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  • ER Rates Soar as Toddlers Ingest Pot, French Study Finds

    Posted: 08/22/2017

    ER Rates Soar as Toddlers Ingest Pot, French Study Finds MONDAY, Aug. 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Emergency room admissions for toddlers accidentally intoxicated by marijuana increased 133 percent over a decade in France, a new study finds. With more states legalizing medical and recreational use of marijuana, U.S. experts say the French findings are highly relevant in the United States as well. "The data was pretty concerning, but certainly not surprising," said Dr. Allen Dozor, who wasn't involved in...

  • Engineered Skin Cells Control Type 2 Diabetes in Mice: Study

    Posted: 08/15/2017

    Engineered Skin Cells Control Type 2 Diabetes in Mice: Study THURSDAY, Aug. 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists have created genetically altered skin cells that may control type 2 diabetes in lab mice. And they believe the general concept could someday be used to treat various diseases. Using a combination of stem cells and "gene editing," the researchers created patches of skin cells that were able to release a hormone called GLP1 in a controlled manner. The hormone, which is normally produced in th...

  • Earth Will Heat Up by End of Century

    Posted: 08/10/2017

    Earth Will Heat Up by End of Century MONDAY, July 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Whether or not you believe in climate change, the Earth is going to get hotter by the turn of the century, new research predicts. How much warmer? Approximately 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit), according to scientists from the University of Washington, in Seattle. That may not sound like much, but the researchers said it represents a long-anticipated "tipping point" for climate change. "Our analysis shows that the ...

  • Exercise Not Making Dent in Most Seniors' Down Time

    Posted: 08/09/2017

    Exercise Not Making Dent in Most Seniors' Down Time FRIDAY, July 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Regular exercise does little to reduce the amount of time that seniors are sedentary, researchers say. The new study included more than 1,300 people, average age 79, who wore devices that measured their amount of movement during waking hours. All of them were inactive (such as watching television or being on a computer) for more than 10 hours a day. Among seniors who were inactive for less than 60 minutes at a ...

  • Eczema Can Take a Toll on Adults

    Posted: 08/07/2017

    Eczema Can Take a Toll on Adults THURSDAY, July 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The itchy, rashy skin condition eczema sometimes takes a heavier toll on adults than children, an expert says. "Adult eczema patients may have dealt with their symptoms for their entire lives, which can be draining, or they may experience symptoms for the first time as adults, which can be a difficult adjustment," said Dr. Jonathan Silverberg, an assistant professor at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chic...

  • Even a One-Minute Run Might Help a Woman's Bones

    Posted: 08/03/2017

    Even a One-Minute Run Might Help a Woman's Bones MONDAY, July 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Just a minute or two of running every day could strengthen your bones, new research suggests. British scientists found that women who engage in "brief bursts" of any high-intensity, weight-bearing physical activity had 4 percent better bone health than their less active peers. "We don't yet know whether it's better to accumulate this small amount of exercise in bits throughout each day or all at once, and also whe...

  • Early Menopause May Be Tied to Type 2 Diabetes

    Posted: 07/31/2017

    Early Menopause May Be Tied to Type 2 Diabetes WEDNESDAY, July 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The earlier a woman begins menopause, the greater her risk of developing diabetes, a new study suggests. Following almost 4,000 women in the Netherlands, Dutch researchers found that those who went through menopause before age 40 were almost four times as likely to develop type 2 diabetes as women whose menopause was late -- at 55 or older. The average age for menopause in the United States is 51, according to th...

  • Experimental Vaccines Might Shield Fetus From Zika

    Posted: 07/25/2017

    Experimental Vaccines Might Shield Fetus From Zika THURSDAY, July 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Two experimental vaccines might help protect human fetuses against the Zika virus, a new mouse study suggests. Researchers found female mice that were vaccinated before they got pregnant had babies with no sign of Zika infection. "There are several vaccines in human trials right now, but to date, none of them has been shown to protect during pregnancy. We tested two different vaccines, and they both provided s...

  • Early Parkinson's May Prompt Vision Problems

    Posted: 07/23/2017

    Early Parkinson's May Prompt Vision Problems TUESDAY, July 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Changes in vision may be an early sign of Parkinson's disease, researchers report. The neurodegenerative condition is caused by the loss of neurons in several brain structures, resulting in tremors, rigidity or stiffness, along with impaired balance and coordination, the Italian researchers explained. But, "although Parkinson's disease is primarily considered a motor disorder, several studies have shown non-motor sym...

  • Exercising Safely With Diabetes

    Posted: 07/18/2017

    Exercising Safely With Diabetes FRIDAY, July 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise is a powerful tool for managing diabetes. Doing it safely can be a bit of a challenge, but the extra effort is worth it. Regular exercise has been shown to lower blood sugar levels. Working out uses sugar from your bloodstream to fuel your muscles. It also helps the insulin in your body to work better, according to the American Diabetes Association. Talk to your doctor about which activities are safe for you, what your blo...