Alan Alda Reveals Parkinson's Diagnosis

TUESDAY, July 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Alan Alda revealed Tuesday that he’s been living with Parkinson’s disease for more than three years. “The reason I want to talk about it in public is that I was diagnosed three-and-a-half years ago, and I’ve had a full life since,” he said on the CBS television show…

Caffeine Not a Dieter's Friend

TUESDAY, July 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) — If you’re trying to control your weight, don’t look to caffeine for help. Caffeine is not an effective appetite suppressant or weight-loss aid, researchers report in a small, new study. The study involved 50 healthy adults, aged 18 to 50. The researchers found that after the volunteers drank…

Most Seniors Uninformed on Opioid Use

TUESDAY, July 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A new survey suggests health care professionals are giving short shrift to their older patients when it comes to explaining the risks of opioid painkillers. Researchers found that most older Americans who are prescribed opioids aren’t advised about the dangers of the drugs, how to use fewer of…