Healthy Living May Ease Some MS Symptoms

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) — The old adage that “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” appears to be at least partly true for people living with multiple sclerosis (MS). New research suggests that a healthy diet — one that’s chock-full of fruits, vegetables and whole grains but contains little added sugars…

Shhhh! Patients Are Sleeping

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) — In hospitals around the world, noise complaints are booming. But some medical centers are trying to stem the ’round-the-clock’ racket. Medical equipment, air circulation machinery, announcements and staff pages create a cacophony of sounds 24/7 that can stress patients, staff and visitors alike, said Ilene Busch-Vishniac, a consultant…

4 Steps for Healthier Nails

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Good nail care is important, but it’s possible to overdo it. For instance, it turns out that too much clipping can actually be harmful. Trimming nails every day can create stress across the entire nail. Over time, it can change nail shape and even lead to conditions like…

Are Women Naturally Fitter Than Men?

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) — When it comes to getting and staying fit, women may have an aerobic edge over men, new research suggests. In a small new study, investigators compared oxygen uptake and muscle oxygen extraction in 18 young men and women while they worked out on a treadmill. Oxygen uptake is…