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  • When to Pick the Nose in a Medical Emergency

    Posted: 04/29/2017

    When to Pick the Nose in a Medical Emergency FRIDAY, April 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A growing number of U.S. emergency rooms are giving patients medication through the nose instead of via injections or IVs, new research shows. The new approach "is easy, fast and noninvasive," wrote emergency department pharmacist Megan Rech and colleagues from Loyola University Health System in Maywood, Ill. Doctors or nurses simply place an atomizer attached to a syringe in the patient's nostril. When they push a p...

  • Waist Size, Not Weight, May be Key to Life Span

    Posted: 04/29/2017

    Waist Size, Not Weight, May be Key to Life Span MONDAY, April 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- That spare tire you're toting around could be increasing your risk of an early death, a new study suggests. What's more, the increased risk associated with having a larger waistline occurs even if a person's body-mass index (BMI) indicates a healthy weight, said lead researcher Emmanuel Stamatakis. He's an associate professor with the University of Sydney in Australia. People who carry extra weight around the midd...

  • Walk Your Way to Better Brain Health?

    Posted: 04/29/2017

    Walk Your Way to Better Brain Health? MONDAY, April 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Just put one foot in front of the other and you'll boost your brain at the same time. That's the conclusion of a small study that found the impact of a foot while walking sends pressure waves through the arteries that increases blood supply to the brain. "New data now strongly suggest that brain blood flow is very dynamic," said researcher Ernest Greene and his colleagues at New Mexico Highlands University. Activities such ...

  • Women More Sensitive to Metal Joint Implants Than Men: Study

    Posted: 04/29/2017

    Women More Sensitive to Metal Joint Implants Than Men: Study WEDNESDAY, April 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- One reason women are more likely than men to have complications after hip or knee replacement surgery may be because they're more sensitive to the metals in joint implants, a new study suggests. Researchers reviewed the cases of more than 2,600 patients who were evaluated for unexplained pain after total hip and/or knee replacement. All had metal implants. None had signs of infection, inflammation ...

  • Women Fare Poorly With Aortic Aneurysm: Study

    Posted: 04/29/2017

    Women Fare Poorly With Aortic Aneurysm: Study WEDNESDAY, April 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Women with abdominal aortic aneurysms have far worse outcomes than men, and their treatment needs to be dramatically improved, British researchers report. An abdominal aortic aneurysm occurs when there is weakening and ballooning of the wall of the aorta -- the largest artery which carries blood from the heart through the abdomen to the rest of the body. Patients with the condition are at risk for a potentially l...

  • Who You Are May Affect Your Diet More Than Where You Shop

    Posted: 04/29/2017

    Who You Are May Affect Your Diet More Than Where You Shop FRIDAY, April 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A new study challenges the view that building supermarkets in so-called "food deserts" will help more Americans eat healthier. Food deserts are places -- often in poor, urban neighborhoods or rural areas -- without easy access to stores stocked with fresh fruit, vegetables and other healthy foods. Rand Corporation researchers surveyed nearly 1,400 households in two low-income, mostly black Pittsburgh nei...

  • What to Know About Online Dating Sites

    Posted: 04/28/2017

    What to Know About Online Dating Sites THURSDAY, April 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If you're looking for love, chances are you'll at least consider -- if not turn to -- online dating sites. But how can you make a successful romantic computer connection? Experts say that one key is picking the right dating sites. First, consider the old adage that you get what you pay for. Free sites may be more appealing to those who are just looking. Sites that charge a monthly fee may attract people more interested i...

  • Want a Longer Life? Try Biking to Work

    Posted: 04/27/2017

    Want a Longer Life? Try Biking to Work THURSDAY, April 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Adding a few miles of biking each day to your commute might add years to your life span, new research suggests. The British study found that bicycling to work appeared to halve people's odds for serious disease and premature death. Researchers from the University of Glasgow in Scotland looked at the commuting habits of more than 264,000 people in the United Kingdom and tracked their health over five years. Cycling to wor...

  • White Wine May Do No Favors for a Woman's Skin

    Posted: 04/27/2017

    White Wine May Do No Favors for a Woman's Skin THURSDAY, April 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Could that glass of Chardonnay affect the condition of your skin? Maybe, according to new research that found women with certain drinking patterns had a higher risk of developing rosacea, an inflammatory skin condition. "We found white wine and liquor were significantly associated with a higher risk of rosacea," said study senior author Wen-Qing Li. He's an assistant professor of dermatology and epidemiology at B...

  • When Is It Safe to Drive With Type 1 Diabetes?

    Posted: 04/27/2017

    When Is It Safe to Drive With Type 1 Diabetes? THURSDAY, April 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Having type 1 diabetes can raise your chances of crashing while driving, but new research offers a checklist that helps determine whether it is safe for you to get behind the wheel. The wrong amounts of insulin and other blood sugar-lowering medications can trigger dangerously low blood sugar levels, which can cause people to pass out or have seizures, the researchers explained. "People with diabetes need to reco...