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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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Less Educated Smokers at Greatest Risk for Stroke, Study Finds
Less Educated Smokers at Greatest Risk for Stroke, Study Finds THURSDAY, Aug. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Among smokers, those with the least education are at the greatest risk for stroke, Danish researchers report. "The combined effect of low educat...
Lupus Patients Face High Rehospitalization Rates
Lupus Patients Face High Rehospitalization Rates MONDAY, Aug. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- One in six hospitalized lupus patients requires readmission to the hospital within a month after discharge, according to a new study. While patients' disease se...
Low Vitamin D Levels May Boost Alzheimer's Risk, Study Finds
Low Vitamin D Levels May Boost Alzheimer's Risk, Study Finds WEDNESDAY, Aug. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults with too little vitamin D in their blood may have twice the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease as seniors with sufficient levels ...
Lidocaine Injection May Help Treat Fibromyalgia, Study Suggests
Lidocaine Injection May Help Treat Fibromyalgia, Study Suggests TUESDAY, Aug. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The pain of fibromyalgia might be eased with injections of the painkiller lidocaine, a new study suggests. People with fibromyalgia complain of c...