Category Archives: Health News

Weight-Loss Surgery May Affect Fat-Related Genes

Swedish researchers found better body-fat control in people who had procedure THURSDAY, April 11 (HealthDay News) — Weight-loss surgery changes the levels of genes involved in burning and storing fat, a new study says. The findings may help lead to the development of new drugs that mimic this weight-loss-associated control of gene regulation, said the…

Health Tip: Keep Food Cravings at Bay at the Office

Suggestions to keep you on track with healthy eating (HealthDay News) — The office can be full of temptations that can derail your healthy eating plan, but if you’re prepared you don’t have to give in to those temptations. The American Council on Exercise lists these suggestions to help you stick to a healthy eating…

Health Tip: Clean Out Your Refrigerator

Get rid of germs and bacteria (HealthDay News) — Cleaning out your refrigerator can help wipe out germs and bacteria growing in spilled food and messes. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics lists these suggestions to help you clean out your refrigerator: Make sure your refrigerator temperature is set to below 40 degrees. Clean up…

Health Tip: Keeping Baby Chicks

Be careful handling live poultry (HealthDay News) — Baby chicks may be cute and cuddly, but they can harbor dangerous salmonella bacteria. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests how to help prevent salmonella infection from handling baby chicks: After touching baby chicks or anything in their environment, thoroughly wash hands with soap…

Google Search Trends Suggest Mental Woes Vary by Seasons

Study in U.S. and Australia found more online inquiries in winter than summer TUESDAY, April 9 (HealthDay News) — Internet searches for information about mental illnesses follow seasonal patterns, which suggests that there may be a stronger association between mental disorders and changing seasons than previously believed, a new study reports. Researchers analyzed data from…