TUESDAY, Nov. 9, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Belly fat. No one wants it, but women are much harder on themselves about extra pounds wrapped around their middle than men are, regardless of how much they weigh. And the more they beat themselves up about their “spare tire,” the more likelyContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Nov. 5, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Most folks groan when the time comes to either “spring forward” or “fall back” an hour, with the waxing and waning of daylight saving time. But that one-hour time shift — which occurs at 2 a.m. Sunday — is more than just aContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Nov. 2, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Contaminated water is the leading cause of large-scale outbreaks of infectious diseases that can be transmitted from animals to people, researchers say. These health threats are called zoonotic infectious diseases, and recent outbreaks include COVID-19 and Ebola. “In the age of COVID-19, itContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Oct. 29, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Modern Americans get much less physical activity than their forebearers did 200 years ago, and increasing reliance on technology is a major reason why. That’s the finding from researchers who used data on falling body temperature and changing metabolic rates in the UnitedContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 27, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Patients suffering from “long COVID” can have symptoms that last a year or more, putting their jobs and everyday routines in jeopardy, a new study finds. Looking at more than 150 people with long-lasting effects from COVID-19, researchers said the patients reported thinkingContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Oct. 15, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Days in the saddle can be risky, with horseback riding a potentially deadly activity, according to a new study. “Hospital admission risk from horseback riding is higher than football, auto and motorcycle racing, and skiing,” the study authors noted. Chest injuries are mostContinue Reading