Health Tip: Avoid Too Much Activity Before Bedtime
(HealthDay News) -- Your behavior and activities before bedtime
can affect how well you're sleeping at night.
Health Tip: Work Your Muscles While Gardening
(HealthDay News) -- Gardening is an enjoyable way to get
physical activity and tone your muscles.
Joint Replacement May Reinvigorate Sex Life
TUESDAY, March 19 (HealthDay News) -- Although most people get a
total hip or knee replacement to decrease pain and move around more
easily, a team of orthopedic surgeons has discovered an unexpected
benefit: people enjoy sex more after surgery.
Fewer Kids Getting Hurt in Most Sports, Study Finds
TUESDAY, March 19 (HealthDay News) -- Football has been blamed
for a growing number of injuries among young players in the past
decade, but a new study finds that football is an exception, and
injuries from most other popular sports have dropped in
Switch to Skim Milk Won't Prevent Toddler's Obesity: Study
MONDAY, March 18 (HealthDay News) -- Drinking low-fat or skim
milk does not prevent toddlers from gaining excess weight and is
actually associated with overweight and obesity in preschool
children, a new study finds.
Black Children Less Likely to Get Antibiotics: Study
TUESDAY, March 19 (HealthDay News) -- Black children are less
likely than other children to be given antibiotics and less likely
to be given the most powerful antibiotics to treat acute
respiratory tract infections, new research suggests.
Vitamin D Levels in Pregnancy May Not Affect Kids' Future Bone Health
TUESDAY, March 19 (HealthDay News) -- Women's vitamin D levels
during pregnancy do not affect their children's bone health later
in life, a new study shows.
Hormone Pills in Menopause May Carry Gallstone Side Effects
TUESDAY, March 19 (HealthDay News) -- Taking estrogen pills
increases a menopausal woman's risk of needing gallbladder surgery
to treat complications of gallstones, according to a new study.
Therapy as Good as Surgery for Some With Torn Knee Cartilage
TUESDAY, March 19 (HealthDay News) -- Physical therapy is
comparable to surgery in improving movement and reducing pain for
some patients with knee arthritis and torn knee cartilage, new
A Third of U.S. Seniors Die With Dementia, Study Finds
TUESDAY, March 19 (HealthDay News) -- There's more troubling
news for America's aging population: A new report finds that one in
every three seniors now dies while suffering from Alzheimer's or
another form of dementia.
False-Positive Mammograms Can Trigger Long-Term Distress
TUESDAY, March 19 (HealthDay News) -- Women who have a
false-positive mammogram result -- when breast cancer is first
suspected but then dispelled with further testing -- can have
lingering anxiety and distress up to three years after the
misdiagnosis, a new study finds.
Health Highlights: March 19, 2013
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
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