New Resolve for New Year’s Resolutions

FRIDAY, Dec. 29, 2017 (HealthDay News) — What would New Year’s be without resolutions? But the way you approach change can make the difference between reaching successful milestones and abandoning your resolutions faster than you can say Valentine’s Day chocolates. It helps to do some advance planning. First, decide on the goals you’d like to…

Understanding Risks for Prostate Cancer Treatments

Hormone-suppressing regimen may raise odds for heart failure, but it brings benefits, too, researchers say (HealthDay News) — Because testosterone can help prostate tumors grow, men with prostate cancer are often given hormone-suppressing treatment. But new research suggests that delivering the treatment in prostate cancer’s early stages may, in turn, hike a man’s odds for…

8 Small Changes for a Slimmer You in 2018

THURSDAY, Dec. 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) — It’s that time of year again. People are rushing to buy gym memberships and cleaning out kitchen cabinets, swearing that this year will be the year they follow through on their resolution to lose weight. But reaching that goal doesn’t require a complete lifestyle overhaul. Small steps can…

Air Pollution Can Be Deadly for Seniors

THURSDAY, Dec. 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Even levels of air pollution deemed “safe” by U.S. government standards may shorten the life spans of seniors, new research suggests. In fact, hundreds of older Americans may die prematurely each year due to the effects of dirty air, the study found. The finding stems from a computer…