Health Tip: Understanding Gestational Diabetes
(HealthDay News) -- 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
(HealthDay News) -- 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
TUESDAY, Oct. 8 (HealthDay News) -- 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?
TUESDAY, Oct. 8 (HealthDay News) -- 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
TUESDAY, Oct. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Two doses of chickenpox
vaccine are better than one, new research confirms.
Study Aging, Not Disease, for Real Benefits, Scientists Say
TUESDAY, Oct. 8 (HealthDay News) -- 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
TUESDAY, Oct. 8 (HealthDay News) -- 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
First Effective Malaria Vaccine May Be Near, Experts Say
TUESDAY, Oct. 8 (HealthDay News) -- 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
TUESDAY, Oct. 8 (HealthDay News) -- 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.