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  • Want Cheap and Healthy Meals? Cook at Home

    Posted: 03/28/2017

    Want Cheap and Healthy Meals? Cook at Home FRIDAY, March 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If you're eager to save money while eating right, stick close to your own kitchen, researchers say. "Frequent eating out was associated with lower diet quality, more 'empty calories' and higher diet costs" compared to home cooking, said study author Adam Drewnowski. The troublemakers for regular restaurant-goers are solid fats, calories, alcohol and added sugar, added Drewnowski, who directs the University of Washingto...

  • What Drugs Work Best for Diabetic Nerve Pain?

    Posted: 03/28/2017

    What Drugs Work Best for Diabetic Nerve Pain? FRIDAY, March 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Nerve pain and numbness, also known as neuropathy, is a debilitating but common symptom of diabetes. Now, new research suggests certain drugs may outperform others in treating diabetic neuropathy. The new review of the data on the subject was led by Julie Waldfogel of Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. Her team noted that about half of people with diabetes have some form of nerve damage caused by high levels of bl...

  • What You Need to Know About Cholesterol

    Posted: 03/28/2017

    What You Need to Know About Cholesterol MONDAY, March 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Cholesterol plays a vital role in your health, so it's important to understand the different types of cholesterol and how to influence their levels, a heart specialist says. "Good cholesterol -- high-density lipoprotein [HDL] -- recycles cholesterol and fat in the body," said Dr. Alex Garton. He's a noninvasive cardiologist from PinnacleHealth CardioVascular Institute, based in central Pennsylvania. "What we call bad chol...

  • Welcome Spring and Still Survive Your Allergies

    Posted: 03/27/2017

    Welcome Spring and Still Survive Your Allergies SUNDAY, March 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If you have seasonal allergies, the arrival of spring on Monday is probably less about warmth and flowers and more about itchy eyes and congestion. But there are ways to ease allergy misery and keep asthma symptoms in check, according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI). "People think they're doing everything they can to battle spring allergies," said ACAAI President Dr. Stephen Tille...

  • Why Some Kids Take Longer to Recover From Brain Injury

    Posted: 03/22/2017

    Why Some Kids Take Longer to Recover From Brain Injury WEDNESDAY, March 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Brain scans may reveal which children will take longer to recover from a traumatic brain injury, according to a new small study. Damage to white matter in the brain -- seen with brain imaging -- appears to be associated with slower recovery, researchers found. "Traumatic brain injury is a leading cause of disability in children, but it's very difficult to predict long-term outcome and which kids might ne...

  • Which High School Sport Has the Most Concussions?

    Posted: 03/22/2017

    Which High School Sport Has the Most Concussions? WEDNESDAY, March 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Female soccer players suffer the highest rate of concussions among all high school athletes in the United States, a new study finds. "While American football has been both scientifically and colloquially associated with the highest concussion rates, our study found that girls, and especially those who play soccer, may face a higher risk," said study author Dr. Wellington Hsu. He is a professor of orthopaedics...

  • Winter a Chilling Time for Heart Failure Patients

    Posted: 03/16/2017

    Winter a Chilling Time for Heart Failure Patients WEDNESDAY, March 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Two new studies suggest that winter is a particularly precarious time for heart failure patients. Both reports found that these vulnerable patients are more likely to be hospitalized and to die during cold weather months. And one of the studies also found the cost and length of hospitalization for heart failure rose during winter. In the first study, researchers led by Dr. Emmanuel Akintoye analyzed data from ...

  • Would You Feel Safe in a Driverless Ambulance?

    Posted: 03/14/2017

    Would You Feel Safe in a Driverless Ambulance? MONDAY, March 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Automated, driver-free cars and trucks may be the wave of the future. But new research suggests many Americans aren't sold on the idea of a ride in a driverless ambulance. This new technology does have one potential advantage over current emergency vehicles. Right now, a patient in an ambulance gets medical attention only from one paramedic, while the other crew member drives the vehicle. But "an automated ambulance...

  • Wood Stoves May Spark Heart Trouble

    Posted: 03/13/2017

    Wood Stoves May Spark Heart Trouble FRIDAY, March 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- It's still winter, and many people are firing up their wood stoves. But a new Canadian study suggests that pollution from wood-burning stoves may raise the risk of heart attack among older people living nearby. "This suggests that the source of pollution matters and that all particulate air pollution is perhaps not equally harmful when it comes to cardiovascular disease," said study author Scott Weichenthal, a professor at McG...

  • With Nips, Tucks and Fat Transplants, Americans are Reshaping Their Bodies

    Posted: 03/09/2017

    With Nips, Tucks and Fat Transplants, Americans are Reshaping Their Bodies THURSDAY, March 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- From face-lifts to fat grafts, Americans are increasingly turning to cosmetic procedures to look their best. The number of these procedures in the United States rose 3 percent last year from 2015, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. That's 17.1 million surgeries, Botox injections, chemical peels and other minimally invasive procedures. "A decade ago plastic surgeons m...