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Diabetics Who Use Blood-Sugar Monitors Fare Better
Tracking blood sugar increases the odds of managing it well. That's the key finding of a new study by Mount Sinai researchers who found diabetics who use meters to monitor their glucose have better control over their condition.
Pneumonia Shot Dangers: What You Need to Know
It can be more serious than you think, says a brochure handed out at doctors' offices across the United States. And you may be at risk. The brochure is for Prevar 13, a vaccine designed to protect against 13 strains of pneumococcal pneumonia. People as young as 50 are at...
Florida Officials Issue Warning on 'Brain-Eating Amoeba'
The Florida Department of Health is warning swimmers who dive into the Sunshine State's lakes and rivers during warm temperatures to be wary of Naegleria fowleri - a rare amoeba that targets the brain and usually results in death.
BPA Increases Prostate Cancer Risks: Study
Low levels of the plastic compound bisphenol A have been linked to a greater incidence of prostate cancer in tissue grown from human prostate stem cells, a new study finds.
See's Candies Recalls Chocolates
See's Company of San Francisco is recalling all of its Milk and Dark Raisins candies because they may contain undeclared tree nuts and eggs, posing a potential risk to people who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to the ingredients.
Scientists Identify Memory-Boosting Chemical
A team of University of California scientists have identified a small drug-like molecule that has been shown to improve memory, based on a study of mice that could have profound implications for patients with dementia and other disorders that rob individuals of their memories.
Osteoporosis Drug Halts Breast Tumors, Duke Study Finds
A drug approved in Europe to treat osteoporosis has been shown to stop the growth of breast cancer tumors, including some that can't be treated by existing therapies.
Shawn Achor: 8 Steps to Happiness
Success - whether in career or relationship - is dependent on happiness, according to the best-selling author of The Happiness Advantage Shawn Achor. "The research we've been doing shows that if you raise success rates, happiness rates stay the same. But if you flip around...
Depression Tied to Increased Heart, Diabetes Risks in Women
Depression can make women more prone to weight gain later in life, putting them at greater risk for heart disease and diabetes, new research shows.
Volunteering is Good for the Heart as Well as the Soul
Anyone who has ever been a volunteer knows that it feels good to help others, but researchers have found a less obvious benefit: volunteering can help reduce older adults' risk of high blood pressure.
Vitamin C Found to Ease Exercise-Induced Asthma
Vitamin C has been found to combat a respiratory condition sometimes called exercise-induced asthma - where narrowing of the airways that occurs during or after a workout causes cough, wheezing, and the shortness of breath.
Once- or Twice-Weekly Insulin Treatment Being Tested
British researchers are testing a new treatment for Type 1 diabetes that could eventually allow patients who must now take insulin several times a day to receive it only once or twice a week.
New Test Predicts Obesity Risk in Infancy
Growth patterns that can predict a child's obesity risks are evident in infants as young as 2 months old, according to new research led by Case Western Reserve University.
Regular Meals, Exercise Are Key to Arthritis Relief, Experts Say
Forget painkilling drugs and joint replacement surgery. New research suggests maintaining a predictable schedule of frequent exercise, regular meals and the periodic warming and cooling of joints can effectively relieve the symptoms of osteoarthritis.
Only Half of Women Meet Anti-Cancer Diet, Fitness Guidelines: Study
One in three American women will develop some form of cancer, health statistics show, but a new survey finds most don't make critical lifestyle choices recommended by the American Cancer Society to reduce their risk and prevent the disease.
Do Obesity, Overeating and OCD Have a Common Link?
The same brain circuits that control obsessive-compulsive behavior also control eating habits and body weight, according to new research involving mice.
BPA Damages Tooth Enamel, Research Shows
New research suggests yet another potential health risk posed by the ubiquitous plastics chemical bisphenol A: dental damage.
Last Resort Antibiotics Nearly Useless Against Gonorrhea
In a new warning on the threat posed by drug-resistant infections, British researcher report the last-resort antibiotics used to treat gonorrhea are becoming less effective - raising new concerns about untreatable strains of the sexually transmitted disease.
Medicinal Plants Contain Natural Cancer Fighters: Study
African plants used in traditional medicinal practices have been found to contain chemicals that may stop the spread of cancer cells.
Genetics Key to Treatment in 2 out of 3 Tumors: Study
Genetics are the key to treatment in nearly two-thirds of tumors, new research shows.
Docs Often Kept in the Dark on Drug Side Effects: Study
Physicians are not given enough information about the adverse effects of drugs during presentations made by medical sales representatives from pharmaceutical companies, a new international study has found.
Lead Increases Schizophrenia Risk: Study
Exposure to toxic lead has been linked to an increased risk of developing schizophrenia in a new study of mice.
Making Breast Cancer Surgery More Effective
Surgeons at the University of California-Irvine Medical Center have developed a device that could significantly improve breast cancer surgery's odds of success.
Does 'Forbidden Fruit' Theory Explain Obesity Crisis?
A new study that helps explain how people become obsessed with forbidden pleasures suggests diets that bar or restrict certain foods can actually increase obesity risks.
1 in 3 Autistic Kids Have ADHD, Researchers Find
Nearly one-third of children with autism also have clinically significant attention deficit hyperactivity disorder symptoms, according to new research by the Kennedy Krieger Institute.
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