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September 22, 2015

Health Tip: Rake Leaves Safely

(HealthDay News) -- Raking leaves is not only a fall necessity, it's a great way to burn calories. So don't forget to prepare your body for the pending workout.

Health Tip: Enjoy a Safe Campfire

(HealthDay News) -- A warm and cozy campfire is a nice touch when you're enjoying the great outdoors. But always remember to focus on safety.

Girls Who Are Impulsive, Poor Planners May Be Prone to Weight Gain

TUESDAY, Sept. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Girls who are impulsive and have difficulties planning at age 10 may tend to gain more weight as they enter puberty, and binge eating may be a common path to that result, new research suggests.

Beet Juice Boosts Muscle Power in Heart Patients

MONDAY, Sept. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Beet juice, with its high concentration of nitrates, may help boost muscle strength among heart patients, a small study has found.

Treating Older Patients for Pneumonia in ICU May Boost Survival, But Not Costs

TUESDAY, Sept. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Admitting older, low-risk patients with pneumonia to the intensive-care unit -- compared with admission to regular wards -- is linked with higher survival rates but not higher medical expenses, new research suggests.

You Carry Your 'Microbial Cloud' With You

TUESDAY, Sept. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In a finding that's sure to alarm germophobes everywhere, scientists say people emit a "microbial cloud" of bacteria wherever they may be.

Could a Texting App Help Your Heart?

TUESDAY, Sept. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Regular text message reminders can help people with heart disease stick to a healthier lifestyle, Australian researchers report.

Health Highlights: Sept. 22, 2015

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:

Relaxed Guidelines on PSA Testing Might Miss Aggressive Tumors: Study

TUESDAY, Sept. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Relaxed guidelines on prostate cancer screening may delay diagnosis and treatment of aggressive tumors, a new study suggests.

Most Americans Will Experience At Least 1 Diagnostic Error: Report

TUESDAY, Sept. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new report commissioned by the U.S. government contends that most Americans will encounter at least one diagnostic error in their lifetime, sometimes with severe consequences for their physical and mental health.

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