Can Short Fasts Help Reverse Type 2 Diabetes?

Tweet WEDNESDAY, Oct. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Occasional fasting may help control type 2 diabetes, a small Canadian study suggests. “The use of a therapeutic fasting regimen for treatment of [type 2 diabetes] is virtually unheard of,” said Dr. Jason Fung, of Scarborough Hospital, in Ontario, and colleagues. But this trial showed that 24-hour fasting regimens can significantly...
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Could Eczema Drug Restore Hair Lost To Alopecia?

Tweet WEDNESDAY, Oct. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A 13-year-old girl who has been without hair on her scalp since the age of 2 has seen significant regrowth ever since taking a drug meant to help ease her eczema, doctors say. Dr. Maryanne Makredes Senna of Massachusetts General Hospital and her colleagues in the department of dermatology were “quite surprised” at the girl’s...
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A-Fib Tied to Higher Odds for Dementia

Tweet By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A common heart rhythm disorder, atrial fibrillation, may speed up mental decline in older adults, new research suggests. If you have atrial fibrillation, or A-fib, your heart beats irregularly. This means blood can pool and form clots that go to the brain, causing a stroke. The...
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Skip the Cold Meds for Kids Under 6, Experts Say

Tweet Pediatric Focal Onset Seizures By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) — School is in full swing, and with it comes a plethora of colds passed back and forth among kids. But parents who want to alleviate a sick child’s misery would do best to avoid over-the-counter cough and cold remedies. Decongestants...
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What’s The Right Amount of Sleep?

Tweet THURSDAY, Oct. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Seems that you can get too much — as well as too little — of a good thing when it comes to sleep. In what’s billed as the world’s largest sleep study, too little or too much sleep can impair your brain, researchers report. The study included more than 40,000 people worldwide who completed an online survey and a series of...
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Obesity Doubles Younger Women’s Colon Cancer Odds

Tweet Meal Planning For Chemo: Help From a Dietitian By Steven Reinberg                  HealthDay Reporter         THURSDAY, Oct. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) — While rates of colon cancer have declined among people 50 and older, they’re on the rise for younger Americans. Now, new research suggests widening waistlines may be one reason why. In the study, women...
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Are Shorter Days Linked to Postpartum Depression?

Tweet By Mary Elizabeth Dallas                  HealthDay Reporter         FRIDAY, Oct. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Women whose final stages of pregnancy occur during the short, dark days of winter may be at increased risk for postpartum depression, a new study suggests. It has to do with reduced exposure to sunlight — the same culprit that contributes to seasonal...
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Study: C-Section Rates Nearly Doubled Since 2000

Tweet Want to Get Pregnant? Read This First. By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The number of women delivering babies via cesarean section has nearly doubled worldwide since 2000, to about 21 percent, new research shows. That’s significantly higher than the 10 percent to 15 percent considered medically necessary,...
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CDC: More Kids Not Getting Recommended Vaccines

Tweet The percentage of U.S. children under 2 years old who haven’t received any recommended vaccinations quadrupled in the past 17 years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. Among children born in 2015, 1.3 percent had not received any of the recommended vaccinations, according to an analysis of 2017 data, the Washington Post reported. That compares with 0.9 percent in 2011...
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Pot May Help MS A Little, But Questions Remain

Tweet Interferons for MS: What You Need to Know By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Medical products derived from marijuana might have a mild benefit in treating symptoms of multiple sclerosis, based on reports from patients. Drugs containing the major chemical compounds in cannabis are associated with a limited...
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