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Gut Microbes Tied to Jet Lag, Shift-Work Weight Gain
Gut Microbes Tied to Jet Lag, Shift-Work Weight Gain THURSDAY, Oct. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Disruptions in the human circadian clock can throw off microbes in the gut, potentially boosting the risk of obesity, a new study suggests. The results ma...
Gene Therapy Shows Potential for 'Bubble Boy' Disease
Gene Therapy Shows Potential for 'Bubble Boy' Disease WEDNESDAY, Oct. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new form of gene therapy may offer a safe and effective way to treat "bubble boy" disease -- a severe immune deficiency that is fatal unless treated in...
Genes May Play Big Role in Academic Success, Study Suggests
Genes May Play Big Role in Academic Success, Study Suggests MONDAY, Oct. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Genetics may account for as much as 60 percent of academic achievement, according to a new British study. "Genes are important not just in educational...
Gout May Be Linked to Raised Diabetes Risk: Study
Gout May Be Linked to Raised Diabetes Risk: Study FRIDAY, Oct. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Gout, a form of inflammatory arthritis, appears to increase the risk of type 2 diabetes, especially in women, a new study finds. Researchers followed more than ...
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 ...
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...
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...