Health News Brief: October Goes Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, 'Egg Therapy' May Help Allergic Kids, Pet Therapy: Man's Best Friend as Healer American Medical ID

 

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Health News Brief

October 2, 2012   


Working More Than 8 Hours a Day Raises the Risk of Heart Disease By 80%
Workaholics take note: working long hours raises the risk of heart disease by up to 80 percent.
Source: American Journal of Epidemiology Read More

1 in 3 Americans Will Have Diabetes by 2050
In the United States, 1 in 3 people will have Type 2 diabetes by 2050 if current trends continue.
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Read More

'Egg Therapy' May Help Allergic Kids
Exposing children with egg allergies to egg in a carefully controlled setting can dramatically reduce and even eliminate potentially life-threatening allergic reactions for some children.
Source: WebMD Health News Read More

Obesity Hits Rural Areas Harder Than Cities
Nearly 40 percent of rural adults in U.S. are obese, compared to 33 percent of city dwellers, study shows.
Source: Journal of Rural Health Read More

Pet Therapy: Man's Best Friend as Healer
Animal-assisted therapy can help healing and lessen depression
and fatigue.
Source: Mayo Clinic Read More

October Goes Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Kicking off October 1, countries around the globe will celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month, with 31 days spotlighting prevention, education, and finding a cure.

Source: AFP-Relaxnews
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