Posted 3:00 PM 2/12/2013 by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
TUESDAY, Feb. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Whether it's lush palms or piney groves, the health of trees in your neighborhood might influence your physical health, a new study suggests.
Research from the U.S. Forest Service found that the loss of 100 million trees on the East Coast and in the (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 2/6/2013 by Robert Preidt
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 6 (HealthDay News) -- The ancient Chinese discipline of Tai Chi may help modern-day stroke patients avoid debilitating falls, a small new study suggests.
Stroke survivors suffer seven times as many falls as healthy adults. These falls can cause fractures, decrease mobility (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 2/4/2013 by Robert Preidt
MONDAY, Feb. 4 (HealthDay News) -- People who live close to the equator may be more likely to have allergies and asthma than those in other parts of the world, a new study suggests.
This increased risk appears to be related to exposure to ultraviolet-B rays in (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 1/29/2013 by Robert Preidt
TUESDAY, Jan. 29 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds that people who are already ambivalent about climate change often switch their opinions based on which way the wind blows -- literally.
While Republicans and Democrats tended to stick to their guns on whether or not climate change is (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 1/21/2013 by Robert Preidt
MONDAY, Jan. 21 (HealthDay News) -- A chemical called melamine that's found in some dishware might raise your risk for kidney stones, a small new study suggests.
"Melamine is a chemical used widely in industry and found in many household products," noted one expert not connected to the (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 1/16/2013 by Robert Preidt
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 16 (HealthDay News) -- There's some good news and bad news from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on pollutants: Although emissions of toxic air pollutants in the United States continue to decline, total releases of toxic chemicals in the air, water and land are on the (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 1/8/2013 by By Randy Dotinga
TUESDAY, Jan. 8 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds that popular supplement pills and powders found for sale at many military bases, including those that claim to boost energy and control weight, often fail to properly describe their caffeine levels.
Some of these products -- also sold (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 1/3/2013 by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
THURSDAY, Jan. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Brain changes found in adults with certain gene variants linked to conditions including Alzheimer's disease, schizophrenia and autism can also be spotted in brain scans done on newborns, a new study indicates.
Researchers from the University of North (More)