Bumpier Skies Ahead, Thanks to Climate Change

TUESDAY, Oct. 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Airplane passengers around the world could be in for a bumpier ride because of climate change, new research suggests. By mid-century, the likelihood of severe air turbulence along popular international flight routes will probably multiply, British scientists say. “Air turbulence is increasing across the globe, in all seasons,…

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Pump May Beat Shots for Type 1 Diabetes

TUESDAY, Oct. 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) — In young people with type 1 diabetes, insulin pump therapy may offer better blood sugar control and fewer complications than daily injections of the vital hormone, new German research suggests. “Insulin pumps work, and they work even somewhat better than multiple daily injections overall,” said Dr. Robert Rapaport,…

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Medicare Could Do More to Stem Opioid Epidemic

TUESDAY, Oct. 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Medicare places few limits on opioid painkiller prescriptions, even in the face of recent U.S. government guidelines, researchers report. Yale University scientists say Medicare plans for people 65 and older are untapped resources for curbing the unnecessary use and abuse of drugs such as oxycodone (OxyContin) and hydrocodone…

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Homing In on Homework Help

TUESDAY, Oct. 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) — It can be the most dreaded task of the day for parents and kids alike. Homework. But sticking to a schedule and helping your child — not doing it yourself — can lead to a truce in the battle over this age-old rite of passage. First, don’t dive…

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