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Megan Brooks

Jan 24 2017

Continuous glucose monitoring continues to show promise: studies

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) improved diabetes control and reduced glucose variability and was well liked in two studies of patients with type 1 diabetes using multiple daily insulin injections.

Jan 05 2017

Room for improvement when young diabetics transition away from pediatricians

A survey of young patients with type 1 diabetes shows that the process of transitioning away from care by pediatricians could be improved.

Dec 09 2016

Scalp cooling device helps prevent hair loss from chemo

(Reuters Health) - A scalp-cooling system helped prevent hair loss in women with breast cancer undergoing chemotherapy, researchers said today at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.

Sep 03 2015

'Mixed depression,' agitation may signal suicide risk

(Reuters Health) - Certain behavior patterns often precede suicide attempts by people with major depression, suggesting signs that doctors can and should watch out for, a large study suggests.

Aug 24 2015

Women, minorities still underrepresented in medical specialties

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Too few women and minorities are entering certain medical specialties in the U.S., researchers say.

Jan 05 2015

Study questions value of prolonged rest after acute concussion

(Reuters Health) – Strict rest for a prolonged period in adolescents who suffer a concussion isn't helpful and may be harmful, according to a new study.

Nov 05 2014

Bariatric surgery may alter taste buds, aid weight loss

(Reuters Health) – Stomach-shrinking bariatric surgery may also foster changes in a person's taste buds, which could help them lose weight and keep it off, according to a new study.

Oct 16 2014

Many U.S. women use custom-compounded hormones for menopause

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - An estimated 1.4 million U.S. women take custom-compounded bioidentical hormone therapy (CBHT) for menopausal symptoms, and most are unaware that these drugs are not FDA-approved, according to late-breaking research presented this week at the North American Menopause Society (NAMS) annual meeting.

Oct 15 2014

Collegiate athletes in contact sports often carry MRSA: study

College athletes who play football and other contact sports are more likely to carry antibiotic-resistant bacteria in their noses than those who play non-contact sports like baseball, according to a new study.

Sep 03 2014

Uninformed breast cancer patients more apt to consider removing the other breast, too

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – More than half of women newly diagnosed with breast cancer consider removal of the second, unaffected breast to prevent cancer spread, and according to a new survey, they tend to have more anxiety and less knowledge about breast cancer than women who don't consider CPM.

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