Health News

Dec182014

Fitness Linked with Lower Blood Pressure;

by Robert H. Shmerling, M.D.
Harvard Medical School

Being fit reduces the risk of high blood pressure, a large new study finds. The study included more than 57,000 adults who were part of a large, long-term exercise study. Their average age was 53. They were referred by their...read more

Categories: Women's Health, Men's Health, Diet & Fitness

Dec172014

Studies Suggest E-cigarettes May Aid Quitters

by Howard LeWine, M.D.
Harvard Medical School

E-cigarettes may help smokers to quit, a new report concludes. But it noted that there's not much research so far about these new devices. The report comes from the Cochrane Collaboration. This is an independent group that...read more

Categories: Women's Health, Men's Health, Tobacco Cessation

Dec172014

Dental Visits Vary During Pregnancy

by Nancy Volkers
InteliHealth News Service

INTELIHEALTH - Certain groups of women are more likely to visit the dentist during pregnancy, a study has found. The study was done by researchers at the University of Alberta, Canada. It included mothers who were visiting a...read more

Categories: Dental / Oral Health

Dec162014

Study: People Care about Uses of Medical Data

by Lori Wiviott Tishler, M.D.
Harvard Medical School

People may be more willing to share their health records for research than for marketing, a new study finds. In this study, how the records would be used mattered more to people than whether they gave consent. The study...read more

Categories: Women's Health, Men's Health

Dec152014

Study: Moms Using Devices Talk to Kids Less

by Claire McCarthy, M.D.
Harvard Medical School

Mothers who use their smartphones and tablets at the dinner table are less likely to interact with their kids, a new study finds. Researchers videotaped 225 mother-and-child pairs at the dinner table. The children were all 6...read more

Categories: Children's Health, Family Health

Dec122014

Compound May Help Reduce Weight Gain

by Howard LeWine, M.D.
Harvard Medical School

In early testing, a new compound appeared to help reduce weight gain, researchers said. The compound contains propionate. This is a fatty acid that is created when fiber breaks down in the colon. Among other things, propionate...read more

Categories: Women's Health, Men's Health, Weight Management

Dec112014

Study: Gout Attacks Increase at Night

by Robert H. Shmerling, M.D.
Harvard Medical School

Gout attacks are more than twice as likely to occur overnight as during the day or evening, a new study shows. It confirms a finding that many doctors and patients had observed. The study kept track of 724 people with gout for...read more

Categories: Women's Health, Men's Health, Arthritis

Dec102014

Night Bathroom Trips Common in Older Women

by Howard LeWine, M.D.
Harvard Medical School

Many older women get up often at night to use the bathroom, a study suggests. That could be just because they drank too many liquids in the evening, the authors say. But it also could be a sign of a medical problem....read more

Categories: Women's Health

Dec102014

Aortic Aneurysms Associated with Gum Disease Bacteria

by Nancy Volkers
InteliHealth News Service

INTELIHEALTH - People with a weakened area in an artery wall are more likely to have symptoms of gum disease. They also are more likely to harbor the bacteria that can cause gum disease, finds a study. The study was done in...read more

Categories: Dental / Oral Health

Dec092014

No Ultrasound Benefit Found for Dense Breasts

by Howard LeWine, M.D.
Harvard Medical School

Adding ultrasound to mammograms for all women with dense breasts will lead to more tests, cost a lot and ultimately save very few lives, a new study says. Dense breasts have more non-fatty than fatty tissue. Women with dense...read more

Categories: Women's Health, Breast Cancer, Prevention

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