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Diet quality linked to pancreatic cancer risk

Sep 13 2013

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In a large new study of older Americans, researchers find that people with the healthiest eating habits are about 15 percent less likely to develop pancreatic cancer than those with the poorest diets.

Infant head trauma no more common in military families

Sep 06 2013

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Infants in military families have about the same risk of suffering head trauma from violent shaking, known as shaken baby syndrome, as civilian babies, a new study suggests.

Yoga tied to better sleep after cancer

Aug 30 2013

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Practicing yoga may help people who have had cancer sleep better and reduce their use of sleep aids, according to a new study.

Heat waves tied to flare-ups of digestive illness

Aug 29 2013

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Flare-ups of inflammatory bowel disease and "stomach bugs" may be more common during and immediately after heat waves, a new study suggests.

Depression with diabetes may speed mental decline

Aug 23 2013

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In a study of middle-aged and older people with type 2 diabetes, declines in thinking and memory that are often linked to later dementia happened faster in those who were depressed compared to those who were not.

Omega-3s tied to lower risk of rheumatoid arthritis

Aug 22 2013

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women who have diets high in omega-3 fatty acids derived from fish are less likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis than those who skimp on fish, new research suggests.

Quitting smoking in pregnancy tied to benefit for baby

Aug 20 2013

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women who quit smoking immediately before or after becoming pregnant gain more weight during and after pregnancy - but their babies are less likely to be born small than those born to smokers, a new study suggests.

Poor sleep tied to kids' lower academic performance

Aug 16 2013

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Children who have trouble sleeping tend to do worse in school than their peers who get a good night's sleep, a new study suggests.

Metformin tied to longer prostate cancer survival

Aug 15 2013

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In older men with diabetes and prostate cancer, taking the diabetes drug metformin was linked to a lower risk of death, according to a new study.

'Pull-out method' tied to unintended pregnancies

Aug 15 2013

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Many young women use the "pull-out method" for birth control, and they tend to have more unintended pregnancies than other women, a new study suggests.

World News

Spurned by U.S., North Korea's Kim holds talks with Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Thursday at a summit intended to show that the United States is not the only power with enough clout to engage with the reclusive communist state on its nuclear program.