Posted 2:00 PM 5/20/2013 by By Kathleen Doheny
MONDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) -- Obese and overweight men and women who suffer from heartburn often report relief when they lose weight, a new study shows.
The researchers tracked the effects of weight loss over a year in patients who had a persistent form of heartburn known as (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 5/19/2013 by By Randy Dotinga
SUNDAY, May 19 (HealthDay News) -- Sleep apnea, the condition that robs sufferers of deep sleep by endlessly and subconsciously waking them up, becomes more common as people age. Now, a small new study raises the possibility that it may somehow cause -- or be caused by -- Alzheimer's disease. (More)...
Posted 10:00 AM 5/18/2013 by By Kathleen Doheny
SATURDAY, May 18 (HealthDay News) -- Vitamin D supplements may help those with Crohn's disease overcome the fatigue and decreased muscle strength associated with the inflammatory bowel disease, according to new research.
Extra vitamin D "was associated with significantly less physical (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 5/17/2013 by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
FRIDAY, May 17 (HealthDay News) -- After age 50, excess body fat hardens the arteries, potentially increasing the risk of dying from cardiovascular disease, according to a new study.
The blood vessels of young people can adapt to the effects of obesity, but this ability is lost after (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 5/16/2013 by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
THURSDAY, May 16 (HealthDay News) -- Having a fast-food restaurant nearby might be a convenience, but living within two miles of one may be a little too convenient.
According to a new study, black Americans who live near these businesses have a higher body-mass index than those living (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 5/15/2013 by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
WEDNESDAY, May 15 (HealthDay News) -- Drinking large amounts of sugary sodas and fruit drinks might raise your odds for painful kidney stones, a new study finds.
Although drinking extra fluids usually helps prevent stones from forming, researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital in (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 5/14/2013 by By Steven Reinberg
TUESDAY, May 14 (HealthDay News) -- Women who have a hysterectomy are not in danger of increasing their risk of cardiovascular disease later in life, a new study says.
Although earlier research had found higher chances of cardiovascular disease in the years following a hysterectomy (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 5/11/2013 by Robert Preidt
SATURDAY, May 11 (HealthDay News) -- Simple changes to your backyard grilling routine could help reduce your colon cancer risk, an expert says.
"Research now shows that diets high in red and processed meat increase risk for colon cancer," Alice Bender, a registered dietitian at the (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 5/9/2013 by Robert Preidt
THURSDAY, May 9 (HealthDay News) -- That four-legged friend of yours may be more than a companion -- he also may be boosting your heart health, experts say.
An official statement released Thursday by the American Heart Association says there is evidence that having a pet, particularly a (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 5/8/2013 by By Steven Reinberg
WEDNESDAY, May 8 (HealthDay News) -- Although previous research has shown that omega-3 fatty acids may help those who have already had a heart attack or suffer from heart failure, a new study finds that the supplements do little to prevent cardiac trouble in people who have risk factors for heart (More)