Half of Americans Trying to Slim Down

THURSDAY, July 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- In a country where four out of 10 adults are obese, it's probably good news that half of U.S. adults say they've recently tried to shed some pounds. They did this most often through exercise,…

Green Space: A Gateway to Better Health?

WEDNESDAY, July 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Maybe there's good reason why open, unspoiled stretches of land are often referred to as God's country. New research from Britain suggests that getting close to nature is beneficial to your health. The…

'Heading' Soccer Balls May Be Bad for Balance

WEDNESDAY, July 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Balance problems may be more common in soccer players who "head" the ball more often than their fellow athletes, a small study found. The study included 20 soccer players, average age 22, who were…

High Blood Pressure Threatens Aging Brain, Study Says

WEDNESDAY, July 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Here's yet another reason to get your blood pressure under control: High blood pressure later in life may contribute to blood vessel blockages and tangles linked to Alzheimer's disease, new research…

Report Warns of Dog Illness That Can Spread to Owners

WEDNESDAY, July 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A bacteria carried by dogs that haven't been neutered can produce flu symptoms in humans and potentially jeopardize a pregnancy, a new study suggests. Brucellosis infection is most commonly spread…

Yet Another Reason Why It's Hard to Stop Smoking

WEDNESDAY, July 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Could losing their sense of identity be one reason why so many smokers find it hard to kick the habit? That's the conclusion of new research out of Britain. "When people attempt to quit smoking,…

Seniors, Feeling Young Is a State of Mind

WEDNESDAY, July 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- For seniors who feel years younger than they really are, a new study suggests it might not be their imagination. "We found that people who feel younger have the structural characteristics of a…

AHA: Doctor Makes Lifesaving House Call in His Own Home

WEDNESDAY, July 11, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Stephanie and Matt Austin went to a Philadelphia Phillies game one Saturday night, then headed to their new beach house, eager to sleep late the next morning. Those plans were ruined…

FDA Slaps Stronger Warnings on Potent Class of Antibiotics

WEDNESDAY, July 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A powerful class of antibiotics will now come with stronger safety warnings about dangerous drops in blood sugar and neurological side effects that can include delirium and memory problems, the U.S.…

Neurological Fallout From Ebola Infection Worse Than Thought

WEDNESDAY, July 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Ebola virus survivors may suffer greater long-term neurological consequences than doctors have believed, a small study suggests. In some cases, the problems were so severe that survivors could…

Quitting Smoking? Even a Little Exercise Can Help You Stay Slim

WEDNESDAY, July 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Fear of weight gain can keep many smokers from kicking the habit. But a new study involving older women might help change that: It found that for those who quit, even a bit of exercise helped keep…

3 Ways to Promote Healthier Eating

WEDNESDAY, July 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Eating a healthful diet is easier when nutritious foods are more accessible. But it's not enough to simply buy better choices. To make a habit of choosing healthy over less-healthy options, you…