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Health News for 11/20/14

November 20, 2014

U.S. Proposes Greater Public Access to Data From Clinical Trials

Two U.S. government agencies have proposed new rules that will make it easier for everyone to know whether a clinical trial was successful or not.
Exercise Might Not Help Some Type 2 Diabetics Control Their Blood Sugar

Certain genes might prevent regular exercise from improving blood sugar control in up to a fifth of people with type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests.
Testosterone Plays Minor Role in Older Women's Sex Lives, Study Finds

While levels of testosterone and other reproductive hormones have some effect on menopausal women's sex lives, their emotional health and quality of their relationships have a stronger influence, according to a new study.
Many People Who Drink a Lot Aren't Alcoholics: CDC

Most people who drink to excess or binge drink are not alcoholics, a new U.S. government report says.
Cost of Diabetes Care Keeps Climbing, Report Shows

The cost of diabetes care in the United States has increased 48 percent in recent years, climbing to more than $322 billion annually, a new report shows.
Gel Implant Might Help Fight Heart Failure

Injecting beads of gel into the wall of a still-beating heart has the potential to improve the health of patients with severe heart failure, according to a new study.
Could Your Job Help Preserve Your Aging Brain?

Jobs requiring intellectually challenging tasks may help preserve thinking skills and memory as workers age, a new study suggests.
Kids Born to Overweight Moms May Face Higher Heart Risks as Adults

Overweight or obese women who get pregnant are much more likely to have a child who suffers from heart disease as an adult, new research suggests.
A Bad Marriage Burdens an Aging Heart

A bad marriage increases an older adult's risk of heart trouble, and that's particularly true for women, a new study contends.
Laser Used to Remove Tattoos May Help Reduce Acne Scars

The same kind of laser that is used to remove tattoos may reduce scarring from acne, a small pilot study shows.
1 in 5 U.S. Adults Dealt With a Mental Illness in 2013

Nearly one in five American adults -- 43.8 million people -- had a diagnosable mental illness in 2013, federal officials reported Thursday.
Health Highlights: Nov. 20, 2014

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Health Tip: Change Your Skin Routine During Winter

Healthy skin looks radiant, but it may need a little extra TLC during the winter months.
Health Tip: Seek Treatment for a Broken Toe

If you break a toe, it may not heal on its own without treatment.
Type 1 Diabetes Lowered Survival in Study

People with type 1 diabetes faced a much higher risk of dying over the course of a 14-year study than people without the disease, Swedish researchers report.
Mastectomy Rates Rising Among Women Eligible for Lumpectomy

When confronted with early stage breast cancer, surgical removal of the tumor alone (lumpectomy) -- which conserves the breast -- can be a less drastic option than total mastectomy.
Home Exercise Boosts Heart Patients' Frame of Mind

Exercising at home can reduce feelings of hopelessness in people with coronary heart disease, but in-hospital workouts don't provide the same benefit, according to a new study.
U.S. Seniors' Health Poorest, Global Survey Shows

Seniors in America have more chronic health problems and take more medications than seniors in 10 other industrialized countries do, according to a new global survey.

 

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