How Healthy Is Your Diet?

WEDNESDAY, June 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) — As Americans, we’re making some headway in our efforts to improve the quality of our diet, but we’re far from ideal levels. Research shows that healthier eating prevented over a million premature deaths in the 13-year period from 1999 to 2012, along with 8.6 percent fewer heart disease…

Looking Good! Plastic Surgery for Men Surges

WEDNESDAY, June 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A growing number of American men are having cosmetic surgery to improve their looks and increase their confidence, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports. More than 1.3 million cosmetic procedures were performed on U.S. men in 2017, according to the group. “For a lot of men, just…

Balanced Diet May Be Key to Cancer Survival

TUESDAY, June 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Eating a nutritionally balanced high-quality diet may lower a cancer patient’s risk of dying by as much as 65 percent, new research suggests. The finding that total diet, rather than specific nutritional components, can affect a cancer patient’s prognosis “was particularly surprising to us,” said the study’s lead…

Health Tips for Summer Fun

TUESDAY, June 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Summertime means fun time, but you still need to follow some basic health and safety precautions. Dehydration is a common summer problem and often results in dizziness, dry mouth and lightheadedness. But it also can be more severe, according to Dr. Ravi Rao, a family medicine physician at…

Obese Young Adults Prone to Binging, Purging

TUESDAY, June 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Overweight and obese young adults are twice as likely as those who are thinner to try to control their weight through binging and purging, using laxatives or diuretics, or forcing themselves to vomit, a new study finds. The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) researchers noted that these…

Are Your Meds Making You Depressed?

TUESDAY, June 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Drugs taken by more than one-third of U.S. adults have depression as a possible side effect, a new study reveals. These medications include blood pressure drugs called beta-blockers, hormonal contraceptives and pain medications, researchers said. And they’re used by 37 percent of Americans, according to the study of…