Healthy Living News

Apr242014

Looking at Heart Risks in Young Pot Users

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

Marijuana use may increase heart problems in young adults, especially if they are already at risk, authors of a small study say. The study was based on reports to a drug-abuse surveillance program in France. Doctors are...read more

Categories: Women's Health, Men's Health, Addiction, Heart Health

Apr232014

Night Hypoglycemia Linked to Slow Heart Rate

by Howard LeWine, M.D.
Harvard Medical School

People with diabetes may have potentially dangerous heart rhythm changes if their blood sugar drops very low at night, a new study finds. The findings may help to explain other research that has shown links between very low...read more

Categories: Women's Health, Men's Health, Diabetes, Heart Health

Apr222014

Resistant Staph Bacteria Found in Homes

by Howard LeWine, M.D.
Harvard Medical School

The "super bug" known as MRSA isn't just in hospitals, prisons and locker rooms. A new study shows that it could be in your home, too. MRSA stands for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. These staph bacteria...read more

Categories: Healthy Living, Women's Health, Men's Health

Apr182014

Foodborne Illness Stable; Salmonella Down

by Howard LeWine, M.D.
Harvard Medical School

Though salmonella rates fell, cases of food poisoning overall have remained steady in recent years, U.S. health officials say. The new report comes from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It includes cases...read more

Categories: Women's Health, Men's Health, Nutrition News

Apr172014

Related Health Problems Drop for Diabetics

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

Americans with diabetes are much less likely to develop further health problems than they were 20 years ago, a new study finds. But the actual number of people with diabetes has more than tripled. The study used data from...read more

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

Apr162014

Sleep Apnea May Increase Osteoporosis Risk

by Howard LeWine, M.D.
Harvard Medical School

People with sleep apnea are more likely to develop high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke. But a new study finds that this common breathing disorder could also increase their risk of developing osteoporosis, a...read more

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

Apr112014

Report Questions Wide Use of Anti-Flu Drugs

by Mary Pickett, M.D.
Harvard Medical School

A new report questions the practice of governments stockpiling drugs to prepare for wide-scale flu outbreaks. The nonprofit Cochrane Collaboration released the report. Cochrane assembled a group of flu experts. They reviewed...read more

Categories: Women's Health, Men's Health, Medications, Infectious Diseases

Apr082014

Milk May Help Protect Women with Arthritis

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

Women who drink more milk may be able to fend off severe osteoarthritis longer, a new study suggests. The study included 1,260 women and almost 900 men with knee arthritis. They answered questions about what they ate....read more

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

Apr042014

Diet, Exercise Cut Death Rates in Pre-diabetes

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

People with blood sugar just below diabetes levels may live longer with diet and exercise, a new study has found. The study included 438 people who were randomly assigned to a program of diet and exercise and 138 who did not...read more

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

Apr032014

Early Fitness May Help Keep Brain Agile

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

Physically fit young adults may have more nimble brains later on, a new study suggests. The study included 2,700 men and women. They were 18 to 30 years old when the study began. They were given treadmill tests that involved...read more

Categories: Men's Health, Women's Health, Mental Health, Fitness

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