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  1. After Stroke, Spouse May Also Need Care

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- If your spouse has a stroke, and the two of you disagree about the rate of recovery, your own health might suffer, a new study finds. The caregiving spouse is at increased risk for emotional distress and depression if th

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  2. Flu Vaccine Spray Better Than Shots for Young Kids

    June 26, 2014 -- Spraying a flu vaccine up young children's noses is more effective than giving them a shot, a U.S. government panel ruled Wednesday. The new recommendation, voted on during a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, only applies to children aged 2 to 8, according

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  3. Many Unaware of HIV Status Until It's Advanced

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Few patients treated at U.S. emergency departments have HIV, but those who do test positive for the virus are in the most infectious stage or have already developed AIDS, a new study says. "People may believe that HIV an

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  4. Pregnant Women: Avoid Environmental Toxins

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Few obstetricians offer their pregnant patients advice on how to avoid environmental toxins that might harm their babies, a new study finds. "We have good scientific evidence demonstrating that pregnant women are expose

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  5. Natural Conception Later in Life Tied to This Perk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women who naturally have babies after age 33 tend to live longer than those who had their last child before age 30, a new study finds. This may be because gene variations that enable women to have babies at a later age

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  6. Over Half of Seniors Plagued by Incontinence: CDC

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- More than 50 percent of older Americans struggle with incontinence, a new government report released Wednesday shows. "We found that half the population experienced urinary leakage or accidental bowel leakage, and abo

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  7. Is All That TV Killing You?

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Attention, binge TV watchers: New research suggests that long stretches spent glued to the tube may be more than just a guilty pleasure -- they could also shorten your life. The study of more than 13,000 seemingly heal

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  8. Fruits, Veggies Not a Magic Bullet for Weight Loss

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Eating lots of fruits and vegetables is often recommended as a way to lose weight, but doing so may not help you shed excess pounds, according to researchers. They reviewed data from more than seven studies that examine

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  9. 1 in 10 U.S. Beaches Fails Bacteria Test: Survey

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Swimmers, take heed: Ten percent of water samples taken from U.S. coastal and lake beaches fail to meet safety standards set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, a new report finds. "There can be hidden danger

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  10. Taste Buds Decline With Age -- Link With Diabetes?

    June 25, 2014 (Chicago) -- The number of taste buds on the tongue decreases as you age. This may be important because the fewer the taste buds, the higher your fasting blood sugar level, new research shows. This could be part of the reason there are more older adults with type 2 diabetes now, sugges

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