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Type 2 diabetes risk four times higher in women with PCOS

Type 2 diabetes risk four times higher in women with PCOS

Polycystic ovary syndrome is a widespread condition among women of reproductive age, and a new study suggests that it may also put these women at a significant risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Polycystic ovary syndrome is a common condition that may put young women at risk of type 2 diabetes. The research was carried […]

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High cholesterol diagnosis tied to lower breast cancer risk

High cholesterol diagnosis tied to lower breast cancer risk

After investigating 14 years of study data on over 1 million people, researchers found that women diagnosed with high cholesterol had a lower odds of developing breast cancer, compared with women without high cholesterol. Researchers have linked a diagnosis of high cholesterol to a lower risk of breast cancer. Speculating on the finding, they suggest […]

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Seven home remedies for shortness of breath

Seven home remedies for shortness of breath

Shortness of breath, or breathlessness, is when a person has trouble taking in enough air to breathe. It can range from mild to severe. The medical term for shortness of breath is dyspnea. Despite being common, it can be uncomfortable and distressing to experience. Fortunately, when it is not a sign of a more serious […]

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How low should LDL cholesterol go?

How low should LDL cholesterol go?

New analysis shows that in a high-risk population, achieving ultra-low LDL cholesterol levels, down to less than 10 mg/dL, safely results in additional lowering of risk of cardiovascular events. A newer class of cholesterol lowering drugs known as PCSK9 inhibitors has emerged as an effective treatment for drastically lowering LDL cholesterol beyond current treatment targets. […]

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Cocoa compound could ‘delay or prevent’ type 2 diabetes

Cocoa compound could ‘delay or prevent’ type 2 diabetes

With diabetes reaching epidemic proportions, the search is on for innovative ways to reduce the burden. Breaking research finds hope in the most surprising of places – chocolate. Today, there are an estimated 29 million Americans living with diabetes, with the vast majority of cases being type 2 diabetes. Globally, by 2035, there could be 592 million people with […]

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Reducing inflammation without lowering cholesterol cuts risk of cardiovascular events

Reducing inflammation without lowering cholesterol cuts risk of cardiovascular events

Inflammatory hypothesis confirmed: Landmark randomized clinical trial of high-risk patients finds that a drug targeting inflammation reduced risk of major adverse cardiovascular events. Investigators from Brigham and Women’s Hospital have announced results of a clinical trial culminating from 25 years of cardiovascular research work. At the European Society of Cardiology meeting and in a paper […]

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Four cups of coffee a day may slash death risk

Four cups of coffee a day may slash death risk

Coffee is one of the most popular beverages in the world, and a new study suggests the more we drink it, the better. A high intake of coffee seems to slash the risk of premature death, according to researchers. Coffee prevents the risk of dying prematurely, particularly among elderly people, suggests new research. A significant […]

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Most melanomas grow as new spots, not from existing moles

Most melanomas grow as new spots, not from existing moles

A review of published research reveals that melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, most often develops as new spots and not from existing moles. Skin doctors say that the finding underscores the need to regularly check the skin for new growths and changes. Researchers have found that most melanomas form as new spots, rather […]

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Actinic cheilitis: Causes, treatment, and prevention

Actinic cheilitis: Causes, treatment, and prevention

Actinic cheilitis causes dryness and thickening typically along the line that separates the lips from the skin of the face, otherwise known as the lower vermillion border. Chronic sun damage is often the cause of actinic cheilitis. What is actinic cheilitis? Actinic cheilitis affects the lips and is characterized by damage to the outer tissue […]