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As support for medical marijuana in Kentucky increases, a re

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsAs support for legalization of marijuana for medicinal purposes grows in the General Assembly, legislation has a ...
16-12-2018 16:03

Kentucky's spending on tobacco prevention and cessation goes

Kentucky leads the nation in smoking and tobacco-related health costs, but ranks 35th in how much it spends from tobacco-tax revenue and the millions ...
15-12-2018 16:02

If Ky. teenagers' use of e-cigarettes continues at its curre

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsKentucky teachers have plenty to keep up with in the schools, which can cause an issue like teenagers\' vaping o ...
15-12-2018 16:02

In older people, type 2 diabetes is associated with a declin

FULL STORY New research published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes ...
15-12-2018 16:03

Court of Appeals OKs release of court records that could rev

The state Court of Appeals on Friday upheld a Pike County judge?s ruling to release secret records about the marketing of OxyContin, the branded form ...
15-12-2018 16:02

New findings on concussion in football's youngest players

New research from Seattle Children\'s Research Institute and UW Medicine\'s Sports Health and Safety Institute found concussion rates among football p ...
14-12-2018 16:03

Your weight history may predict your heart failure risk

IMAGE: People with lifetime obesity like Mr. A are at a much higher risk of heart failure than the ...
14-12-2018 16:03

Physical activity in the evening does not cause sleep proble

IMAGE: Moderate intensity exercise shortly before bedtime does not negatively affect sleep. At most ...
14-12-2018 16:03

High-dose antipsychotics place children at increased risk of

Children and young adults without psychosis who are prescribed high-dose antipsychotic medications are at incre ...
14-12-2018 16:03

Large restaurant portions a global problem

IMAGE: Calorie content from fast food and full service meals in six countries view more  ...
14-12-2018 16:03

Work stress increases cancer risk

In an International Journal of Cancer study of data on more than 280,000 people from North America and Europe, w ...
14-12-2018 16:03

Study shows benefits of sex for older adults

A new study published in the journal Sexual Medicine indicates that sexual activity is associated with improved ...
14-12-2018 16:03

Regular trips out guard against depression in old age

Regular visits to the cinema, theatre or to museums could dramatically reduce the chances of becoming depressed ...
14-12-2018 16:03

Dwain Harris of Southern Kentucky Area Health Education Cent

Dwain HarrisDwain Harris, director of the Southern Kentucky Area Health Education Center in Mount Vernon for the past 14 years, has been named the fi ...
14-12-2018 16:03

An intellectually active lifestyle protects against neurodeg

Researchers from the Cognition and Brain Plasticity research group of the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL) and the University of Ba ...
14-12-2018 16:03

Moderate consumption of alcohol is associated with fewer hos

A study of the Department of Epidemiology and Prevention of I.R.C.C.S. Neuromed (Pozzilli, Italy), in collabora ...
14-12-2018 16:03

Massage helps ease arthritis pain, improve mobility

Patients with arthritis in their knees experienced significant improvement in pain and mobility after undergoing a weekly, whole-body massage for tw ...
14-12-2018 16:03

Hearing loss is a risk factor for premature death

A new study links hearing loss with an increased risk for mortality before the age of 75 due to cardiovascular disease. Researchers at the Robert N. ...
14-12-2018 16:03

Higher risk of heart attack on Christmas Eve

The risk of heart attack peaks at around 10pm on Christmas Eve, particularly for older and sicker people, mos ...
14-12-2018 16:03

Food cravings can be reduced

Food craving, the intense desire to eat certain foods, can sabotage efforts to maintain healthy eating habits and body wei ...
13-12-2018 16:03
13-12-2018 16:03

State and national officials urge Kentuckians to sign up for

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsJust days before the end of open enrollment on Healthcare.gov, national and state officials are encouraging Kent ...
12-12-2018 16:02

BMI is a good measure of health after all

A new study from the University of Bristol supports body mass index (BMI) as a useful tool for assessing obesi ...
12-12-2018 16:02

Meditation adapts the brain to respond better to feedback

In a new study in the Journal of Cognitive, Affective & Behavioral Neuroscience researchers from the University ...
12-12-2018 16:02

Internet therapy apps reduce depression symptoms,

In a sweeping new study, Indiana University psychologists have found that a series of self-guided, internet-bas ...
12-12-2018 16:02

Frequent red meat consumption = high levels of chemical asso

Researchers have identified another reason to limit red meat consumption: high levels of a gut-generated chemical called trimethylamine N-oxide (TMA ...
11-12-2018 16:03

Genetic changes associated with physical activity

Time spent sitting, sleeping and moving is determined in part by our genes, University of Oxford researchers hav ...
11-12-2018 16:03

Reduction of salt consumption to prevent cardiovascular dise

The journal Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Disease (NMCD), has published an important and authoritative statement of the ESAN (European Sa ...
11-12-2018 16:03
11-12-2018 16:03

Millions of low-risk people with diabetes may be testing the

For people with Type 2 diabetes, the task of testing their blood sugar with a fingertip prick and a drop of blo ...
11-12-2018 16:03

Statins have low risk of side effects A

The cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins have demonstrated substantial benefits in reducing the risk of heart attacks and strokes caused by blo ...
11-12-2018 16:03

High-intensity interval exercise:effective strategy to preve

Obesity, risk of cognitive dysfunction" Consider h Study first to use high-intensity interval exercise on obese ind ...
11-12-2018 16:03

Four dried fruits have lower glycemic index (GI) than white

People with diabetes and followers of diets based on the glycemic index (GI) can enjoy dried fruits knowing they ...
11-12-2018 16:03

Regular problem solving does not protect against mental decl

Sudoku and crosswords may not offset age-related mental decline, but can boost mental ability over a lifetime ...
11-12-2018 16:03

UK to pay dental professor $620,000 to settle lawsuit allegi

The University of Kentucky has agreed to rehire a former dental professor and pay him $620,000 to settle a lawsuit alleging he was taken off the payro ...
10-12-2018 16:03

This is the last week to sign up for health insurance on Hea

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsWith just a few days left to enroll in a health-insurance plan on Healthcare.gov, it\'s time to sign up if you w ...
10-12-2018 16:03

E-cigarette use in Lexington schools surges; disciplinary in

Nick Gregory, 26, a manager, vaped on a Juul at Botany Bay inLexington. (Photo: Charles Bertram, Lexington Herald-Leader) Electronic cigarette use am ...
10-12-2018 16:03

What's behind Mediterranean diet and lower cardiovascular ri

A new study by investigators from Brigham and Women\'s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and the Harvard T.H. Ch ...
09-12-2018 16:03

Number of Ky. parents claiming religious exemption for child

Lexington Herald-Leader photoMore Kentucky children are not being immunized "for medical and religious reasons," Ashleigh Mills reports for Spectrum N ...
08-12-2018 16:03

Why older people read more slowly National

One of the most obvious changes that comes with ageing is that people start doing things more slowly. Numerous st ...
07-12-2018 16:03
07-12-2018 16:03

Regular bedtimes and sufficient sleep for children may lead

Having a regular, age-appropriate bedtime and getting sufficient sleep from early childhood may be important fo ...
07-12-2018 16:03

Advocates worry Medicaid plan will cause the most vulnerable

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsAs Kentucky moves toward implementing a stricter Medicaid plan, a group of providers, consumers and health advoc ...
07-12-2018 16:03

Naked eye alone is not enough to ensure the accurate diagnos

The visual inspection of a suspicious skin lesion using the naked eye alone is not enough to ensure the accurat ...
07-12-2018 16:03

U of L withdrawal of some services from Jewish Hospital puts

Jewish Hospital has a prominent place alongInterstate 65. (Courier Journal photo by Sam Upshaw)"The University of Louisville may soon stop providing i ...
07-12-2018 16:03

Older adults who take up drawing could enhance their memory,

Researchers from the University of Waterloo found that even if people weren\'t good at it, drawing, as a method to help retain new information, wa ...
07-12-2018 16:03

VOR, "a Voice Of Reason", comments on a National C

The National Council on Disability (NCD) Report, "Beyond Guardianship: Toward Alternatives That Promote Greater Self-Determination for People with Di ...
07-12-2018 16:03

Performance on exercise test predicts risk of death from car

Performance on an exercise test predicts the risk of death from cardiovascular disease, cancer, and other causes, reports a study presented today at ...
07-12-2018 16:03

Hazelnuts improve older adults' micronutrient levels

Older adults who added hazelnuts to their diet for a few months significantly improved their levels of two key micronutrients, new research at Orego ...
07-12-2018 16:03

As more lack health insurance and signups lag, Modern Health

The share of Kentucky children without health insurance rose last year."This shouldn\'t be happening," Editor Merrill Goozner writes in a Modern Healt ...
07-12-2018 16:03

Free-For-All in the Lame Duck Session of the Michigan Legisl

Brian Dickerson sums up what is coming to fruition this week in the Michigan legislature:It\'s the holiday tradition Lansing observes every other Dece ...
06-12-2018 16:03

News media welcome at Dec. 10 half-day e-cigarette conferenc

The Coalition for a Smoke-Free Tomorrow will hold a half-day conference on electronic cigarettes Dec. 10 in Louisville, and has added two more remote ...
06-12-2018 16:03

Why patients lie to their doctors

Fear of being judged and embarrassed are among the reasonsWhen your doctor asks how often you exercise, do you give her an honest answer" How about w ...
05-12-2018 16:03

Rice and barbecued meat can contain harmful toxins

Society for Risk Analysis Many of the substances that humans consume on a regular basis as parts of their basic d ...
05-12-2018 16:03

Fasting for lab tests isn't good for patients with diabetes

Fasting before getting your blood drawn for cholesterol tests is common practice, but new research from Michigan State University shows it is a cont ...
05-12-2018 16:03

Among older women, the naturally occurring hormone DHEA may

Women 55 and older have an increased risk of bone and muscle loss but therapy with the hormone Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) may help prevent bone l ...
05-12-2018 16:03

Running a marathon can increase cardiac strain in amateur ru

Full marathons may significantly raise concentrations of several biomarkers of strain on the heart, according to new research in Circulation, Journa ...
04-12-2018 16:03

Jewish Hospital's finances remain shaky, increasing worries

Jewish Hospital in downtown Louisville has 462 beds.Louisville\'s Jewish Hospital continues to lose money, apparently raising the chances that it coul ...
04-12-2018 16:03

Essential oils from garlic and other herbs kill 'persister'

Laboratory study hints that plant compounds may be better than current antibiotics at treating persistent Lyme bacteria and associated symptomsJohns ...
04-12-2018 16:03

Women reject a preventive drug for breast cancer

Only around a fifth of women at higher risk of developing breast cancer think they need to take a drug proven t ...
04-12-2018 16:03

UK College of Dentistry fighting oral cancer in Eastern Ky.

Getty Images"The University of Kentucky?s College of Dentistry is launching a project to eradicate oral cancer in Eastern Kentucky," Dr. Stephanos Kyr ...
04-12-2018 16:03

A Mediterranean diet in pregnancy is associated with lower r

The Mediterranean diet is characterised by a high content of fruits, vegetables, olive oil, legumes and nuts. T ...
04-12-2018 16:03

'Benefits' of standing over sitting equate to little more th

Office employees who opt to stand when working are likely to be burning only fractionally more calories than their seated colle ...
04-12-2018 16:03

VOR, "a Voice Of Reason", comments on a National C

In March 2018, the National Council on Disability (NCD) published a more than 200-page report called ?Beyond Guardianship: Toward Alternatives That Pr ...
04-12-2018 16:03

Resources and volunteers: Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky,

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsThe Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky and the Friedell Committee for Health System Transformation have joined to ...
04-12-2018 16:03

Michigan: Law affecting minimum wage and sick leave is under

What the legislature giveth, the Lame Ducks taketh away...The Michigan Community Mental Health system that provides services to people with developmen ...
03-12-2018 16:03

The best defense against the flu is a vaccine, but many don'

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsHealth officials encourage everyone six months and older to get a flu shot every year, because it\'s your best d ...
03-12-2018 16:03

Among the 50 states, Kentucky, which is 26th in population,

Kentucky had the fourth highest rate of drug overdoses among the states in 2017, fifth when the District of Columbia is added to the list, according t ...
01-12-2018 16:03

Night owls may have a higher risk of suffering from heart di

In the first ever international review of studies analysing whether being an early riser or a night owl can influence your health, researchers have ...
01-12-2018 16:03

Deadline to sign up for health insurance on Healthcare.gov i

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsWith just two weeks left to sign up for federally subsidized health insurance for 2019, time is running out. The ...
01-12-2018 16:03

Falls are more likely when you've had a bad night sleep

- Just one night of disturbed sleep means you are less capable to control posture and balance the day after - A single bad night sleep decreases you ...
01-12-2018 16:03

MI: Urgent Action needed to shore up direct care worker wage

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01-12-2018 16:03

'It's not about losing coverage, it's about having fewer mem

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsThe administration of Gov. Matt Bevin changed very little in the Medicaid plan that was recently re-approved by ...
01-12-2018 16:03

Light pollution may cause insomnia in older adults

A new study is the first population-based investigation to report a significant association between artificial, outdoor light exposure at night and ...
01-12-2018 16:03

Low cardiorespiratory fitness could be a warning sign of fut

FULL STORY Even if you are a fit and healthy person with no signs of any heart or blood vessel disease, low cardioresp ...
30-11-2018 16:03

Getting older adults to be more active

Tailoring exercise plans to elder preferences is key in helping them keep fit and stick with a training planNorwegian University of Science and Techno ...
30-11-2018 16:03

Youth football changes nerve fibers in brain

IMAGE: Statistically significant clusters (red-colored) showing group differences (Control vs. Foot ...
30-11-2018 16:03

People with more knowledge about benefits of physical activi

Most people have a poor understanding of how much physical activity is good for you, and what health benefits such activity conveys. But the better ...
29-11-2018 16:03

Anabolic steroids linked to higher rates of premature death

Men who use androgenic anabolic steroids -- such as testosterone -- may face a higher risk of early death and of experien ...
29-11-2018 16:03

Women benefit from mammography screening beyond age 75

Women age 75 years and older should continue to get screening mammograms because of the comparatively high incidence of b ...
29-11-2018 16:03

Cancer treatments may affect cognitive function by accelerat

Cancer treatments are suspected to accelerate certain aging processes in the body. A new study has found that i ...
28-11-2018 16:03

3 more hepatitis cases reported among Lexington food workers

Lexington Herald-Leader graphicThree more restaurant workers in the Lexington area have been found to have hepatitis A, but the state still has no foo ...
28-11-2018 16:03

Intermittent fasting: No advantage over conventional weight

Intermittent fasting helps lose weight and promotes health. However, it is not superior to conventional calorie ...
28-11-2018 16:03

Why over-frying is risky

Heat-induced contaminants are the main topic in the latest BfR science magazine BfR2GO Other topics in this issue are sources of caffeine and how muc ...
28-11-2018 16:03

Romaine lettuce is OK to eat unless it was grown in the Cent

Romaine lettuce (Photo from Getty Images)After urging Americans not to eat any romaine lettuce, two federal agencies have limited their warning to let ...
28-11-2018 16:03

Do you have a healthy personality"

What are the most psychologically healthy personality traits" Scholars have been interested in characterizing t ...
28-11-2018 16:03

Playing youth football could affect brain development Radio

Young football players may experience a disruption in brain development after a single season of the sport, according to a new study presented today ...
28-11-2018 16:03

Beware of evening stress

Stressful events in the evening release less of the body\'s stress hormones than those that happen in the morni ...
28-11-2018 16:03

Pikeville Medical Center creating children's hospital, expan

Pikeville Medical Center announced Tuesday that it would spend $7 million to relocate and expand its inpatient pediatrics clinic into a children\'s ho ...
28-11-2018 16:03

Certain dietary or nutritional supplements could improve spe

These are the results of an analysis of 28 nutritional intervention studies involving 2,900 participants and headed by the Universitat Rovira i Virg ...
28-11-2018 16:03

Blood pressure: Early treatment advised by US guidelines has

When is high blood pressure dangerous" Medical associations offer widely differing answers. In the USA, for exam ...
28-11-2018 16:03

Sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise, even as fundi

Health officials are worried about this strain of gonorrhea thatresists antibiotics. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  photo)"Health offic ...
28-11-2018 16:03

Michigan 2018: Making Sense of the political landscape for p

This is a continuation of ?Making Sense of the political Landscape?? based on a PowerPoint presentation by Alan Bolter, the Associate Director of the ...
27-11-2018 16:04

Michigan 2018: Making Sense of the political landscape for p

Information on "The Political Landscape..." comes from a Washtenaw County Community Mental Health Town Hall meeting on November 15, 2018. It is based ...
26-11-2018 16:03

2017 Kentucky law to allow mentally ill to be ordered into t

Faye Morton, left, joined other supporters of Tim\'s Law, namedfor her son, to push for it in 2017. (Photo: John Cheves, Herald-Leader)"Nobody is usin ...
26-11-2018 16:03

Sweetened drinks pose greater diabetes risk than other sugar

The findings suggest that fruit and other foods containing fructose seem to have no harmful effect on blood glu ...
25-11-2018 16:03

Keep slapping on that sunscreen and ignore toxic claims

It\'s safe to slap on the sunscreen this summer - in repeated doses - despite what you have read about the pote ...
25-11-2018 16:03

Sleep length may affect risk of falls and fractures

Compared with women in a recent study who slept seven to eight hours each night, women who slept for less than 5 hours or more than10 hours had ...
25-11-2018 16:03

What causes chronic itching and scratching

IMAGE: This figure illustrates a dynamic pathological process known as the itch-scratch cycle. ...
25-11-2018 16:03

Family dinners improve teens' eating habits no matter how we

A new University of Guelph study has revealed teenagers and young adults who sit down for family dinners - regardless of how well the family unit ma ...
25-11-2018 16:03

 



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