By NICHOLAS BAKALAR

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Name: By NICHOLAS BAKALAR
Date registered: July 23, 2012
URL: http://www.nytimes.com/pages/health/views/index.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

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  1. Well: Low Vitamin D Tied to Asthma Attacks — October 31, 2014
  2. Well: Knowing Cancer Risk May Not Affect Screening Rates — October 29, 2014
  3. Well: Doctors and Decision Fatigue — October 27, 2014
  4. Well: Obese Children Show Early Signs of Heart Disease — October 27, 2014
  5. Well: Milk Choice May Affect Vitamin D Levels — October 23, 2014

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Well: Low Vitamin D Tied to Asthma Attacks

Raising vitamin D levels may help control flare-ups in people with asthma.

Well: Knowing Cancer Risk May Not Affect Screening Rates

Telling people of their potential increased risk of colon cancer did not spur them to get the recommended screening.

Well: Doctors and Decision Fatigue

The phenomenon of “decision fatigue” has been found in judges, who are more likely to deny parole at the end of the day than at the beginning. Now researchers have found a parallel effect in physicians.



Well: Obese Children Show Early Signs of Heart Disease

Obese children and teenagers already show hints of future cardiovascular problems, new research has found.

Well: Milk Choice May Affect Vitamin D Levels

Children who drink rice, almond or soy milk instead of cow’s milk may have insufficient levels of vitamin D.



Well: Robotic Surgery Report Card

A study found that robotic surgery for benign gynecologic procedures had a higher rate of complication than conventional surgery, and was more costly.

Well: Coffee May Protect the Liver

Researchers found that compared with people who drank no coffee, those who drank three cups a day were about 25 percent less likely to have abnormal liver enzyme levels.

Well: A Weight Loss Belief Is Tested

A new randomized trial has found no long-term difference in weight regain among people who lost the pounds slowly and those who did so quickly.

Well: Epidurals May Be Given Early or Late in Labor

Whether a woman has an epidural early or late in labor makes no difference in birth outcome, a large review of studies has found.

Well: Prostate Cancer Recurrence Risk Tied to Lipid Levels

Abnormal lipid levels are associated with an increased risk for recurrence of prostate cancer, researchers report.

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