FRIDAY, Sept. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A six-year study of people with type 2 diabetes found that intensively lowering blood pressure had a long-lasting effect in preventing heart attacks, strokes and deaths. But intensive blood sugar control didn't produce those benefits, the researchers fou...Full Article
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Yes. The sun's UVA rays are so strong they can penetrate some clothing and even glass. Clouds are no deterrent. The Skin Cancer Foundation says that up to 80 percent of the sun's UV rays can pass through clouds. Many people get serious sunburns on overcast days because they think they don't need...Read More
Most skin cancers can be treated successfully if caught early. Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers, accounting for nearly half of all cancers in the United States.
Although melanoma accounts for only a small percentage of skin cancer cases, it’s far more dangerous than other types and...Read More
Sharecare News posted a story about Emergency Medicine:
THURSDAY, Sept. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to emergency room waiting times, patients seeking care at larger urban hospitals are likely to spend more time staring down the clock than those seen at smaller or more rural facilities, new research suggests.
"The experience of c...Full Article
Sharecare News posted a story about Epidemiology:
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Diabetics and dieters who turn to artificial sweeteners to soothe their sweet tooth may not be doing themselves any favors, a new Israeli study suggests.
Artificial sweeteners can potentially make blood sugar levels rise despite containing no ...Full Article
Sharecare News posted a story about Preventive Medicine:
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Sixteen major food and beverage companies have made good on their pledge to cut calories in their U.S. products, a new report finds.
The companies, acting together through the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation, pledged to remove 1 trillion ...Full Article
Normally, the pancreas makes insulin, which allows the sugar in blood to be absorbed by the body's cells. In the case of pre-diabetes and diabetes, the body can't use insulin properly, and the sugar doesn't move into cells. It stays in the blood instead. This is called insulin resistance. Doctors don't...Read More
Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:
MONDAY, Sept. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Men with male pattern baldness may face a higher risk of developing an aggressive type of prostate cancer than men with no balding, a new study suggests.
But, the study authors noted that it's not clear yet whether men with this specific pattern ...Full Article
Since metabolic syndrome represents a group of risk factors, each one needs to be treated. Your goal should be to reduce the odds of blood vessel and heart disease, and diabetes.
Treatment for most of the risk factors involves changes in lifestyle. An exercise program will help you control weight,...Read More
Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:
MONDAY, Sept. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Pediatricians prescribe antibiotics about twice as often as they're actually needed for children with ear and throat infections, a new study indicates.
More than 11 million antibiotic prescriptions written each year for children and teens may be ...Full Article
Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:
FRIDAY, Sept. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Older people exposed to high levels of black carbon -- the fine particle air pollution from traffic -- may have increased levels of leptin, a hormone linked to obesity, diabetes and heart disease, a new study suggests.
Although the research doesn...Full Article
Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:
FRIDAY, Sept. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Eating more fish may reduce a woman's risk for hearing loss, according to a large new study.
Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston found that consuming at least two servings of fish and omega-3s (long-c...Full Article
Sharecare News posted a story about Long-term Care:
THURSDAY, Sept. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new national analysis of U.S. nursing home prescription patterns says that more than half of people with advanced dementia are prescribed medications that are of questionable benefit.
"The main concern centers on the under-appreciated burden ...Full Article
Dehydration is quite preventable, even in the heat and humidity found in South Florida and other locations affected by tropical weather. The problem with type of unique climate is that humidity affects how easily sweat evaporates from skin.
Sweat must be evaporated to cool off the body. When humidity is...Read More
Sharecare News posted a story about Caregiving:
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Your blood type may play a small role in your risk for dementia, a new study finds.
People with blood type AB, which includes about 4 percent of the population, appear to have an increased risk for memory problems as they age. Over about three...Full Article