Sun Protection Comes in Many Forms

May 29, 2016

SUNDAY, May 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) — As folks start baring more skin at the beach, pool or barbecue this Memorial Day weekend, that means it’s time to start covering up with sunscreen.
Exposure to UVA and UVB rays is always harmful, an expert from Penn State Melanoma and Skin Cancer Center pointed out.
The damage from […]


Don’t Let Bad Food Spoil a Good Barbecue

May 28, 2016

SATURDAY, May 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Picnics and barbeques are a big part of Memorial Day weekend, but keeping foods safe to eat at these events can be a challenge.
The first step is to wash your hands before and after handling any foods. If you’re outdoors and don’t have access to soap and […]


Don’t Let Bad Food Spoil a Good Barbecue

May 28, 2016

SATURDAY, May 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Picnics and barbeques are a big part of Memorial Day weekend, but keeping foods safe to eat at these events can be a challenge.
The first step is to wash your hands before and after handling any foods. If you’re outdoors and don’t have access to soap and […]


Music Soothes Nervous Eye Surgery Patients

May 27, 2016

FRIDAY, May 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Listening to relaxing music before eye surgery reduces patients’ anxiety and their need for sedation, a new French study suggests.
“Music listening may be considered as an inexpensive, noninvasive, non-pharmacological method to reduce anxiety for patients undergoing elective eye surgery under local anaesthesia,” said lead researcher Dr. Gilles Guerrier, […]


Pet Pooch May Help Ease PTSD in Veterans

May 27, 2016

FRIDAY, May 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Dogs may be more than best friends for military veterans struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a small study suggests.
Researchers found that vets who were given pet dogs showed significant improvement in their PTSD symptoms.
The study included 19 U.S. veterans receiving treatment for the condition. PTSD can develop […]


Asthma Symptoms Can Bloom in Springtime

May 27, 2016

FRIDAY, May 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Asthma symptoms increase in spring, making it especially important for people with the lung disease to be aware of triggers and risk factors, an expert says.
“Asthma is a lifelong disease that causes wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness and coughing,” said Dr. Linda Rogers, director of the clinical asthma program […]


Is Smoking During Pregnancy Tied to Offspring’s Schizophrenia Risk?

May 27, 2016

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, May 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Smoking during pregnancy may increase the risk that a child could develop schizophrenia, new research suggests.
“This is, so far, the largest study to show an association between prenatal nicotine exposure and schizophrenia,” said study author Dr. Solja Niemela. She is a professor of psychiatry and […]


NIH Experts Cast Doubt on Rat Study Linking Cellphones, Tumors

May 27, 2016

FRIDAY, May 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Experts at the U.S. National Institutes of Health are questioning the validity of a widely reported study in rats that linked cellphone radiation to tumors.
The study, released Friday by the federal government’s National Toxicology Program (NTP), found “low incidences” of two types of tumors in male rats exposed […]


Make That Memorial Day BBQ Tasty — and Safe

May 27, 2016

FRIDAY, May 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) — As Americans fire up their grills this Memorial Day weekend, experts note that while there isn’t enough evidence to conclude that barbecued meat increases cancer risk, it’s still a good idea to take some precautions.
“Here’s what we do know. Cooking meat at a high temperature — like grilling […]


6 Sun Safety Tips for ‘Don’t Fry Day’

May 27, 2016

FRIDAY, May 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) — The Friday before Memorial Day has been designated “Don’t Fry Day” by the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention, to remind Americans about the importance of sun safety.
“As we move into spring and summer, many Americans will start spending more time outdoors. However, exposure to harmful UV rays […]




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