Health News Brief: Today is World Food Day ľa day of action against hunger, Diabetes Growing Problem in Pregnancy, Smokers May Have More Sleep Problems American Medical ID


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Health News Brief

October 16, 2012   

Study Assesses Blood Thinner Use After
Gastrointestinal Bleeding
New research suggests that people who stop taking the blood thinner warfarin (Coumadin) because of gastrointestinal bleeding raise their risk of blood clots and death if they stay off the drug.
Source: Archives of Internal Medicine Read More

Diabetes Growing Problem in Pregnancy
Rates of both pre-pregnancy and gestational diabetes have increased since 1980, with greater increases in pre-pregnancy diabetes among black women, researchers found.
Source: The Obesity Society Read More

Coping with Food Allergies at School
Six million American kids have food allergies - and studies show that up to 18 percent of them have had a reaction to a food eaten at school. How can you keep your kid safe and stop worrying?
Source: Read More

How States are Dealing with Older Drivers
More older drivers are on the road than ever before and they face a hodgepodge of licensing rules that reflect scientific uncertainty and public angst over a growing question: How can we tell if it's time to give up the keys?
Source: Associated Press Read More

Smokers May Have More Sleep Problems
Smokers may get fewer hours of sleep and have a less restful slumber than non-smokers, a new study suggests.
Source: Journal Addiction Biology Read More

World Food Day

Today is World Food Day ľa day of action against hunger. Did you know nearly one in seven people suffers from undernourishment, yet the world has the means to eliminate hunger and fuel sustainable development?

Join the global movement to end hunger. Be a part of the solution and take action in your community and around the world. We can end hunger.

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