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What is the truth about type 2 diabetes?

What is the truth about type 2 diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes is a serious and prevalent disease, but numerous myths surround this condition. Diabetes causes blood sugar levels to become too high, and it damages the body. In some cases, it can be fatal. Diabetes is a chronic health condition that affects 30.3 million adults in the United States, according to the Centers […]

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What is a cervicogenic headache?

What is a cervicogenic headache?

A cervicogenic headache is a pain that develops in the neck, though a person feels the pain in their head. Cervicogenic headaches are secondary headaches. Secondary headaches are those caused by an underlying condition, such as neck injuries, infections, or severe high blood pressure. This sets them apart from primary headaches, such as migraines and […]

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Triple-negative breast cancer responds to new dual-target therapy

Triple-negative breast cancer responds to new dual-target therapy

An experimental therapy has shown promising results in fighting a particularly aggressive breast cancer with limited treatment options. A new experimental treatment shows promise for people with triple-negative breast cancer. A recent study has revealed that the novel treatment decreased the growth and spread of triple-negative breast cancer in mice. The approach uses a protein […]

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Artificial sweeteners make ‘no difference’ to health

Artificial sweeteners make ‘no difference’ to health

Non-sugar sweeteners have been at the center of a fierce debate for decades. Do they benefit health or increase risks? A recent study fans the flames once more, claiming that there is little evidence of benefits or harms. Sweeteners have been under the microscope for years. As the evidence demonstrating the adverse effects of sugar […]

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Candida infection can reach brain and impair memory

Candida infection can reach brain and impair memory

A new study in mice reveals that Candida albicans — a fungus largely perceived as harmless — can cause memory problems and brain abnormalities that resemble those characteristic of Alzheimer’s disease. C. albicans is the most common and best-studied cause of fungal infections in humans. Candida albicans is a species of fungus that grows naturally […]

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Acne: How common drug changes skin microbiome

Acne: How common drug changes skin microbiome

Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States, but its exact causes are poorly understood. A new study uncovers how a common acne drug alters the balance of bacteria in our skin. How does a change in the skin microbiome improve acne? Isotretinoin (brand name Accutane) is commonly used to treat severe […]

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New breath test for cancer currently under trial

New breath test for cancer currently under trial

A clinical trial has just launched to assess the effectiveness of a newly developed breath test that could help diagnose multiple forms of cancer. A new breath test currently under trial could help diagnose multiple forms of cancer at an early stage. Researchers from the Cancer Research United Kingdom Cambridge Institute have recently developed an […]

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Health Tip: Job-Related Chemical Exposure Through the Skin

Health Tip: Job-Related Chemical Exposure Through the Skin

(HealthDay News) — Some 13 million workers in the United States may be exposed to hazardous chemicals that can be absorbed through the skin, the U.S. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) says. Latest Skin News This type of exposure may lead to contact dermatitis (eczema), skin cancer and skin infection or injury, […]

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As You Age, Alcohol May Be Harder to Handle

As You Age, Alcohol May Be Harder to Handle

Latest Senior Health News FRIDAY, Jan. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Seniors may be more vulnerable to alcoholism, a psychologist warns. “As we age, it takes longer for the body to break down alcohol. It stays in the system longer. Tolerance also decreases. Excessive drinking can compromise your immune system and can lead to some […]