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Researchers describe controversial study of surgeon training

(Reuters Health) – Whether surgical trainees should be able to work long shifts is a matter of fierce debate, and the methods of a controversial study aimed at answering that…

Teen smokers may be hard-wired to crave cigarettes

(Reuters Health) – Teen smokers might crave nicotine in part because their brains respond differently than adults to seeing people light up, a small study suggests. To see if young…

Oregon study finds higher death rate for babies born outside the hospital

(Reuters Health) – A study comparing the risks of in-hospital and out-of-hospital births in Oregon finds the odds of infant death are more than two times higher for planned out-of-hospital…

More U.S. women using unapproved menopause hormones

(Reuters Health) – A growing number of U.S. women are filling prescriptions for unregulated hormones to ease menopause symptoms such as hot flashes and night sweats, a recent study suggests.…

Bullying during teen years linked to health problems for adults

(Reuters Health) – Bullying during adolescence may be tied to health problems that follow teens into adulthood, a Canadian study suggests. Researchers who followed 662 youth for a decade starting…

Slightly elevated blood sugar linked to kidney damage risk

(Reuters Health) – People whose blood sugar levels are in the borderline range – higher than normal, but not yet diabetic – might still have an increased risk of kidney…

Type 2 diabetes increases dementia risk

(Reuters Health) – – People with type 2 diabetes are at higher risk for dementia in general. And for one form, called vascular dementia, diabetes brings more risk to women…

Let hunger be your guide

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Feel guilty after dining out? Maybe you should have paid more

Feel guilty after dining out? Maybe you should have paid more

No doubt many of you have overindulged at an all-you-can-eat buffet or two over the holidays. But did you feel guilty and uncomfortable after? If so, this feeling may be…

Elderly ‘reluctant’ on care complaints

Elderly ‘reluctant’ on care complaints

Image copyright PA Image caption The research involved a national survey of almost 700 over-65s Elderly people are reluctant to make complaints about poor health care or do not know…