Medications

Baby aspirin? Many doctors don't recommend, despite guidelines

A majority of middle-aged men and women eligible to take aspirin to prevent heart attack and stroke do not recall their doctors ever telling them to do so, according to a University of Rochester study of a national sample ...

Diabetes

Trends in insulin use, glycemic control explored

(HealthDay)—Since 1988, the proportion of patients with diabetes currently on any insulin has remained stable, according to research published online Dec. 30 in Diabetes Care.

Oncology & Cancer

Balanced diet may be key to cancer survival

(HealthDay)—Eating a nutritionally balanced high-quality diet may lower a cancer patient's risk of dying by as much as 65 percent, new research suggests.

Health

Palm-sized baby among the world's smallest

At birth, Melinda Star Guido was so tiny she could fit into the palm of her doctor's hand. Weighing just 9 1/2 ounces - less than a soda can - she is among the smallest babies ever born in the world.

Health

A 'nutty' solution to type 2 diabetes management

Eating nuts every day could help control Type 2 diabetes and prevent its complications, according to new research from St. Michael's Hospital and the University of Toronto.

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