Dogs May Help Soothe Vets With PTSD

TUESDAY, June 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Service dogs may help reduce levels of the stress hormone cortisol in military veterans who have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a new study finds. For the study, researchers compared a group of veterans with PTSD who had a service dog to a group of veterans on the waitlist…

Could You Have Rosacea?

TUESDAY, June 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Acne isn’t reserved for teens, and breakouts can persist into adulthood. But there’s another common skin condition — rosacea — that causes a different type of blemish, strikes in the adult years, and won’t respond to typical acne products. The first telltale sign of rosacea is the tendency…

Kitchen Towels Laden With Bacteria

MONDAY, June 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Is your kitchen towel making you sick? The answer could be yes if you use the towel for many purposes, have a large family and are not a vegetarian, according to a new study of germs lurking on towels. Forty-nine percent of the kitchen towels collected for the…

Impotent? Maybe You Should See a Heart Doctor

MONDAY, June 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Troubles in the bedroom can be a double whammy for older men: Researchers have found that erectile dysfunction ups the risk for heart disease. Their four-year study concluded that men whose impotence is vascular-related, not emotional, are twice as likely to suffer a heart attack, stroke or sudden…

New DNA Test May Predict Prostate Cancer Risk

MONDAY, June 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A new genetic test can identify men most likely to develop prostate cancer, a new report contends. According to the new study, the scientists identified 63 new genetic variants associated with increased risk of prostate cancer, and combined them with more than 100 previously identified variants to create…