SATURDAY, March 23, 2019 -- Maybe you rush around with work and activities during the day, then settle in for a large, relaxing meal in the evening. But new research says the later in the day you eat, the more weight you're likely to pack on.
That's the takeaway from a week-long study involving 31 overweight and obese patients, mostly women.
SATURDAY, March 23, 2019 -- For people who carry too much weight and suffer from migraines, dropping some pounds might help ease their pain, new research shows.
"When people lose weight, the number of days per month with migraine decreases, as does pain severity and headache attack duration," said lead researcher Dr. Claudio Pagano. He is associate professor of internal medicine at the University of Padova in Italy.
FRIDAY, March 22, 2019 -- Expectant moms often try to plan as many aspects of their upcoming delivery as they can. But one thing they might not consider is what type of pain relief they will choose if they need to have a C-section.
Now, new research from the University of Texas suggests that while opioids can control pain, a combination of other painkillers could offer similar relief with fewer side effects and no risk of addiction.
FRIDAY, March 22, 2019 -- Gun-related deaths among school-age children in the United States are increasing at alarming rates, researchers report.
In 2017, gun violence claimed more 5- to 18-year-olds than police officers or active-duty members of the U.S. military, according to a chilling new study led by investigators from Florida Atlantic University.
FRIDAY, March 22, 2019 -- Recent research shows that eggs can be part of a healthful diet.
Eggs are highly nutritious because they deliver the essential amino acids your body needs to build and repair muscle and help keep your metabolism humming. Egg yolks in particular contain many nutrients, including vitamin A, B vitamins and hard-to-get vitamin D.
FRIDAY, March 22, 2019 -- It's never too soon to teach kids to be culturally competent -- to learn about, respect and accept people whose culture is different from their own.
Children as young as 2 start to become aware of differences among people -- starting with gender -- and to be sensitive to attitudes held by those around them. Experts believe that a child's cultural attitudes are set by age 9. That's why it's so important to teach kids to be good global citizens even before preschool.
FRIDAY, March 22, 2019 -- No one likes to get a colonoscopy, but new research suggests that mailing at-home colon cancer tests to folks who are overdue for their checks might prompt them to get screened.
"We believe that mailing kits directly to patients, which frames participation as the default, reduced steps in the screening process, making it easier for patients to get screened and catch colorectal cancer earlier or even potentially prevent it from occurring," said study senior author Dr. Chyke Doubeni. He is a professor at Penn Medicine in Philadelphia.
FRIDAY, March 22, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Tipping the scales at 233 pounds, Charles Joy realized he needed to make some changes.
The 28-year-old Louisville, Kentucky, native already had tried many diet plans to varying degrees of success. In 2013, he lost more than 100 pounds through exercise and diet. But afterward, his weight slowly began to creep back up.