Posted 12:00 PM 2/8/2013 by By Steven Reinberg
FRIDAY, Feb. 8 (HealthDay News) -- The flu seems to be easing its grip on the United States, federal health officials reported Friday.
While influenza activity remained elevated, it decreased in most areas of the country during the week ending Feb. 2, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (More)
Posted 5:00 PM 2/6/2013 by Robert Preidt
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Older motorcyclists are up to three times more likely than younger riders to be seriously injured in a crash, a new study shows.
The findings are especially important in light of the growing number of older riders, the researchers added.
They (More)More Stories from 2/6/2013
Posted 2:00 PM 2/5/2013 by By Amy Norton
TUESDAY, Feb. 5 (HealthDay News) -- The blood pressure drug ramipril may make walking a bit easier for people with clogged leg arteries, new study results suggest.
Researchers found that of 212 people with peripheral artery disease (PAD), those given ramipril every day for nearly six (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 2/4/2013 by By Denise Mann
MONDAY, Feb. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Being in good shape during your 40s may help lower your risk for Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia in your senior years. And the better shape you're in, the lower this risk may be, a large new study suggests.
Nearly 20,000 healthy people (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 2/3/2013 by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
SUNDAY, Feb. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Emotionally exhausted women are much more sensitive to sounds when they are stressed, according to a new study.
For some of these women, even a normal conversation can be painful, Swedish researchers found. Doctors may need to (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 2/1/2013 by By Steven Reinberg
FRIDAY, Feb. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Continuing a trend that emerged late last month, flu activity remains high across the United States but there are reports that the number of infections may be leveling off in some regions of the country, federal health officials reported Friday.
For the (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 1/31/2013 by By Steven Reinberg
THURSDAY, Jan. 31 (HealthDay News) -- For people with heart disease, waist size may better predict risk of early death than overall weight, a new study finds.
Researchers found that normal-weight heart patients who have belly fat have worse survival odds than obese people whose excess (More)