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Bike Lanes Do Help Keep Cyclists Safe

Bike Lanes Do Help Keep Cyclists Safe

Latest Exercise & Fitness News FRIDAY, May 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Here’s a finding that should ease the minds of those who ride their bicycles to work: Bike lanes protect them as they pedal to their destination. Researchers found they act as a calming mechanism on traffic, slowing cars and reducing deaths. The researchers […]

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Variations on the Plank: Popular Exercise for Your Core

Variations on the Plank: Popular Exercise for Your Core

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News FRIDAY, May 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The plank is one of the most popular exercises, surpassing sit-ups and crunches for effective core work. Planks are thought of as ergonomic, meaning they’re done without going against the natural curves of your body. Planks can be difficult […]

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Health Tip: Your Child’s Runny Nose

Health Tip: Your Child’s Runny Nose

(HealthDay News) — A runny nose usually starts when your child’s cold is on the mend, says the American Academy of Family Physicians. Latest Cold and Flu News Mucus from a runny nose helps wash the cold virus out of the nose and sinuses. After a few days, the mucus may change to a white […]

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FDA to Hold First Public Meeting on CBD

FDA to Hold First Public Meeting on CBD

THURSDAY, May 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A public meeting on CBD products will be held Friday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, with the goal of gathering information on products that contain CBD. Latest Chronic Pain News It’s the FDA’s first public meeting on CBD and the first step toward regulating it, NBC […]

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Forget Fasting Before That Cholesterol Test

Forget Fasting Before That Cholesterol Test

Latest Cholesterol News THURSDAY, May 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — For folks who hate to fast before getting a blood test to check their cholesterol levels, a new study delivers some good news. Most people may not have to abstain from everything but water before having the test, the study found. “We hope this study […]

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A New Way to Fight a Previously ‘Inoperable’ Pancreatic Cancer

A New Way to Fight a Previously ‘Inoperable’ Pancreatic Cancer

Latest Cancer News THURSDAY, May 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A new treatment protocol for locally advanced pancreatic cancer can enable surgical removal of previously inoperable tumors and improve survival rates, according to a new study. “Locally advanced” pancreatic cancer is confined to the pancreas, but the tumor still involves major abdominal blood vessels and […]

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U.S. Cancer Cases, Deaths Continue to Fall

U.S. Cancer Cases, Deaths Continue to Fall

Latest Cancer News THURSDAY, May 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Good news on a major killer: U.S. cancer deaths continued to fall between 1999 and 2016. So finds the latest Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, from a consortium of leading cancer organizations. The report also found that the rate of […]

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What are the best natural mosquito repellents?

What are the best natural mosquito repellents?

People looking for alternatives to synthetic mosquito repellents may find that some natural repellents are effective in protecting them from bites. These products are also likely to be less toxic to humans and the environment.Natural repellents and some essential oils may be effective in keeping mosquitoes away because they block their sense of smell, making […]

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What to know about popping joints

What to know about popping joints

Popping joints are common. Some researchers used to think the popping sound was an air bubble between collapsing bones, while others believed the sound came from the recoil of muscle ligaments. Doctors call popping joints crepitus. Many people dislike the sound of popping or cracking joints, even though healthy joints can make noises. One 2017 […]

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Tips for staying up all night

Tips for staying up all night

Getting enough sleep is essential for people’s mental and physical wellbeing. However, there are times when a person needs to stay up all night for homework, studying, or work. Staying up very late disrupts the body’s natural sleep-wake cycle, which can affect a person’s mental functioning and energy levels the next day. Frequently staying up […]