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  • Want to Leave Dinner Feeling Full? Bring on the Beans

    Posted: 01/17/2017

    Want to Leave Dinner Feeling Full? Bring on the Beans WEDNESDAY, Jan. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Legumes such as beans and peas make people feel fuller after a meal than meat, a small study shows. The study included 43 men who were served three different protein-rich meals in which patties made of beans and peas or veal and pork were a centerpiece. Not only were the vegetable patties more filling than the meat, the men ate 12 percent fewer calories at their next meal. That suggests that beans/peas pat...

  • Wearable Sensors May Spot Illness Before Symptoms Start

    Posted: 01/17/2017

    Wearable Sensors May Spot Illness Before Symptoms Start THURSDAY, Jan. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Wearable sensors to track things such as heart rate, activity and skin temperature may help you keep track of your health and warn you of impending illness, a new study suggests. Researchers recently compiled almost 2 billion measurements from 60 people. The idea is to determine baseline medical information about the participants. "We want to study people at an individual level," study senior author Micha...

  • Watching Others 'Vape' May Trigger Urge to Smoke

    Posted: 01/17/2017

    Watching Others 'Vape' May Trigger Urge to Smoke FRIDAY, Jan. 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A type of e-cigarette called a vape pen can trigger the urge to smoke among young adults as much as seeing someone smoke cigarettes, a new study contends. "The new e-cigarettes, known as vape pens, are now larger and more powerful devices," said study director Andrea King. "They have low resemblance to cigarettes, so some people were hoping they might not produce the same urge to smoke," said King, director of the...

  • Working Out? Don't Bring Your Cellphone

    Posted: 01/17/2017

    Working Out? Don't Bring Your Cellphone TUESDAY, Jan. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Talking or texting on your cell phone may spell trouble during exercise, researchers say. In two studies, they found that talking or texting on a cell phone during a workout lowers the intensity of your exercise session. More importantly, the study team noted that cell phone use affects balance, which can increase the risk of injuries. "If you're talking or texting on your cell phone while you're putting in your daily ste...

  • Why Winter Weather Brings More Flu

    Posted: 01/17/2017

    Why Winter Weather Brings More Flu TUESDAY, Jan. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Winter's first chill may bring an unwelcome guest: flu outbreaks, a new study says. Researchers looked at data on weather and flu cases in Gothenburg, Sweden, and found that flu outbreaks occurred about one week after the first stretch of cold weather and low humidity. "According to our calculations, a cold week with an average temperature below zero degree Celsius [32 degrees Fahrenheit] precedes the start of the flu epidemic...

  • Warmer Waters May Mean More Toxic Shellfish

    Posted: 01/17/2017

    Warmer Waters May Mean More Toxic Shellfish MONDAY, Jan. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Unusually warm ocean temperatures near the U.S. Pacific Northwest have been linked to dangerous levels of a natural toxin in shellfish. But, researchers report they have developed new ways to predict these toxic outbreaks. The toxin, domoic acid, is produced by marine algae, or plant life. It builds up in seafood, posing a potential threat. Consuming the toxin can be harmful to humans, the researchers said. The project ...

  • Weight-Loss Surgery Offers Long-Term Benefit to Very Obese Teens

    Posted: 01/16/2017

    Weight-Loss Surgery Offers Long-Term Benefit to Very Obese Teens FRIDAY, Jan. 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery helps severely obese teens keep extra pounds off long-term, new research confirms. However, the authors of the two new studies also found that some young people may need additional surgery to manage complications associated with their rapid post-surgery weight loss. Some young patients may also develop nutritional deficiencies after their procedure, the researchers said. These ar...

  • Want a Sharper Brain as You Age? Volunteer!

    Posted: 01/15/2017

    Want a Sharper Brain as You Age? Volunteer! THURSDAY, Jan. 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- People who are active in local community groups may have slightly sharper mental skills at the age of 50, a new study suggests. British researchers said their findings build on evidence that social engagement may help slow mental decline as people age. The findings were based on over 9,000 adults from the United Kingdom who'd been part of a long-term health study since they were children. At the ages of 33 and 50, the...

  • Weight Loss May Ease Psoriasis Symptoms, Study Finds

    Posted: 01/12/2017

    Weight Loss May Ease Psoriasis Symptoms, Study Finds WEDNESDAY, Jan. 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Could weight loss combat psoriasis? Danish researchers are reporting that obese people with the skin condition who lose 10 percent to 15 percent of their weight may see significant and lasting improvement in their symptoms. The study participants lost an average of 33 pounds over 16 weeks. A year later, those who were still about 22 pounds below their weight from the start of the study maintained their impro...

  • Why Major Zika Outbreak Is Unlikely in U.S.

    Posted: 01/11/2017

    Why Major Zika Outbreak Is Unlikely in U.S. TUESDAY, Jan. 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The United States' comfortable standard of living makes a large-scale outbreak of Zika virus unlikely, a new scientific paper suggests. Exposure to mosquitoes in the United States is limited by widespread access to clean water, air conditioning, screened doors and windows, and other household amenities that most Americans take for granted, said lead author Max Moreno-Madrinan. He's an assistant professor with Indiana U...