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Health Tip: Stroke Warning Signs

Health Tip: Stroke Warning Signs

Latest Heart News (HealthDay News) — Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the United States, says the American Stroke Association. The association mentions these warning signs: Face drooping. Is the person’s smile uneven or lopsided? Arm weakness. Is one arm weak or numb? Speech. Is speech […]

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AHA News: He Got a New Heart, Then Cancer, Then Another Heart

AHA News: He Got a New Heart, Then Cancer, Then Another Heart

Latest Heart News WEDNESDAY, Dec. 4, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — When Trenton Cary was 11 months old, mom Valerie could tell he didn’t feel well, so she scheduled a doctor’s appointment. But she quickly realized it couldn’t wait. She and her husband, David, rushed their son to an emergency room – in the […]

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Health Tip: Reducing Soreness in Muscles

Health Tip: Reducing Soreness in Muscles

Pictures of the 7 Most Effective Exercises to Do at the Gym or Home (and Tips to Improve Form) See how to properly perform seven exercises including squats, lunges, crunches, and the bend-over row. Good technique is a must for effective and safe workouts. Read more: Pictures of the 7 Most Effective Exercises to Do […]

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Run Smart This Winter — Here’s How

Run Smart This Winter — Here’s How

Latest Exercise & Fitness News WEDNESDAY, Dec. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Cold, wet winter weather doesn’t have to put the kibosh on your running. Just follow some basic advice to help you maintain your exercise program safely. Before you head outside, check the forecast for temperature, wind and moisture. This is key in planning […]

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Stomach Flu (Gastroenteritis) Symptoms, Signs Treatment Remedies, Diet

Stomach Flu (Gastroenteritis) Symptoms, Signs Treatment Remedies, Diet

What are the most common causes of the stomach flu (gastroenteritis)? Viral causes of stomach flu The most prevalent cause of gastroenteritis in the U.S. and the world is Norovirus. It causes about 50%-70% of viral gastroenteritis cases, while Rotavirus, Astrovirus, Adenovirus, and Sapovirus strains cause most of the other viral gastroenteritis infections. Norovirus also […]

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

REFERENCES: “Irritable Bowel Syndrome.” American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. 2015. <https://www.fascrs.org/patients/disease-condition/irritable-bowel-syndrome-0>. Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America. “IBS and IBD: Two Very Different Disorders.” Published June 2012.<http://www.ccfa.org/resources/ibs-and-ibd-two-very.html> Dalton, Christine B., and Douglas A. Drossman. “The Use of Antidepressants in the Treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Other Functional GI Disorders.” UNC Center for […]

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Another Downside to Vaping: Higher Odds for Depression

Another Downside to Vaping: Higher Odds for Depression

Latest Depression News By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Vaping, already linked to lung damage, may also have harmful psychological effects, a new study suggests. The researchers found a strong association between vaping and depression in a study of nearly 900,000 U.S. adults. The apparent culprit: nicotine. “There is a […]

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Study Links Hair Straighteners, Dyes to Breast Cancer

Study Links Hair Straighteners, Dyes to Breast Cancer

Latest Cancer News WEDNESDAY, Dec. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Could permanent hair dyes and chemical straighteners raise a woman’s risk of breast cancer? A new study suggests they could. Researchers analyzed data from nearly 47,000 U.S. women, followed for an average of more than eight years as part of the federally funded Sisters Study. […]