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How Your Genes Affect the Number on Your Scale

How Your Genes Affect the Number on Your Scale

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Diet & Weight Management News THURSDAY, Sept. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Could your genes be keeping you from losing weight? While you shouldn’t use a family tendency toward wide hips or an apple shape as an excuse to stray from a healthy diet, acceptance can help you reassess your […]

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Is Strep Throat Contagious?

Is Strep Throat Contagious?

What is strep throat? If strep throat is treated with antibiotics, it is no longer contagious after 24 hours. Strep throat is a contagious throat infection usually caused by group A streptococcal bacteria. The incubation period for strep throat is between 1-5 days after being exposed to the bacteria. Strep throat is often accompanied by […]

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Sore Throat

Sore Throat

Sore throat definition and facts Picture of a Girl with Sore Throat Most sore throats are caused by viruses or mechanical causes (such as mouth breathing) and can be treated successfully at home. Sore throat symptoms include pain, burning, or scratching sensations at the back of the throat, pain when swallowing, and tenderness in the […]

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Health Tip: Preventing a Hernia

Health Tip: Preventing a Hernia

(HealthDay News) — A hernia occurs when part of the body protrudes through the wall of muscle or tissue that contains it, says Cleveland Clinic. Latest Chronic Pain News From weakened muscles to repeated strains of the abdominal and groin areas, a hernia has a variety of causes. To prevent a hernia, Cleveland Clinic suggests: […]

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What Is Your Risk for Prostate Cancer?

What Is Your Risk for Prostate Cancer?

Latest Cancer News THURSDAY, Sept. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in American men, so it’s important to know the risk factors and warning signs, an expert says. The American Cancer Society estimates there will be nearly 175,000 new prostate cancer cases in the United States this year […]

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Brain Tumor Patient Used Medical Pot, Landed in ER

Brain Tumor Patient Used Medical Pot, Landed in ER

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News WEDNESDAY, Sept. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Folks who use medical marijuana need to beware of super-concentrated products now on the market, a new case report warns. A 52-year-old brain cancer patient taking a pot concentrate to boost his appetite landed in the ER after taking a dose […]

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Cancer Drugs Sometimes Work in Unexpected Ways: Study

Cancer Drugs Sometimes Work in Unexpected Ways: Study

Latest Cancer News WEDNESDAY, Sept. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Ten cancer drugs being tested in human clinical trials appear to work — but not in the ways their developers thought they would, researchers say. “The idea for many of these drugs is that they block the function of a certain protein in cancer cells. […]

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Dementia Caregivers Often Face Sleepless Nights

Dementia Caregivers Often Face Sleepless Nights

Latest Alzheimer’s News WEDNESDAY, Sept. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Sleep loss is a problem for people who care for loved ones with dementia, which can put both caregivers and patients at risk, researchers say. Investigators at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, found caregivers lost between 2.5 to 3.5 hours of sleep a week due […]

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Eating mushrooms might reduce prostate cancer risk

Eating mushrooms might reduce prostate cancer risk

In the first study of its kind, Japanese researchers have found an association between eating mushrooms and a reduced risk of prostate cancer. Although the size of the effect is relatively small, the findings are likely to inspire further investigation. New research suggests that regularly eating mushrooms may reduce a person’s risk of prostate cancer. […]

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Does the keto diet affect cholesterol?

Does the keto diet affect cholesterol?

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