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Why Are So Many Americans Wearing Gold Earrings on their Right Ear?

The #1 U.S. New Years resolution is to stop smoking: Over 60 million Americans want to stop smoking, including U.S. President-elect Obama JUPITER, Fla., Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Cigarette smoking related diseases claim an estimated 438,000 lives per year, including thos...

The Western Community Shows Its Heart by Wearing Pink!

LAS VEGAS, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Tough Enough To Wear Pink Founder Terry Wheatley announced on Wednesday at the 50th Anniversary Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, that the grassroots cowboy campaign to fight breast cancer has reached the $5 million dollar fundraising mark, mostly thro...

Why women should eat less, move more and consider wearing transdermal HRT patches during menopause

Weight and appetite experts from around the world met at a conference in Bangkok earlier this year to discuss sex differences in obesity. One line of discussion looked at factors leading to women's weight gain during menopause, and how it might be avoided. Co-chairs of the conference, Dr Amand...

Good Morning America! Wake Up to Thinner Legs by Wearing Your Caffeine!

RICHMOND, Va., Feb. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Now you can reduce cellulite and leg circumference simply by wearing pantyhose laced with caffeine. The much-anticipated cellulite-reducing Caffeine Tights are here in the US after taking the UK market by storm. Don't just drink your caffeine, wear it! ...

63 percent of diabetics risk serious foot problems by wearing the wrong-sized shoes

More than six out of ten people with diabetes are walking around in the wrong-sized shoes, exposing themselves to serious foot problems that could lead to amputation, according to research in the November issue of IJCP, the International Journal of Clinical Practice. Published to coincide with...

High school footballers wearing special helmets to monitor brain injuries

As they root for the home team from the bleachers this fall, high school gridiron fans in the small Illinois town of Tolono dont necessarily see anything out of the ordinary down on the field. But just out of sight, tucked inside many of the maroon helmets worn by the Unity High School Rockets,...

People With Chronic Conditions Experience Additional Benefits of Cost Savings by Wearing a Medical ID

American Medical ID Announces Customer Survey Findings Regarding Disease Management in the Workplace and Treatment in an Emergency; Key Facts Support the Need for Those with Chronic Conditions or Allergies to Wear a Medical ID HOUSTON, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- A...

Masking A Flu? – Wearing Masks, Only Way to Contain It’s Spred

Surgical face masks are the next best thing to vaccinations, so those down with Flu, this winter, are being goaded to sport a mask, especially in crowded areas and while using the public transport, in order to contain the spread of infectious disease. // The New South Wales Department of Hea...

Stroke Patients May Benefit By Wearing Cooling Helmets

Strokes can be caused by blood clots in blood vessels of the brain. At a recent meeting of 29th International Stroke Conference of the American Heart Association’s two studies were presented using //Cooling Helmets in patients who had developed stroke. Interestingly both study show that cooling o...

Stroke Doubles Risk of Hip, Thigh Fractures

...eople in general should take measures to prevent future falls, de Vries said. "General fall-preventing strategies include the use of a walking aid, wearing shoes with broad heels and non-slip soles, and minimizing risk factors in and around the home," he said. "A medication review by a doctor or pharmacis...

Worldwide Gap Between Vision Care Attitudes & Behavior

... taking their child for an eye exam earlier if they found out that their child needed vision correction. Nearly 70% of participants believe that wearing contact lenses would impact their enjoyment of life; respondents also show strong beliefs that contact lenses would impact their performance in hobbie...

Pilot study: Workplace yoga and meditation can lower feelings of stress

...y weekly sessions and a full-day retreat, the modified version developed at Ohio State University for this study was designed for office-based workers wearing professional attire. The results of the pilot study are published in a recent issue of the journal Health Education & Behavior . Participants ...

More Than One in Five 12 to 17-Year-Olds Have Trouble Seeing in Class

... than one in four complaining of headaches. These complaints are noted even though nearly half (45 percent) of the children in this age group reported wearing some type of prescription eyewear. "The survey provides a clear example of why regular eye exams are so important as children progress in scho...

Survey Compares Aussie and English Barbeque Attitudes

...cue at 1,695 and 1, 036 respectively and drink an average of 5.8 beers compared with the English 3.7 Aussie bravado prevails; over half admit to wearing novelty hats/aprons at the grill, 70% opt for cricket team's colours. Just 30% of English will don a comedy outfit and 40% England kit The Engli...

Surgical Masks Help Ward Off Flu, Maybe

...AY, Aug. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Experts are still debating the usefulness of wearing surgical face masks to ward off the flu, and the results of a new study are...'t likely to clear up the confusion. Researchers in Hong Kong found that wearing a surgical face mask along with copious hand washing can help keep transmis...

Must-Haves for Your Summer Vacation Bag

...exposure and is susceptible to wrinkling and forms of skin cancer. Consider wearing photochromic lenses like Transitions(R) lenses that are clear indoors and a... The sun's UV rays pose a threat to your skin, eyes and also your lips. wearing lip balm with SPF protection can protect your lips from overexposure to the...

Back-to-School Health: Are Your Child's Eyes Ready for the Classroom?

...agnosis. 3. If your child is resistant to wearing glasses, point out those with familiar faces who a...hen children see relatives, cartoons or classmates wearing glasses, they are typically drawn to the attractiveness of someone they admire wearing them. If your child needs to wear glasses, you sho...

Limited data suggest possible association between Agent Orange exposure

...large-scale sprayings were conducted from airplanes and helicopters, but herbicides were also dispersed from boats and ground vehicles and by soldiers wearing back-mounted equipment. ...

The risk of developing deep vein thrombosis during a flight is often overestimated

... "By the way," says Professor Sawicki, "if you want to lower your risk by wearing compression stockings, you should put them on at least 2 hours before the f...ower the risk of deep vein thrombosis somewhat when used in this way." wearing a cast or splint increases the risk of deep vein thrombosis If people ...

SynergEyes, Inc. Launches New Hybrid Lens Design for Keratoconus Patients

...lens was introduced in 2006, and many keratoconus patients are successfully wearing this design. However, SynergEyes(R) KC is most successful on central, nippl... "The ClearKone(TM) hybrid contact lens gives keratoconus patients wearing RGP lenses or a piggyback system a new way to have clearer, more stable vis...

National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention Encourages Americans to Obtain Vitamin D Through Diet and Supplements

...on guidelines include: seeking the shade between 10 am and 4 pm, generously applying sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 15 or higher, and wearing sun-protective clothing, including wide brimmed hats and UV-protective sunglasses. For the full guidelines and the position statement, visit www.ski...

American Academy of Dermatology Issues Updated Position Statement on Vitamin D

...e sun protection, such as the daily use of sunscreen on exposed skin or the wearing of sun protective clothing, may be at risk for vitamin D insufficiency. A h...es from UV exposure when outdoors, such as seeking shade whenever possible, wearing sunscreen and covering up with a wide-brimmed hat, long sleeves, pants and ...

Get the Most Out of Your Run

...s, plantar fasciitis (heel pain), knee problems and issues with their hips and back. To prevent injuries, make sure you take precautions, including wearing the right shoes, taking it easy if you're feeling sore, and building your speed and intensity over time. "Symptoms are a great guide in running," D...

105-Day Mars Simulation: U.S. Studies Focus on Improving Work Performance

...f the light on melatonin, the body's sleep-promoting hormone. Additional data were collected for the study with participants taking performance tests, wearing watch-like devices that track sleep/wake periods, completing sleep and work logs, and submitting urine and saliva samples. "Based on previous...

105-day Mars simulation: US studies focus on improving work performance

...f the light on melatonin, the body's sleep-promoting hormone. Additional data were collected for the study with participants taking performance tests, wearing watch-like devices that track sleep/wake periods, completing sleep and work logs, and submitting urine and saliva samples. "Based on previous labor...

Spots Still Available to Run 2009 ING New York City Marathon With Team Reeve

...ted that 5.6 million Americans live with paralysis, 1.275 million of whom are paralyzed due to spinal cord injury. To honor this community, he will be wearing bib number 1275. "We all know someone -- a brother, sister, friend, neighbor, or colleague -- living with paralysis," stated Reeve. "They are on...

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois Urges Constant Vigilance Against Growing Threat of Killer 'Superbug'

...teps people inside and outside health care settings must take: --Clean and cover cuts and scrapes. --Shower after athletic events and workouts wearing flip-flops. --Clean work surfaces. --Maintain good hygiene. --Use extra care in gyms, dorms and barracks where many people gather. --Insis...

While Health Clubs Say No to 'Canckles,' Leading Podiatrists Say No to Toenail Fungus

...age of 50, suffer from toenail fungus, which causes embarrassing deformation and discoloration of the nails. While taking precautions, such as always wearing shoes in public places and keeping feet dry, Onychomycosis is a very contagious infection and spreads easily with even the slightest contact. B...

Can a Contact Lens Cure Nearsightedness? Five-Year Clinical Study Testing Corneal Reshaping Therapy as Possible Method to Arrest Myopia

... study, which has 10 investigational sights located throughout the United States, has enrolled approximately 300 subjects aged 8 to 14 to determine if wearing corneal reshaping contact lenses on an overnight basis stops or slows the progression of myopia (nearsightedness) in children. Overnight corneal...

Eye Doctors of Washington Awards DC Resident Free LASIK as Part of its Good Deeds Campaign

...ontest through EDOW’s website, Adrienne seized the opportunity to get LASIK surgery to correct a lifetime of nearsightedness and a resistance to wearing contact lenses (they made her eyes dry). And through the process of filming the video, Adrienne discovered something about herself, and those in her c...

Working Out in the Garden

... This helps prevent blisters, repetitive motion injuries and muscle imbalances. Take a break to drink some water. Protect yourself from the sun by wearing sunscreen, long-sleeved shirts, long pants and a wide-brimmed hat. When lifting heavy items, bend at the knees and keep your back straight. Invest...

Living Healthily on Less

...ommends that people: Buy a pedometer. A simple device, which can be bought for less than $20, can spur more activity. "Studies find that just by wearing the pedometer, people walk an extra mile to two miles a day," Esco said. Get a jump-rope. "It's a less-expensive device that can really get your ...

Statement by John Bailey, Chief Scientist The Personal Care Products Council, Response to EWG's 2009 Sunscreen Report

...n strategy. This includes all of the following: limiting outdoor activities between 10:00 a.m. - 4 p.m. when exposure to UVA/UVB rays is the highest, wearing protective clothing, and using sunscreens. Nevertheless, each year at the start of summer vacation season, the Environmental Working Group (EWG...

Bausch & Lomb Kicks Off U.S. Consumer Online Marketing Campaign for SofLens(R) Daily Disposable Contact Lenses

...to 34 and is designed to generate knowledge and interest in the benefits of wearing daily disposable lenses. "With daily disposable contact lenses, consum...he United States." In order to raise awareness of the many benefits of wearing its SofLens daily disposable contact lenses, Bausch & Lomb has initia...

Sightseeing helicopter crashes in Hawaii decrease following FAA regulations

...rances from terrain, emphasized passenger safety precautions, mandated performance plans prior to each flight, and required flotation equipment or the wearing of life preservers on flights beyond the shoreline. "Our findings indicate that the 1994 Rule was followed by a reduction of almost half in the cra...

Veterans Affairs Researchers Study Benefits of Robot for Ankle Rehabilitation

...roke universally enjoyed and tolerated the robotic training. The video game requires patients to move their paretic toes "up or down" while wearing the Anklebot that moves a screen cursor "up or down" in order to maneuver through targets that approach across the screen at different verti...

Clinical Study Data Indicates that Celliant Reduces Pain

... light and energy onto the underlying tissue and skin. Numerous anecdotal reports from patients with a variety of chronic pain syndromes indicate that wearing garments or sleeping on bedding containing Celliant led to dramatic improvement or complete resolution of pain. The goal of this study was to scientif...

Girls' Overall Self-Worth Improves With Contact Lens Wear, Study Shows

...onduct) and one global measure of self-worth. Because it was expected that wearing spectacles might exacerbate unique vulnerabilities among girls, gender was ...n more confident about their academic performance if they initially dislike wearing glasses." Both doctors advise parents and eye care practitioners to lo...

In Summertime, the Livin' Can Be Buggy

...percent DEET. Never put DEET on infants. Other steps you can take include: Staying inside at dusk and dawn, when mosquitoes are most active, or wearing long-sleeved pants and shirts when outside during those hours Making sure window screens are in good condition Avoid standing near stagnant pools ...

Bicycle Helmet Laws For Kids Effective But Not Yet the Norm

...e 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Studies have shown wearing a helmet while riding a bicycle reduces one's risk...to help prevent death and injury from children not wearing helmets while riding their bikes," says Matthew Da... of parents report that their children do not like wearing helmets. "Wearing a bicycle helmet is essent...
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