Posted 2:00 PM 12/14/2012 by By Steven Reinberg
FRIDAY, Dec. 14 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has finalized new standards, first proposed in June, to regulate soot and other fine-particle air pollution, officials announced Friday.
The new annual standards call for reducing fine-particle pollution to 12 (More)
Posted 5:00 AM 11/28/2012 by Diana Kohnle
(HealthDay News) -- Radon is an odorless but toxic gas that can seep into buildings, including ground-level homes.
The Environmental Protection Agency, noting that radon is found in about 1 in 15 homes, says the gas can enter a structure:
Posted 7:00 AM 11/20/2012 by By Randy Dotinga
TUESDAY, Nov. 20 (HealthDay News) -- A new survey estimates that one in seven people in the United States regularly takes supplements that aren't vitamins or minerals -- such as fish oil, echinacea or ginseng -- but only 30 percent of them have had a doctor or nurse (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 11/16/2012 by By Alan Mozes
FRIDAY, Nov. 16 (HealthDay News) -- For people with Crohn's disease and colitis, relief might come in the form of swallowing microscopic parasitic pig worm eggs, according to a new animal study of that unsavory-sounding treatment.
In five young rhesus monkeys diagnosed with "idiopathic (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 11/15/2012 by By Alan Mozes
THURSDAY, Nov. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Fetal or infant exposures to flame retardant chemicals that lurk in furniture, carpets and other household items could adversely affect a child's development, a new study suggests.
Exposure to the chemicals, known as polybrominated diphenyl ethers (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 11/13/2012 by By Steven Reinberg
TUESDAY, Nov. 13 (HealthDay News) -- For black Americans suffering from heart disease, meditation might help prevent heart attacks, strokes and early death, a small new study suggests.
These benefits appear to be the results of meditation's ability to lower blood pressure, stress and (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 11/5/2012 by By E.J. Mundell
MONDAY, Nov. 5 (HealthDay News) -- People who took a probiotic supplement containing a beneficial bacteria saw their cholesterol levels improve, and a freeze-dried concoction made from a genetically engineered tomato had a similar effect on mice, two new studies show.
The research, to be (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 11/2/2012 by By Alan Mozes
FRIDAY, Nov. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Offering breast cancer patients a relatively short regimen of acupuncture alongside standard treatment can help alleviate some of the crippling fatigue that often accompanies the disease, according to a new study.
The magnitude of help that patients (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 11/1/2012 by By Kathleen Doheny
THURSDAY, Nov. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Hypnosis may help reduce hot flashes in postmenopausal women, cutting down their frequency as much as 74 percent, researchers say.
Hot flashes affect about 80 percent of women as they go through menopause. The sudden rush of (More)