Friday 24 August 2012

Kaiser Health News

First Edition: August 24, 2012

Now on Kaiser Health News blog, KUHF's Carrie Feibel, working in partnership with KHN and NPR, reports: "When Ashley Beecher had her first daughter, nursing was a struggle, and she sometimes had to supplement her baby's diet with formula. But when she had her second daughter in January, it was a very different story. … Beecher was reluctant to throw away the milk – mothers and doctors call it 'liquid gold' because of its health benefits -; so she was excited to find out about the donor milk bank at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston." read more..

Thursday 23 August 2012


Walking and cycling can benefit people with cancer

Exercise may improve quality of life for people with cancer, according to Cochrane researchers. In two separate Cochrane systematic reviews, the authors gathered together evidence showing that activities such as walking and cycling can benefit those who are undergoing or have completed treatment for cancer. read more..

Proper Safety Measures

Precautions to ensure safety of children in and near water

Spending time in the water is a great way for kids to get exercise and cool off during the summer, but without taking the proper safety measures, hazards could be lurking around the pool. read more..

Saturday 11 August 2012

Junk Food Habit-Korean Meals

Early junk food habit may impact IQ

Children who eat a healthy diet before the age of 2 years are more likely to have a higher IQ at age 8 years than those who eat a less healthy diet, show results published in the European Journal of Epidemiology. read more..

Korean meals may help dieters shed the pounds

Regularly incorporating Korean dishes into a mainly Western-style diet may be an effective way to lose weight, say researchers. read more..

Thursday 9 August 2012

Physical Fitness Tests-Vitamins And Minerals-Exercise Regimen-Healthy Habits

Link between physical fitness and iron or vitamin status in adolescents

Adolescence is an important time not only for growing but for acquiring healthy habits that will last a lifetime, such as choosing foods rich in vitamins and minerals, and adopting a regular exercise regimen. Unfortunately, several studies have shown that adolescents' intake of important nutrients, as well as their performance on standard physical fitness tests, has fallen in recent years. read more..

Tuesday 7 August 2012

Kaiser Family Foundation-Medicaid Expansion-Voters-Poll

Poll: 2 out of 3 voters favor Medicaid expansion 'in general'; 1 in 5 expect to pay penalty

A new Kaiser Family Foundation poll finds views generally reflect partisan affiliations, and, overall, the the public remains split in its view of the 2010 health law. A slim majority (54 percent) says they are tired of hearing lawmakers fight over the law and would like the debate to move on to other topics. read more..