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  • Could Your Coffee Habit Lengthen Your Life?

    Posted: 12/10/2017

    Could Your Coffee Habit Lengthen Your Life? THURSDAY, Nov. 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Drinking three to four cups of coffee a day is not only safe for most people, it might protect against heart disease or an early death, a new review suggests. The finding, which applies to so-called "moderate" coffee drinking, stems from a review of more than 200 previous studies. The fresh analysis also linked moderate coffee drinking to a lower risk for developing prostate, endometrial, skin and liver cancers, type...

  • Can Scrotal Vein Condition Hike Heart Risks?

    Posted: 12/10/2017

    Can Scrotal Vein Condition Hike Heart Risks? FRIDAY, Dec. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A common condition in men -- enlarged veins in the scrotum -- may raise the risk for heart disease and diabetes, a new study suggests. The problem is known medically as varicoceles. It affects about 15 percent of men and can cause pain and infertility. Stanford University School of Medicine researchers wanted to find out if varicoceles increases the risk for other health problems. "Varicoceles are associated with low t...

  • Coming Soon: A Gel That Could Help Save Soldiers' Eyes

    Posted: 12/10/2017

    Coming Soon: A Gel That Could Help Save Soldiers' Eyes WEDNESDAY, Dec. 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- When eye injury strikes, the time needed to rush patients to proper care becomes crucial. Now, researchers say there may be a quick way to seal severe eye injuries until they can be treated by doctors. A team of scientists and engineers has developed a gel that changes from a fluid to a strong seal when applied to the eye. So far, the gel has only been tested on rabbits. Human clinical trials could begin i...

  • Creating Your Family Health Tree

    Posted: 12/10/2017

    Creating Your Family Health Tree THURSDAY, Dec. 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A family health history can be key to your wellness. Think of it as a family tree all about your health -- a record of your close relatives' medical conditions, lifestyle habits and even where they grew up. A family health history helps you see any increased risk of developing serious health problems, like heart disease, cancer and specific illnesses that are passed from one generation to the next. Although you can't change your...

  • Care for Caregivers

    Posted: 12/08/2017

    Care for Caregivers TUESDAY, Nov. 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Many of us will care for a parent at some point in our lives. If you're shopping or cooking for Mom or taking Dad to doctor visits, you're already a caregiver. Caregiving is often in addition to raising kids, running your own home and holding down a job. That means your stress level can soar. Besides having to make adjustments at work for time off, you may feel emotional, physical and financial strain. You may also start neglecting yourself,...

  • Can Trees Curb Asthma Flare-Ups in Polluted Cities?

    Posted: 12/07/2017

    Can Trees Curb Asthma Flare-Ups in Polluted Cities? MONDAY, Nov. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Urban air pollution can trigger asthma. But lots of trees in cities might lower the odds of a flare-up, a new British study finds. "We wanted to clarify how urban vegetation may be related to respiratory health," said study leader Ian Alcock of the University of Exeter Medical School. "We know that trees remove the air pollutants which can bring on asthma attacks, but in some situations they can also cause loca...

  • Could New 'Brain Training' Program Help Prevent Dementia?

    Posted: 11/30/2017

    Could New 'Brain Training' Program Help Prevent Dementia? FRIDAY, Nov. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- In what is being billed as a first, researchers report that healthy seniors who tried a new brain-training program were less likely to develop dementia down the road. "Everyone with a brain is at risk of dementia," noted study author Jerri Edwards. But "this is the first treatment ever shown in a clinical trial to make a difference." Edwards is a professor in the department of psychiatry and behavioral ne...

  • Can Girls Help Boost Boys' Reading Scores?

    Posted: 11/29/2017

    Can Girls Help Boost Boys' Reading Scores? FRIDAY, Nov. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Boys tend to pay more attention in school when there are girls around, and new research suggests it's not just about how the girls look. The study found that young men got better reading marks in school when they were outnumbered by young women in the classroom. Researchers reviewed the reading test scores of more than 200,000 15-year-olds. The teens came from more than 8,000 secondary schools with both boys and girls. ...

  • Could Your Cat Give You 'Bird Flu?'

    Posted: 11/28/2017

    Could Your Cat Give You 'Bird Flu?' WEDNESDAY, Nov. 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. scientists are reporting a case of a veterinarian who apparently caught "bird flu" from an infected cat at a New York City animal shelter. The case occurred in December 2016. The unnamed veterinarian got through the battle with the H7N2 strain of influenza, but the cat died, according to researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In the past, people -- often poultry workers -- have contracted a...

  • Calm Parents Help Calm Kids With ADHD

    Posted: 11/28/2017

    Calm Parents Help Calm Kids With ADHD THURSDAY, Nov. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- As challenging as it can be to raise a child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), new research offers biological evidence that calm, positive parenting may help these kids master their own emotions and behaviors. The study was conducted with parents of preschool children with the developmental disorder. The physiological effects of using compliments and praise instead of yelling and criticizing were almost...