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Mindfulness Might Ease Menopause Symptoms
Women who are mindful in their everyday activities seem to suffer fewer menopause symptoms, new research suggests. The study couldn t prove that it was the mindfulness that was keeping symptoms at bay, but it does add to evidence for a link, said lead researcher Dr. Richa Sood. She s a women s health specialist at the Mayo Clinic, in Rochester, Minn. Mindfulness has been described in different ways. This study used a common definition Being attentive to th ...
Healthday - Mon. Aug 19
How to Relieve Dry, Irritated Eyes
Do all the ads for dry eye relief have you thinking you could have this condition If you ve ever felt like you had a grain of sand in your eye when nowhere close to the beach, you could be experiencing dry eye. Exactly what is dry eye Simply put, it s when you aren t making enough tears to keep the front surface of the eye lubricated, or your tears don t have enough water in them. Eyes can feel gritty, scratchy or like they re burning. You might even notic ...
Healthday - Mon. Aug 19
Kratom Use in Pregnancy Spurs Withdrawal Symptoms in Newborns
Although the herbal supplement kratom is still legal and widely available, its opioid-like effects have caused significant withdrawal symptoms in at least two newborns in the United States and that should raise concerns, researchers say. A case study of a baby boy exposed to kratom during his mother s pregnancy -- only the second American case reported -- likely signifies a broader trend among pregnant women toward seeking alternatives to opioid painkiller ...
Healthday - Mon. Jul 15
Prenatal Opioid Exposure Could Bring Long-Term Harm to Kids
Children exposed to opioids in the womb may have heightened risks of long-term mental and physical health issues, a new study suggests. The findings, published online June 28 in JAMA Network Open , dovetail with an opioid epidemic that has taken a widespread toll in the United States -- pregnant women and newborns included. Opioid use has been rising among pregnant women nationally. A study last year found that in 2014-2015, just over six out of every 1,00 ...
Healthday - Mon. Jul 15
FDA Updates Cases of Food-Related Heart Disease in Pets
More than 500 reports of heart disease in dogs and cats linked to some pet foods have been confirmed, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Thursday. The cases of dilated cardiomyopathy DCM -- 515 in dogs and nine in cats -- were logged between January 2014 and April 2019. Some of the reports involved more than one pet in a household, so the total number of pets affected is likely higher, the agency added. We know it can be devastating to suddenly lea ...
Healthday - Mon. Jul 15
The Safer Way to Ease Post-Surgical Pain
For people recovering from surgery or dealing with a painful injury, an expert suggests that there are a number of safer alternatives for managing pain than using potentially addictive opioids. Today, more than ever before, we have a host of other methods that can effectively lessen pain, Dr. James Grant, chair of the department of anesthesiology at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles, said in a hospital news release. The United States is grappling with an opioid ...
Healthday - Mon. Jun 24
How Your Marital Status Affects Your Odds of Dying From Heart Disease
Your gender and marital status hold telling clues about your risk of dying of heart disease, a large British study suggests. It found that widowed and divorced men have significantly higher odds of death due to heart disease than women of the same marital status. But single men are more likely to survive heart failure than single women. Compared to widows, men whose spouses die have an 11 37 higher risk of death after a heart attack. Widowers with heart fa ...
Healthday - Mon. Jun 17
FDA Takes Hard Look at CBD
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration took a good look at the safety and effectiveness of CBD products on Friday, as it weighs how to best regulate the hemp-derived compound going forward. During a public hearing that stretched for hours, the agency heard testimony from folks on all sides of the issue. In opening the hearing, FDA Acting Commissioner Dr. Ned Sharpless said, critical questions remain about the safety of the products, CNN reported. Related Ar ...
Healthday - Mon. Jun 17
1 in 12 Americans Lives With Debilitating Chronic Pain
Of the 50 million Americans living with chronic pain, the pain is so bad for 20 million that it keeps them from doing the daily activities of life, researchers say. According to a report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, chronic pain and high-impact chronic pain are more common among women, older adults, the poor, people previously employed, those with public health insurance or living in rural areas. Not only is chronic pain widesp ...
Healthday - Mon. May 27
Aromatherapy: The Scent of Dispute
Aromatherapy is an affordable, accessible natural path to relief for a variety of health problems, ranging from arthritis pain to nausea to drowsiness, supporters insist. But skeptics dismiss any claims that the use of essential oils from flowers, herbs and trees can promote health in any way. And both sides are unlikely to relinquish their positions anytime soon. Aromatherapy works for so many different things, it is amazing, said Kelly Holland Azzaro, a ...
Healthday - Mon. May 27
Sex Lives Often an Overlooked Casualty of Traumatic Brain Injury
For the more than 3 million Americans living with traumatic brain injury, there is often an unspoken problem Many suffer from sexual dysfunction, something that is easily overlooked as patients struggle with overwhelming physical and emotional issues that can last for years, new research has found. The sexual difficulties usually become most apparent about six months after the injury and, if left unaddressed, worsen with time, said study author Jhon Alexan ...
Healthday - Mon. May 27
Yoga, Meditation May Help Dementia Patients and Caregivers Alike
Life with Alzheimer s disease or other dementias can be difficult for the affected individual and his or her caregiver. But a small British study suggests that a holistic program involving yoga, meditation and other interventions can ease the burden for both. This is an activity that caregivers and patients can do together, said study lead author Yvonne J-Lyn Khoo, a researcher with the Health and Social Care Institute at Teesside University in Middlesbrou ...
Healthday - Mon. May 27
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