WEDNESDAY, Sept. 9, 2015 — More Americans are getting health insurance as a result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which may lead to many more people getting diagnosed and treated for chronic conditions, such as diabetes, a new study contends.
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 9, 2015 — Millions of Americans may wonder what caused them to develop the chronic skin disease rosacea. New research suggests the reason is half environmental and half genetic.
On the environmental side, sun exposure is the key…
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Surgeon General: For a Healthier Life, Step It Up!
Walk your way to better health.
That’s the thrust of a new message from U.S. Surgeon General…
– Too much screen time can keep kids from much-needed exercise.
For parents who want to get their kids off the couch and into better fitness, the Mayor Clinic offers these suggestions:
Keep all TVs and computers in shared areas such as the living…
– Chewing sugar-free gum after meals can help your mouth stay fresh and reduce the risk of cavities.
The American Dental Association suggests:
Chew sugar-free gum for about 20 minutes after a meal to promote saliva production and wash bacteria…
TUESDAY, Sept. 8, 2015 — The old adage that forgiveness is divine may be true for older women, but it may always not make men feel any better, a new study suggests.
The researchers found that older women who forgave others were less likely to be…
TUESDAY, Sept. 8, 2015 — As smoking has become more expensive and inconvenient in the United States, fewer young people are lighting up, a new study shows.
“Because smoking initiation typically occurs before youth enter the workplace, smoke-free…
TUESDAY, Sept. 8, 2015 — People with a family history of obesity who believe their genes doom them to the same may “give up” and eat worse, a new study suggests.
The study found that when it comes to weight, feelings of powerlessness against one’s…
TUESDAY, Sept. 8, 2015 — In a carefully controlled setting, psychedelic drugs such as LSD or “magic mushrooms” may benefit patients with hard-to-treat anxiety, addiction or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), new research suggests.
TUESDAY, Sept. 8, 2015 — Fewer children are winding up in emergency rooms for accidental poisonings involving commonly used medications, a new U.S. government study finds.
“We think these declines are real,” said lead researcher Maribeth Lovegrove,…