Diabetes and the Endocrine System in the News

Cheap Natural Compound May Help Smokers Quit

12/17/2014 - But cytisine isn't widely available, study authors note

Neurologists Say Jury Still Out on Medical Marijuana's Use for Brain Disorders

12/17/2014 - Easing federal restrictions on pot research might help get answers, doctors say

Migraine May Raise Risk for Bell's Palsy, Study Suggests

12/17/2014 - The headaches were tied to a doubling of odds for the facial paralysis, researchers say

Flying Time Could Raise Skin Cancer Risks for Pilots

12/17/2014 - Study found a one-hour flight equaled the UV ray exposure of a 20-minute tanning bed session

Seniors Still Given Potentially Dangerous Sedatives: Study

12/17/2014 - Drugs such as Xanax, Valium tied to confusion and falls, experts say

New System Targets Germs in Donated Blood Plasma

12/17/2014 - Reduces risk of infected donation

Federal Health Marketplace Enrolls Another 2.5 Million Americans

12/17/2014 - Re-enrollment of current health-plan participants continues

Stent Treatment May Lower Stroke Disability

12/17/2014 - Treatment must be given within 6 hours after a stroke starts, researchers say

Only 4 in 10 Americans Eat Heart-Healthy Nuts Each Day, CDC Says

12/17/2014 - Even fewer consume an amount thought to help curb heart disease, study found

Expectant Dads May Also Have Hormonal Changes, Study Suggests

12/17/2014 - Experts can't explain why testosterone levels of men declined early in partner's pregnancy

Few Parents Think 18-Year-Olds Can Handle Their Health Care

12/17/2014 - Yet poll says two-thirds think older teens should be able to take charge

College Students Say 'Curiosity' Leads Them to Fake Pot

12/17/2014 - Preventive measures should target younger kids, survey suggests

'Low-GI' Diet May Not Benefit Blood Sugar

12/17/2014 - Focus should be on eating healthy foods rather than glycemic index, experts say

Texas Infant Dies of Legionnaires' Disease After 'Water Birth'

12/17/2014 - Though health officials couldn't confirm source of infection, they warn of dangers of practice

Health Highlights: Dec. 17, 2014

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Screening Test Finds Drugs That Show Promise Against Ebola

12/17/2014 - Researchers uncover 53 potential treatments; all are already FDA approved but need more study for this use

Health Tip: When Children Wake at Night

12/17/2014 - Separation anxiety is a frequent cause

Health Tip: Spot the Signs of a Fractured Thumb

12/17/2014 - Pain and tenderness are prime signals

Poor Students Eat Healthier Foods at School, Study Finds

12/16/2014 - Having fruits and vegetables available boosts nutrition for some, researchers say

Syphilis on the Rise Among Gay, Bisexual Men: CDC

12/16/2014 - Rates of chlamydia dip for the first time in 30 years