On our Lab Notes page CalorieLab’s editors select and rank the day’s essential health news items in real time. Readers can suggest, vote and comment on items. Below are brief summaries of yesterday’s (October 19, 2011) Lab Notes items. To see today’s items, visit Lab Notes.
Women in big-city public housing who relocated to affluent neighborhoods had lower rates of diabetes and extreme obesity, reveals a federal government study started in the 1990s.
Two steroids given to preemies right after birth to manage lung development and low blood pressure appear to reduce the size of their cerebellum and researcher want to determine if that is associated with problems many preemies face later in life.
Many women experience hot flashes and night sweats after menopause, says a new study.
(By CalorieLab editors)