Sniffing Out the Best Allergy Treatment

TUESDAY, Nov. 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Seasonal allergies make life miserable for millions of Americans. So, in a bid to ease some of that discomfort, experts from two leading groups of allergists created a task force that has just issued new practice guidelines on the best ways to quell those bothersome symptoms. The consensus?…

How Fast-Food Cues Can Lead You to Overeat

TUESDAY, Nov. 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Before heading out to shop this holiday season, steel yourself for an onslaught of tempting aromas that might lure you into a fast-food restaurant. Food-related cues, like the smell of burgers or eye-catching menu displays, stimulate brain activity. This tempts people to eat more, a new study finds.…

Care for Caregivers

TUESDAY, Nov. 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Many of us will care for a parent at some point in our lives. If you’re shopping or cooking for Mom or taking Dad to doctor visits, you’re already a caregiver. Caregiving is often in addition to raising kids, running your own home and holding down a job.…

Is It Time to Scrap the Pap Test?

MONDAY, Nov. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) — If you’re a woman who’s been given the all-clear after one or more combination tests for cervical cancer, you can probably wait five years between screenings, a new large study suggests. The combination of tests for cervical cancer includes a test to detect the human papillomavirus (HPV) and…