Smartphone Use for Business at Night May Not Be So Smart
FRIDAY, Feb. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- As smartphones have
become the must-have technology for millions of Americans, the
opportunity to call, text or email is often just an arm's length
away -- day or night.
Experimental 'Implanted Insulin' Device Seeks to Control Blood Sugar Levels
FRIDAY, Feb. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A so-called implantable
insulin delivery device could one day free people with type 1
diabetes from the need for multiple daily injections, scientists
Skin Cancer Risk Seen in Vietnam Vets Exposed to Agent Orange
FRIDAY, Feb. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. veterans of the
Vietnam War who were exposed to the herbicide Agent Orange may be
at increased risk for skin cancer, a new study warns.
Health Tip: Developing Frostbite
(HealthDay News) -- When the temperature dips well below
freezing and the wind chill plummets, frostbite is a real concern.
It can cause permanent tissue damage.
Health Tip: Avoid Weight Gain While Quitting Smoking
(HealthDay News) -- Gaining weight is a common side effect while
you're trying to quit smoking, but there are things you can do to
avoid putting on pounds.
Running Might Beat Walking for Breast Cancer Survivors
FRIDAY, Feb. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise has long been
credited with both reducing the risk of breast cancer and surviving
Single-Sex Education's Benefits Challenged in Study
FRIDAY, Feb. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Students in
co-educational schools get the same quality of education as those
in girls- or boys-only schools, a new review shows.
Obesity May Be Tied to Lower Survival Rates for Tongue Cancer Patients
FRIDAY, Feb. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Obese people who are
diagnosed with tongue cancer might be at increased risk of dying
from the disease, a small new study finds.
Expanded DNA Testing Might Allow Personalized Breast Cancer Treatment
THURSDAY, Feb. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Testing the entire
genetic makeup -- or all the DNA -- of tumor cells from women with
advanced breast cancer may help identify patients who could be
helped by specific treatments, according to new research.
'House' TV Series Leads to Real-Life Diagnosis
THURSDAY, Feb. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An episode of the TV
medical drama "House" helped doctors determine the source of a
patient's mysterious symptoms, a new report reveals.
Many New Mothers Skip Important 6-Week Checkup, Study Finds
FRIDAY, Feb. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Only half of new
mothers in the United States make the recommended visit to a doctor
six weeks after giving birth, a new study finds.
Teens' Energy Drink Habit May Be Linked to Booze, Tobacco, Drug Use
FRIDAY, Feb. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who drink
high-caffeine energy beverages such as Red Bull or Monster may be
more likely to use alcohol, drugs and cigarettes, a new study
Health Highlights: Feb. 7, 2014
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
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