Health Tip: Keep Your Gums Healthy
(HealthDay News) -- The best way to prevent gingivitis (gum
disease) is to practice good dental hygiene. It's never too early
to start in life, because children as young as 6 can develop gum
Sperm-Producing Cells Coaxed to Produce Insulin
SUNDAY, Dec. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have been able
to prod human cells that normally produce sperm to make insulin
instead and, after transplanting them, the cells briefly cured mice
with type 1 diabetes.
Acupuncture Might Treat Certain Kind of Lazy Eye
MONDAY, Dec. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Acupuncture may be an
effective way to treat older children struggling with a certain
form of lazy eye, new research from China suggests, although
experts say more studies are needed.
What's Good for Heart May Also Be Good for Brain
MONDAY, Dec. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Sticking to a heart-healthy
lifestyle may also ward off Alzheimer's disease, according to a new
study that suggests that raising "good" cholesterol levels can help
prevent the brain disorder in older people.
Taxing Sodas Won't Spur Much Weight Loss, Study Says
MONDAY, Dec. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Taxing sodas and other
sweetened drinks would result in only minimal weight loss, although
the revenues generated could be used to promote obesity control
programs, new research suggests.
Federal Judge Strikes Down Health Reform Law
MONDAY, Dec. 13 (HealthDay News) -- A federal judge ruled Monday
that the new U.S. health-care reform law is unconstitutional,
saying the federal government has no authority to require citizens
to buy health insurance.
Oxycontin, Other Opioid Painkillers Tied to Higher Health Risks
MONDAY, Dec. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Two new studies suggest that
Medicare patients who take opioid painkillers such as codeine,
Vicodin or Oxycontin face higher health risks, including death,
heart problems or fractures, compared to those taking non-opioid