How to Maximize Your Gym Membership

FRIDAY, July 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) — So, you’ve made the decision to get healthier and join a gym, a great way to reach the U.S. national guideline of 150 minutes of moderate exercise a week. But don’t let your good intentions or your membership fee go to waste. Whether your gym is near home…

850 Million People Worldwide Have Kidney Disease

THURSDAY, July 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Kidney disease is a “hidden epidemic” affecting more than 850 million people worldwide, renal experts say. That’s twice the number of diabetics (422 million) and more than 20 times the number of people with cancer (42 million) or HIV/AIDS (36.7 million). But most people don’t realize that kidney…

The Disappearance of a Dog Line

THURSDAY, July 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) — In a tragic twist of canine fate, researchers report that dogs that lived in the Americas for thousands of years were wiped out after Europeans arrived on the continent. “This study demonstrates that the history of humans is mirrored in our domestic animals. People in Europe and the…

Medical Marijuana a Hit With Seniors

THURSDAY, July 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Seniors are giving rave reviews for medical marijuana. In a new survey, those who turned to it for treating chronic pain reported it reduced pain and decreased the need for opioid painkillers. Nine out of 10 liked it so much they said they’d recommend medical pot to others.…