Health Tip: Eating Because You're Bored?
(HealthDay News) -- People who overeat often do so because
they're bored, rather than hungry.
Health Tip: Make Healthier Fast Food Choices
(HealthDay News) -- When you need a quick bite and a fast food
drive-through is the nearest culinary offering, you may not have to
settle for junk food.
Sunshine Linked to Lower Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk: Study
TUESDAY, Feb. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Older women who've had
regular exposure to sunlight may be less likely to develop
rheumatoid arthritis, new findings indicate.
Benefits of CT Scans May Outweigh Cancer Risk for Young Adults
TUESDAY, Feb. 5 (HealthDay News) -- The potential cancer risk
that younger adults face from exposure to CT scans pales in
comparison to the actual threat posed by health conditions driving
the use of the imaging technology, a new study indicates.
Patient Involvement Lowers Health Costs, Study Says
TUESDAY, Feb. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Patients who take an active
role in their health care have lower medical costs, according to a
Too Much TV Tied to Lower Sperm Count in Young Men
MONDAY, Feb. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Men who watch 20 hours of TV
a week may have only half as many sperm as men who watch very
little TV, a small study suggests.
Diabetes Drug May Offer 'Modest' Weight Loss for Very Obese Teens: Study
TUESDAY, Feb 5 (HealthDay News) -- The drug Byetta, approved for
adults with type 2 diabetes, appears to help severely obese teens
lose some weight, a small study found.
For Older Women, Mammograms Every 2 Years Found as Good as Annual Test
TUESDAY, Feb. 5 (HealthDay News) -- For older women ages 66 to
74, getting a mammogram every two years appears as good as getting
one every year, according to a new study.
Cancer Rates Dropping Among Black Americans
TUESDAY, Feb. 5 (HealthDay News) -- A new report finds that
cancer rates among blacks in the United States are on the decline,
especially among black men, and the improvement may have saved
almost 200,000 people from dying of the disease since the early
Health Highlights: Feb.5, 2013
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Smoking Rates Much Higher Among the Mentally Ill: CDC
TUESDAY, Feb. 5 (HealthDay News) -- The smoking rate for
American adults with mental illness is 70 percent higher than for
those without such problems, U.S. health officials reported