Exercise Might Guard Against Heart Damage of Chemo
Latest Cancer News FRIDAY, Oct. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Chemotherapy can be hard on the heart, but an individualized exercise program may mitigate some of that damage, new research suggests. Heart problems are a common side effect in patients with cancer because cancer treatments can impair heart function... Read more
U.S. Government Urges Caution When Taking Patients Off Opioid Painkillers
FRIDAY, Oct. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Doctors should be more cautious when taking chronic pain patients off opioid painkillers, according to a new U.S. Department of Health and Human Services guidance released Thursday. Latest Chronic Pain News The recommendation comes in response to concerns that many doctors have... Read more
The Surprising Benefits of Weight Training
By Len Canter HealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News FRIDAY, Oct. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The most common misconception about weight training is that it adds bulky muscle mass, a fear of some women. While elite male lifters can — and want to — get very developed,... Read more
Hurricanes Raise Death Risk for Older Diabetics, Even Years Later
By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter Latest Diabetes News FRIDAY, Oct. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Hurricanes can harm anyone in their path, but new research suggests that seniors with diabetes face a 40% increased risk of dying within the first month after a storm hits. It’s not just the... Read more
New Treatment Offers Hope for Kids With Deadly Nerve Cancer
By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News THURSDAY, Oct. 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Early treatment with an immune-boosting therapy might improve the outlook of young children with an advanced form of cancer, a new small study suggests. The trial involved 43 children with high-risk neuroblastoma, a cancer... Read more
Slow Walking at 45 ‘a sign of faster ageing’
How fast people walk in their 40s is a sign of how much their brains, as well as their bodies, are ageing, scientists have suggested. Using a simple test of gait speed, researchers were able to measure the ageing process. Not only were slower walkers’ bodies ageing more quickly... Read more
‘Unacceptable’ Delays in Diagnosing Secondary Breast Cancer
One in four patients with secondary breast cancer had to visit their GP three or more times before they got a diagnosis, a survey suggests. A breast cancer charity said there should be more awareness that the disease can spread to other parts of the body. GPs said they... Read more
Brexit: What will happen to European Health Insurance Cards?
European Health Insurance Cards let UK residents get medical care for free, or at a reduced cost, in 31 countries. But if the UK leaves the European Union without a deal, that will no longer be the case. The government has asked all 31 countries to keep EHICs in... Read more
Ban and Tax Our Way Out of Obesity – Medical Officer
Snacking should be banned on public transport and extra taxes placed on unhealthy foods to tackle child obesity, England’s outgoing chief medical officer says. In her final report as CMO, Dame Sally Davies also called for tighter restrictions on advertising and takeaways. She said families needed more help to... Read more
Why Tomato Puree Might Improve Male Fertility
Lycopene – a nutrient found in tomatoes – may boost sperm quality, a study has suggested. Healthy men who took the equivalent of two tablespoons of (concentrated) tomato puree a day as a supplement were found to have better quality sperm. Male infertility affects up to half of couples... Read more