Staying Trim, Strong May Cut Incontinence Risk

Staying Trim, Strong May Cut Incontinence Risk By Cecilia Lalama HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Urinary incontinence is a widespread complaint among women, but a new study suggests that older women may find relief from this frustrating problem if they’re slimmer and stronger. The study followed nearly 1,500 women in their […]




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Staying Trim, Strong May Cut Incontinence Risk

Staying Trim, Strong May Cut Incontinence Risk By Cecilia Lalama HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Urinary incontinence is a widespread complaint among women, but a new study suggests that older women may find relief from this frustrating problem if they’re slimmer and stronger. The study followed nearly 1,500 women in their […]




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Weight Loss Tips You Haven’t Heard Before

{{#each webmd_rendition.content.wbmd_asset.content_section.cons_slideshow.slide_group}} {{/each}} You probably know the usual weight loss advice by heart: Eat less and move more. While doing both (correctly!) can certainly help you shed pounds, there are other science-backed strategies to make your weight loss journey a little easier — and they’re not what you might expect. Start with these 11 small […]




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Fish Oil For Moms May Cut Kids’ Asthma Risk

THURSDAY, Dec. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Women who take fish oil during their third trimester of pregnancy might cut their children’s risk of developing asthma by as much as one-third, a new clinical trial suggests. The fish oil dose was high — with fatty acid levels that were 15 to 20 times more than […]




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A 10-Minute Workout to Strengthen Your Whole Body

Find it hard to squeeze in morning workouts? Lots of people can relate. While the mere thought of early-a.m. exercise can be enough to send anyone scrambling back to bed, it is possible to fit in a quick session and still make it out the door on time. In this 10-minute body weight workout, WebMD’s […]




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Food Aversions During Pregnancy

Other hormones may be behind the changes in smell and taste many pregnant women report. “Women have a heightened sense of smell and taste in pregnancy, and anything with a strong smell can make you feel nauseated,” Wu says. But it’s not a hard-and-fast rule. “A lot of people have a chicken aversion even though […]




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Diabetes Takes Biggest Bite Out of U.S. Health Care Spending

continued… “There are things on that list that, when we think of health care, they’re not necessarily the things the average American would think of,” Dieleman said. The first five conditions alone comprised 18 percent of all personal health care spending and totaled $437 billion in 2013, the researchers noted. Cancer did not make the […]




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Heart Failure Drug Shows Promise in First Human Trial

TUESDAY, Dec. 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Heart failure patients have weakened hearts, but researchers say an experimental drug used for the first time in humans may repair heart cells and improve heart function. According to the results of a small phase 1 trial, a single intravenous infusion of the drug cimaglermin was safe and, […]




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Smoking in Pregnancy Tied to Kidney Damage in Kids

THURSDAY, Dec. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Children of mothers who smoke during pregnancy may be at increased risk for kidney damage, a new study warns. Researchers looked at test results for excessive protein in the urine (proteinuria) — which is a sign of reduced kidney function — in nearly 44,600 children in Japan who […]




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Past Kidney Damage Linked to Pregnancy Problems

THURSDAY, Dec. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Women with prior kidney damage may have an increased risk for pregnancy complications, a new study suggests. “We believe that this study highlights an important finding that will be useful for medical providers caring for reproductive-age women,” said study author Dr. Jessica Sheehan Tangren, a nephrologist from Massachusetts […]




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