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2023

The Time Is Now to Curb Spring Allergies

The Time Is Now to Curb Spring AllergiesWEDNESDAY, Jan. 25, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Send yourself some love this Valentine's Day by setting a reminder to start taking your spring allergy medications.It's important to begin allergy meds two weeks before symptoms are expected to appear when possible, according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)."It's not the most romantic idea in the world, but it is an effective way to remember when to start taking your spring allergy medications," said allergist Dr. Kathleen May, president of the ACAAI."And although spring allergies aren't necessarily top of mind in February, climate change means that temperatures are rising, and allergy symptoms occur earlier in the year," May said in a college news release. "In southern regions of the United States,...

FDA Wants to Lower Lead Levels in Baby Food

24 January 2023
FDA Wants to Lower Lead Levels in Baby FoodTUESDAY, Jan. 24, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has proposed stricter limits on levels of lead in infant food products.The agency announced draft guidance for manufacturers that would lower allowable lead levels in processed foods meant for infants and children 2 years and younger.The change could reduce dietary exposure to lead, which can cause neurological and developmental harm, the FDA said."For more than 30 years, the FDA has been working to reduce exposure to lead, and other environmental contaminants, from foods. This work has resulted in a dramatic decline in lead exposure from foods since the mid-1980s," FDA Commissioner Dr. Robert Califf said in an agency news release."The proposed action levels announced today, along with our continued work...

Chronic Pancreatitis: Surgery Can Help, But Healthy...

24 January 2023
Chronic Pancreatitis: Surgery Can Help, But Healthy Lifestyle Is KeyTUESDAY, Jan. 24, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Many people who have surgery for chronic pancreatitis continue to have health struggles in the years afterward — with some dying at a young age, a new study finds.The study, done at one U.S. medical center, is the largest to look at overall survival in the years after people have surgery for chronic pancreatitis — a condition in which the pancreas becomes permanently damaged by inflammation.And it found that while short-term survival was high, more than one-third of patients died within 10 years of surgery, often at a young age.Among patients who died, the median age at death was about 50. That means half were younger than that.Experts said the findings underscore how serious chronic pancreatitis can be, and how important it is for...

Laser Treatment Might Help Prevent Common Forms of Skin...

24 January 2023
Laser Treatment Might Help Prevent Common Forms of Skin CancerTUESDAY, Jan. 24, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- A cosmetic laser treatment that promises to erase wrinkles, scars, age spots and sun damage may also prevent the return of some skin cancers, a new, small study suggests. Researchers found that in patients who had basal or squamous cell skin cancers, nonablative fractional laser treatment lowered the chances of the cancer recurrence by about half."We actually don't know why this procedure has this result," said senior researcher Dr. Mathew Avram, director of the Dermatology Laser and Cosmetic Center at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. "We have to go to the lab and try to figure out why this is the case. There are theories about whether or not the treatment causes your immune function and skin to change, but we have no evidence of...

Even Light Exercise Can Help Arthritic Knees

24 January 2023
Even Light Exercise Can Help Arthritic KneesTUESDAY, Jan. 24, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Even short bouts of light exercise can help the millions of people with knee osteoarthritis reduce pain and improve their range of motion.Knee osteoarthritis, the wear-and-tear form of the disease, occurs when the cartilage between your bones breaks down, causing pain, stiffness and swelling.Researchers in a new study compared high-dose and low-dose exercise in 189 people with knee osteoarthritis. Everyone exercised three times a week for 12 weeks. Exercises included indoor cycling and various lower body exercises such as de-loaded squats and knee extensions. De-loaded exercises use bands or pulleys to take weight off the knee joint and minimize pain.Folks in the high-dose group performed 11 exercises in 60- to 90-minute sessions. Folks in the...
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