Health Tip: Help Manage IBS Symptoms
(HealthDay News) -- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) affects the
large intestine, and can include symptoms such as stomach cramps,
gas, diarrhea, constipation or bloating.
Wanted: Female Nurses for Large, Ongoing Study
THURSDAY, March 1 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers are looking
for 100,000 female nurses and nursing students to join the
long-running Nurses' Health Study, which has yielded insight into a
wide range of health issues, such as the benefits of physical
activity and whole grains and the dangers of tobacco and trans
Urban Forests Disappearing: Report
THURSDAY, March 1 (HealthDay News) -- An estimated 4 million
trees are disappearing from urban areas in the United States each
year, a new study found.
Toxins Afloat in Shark Fin Soup?
THURSDAY, March 1 (HealthDay News) -- Shark fins contain high
levels of a neurotoxin called BMAA, which is linked to
neurodegenerative diseases in humans such as Alzheimer's and Lou
Gehrig's disease (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), according to a
Web-Based Therapy May Help Teens With Chronic Fatigue
THURSDAY, March 1 (HealthDay News) -- Teens with chronic fatigue
syndrome, which can cause poor concentration and memory as well as
joint and muscle pain, may benefit from an Internet-based treatment
known as FITNET, a new study has found.
Mouse Study Shows How Pot Clouds Memory
THURSDAY, March 1 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists studying mice
say they better understand how marijuana impairs working memory,
the ability to momentarily retain and utilize information needed
for comprehension and learning.
Trans Fats May Raise Stroke Risk in Older Women
THURSDAY, March 1 (HealthDay News) - Here's one more reason to
avoid trans fats in your diet, especially if you are an older
woman: A new study found a 39 percent increased risk of stroke
among postmenopausal women who ate the highest amount of this
common ingredient in baked goods, fast food and packaged
'Parent Training' May Help Kids With Autism Behave Better
THURSDAY, March 1 (HealthDay News) -- Children with autism often
display challenging behaviors, but new research suggests that
parents can learn to better handle tantrums and aggression, which
may improve their child's overall functioning.
U.S. Will Push to Have Graphic Warnings on Cigarettes
THURSDAY, March 1 (HealthDay News) -- Following a move by a U.S.
federal judge to block a government mandate calling for graphic
anti-smoking images on cigarette packaging, Obama Administration
officials said they are determined to fight back and keep the rule
Two Pancreatic-Enzyme Products Approved
THURSDAY, March 1 (HealthDay News) -- Two drugs that supplement
the digestion-aiding actions of pancreatic enzymes have been
approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the agency said
Thursday in a news release.