Posted 2:00 PM 4/1/2013 by Robert Preidt
MONDAY, April 1 (HealthDay News) -- People who use drugs called glucocorticoids -- a class of steroids -- are at increased risk for blood clots in their veins, according to a new study.
Glucocorticoids are anti-inflammatory drugs widely used to treat conditions such as chronic obstructive (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 3/29/2013 by Robert Preidt
FRIDAY, March 29 (HealthDay News) -- People with untreated depression may not gain the full benefits of certain healthy lifestyle habits, according to a new study.
The anti-inflammatory effects typically associated with exercise and light to moderate alcohol consumption may be hindered by (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 3/28/2013 by Robert Preidt
THURSDAY, March 28 (HealthDay News) -- Men obsessed with muscle-building lean toward traditional ideas of masculinity, while men fixated on being thin likely associate with more feminine stereotypes, according to new research.
Guys consumed by the idea that they (More)
Posted 5:00 AM 3/27/2013 by Diana Kohnle
(HealthDay News) -- When muscle cramps strike, there are things you can do to ease the pain and get moving again.
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons offers these suggestions:
Posted 5:00 AM 3/26/2013 by Diana Kohnle
(HealthDay News) -- Excessive alcohol consumption can trigger many problems with your body, particularly when it comes to athletic performance.
The American Council on Exercise lists these ways that alcohol can impact your body's ability to perform:
Posted 2:00 PM 3/25/2013 by By Amy Norton
MONDAY, March 25 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults who harbor certain infections, such as the herpes cold sore virus, may have poorer thinking and memory abilities than their peers, a new study suggests.
Researchers found that of more than 1,600 older adults, those with signs of chronic (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 3/24/2013 by Robert Preidt
SUNDAY, March 24 (HealthDay News) -- Lightning safety is an important issue for people who enjoy outdoor recreational and sports activities, according to the National Athletic Trainer's Association.
During the past decade, lightning caused an average of 42 deaths a year in the United (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 3/23/2013 by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
SATURDAY, March 23 (HealthDay News) -- The complication rate for hip arthroscopy, a minimally invasive surgical procedure to repair damage to the inside of the joint, is higher than previously thought, a new study finds.
The researchers said previous reports on complications were not (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 3/22/2013 by Robert Preidt
FRIDAY, March 22 (HealthDay News) -- If physicians think their own fitness is important, chances are they'll advise exercise for their patients too, a new study finds.
The research found that physically fit doctors were more likely to push for physical activity in patients than inactive (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 3/21/2013 by Robert Preidt
THURSDAY, March 21 (HealthDay News) -- Despite beliefs to the contrary, overweight people with a serious mental illness are able to make the lifestyle changes necessary to lose weight, a new study found.
The study included 291 overweight or obese patients with a serious mental illness (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 3/20/2013 by By Randy Dotinga
WEDNESDAY, March 20 (HealthDay News) -- A Vietnamese immigrant in California died of a massive infection with parasitic worms that spread throughout his body, including his lungs. They had remained dormant until his immune system was suppressed by steroid drugs used to treat an inflammatory (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 3/19/2013 by Robert Preidt
TUESDAY, March 19 (HealthDay News) -- Adults who suffer a stroke before age 50 are more likely to die over the following 20 years than those who did not have a stroke, a new study finds.
"Approximately 10 percent of strokes occur in patients under 50 years old, and the incidence of stroke (More)