SUNDAY, Oct. 20, 2019 -- Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, affecting about 31 million Americans, and is the leading cause of disability among adults.
Known as OA, it causes pain and other symptoms in joints, which can affect the ability to do everyday tasks. There's no known cure, but there are treatments that can relieve pain and maintain joint function, according to a rheumatologist at Wake Forest Baptist Health in Winston-Salem, N.C.
SATURDAY, Oct. 19, 2019 -- There's no trick to keeping kids safe this Halloween -- it just takes some planning, the American Academy of Pediatrics says.
Costumes should be bright, reflective and short enough to prevent tripping, entanglement or contact with flame. It's a good idea to add reflective tape or striping to costumes and trick-or-treat bags for greater visibility.
FRIDAY, Oct. 18, 2019 -- Many brain injury deaths could be prevented by using an inexpensive drug in the critical hours following a head trauma, a new international study finds.
"Traumatic brain injury can happen to anyone at any time, whether it's through an incident like a car crash or simply falling down the stairs," said study co-leader Ian Roberts, a professor of clinical trials at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.
FRIDAY, Oct. 18, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- At 99 years old, most people are not engaging in complex research funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Jeremiah Stamler is no ordinary person.
The author and co-author of hundreds of peer-reviewed studies and books, Stamler's cutting-edge research into the cardiovascular health impact of lifestyle factors like diet, smoking, diabetes, cholesterol and blood pressure has been cited more than 25,000 times, and it has shaped public policy for decades.
FRIDAY, Oct. 18, 2019 -- Research has long shown how psychological disorders lead to poor physical health. Now scientists are learning more about the flip side of emotions, how living a purposeful life may have as many physical benefits as inspirational ones.
Having purpose in life is simply believing that your life has meaning and that you live according to goals you set for yourself.
FRIDAY, Oct. 18, 2019 -- It's time to go beyond spinach and kale. To really power up your meals with greens, you want to explore the taste and texture of watercress and dandelions. And the following recipes will get from the fridge to your table in minutes.
Watercress is part of the cruciferous family to which kale and broccoli belong. It's got a spicy taste, so if you're a fan of arugula, you'll love watercress. A warehouse of antioxidants, it delivers vitamins A, C, K and more. And it makes the perfect swap for lettuce in a simple salad.
FRIDAY, Oct. 18, 2019 -- Nurses trying to prevent infection of hospital patients could be putting themselves at risk of developing chronic lung disease, a new study warns.
The cleaners and disinfectants used to sterilize medical equipment and wash hospital surfaces appear to increase nurses' odds of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to findings published online Oct. 18 in JAMA Network Open.