Health Tip: Soothe a Bunion
(HealthDay News) -- A bunion occurs when the joint that connects
the big toe to the foot grows larger, forcing the big toe to bend
toward the other toes. This leads to a painful lump, making it
difficult to wear shoes.
Health Tip: Prevent a Hamstring Strain
(HealthDay News) -- The hamstring is a group of three muscles
that extends down the back of the thigh. A "pulled" hamstring is a
common sports injury, especially among track, soccer or basketball
athletes, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons says.
In Battle of the Bulge, Canada Trumps U.S.
WEDNESDAY, March 2 -- (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to land
mass, Canada may claim bragging rights. But when it comes to the
average girth of its citizens, Americans are typically bigger than
their neighbors to the north, a new study of adult obesity rates in
both countries shows.
Diabetes Ups Death Risk Overall, Study Shows
WEDNESDAY, March 2 (HealthDay News) -- People with diabetes are
80 percent more likely to die prematurely than those without the
disease -- and it's not just diabetes that's killing them.