Need to Boost Your Memory? Then Get Your Zzzz's

THURSDAY, Dec. 31, 2015 — A good night’s sleep can help you remember new faces and names, researchers report.
The researchers showed 20 photos of faces with matching names to 14 volunteers in their 20s. Twelve hours later, participants were shown…
Source: Topamax

Asthma May Be Linked to Shingles Risk

THURSDAY, Dec. 31, 2015 — People who suffer from asthma may be more likely to develop the painful skin condition known as shingles, a new study suggests.
The finding builds on previous research that suggested a link between childhood asthma and…
Source: Topamax

Too Often, CPAP Is Only Sleep Apnea Treatment Offered

THURSDAY, Dec. 31, 2015 — More than half of those diagnosed with sleep apnea fail to stick with the standard treatment for the condition, the CPAP mask, a new study says.
And most aren’t given additional options or referred to a specialist, even…
Source: Topamax

Drowsy Drivers Pose Risks to Others, Themselves

THURSDAY, Dec. 31, 2015 — Hitting the road for a New Year’s gathering? Crossing the highway rumble strip is a sign that you’re too sleepy to drive, researchers report.
Sleepiness affects your ability to make decisions, and ignoring a rumble strip…
Source: Topamax

Health Highlights: Dec. 31, 2015

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Blue Bell Creameries Probed for Deadly Listeria Outbreak
Blue Bell Creameries is being investigated by the U.S. Department of Justice in…
Source: Topamax

Health Tip: Prepare Leafy Greens

– If you’re planning to serve leafy greens with dinner, make sure you’re preparing them properly.
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics advises:

Wash your hands for 20 seconds with soap and warm water before handling greens.
Toss any greens that…
Source: Topamax

Health Tip: Is Stress Affecting Your Health?

– While stress is a normal part of life, it can negatively affect your physical and mental health if it gets out of control.
The Cleveland Clinic suggests you speak with your doctor if you:

Notice a significant decline in your performance at…
Source: Topamax