Can Protein, Probiotics Help with Blood Sugar Control?

Can Protein, Probiotics Help with Blood Sugar Control?

  THURSDAY, Nov. 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Adding protein-rich or probiotic-laden foods to your diet may help control your blood sugar levels, according to a pair of new studies. Both proteins and probiotics appear to slow down digestion of carbohydrates,...
New Clues to Age-Related Hearing Loss

New Clues to Age-Related Hearing Loss

  THURSDAY, Oct. 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) — When background noise makes it hard to carry on a conversation, many older people chalk it up to hearing loss. But a new, small study finds that the problem may not just be in your ear, but also in your brain....
Can’t Stop Coughing? Here’s What to Do About It

Can’t Stop Coughing? Here’s What to Do About It

 It’s not normal to cough persistently. Get treated ASAP. By Estelle Low If you’ve been coughing for more than eight weeks, seek medical attention. Photo: jedimaster / 123rf.com For weeks, it has caused you sleepless nights, a sore chest… and maybe...
E-Records a Grind for Many Doctors

E-Records a Grind for Many Doctors

  MONDAY, Sept. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) — The large amount of time spent on electronic health records and other clerical duties may contribute to doctor burnout, a new study suggests. “Time spent in meaningful interactions with patients is a powerful...
Can You Blame Your Headaches on Your Thyroid?

Can You Blame Your Headaches on Your Thyroid?

  THURSDAY, Sept. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) — People with migraines and other headache disorders have a greater risk of a thyroid disease known as hypothyroidism, a new study suggests. Hypothyroidism occurs when the body doesn’t produce sufficient...
High-Dose Statins Boost Survival

High-Dose Statins Boost Survival

  WEDNESDAY, Nov. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Higher doses of the cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins appear to boost survival slightly for certain people, a large new study reports. The study followed more than 509,000 patients with various forms of...
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