Health News Brief: Video Contest Winners Announced this Week!, New Devices Improve Diabetes Control, Exercise Benefits Heart Even If It Doesn't Help Weight Loss American Medical ID

 

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Health News Brief

July 17, 2012   

Special-Ed Students at Greater Risk of Bullying, Being Bullied
Students with visible disabilities and those receiving special education services for behavioral problems are at greater risk of being bullied and of bullying others, according to a new study.
Source: Journal of School Psychology Read More

Cranberries Combat Urinary Tract Infections
Grandma's advice may be true after all. Cranberries, long touted as a folk remedy to combat urinary tract infections, may help curb urinary tract infections (UTIs).
Source: Archives of Internal Medicine Read More

New Devices Improve Diabetes Control
By combining insulin pumps with continuous blood sugar sensors, people with diabetes get better blood sugar control than those using finger-stick testing and insulin shots, new research suggests.
Source: Annals of Internal Medicine Read More

60% of UK Dementia Patients Never Diagnosed
An estimated 60% of the 800,000 patients living with dementia in the UK never receive a diagnosis, and there is huge variation in quality of services throughout the country, a report by MPs has revealed.
Source: Medical Protection Society Read More

Exercise Benefits Heart Even If It Doesn't Help Weight Loss
Exercise is good for the heart even when it doesn’t seem to be doing anything for the waistline.
Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology Read More

Video Contest Winners Announced this Week!

A big thanks to all those who participated in our Facebook Video Contest stating why you wear your medical ID. The votes have been tallied, all 8,000 of them, and we will announce the winners later this week.
Stay tuned and check your email to see the winning videos. A medical ID is a lifesaving tool and we hope these videos will help spread the word.
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