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Skin 'Glow' Test Might Someday Spot Disease Risk Early

Skin 'Glow' Test Might Someday Spot Disease Risk Early

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A test that measures wavelengths of light coming off skin cells might detect type 2 diabetes, heart disease and even your risk of dying, new research shows.

It's possible that -- someday -- a quick "autofluorescence" light test to the skin might be used by consumers in "supermarkets, pharmac...

  • E.J. Mundell
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  • November 21, 2018
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Night Shift Plus Unhealthy Habits Equals Higher Diabetes Risk

Night Shift Plus Unhealthy Habits Equals Higher Diabetes Risk

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Rotating night-shift work together with an unhealthy lifestyle significantly increases the risk of type 2 diabetes, researchers say.

"Most cases of type 2 diabetes could be prevented by adherence to a healthy lifestyle, and the benefits could be larger in rotating night-shift workers," said ...

  • Robert Preidt
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  • November 21, 2018
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Probiotics Show No Effect on Kids' Tummy Upsets

Probiotics Show No Effect on Kids' Tummy Upsets

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- When young children have a bout of "stomach flu," parents often turn to probiotics for help. But two new clinical trials suggest they are wasting their money.

Researchers found that probiotic formulas showed no benefit for babies and preschoolers with acute gastroenteritis -- a common gut in...

Give Thanks for These Foods That Help Preserve Aging Memory

Give Thanks for These Foods That Help Preserve Aging Memory

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- When your mom told you to eat your veggies and drink your orange juice, she was on to something: They may help preserve your brain health, new research suggests.

A 20-year study of men who were health professionals tied a diet rich in leafy greens, orange and red vegetables, berries and oran...

  • Steven Reinberg
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  • November 21, 2018
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Computer-Brain Link Helps 'Locked In' People Chat, Surf Web

Computer-Brain Link Helps 'Locked In' People Chat, Surf Web

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Writing an e-mail. Sending a text message. Surfing the internet.

These are activities taken for granted by most, but denied to paralyzed people who've lost the use of their arms and hands.

Now, thanks to a brain implant, a small group of paralyzed patients can directly operate an o...

  • Dennis Thompson
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  • November 21, 2018
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E. Coli-Tainted Romaine Lettuce Threatens the Frail, Sick Most

E. Coli-Tainted Romaine Lettuce Threatens the Frail, Sick Most

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health officials have warned all Americans to stay away from romaine lettuce this holiday season, due to potential contamination with E. coli.

So far, 32 people across 11 states have been sickened. Although no one has died, illnesses have been so severe that in 13 cases patients had to ...

  • E.J. Mundell
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  • November 21, 2018
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