Latest Men's Health News

17Oct
2023

FDA Moves Closer to Banning Menthol Cigarettes, Flavored Cigars

FDA Moves Closer to Banning Menthol Cigarettes, Flavored CigarsTUESDAY, Oct. 17, 2023 (HealthDay News) – A proposed rule from federal regulators that would ban menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars has been sent to the White House Office of Management and Budget for final review.The U.S. Food and Drug Administration first announced the proposed rule in April.The agency said then that the rule had “the potential to significantly reduce disease and death,” reduce “youth experimentation and addiction” and increase the numbers of smokers who quit.“Once finalized, rules to end the sale of menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars rule will be the most significant actions that the FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products has taken in its 14-year history. The American Lung Association [ALA] is eager for these lifesaving rules to be implemented and...

As Atrocities in Gaza and Israel Unfold, Psychiatrists...

17 October 2023
As Atrocities in Gaza and Israel Unfold, Psychiatrists Give Advice on CopingTUESDAY, Oct. 17, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Whether or not you have loved ones in the Middle East, the horrors of the violence and suffering in Israel and Gaza are heart-wrenching and difficult to bear. “It’s important to be informed, but don’t stress yourself out," said Dr. Gary Small, chair of psychiatry at Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey.Ration your exposure to what you see, given the impact graphic news reports can have on mental health, Small advises in a hospital news release.“We live every day in a denial of the horrors out there in the world,” Small said, adding that catastrophic events, such as the massacres and kidnappings in Israel and the Sept. 11 terror attacks, put the very worst of human behavior in front of people’s eyes.He recommends...

Non-White Kids With Recurrent Ear Infections Less Likely...

17 October 2023
Non-White Kids With Recurrent Ear Infections Less Likely to Get Specialist CareTUESDAY, Oct. 17, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Which U.S. kids see specialists for ear infections and have tubes placed to drain fluid and improve air flow differs significantly by race.Asian, Hispanic and Black children are much less likely than white kids to see ear, nose and throat (ENT) doctors, new research shows.“For the first time, our study found there are significant differences in the rate of ENT office visits for children with ear infections, based on race and ethnicity,” said lead author Dr. Yu Shi, an assistant professor of anesthesiology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.The research was presented Monday at the annual meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, in San Francisco.Shi said there are probably several reasons underlying the differences."For...

Americans Can Expect to Spend Half Their Lives Taking a...

17 October 2023
Americans Can Expect to Spend Half Their Lives Taking a Prescription DrugTUESDAY, Oct. 17, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Americans born in recent years can likely count on taking prescription drugs for about half their life, according to new research.For males born in 2019, it’s about 48% of their lives. For women, it’s 60% of their lifetime, the study found.“The years that people can expect to spend taking prescription drugs are now higher than they might spend in their first marriage, getting an education or being in the labor force," said Jessica Ho, an associate professor of sociology and demography at Penn State University. "It’s important to recognize the central role that prescription drug use has taken on in our lives,” Ho added in a university news release.Ho studied this using surveys from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)...

Hearts & Arteries: What Happens to Them As You Age

17 October 2023
Hearts & Arteries: What Happens to Them As You AgeTUESDAY, Oct. 17, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- As a consumer, you probably see "heart healthy" labels on food items all the time. But do you really know what heart health means and why it's important?Experts from Tufts University in Boston offer some details on how your heart works and how you can safeguard your heart’s health.“It's not as if you turn 65 or 70 and everything falls apart,” said Alice Lichtenstein, director of the cardiovascular nutrition team at Tufts' Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging. “If your aim is to keep your vasculature healthy, you have to start early and be a good role model for your offspring,” she said in a school news release. The heart does a lot of important work, pumping blood through arteries and veins to carry oxygen and...
RSS
First34568101112Last
HealthDay

Copyright © 2018 HealthDay. All rights reserved.