study suggests. Researchers at Drexel University and the University of Pennsylvania found that female freshman students lost more weight when they weighed themselves at least once a day, while those who didn't failed to shed any pounds at all. An e...

  • Remember This: A Healthy Body Keeps the Mind Sharp, Too

    Posted: 09/19/2017

    Remember This: A Healthy Body Keeps the Mind Sharp, Too THURSDAY, Sept. 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Want to stay sharp as you age? A healthy lifestyle can help, according to a new American Heart Association/American Stroke Association advisory. In many people, blood vessels become narrowed or blocked over time. This is called atherosclerosis. And this condition increases the risk of heart attack and stroke. But a healthy lifestyle can reduce the risk of atherosclerosis. Collected data "convincingly demo...

  • Recession Took Toll on Health of Rural Young Blacks

    Posted: 09/18/2017

    Recession Took Toll on Health of Rural Young Blacks WEDNESDAY, Sept. 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The Great Recession of 2007-2009 may have hit black American teens in poor rural communities particularly hard, a new study suggests. What the researchers discovered was that these young people now appear to be at increased risk for heart disease and diabetes. The recession was the largest in the United States since the Great Depression in the 1930s, the study authors noted. And many in rural black communiti...

  • Review Suggests Safe, Effective Ways to Relieve Pain Without Meds

    Posted: 09/09/2016

    Review Suggests Safe, Effective Ways to Relieve Pain Without Meds THURSDAY, Sept. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Popular drug-free methods of managing pain from such common conditions as headaches and arthritis appear to be effective, according to a new review. Millions of Americans seek pain relief through such alternatives as acupuncture, tai chi and yoga. But there has been little information to help doctors make recommendations about these approaches. "For many Americans who suffer from chronic pain, m...

  • Researchers Find Another Way Zika Can Harm Babies

    Posted: 09/07/2016

    Researchers Find Another Way Zika Can Harm Babies TUESDAY, Aug. 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- In yet another example of the damage that maternal Zika infection can inflict on a fetus during the early months of pregnancy, a new report suggests that close to 6 percent of these babies may also experience hearing loss. The most common and devastating birth defect seen so far has been microcephaly, a condition where the head and brain are abnormally small. Vision problems and malformed joints have also been d...

  • Risks Spike If Young Athletes Specialize Too Soon

    Posted: 09/06/2016

    Risks Spike If Young Athletes Specialize Too Soon MONDAY, Aug. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Young athletes who specialize in one sport are at added risk of stress, burnout and overuse injuries, says a leading group of U.S. pediatricians. In contrast, kids who play several sports are more likely to stay active for the rest of their lives and meet their athletic goals, according to a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics. The analysis of youth sports revealed dramatic changes over the past 40...

  • Richer Houses Home to Wider Range of Bugs

    Posted: 08/28/2016

    Richer Houses Home to Wider Range of Bugs FRIDAY, Aug. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People aren't the only ones who like living in nicer neighborhoods. Turns out insects also have a taste for lush surroundings, researchers report. An examination of insects in 50 Raleigh, N.C., homes found richer neighborhoods have a greater diversity of plants, which attracts a greater variety of insects. Even individual homes without many plants in the yard are apt to have high levels of insect diversity in those neigh...

  • Restless Leg Disorders in Kids with ADHD

    Posted: 08/25/2016

    Restless Leg Disorders in Kids with ADHD If you have a child with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), he or she likely has trouble paying attention, sitting still, or controlling impulsive behaviors. What may be less obvious is that your child may also have problems sleeping. Research suggests children with ADHD are more likely to have sleep disorders. These include insomnia, daytime sleepiness, trouble or abnormal breathing during sleep (sleep apnea), and delayed sleep. Two of the most com...

  • Radiation Exposure from X-rays in Children

    Posted: 08/25/2016

    Radiation Exposure from X-rays in Children What is radiation exposure from X-rays in children? X-rays are a kind of imaging technique that provides your doctor with information about structures inside the body. These tests expose children to low doses of radiation. X-rays are forms of radiant energy, similar to light or radio waves. X-rays have more energy than rays of visible light or radio waves, and they can penetrate your body. This allows the radiologist to get X-ray pictures. You can then view the...