Vitamin D Levels Tied to Diabetes Risk in Obese Kids
TUESDAY, Dec. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Low levels of vitamin D are
much more common in obese children than in those who aren't obese
and are associated with insulin resistance, a risk factor for type
2 diabetes, researchers have found.
Gene Mutation Helps Clear Fats From Blood, Study Finds
TUESDAY, Dec. 6 (HealthDay News) -- A gene mutation that helps
clear fat from the body has been identified by scientists, but they
don't know if people with this mutation have a lower risk of heart
disease or other health problems.
Steroids May Boost Survival for Very Preemie Babies
TUESDAY, Dec. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Giving steroids to pregnant
women at risk for preterm birth as early as 23 weeks during their
pregnancy may boost an infant's overall chance of survival and
reduce the baby's risk of serious developmental issues, including
brain injury, a new study says.
Bed Bugs Can Bypass Pitfalls of Inbreeding, Studies Say
TUESDAY, Dec. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Bed bugs appear to breed
with their close relatives, an adaptation that not only ups their
"yuck" factor but also enhances the tiny bloodsuckers' ability to
thrive, two new studies find.
FDA Targets Homeopathic Weight Loss Products
TUESDAY, Dec. 6 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. officials on Tuesday
said that they are taking action to remove controversial,
unapproved and illegally labeled HCG weight loss products from the