Do Your Gut Bacteria Affect Your Diabetes Meds?

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The bacteria living in your digestive system might determine how your body processes diabetes medications, a new review suggests. Researchers combed through more than 100 published studies conducted…

Flexibility: A Must at Every Age

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Flexibility is a component of all types of movement -- from everyday activities to the most rigorous exercises. Being flexible helps you stay mobile and avoid injury. Yet flexibility training often…

Head to the Movies, Museums to Keep Depression at Bay

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Movies, the theater and other cultural events can help you fight the blues as you age. And the more you go, the less depressed you'll be, new research suggests. The British study showed that…

Follow the Mediterranean Diet for Weight Loss, Too

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- When the 2015 U.S. Dietary Guidelines were released, they included details for following the Mediterranean-style diet. That's the way of eating in countries that border the Mediterranean Sea and…

The Secret Behind Chicken Soup's Medical Magic

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Many people rely on chicken noodle soup to soothe a cold, but few know exactly why the warm broth brings relief. But one dietitian can explain its magic. "Studies have shown that a hearty…

Certain Birthmarks Warrant Quick Treatment, Pediatricians Say

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- For common birthmarks, doctors should abandon the traditional wait-and-see approach, a leading group of pediatricians says. Instead, physicians should try to identify those that could cause scarring…

Loneliness Doesn't Take a Holiday

TUESDAY, Dec. 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Though this is the time of year when family and friends gather and connect, loneliness remains a serious public health issue in the United States, an expert on aging says. More and more Americans…

A Holiday Guide to Portion Sizes

TUESDAY, Dec. 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- It's not just a sign of the holiday season. Food servings have been getting supersized everywhere, from restaurants to grocery shelves. So it can be hard to know what a recommended portion size actually…

How to Handle Holiday Stressors

TUESDAY, Dec. 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- While others are decking the halls, many people find the holidays trigger anxiety and depression. Stress can arise from financial strain, dealing with difficult relatives or trying to create the…

Building the Bonds of Friendship

TUESDAY, Dec. 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- It's well known that having friends plays a big part in our emotional and physical well-being. And while friendships make life more rewarding at every age, we're now learning that as we get older, quality…

Holidays' Pitfalls for Those With Food Allergies

MONDAY, Dec. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Holiday get-togethers can be risky for people with food allergies. About 15 million people in the United States have one or more food allergies. "It's unfortunate that there's been such an uptick…

Holidays' Pitfalls for Those With Food Allergies

MONDAY, Dec. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Holiday get-togethers can be risky for people with food allergies. About 15 million people in the United States have one or more food allergies. "It's unfortunate that there's been such an uptick…