Even Living Near a Farm Might Help Prevent Allergies

TUESDAY, May 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- While allergists have long known that farm life helps prevent allergies in kids, new research shows the benefit might even extend to adults who live near a farm. The findings "are indicative of potentially…

What Foods Can Hasten, or Delay, Menopause?

MONDAY, April 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- What women eat might determine when they enter menopause, new research suggests. After tracking more than 35,000 British women for four years, investigators found that menopause tended to start earlier…

Mid-Life Stresses May Be Tied to Late-Life Dementia Risk

MONDAY, April 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Anxiety during middle age might signal impending dementia, a new analysis suggests. Although millions of Americans suffer from moderate to severe anxiety, it's not clear how it is linked to dementia…

No One-Size-Fits-All for Hydrating During Sports

MONDAY, April 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Waiting until you're thirsty to drink during sports could lead to dehydration and poorer performance, a new study finds. "Drinking only to thirst typically leads to significant dehydration, which…

Even a 'Bad' Flu Vaccine Could Save 61,000 Lives: Study

MONDAY, April 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A truly dismal flu vaccine could still save thousands of lives, as long as roughly 40 percent of Americans got their shots, new research suggests. At that coverage level, a vaccine that was only…

Music May Calm the Agitation of Alzheimer's

MONDAY, April 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Music therapy might help ease the anxiety and agitation that plagues many Alzheimer's patients, researchers suggest. "People with dementia are confronted by a world that is unfamiliar to them, which…

Black Heart Failure Patients Less Likely to See a Cardiologist

MONDAY, April 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Among heart failure patients, black people are much less likely than white people to have their care overseen by a cardiologist, a new study finds. Previous research has shown that receiving care…

Study Debunks Idea That Epilepsy Can Hamper Fertility

MONDAY, April 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Having epilepsy doesn't appear to lower a woman's chances of becoming pregnant, new research finds. "Our paper is a myth-buster," said study author Dr. Page Pennell, director of research in the division…

End-of-Life Care Saves Money

MONDAY, April 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Giving very ill and dying patients palliative care shortens hospital stays and lowers costs, researchers report. Palliative care focuses on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of a serious…

'What's That Word?' Fitness Helps Seniors Find It

MONDAY, April 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Can't recall that word that's on the tip of your tongue? Exercise might help. Physical activity is tied to a host of benefits. Now, a small study finds that healthy older people who exercise regularly…

AHA: How Much Does Your Doctor Actually Know About Nutrition?

MONDAY, April 30, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Eat more fresh fruits and vegetables. Cut down on sweets and processed foods. Increase consumption of fish, nuts and legumes. This rudimentary advice has been dished out to the public…

Gardening Isn't Just for Adults

MONDAY, April 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Still having a hard time getting your kids to eat fruits and veggies? Studies show one solution is to grow your own. Kids get excited as they watch a garden yield fresh foods and are more motivated…