Staying Active May Lower Odds for Glaucoma

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) — You probably know that exercise benefits your heart and waistline. But how about your vision? Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles analyzed long-term data on American adults, and found that the most physically active folks were 73 percent less likely to develop glaucoma than the least…

Why a Headache Feels So Draining

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) — For many people, nothing’s more draining than a throbbing headache or toothache. Scientists now think they know why. In experiments with mice, researchers at Duke University found that sensory neurons in the head and face are directly linked to one of the brain’s main emotional signaling hubs. Sensory…

How to Do a Skin Cancer Body Check

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Every year, about 5 million Americans are treated for skin cancer — an abnormal growth of skin cells that most often develops on areas exposed to the sun. You can spot early signs by regularly checking your skin for changes. Everyone is susceptible to skin cancer. However, people…

Top Anti-Opioid Meds Are Equally Safe, Effective

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) — The top two medications used to treat opioid addiction appear equally safe and effective, a new study finds. With the United States in the midst of an unprecedented opioid crisis, researchers conducted a head-to-head trial of two leading addiction treatments — naltrexone (Vivitrol) and buprenorphine-naloxone (Suboxone). “The newer…

U.S. May Still Benefit From Climate Accord

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Despite the Trump administration’s withdrawal from the Paris Accord on climate change, the United States will benefit from international efforts to slow the global environmental threat, researchers say. Improvements in air quality and health are likely as a result of domestic and global efforts to reduce greenhouse gas…