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Losing Weight May Improve Sleep Quality

Shedding pounds through diet alone or diet and exercise aided shuteye, researchers say TUESDAY, Nov. 6 (HealthDay News) — Losing weight can help people who are overweight get a better night’s sleep, according to a new study. And sleep quality seems to improve whether the weight loss is achieved through dieting alone or by combining…

Health Tip: Talking to Your Doctor About Weight

Questions to focus on (HealthDay News) — It can be embarrassing to talk with your doctor about weight. But he or she can help you choose a weight-loss plan, including specifics on any diet or lifestyle changes you’ll need to make. The Weight-Control Information Network offers these pointers for a weight-loss discussion between you and…

Gene-Tweaked Tomatoes, Probiotics Aim to Lower Your Cholesterol

Mouse and human trials show nonpharmaceuticals have beneficial effect By E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 5 (HealthDay News) — People who took a probiotic supplement containing a beneficial bacteria saw their cholesterol levels improve, and a freeze-dried concoction made from a genetically engineered tomato had a similar effect on mice, two new studies show. The…

Controversial Alternative Heart Treatment Shows Hint of Benefit

But this is the first rigorous study of chelation therapy and more research is needed, experts say By E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 5 (HealthDay News) — A controversial alternative treatment known as chelation therapy, in which a special infusion seeks to remove heavy metals from the body, did show modest benefits for heart patients,…

Health Tip: Exercise Isn’t Always Expensive

Here are less costly options (HealthDay News) — Exercise doesn’t have to amount to a monthly pass to the neighborhood gym. The U.S. Weight-Control Information Network offers these inexpensive exercise suggestions: Take a walk or run around a local park, or the track at a nearby school. Go for a brisk walk around the nearest…