Category Archives: Health News

Health Tip: Invest in Protective Eyewear for Sports

Make sure they fit and work properly (HealthDay News) — Wearing protective eye gear when playing sports can help prevent serious eye injuries. The Cleveland Clinic lists these guidelines when selecting protective eyewear: Buy your eye guards at an optical store or sports store, and make sure someone familiar with your eyes and the sport…

Processed Meat May Play a Part in Early Death: Study

It found those who ate the most increased their risk of dying prematurely by 44 percent By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 6 (HealthDay News) — Grilled hot dogs and sausages may be tasty treats at ball games and picnics, but a new study of nearly 450,000 people finds that eating too much processed meat…

Short-Term Exercise Might Boost Young People’s Self-Control

Study findings, if confirmed, may have relevance for treating ADHD, autism By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 6 (HealthDay News) — Short bouts of moderately intense exercise appear to improve the self-control of youngsters and young adults, a broad review of existing research suggests. The Dutch analysis of 24 prior studies highlights the potential mental…

Steroid Shots Disappoint in Back Pain Study

Patients who got injections saw less improvement than with surgery, other treatments By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 7 (HealthDay News) — Older adults who get steroid injections for degeneration in their lower spine may fare worse than people who skip the treatment, a small study suggests. The research, published recently in the journal Spine,…

Cholesterol Levels May Vary By Season

Brazilian study doesn’t necessarily mean that heart attack or stroke risk rises in winter By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 7 (HealthDay News) — Cholesterol levels increase with winter’s arrival and drop again as warmer weather returns, a new study by Brazilian researchers suggests. “In the winter, people should be careful with their cholesterol levels,”…