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Gene Study Finds No Proof Vitamin D Guards Against Type 2 Diabetes
Gene Study Finds No Proof Vitamin D Guards Against Type 2 Diabetes TUESDAY, Sept. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- There's no genetic evidence that high levels of vitamin D can prevent type 2 diabetes, a new study says. Some previous research had suggeste...
Groups Call for Medicare Coverage of Lung Cancer Screening
Groups Call for Medicare Coverage of Lung Cancer Screening TUESDAY, Sept. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Medicare should cover low-dose computed tomography lung cancer screening for people at high risk for the disease, a coalition of more than 60 patien...
Genes May Make Some More Prone to Heart Disease When Under Stress
Genes May Make Some More Prone to Heart Disease When Under Stress WEDNESDAY, Oct. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Genes may interact with stress to trigger heart disease in some people, a new study suggests. The genetic risk occurs in about 13 percent of ...
Get a Flu Shot During Checkup, Doctor Says
Get a Flu Shot During Checkup, Doctor Says SATURDAY, Sept. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- As flu season approaches, the best way to stay healthy and avoid infection is to get a flu shot and a checkup, according to an infectious disease specialist. A pri...
Grief Can Weigh on Immune System in Older Folks, Study Says
Grief Can Weigh on Immune System in Older Folks, Study Says THURSDAY, Sept. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Older people become more physically vulnerable during bereavement, new research shows. That's because the balance of stress hormones during bereav...
Golden Retriever Study Sniffs for Cancer Clues
Golden Retriever Study Sniffs for Cancer Clues THURSDAY, Sept. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Michael Court is a scientist and a dog lover, so he jumped at the chance to enroll his golden retriever in a nationwide study aimed at fighting cancer and othe...
Gates Foundation Gives $50M to Fight Ebola Outbreak in Africa
Gates Foundation Gives $50M to Fight Ebola Outbreak in Africa WEDNESDAY, Sept. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Acting in response to the devastating Ebola outbreak in four West Africa nations, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced Wednesday tha...
Give Aspirin to All Pregnant Women at Risk of Preeclampsia: U.S. Experts
Give Aspirin to All Pregnant Women at Risk of Preeclampsia: U.S. Experts MONDAY, Sept. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women at high risk for the pregnancy complication known as preeclampsia should take low-dose aspirin daily after 12 weeks of pregnancy, ...
Gene Research Yields Insights Into Ebola Virus
Gene Research Yields Insights Into Ebola Virus THURSDAY, Aug. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Genetic research performed during the early days of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has given scientists unprecedented insight into how the virus mutates and ...
Getting Back to School Sleep Schedules
Getting Back to School Sleep Schedules SATURDAY, Aug. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- As the new school year begins, parents need to get their children and teens back on their normal sleep routines, an expert says. Try to prevent your children from takin...