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’Chemo Brain’ May Occur Before Treatment Even Starts

Study suggests mental fog, fatigue tied to chemotherapy may be partly due to stress By Barbara Bronson GrayHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 7 (HealthDay News) — So-called “chemo brain” — problems with thinking, concentrating and remembering that are associated with receiving chemotherapy — may actually start to occur before the treatment is initiated, a small new…

Just Lowering Fat Intake Can Shed Pounds, Study Finds

Loss not as dramatic as with dieting, but weight stays off, researchers found THURSDAY, Dec. 6 (HealthDay News) — The key to a slimmer figure is not necessarily dieting, but just cutting back on fat intake, a new British study suggests. Researchers from the University of East Anglia found that simply replacing high-fat foods with…

Health Tip: Make Sure Kids Get Enough Water

Especially when they’re sick (HealthDay News) — Fever, vomiting and diarrhea can all lead to dehydration, especially when under-the-weather little ones aren’t interested in eating and drinking. The Nemours Foundation offers these tips for parents to keep sick kids well-hydrated: If your child has a sore throat, offer acetaminophen or ibuprofen to ease pain and…

Study: Cystic Fibrosis Patients Struggle to Exercise

But it is poor blood vessel function, not weakened lungs, that causes fatigue, researchers report FRIDAY, Nov. 30 (HealthDay News) — Children and teens with cystic fibrosis have impaired blood vessel function, which may affect their ability to exercise, a new study suggests. Exercise is recommended to combat lung complications associated with cystic fibrosis. Researchers…

Even Women Who Exercise Sit Too Much

Study finds that people sit more hours a day than they sleep, raising the risk of chronic health conditions By Barbara Bronson GrayHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 29 (HealthDay News) — For women who love that great, self-satisfied feeling after a workout, a new study could be a disappointing surprise. Regular exercise, the study found, does…