4 Nutrients for a Healthy Colon
Mom's chicken soup, cheese tamales, bread pudding - we all have our favorite foods. Unfortunately, what we like to eat isn't always good for our bodies. Consider colorectal cancer. Certain risk factors for the disease, such as being older than age 50 or having a family history, you can't avoid. But you may be able to keep your colon healthy by eating better. Try adding these four nutrients to your favorites list.
A Diet Good for Head and Heart
Feb. 15, 2012 -- A Mediterranean diet is good for your heart - and now it looks like it may also be good for your brain.
AAP Issues Safety Guidelines for Cheerleading
Oct. 24, 2012 -- The number of injuries from cheerleading has increased steadily over the last 20 years, a trend that has prompted the American Academy of Pediatrics to urge that the activity be designated a sport.
Acupuncture Really Does Offer Pain Relief
Sep. 12, 2012 -- Although acupuncture is still not widely accepted among doctors in the U.S., a new analysis of previous research found that it does work to relieve chronic pain.
ADHD into Adulthood Raises Risk for Health Problems
Dec. 12, 2012 -- Trouble concentrating, constantly moving, often interrupting others-these are some of the common signs of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). This condition may affect more than 7 percent of school-aged children. For those who suffer from ADHD into adulthood, a new study finds they may be at a higher risk for physical and mental health problems.
Aisle Seat Better for Preventing Blood Clots
Feb. 08, 2012 -- Next time you book a flight, you might want to pick an aisle seat instead of one next to the window.
Americans' Lifespan Has Lengthened Markedly
Mar. 14, 2012 -- If it seems that more people are reaching the centennial mark, you're right. Over the last 75 years in the U.S., the risk of dying at any given point in time has fallen by 60 percent.
Autism Signs Not Apparent in First Year
Oct. 31, 2012 -- Infants who go on to develop autism by age 3 are remarkably similar to babies without autism in the first few months of life, a new study says.
Better Communication with Doctor Improves Medication Use
Jan. 09, 2013 -- Medication works best when it's taken properly. But many of us sometimes have trouble doing so. Maybe you're unsure about taking a certain drug with another prescription. Or perhaps you don't know how long you should keep popping that pill. A recent study suggests part of the problem may be how well you and your doctor are communicating.
Coffee Brews Up Skin Cancer Protection
Jul. 04, 2012 -- Keep slathering on the sunscreen this summer, but have a glass of iced coffee handy, as well. A new study says that caffeine may lower your risk for a certain type of skin cancer.
Colonoscopy Isn’t First Choice for Many
Apr. 11, 2012 -- Given the option of having a stool test or a colonoscopy to screen for colorectal cancer, most people would go with the stool test.
Deadly 'Choking Game' Appeals to Young Teens
Apr. 18, 2012 -- Many more young teens take part in the "choking game," a potentially lethal activity, than experts had thought.
Death Rate from Hepatitis C on the Rise
Feb. 22, 2012 -- The number of deaths from hepatitis C is on the upswing in the U.S., and the trend is likely to continue because many people infected with the virus don't know they have it.
Depression May Raise Risk for Early Death in Stroke Survivors
Jan. 16, 2013 -- It's normal to feel a little blue from time to time. But when feelings of sadness take over, it may be depression, a serious mental health condition that can affect all aspects of a person's life . For people who have suffered a stroke, depression may be especially harmful. A new study suggests stroke survivors who develop depression may die sooner.
Exercise: Good Preventive ‘Medicine’ for Diabetes
Aug. 08, 2012 -- Exercise should be your mantra whether you have diabetes or want to prevent it.
Experts Voice Concern Over Synthetic ‘Pot’ Use in Teens
Mar. 21, 2012 -- Synthetic marijuana can be much stronger than the real stuff - so much so that a growing number of teens are ending up in the emergency room.
Fast Before Cholesterol Test? Study Says No
Nov. 14, 2012 -- The next time you need a routine blood test to check your cholesterol, you may not need to fast beforehand.
Few U.S. Moms Breastfeed as Planned
Jun. 06, 2012 -- Most pregnant women say they plan to breastfeed their baby, but when it comes to actually doing so, fewer than a third of them met their breastfeeding goal of three months or more.
Folic Acid Supplements Don’t Affect Your Risk for Cancer
Jan. 30, 2013 -- Many of us get enough folic acid - a type of B vitamin - from the foods we eat. But some people may need to take a folic acid supplement. There has been some concern that such supplements may increase a person's risk for cancer. But the findings from a new research review found no such cancer connection.
For Type 2 Diabetes, Fish Oil Offers No Heart Protection
Jun. 13, 2012 -- If you have type 2 diabetes and take fish oil supplements to prevent heart disease, they aren't providing much help, a new study says.
Good News, Bad News About Americans’ Health
Jun. 20, 2012 -- Fewer Americans are smoking, but plenty are still overweight or obese, according to the latest survey on the nation's health.
Groups Say Sweeteners OK for Dieters
Jul. 11, 2012 -- You now have the official go-ahead to pick a diet soda over a regular one, or add an artificial sweetener to your coffee.
Hearing Loss May Be Linked to Diabetes
Nov. 21, 2012 -- Diabetes is a disease that can affect your whole body. It raises your risk for conditions such as heart disease, kidney failure, and blindness. A new research review supports the likelihood of another complication from the disease: hearing loss.
Hip, Knee Replacement Raises Heart Attack Risk
Jul. 25, 2012 -- Getting a new hip or knee is an increasingly common procedure in the U.S., but a new study warns that people who have these surgeries have a 30 times greater chance of a heart attack within two weeks afterward.
HPV Test Better Predictor for Long-Term Cancer Risk
Aug. 01, 2012 -- The human papillomavirus (HPV) test may be better at helping women know their long-term risk for cervical cancer than the more traditional Pap test - but both tests are still important, new research says.