Health Tip: Monitor a Blister
(HealthDay News) -- A blister usually can be managed at home
with careful cleaning. But it's important to watch for signs of
Health Tip: Choosing Sunglasses
(HealthDay News) -- Sunglasses are more than just fashionable,
they also reduce the risk of sun damage to your eyes.
Gardens a Center of Calm for People With Dementia
WEDNESDAY, July 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Spending time in a
garden might help soothe the agitation that commonly strikes people
with dementia, a new review suggests.
Even Thinking an Odor is Harmful May Spur Asthma Symptoms
WEDNESDAY, July 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For patients with
asthma, just believing an odor is potentially harmful is enough to
trigger airway inflammation for at least 24 hours, a new study
Blood Test Might Help Prevent Certain Birth Defects
TUESDAY, July 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A simple blood test
could help prevent neural tube birth defects such as spina bifida,
new research finds.
Annual COPD Costs To Hit $49 Billion by 2020: CDC
WEDNESDAY, July 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Medical costs for
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in the United States
are more than $32 billion each year, according to new research from
the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Adults Who've Abused Alcohol May Be at Risk for Memory Problems
WEDNESDAY, July 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Middle-aged adults
with a history of alcohol abuse are more than twice as likely as
others to develop severe memory problems later in life, according
to a new study.
Could a Blood Test Predict Suicide Risk?
WEDNESDAY, July 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Clues to whether a
person is at risk for suicide could lie in a simple blood test, a
new study suggests.
Fruits, Veggies May Have Their Limits in Boosting Lifespan
TUESDAY, July 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The nutrients in
fruits and vegetables are vital to good health and a long life, but
only up to a point. Once you've hit five servings of fruits and
vegetables each day, additional daily servings don't appear to
boost longevity, a new research review suggests.
Extreme Weather Kills 2,000 in U.S. Each Year: CDC
WEDNESDAY, July 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Each year in the
United States, at least 2,000 Americans die from extreme heat or
cold, floods or lightning, health officials said Wednesday.
Health Highlights: July 30, 2014
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