Health

Women Might Avoid a C-Section with Diet and Exercise

SOME C-SECTIONS CAN BE AVOIDED

There is even more evidence about the importance of diet and exercise during pregnancy. New research shows programs that encourage healthy eating and physical activity , limit excess weight gain and lower the risk of having a c-section. Women in the study were given access to a nutritionist , diet and lifestyle classes or structured exercise programs. The benefits were…

Doctors Against Ovarian Cancer Screening Tests

MOST WOMEN DON'T NEED SCREENING TEST, SAYS EXPERTS

Ovarian screen tests not neccessary for many women, says some medical experts. Until an effective screen method for ovarian cancer exists, doctors continue to recommend against screening. The U-S Preventive Services Task Force says there’s not enough evidence to suggest most healthy women should be screened. The group of independent experts says the potential harms of false positives outweigh any…

Senator John McCain has Successful Surgery

LABORATORY REPORTS FOR SENATOR MCCAIN EXPECTED IN SEVERAL DAYS

  Senator McCain recovering after surgery.   Senator John McCain is said to be recovering at home following minimally invasive surgery last week to remove a blood clot form above his left eye. There are concerns about the cause of the clot. The procedure to remove the clot is called a craniotomy. A small incision was made over the eye…

It’s Too Hot to be Outside

WHEN ITS THIS HOT STAY INSIDE

CDC says stay out of the heat. As temperatures soar across the U-S this week, there are reminders to stay cool. Intense heat can cause anything from a harmless rash to more serious conditions like heat stroke. That’s why experts with the Centers for Disease Control recommend staying inside on these steamy days. If you do have to go out,…

MMA Fighter’s Blood Test Can Predict Brain Injury

PERMANENT BRAIN INJURIES CAN BE FOUND SOONER

A simple blood test could predict long-term brain injuries in professional fighters. Cleveland Clinic Researchers compared blood samples of active boxers and mixed martial arts fighters to samples from retired and non-fighters. They found active fighters had higher levels of two proteins that indicate a brain injury. For the most part, these protein levels stayed stable over time. But, those…

Possums and Zika Research

POSSUM RESPONSES TO DISEASE SIMILAR TO HUMANS

  Researchers study possums reaction to disease.   John Vandeberg is a professor at the South Texas Diabetes and Obesity Institute  who is collaborating with the University of Texas biology department to develop a laboratory opossum as a model for research on the Zika virus. “The intent is to prevent the disease altogether so we don’t ever have to worry…

Eating Better One Change at a Time

EATING BETTER CHANGES OVERALL HEALTH

Eating healthy can start slow. Overhauling a bad diet can be pretty hard. A new study shows you don’t have to do it overnight to see real benefits. The research from Harvard looked at the diets of nearly 74-thousand people over 12 years. Those who made small but, steady improvements in their diet, like replacing processed meat with fresh fish…

High Schools Prepare for Opioid Overdoses

OPIOD ADDICTION BECOMES A PUBLIC SCHOOL CONCERN

Schools prepare for possible drug overdoses. It’s a sign of the times we live in. Some schools in Ohio will soon be doing their part to combat the Akron Board of  Education , Daniel Rambler Akron public school officials voted Monday in favor of making Narcan available in 18 middle and high schools. Officers who work in the schools have…

Addicted Babies Crave Cuddling

CUDDLING HELPS OVERCOME INFANT DRUG WITHDRAWAL

Infants responding to ‘cuddling’ at hospitals.   Laurie Mays originally signed up as a NICU volunteer to get her baby fix. The volunteer says ,””My children are grown and out of the house and I miss that nurturing you have with babies.” Now, she’s nurturing some of the babies who need it most and playing an important role in their…