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  • Time to Take Your Workouts Outside

    Posted: 05/29/2017

    Time to Take Your Workouts Outside MONDAY, May 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The weather is warming up and beckoning you to take your workouts outside. But keep in mind that exercising outdoors is different from breaking a sweat at the gym, say experts at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. For instance, if you've been running or walking on a treadmill, going up and down hills and across uneven surfaces can be harder on your joints and muscles. You may even call on muscles that were in hibernati...

  • Taking Opioids Before Knee Surgery Could Raise Pain Later

    Posted: 05/29/2017

    Taking Opioids Before Knee Surgery Could Raise Pain Later TUESDAY, May 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If you're planning on having knee replacement surgery at some point in the future, it's a good idea to start talking to your doctor now about your options for controlling pain. That's because new research found that when people had taken powerful opioid painkillers before knee replacement surgery, they had greater pain after the procedure. Knee replacement is used to treat knee osteoarthritis. But patient...

  • Thick Middle May Raise Risk of Some Cancers

    Posted: 05/29/2017

    Thick Middle May Raise Risk of Some Cancers WEDNESDAY, May 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Where you carry extra fat may be as key to your cancer risk as how much extra fat you carry, new research suggests. The study revealed that too much fat around the waist is as good an indicator of obesity-related cancer risk as body mass index (BMI), which is an estimate of body fat based on weight and height. "Our findings show that both BMI and where body fat is carried on the body can be good indicators of obesity...

  • Teasing Teens About Weight May Do Lasting Harm

    Posted: 05/29/2017

    Teasing Teens About Weight May Do Lasting Harm THURSDAY, May 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who are taunted about their weight may be more likely to become obese adults who struggle with poor body image, a new study finds. Researchers also found that teens who are bullied about their weight are more likely to become emotional eaters. Teen bullies often target peers' weight, but weight-based teasing can also occur at home. "Our findings suggest the need for broader anti-bullying initiatives that incl...

  • To Lose Weight, Start With Dairy Swaps

    Posted: 05/29/2017

    To Lose Weight, Start With Dairy Swaps MONDAY, May 29, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Losing weight comes down to simple arithmetic: Eat fewer calories than you burn off. Here's a good way you can accomplish this without going hungry. Switch out high-calorie foods for low-calorie options to cut calories without cutting portion sizes. Dairy food is a good place to start, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. If you're still using whole milk and cream, make gradual changes to lower-fat versions. Star...

  • The Water's Not Fine: U.S. Pool-Linked Infection Doubles in 2 Years

    Posted: 05/25/2017

    The Water's Not Fine: U.S. Pool-Linked Infection Doubles in 2 Years THURSDAY, May 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Families seeking to cool off don't expect to pick up a nasty infection. Yet, outbreaks of a diarrhea-causing parasitic infection have doubled in recent years at swimming pools and water playgrounds in the United States, health officials warn. At least 32 outbreaks of cryptosporidiosis were reported in 2016, compared with 16 outbreaks in 2014, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for ...

  • Too Many Americans Still Go Without Cancer Screenings

    Posted: 05/25/2017

    Too Many Americans Still Go Without Cancer Screenings THURSDAY, May 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Many Americans still don't get lifesaving cancer screenings because they are uninsured, a new report reveals. Uninsured people have the lowest rates of mammography, Pap testing and colon cancer screening in the United States, according to American Cancer Society researchers. "The report underlines the growing disparities in cancer prevention between groups of the American populations defined according to rac...

  • This Combo Workout May Suit Obese Seniors Best

    Posted: 05/24/2017

    This Combo Workout May Suit Obese Seniors Best WEDNESDAY, May 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Older, obese adults need to shed weight, but dieting can worsen their frailty. A new study addresses this conundrum, suggesting seniors take up both aerobic and resistance exercise while slimming down. Engaging in aerobic and resistance exercise while losing weight enabled study participants to maintain more muscle mass and bone density compared to folks who did just one type of exercise or none at all, the resear...

  • The Real Red Hot Chili Peppers

    Posted: 05/24/2017

    The Real Red Hot Chili Peppers WEDNESDAY, May 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Variety is often called the spice of life. Now it turns out that an actual spice -- chili peppers -- may be the key to a longer one. A multi-year study done in China, where chili peppers are one of the most popular ingredients in recipes, looked at spicy food consumption among nearly half a billion people. The research, published in the British journal BMJ , found that people who ate spicy foods 6 or 7 days a week had a 14 percen...

  • Think You're a 'Fun Drunk?' A 'Mean Drunk?' Think Again

    Posted: 05/23/2017

    Think You're a 'Fun Drunk?' A 'Mean Drunk?' Think Again TUESDAY, May 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Maybe you think you're the life of the party after your third gin and tonic. Or maybe you worry you'll drink too much and turn into a "mean" drunk. A new study finds that either view could be wrong -- that despite what you think, your personality may not change all that much when you drink. Researchers at the University of Missouri-St. Louis had outsiders watch groups of three or four people engage in games...