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Your 6-Month-Old Isn't Sleeping Through the Night? Relax
If your 6-month-old still wakes up at 2 a.m., a new study suggests you don t lose any additional sleep worrying about it. Even if she s still not getting six to eight hours of uninterrupted shut-eye at night by her first birthday, it doesn t mean your baby isn t developing normally. And, rest assured, it probably won t hurt your child s thinking, language or motor skills later on, Canadian researchers report. If you ve been told by your nurse or a friend t ...
Healthday - Mon. Nov 26
For Pain Relief, Why Not Try Drug-Free Alternatives?
Pain sends more people to the doctor than any other ailment. But if you don t want relief from a medicine bottle -- or when that relief isn t enough -- consider complementary and integrative health approaches for their emotional as well as physical benefits. Though certain types of movement can feel painful, especially if you re in the midst of an osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis flare, some exercise disciplines are actually soothing. Popular movemen ...
Healthday - Mon. Nov 26
Common Diabetes Meds May Raise Odds for Amputation
People with type 2 diabetes who are taking common drugs called diuretics may be at a significantly increased risk of losing a foot or leg, according to a new French study. Researchers found that taking a diuretic raised the odds of having an amputation, or requiring an angioplasty or bypass, by 75 percent or more, compared with those not using the medicines. Based on the findings, diuretics should be used cautiously in patients with type 2 diabetes at risk ...
Healthday - Mon. Nov 26
Tips for Enhancing the Spa Experience
While a weekend or longer retreat can be very rejuvenating, day spas have made it possible for almost everyone to enjoy a short escape from life s stresses. Take these simple steps to make the most of the experience. Identify all the day spas within a comfortable driving distance and then compare their menu of services to see which one offers what you want most. Your day might start with a relaxing yoga class, then progress to a massage or body wrap and fi ...
Healthday - Mon. Nov 26
Massage Therapist Sues Marvel Comics' Stan Lee For Alleged Sexual Misconduct
Marvel Comics icon Stan Lee is being sued by Chicago-based massage therapist Maria Carballo for allegedly sexually harassing and grabbing her during two massage appointments last year. Carballo s complaint, filed Monday in Cook County circuit court, names Lee and his assistant Mac Max Anderson, who arranged the massage appointments. The complaint lists charges including assault, battery and emotional stress , and Carballo is seeking over 50,000 in damages, ...
Huffington Post - Thu. Oct 25
What To Do If You're Still Grieving
You might not understand the degree to which your personality your unique way of being in the world plays into your way of grieving. You may not have allowed for the circumstances of your loss and their impact on you. The importance, power, and uniqueness of your loss is sometimes overshadowed by analyzing your grief and attempting to gauge its correctness. This is why it is so helpful to write or tell your grief story an honest account of what happened to ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Aug 27
Nearly 200 Women Have Accused Massage Envy Of Sexual Assault
Nearly 200 women say they were sexually assaulted while visiting Massage Envy locations across the U.S., BuzzFeed News reported on Sunday. The investigative report said more than 180 women have filed sexual assault lawsuits, police reports and state board complaints against the massage chain, its franchised locations, and employees. Massage Envy provides little guidance to its 1,170 franchised locations in 49 states on how to properly handle sexual assault ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Aug 27
Treatment for Teething Pain Poses Serious Health Threat: FDA
Consumers should stop using over-the-counter teething products that contain benzocaine because they pose a serious health threat to infants and young children, U.S. health officials warned Wednesday. Benzocaine can cause a serious health threat called methemoglobinemia, which greatly reduces the level of oxygen carried through the blood. The condition is potentially fatal, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said in a news release. Benzocaine is marketed ...
Healthday - Mon. May 28
Most First-Time Moms Say Labor Pains Were Manageable
Many first-time mothers have mistaken ideas about managing the pain of childbirth, a new survey reveals. The survey, commissioned by the American Society of Anesthesiologists ASA , included more than 900 U.S. mothers, 73 percent of whom had vaginal births. While many said they had less pain than feared, many went into labor with false ideas about what to expect 74 percent thought they couldn t have an epidural after a certain time in labor, even though the ...
Healthday - Mon. May 28
No Evidence Acupuncture Boosts Fertility Treatment
Although some women may try acupuncture hoping it will help them conceive, new research suggests it won t. The study compared outcomes for more than 800 Australian and New Zealand women who underwent either real or sham acupuncture along with their in vitro fertilization IVF treatments. The women ranged in age from 18 to 42 and underwent IVF cycles using fresh embryos, according to an Australian team led by Caroline Smith, of the NICM Health Research Insti ...
Healthday - Fri. May 18
Massage Beats Meds for Lower Back Pain, Study Says
Massage therapy may be better than medication or exercise for easing low back pain in the short term, a new government-funded study suggests. Seattle researchers recruited 401 patients, mostly middle-aged, female and white, all of whom had chronic low back pain. Those who received a series of either relaxation massage or structural massage were better able to work and be active for up to a year than those getting usual medical care, which included painkill ...
Healthday - Mon. May 14
Device Might Detect Breast Cancer-Linked Swelling Sooner
Testing for small changes in the flow of lymph fluids after breast cancer surgery can spot the start of a painful swelling known as lymphedema before it becomes hard to treat, a new study suggests. Evaluating nearly 150 breast cancer patients considered at high risk for lymphedema, researchers found that measuring lymph flow using bioimpedance spectroscopy helped prompt earlier intervention. The device uses electrical current to assess body fluid volume. O ...
Healthday - Mon. May 7
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