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Health News Brief

September 24. 2013   

5 Biggest Health Dangers Facing College Freshmen
It's a stark reality about the first year of college: while freshmen account for a quarter of college students, they make up a third of all campus deaths.
Source: American Public Health Association Read More

Impaired Heart Function Among Obese Children May Help Predict Later Disease
Impaired heart function among obese children and adolescents may be an indicator of future heart disease, a new clinical trial finds. The results were presented Saturday at The Endocrine Society's 95th Annual Meeting in San Francisco.
Source: The Endocrine Society Read More

Glucose Sensing Sponge Delivers Insulin Precisely When And Where Needed
Though synthetic insulin and blood glucose meters have been available for decades, diabetics continue experiencing abnormal sugar levels because it’s almost impossible to continuously monitor glucose and inject insulin in real-time with sufficient precision. Wearable glucose meters and insulin pumps are currently being investigated to work together.
Source: ACS Nano Read More

Hospital To Home Focus May Reduce Readmissions
Helping people who were recently released from a hospital understand how to care for themselves and informing their primary care doctors about their stay may reduce their risk of being admitted back into the hospital, says a new study.
Source: Health Affairs Read More

Anxiety In Your Head Could Come From Your Gut
Dr. James Greenblatt, a Boston-area psychiatrist, had a puzzling case: a teenager arrived in his office with severe obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD), as well as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and an array of digestive problems.
Source: McMaster University Read More



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