By Regina B. Wheeler HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) — We’ve all come up with excuses for eating when we’re really not hungry, like dealing with a difficult boss or a bad breakup. But what’s worse is pigging out because you’ve got nothing better to do. Sure, eating when you’re bored can … Continue reading Put the Brakes on Mindless Eating
By Joan McClusky HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 29, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Losing weight comes down to simple arithmetic: Eat fewer calories than you burn off. Here’s a good way you can accomplish this without going hungry. Switch out high-calorie foods for low-calorie options to cut calories without cutting portion sizes. Dairy food is a … Continue reading To Lose Weight, Start With Dairy Swaps
TUESDAY, May 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) — If you’re a new father, spending plenty of time with your baby could boost his or her mental development, a new study suggests. British researchers looked at how 128 fathers interacted with their infants at 3 months of age. When the kids turned 2, the researchers measured their … Continue reading Does Dad Time With Infants Boost Babies’ IQ?
By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) — The rising nighttime temperatures that come with climate change could mean poorer sleep for millions, a new study suggests. Americans’ reported nights of insufficient sleep more than double as nighttime temperatures rise during summer months, an analysis of federal health data and weather … Continue reading Warming Climate, More Sleepless Nights?
(HealthDay News) — Challenging your brain helps keep you sharp and preserve memory as you age. So just as you exercise your body, take time to exercise your brain. The American Academy of Family Physicians reminds seniors to: Play online games designed to sharpen memory. Play board games and puzzles, such as crosswords and Sudoku. … Continue reading Health Tip: Exercise Your Brain Every Day
FRIDAY, May 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Could regular, strenuous exercise be a “fountain of youth”? New research suggests it could be — for your cells, at least. “Just because you’re 40 doesn’t mean you’re 40 years old biologically,” said Larry Tucker, a professor of exercise science at Brigham Young University in Utah. “We all … Continue reading Adults Who Love Exercise May Gain 9 ‘Biological’ Years
FRIDAY, May 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Depression appears to raise the risk of falls in elderly people, but the proper dose of psychiatric medication may eliminate that risk, a new study suggests. “Many interventions to prevent falls are expensive and time-intensive, but this is a simple and inexpensive matter of encouraging continued use of … Continue reading Depression Often a Precursor to Falls in Elderly People
By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Getting less than six hours of sleep a night may double the odds of dying from heart disease or stroke for people who already have risk factors for heart disease and diabetes, new research suggests. Known as metabolic syndrome, this cluster of risk … Continue reading Sleepless Nights Could Pose Heart Risk Dangers
By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) — As more baby boomers age, deaths from Alzheimer’s disease have jumped 55 percent, and in a quarter of those cases the heavy burden of caregiving has fallen on loved ones, U.S. health officials report. “Alzheimer’s disease is a public health problem that affects … Continue reading Alzheimer’s Deaths Jump 55 Percent: CDC