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How calcium in coronary arteries can predict future heart health

How calcium in coronary arteries can predict future heart health

According to one new study, having high levels of calcium in the coronary arteries could be responsible for detrimental changes to the structure of the heart. A new study investigates calcium and heart disease. “Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women,” according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]

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Researchers find protein that might prevent, reverse diabetes

Researchers find protein that might prevent, reverse diabetes

A recent study finds that targeting a specific protein within the fat cells of mice reverses type 2 diabetes. The results also show that the protein can prevent the disease from developing. Could new findings lead the way to improved diabetes treatments? Since the 1980s, the global prevalence of diabetes has almost quadrupled. According to […]

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How strength training may help people with diabetes

How strength training may help people with diabetes

Brazilian scientists conducted a study on mice and found that strength training can reduce liver fat and improve blood sugar levels in people with diabetes. Strength training could help people with diabetes, the findings of a new mouse study suggest. Insulin is a hormone that the pancreas produces to regulate blood sugar levels. When the […]

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Intermittent fasting: How I got started

Intermittent fasting: How I got started

Intermittent fasting regimes are gaining traction as a way to manage weight and long-term health. This is how I got started. Watching the clock was part of my first month of intermittent fasting. It’s Tuesday, midafternoon. I’ve felt my concentration slip more than usual in the last half an hour. I’m also feeling quite cold. […]

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‘Unprofessional’ Surgeons Hurt Patient Outcomes: Study

‘Unprofessional’ Surgeons Hurt Patient Outcomes: Study

Latest Prevention & Wellness News THURSDAY, June 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Before having that operation, you might want to ask your surgeon’s colleagues about his behavior. A new study finds that patients whose surgeons have more complaints from coworkers about unprofessional conduct are at increased risk for complications during and after surgery. Researchers examined […]

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How does your brain take out the trash?

How does your brain take out the trash?

In this Spotlight, we introduce the glymphatic system: the brain’s dedicated waste clearance system. Now implicated in various conditions, it is high time that we became acquainted. Astroglia (illustrated above) play a pivotal role in the brain’s trash collection service. Many of us are relatively familiar with the lymphatic system; it performs a number of […]

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Allergy (Allergies)

What causes allergies? (Continued) In the pet cat example, the dad and the youngest daughter developed IgE antibodies in large amounts that were targeted against the cat allergen. The dad and daughter are now sensitized, or prone to develop allergic reactions, on repeated exposures to cat allergen. Typically, there is a period of sensitization ranging […]