» Weight and 85
19/12/13 05:01 from Daily HealthBeat Tip PodCast
Staying at a healthy weight seems to raise the likelihood of a healthier old age. At the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, researcher Eileen Rillamas-Sun saw evidence of this in data on about 36,600 women whose weight st...
» The body-brain workout
18/12/13 05:01 from Daily HealthBeat Tip PodCast
Older people who keep their muscles in better shape also seem to have brains in better shape. Sandra Bond Chapman of the University of Texas at Dallas saw this in data on people ages 57 to 75. Some took part in 12 weeks of aerobic activ...
» Organ donating
17/12/13 05:01 from Daily HealthBeat Tip PodCast
The best gift you can ever give is life. Currently, more than 120,000 people in the U.S. are waiting for a donated organ to save their life. One person may save up to eight lives through organ donation, and thousands more can benefit th...
» Your mouth and your arteries
16/12/13 05:01 from Daily HealthBeat Tip PodCast
A study links good dental health with good arterial health. Researchers checked that in samples of dental plaque and bacteria from the mouth, and measures of thickened carotid arteries in the neck, in 420 people. Over roughly three years...
» Reduce the risk of flu
13/12/13 05:01 from Daily HealthBeat Tip PodCast
There are ways to reduce your risk of the flu, and maybe even prevent it. Getting an annual flu vaccination is the best way to protect you and your family from the illness. Vaccination is recommended for people 6 months of age or older.
» Healthy conversations
12/12/13 05:01 from Daily HealthBeat Tip PodCast
Having trouble getting your kids to eat healthy? A study indicates the route to go is to have a conversation with them about a healthy lifestyle rather than their weight and size.
» Teens, sports and drugs
11/12/13 05:01 from Daily HealthBeat Tip PodCast
Sports can be tough competition for high school boys, and sometimes pain from an injury is bad enough for a doctor to prescribe painkillers. But a researcher warns that opioid drugs can cause problems if they’re not watched closely.
» Heads-up on head injuries
10/12/13 05:01 from Daily HealthBeat Tip PodCast
A study by the Institute of Medicine says many athletes and coaches don’t report a possible concussion, even though this raises the risk of re-injury and impedes treatment. The study calls this a ``culture of resistance’’ against reporti...
» Teens on the road under the influence
09/12/13 05:01 from Daily HealthBeat Tip PodCast
Data from a national survey of high school seniors indicates many have been driving after smoking marijuana – or as a passenger with a driver who was.
» Safer for kids
05/12/13 05:01 from Daily HealthBeat Tip PodCast
Cough and cold medications for infants under 2 years of age have been withdrawn from the U.S. market, and it looks like children are better for it.