Healthy Living headlines: Week in review

GLENDALE, Calif. Could a cure to diabetes be in a veggie?
A researcher at the University of Central Florida says he has created a strain of lettuce that creates insulin.
>> Get the full story on how a veggie could be a cure for diabetes

 

Diagnosing non-acid reflux
Sometimes the symptoms of acid reflux disease feel like heartburn, sometimes it just feels like pressure above the stomach. It's a disease that doctors can diagnose and usually treat effectively, but now there's a new kind of reflux disease popping up and there's been no way to diagnose it until now.
>> Get the full story on diagnosing non-acid reflux

 

Cancer doc heals through photography
Overly aggressive treatment of chronic illnesses can pose health risks. Consumer Reports puts hospitals to the test.
>> Get the full story on how a cancer doc heals through photography

 

Talk to kids about earthquake fears
When disasters strike -- like earthquakes or brush fires -- children can be especially affected. They may not understand what's going on, and may be fearful about their safety. One expert has advice for parents.
>> Get the full story on how to talk to kids about earthquake fears

 

Alzheimer's patients resent 'elderspeak'
"Elderspeak" is a kind of "baby talk" many well-intentioned caregivers use to communicate with aging adults, especially those with dementia or Alzheimer's.
>> Get the full story on how Alzheimer's patients resent 'elderspeak'

 

Sleep apnea increases death risks
We all know severe snoring and obstructed breathing increases a person's risk for stroke and heart disease, but new research indicates the consequences could be worse.
>> Get the full story on how sleep apnea increases death risks

 

Compound in brown rice helps diabetes
Experts say another thing you can do to control diabetes is to eat more brown rice.
>> Get the full story on how a compound in brown rice helps diabetes

 

Highways may put pregnancy at risk
Living near a highway may raise the risk of low birth-weights.
>> Get the full story on why highways may put pregnancy at risk

 

Smoking linked with bladder cancer
A new study found that smoking is a major risk factor for bladder cancer.
>> Get the full story on how smoking has been linked with bladder cancer

 

New report details value of potassium
Foods rich in potassium could cut the risk of developing high blood pressure.
>> Get the full story on the new report detailing the value of potassium

 

Man offers $1B for breast cancer cure
A Texas man is offering $1 billion to anyone who discovers a cure for breast cancer.
>> Get the full story on the man who is offering $1B for a breast cancer cure

 

Study: Exercise slows Alzheimer's effect
A new study shows that exercise slows down brain atrophy in Alzheimer's patients.
>> Get the full story on how exercise may slow the effects of Alzheimer's

 

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