Casual Sex Can Lead to Long-Term Relationships: Study
TUESDAY, Aug. 31 (HealthDay News) -- People who "hook up" for
casual sex can have as rewarding a long-term relationship as those
who take it slowly and establish a meaningful connection before
they have sex, says a new study.
In Triathletes, Heart Adapts for Efficiency, Scans Show
TUESDAY, Aug. 31 (HealthDay News) -- The hearts of triathletes
adapt to the rigors of training and competition by becoming more
efficient, which suggests that combining endurance and resistance
training may be the best way to achieve optimal heart health,
Genetic Studies Find Clues to 'Lou Gehrig's Disease' Risk
MONDAY, Aug. 30 (HealthDay News) -- Genetic variations on a
specific chromosome appear to play a role in a fatal motor neuron
condition known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's
disease, two teams of scientists have found.
U.S. Pediatricians Decry Media's Portrayal of Sex
TUESDAY, Aug. 31 (HealthDay News) -- The nation's leading group
of pediatricians has issued a strong policy statement directed
toward pediatricians, parents and the media on the danger of
messages American teens and children are getting about sex from
television, the Internet and other media outlets.
Review Finds No Statin-Cancer Link
TUESDAY, Aug. 31 (HealthDay News) -- There's no evidence that
popular cholesterol-lowering statins cause cancer, says a review
that challenges earlier research raising concerns that the drugs
may be associated with an increase in cancer and cancer-related
'DASH Diet' Shown to Lower Heart Attack Risk Almost 20%
TUESDAY, Aug. 31 (HealthDay News) -- Eating a diet rich in
fruits and vegetables and low in saturated fats can significantly
lower the risk of heart attack for people with mildly elevated
blood pressure, Johns Hopkins University researchers say.