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Standing All Day at Work? It May Take Toll on Health
Standing All Day at Work? It May Take Toll on Health TUESDAY, July 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Desk jobs aren't good for your health, but working on your feet could spell trouble, too, researchers say. Standing five hours a day contributes to signifi...
Scientists Suggest New Way to Predict Lung Cancer Risk
Scientists Suggest New Way to Predict Lung Cancer Risk WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists may some day predict lung cancer risk by examining the telomeres that protect your DNA. People with long telomeres are at increased risk for...
Social Life May Be Key to Suicide Prevention for Women
Social Life May Be Key to Suicide Prevention for Women WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Middle-aged women with a solid social life face a significantly lower risk for suicide than those who live in relative isolation, new research suggests...
Stand, Don't Sit, to Get Healthier, Researchers Say
Stand, Don't Sit, to Get Healthier, Researchers Say THURSDAY, July 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Sitting too long may be hazardous to your health, even if you exercise regularly, Australian researchers report. A new study found that sitting appears to ...
Study Finds Drinking May Ease Fibromyalgia Pain, But Doctors Wary
Study Finds Drinking May Ease Fibromyalgia Pain, But Doctors Wary THURSDAY, July 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Moderate to heavy drinking might cut the likelihood of disability for people with chronic widespread pain such as that related to fibromyalgi...
Stay Safe When Temperatures Rise
Stay Safe When Temperatures Rise FRIDAY, July 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Extremely hot weather can be deadly if you don't take the proper precautions, an expert warns. There were 123 heat-related deaths in the United States in 2014, according to the...
Smog Threatens Visitors to U.S. National Parks: Report
Smog Threatens Visitors to U.S. National Parks: Report FRIDAY, July 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Air pollution afflicts many national parks across the United States, a new study suggests. Air quality in some of the parks is as bad or worse than in som...
Septic Tanks May Allow Fecal Matter Into Lakes, Rivers
Septic Tanks May Allow Fecal Matter Into Lakes, Rivers MONDAY, Aug. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Septic tanks don't prevent fecal bacteria from seeping into rivers and lakes, according to a new study that dispels a widely held belief that they can. "Al...
Severe 'Picky Eating' May Point to Mental Health Issues in Kids
Severe 'Picky Eating' May Point to Mental Health Issues in Kids MONDAY, Aug. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A kid who is a seriously "picky eater" is also likely to struggle with emotional problems like anxiety and depression, new research suggests. Abou...
Scientists Discover How 'Bad' Fat Can Turn Into 'Good' Fat
Scientists Discover How 'Bad' Fat Can Turn Into 'Good' Fat TUESDAY, Aug. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Unhealthy white fat can be transformed into calorie-burning brown fat, researchers report. Finding a way to burn calories without having to increase p...