Health Tip: Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D?
(HealthDay News) -- Vitamin D is essential for healthy bones and
teeth. According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, it
can also help protect against chronic disease, including diabetes,
heart disease and cancer.
Eating Breakfast May Lead Teen Moms to Better Health
TUESDAY, Feb. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Teenagers, generally not
renowned for their good eating habits, tend to have healthier
weights and snacking habits when they start the day with breakfast,
Stress Fractures Hitting High School Athletes
TUESDAY, Feb. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Stress fractures linked to
overuse may be more common than thought among high school athletes,
especially among those who participate in running-related sports, a
new study finds.
Calorie Labels Don't Affect Kids' Fast-Food Choices
TUESDAY, Feb. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Posting calorie counts of
menu items at fast-food restaurants doesn't appear to inspire
teenagers and parents of younger children to order less-fattening
meals, new research finds.
Kids Learn to Work Together Early, Study Finds
TUESDAY, Feb. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Some adults may want to
take a lesson from young children who've demonstrated that even at
the early age of 3, children have a sense of what's fair,
Pedal Your Way to Better Health, at Work
MONDAY, Feb. 14 (HealthDay News) -- A mini exercise bike that
can be used while working at a desk could help improve the health
of office workers and others with sedentary jobs, according to a
Study Links MS to Brain Chemical Deficiency
TUESDAY, Feb. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Multiple sclerosis is
associated with reduced levels of an important neurotransmitter,
noradrenaline -- a shortage caused by damage to an area of the
brain called the locus coeruleus (LC), researchers have found.
Popular Bone Drugs Linked to Reduced Colon Cancer Risk
TUESDAY, Feb. 15 (HealthDay News) -- People who take drugs
called bisphosphonates to prevent bone loss may also reduce their
risk of developing colorectal cancer by almost 60 percent compared
to those not on the drugs, a new study suggests.
Experts Issue New Heart Disease Guidelines for Women
TUESDAY, Feb. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Preventing heart attacks
and strokes is very similar in women and men, with a few small but
important differences, according to new guidelines from the
American Heart Association.
Blacks Readmitted to Hospital More Than Whites: Study
TUESDAY, Feb. 15 (HealthDay News) -- After leaving the hospital
for treatment of three common conditions, older black people are
more likely to be readmitted within 30 days than older white
people, a new study finds.
PSA Test Cut-off Could Signal Low-Risk Prostate Cancer
TUESDAY, Feb. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Men who have a low
prostate-specific antigen (PSA) score when they're first tested may
not need to be screened annually and probably don't need to undergo
a biopsy, a new study suggests.
Zinc May Help Ease Common Cold: Analysis
TUESDAY, Feb. 15 (HealthDay News) -- A review of data from 15
trials suggests that the zinc supplements so many Americans pop at
the first sign of a cold may, in fact, cut the length and severity