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…

'Hot' Yoga Is No Better for Your Heart: Study

FRIDAY, Jan. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) — It’s called “hot” yoga because it’s practiced in sweltering temperatures, and some research has hinted that it might improve heart health more than traditional yoga. But a new study suggests that adding heat to your Half Moon pose doesn’t boost its cardiac benefits. “We were surprised by the…

Physical Therapist Challenges 'No Pain, No Gain' Theory

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Many people think if they’re not sore after a workout, they didn’t push themselves hard enough. But some experts challenge this view. “There’s no evidence that shows individuals with muscle soreness get stronger versus those that don’t,” said physical therapist Heather Henry, from University Hospitals Avon Health Center…

Fluids May Buy Dying Cancer Patients a Day or Two

TUESDAY, Jan. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Giving fluids to dying cancer patients may help them live a bit longer, a new British study finds. “Hydration plays a key role in delaying the dying process,” said Dr. Agnieszka Michael, medical director of clinical trials at the University of Surrey in England. However, “why this is…