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Heart Rate May Be an Indicator of Future Diabetes Risk

Heart rate measures may help identify a person's future risk of diabetes, researchers have proposed.

Progress Toward Mind-Controlled Robotic Limbs

Research is still preliminary, but implants demonstrating some success

Response to Resistance Exercise Depends on a Person's Genetic Risk for Obesity

Not as effective in women with high risk for obesity

CDC: Smoking Rates Decline in Some States, But Rates Up in Others

But some people are using alternative tobacco products in addition to cigarettes

Probiotic Mixture VSL#3 Shows Promise for Crohn's Recurrence

Lower mucosal levels of inflammatory cytokines on day 90 for patients receiving VSL3 versus placebo

School Scoliosis Screening Has Sustained Effectiveness

Across five consecutive years increase in prevalence and sensitivity for curves of 20 degrees or more

Personalized Assessments During Eye Visits Don't Lower HbA1c

No benefit for personalized education, risk assessment performed during ophthalmologic visits

Study: Beloranib Appears Safe, Efficacious for Weight Loss in Obesity

Tolerable at doses of 0.6 and 1.2 mg; more adverse events with dose of 2.4 mg

Lean Six Sigma Approach Ups Quality of Hip Replacement Surgery

Forty-four percent reduction in length of stay after implementation of improvement actions

Can a Drug Used to Treat Stroke Be Effective for Otitis Media?

A drug to treat stroke showed efficacy in treating middle-ear infections by suppressing mucus overproduction, improving bacterial clearance, and reducing hearing loss, researchers from the Georgia State University and University of Rochester reported.