Mercury's Threat Greater in Ocean Fish Than Freshwater: Study
SUNDAY, June 27 (HealthDay News) -- Seawater itself is the
reason why mercury in saltwater fish poses more of a health threat
to humans than freshwater fish, even though concentrations of the
chemical are much higher in freshwater species, according to new
More Genes Implicated in Type 2 Diabetes
SUNDAY, June 27 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists have located 12
new genes that seem to be linked with a predisposition for type 2
diabetes, bringing the total number of genetic locations implicated
in the condition to 38.
School-Based Efforts May Help Curb Obesity in High-Risk Kids
SUNDAY, June 27 (HealthDay News) -- School-based efforts at
better nutrition, more exercise and improved education about
healthy living can help kids who are most at risk for obesity keep
the weight off, compared to children in schools without such
programs, a new study suggests.
Artificial Pancreas Continues to Show Promise
SUNDAY, June 27 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that
artificial pancreas technology can help diabetics gain greater
blood sugar control overnight, even when they have eaten a big meal
or had wine for dinner.