Sometimes very simple things are the answers to difficult issues. Read my article and learn how breathing can help with stress.
If your teenage daughter is dieting, help her adopt habits that will give her a genuinely healthy body and a great body image.
When the weather is just right, it’s hard not to fire up the grill. Here are some tips to make sure you are grilling safely.
Think you’re hitting the gym hard? You might not be doing as much as you thought.
High-intensity exercise raises your metabolic rate, even after you’ve finished. It also promotes positive change in the brain.
Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:
FRIDAY, May 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The first genetic "marker" -- or signal -- to predict response to the cancer drug Keytruda (pembrolizumab) has been identified by researchers.
The marker -- mismatch repair (MMR) deficiency -- predicted responses to the drug in patients with severa...Full Article
Sharecare News posted a story about Audiology:
THURSDAY, May 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A survey of Hispanic Americans finds older men are at especially high risk of losing their hearing.
A team led by Karen Cruickshanks of the University of Wisconsin, Madison, tracked data from a survey of more than 16,400 Hispanics, aged 18 to 74,...Full Article
Sharecare News posted a story about Gastroenterology:
THURSDAY, May 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Two new drugs for adults with irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D) were approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday.
"For some people, IBS can be quite disabling, and no one medication works for all patients suffering...Full Article
When a man ejaculates, the sperm-carrying semen fires out through the urethra in a seek-and-conquer mission. It may seem that all these millions of sperm are racing each other to the finish, but the sperm have different roles. Some are deemed the leaders of the pack, trying to be the first to cross the...Read More
Sharecare News posted a story about Surgery:
WEDNESDAY, May 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study questions the practice of giving heart-healthy patients blood pressure drugs before surgeries that do not involve the heart.
While patients with three or four heart risk factors should still be given beta-blockers before an operation...Full Article
Sharecare News posted a story about OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology):
TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Newer forms of the birth control pill -- brands such as Yaz, Yasmin and Desogen -- are more likely to cause blood clots than older versions, a new study finds.
However, the study authors also stressed that the odds of a clot remain very low for an...Full Article
The word imprinting may sound like something you've heard on CSI, but it's actually a form of epigenetics. Even though two copies of a given gene are inherited, one from mom and one from dad, in certain circumstances, one is permanently turned off. The non-expressed one is said to be imprinted. As...Read More
Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease):
TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- "Moderate" drinking might harm your heart if you're a senior citizen, a new study suggests.
And women appear to be at greater risk for alcohol-related heart damage than men, the researchers found.
"In an elderly population, increasing alc...Full Article
Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:
TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Waiting about three minutes to clamp the umbilical cord following a baby's delivery may help improve children's fine-motor and social skills at age 4 years, new Swedish research suggests.
The researchers said postponing the clamping of the cord al...Full Article
Sharecare News posted a story about Hospice & Palliative Medicine:
TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Hospice care may help a surviving spouse better cope with depression following the death of a loved one, a new study reports.
Survivors are just as likely to be depressed following the death of their life partner whether or not hospice eased the p...Full Article
After the egg drops from the ovary, it travels through the fallopian tube, where there's about a 24-hour window when it can be fertilized. Even if you try to summit Everest, this is the most dangerous journey you will ever take. If all goes right, the sperm meets the egg in the fallopian tube and...Read More
Sharecare News posted a story about Internal Medicine:
MONDAY, May 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Too few women at high risk for osteoporosis are being tested for the bone-depleting condition, while too many women at low-risk are being screened, a new study suggests.
A team led by Dr. Anna Lee Amarnath of the University of California, Da...Full Article
These three tips can be extremely effective in helping you get a good night's sleep:
- Get in a schedule. Your body clock runs best like it did when you were a baby. It gets up at the same time every day-whether you have a full day of work or a full day of cartoons. On the weekends, try to rise
The cervix-the neck of the uterus that opens downward to the vagina-plays an important role in pregnancy: It lengthens to hold the fetus in the uterus and then shortens and dilates to allow labor and delivery. Cervical cancer, which develops from abnormal cells on the cervix, is perhaps the most...Read More