Cutting Chemo Heart Risks for Breast Cancer Patients

MONDAY, March 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Two classes of blood pressure drugs show promise in preventing heart complications caused by chemotherapy for breast cancer, researchers report. One in four women who receives the chemo drug Herceptin develops potentially dangerous heart problems. However, the drug is highly effective at treating an aggressive form of breast…

Dealing With an Exercise-Related Injury

MONDAY, March 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — If you love exercise, one of the hardest parts of suffering an injury is being sidelined. But if you take the time to heal a sprain or strain correctly, you’ll get back in the game faster. First, understand your injury to treat it appropriately. A sprain affects ligaments,…

Years of Football Could Harm the Heart

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A lifetime spent playing football has been linked to brain damage, but the game also may lead to serious heart problems, two new studies suggest. In one, researchers found that former National Football League players have a five-times greater chance of developing heart rhythm problems, such as atrial…

Heavy Drinkers Put Themselves at Risk for Dementia

THURSDAY, Feb. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The ills that are linked to heavy drinking now include dementia, a new study warns. Researchers analyzed data from more than a million adults in France who were diagnosed with dementia between 2008 and 2013. They found that chronic, heavy drinking was a major risk factor for all…

Skipping the Gym, Ladies? Try the Stairs

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Older women don’t have to hit the gym to stay healthy, because a stair-climbing workout appears to do the trick, researchers report. Finding the right type of exercise can be difficult for postmenopausal women, according to the North American Menopause Society. For example, high-intensity resistance training reduces age-related…