FRIDAY, Sept. 30, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Places of worship may provide respite for Black men that not only enhances their lives, but may extend them, new research suggests. “Black men have been oppressed, commodified, surveilled and criminalized like no other group in U.S. history and they often experience disproportionatelyContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Sept. 29, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Eating well and exercising can make for a longer life, and that holds true for former smokers, too, a new study shows. Researchers found that of nearly 160,000 former smokers, those who exercised, ate healthfully and limited their drinking were less likely toContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Sept. 27, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Five years back, “Nugget” the Jack-A-Poo was in serious need of some tender loving veterinary care. “He needed vaccinations and a few other things,” Seattle native Grace Stroklund recalled of her sidekick, a Jack Russell Terrier/Toy Poodle mix. “But I was just notContinue Reading

MONDAY, Sept. 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) — People who work in manufacturing, welding and chemical operations and are exposed to hazardous chemicals may face a higher risk of developing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a new study found. “This study shows that certain occupational settings and exposures increase one’s chances ofContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 21, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Your children’s school clothes may look neat, but are they safe to wear? Maybe not. Researchers found high levels of dangerous chemicals called per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in school uniforms sold across North America. These chemicals — which can build up inContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 14, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Many women are unhappy with how their bodies look both during and after pregnancy, and it’s an issue that can trigger postpartum depression and eating disorders, a new study suggests. Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital, in Boston, recently conducted a survey to learnContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Sept. 9, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Your dog may like to lick your hand or face, but if you’re using a chemotherapy cream that treats certain skin conditions, you should not allow it, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration advises. The medication fluorouracil is fatal to dogs when ingested.Continue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 31, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Munching handfuls of microwave popcorn might be perfect for movie night, but your snack could be loading your body with potentially harmful “forever chemicals,” experts warn. Many microwave popcorn bags are lined with PFAS (perfluoroalkyls and polyfluoroalkyl substances), and evidence has shown thatContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Aug. 30, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Pregnant women are exposed to toxic chemicals in dishware, hair coloring, plastics and pesticides that can heighten their risk of cancer and harm child development, a new study warns. Melamine and its major byproduct, cyanuric acid, were found in nearly all the 171Continue Reading