Go Take a Hike — Safely

May 23, 2015

SATURDAY, May 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Before setting out on a hike, make sure you’re prepared for the unexpected.
The American Hiking Society outlines 10 things needed on every hike, starting with appropriate footwear.
Trail shoes are fine for a short day hike that doesn’t involve carrying a heavy pack or negotiating difficult terrain. But […]


Young Athletes With ACL Injuries Often Need Repeat Surgery: Study

May 22, 2015

FRIDAY, May 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Many young athletes who undergo surgery for a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) need a second operation later on, a new study shows.
Torn ACLs are widespread among people younger than 21, said researchers at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.
“This is the first study to […]


Can Asthma Protect Men From Prostate Cancer?

May 22, 2015

FRIDAY, May 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A new study suggests, but does not prove, that men with asthma may be less likely to develop aggressive prostate cancer or to die from the disease.
Researchers found that men with asthma were 29 percent less likely to develop aggressive prostate cancer. And they were 36 percent less […]


Fish Oil Tied to Better Brain Function in Older Adults

May 22, 2015

FRIDAY, May 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Consuming more omega-3 fatty acids — found in many types of fish — may benefit people at risk for Alzheimer’s disease, a new study suggests.
Researchers looked at 40 mentally healthy adults, aged 65 to 75, who had the gene variant APOE e4, which put them at risk for […]


Low-Income Southerners at Highest Risk for Vision Loss

May 22, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, May 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) — New U.S. government research connects eyesight problems with poverty, and reveals that people in the southern part of the country have the highest prevalence of both poverty and severe vision loss.
In fact, most of the counties that rank in the top 25 percent for severe […]


Depression May Intensify Anger in Veterans With PTSD: Study

May 22, 2015

FRIDAY, May 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Anger often escalates quickly in veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) when they’re depressed, a new study reveals.
“Our study findings should draw attention to anger as a major treatment need when military service members screen positive for PTSD or for depression, and especially when they screen positive […]


Treating Gum Disease Might Help Prostate Symptoms: Study

May 22, 2015

FRIDAY, May 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Treating gum disease may help reduce symptoms of prostate inflammation, which can make urination difficult, a small study suggests.
Previous research has shown a link between gum disease and prostate inflammation — called prostatitis.
The study included 27 men, age 21 and older, who had prostatitis and moderate to severe […]


Diet and Exercise May Not Stave Off Age-Related Muscle Loss

May 22, 2015

FRIDAY, May 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) — It’s not clear whether diet and exercise can prevent muscle loss as people age, a new British review finds.
People lose 30 percent to 50 percent of their muscle mass between the ages of 40 and 80, according to the study authors. Muscle loss can lead to reduced strength, […]


Raw Tuna Suspected as Source of Salmonella Outbreak: CDC

May 22, 2015

FRIDAY, May 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Raw tuna is suspected as the source of a salmonella outbreak that has now sickened 53 people in nine states, according to U.S. health officials.
No deaths have been reported. But 10 people have been sick enough to be hospitalized, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said […]


Rugby Player’s Head Injuries Linked to Brain Decline

May 22, 2015

FRIDAY, May 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Add rugby to the sports that can lead to degenerative brain disease, a new study suggests.
The first case of a rugby player who died from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) — a condition associated with repeated concussions — is outlined in a new study.
To date, the link between brain […]




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