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Linda Thrasybule

Glucose tablets likely better for easing low blood sugar symptoms

Oct 20 2016

(Reuters Health) - When people with diabetes experience a dangerous drop in blood sugar, glucose tablets might be a better option than a sugary food or drink, a study suggests.

Surgery during pregnancy carries low risk

Oct 07 2016

(Reuters Health) - Surgical procedures during pregnancy are generally safe, new research indicates.

Misperception about skin cancer prominent among minority groups

Sep 30 2016

(Reuters Health) - Uninsured, immigrant and minority communities in the United States may not be as aware of skin cancer as they should be, a recent study suggests.

Moderate drinking may not affect women’s fertility

Sep 28 2016

(Reuters Health) - Although current U.S. guidelines encourage women to stop drinking while trying to get pregnant, a new Danish study suggests giving up alcohol may not be necessary for improving the chances of conceiving.

Music therapy may help kids cope with immunization shots

Sep 27 2016

(Reuters Health) - When little kids need to get a painful injection, music therapy can help them get through the procedure, a new study suggests.

Seniors still lagging in use of internet health resources

Sep 20 2016

(Reuters Health) – Many older Americans aren’t taking advantage of e-health resources, a new study suggests.

Avoiding weight gain may cut costs for diabetics

Sep 09 2016

(Reuters Health) - Overweight adults with type 2 diabetes who can maintain their current weight may reduce their health care costs in the long term, a recent study suggests.

Hospice care improves patient experience

Sep 02 2016

(Reuters Health) - A new study adds to evidence that hospice care during the last six months of life is associated with better overall experiences for patients and a lower likelihood of dying in a hospital.

Adults with longer-lived parents may have healthier old age

Aug 26 2016

(Reuters Health) - Adults with longer-lived parents have a lower-than-average risk for problems with the body’s circulatory system in middle-age, British researchers have found

Heavy lifting by young workers linked to low back pain in midlife

Aug 23 2016

(Reuters Health) - Young adults with jobs that involve heavy lifting and forceful movements might be at higher risk for back pain later in life, a study from Finland suggests.

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