Does Hope Have a Dark Side?
THURSDAY, Aug. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Imagine suffering from a
chronic illness that challenges you every single day. You have
aches and pains, difficulty getting around and sometimes suffer
from surprising decreases in energy. You take fistfuls of
medication for relief and endure countless medical procedures to
keep the illness from progressing.
Record Heat Requires Exercise Precautions
THURSDAY, Aug. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Autumn may be waiting in
the wings, but the continuing summer heat and humidity means that
you need to be careful when exercising outdoors.
Bird Flu Detection Takes a Novel Turn
THURSDAY, Aug. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Bloodhounds, you've now
got some unusual company: Trained mice were able to detect bird flu
in ducks, according to novel research.
Black Rice May Be Cheap Source of Antioxidants
THURSDAY, Aug. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Blueberries and
blackberries have high levels of antioxidants, which help the body
deal with potentially dangerous cellular oxidation, but scientists
say they've also found a cheaper source of antioxidants for
consumers: black rice.
Eggs Being Produced by Recall Farms Safe, if Pasteurized, Experts Say
THURSDAY, Aug. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Hens at the two Iowa farms
at the center of the recall of more than half a billion eggs linked
to salmonella are still laying millions of eggs a day. And those
eggs will end up in food products ranging from salad dressings to
cookie dough to cake mixes.
CDC Revises Death Estimates From Flu
THURSDAY, Aug. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Over the past 30 years,
the number of annual flu-related deaths in the United States has
ranged from a low of about 3,300 to a high of about 49,000.