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Lung Infections May Hamper Ability to Detect Lung Cancer
Lung Infections May Hamper Ability to Detect Lung Cancer TUESDAY, Sept. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A test used to diagnose lung cancer may not be as reliable in geographic regions where certain lung infections are more common, a new analysis says. O...
Long ICU Stays May Alter Gut Microbes
Long ICU Stays May Alter Gut Microbes WEDNESDAY, Sept. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Long stays in intensive care lead to a big reduction in the types of microbes in patients' intestines, and some of those that remain are potentially deadly, a new stud...
Latest U.S. Ebola Patient Getting Better, Doctors Report
Latest U.S. Ebola Patient Getting Better, Doctors Report MONDAY, Sept. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The third American health care worker to be infected with the deadly Ebola virus while working in West Africa is getting better, but his chances of a fu...
Low-Carb Beats Low-Fat for Weight Loss, Heart Health: Study
Low-Carb Beats Low-Fat for Weight Loss, Heart Health: Study MONDAY, Sept. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For people who want to lose weight and boost their heart health, cutting down on carbohydrates may work better than trimming dietary fat, a new study...
Less Sleep in Teen Years Tied to More Pounds at 21
Less Sleep in Teen Years Tied to More Pounds at 21 THURSDAY, Aug. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Lack of sleep not only puts teens at risk for poor grades, it also puts them at increased risk for obesity, researchers warn. The study authors analyzed dat...
Light Therapy a Good Option for Pre-Cancerous Skin Lesions, Study Says
Light Therapy a Good Option for Pre-Cancerous Skin Lesions, Study Says WEDNESDAY, Aug. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Treating pre-cancerous skin spots with a type of light therapy may be more effective than the usual therapy -- freezing the lesions wit...
Lack of Protective Gear Leaves Medics at Risk in Ebola Outbreak: Study
Lack of Protective Gear Leaves Medics at Risk in Ebola Outbreak: Study TUESDAY, Aug. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Health care workers in poor nations often do not have enough protective gear to keep them safe from being infected with blood-borne virus...
Low-Nicotine Cigarettes May Not Lead to More Smoking
Low-Nicotine Cigarettes May Not Lead to More Smoking FRIDAY, Aug. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who use reduced-nicotine cigarettes don't smoke more to make up for the lower levels of nicotine, according to a new study. This means they don't inh...
Low Birth Weights May Put Black Women at Risk for Diabetes
Low Birth Weights May Put Black Women at Risk for Diabetes THURSDAY, Aug. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Being born at a low birth weight puts black women at increased risk for type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests. The findings may partly explain high ...
Lunchbox Hygiene Helps Prevent Foodborne Illness, Expert Says
Lunchbox Hygiene Helps Prevent Foodborne Illness, Expert Says MONDAY, Aug. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Keeping children's lunchboxes clean helps protect them from foodborne illness, an expert says. That's because dirty lunchboxes may contain bacteria...