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.
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.
Are You Up-to-Date on Colorectal Cancer Screening?
Colorectal cancer is a stealthy disease. It can stay unnoticed in your colon or rectum. By the time you develop symptoms, it has grown and possibly spread, making it harder to treat. Screening can help spot this cancer early. But too many U.S. adults ages 50 and older are still skirting this lifesaving tool.
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.
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.
Enjoying Nature May Give Your Brain a Break
We live in a hectic world. The constant demands of technology and life's many responsibilities can become overwhelming. Looking for a much-needed reprieve? Visit Mother Nature. Ongoing research suggests that the natural world may benefit your brain.
Exercise: Good Preventive ‘Medicine’ for Diabetes
Aug. 08, 2012 -- Exercise should be your mantra whether you have diabetes or want to prevent it.
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.
Fewer Americans Dying From Stroke
Over the last several decades, stroke has claimed fewer American lives. It has slid from third to fourth among the leading causes of death in the U.S. Experts credit several factors—many within your control—for its continued decline. Are you doing all you can to prevent a stroke?
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.
Have You Been Screened for HIV?
HIV may seem like a distant health threat—something that affects other people, but not you. Yet, you should be tested at least once for this deadly virus, according to health experts.
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.
Hepatitis C: A Serious Risk for Baby Boomers
Hepatitis C has a knack for making headlines. Celebrities such as Steven Tyler, Pamela Anderson, and Natalie Cole have publically shared that they have the virus. Its latest reason for renown: Health experts are now recommending that all baby boomers be screened for the disease.
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.
HPV Vaccine Doesn’t Change Sexual Behavior, Study Says
Oct. 17, 2012 -- Getting vaccinated against the human papillomavirus (HPV) doesn't encourage girls to become sexually active, a new study says.
Injuries Jump Along with Bounce House Popularity
Nov. 28, 2012 -- They range in design from castles to desert islands to birthday cakes, but the object of these inflatables is the same: Give kids a fun place to bounce. Researchers caution, though, that too often children end up injured.