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Medical News Today: Sit-stand desks: do they prevent the harms of prolonged sitting?

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 07:00
Sit-stand desks are populating workplaces across the US, with the aim of tackling the health risks pf prolonged sitting. But do they really help? We put one to the test.

Medical News Today: Hookah smokers: even light use causes lung abnormalities

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 06:00
A new, small study provides evidence that even light use of hookahs or waterpipes can cause lung function abnormalities. Researchers call for larger studies.

Medical News Today: Insulin costs in the US have tripled in a decade

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 02:00
In 2002-2013, the US cost of insulin per diabetes patient has more than tripled, and due to regulations, competition from generics is unlikely to bring it down, say researchers.

Medical News Today: Suicidal thinking affects 'significant minority' of US veterans

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 02:00
New study shows that 14% of veterans reported having suicidal thoughts over a 2-year period, and it also reveals that such thoughts can come and go, challenging previous findings.