People-Oriented Jobs May Help Lower Alzheimer’s Risk

July 24, 2016

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
SUNDAY, July 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Brain-challenging jobs — especially ones focused on people — may help shield a person’s mind against the ravages of age-related dementia, a new study finds.
People who work in jobs that task the intellect are better able to withstand the effects of brain lesions commonly associated […]


Women May Be More Resilient to Effects of Alzheimer’s Genes

July 24, 2016

SUNDAY, July 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Certain gene variants are known to raise a person’s risk of Alzheimer’s disease. But a new study finds that even in people carrying this DNA, factors such as gender and physical or mental activity can affect that risk.
The study tracked dementia rates for 642 people aged 53 to […]


How to Keep Bug Bites at Bay

July 23, 2016

SATURDAY, July 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Bug bites can make you more than itchy. Ticks, mosquitoes and certain flies are known to spread some nasty diseases. But U.S. health experts say there are ways to keep pesky insects in their place.
One of the best ways to prevent bug bites is to use an insect […]


Could New ‘Talk Therapy’ Cut Cost of Treating Depression?

July 22, 2016

FRIDAY, July 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A simpler and less expensive form of talk therapy is as effective as the gold-standard treatment — cognitive behavioral therapy — for treating depression in adults, a new study suggests.
The researchers found that so-called behavioral activation therapy treats depression just as well as cognitive behavioral […]


Don’t Let Your Campfire Become a Wildfire

July 22, 2016

FRIDAY, July 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Campfires can provide the backdrop for lots of outdoor fun. But, if people are careless, those campfires can spark a damaging wildfire, the New York Department of Environmental Conservation says.
So, how can you safely have a campfire?
First, use existing campfire rings whenever you can. Or, if you’re in […]


Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Detected in Sewage Spill

July 22, 2016

FRIDAY, July 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Sewer line breaks can release antibiotic-resistant bacteria that pose a public health threat, a new study says.
Consider the 2014 sewer line break in St. Petersburg, Fla., that released 500,000 gallons of untreated wastewater into neighborhoods and Boca Ciega Bay.
University of South Florida researchers who did follow-up testing of […]


Your Beer Label Will Soon Include Calorie Counts, Carbs Info, and More

July 22, 2016

Beer labels will soon provide calorie, carbohydrate, protein, fat and alcohol-by-volume or alcohol-by-weight information.


Omega-3s in Fish Linked to Better Odds of Survival for Colon Cancer Patients

July 22, 2016

Colon cancer patients who take in higher amounts of omega-3 fatty acids, mainly from oily fish, may have better odds of survival, a new study finds.


Face-Saving Devices: Seat Belts and Air Bags

July 22, 2016

FRIDAY, July 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Seat belts and air bags significantly reduce the risk of facial fractures in car crashes, a new study finds.
“Based on our analysis, we found that use of an air bag alone reduced the likelihood of a facial fracture by 18 percent while use of a seat belt alone […]


‘Walking Meetings’ May Boost Employee Health, Productivity

July 22, 2016

By Don RaufHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, July 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Here’s an idea that might make staff meetings less boring and more healthful: New research suggests you walk while you talk business.
The small study found that converting a single weekly meeting to a “walking meeting” may raise work-related physical activity levels of white-collar workers by […]




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