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  • Think You're a 'Fun Drunk?' A 'Mean Drunk?' Think Again

    Posted: 05/23/2017

    Think You're a 'Fun Drunk?' A 'Mean Drunk?' Think Again TUESDAY, May 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Maybe you think you're the life of the party after your third gin and tonic. Or maybe you worry you'll drink too much and turn into a "mean" drunk. A new study finds that either view could be wrong -- that despite what you think, your personality may not change all that much when you drink. Researchers at the University of Missouri-St. Louis had outsiders watch groups of three or four people engage in games...

  • This Combo Workout May Suit Obese Seniors Best

    Posted: 05/23/2017

    This Combo Workout May Suit Obese Seniors Best WEDNESDAY, May 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Older, obese adults need to shed weight, but dieting can worsen their frailty. A new study addresses this conundrum, suggesting seniors take up both aerobic and resistance exercise while slimming down. Engaging in aerobic and resistance exercise while losing weight enabled study participants to maintain more muscle mass and bone density compared to folks who did just one type of exercise or none at all, the resear...

  • The Real Red Hot Chili Peppers

    Posted: 05/23/2017

    The Real Red Hot Chili Peppers WEDNESDAY, May 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Variety is often called the spice of life. Now it turns out that an actual spice -- chili peppers -- may be the key to a longer one. A multi-year study done in China, where chili peppers are one of the most popular ingredients in recipes, looked at spicy food consumption among nearly half a billion people. The research, published in the British journal BMJ , found that people who ate spicy foods 6 or 7 days a week had a 14 percen...

  • Too Many Americans Still Go Without Cancer Screenings

    Posted: 05/23/2017

    Too Many Americans Still Go Without Cancer Screenings THURSDAY, May 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Many Americans still don't get lifesaving cancer screenings because they are uninsured, a new report reveals. Uninsured people have the lowest rates of mammography, Pap testing and colon cancer screening in the United States, according to American Cancer Society researchers. "The report underlines the growing disparities in cancer prevention between groups of the American populations defined according to rac...

  • The Water's Not Fine: U.S. Pool-Linked Infection Doubles in 2 Years

    Posted: 05/23/2017

    The Water's Not Fine: U.S. Pool-Linked Infection Doubles in 2 Years THURSDAY, May 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Families seeking to cool off don't expect to pick up a nasty infection. Yet, outbreaks of a diarrhea-causing parasitic infection have doubled in recent years at swimming pools and water playgrounds in the United States, health officials warn. At least 32 outbreaks of cryptosporidiosis were reported in 2016, compared with 16 outbreaks in 2014, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for ...

  • Time to Take Your Workouts Outside

    Posted: 05/23/2017

    Time to Take Your Workouts Outside MONDAY, May 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The weather is warming up and beckoning you to take your workouts outside. But keep in mind that exercising outdoors is different from breaking a sweat at the gym, say experts at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. For instance, if you've been running or walking on a treadmill, going up and down hills and across uneven surfaces can be harder on your joints and muscles. You may even call on muscles that were in hibernati...

  • Taking Opioids Before Knee Surgery Could Raise Pain Later

    Posted: 05/23/2017

    Taking Opioids Before Knee Surgery Could Raise Pain Later TUESDAY, May 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If you're planning on having knee replacement surgery at some point in the future, it's a good idea to start talking to your doctor now about your options for controlling pain. That's because new research found that when people had taken powerful opioid painkillers before knee replacement surgery, they had greater pain after the procedure. Knee replacement is used to treat knee osteoarthritis. But patient...

  • Timing of Menopause May Affect Heart Failure Risk

    Posted: 05/22/2017

    Timing of Menopause May Affect Heart Failure Risk MONDAY, May 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Women who entered menopause early or who never gave birth might have an increased risk of heart failure, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data from more than 28,000 postmenopausal women who did not have heart disease at the start of the study. During an average follow-up of about 13 years, just over 5 percent of the women were hospitalized for heart failure. Menopause usually occurs after age 45, but cha...

  • Treat Autism Even Before Symptoms Show?

    Posted: 05/18/2017

    Treat Autism Even Before Symptoms Show? THURSDAY, May 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Treating emerging signs of autism in young babies who are at high risk for the disorder helped improve their attention, language, communication and social skills, preliminary research shows. In the first study of its kind, British researchers used months of video feedback to help the parents of 28 infants -- at high risk of autism because a sibling has the disorder -- understand and respond to their baby's individual comm...

  • Try This Workout at Home

    Posted: 05/18/2017

    Try This Workout at Home FRIDAY, May 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- When the weather forces your fitness routine inside, exercise machines can help you work out in climate-controlled comfort. But which ones fit your needs the best? If you're a walker or a runner, a treadmill may fit the bill. Choose a motorized one with an adjustable incline or pre-set programs to boost your cardio workout. Stationary bikes are easier on the joints than some other cardio equipment, but keep in mind that they don't provide...