(HealthDay News) — A nap can improve mood, performance and alertness, says Mayo Clinic. But sleeping at the wrong time or for too long can backfire. Latest Sleep News Mayo suggests the best way to nap: Keep naps between 10 and 20 minutes. Take naps in early afternoon. Nap... Read more
Latest Healthy Kids News FRIDAY, Aug. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Every parent remembers the first time they bathed their newborn, terrified they might accidentally drop or harm their tiny bundle of joy. But one dermatologist says the task is easy if parents follow some basic steps. “While it... Read more
Latest Nutrition, Food & Recipes News SATURDAY, Aug. 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Family meals are a recipe for healthy eating in kids, nutritionists say. “Research shows that families who regularly dine together are more likely to eat more fruits, vegetables and fiber and are less likely to eat... Read more
Latest Heart News SUNDAY, Aug. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — As extreme heat events become more common, you need to know how to protect your heart. Hot temperatures and high humidity can lead to dehydration, which causes the heart to work harder and puts it at risk, according to... Read more
By Len Canter HealthDay Reporter Latest Nutrition, Food & Recipes News MONDAY, Aug. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Guacamole is one party dip that’s actually good for you, and it’s easy to make at home. Hass avocados — with green skins that turn brown-black when ripe — are rich... Read more
By Len Canter HealthDay Reporter Latest Senior Health News MONDAY, Aug. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — You don’t have to have the talent of a Rembrandt or Yo-Yo Ma to express creativity and get some very special benefits from doing so. Everyday creativity boosts well-being and can give you... Read more
Can Physical Fitness Protect Against Mental Health Conditions?
Although there is evidence that exercise can boost mental health, scientists know less about whether physical fitness can prevent the onset of mental health conditions. A recent systematic review and meta-analysis take a closer look. Can physical fitness protect against mental health conditions? Common mental health problems, such as... Read more
(HealthDay News) — Anemia is a blood disorder characterized by a shortage of either red blood cells or hemoglobin. Latest Chronic Pain News It can leave people feeling frequently exhausted and sluggish, says the National Institutes of Health (NIH). To prevent or counter anemia, people must get enough iron.... Read more
(HealthDay News) — For older adults, being tired here and there may be common, says the National Institute on Aging. Illness, medication, emotional distress, poor sleep habits, alcohol and junk food are some of the many possible causes of fatigue. Latest Senior Health News To feel less tired, the... Read more
By Len Canter HealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News THURSDAY, Aug. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If you’ve made a financial commitment to athletic shoes, no doubt you want your money’s worth. But it’s important to replace them when you see specific signs of wear. Doing so will... Read more