Peer Support May Bring Better Control of Diabetes
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Pairing people with
diabetes who are struggling to control their blood sugar levels
with their peers for weekly support sessions could be an effective
and inexpensive way to help manage the disease, researchers
Clenching Muscles May Boost Willpower
THURSDAY, Oct. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Clenching your muscles may
help boost your willpower to achieve certain goals or resist
temptations such as unhealthy desserts, a new study suggests.
Demand for Radiation Therapy Predicted to Exceed Supply
THURSDAY, Oct. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Over the next decade, the
growth in demand for radiation therapy in the United States will be
10 times greater than the increase in new radiation oncologists, a
difference that could affect cancer patients' access to treatment,
according to a new study.
Fatal Crashes Involving Teens Continue Decline: CDC
THURSDAY, Oct. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Graduated driver licensing
programs that put restrictions on new drivers are one reason why
fatal traffic crashes involving 16- and 17-year-old drivers in the
United States fell 36 percent between 2004 and 2008, says a U.S.
government study released Thursday.
Flu Meeting Highlights Latest Research
THURSDAY, Oct. 21 (HealthDay News) -- As another flu season
approaches, with the memory of last season's H1N1 pandemic flu
still fresh in the minds of many, scientists gathered Thursday to
present the latest research on the flu virus and attempts to
vaccinate against it.