4 New Genes Linked to Type 2 Diabetes
THURSDAY, Feb. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Four new genes associated
with type 2 diabetes have been identified by researchers, who also
pinpointed six independent diabetes-associated gene variants at
previously known locations on chromosomes.
New Therapy Might Help Relieve Painful Foot Condition
WEDNESDAY Feb. 8 (HealthDay News) -- For people struggling with
plantar fasciitis --- a painful and sometimes disabling foot
condition -- a small, preliminary study suggests that a new type of
therapy is more effective than standard cortisone injections in
Stopping Bone Drug Cuts Risk of Second Thigh Fracture: Study
THURSDAY, Feb. 9 (HealthDay News) -- People who suffer a rare
type of fracture of the thigh bone while taking bone-building drugs
known as bisphosphonates can cut the risk of a second fracture by
discontinuing the medication, a new study says.
More U.S. Doctors Are Urging Patients to Exercise: CDC
THURSDAY, Feb. 9 (HealthDay News) -- The number of American
adults who received advice from their doctor to engage in regular
exercise has increased steadily over the past decade, according to
new research from U.S. health officials.
Chemo During Pregnancy Doesn't Seem to Harm Baby
THURSDAY, Feb. 9 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds that the
babies of women who had chemotherapy while pregnant aren't at
higher risk for a variety of medical disorders, a sign that the
treatment should be safe for the fetus in most instances.
Illicit Drugs Bought Off Internet May Be Poisons, Experts Warn
THURSDAY, Feb. 9 (HealthDay News) -- A case study of two men who
were poisoned and turned blue after ingesting what they thought was
a recreational drug that they had bought on the Internet highlights
the dangers of such purchases, a new report claims.
Strutting the Catwalk in Red, Stars Promote 'The Heart Truth'
THURSDAY, Feb. 9 (HealthDay News) -- The star power gathered on
the runway was impressive and so were the red-hot designer frocks,
all on display at the 10th annual "The Heart Truth" Red Dress
Collection fashion show, held in New York City on Wednesday