Health Tip: Protect Your Feet From Fungus
(HealthDay News) -- Your feet, particularly your toenails and in
between the toes, are prone to fungal infection, often referred to
as athlete's foot. This can lead to itchy toes and thick, brittle
and discolored nails.
Health Tip: Seniors on the Move
(HealthDay News) -- Walking is the most popular form of exercise
in the United States. The average American takes between 8,000 and
10,000 steps per day. Podiatrists tout walking as one of the best
exercises for your feet because it contributes to circulation,
maintains weight control and promotes overall good health.
Early Menstruation Tied to Factors That Raise Heart Disease Risk
THURSDAY, Nov. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Women who had their first
menstrual cycle at an early age may be at increased risk for heart
disease, a new study suggests.
Month of Birth Might Help Determine MS Risk, Study Suggests
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Lower prenatal levels of
vitamin D, the "sunshine vitamin," may mean that babies born in
April have the highest risk of developing multiple sclerosis later
in life while those born in October have the lowest risk, a new
Scientists Track Activity in Rappers' Brains
THURSDAY, Nov. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Unique patterns of brain
activity occur when rappers spontaneously improvise lyrics, a
technique known as freestyling.
Herceptin May Carry Higher Heart Risks for Women Than Thought
THURSDAY, Nov. 15 (HealthDay News) -- The risks of developing
heart problems while taking the breast cancer drug Herceptin alone
or with other anti-cancer drugs may be even higher for older women
than thought, new research indicates.
Great American Smokeout Is Thursday
THURSDAY, Nov. 15 (HealthDay News) -- The American Cancer
Society launches its annual Great American Smokeout event Thursday
as anti-smoking advocates push to reverse a slowdown in the decline
of tobacco use in the United States.
Alcoholic Drinks Add 100 Calories a Day to Average Adult's Diet: Study
THURSDAY, Nov. 15 (HealthDay News) -- The average American adult
takes in 100 calories a day imbibing beer, wine or liquor, a new
Health Highlights: Nov. 15, 2012
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Majority of Biggest U.S. Cities Now Smoke-Free: CDC
THURSDAY, Nov. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Thirty of the 50 largest
cities in the United States are now smoke-free, a new report
U.S. Diabetes Rates Soaring: CDC
THURSDAY, Nov. 15 (HealthDay News) -- A stunning new federal
report reveals just how bad the obesity-linked type 2 diabetes
epidemic in the United States has become, with rates of the
often-preventable disease hitting record highs.