Health Tip: Get Some Exercise
(HealthDay News) -- If it's difficult to motivate yourself to
exercise, a change of venue may be in order. How about the great
Depression Threatens Independence of Stroke Survivors
MONDAY, March 14 (HealthDay News) -- Stroke survivors, even if
they escape severe mental impairment, are less likely to be
independent if they are depressed, older, or have other medical
problems, say researchers.
Doctors Need to Improve Guidance on Arthritis: Study
MONDAY, March 14 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors today are more
likely to advise obese arthritis patients to lose weight than 10
years ago, but they still fall short on counseling patients to
exercise or learn about pain-management techniques, a new study
'Medical Homes' Help Kids Get Comprehensive Care
MONDAY, March 14 (HealthDay News) -- Children who have a
"medical home" -- that is, a pediatrician or nurse they see
regularly who offers comprehensive care -- are more likely to have
their medical and dental needs met, new research finds.
Eating Fish Might Protect Your Eyesight
MONDAY, March 14 (HealthDay News) -- Women who consume fish
regularly -- and the abundance of omega-3 fatty acids found in that
meal choice -- have a lower risk of developing age-related macular
degeneration (AMD), new research suggests.
Explosion Rocks 2nd Nuclear Reactor in Japan
MONDAY, March 14 (HealthDay News) -- An explosion Monday rocked
the second of three reactors at earthquake-ravaged Japan's
Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear complex, but officials insisted that
radiation levels near the facility were safe, according to news
Mental Decline May Start Years Before Alzheimer's
MONDAY, March 14 (HealthDay News) -- When Alzheimer's disease
actually starts is often not clear, but it now appears that it may
be preceded by rapid cognitive decline for up to six years before
it becomes evident, a new study suggests.
Metformin Still Best First-Line Type 2 Diabetes Drug
MONDAY, March 14 (HealthDay News) -- Although there are numerous
options in oral medications for type 2 diabetes, an older drug --
metformin -- may be the best first-line option, according to a new
analysis of research on diabetes medications.