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How does rheumatoid arthritis feel?

How does rheumatoid arthritis feel?

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder that causes inflammation in the body and principally affects the joints. It can lead to many painful symptoms. Doctors classify rheumatoid arthritis (RA) as a systemic condition because it can affect the whole body. Without effective treatment, it can be progressive, meaning that it may get worse over time. […]

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Hyperventilation: Causes and what to do

Hyperventilation: Causes and what to do

Hyperventilation is fast breathing. In some cases, people who hyperventilate may breath deeper than normal. The body usually breathes automatically, without a person having to think about it. On average, people take about 12 to 15 breaths a minute. A normal breathing rate allows oxygen to get into the lungs and carbon dioxide to leave. […]

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Alzheimer’s: Artificial intelligence predicts onset

Alzheimer’s: Artificial intelligence predicts onset

An artificial intelligence tool taught to analyze brain scans can accurately predict Alzheimer’s disease several years before a final diagnosis. Researchers used PET scans to train a deep learning algorithm to predict signs of Alzheimer’s. The team responsible suggests that, after further validation, the tool could greatly assist the early detection of Alzheimer’s, giving treatments […]

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Breast cancer risk: Are you an early riser?

Breast cancer risk: Are you an early riser?

According to a recent large-scale study, women who are “morning people” might have a reduced risk of developing breast cancer. Women who function better in the morning may be less likely to develop breast cancer, a study shows. Sleep and circadian rhythms have received a great deal of attention in recent years. A daily cycle […]

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Can you eat grapefruit while taking metformin?

Can you eat grapefruit while taking metformin?

Grapefruit is a healthy source of nutrients, but it also contains compounds that can affect the way some medications work. However, there is currently no evidence to suggest that eating grapefruit can affect the use of metformin. Doctors prescribe metformin as a first-line treatment for people with type 2 diabetes. Metformin works by helping to […]

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Best foods for a Crohn’s disease flare-up

Best foods for a Crohn’s disease flare-up

Symptoms of Crohn’s disease often flare up suddenly. Eating the right foods can help manage and relieve these flare-ups. Crohn’s disease (CD) is a lifelong condition that causes inflammation and irritation along parts of the digestive tract. Like ulcerative colitis (UC), CD is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). A CD flare-up can trigger […]

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How coffee protects the brain

How coffee protects the brain

Scientists have now proved that drinking certain types of coffee can be beneficial to brain health, but how does this popular brew support cognitive function? A new study identifies some of the mechanisms that allow coffee to keep mental decline at bay. What makes coffee an ally of brain health? According to data from the […]

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Alzheimer’s may be treated with diabetes drugs

Alzheimer’s may be treated with diabetes drugs

A new study finds that people with Alzheimer’s disease who also took antidiabetes medication exhibited fewer molecular markers of the neurological condition. These findings could inform future Alzheimer’s treatments. A study examined the molecular pathways of brain tissue and the cells that line the inside of blood vessels in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s […]