Menopause: Not All Hot Flashes Are Created Equal

July 22, 2016

By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, July 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) — The hot flashes and night sweats of menopause don’t play out the same for all women, new research shows.
Almost 80 percent of women do get hot flashes, night sweats or both during menopause, the researchers found. But the timing of these symptoms and how long […]


New Drug Seems to Help People With Rare Disease That Causes Constant Hunger

July 21, 2016

An experimental drug spurred substantial weight loss in people with a rare genetic disorder that causes severe obesity because patients feel perpetually hungry.


Cutting Down on Sweets Can Help Kids’ Hearts

July 19, 2016

TUESDAY, July 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Cutting sugar — not calories — is the key to reducing the risk of heart disease among obese children, a new study suggests.
Curbing the kids’ sugar intake improved their triglyceride levels (a type of blood fat, or “lipid”) as well as levels of a protein associated with heart […]


College Linemen Larger Than Ever, Study Finds

July 18, 2016

MONDAY, July 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Offensive linemen who play college football — even at small Division III schools — are getting bigger than ever, a new study shows.
Researchers at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston found these players were 38 percent heavier than their counterparts were in 1956. Meanwhile, the average male’s […]


Obese Teens Take Weight-Loss Surgery in Stride

July 18, 2016

MONDAY, July 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Severely obese teens who have weight-loss surgery may be able to walk faster and with less pain afterwards, new research suggests.
For the study, a team led by Justin Ryder, an assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Minnesota Medical School, analyzed how weight-loss surgery affected obese […]


Obamacare Paying Off With Improved Health Care: Report

July 15, 2016

FRIDAY, July 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A new report finds health care improved in much of the United States between 2011 and 2014, mostly because more people were insured and doctors and other providers did a better job.
The Commonwealth Fund looked at health care in just over 300 local areas during the period when […]


Heavy Moms Likelier to Pile Food on Kids’ Plates: Study

July 15, 2016

FRIDAY, July 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Obese and overweight moms seem to serve their kids more food at meals, potentially boosting their risk for childhood obesity.
University of Florida researchers asked mothers to describe their level of hunger and that of their 3- to 6-year-olds before meals. Twenty-nine children took part in […]


Health Before a Stroke Is Big Predictor of Second Attack

July 14, 2016

THURSDAY, July 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Stroke survivors who had high blood pressure or other heart risk factors before their stroke may be at greater risk for another stroke and dementia years later, a new Dutch study finds.
“We already know that stroke patients have an increased risk of recurrent stroke and dementia,” explained study […]


Normal Weight May Not Protect Against Diabetes

July 14, 2016

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, July 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Type 2 diabetes has long been considered a disease of the overweight and obese, but a new study challenges that notion. It finds nearly one in five normal-weight people has prediabetes — a condition that can lead to type 2 diabetes.
And in folks over […]


Early Bedtime for Preschoolers, Healthier Weight Later?

July 14, 2016

THURSDAY, July 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Sending preschoolers off to bed early may bring them an unexpected benefit: less chance of obesity when they are teens.
So suggests research that compared preschoolers who went to bed at 8 p.m. with same-age kids who had later bedtimes. A team at the Ohio State University College […]



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