5 Smart Alternatives to Processed Foods

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Is your shopping cart filled with heavily processed foods? Some might seem to be time-savers, yet cost more than fresh foods and offer few nutrients. Others might actually harm your health. The first foods to avoid are processed meats from hot dogs to deli cold cuts, including salami…

IUD May Lower Cervical Cancer Risk

TUESDAY, Nov. 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) — IUD contraceptive devices may reduce a woman’s risk of cervical cancer by about a third, a new review concludes. Researchers think IUDs might promote an immune response that kills off human papillomavirus (HPV), the virus that causes virtually all cases of cervical cancer. “The data say the presence…

Divers May Be Plunging Into Trouble

TUESDAY, Nov. 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) — A well-executed dive may look graceful and effortless, but competitive diving can take a toll on the body, a doctor warns. “Even when a dive is perfectly executed, injuries can occur, whether traumatic or from overuse,” said Dr. Nathaniel Jones, a sports medicine physician at Loyola University Health…