Health Tip: Help Prevent a Pulled Muscle
(HealthDay News) -- A pulled muscle, especially involving the
thigh, is a common injury among runners and people who play
basketball, hockey or football. And while the injury can't always
be prevented, there are factors that increase your risk.
Health Tip: Eat Less
(HealthDay News) -- Your parents may have appreciated when you
took a lot of food and left a clean plate, but experts say that's
no way to maintain a healthy weight.
Dark Chocolate May Lower Risk of Heart Disease
TUESDAY, April 24 (HealthDay News) -- Dark chocolate may lower
your risk of heart disease by lowering levels of blood glucose and
bad cholesterol while boosting levels of good cholesterol, a small
new study suggests.
Texting May Help More Kids Get Flu Shots
TUESDAY, April 24 (HealthDay News) -- Sending text message
reminders to parents improves the rate of flu vaccination among
low-income children and teens in cities, researchers have
New Clues to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
TUESDAY, April 24 (HealthDay News) -- The brains of patients
with chronic fatigue syndrome -- an often misunderstood condition
marked by unexplained, incapacitating exhaustion -- don't respond
to rewards in the same way as the brains of healthy people do, a
new study suggests.
Measles Deaths Falling Worldwide
MONDAY, April 23 (HealthDay News) -- Deaths from measles fell 74
percent worldwide between 2000 and 2010, but progress is still
short of the World Health Organization's target, health officials
Botox Offers Little Relief for Migraine, Study Finds
TUESDAY, April 24 (HealthDay News) -- Botox is considered a
preventive medication for debilitating migraine headaches, but a
new review finds that it may only help people with chronic
migraines or chronic daily headaches. And, even then, the effect
appears to only be "small to modest."
Hospital Charges Show Huge Variance in Study
TUESDAY, April 24 (HealthDay News) -- Acute appendicitis is a
common medical condition, but the cost of treating it varies
enormously -- from about $1,500 to $180,000 -- researchers