Exercise Options That Double as Stress-Busters

MONDAY, June 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise is a known stress buster, and different disciplines relax and tone you in a variety of ways. So, you can pick and choose from many types of exercise to go beyond physical fitness to better mental…

Pediatricians Say No to Spanking

MONDAY, June 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Most U.S. pediatricians say spanking is a bad way to discipline children. "In the past couple of decades, a tremendous amount of research has come out that shows hitting children is counterproductive…

Healthful Grilling Is as Simple as 1, 2, 3, 4

SUNDAY, June 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- While some might be wary about the cancer risks of searing a steak on a flaming grill, a few simple changes can lower that risk, a nutritionist advises. Cooking beef, pork, fish or poultry over high…

Beach, Boating and Booze Add Up to Summer Injuries

SATURDAY, June 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- You'd better think twice before taking booze to the beach or out on a boat. Alcohol increases the risk of injury and death in and on the water, safety experts warn. For example, alcohol is a factor…

The Hot Dog You Shouldn't Have

FRIDAY, June 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The scorching heat of summer poses dangers to people, but dogs also need protection from soaring temperatures, one veterinarian warns. Benjamin Brainard, director of clinical research at the University…

Exercise May Counter Effects of Obesity Genes

FRIDAY, June 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Older women who carry genes that make them prone to obesity may take comfort in new findings that suggest exercise can counter that risk. For the study, researchers analyzed data from more than 8,200…

Vitamin D May Guard Against Colon Cancer

FRIDAY, June 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The sun you get when you mow the lawn or run errands could protect you against colon cancer, new research shows. How? Sunlight prompts the production of vitamin D, and people with sufficient levels…

The Water's Great. Just Don't Overlook Safety.

FRIDAY, June 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- More than a half million people are treated for swimming-related accidents in the United States in a given year. With pools, lakes and beaches open, it's tempting to fling yourself into the water.…

Clean Skin, Hands Critical for 'Kangaroo Care' for Preemies

FRIDAY, June 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A number of infection control measures need to be taken when giving "kangaroo care" to premature babies in the neonatal intensive care unit, researchers say. This approach -- which involves meaningful…

AHA: Kids Can Drown Quickly and Silently, So Prevention Is Key

FRIDAY, June 15, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Just back from a run with her husband, Laura Metro faced a parent's worst nightmare: Her 6-year-old daughter, Maison, ran to her screaming, "I think Clay died! I think Clay died!" Metro's…

Liver Cancer a Big Threat to U.S., Other Developed Nations

FRIDAY, June 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Liver cancer cases in several developed countries have doubled in the past 25 years, due to the continuing obesity epidemic and a spike in hepatitis infections, new research suggests. Even worse,…

Kellogg's Honey Smacks Cereal Recalled Due to Salmonella Risk

FRIDAY, June 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The Kellogg Company announced Thursday it was recalling certain boxes of Honey Smacks cereal due to the possibility of contamination with salmonella. In a news release, the company said it "launched…