Health Tip: Lower Your Blood Pressure
(HealthDay News) -- High blood pressure increases a person's
risk for heart attack, stroke, kidney disease and congestive heart
Health Tip: Understanding Heel Pain
(HealthDay News) -- When your heel starts to hurt, even walking
can be difficult and incredibly painful.
Tackling Diet, Exercise Together Produces Best Results: Study
MONDAY, April 22 (HealthDay News) -- If you're trying to get
healthy, tackling both diet and exercise is better than trying to
improve one lifestyle habit at a time, new research suggests.
Scientists Spot Cancer Metabolism Changes
SUNDAY, April 21 (HealthDay News) -- Hundreds of potential
targets for new cancer drugs that could starve tumors have been
identified by scientists who analyzed gene expression data from 22
types of malignancies.
Kids More Likely to Pick Up Warts at Home, Not Public Spaces
MONDAY, April 22 (HealthDay News) -- Contrary to conventional
wisdom, a new Dutch study has found that the most likely way
children get infected with the virus that causes warts is from
close contact with family members or classmates, rather than from
public places such as pools or communal showers.
Insurance Loss Hampers Young People With Asthma
MONDAY, April 22 (HealthDay News) -- The loss of health
insurance is the main reason asthma care for young people
deteriorates after age 18, according to a new study.
Green Spaces Boost City Dwellers' Well-Being
MONDAY, April 22 (HealthDay News) -- Parks and urban gardens may
do more than just get city dwellers back to nature -- a new British
study suggests there's also a large benefit to their overall
Popular Cinnamon Stunt Can Have Serious Lung Effects
MONDAY, April 22 (HealthDay News) -- As if parents didn't have
enough to worry about, it seems a growing number of kids are taking
the "Cinnamon Challenge" -- a stunt that has landed some in the ER,
'Clean Your Plate' Orders From Parents May Backfire for Kids
MONDAY, April 22 (HealthDay News) -- Although you might think
being a member of the "clean plate club" is something that stops
when a child is young, new research suggests that up to two-thirds
of parents still encourage teenagers to finish all the food on
their plates, even if the teen is overweight.
Health Highlights: April 22, 2013
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Using Marijuana to Treat Pain? A Pill May Outlast a Puff
MONDAY, April 22 (HealthDay News) -- A pill may work as well as
a puff when it comes to using marijuana to treat pain, according to
a small but carefully controlled new study. Pain relief from pills
may last longer, however, and may not leave people feeling as high
as they do after they smoke the drug.