Well-Done Meat May Not Be Good for Your Blood Pressure

WEDNESDAY, March 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- You might think twice about how you want that steak cooked. People who like their steak well-done instead of rare might face a slightly increased risk of high blood pressure, a preliminary study…

Waning Vaccine Protection May Be Driving Rise in U.S. Mumps Cases

WEDNESDAY, March 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A resurgence of mumps among young American adults is likely as the protection provided by childhood vaccinations weakens, researchers warn. "Vaccination is the centerpiece of current public health…

Could a Pap Test Spot More Than Just Cervical Cancer?

WEDNESDAY, March 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Pap tests have helped drive down rates of cervical cancer, and a new study suggests they also could be used to detect other gynecologic cancers early. According to the study authors, tissue and…

Millions Get Wrong Treatment for Back Pain: Study

WEDNESDAY, March 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Low back pain affects 540 million people worldwide and is the leading cause of disability, but it's often treated improperly, researchers report. Their review of evidence from around the world…

Smartwatch App Might Help Detect A-Fib

WEDNESDAY, March 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Smartwatches already can help you track your heart rate. Someday they may also help detect a serious heart rhythm irregularity known as atrial fibrillation, new research suggests. "Atrial fibrillation…

Nightmares Common Among U.S. Troops, But Seldom Reported

WEDNESDAY, March 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Many U.S. military personnel are plagued by nightmares that put them at increased risk for mental health and sleep disorders, but few let doctors know, a new study shows. The study included 493…

Ice Cream That Melts in Your Mouth … Not on Your Hand

WEDNESDAY, March 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Want smoother ice cream that's also slower to melt? Scientists might have found a way to make that happen. The secret, they say: adding extract from the banana plant. "Our findings suggest…

Climate Change Will Bring Hotter Summers to U.S.

WEDNESDAY, March 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Get ready for extreme heat. Researchers warn that climate change will soon trigger more severe summers across the United States. Heat waves -- the leading cause of weather-related deaths in the…

AHA: Lesbian and Gay Adults Should Take Heed of Their Heart Health

WEDNESDAY, March 21, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Lesbian, gay and bisexual adults are more likely than heterosexuals to have poor cardiovascular health, according to preliminary findings from a new study. The study, presented Tuesday…

Just How Safe Is Your Pet's Food?

WEDNESDAY, March 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Pet owners care deeply about what their furry family members eat. So should they worry about a new study that finds chemical preservatives known as parabens are often in dog and cat food, as well…

Wills & Living Wills

WEDNESDAY, March 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- No one likes to think about end-of-life issues, but it's important for every adult to have a will, no matter their age. Writing out a will is the first step in what's called estate planning --…

School Nurses at Ground Zero for Food Allergies

TUESDAY, March 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Food allergies are common among American kids, with nearly one-third of U.S. school nurses reporting at least one severe reaction to food among their students in the last school year, a new survey…