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Folic Acid Supplements Don’t Affect Cancer Risk, Review Finds

This should reassure those in U.S., other countries where supplementation is common, researcher says FRIDAY, Jan. 25 (HealthDay News) — Folic acid supplements do not affect people’s risk for cancer, according to a large new review. Short-term use of these supplements is unlikely to increase or decrease overall cancer risk and has little effect on…

People May Eat More When Headlines Bear Bad News

Study suggests stressing about tough times unleashes craving for calories FRIDAY, Jan. 25 (HealthDay News) — Tough economic times can lead people to eat much more than they normally would, a recent study finds. So, to cut down on calories, tune out bad news, the study author suggests. Study participants who were given numerous messages…

Health Tip: Care for Your Mouthguard

Brush it with toothpaste (HealthDay News) — A mouthguard helps prevent damage to your teeth and mouth during sports or other physical activity. The American Dental Association suggests how to keep your mouthguard clean: Thoroughly brush the mouthguard with a toothbrush and toothpaste. Or at least rinse it before and after every use. Periodically wash…

Keeping Cold-Weather Exercise Fresh, Not Frozen

When the going gets cold, the cold get going, experts say TUESDAY, Jan. 8 (HealthDay News) — When the mercury hits the freezing mark and the snow starts to fall, routine exercise habits may be among the first things to freeze over. But this year a couple of fitness experts are standing up to Mother…

Breast Milk Contains More Than 700 Bacteria Types: Study

This may play a helpful role in babies’ digestion, immune systems TUESDAY, Jan. 8 (HealthDay News) — Breast milk contains more than 700 species of bacteria, which is more than previously believed, according to a new study. Breast milk from overweight mothers or those who put on more weight than recommended during pregnancy, however, had…