1 of 11 (iStockPhoto) It's dumped into cans of soup, packed into hot dogs and swimming in salad dressing and salsa. Exactly how bad for you are all those tiny crystals? That question's surprisingly controversial.
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: 1 in 3 Retired NFL Players Will Suffer Neurological Problems, Records Show One in three retired National Football League players will develop neurological problems, and those problems will develop at "notably younger ages" than is normal, numbers released Friday show.
By Mary Elizabeth Dallas, HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Illegal drug use among teens in the United States is on the decline, according to a new federal report. Encouragingly, the new study also found that alcohol use, binge drinking and the use of tobacco products among young people between the ages of 12 and 17 also dropped between 2002 and 2013.
By Mary Elizabeth Dallas, HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Effective treatment options exist for women with urinary incontinence that don't involve medication or surgery, according to new guidelines from the American College of Physicians. Exercises to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles, bladder training and weight loss could help, the group advised.
By JUERGEN BAETZ, Associated Press BRUSSELS (AP) - A Belgian convicted of murder and rape who has been imprisoned for almost three decades has been granted the right to die after doctors agreed his psychiatric condition was incurable, an official and a lawyer said Tuesday.
By Diana Kohnle, HealthDay Reporter (HealthDay News) -- Anemia occurs when the blood lacks enough red blood cells, often due to poor diet or disease. The U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute mentions these risk factors for anemia: Eating a poor diet that's deficient in minerals, vitamins or iron.
By Diana Kohnle, HealthDay Reporter (HealthDay News) -- Circuit training workouts involve moving between a number of cardio and strengthening exercise areas without resting. Proponents say these workouts burn calories quickly and help fight boredom. The American Council on Exercise offers these suggestions for creating a circuit training workout: Run up and down stairs or the driveway, jump rope, then use your home exercise equipment.
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) - The World Health Organization says China is sending a laboratory team to Sierra Leone to help fight the Ebola outbreak, as international efforts to stop the dreaded disease ramp up. The United States is expected to announce later Tuesday that it will send 3,000 military personnel to West Africa to provide medical and logistical support and will provide 1,700 new treatment beds.
By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Men with male pattern baldness may face a higher risk of developing an aggressive type of prostate cancer than men with no balding, a new study suggests. But, the study authors noted that it's not clear yet whether men with this specific pattern of baldness should be concerned.
By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Aerobic exercise leading to strong heart fitness can delay a man's onset of age-related high blood pressure by nearly a decade, a new study suggests. Blood pressure naturally increases as people grow older and their arteries become stiffer with age.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".