Are All Home-Based Blood Sugar Tests Equal?
FRIDAY, March 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Every day, millions of
people with diabetes -- both type 1 and type 2 -- rely on the
results they get from their blood glucose meters to guide their
treatment decisions. But, what if those test results were
Some Helpful Hints When Monitoring Blood Sugar
FRIDAY, March 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Anyone who needs to
monitor their blood sugar can take some simple steps to improve
their test results. These include:
Health Tip: Grinding Teeth During Sleep
(HealthDay News) -- Grinding of the teeth during sleep --
medically called bruxism -- is a common problem, especially among
Health Tip: Baking With Less Sugar
Your baked goods can be sweet delights without the need to add
tons of sugar.
Younger Skin Cancer Survivors May Be at Risk for Other Cancers
FRIDAY, March 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who've had
nonmelanoma skin cancer are at increased risk for melanoma and
other types of cancers, and this link is especially strong among
young people, a large, new study contends.
Daylight Saving Time's Arrival May Disrupt Your Sleep
FRIDAY, March 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Sleep problems may
surface for some after clocks move forward an hour Sunday morning
for Daylight Saving Time because many people have difficulty
changing their body clocks, a sleep expert says.
For Young Couples, Violence Can Harm Both Sides
FRIDAY, March 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Teens and young adults
involved in relationship violence are more likely to suffer
depression, a new study indicates.
Allergy Rates Surprisingly Similar Across the U.S., Study Finds
FRIDAY, March 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Wherever you live in
the United States, allergy rates are mostly the same, but young
children in southern states are more likely to suffer allergies
than their peers in other places.
Younger Siblings of Kids With Autism May Show Early Signs of Problems
FRIDAY, March 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Younger siblings of
children with autism may show signs of abnormal development or
behavior as early as 1 year of age, according to a new study.
Study Finds Doctors Prescribing More Sedatives
FRIDAY, March 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors in the United
States are writing more prescriptions for sedatives than ever
before, and the frequent use of these powerful drugs in combination
with narcotic painkillers may be causing medication-related deaths,
a new study suggests.
Health Highlights: March 7, 2014
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: