5 Things You Shouldn’t Be Doing On Your Period

5 Things You Shouldn’t Be Doing On Your Period

 You might be aggravating your period cramps and disrupting your menstrual cycle by doing these things. By Janice Sim Photo: AlexVan/pixabay.com Indeed, having your period isn’t the best feeling in the world, it comes with inconvenience, pendulum mood...
Even Poorer Nations Not Immune to High Blood Pressure

Even Poorer Nations Not Immune to High Blood Pressure

  MONDAY, Aug. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) — For the first time ever, high blood pressure rates are higher in low- and middle-income countries than in high-income countries, researchers say. High blood pressure is a major risk factor for heart disease and...
Alcohol May Fuel Prostate Cancer Risk

Alcohol May Fuel Prostate Cancer Risk

  TUESDAY, Nov. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Drinking may raise the risk of prostate cancer, and the more men drink the greater their risk, a new analysis of 27 studies suggests. Canadian and Australian scientists found a significant association between...
Play to Win When It Comes to Kids and Sports Pain

Play to Win When It Comes to Kids and Sports Pain

  SATURDAY, Sept. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Pain can be a problem for young athletes, so it’s important for parents to know how to deal with it, a pain specialist says. “Now that kids are back in school and fall sports are well underway, there...
Fast-Food Calorie Labeling Not Working, Study Finds

Fast-Food Calorie Labeling Not Working, Study Finds

  MONDAY, Nov. 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Does it help to know that a double quarter-pounder with cheese delivers 740 calories? Probably not, a new study suggests. Starting next May, fast-food chains with more than 20 locations in the United States must...
Genes May Dictate Your Love — or Hate — of Exercise

Genes May Dictate Your Love — or Hate — of Exercise

  THURSDAY, Nov. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Whether you get pumped up for gym time or you’d rather crawl back into bed if someone mentions exercise, your genes might be to blame, a new study suggests. Most people receive a mental reward from working...
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