As you age, you may have questions and concerns about the increased risk of dementia. Are there steps I can take to prevent it? Is there anything I can do to reduce my risk? There are currently no approaches that have been proven to effectively treat or prevent Alzheimer’s disease and relate…

Grains have been known as the “staff of life” for thousands of years, serving as a vital food source for humans. Today, foods made with whole grains are recognized as important sources of nutrients like fiber, trace minerals, and certain vitamins and phytochemicals that are not restored thro…

With summer still in full swing, school is probably the last thing you and your child want to think about. But summer is the perfect time to take care of some of your child’s health needs in preparation for the new school year. With a little preparation before school begins, you can avoid so…

When the weather gets warm, you may want to get outside for some fun in the sun. Going to a pool, lake or beach often tops that list. Spending time in the water can bring health hazards. But some simple habits can help keep your summer fun — and healthy.

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It’s never too late to make smarter food choices. Healthy eating is an important part of staying healthy as you age. Following these tips can help you maintain a healthy weight, get the nutrients you need and lower your risk of chronic disease.

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FRIDAY, Sept. 30, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- More than 60 percent of young women diagnosed with cancer have sexual dysfunction, with more problems reported by women with cancer than among women from the general population, according to a study published online Sept. 30 in Acta Oncologica.

FRIDAY, Sept. 30, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Weightlifting and moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) are associated with a reduced risk for all-cause and cardiovascular mortality, with the lowest risk seen for adults reporting both MVPA and weightlifting, according to a study published online Sept. 28 in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.

FRIDAY, Sept. 30, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The risk for Acanthamoeba keratitis (AK) is tripled in daily wear (DW) reusable contact lens users versus daily disposable (DD) contact lens users, according to a study published online Aug. 8 in Ophthalmology.

FRIDAY, Sept. 30, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- From 2020 to 2021, there was an increase in the number of suicides and in the age-adjusted suicide rate, according to a September Vital Statistics Rapid Release report, a publication from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

FRIDAY, Sept. 30, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- For women with a history of gestational diabetes mellitus, there is an inverse association between number of optimal modifiable factors and an incrementally lower risk for type 2 diabetes, according to a study published online Sept. 21 in The BMJ.

FRIDAY, Sept. 30, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Two groups of patients with chronic nausea and vomiting syndromes (NVS) have been identified, with overlapping symptoms but distinct underlying phenotypes, according to a study published in the Sept. 21 issue of Science Translational Medicine.

FRIDAY, Sept. 30, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- In a summary of an updated clinical practice guideline issued by the American College of Rheumatology, recommendations are presented for the pharmacologic treatment of glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis, with the importance of sequential treatment emphasized.

FRIDAY, Sept. 30, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The use of cerebral embolic protection (CEP) does not have a significant impact on the incidence of periprocedural stroke among patients with aortic stenosis undergoing transfemoral transcatheter aortic-valve replacement (TAVR), according to a study published online Sept. 17 in the New England Journal of Medicine to coincide with the annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics conference, held from Sept. 16 to 19 in Boston.

FRIDAY, Sept. 30, 2022 (HealthDay News) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday gave its approval to a new drug for ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

Suicides rose among Americans in 2021, reversing two years of decline. The U.S. suicide rate increased to 14 suicides for every 100,000 people, up from 13.5 per 100,000 in 2020, according to new CDC numbers. Read more

THURSDAY, Sept. 29, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- In late summer 2022, for children and adolescents, there was an increase in acute respiratory illness (ARI) resulting from enterovirus (EV)-D68 in the United States, according to research published in the Sept. 27 early-release issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

THURSDAY, Sept. 29, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Reduction in glycated hemoglobin level is greater with use of a bionic pancreas compared with standard care in children and adults with type 1 diabetes, according to a study published in the Sept. 29 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

THURSDAY, Sept. 29, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- People reporting disabilities are more likely to have smoked during pregnancy and have an increased risk for preterm birth and low birthweight, according to a study published online Sept. 21 in Health Affairs.

THURSDAY, Sept. 29, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Patients who receive periodontal care are significantly more likely to have follow-up visits after hospitalization for acute myocardial infarction (AMI), according to a study published in the August issue of the Journal of the American Dental Association.

THURSDAY, Sept. 29, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Employed kidney transplant recipients report that they function very well at work, according to a study published online Sept. 26 in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.

THURSDAY, Sept. 29, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The prevalence of depression is increasing among older adults, but there has not been a proportional increase in mental health treatment, according to a study published online Sept. 9 in the Journal of Affective Disorders.

'Bionic pancreas' could make life easier for people with type 1 diabetes. If approved by the FDA, the iLet Bionic Pancreas would be the most automated system available for managing the illness — tracking blood sugar levels and delivering insulin with minimal input from patients. Read more

WDNESDAY, Sept. 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Pulse wave velocity is increased in children with chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to a study published online Aug. 25 in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced on Wednesday that it is updating the marketing term "healthy" to reflect what has been learned about what makes a wholesome diet. The new proposed FDA rule would align the definition of the "healthy" claim more closely with current nutrition science.

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of seniors who had to pay high increases in Medicare premiums this year will get a break in 2023 when they see a rare drop in monthly premiums for Medicare Part B. The rate decrease is 3 percent, which will reduce what most people pay for a variety of outpatient care by $5.20 -- to $164.90 a month.