Artificial Turf Helps Football Players With Agility Drills
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 27 (HealthDay News) -- College football players'
times on a standard agility drill were 3 percent faster on
artificial field turf than on natural grass, but there was little
difference in their times for the 40-yard dash, a new study has
Health Tip: Reduce Pesticide Use
(HealthDay News) -- Pesticides are chemicals used to repel
microorganisms, rodents or insects, but they may be harmful if
inhaled or absorbed by the skin.
Health Tip: Taking NSAIDs
(HealthDay News) -- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
(NSAIDs) are over-the-counter or prescription drugs designed to
alleviate pain and reduce inflammation.
Sense of Touch 'Faster' in Those Blind From Birth
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 27 (HealthDay News) -- The sense of touch works
faster in people who have been blind from birth than in those with
normal vision or those who became blind later in life, a new study
Parent-Only Programs Can Help Obese Kids Lose Weight: Study
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Treatments designed to
tackle childhood obesity by enrolling just the parents in nutrition
and exercise education programs are as effective as those that
enlist both parents and children, new research suggests.
Future Seems to Be Viewed More Harshly Than Past
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 27 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to
feelings, new research suggests that the past is not always
prologue. People tend to have worse and more intense views on
events that might happen down the road than identical events that
have already taken place.
Women Urged to Reclaim Their Life After Breast Cancer
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 27 (HealthDay News) -- With October designated
as National Breast Cancer Awareness month, one expert offers breast
cancer survivors some guidance on what they can do to reclaim and
maintain their health.
PTSD Linked to 'Hyperactivity' in Right Brain
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 27 (HealthDay News) The flashbacks experienced
by people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are associated
with heightened activity on the right side of the brain, a new
Percentage of U.S. Adults With Hypertension Holds Steady at 30%
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Although many Americans
are aware of the dangers associated with high blood pressure and
many are controlling the condition, the prevalence of high blood
pressure, also known as hypertension, hasn't changed in a decade,
health officials report.
Pancreatic Cancer Surprisingly Slow to Arise: Study
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Pancreatic cancer takes
much longer to develop than commonly thought, say researchers who
found a lag time of at least a decade between the emergence of key
mutations and the formation of the first cancer cells.