Health Wellness

  • Indian food vendors get lessons in hygiene
    Da0ce1d8ec3c0628450f6a70670026a6 2013-12-05 07:03:21 UTC
    NEW DELHI (AP) — The millions of food vendors peddling tasty morsels from roadside stalls and rickshaws across India have long been an emblem of the country's boisterous, chaotic spirit. But now, Indian officials have a stern message for these often-unregulated roadside chefs: Wash your hands ...

  • French drugmaker warns on morning-after pill
    Image 2013-11-27 08:37:50 UTC
    PARIS (AP) — A French contraceptive maker said Tuesday its morning-after pill doesn't work when taken by women who weigh more than 80 kilograms (176 pounds) and plans to change its labels to warn patients. The decision to change its labels by HRA Pharma is based on a previous study of levonorg...

  • How to Live a Simple and Peaceful Life
    Live-life 2013-11-25 08:37:27 UTC
    In our daily lives, we often rush through tasks, trying to get them done, trying to finish as much as we can each day, speeding along in our cars to our next destination, rushing to do what we need to do there, and then leaving so that we can speed to our next destination. Unfortunately, it’s ...

  • Thanksgiving Recipes — Swap
    Thanksgiving_recipes 2017-11-23 17:47:50 UTC
    <blockquote><h3>Cellophane noodles with crab (Mien xao cua)</h3>My family has no problem with multiple carbs at a meal. Rice and potatoes, noodle soup and stir-fried noodles, jasmine rice and sticky rice, spaghetti and rice — bring it on. However, we can't get our heads around eating both sweet...

  • 12 Ways to Help Your Child Cope With ADHD
    Adhd-diaalnews.com 2013-11-23 08:03:43 UTC
    <h3>Try these methods to help your child manage ADHD without taking meds.</h3> If your child has been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), he or she is not alone. The National Institute of Mental Health reports that in a classroom of 25 to 30 schoolchildren, at least o...

  • US survey: More than 1 in 10 kids has ADHD
    Adhd-diaalnews.com 2013-11-23 07:19:48 UTC
    ATLANTA (AP) — The number of U.S. children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder continues to rise but may be leveling off a bit, a new survey shows. More than 1 in 10 children has been diagnosed with it, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which surveyed more ...

  • Study ties nuts to lower cancer, heart death risk
    Pistachio-diaalnews.com 2013-11-21 07:32:35 UTC
    DALLAS (AP) — Help yourself to some nuts this holiday season: Regular nut eaters were less likely to die of cancer or heart disease — in fact, were less likely to die of any cause — during a 30-year Harvard study. Nuts have long been called heart-healthy, and the study is the largest ever done...

  • Doctors: Telling patients to lose weight is not enough
    Diaalnews.com 2013-11-14 06:47:03 UTC
    ATLANTA (AP) — Next time you go for a checkup, don't be surprised if your doctor gets on your case about your weight. The medical profession has issued new guidelines for fighting the nation's obesity epidemic, and they urge physicians to be a lot more aggressive about helping patients drop th...

  • New guidelines for preventing heart attack, stroke
    Heart_attack-diaalnews.com 2013-11-13 07:45:21 UTC
    The American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology have issued the first new guidelines in a decade for preventing heart attacks and strokes. Among other things, they call for twice as many Americans — one-third of all adults — to consider taking cholesterol-lowering statin drugs. ...

  • US doctors urge wider use of cholesterol drugs
    3c60f5772897ec26420f6a706700000d 2013-11-13 07:50:02 UTC
    The nation's first new guidelines in a decade for preventing heart attacks and strokes call for twice as many Americans — one-third of all adults — to consider taking cholesterol-lowering statin drugs. The guidelines, issued Tuesday by the American Heart Association and American College of Car...

  • Enjoy a higher quality of life
    Exercise-diaalnews.com 2013-11-12 21:07:29 UTC
    One of the most important things people can do for their health is to engage in regular physical activity. A life that includes exercise is one with less likelihood of serious physical and mental ailments. The benefits are wide-ranging, from stronger bones, greater lung power, and a healthier hea...

  • Rickets making a comeback in the UK, doctors say
    Diaalnews.com 2013-11-08 19:46:57 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — Rickets, the childhood disease that once caused an epidemic of bowed legs and curved spines during the Victorian era, is making a shocking comeback in 21st-century Britain. Rickets results from a severe deficiency of vitamin D, which helps the body absorb calcium. Rickets was his...

  • No more trans fat: FDA banning the artery-clogger
    B2d541a88ca86e25420f6a7067004cbe 2013-11-07 22:39:07 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Heart-clogging trans fats were once a staple of the American diet, plentiful in baked goods, microwave popcorn and fried foods. Now, mindful of the health risks, the Food and Drug Administration is getting rid of what's left of them for good. Condemning artificial trans fats ...

  • Award-winning Chicago chef Charlie Trotter dies
    Award-winning_chef_charlie_trotter-diaalnews.com 2013-11-05 21:12:32 UTC
    CHICAGO (AP) — Award-winning chef Charlie Trotter, a self-taught culinary master whose namesake Chicago restaurant elevated the city's cuisine and provided a training ground for some of the nation's other best chefs, has died at the age of 54. Paramedics were called around 10 a.m. Tuesday to h...

  • Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex?
    Japanese-man-and-woman-le-008 2013-10-23 07:35:04 UTC
    What happens to a country when its young people stop having sex? Japan is finding out… Abigail Haworth investigates. Ai Aoyama is a sex and relationship counsellor who works out of her narrow three-storey home on a Tokyo back street. Her first name means "love" in Japanese, and is a keepsake f...

  • At these coffee klatches, death is on the agenda
    Death_cafe-diaalnews.com 2013-10-21 05:38:35 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — It can be tough to get a conversation going if you want to talk about the late stages of dementia, your last will and testament or the recent passing of your mother. "When you're at a cocktail party and you lead off by saying, 'What do you think about death?' it'll be, 'C'mon, ...

  • Exercise 'can be as good as pills'
    Exercise-diaalnews.com 2013-10-02 19:49:19 UTC
    Exercise can be as good a medicine as pills for people with conditions such as heart disease, a study has found. The work in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) looked at hundreds of trials involving nearly 340,000 patients to assess the merits of exercise and drugs in preventing death. Physi...

  • Millions Try Obamacare Enrollment
    Healthcare-diaalnews.com 2013-10-02 07:34:36 UTC
    CHICAGO (AP) — For millions of Americans trying to log in, the online insurance marketplaces created by the new health care law began with a stalled website, an error message or a menu that didn't work. But the debut of the new insurance marketplaces might have been a victim of the law's own s...

  • In cancer drug battle, both sides appeal to ethics
    130927154050-andrea-sloan-01-story-top 2013-10-02 20:01:33 UTC
    (CNN) - Andrea Sloan is dying of ovarian cancer. Having exhausted all standard treatment options, her doctors say her best hope now is a new class of cancer drugs called PARP inhibitors. The California pharmaceutical company BioMarin makes one version of these drugs called BMN 673. Earlier this ...

  • Midday naps help preschoolers learn, study says
    664931-naps 2013-09-24 19:20:34 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Any parent knows that a daytime nap can help keep preschoolers from getting cranky. Now a small study suggests that it helps them learn, too. The lesson for grown-ups: Don't cut out the naps if you try to cram more learning activities into a preschooler's day, say researchers f...

  • 99-year-old Iowa woman gets high school diploma
    Audrey_crabtree-diaalnews.com 2013-09-24 19:01:55 UTC
    WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — A 99-year-old Iowa woman who dropped out of a high school more than 80 years ago despite needing only one credit to graduate has finally received her diploma. Audrey Crabtree, of Cedar Falls, smiled Monday as she received an honorary diploma for her time at Waterloo East ...

  • How much is too much exercise when you're pregnant?
    Diaalnews.com 2013-10-02 20:02:58 UTC
    (CNN) - The caption on Lea-Ann Ellison's photo says it all: "8 months pregnant with baby number 3." "I have been CrossFitting for 2½ years," Ellison posted on CrossFit's Facebook page, "and ... strongly believe that pregnancy is not an illness, but a time to relish in your body's capabilities to...

  • World's oldest man dies in NY at age 112
    Oldest_man-diaalnews.com 2013-09-15 07:26:30 UTC
    GRAND ISLAND, N.Y. (AP) — The world's oldest man, a 112-year-old self-taught musician, coal miner and gin rummy aficionado from western New York, has died. He was 112. Salustiano Sanchez-Blazquez died Friday at a nursing home in Grand Island, according to Robert Young, senior gerontology consu...

  • Synthetic Marijuana Prompts Colorado Health Investigation
    Synthetic_marijuana-diaalnews.com 2013-09-14 06:43:23 UTC
    More than 150 people are now believed to have been sickened by synthetic marijuana in Colorado, which legalized recreational use of real pot last November. Three people may have died. State and federal investigators are scrambling to identify the exact source of the illnesses. The state health...

  • FDA study says amount of arsenic in rice is low
    Chi-some-rice-contains-arsenic-study-shows-20120918 2013-09-06 19:43:57 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration says consumers shouldn't worry too much about levels of arsenic in rice — but should vary their diets just in case. The agency released a study Friday of arsenic in 1,300 samples of rice and rice products that is the largest study to date look...