Logo

Get Healthy!

Recent health news and videos.

Staying informed is also a great way to stay healthy. Keep up-to-date with all the latest health news here.

15 Jul

What Your Birth Experience Has to Do With Your Adult Social Life

Are adults born preterm more likely to have romantic problems?

12 Jul

Volatile Organic Compounds in Your Home

Is your kid's mattress releasing worrisome levels of volatile organic compounds?

11 Jul

Sugary Drinks and Cancer Risk

Cutting back on soda, fruit juice and other sugary drinks may cut cancer cases.

Opioid Epidemic More Than Doubled Number of U.S. Kids Sent to Foster Care

Opioid Epidemic More Than Doubled Number of U.S. Kids Sent to Foster Care

MONDAY, July 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The opioid epidemic appears to be literally tearing families apart.

Children are being taken out of their homes at alarming rates because their parents are abusing drugs, a new study shows.

The number of kids placed in foster care in the United States due to parental drug use has more...

  • Dennis Thompson
  • |
  • July 15, 2019
  • |
  • Full Page
High Blood Pressure, 'Bad' Cholesterol Risky for Young, Too

High Blood Pressure, 'Bad' Cholesterol Risky for Young, Too

MONDAY, July 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Act sooner rather than later to prevent heart disease, a new study suggests. This means young adults should not put off treating high blood pressure or unhealthy cholesterol levels.

The study involved more than 36,000 Americans. It came to some sobering conclusions about young adults with high ...

More Evidence That Socializing Helps Protect the Aging Brain

More Evidence That Socializing Helps Protect the Aging Brain

MONDAY, July 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Join a book club, take a cruise or just visit friends -- new research supports the notion that social activities help stave off mental decline as you age.

The study found that seniors with high levels of an Alzheimer's-linked protein in their brains were able to slow any mental decline if they ...

Healthy Living Can Cut Odds for Alzheimer's in People at Genetic Risk

Healthy Living Can Cut Odds for Alzheimer's in People at Genetic Risk

MONDAY, July 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Even if you are unlucky enough to carry genes that predispose you to Alzheimer's disease, a healthy lifestyle can minimize that risk, new research shows.

The study tracked the genetics, lifestyles and Alzheimer's disease incidence of nearly 200,000 British people over 60 for an average of eight...

The Happiness Dividend: Longer, Healthier Lives

The Happiness Dividend: Longer, Healthier Lives

MONDAY, July 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Happiness may truly be some of the best medicine available to us, a new study suggests.

People happy with themselves and their well-being tend to live longer and healthier lives than those who are perpetually down in the dumps, British researchers report.

Women in their 50s who report...

  • Dennis Thompson
  • |
  • July 15, 2019
  • |
  • Full Page
Too Much Social Media a Depression Risk for Teens

Too Much Social Media a Depression Risk for Teens

MONDAY, July 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Too much social media might be too much for the mental well-being of teenagers, new research suggests.

The more that teens used social media and watched television, the greater their risk of depression, the study found.

"Our research reveals that increased time spent using some forms ...

AHA News: Pregnancy Complications Could Be Early Sign of Heart Disease Risk in Black Women

AHA News: Pregnancy Complications Could Be Early Sign of Heart Disease Risk in Black Women

MONDAY, July 15, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- A new study confirms that when it comes to assessing heart health, an important question a doctor can ask an African American woman is, "Did you have complications during a pregnancy?"

The study, published Monday in the American Heart Association's journal Circulation: Card...

Is Sex Good Medicine for Parkinson's?

Is Sex Good Medicine for Parkinson's?

MONDAY, July 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Can sex help improve the health of a Parkinson's patient?

It might -- at least for some.

So claims a new two-year study that tracked the sexual habits and disease progression among 355 Parkinson's patients.

"This is in line with data showing a close relationship between se...

Tough State Gun Laws Help Keep Kids Safe

Tough State Gun Laws Help Keep Kids Safe

MONDAY, July 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Over a five-year period, more than 21,000 Americans aged 21 and younger died from firearm-related injuries. But when states have stricter gun laws, fewer children die from gun violence, new research shows.

For the study, investigators examined data on gun deaths from 2011 to 2015 and compared t...

Dance Your Way to Better Health

Dance Your Way to Better Health

MONDAY, July 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Two very different studies show that dancing is more than just fun. It can keep your mind sharp and your heart healthy.

The first was done in the United Kingdom and published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

Researchers pooled results from 11 surveys that includ...

Timing Is Everything When It Comes to Calorie Intake

Timing Is Everything When It Comes to Calorie Intake

MONDAY, July 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If you skip or skimp on breakfast, grab a quick lunch and then load up at dinner, your food intake is likely out of sync with your body's needs.

Not getting calories when you really need them (hint: during the day) could be why you're having a hard time shedding pounds or finding the en...

High-Fiber Diets Might Shield Against a Common Pregnancy Complication

High-Fiber Diets Might Shield Against a Common Pregnancy Complication

FRIDAY, July 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- More vegetables, more whole grains: New research finds that diets rich in fiber might help pregnant women avoid a dangerous spike in blood pressure.

The common obstetric complication is called preeclampsia, and it occurs in up to 10% of pregnancies. It's characterized by high blood pressure...

Many Pneumonia Patients Get Too Many Antibiotics

Many Pneumonia Patients Get Too Many Antibiotics

FRIDAY, July 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Two-thirds of hospitalized pneumonia patients may be prescribed antibiotics for too long, increasing their risk for potentially harmful side effects, researchers say.

In 93#37; of cases, overprescription involved the number of antibiotics patients received upon being discharged from the hospita...

Does Being a Preemie Doom Your Love Life?

Does Being a Preemie Doom Your Love Life?

FRIDAY, July 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Preemie babies face a host of potential lifelong health problems, but a new analysis suggests the cards of love might also be stacked against them.

Previous studies have found that premature babies -- especially the tiniest ones -- face some long-term difficulties. The issues go beyond physica...

Just 300 Fewer Calories a Day Brings a Health Benefit

Just 300 Fewer Calories a Day Brings a Health Benefit

FRIDAY, July 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If you trim out only 300 calories a day -- the equivalent of six Oreo cookies -- that could be all it takes to cut diabetes and heart disease risk, new research suggests.

In the study, just over 200 adults younger than 50 with a healthy weight or just a few extra pounds were told to reduce thei...

Teens' Opioid Abuse May Be Gateway to Heroin

Teens' Opioid Abuse May Be Gateway to Heroin

FRIDAY, July 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who take prescription opioid painkillers to get high could be taking a step toward heroin use, researchers say.

"Prescription opioids and heroin activate the brain's pleasure circuit in similar ways," said senior author Adam Leventhal. He's director of the Institute for Addiction Science ...

When You Time Your Workout May Be Key to Staying Slim

When You Time Your Workout May Be Key to Staying Slim

FRIDAY, July 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Losing weight is one thing, but keeping it off is another. Now, a new study suggests that exercising at the same time each day is key.

The research, on 375 adults who maintained a weight loss of 30 or more pounds for at least a year, showed that consistent timing of exercise was linked with hig...

  • Maureen Salamon
  • |
  • July 12, 2019
  • |
  • Full Page
8 in 10 Americans Want Less Nicotine in Cigarettes: CDC

8 in 10 Americans Want Less Nicotine in Cigarettes: CDC

FRIDAY, July 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- No matter the age, race, gender, education or income level, most Americans favor forcing tobacco companies to lower nicotine levels in cigarettes to make them less addictive.

That's what researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found when they surveyed more than 4,00...

Elbows Key to Your Walking Efficiency , Study Shows

Elbows Key to Your Walking Efficiency , Study Shows

FRIDAY, July 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Do you pump your arms while walking?

Keeping your arms straight while walking is much more energy-efficient than walking with bent arms, but arm position doesn't make much difference when running, a new, small study finds.

The study included eight university students -- ranging from ...

Adopt a Diet That's Good for Your Gut

Adopt a Diet That's Good for Your Gut

FRIDAY, July 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Having "friendly" bacteria in your digestive system is important for good health. They help the body extract nutrients from food, and boost the immune system in the fight against inflammation and many diseases associated with it.

Gut microbes do much better with a plant-based diet, according to...

HealthDay
Health News is provided as a service to Mountain Street Pharmacy site users by HealthDay. Mountain Street Pharmacy nor its employees, agents, or contractors, review, control, or take responsibility for the content of these articles. Please seek medical advice directly from your pharmacist or physician.
Copyright © 2019 HealthDay All Rights Reserved.