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Is it safe for a person with diabetes to eat sweets?

Is it safe for a person with diabetes to eat sweets?

Diabetes is a chronic condition that causes a person’s blood glucose levels to become too high. Although people with diabetes often need to carefully manage their diet, incorporating the occasional sweet or sugary food into a healthful diet can still be okay. There is a popular misconception that people with diabetes must avoid all sweets […]

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Osteoarthritis: Can an antioxidant offer protection?

Osteoarthritis: Can an antioxidant offer protection?

In a recent series of experiments, scientists found that a specific antioxidant helps prevent the damage that osteoarthritis causes to cartilage. This may also have applications for bone and brain disorders. Osteoarthritis commonly affects knee joints. Osteoarthritis is the most common arthritis type, causing pain and stiffness in the joints as cartilage steadily breaks down. […]

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What to know about chicken allergies

What to know about chicken allergies

While fish and seafood often cause allergies, chicken meat allergies are less common. The symptoms can vary from mild to very severe. In some cases, chicken allergies are related to bird egg allergies, though they can also exist separately. Chicken allergies may be linked to other bird allergies. Learn more here.

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Can people be allergic to strawberries?

Can people be allergic to strawberries?

Strawberry allergies are less common than other allergies, but they do occur. Most allergic reactions to strawberries are mild, but they can occasionally be life-threatening for some people. In this article, we look at the symptoms of this allergy as well as the risk factors and diagnosis. We also cover foods to avoid.

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How to cope with COPD fatigue

How to cope with COPD fatigue

Chronic obstructive lung disease or COPD is a long-term, progressive lung disease that encompasses emphysema and chronic bronchitis. COPD makes breathing difficult, which affects a person’s energy levels and can cause fatigue. Symptoms of COPD often vary in severity. In the early stages of COPD, symptoms can be mild and may not interfere with people’s […]

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What does it mean if your ESR is high?

What does it mean if your ESR is high?

The ESR test measures the erythrocyte sedimentation rate, which is how quickly red blood cells settle at the bottom of a blood sample. Doctors cannot use the results of the test to diagnose a specific disease because many different health conditions can cause the ESR to be high or low. Doctors call the ESR test […]

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Psoriasis and breastfeeding: What to know

Some women find that pregnancy and breastfeeding reduce their psoriasis symptoms, while others experience worse or more frequent flare-ups. Here, learn to treat psoriasis while breastfeeding, without risking the baby’s health. Also, discover why breastfeeding may trigger flare-ups, and get some tips for managing them.

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Autism prognosis: Parental genes ‘incredibly useful’

Autism prognosis: Parental genes ‘incredibly useful’

While one main risk gene may make an individual susceptible to autism or another neurodevelopmental disorder, it is the whole collection of associated changes in their DNA that decides whether they develop it and how severe it becomes. Researchers now know the importance of a family’s genetic background in predicting how a person’s ASD will […]

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How does rheumatoid arthritis affect the ankles?

How does rheumatoid arthritis affect the ankles?

Rheumatoid arthritis can affect the ankle joints in a similar way to other joints, causing stiffness, swelling, and pain. Most often, rheumatoid arthritis or RA affects the hands and feet, but, less commonly, it can also affect the ankles. The condition typically impacts on smaller joints first, such as the toe joints in the foot. […]