Health Tip: Avoid Weight Gain During Menopause
(HealthDay News) -- Menopausal women are more prone to weight
gain, particularly in the abdominal area, due to the many hormonal
changes they face.
Health Tip: Keep Your Back Healthy
(HealthDay News) -- To help reduce your risk of a back injury,
start with living a healthier lifestyle.
Nearly Three-Quarters of U.S. Seniors Have Living Wills
WEDNESDAY, April 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A record number of
elderly Americans have living wills that explain their wishes for
end-of-life medical care or appoint a surrogate medical decision
maker, a new study finds.
More Doctors Than Consumers Favor Legalizing Medical Marijuana: Survey
WEDNESDAY, April 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The legalization of
medical marijuana has more support among U.S. doctors than among
consumers, a new survey found.
For Greater Happiness, Spend Your Money on 'Life Experiences': Study
WEDNESDAY, April 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Buying so-called
"life experiences" makes Americans happier than material goods such
as cars, but they tend to favor the latter in the mistaken belief
that they provide better value, according to a new study.
More Evidence That Probiotics Won't Ease Baby's Colic
TUESDAY, April 1 (HealthDay News)-- Giving a commonly used
probiotic to babies who have colic doesn't seem to help ease their
discomfort at all, a new Australian study finds.
White House: 7.1 Million People Signed Up for Health Insurance
TUESDAY, April 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An 11-hour surge of
consumers signing up for health insurance under the federal
Affordable Care Act pushed the number to 7.1 million participants
as the first enrollment period came to a close Monday, the White
House announced Tuesday.
CDC Salt Guidelines Too Low for Good Health, Study Suggests
WEDNESDAY, April 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Don't toss out your
salt shaker just yet: A new analysis from Denmark finds current
recommended salt guidelines may be too low.
College Football Players Have Stiffer Arteries, Study Finds
WEDNESDAY, April 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- College freshmen
football players show signs of having stiffer blood vessels than
their leaner peers who don't play football, according to new
Jury Still Out on Benefits of Vitamin D
TUESDAY, April 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Two new reports that
analyzed research on vitamin D supplements found there's no reason
to get excited yet about any possible health benefits.
Health Highlights: April 2, 2014
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
FDA Approves Under-the-Tongue Hay Fever Pill
WEDNESDAY, April 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Just in time for
the spring allergy season, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on
Wednesday approved a new under-the-tongue pill to treat hay fever
caused by certain grass pollens.