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Health News for 10/08/13

October 08, 2013

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Health Tip: Understanding Gestational Diabetes

If you have gestational diabetes -- which develops while you're pregnant -- your goal is to keep your blood sugar at or below the same level as the average pregnant woman without the disease.
Health Tip: Power Up With an Afternoon Snack

Whether you need a pick-me-up at the office or your child needs an energy boost after school, a healthy snack can be just what you need to power through the afternoon.
Black Medical Students in U.S. Have Heaviest Debts, Study Finds

Black medical school students are more likely to be saddled with large education-related debts than students from other racial or ethnic groups, and this discrepancy may help explain the declining number of black students in American medical schools, a new study indicates.
A Link Between Gum Disease and Alzheimer's?

Here's another reason to take good care of your teeth: Gum disease may be linked to Alzheimer's disease, a small new study suggests.
Second Dose of Vaccine Cuts Chickenpox Cases Even More, Study Finds

Two doses of chickenpox vaccine are better than one, new research confirms.
Study Aging, Not Disease, for Real Benefits, Scientists Say

Research into ways to delay aging would provide better overall health and economic benefits than advances in deadly diseases such as cancer or heart disease, according to a new study.
Health Highlights: Oct. 8, 2013

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
More Deaths Among Older People During Economic Upswings: Study

Seniors and middle-aged adults die more often when the economy kicks into high gear than when their nation is spiraling toward recession, a new analysis contends.
First Effective Malaria Vaccine May Be Near, Experts Say

Promising results from a large-scale clinical trial mean that the world's first malaria vaccine may be on the market by 2015 and could potentially save hundreds of thousands of lives a year.
Tom Hanks Has Type 2 Diabetes

Tom Hanks, the Academy Award-winning actor, revealed Monday night that he has joined millions of Americans in a new role -- that of type 2 diabetic.

 

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