Posted 5:00 PM 2/12/2013 by By Steven Reinberg
TUESDAY, Feb. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Women eating a high-calcium diet and taking calcium supplements adding up to more than 1,400 milligrams a day may be running nearly twice the risk of dying from heart disease, a large Swedish study suggests.
Both men and women take calcium supplements (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 2/11/2013 by Robert Preidt
MONDAY, Feb. 11 (HealthDay News) -- Women who have high blood pressure during pregnancy are at increased risk for heart disease, kidney disease and diabetes later in life, according to a new study.
The increased risk was seen even in women who had only one or two high blood pressure (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 2/8/2013 by By Steven Reinberg
FRIDAY, Feb. 8 (HealthDay News) -- The flu seems to be easing its grip on the United States, federal health officials reported Friday.
While influenza activity remained elevated, it decreased in most areas of the country during the week ending Feb. 2, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (More)
Posted 5:00 PM 2/7/2013 by By Steven Reinberg
THURSDAY, Feb. 7 (HealthDay News) -- The hassles and deadlines at work may leave you frazzled, but they won't raise your risk for cancer, new research suggests.
Despite earlier studies suggesting an association between work stress and cancer, an international team of researchers found that (More)
Posted 5:00 PM 2/6/2013 by Robert Preidt
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Women exposed to elevated levels of ozone air pollution in the first three months of pregnancy may be at increased risk for complications such as preeclampsia and premature birth, a new study suggests.
Mothers with asthma may be most vulnerable (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 2/5/2013 by By Serena Gordon
TUESDAY, Feb. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Calorie counters, beware: Drinking diet "mixers" with alcohol intensifies the effects of the booze, according to the findings of breathalyzer tests.
Preliminary research on the use of different mixers, such as juice, soda or diet soda, suggests that diet (More)