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Late-Life Transition Like Bruce Jenner's Full of Challenges, Rewards, Experts Say
Late-Life Transition Like Bruce Jenner's Full of Challenges, Rewards, Experts Say FRIDAY, April 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Patricia Harrington is many things: a woman in her 60s, a successful physicist and radiation oncology programmer, and currentl...
Liquid Medical Marijuana Shows Promise Against Severe Epilepsy
Liquid Medical Marijuana Shows Promise Against Severe Epilepsy MONDAY, April 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A liquid form of medical marijuana may help people with severe epilepsy that does not respond to other treatments, according to a new report. The...
Limiting Innings Pitched Doesn't Prevent Injuries: Study
Limiting Innings Pitched Doesn't Prevent Injuries: Study FRIDAY, April 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Limiting the number of innings that young professional pitchers pitch doesn't reduce their risk of arm injuries, a new study says. The study also found...
Long-Distance Runners May Have More 'Desirable' Genes: Study
Long-Distance Runners May Have More 'Desirable' Genes: Study WEDNESDAY, April 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Among humans' hunter-gatherer ancestors, males who were good distance runners may have been more desirable to females, a new study suggests. "The...
Lonely Seniors Visit Doctors More Often
Lonely Seniors Visit Doctors More Often TUESDAY, April 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults who are chronically lonely visit the doctor more often than those who feel more socially connected, according to a new study. The findings suggest that tak...
Leg Artery Procedure May Be Overused in Nursing Homes, Study Finds
Leg Artery Procedure May Be Overused in Nursing Homes, Study Finds MONDAY, April 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Surgery to reopen blocked arteries in the legs of frail nursing home residents rarely gets them back on their feet, a new study shows. In fact...
Letting Kids Sip Alcohol May 'Send Wrong Message'
Letting Kids Sip Alcohol May 'Send Wrong Message' TUESDAY, March 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children who are allowed occasional sips of alcohol are more likely to start drinking by the time they're in high school, a new study suggests. Researchers f...
Lots of Leafy Greens Might Shield Aging Brains, Study Finds
Lots of Leafy Greens Might Shield Aging Brains, Study Finds MONDAY, March 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A single serving of leafy green vegetables each day may help keep dementia away, new research suggests. Researchers evaluated the eating habits and ...
Latest Diabetes Care Guidelines Focus on Individual Approach
Latest Diabetes Care Guidelines Focus on Individual Approach MONDAY, March 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- When caring for people with diabetes, primary care doctors need to tailor blood sugar targets and treatments to the individual patient, new recomme...
L.A. Law Curbing Fast Food Didn't Cut Obesity Rates: Study
L.A. Law Curbing Fast Food Didn't Cut Obesity Rates: Study THURSDAY, March 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A Los Angeles law that restricts the opening of new fast food restaurants in poor areas has not lowered obesity rates among people who live in thos...