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Too Much, Too Little Sleep May Up Stroke Risk for Those With High Blood Pressure
Too Much, Too Little Sleep May Up Stroke Risk for Those With High Blood Pressure FRIDAY, May 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with high blood pressure who sleep less than five hours or more than eight hours each night may have significantly higher ...
The Plight of America's 'Elder Orphans'
The Plight of America's 'Elder Orphans' TUESDAY, May 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Dr. Maria Torroella Carney grew increasingly distressed as she watched how emergency response teams had to help older, frail people who were living alone evacuate their ...
That Lingering Cough Could Be Bronchitis
That Lingering Cough Could Be Bronchitis THURSDAY, May 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- If you have a cold that lasts a long time or a persistent cough, you could have bronchitis and should see a doctor, a doctor says. "We see a lot of cases of bronchitis...
Too Few Younger, High-Risk Americans Get a Colonoscopy: Study
Too Few Younger, High-Risk Americans Get a Colonoscopy: Study THURSDAY, May 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A majority of people with a family history of colon cancer are not getting screened for the disease early enough, a new study finds. Guidelines sa...
Treating Gum Disease Might Help Prostate Symptoms: Study
Treating Gum Disease Might Help Prostate Symptoms: Study FRIDAY, May 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Treating gum disease may help reduce symptoms of prostate inflammation, which can make urination difficult, a small study suggests. Previous research has...
Tips for Preventing Dog Bites
Tips for Preventing Dog Bites MONDAY, May 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Dog bites are a serious public health issue, but many are preventable, experts say. About 4.7 million Americans -- more than half of them children -- suffer dog bites each year, ac...
Too Many Women Who Need Bone Screening Aren't Getting It
Too Many Women Who Need Bone Screening Aren't Getting It 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...
They Overcame Childhood Cancer, But Now Obesity?
They Overcame Childhood Cancer, But Now Obesity? MONDAY, May 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Certain treatments may increase a childhood cancer survivor's risk of obesity later in life, a new study says. "The ability to identify patients at increased ris...
Think More Sex Will Make You Happier? Think Again
Think More Sex Will Make You Happier? Think Again FRIDAY, May 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Despite what many may think, getting a little more active between the sheets isn't a path to more happiness, a new study suggests. The study from Carnegie Mellon...
Too Many Americans Neglect Backs in Skin Cancer Prevention
Too Many Americans Neglect Backs in Skin Cancer Prevention MONDAY, May 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new survey finds that many people in the United States are forgetting their backs when they try to be forward-thinking about skin cancer prevention. E...