Artificial Pancreas May Improve Type 1 Diabetes Treatment
An artificial pancreas
November 26th, 2014
An artificial pancreas gives people with type 1 diabetes better control over their blood sugar levels than the conventional diabetes treatment, which involves an insulin pump, according to a new study.
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Smoking in US Declines to All-Time Low
A cigarette is being ground out
November 26th, 2014
The percentage of U.S. adults who smoke cigarettes was 17.8 percent in 2013, a drop from 20.9 percent in 2005, and the lowest rate of smoking since researchers began tracking this figure in 1965.
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Plant-Based Compound May Protect Against Weight Gain
A man stands on a scale
November 25th, 2014
A compound called berberine that is found in plants and some Chinese herbal medicines may trigger the body to burn calories, a new study in mice finds.
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Have a Cold? Don't Ask Your Doctor for Antibiotics
Woman sick on the couch
November 26th, 2014
Studies show that physicians often write prescriptions based on their beliefs about what patients expect.
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Dreams of Murder May Signal Real-Life Aggression
creep dream of man in tunnel
November 26th, 2014
People who dream about murder may be more aggressive during waking hours, a controversial new study finds.
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Thanksgiving Science: Why Gratitude Is Good for You
thanksgiving family smiling
November 25th, 2014
From lowering blood pressure to relieving depression, expressing gratitude can be a powerful boost to health, experts say.
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Surgery App Keeps Families Updated in Real Time (Op-Ed)
Barr family using EASE app, updates, surgery, technology
November 25th, 2014
A new app used by nurses in the operating room is bringing real-time status updates to anxious parents.
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Many People with Dementia May Go Unscreened, Untreated
An older man works on a puzzle in his newspaper
November 26th, 2014
The majority of people with dementia have never seen a doctor about their memory and thinking problems, according to a new study published in Neurology.
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Shared Manicure Tools Linked to Rare HIV Infection
HIV, virus
November 25th, 2014
In a rare case, researchers report that a 22-year-old woman in Brazil who tested positive for HIV likely contracted the virus by sharing manicure instruments with an HIV-infected cousin.
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No Turkey, Thanks! Stay Vegan for Healthier Holiday
A vegan pumpkin pie
November 25th, 2014
People who stick to a vegan diet can face their turkey-eating family with a bit more confidence this Thanksgiving. Two new studies show why a plant-based diet is best for losing weight and lowering the risk of diabetes and heart disease.
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