Health

Heart attacks more likely when weather is frigid

Lund, October 24, 2018 - Heart attacks occur more often when temperatures plummet, a large new study suggests. Based on more than a decade and...

Vaccination is the best protection against the flu, says GA Dept of Health

Atlanta, October 9, 2018 – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Pediatric Healthcare Improvement Coalition of Georgia (PHIC) encourage all parents...

More doctors say men should think twice about prostate cancer screening

Most men shouldn’t get routine prostate cancer screening because the potential benefits are small and there are clear harms, an international panel of experts...

More evidence exercise may be good for your mood

People who exercise may experience symptoms of mental health disorders less often, a U.S. study suggests. That may be true even when the exercise involves...

New Medicare card, same old scammers

Medicare is mailing new, more secure Medicare cards with a Medicare Number that's unique to every person with Medicare. Medicare is getting rid of...

Baby-aspirin risks overwhelm benefits in healthy elderly

In healthy elderly people who never had a heart attack, the widespread practice of taking a baby aspirin every day may do more harm...

A quarter of adults are too inactive, putting health at risk

More than a quarter of the world’s adults – or 1.4 billion people – take too little exercise, putting them at higher risk of...

Anxiety, depression tied to higher risk of heart attack, stroke

Adults with mood disorders like anxiety and depression may be more likely to have a heart attack or stroke than people without mental illness,...

Dental care before cancer surgery might be good idea

Patients undergoing major cancer surgery might reduce their risk of complications by seeing a dentist beforehand, a study from Japan suggests. Patients who visited a...

In US, HPV-related cancers on rise

In men, most of the increase was in head, neck and throat cancers, while in women, cases of HPV-related anal cancer rose, according to...