Healthy Living News

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

Apr152014

More Pregnant Women Prescribed Opioid Pain Pills

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

The number of pregnant women in the United States being prescribed narcotic pain medicines has grown, says a new study. This is happening even though the risks to a developing fetus are unknown. Researchers looked at the...read more

Categories: Women's Health, Pregnancy, Medications

Apr112014

Report Questions Need for Flu-Fighting Drugs

by Howard LeWine, 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

Apr102014

High-Fat Diets Linked with Breast Cancer

by Howard LeWine, M.D.
Harvard Medical School

Diets high in saturated fat may increase the chance of developing 3 common types of breast cancer, a new study says. The study included more than 337,000 women who answered questions about diet. In the next 11½ years, about...read more

Categories: Women's Health, Breast Cancer

Apr092014

Aspirin Recommended to Prevent Preeclampsia

by Reena L. Pande, M.D.
Harvard Medical School

A daily low-dose aspirin may help prevent preeclampsia in women at high risk of this dangerous pregnancy problem, an expert group says. The new advice comes from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. This independent group...read more

Categories: Women's Health, Pregnancy, Medications

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

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