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Low Blood Sugar May Explain ‘Dead-In-Bed’ Syndrome

By on April 23, 2014 in Natural News
Low Blood Sugar May Explain ‘Dead-In-Bed’ Syndrome

Low blood sugar levels — known as hypoglycemia — in people with diabetes may cause potentially dangerous changes in heart rate, according to a small new study. This study’s findings may help explain why a large-scale study found that very tight control of blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes led to higher-than-expected […]

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Migraine-Prevention Drugs Show Promise in Trials

By on April 23, 2014 in Natural News
Migraine-Prevention Drugs Show Promise in Trials

Two experimental drugs may help prevent migraines in people who suffer multiple attacks a month, according to preliminary findings from a pair of clinical trials. The drugs, one given by IV and one by injection, are part of a new approach to preventing migraine headaches. They are “monoclonal antibodies” that target a tiny protein called […]

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Inducing Labor Doesn’t Cause Autism: Obstetrics Group

By on April 22, 2014 in Natural News
Inducing Labor Doesn’t Cause Autism: Obstetrics Group

There is no connection between inducing labor in childbirth and autism, according to a new statement released Monday by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.  Existing guidelines on when and how labor should be induced or accelerated should not be changed, because limiting labor inductions could have negative effects on the health of women […]

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Blocked Neck Artery Can Lead to Memory Problems: Study

By on April 22, 2014 in Natural News
Blocked Neck Artery Can Lead to Memory Problems: Study

Blockage of the carotid artery in the neck appears to increase the odds for memory and thinking problems, a new study indicates. The researchers said their findings suggest more aggressive treatment might be needed for people with this condition, which is caused by plaque buildup in the artery. The study is to be presented Wednesday […]

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ER Study: Too Many Kids Prescribed Codeine

By on April 21, 2014 in Natural News
ER Study: Too Many Kids Prescribed Codeine

Despite recommended limits on codeine use in children, the potent painkiller is prescribed for children in at least half a million emergency room visits each year, a study suggests.  Use of the drug in that setting is hardly rampant – just 3 percent of kids’ ER visits resulted in a codeine prescription in 2010, the […]

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Weight Surgery Changes Sense of Taste, Researchers Find

By on April 21, 2014 in Natural News
Weight Surgery Changes Sense of Taste, Researchers Find

After weight-loss surgery, many patients report changes in appetite, taste and smell, a new study says. One positive aspect of these changes is that they may lead patients to lose even more weight, the researchers suggested. The study included 103 British patients who underwent Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery, in which the stomach is made smaller […]

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Favorite Easter Candy: What Will It Take to Work It Off?

By on April 20, 2014 in Natural News
Favorite Easter Candy: What Will It Take to Work It Off?

Millions of Americans will observe Easter Sunday by indulging in marshmallow Peeps, Cadbury Crème Eggs, and chocolate bunnies. But what will it take to burn off those sweet indulgences? Self.com has come up with the following breakdown for how much time you may need to spend exercising to compensate for the extra calories (based on […]

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Food Poisoning Strikes Food Safety Meeting

By on April 20, 2014 in Natural News
Food Poisoning Strikes Food Safety Meeting

How’s this for irony? Maryland health officials are investigating a suspected outbreak of food poisoning among government and business leaders attending a national Food Safety Summit. The Baltimore City Health Department said at least four people have reported they developed diarrhea, nausea, and other symptoms after eating a meal during the conference held April 8-10 […]

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Late Flu Wave Hits Northeast

By on April 19, 2014 in Natural News
Late Flu Wave Hits Northeast

A second, milder wave of flu is hitting the Northeast.  Months ago, the flu season seemed to be winding down. But health officials on Friday reported widespread flu-like illnesses in six states. Rhode Island is the latest to join the list which includes Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, New Jersey and New York. Officials from the Centers […]

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Singer Debbie Gibson Reveals Battle With Lyme Disease

By on April 19, 2014 in Natural News
Singer Debbie Gibson Reveals Battle With Lyme Disease

Singer Debbie Gibson says that he was diagnosed last year with Lyme disease, a tick-borne illness that can cause joint pain and other debilitating symptoms. The 43-year-old star said she was compelled to reveal her condition after criticism of her skinny frame. “The first symptoms came in the form of food sensitivities,” she wrote on […]

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