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Climate Change a ‘Threat to Human Well-Being,’ Scientists Say

Climate Change a ‘Threat to Human Well-Being,’ Scientists Say

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Prevention & Wellness News TUESDAY, Nov. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A global coalition of more than 11,000 scientists warns that planet Earth is facing a “climate emergency” that will cause “untold human suffering” unless drastic steps are taken. The warming climate is already taking a toll on human health, […]

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Health Tip: Bundle Up on Cold, Windy Days

Health Tip: Bundle Up on Cold, Windy Days

(HealthDay News) — Heavy winds and chilly temps can quickly lower your body temperature, says the National Institutes of Health. Latest Prevention & Wellness News The NIH provides advice for dressing for the cold and wind: Wear loose layers of clothing. The air between layers helps keep you warm. Put on a hat and scarf. […]

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Nestle Toll House Cookie Dough Products Recalled

Nestle Toll House Cookie Dough Products Recalled

MONDAY, Nov. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Ready-to-bake refrigerated Nestle Toll House Cookie Dough products have been recalled due to the potential presence of rubber pieces. Latest Prevention & Wellness News The recall covers bars, tubs and tube-shaped chubs with batch codes that begin with 9189 through batch codes that begin with 9295. These recalled […]

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Could Tissue-Sealing Tape One Day Replace Stitches?

Could Tissue-Sealing Tape One Day Replace Stitches?

Latest Prevention & Wellness News THURSDAY, Oct. 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Double-sided tape that quickly binds tissues shows promise in animal tests and may eventually offer an alternative to surgical sutures, researchers report. “There are over 230 million major surgeries all around the world per year, and many of them require sutures to close […]

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Report Finds Americans’ Health Is Flagging

Report Finds Americans’ Health Is Flagging

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Prevention & Wellness News WEDNESDAY, Oct. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The United States just received its annual checkup, and the news isn’t good. Life expectancy has declined over the past three years, driven down by increasing rates of suicides and drug overdoses. Electronic cigarette use among teens nearly doubled […]

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Health Tip: Signs of Nicotine Withdrawal

Health Tip: Signs of Nicotine Withdrawal

(HealthDay News) — Nicotine typically is as addictive as heroin, says the University of California San Francisco. Latest Prevention & Wellness News Within minutes of smoking, the brain releases chemicals that give users a rush. Smokers then get hooked on this pleasant feeling. And when people stop smoking, withdrawal side effects commonly appear. The school […]

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Health Tip: Hand Swelling During Exercise

Health Tip: Hand Swelling During Exercise

(HealthDay News) — Hand swelling during exercise is a common issue. Exercise increases blood flow to your heart, lungs and working muscles and may reduce blood flow to your hands. Latest Prevention & Wellness News Experts believe reduced blood flow may lead to widening blood vessels in the hand, and subsequent swelling, says Mayo Clinic. […]

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Health Tip: Electrical Safety

Health Tip: Electrical Safety

(HealthDay News) — Charging your laptop and plugging in the coffeemaker may be second nature. But when dealing with electricity, the National Fire Protection Association urges people to keep safety in mind. Latest Prevention & Wellness News The NFPA provides electrical safety advice for consumers: Have all electrical work done by a qualified electrician. Only […]