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November 13, 2013

Health Tip: Practicing Tai Chi

(HealthDay News) -- Tai chi is ancient Chinese martial art that involves slow movement and coordinated breathing.

Health Tip: Cooking With Beans

(HealthDay News) -- Beans are a high-fiber source of protein that contain little fat and cholesterol.

Many Would Give Private Info to Health Insurers to Save Money

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Many Americans say they'd submit to insurance company medical tests and lifestyle monitoring in exchange for lower-cost premiums, a new Harris Interactive/HealthDaypoll finds.

Hormone Therapy May Work Only for Women With Hot Flashes

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Hormone therapy helps with menopause-related symptoms such as sleep and memory problems only if a woman also has hot flashes, according to new research.

Study Ties Weight-Loss Surgery to Higher Risk of Preemie Birth

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Babies born to women who've had weight-loss surgery are more likely to be premature and to have low birth weights, a new study found.

Magnetic Brain Stimulation Shows Promise Against Eating Disorders

TUESDAY, Nov. 12 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that some patients with anorexia or bulimia who receive targeted, noninvasive magnetic brain stimulation may experience relief from their binge eating and purging behaviors.

U.S. Adults With Autism May Face Housing Crisis

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Adults with autism face a shortage of housing and support services in the United States, according to a new survey.

Time of Month May Affect Women's Concussion Recovery

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Women who suffer a concussion may heal more slowly if the injury occurs in the two weeks leading up to their menstrual period, a small new study suggests.

New Guidelines May Widen Use of Statins

TUESDAY, Nov. 12 (HealthDay News) -- New guidelines introduced Tuesday by the nation's leading heart experts could greatly expand the number of Americans taking cholesterol-lowering statins.

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