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What are the symptoms of gestational diabetes?

What are the symptoms of gestational diabetes?

Gestational diabetes is a temporary form of diabetes that occurs during pregnancy when the body stops producing or responding to insulin adequately. If the body is unable to respond to insulin appropriately, high levels of sugar build up in the bloodstream and cause the symptoms of diabetes. Gestational diabetes can potentially cause some health risks […]

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Novel Alzheimer’s drug passes first phase of human testing

Novel Alzheimer’s drug passes first phase of human testing

A new drug for treating Alzheimer’s disease has successfully passed the first phase of testing in humans. Preclinical studies had already shown that the drug could improve memory and other symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease in older mice. A potential treatment for Alzheimer’s moves a step closer. Researchers at Forschungszentrum Jülich and Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, […]

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How whole-grain rye consumption can improve gut health

How whole-grain rye consumption can improve gut health

Researchers know that whole grains are good for health, but the mechanisms at play remain unclear. However, a recent study in humans and mouse models now shows just how certain whole grains help regulate gut health. Those who eat whole-grain rye bread have lower blood serotonin levels. What does this mean? Studies from the past […]

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Why don’t whales develop cancer, and why should we care?

Why don’t whales develop cancer, and why should we care?

Although researchers know that cancer risk increases as a person ages and gains weight, whales, the world’s largest mammals, do not experience this correlation. In fact, they are some of the animals least likely to get cancer. New research aims to find out why that is. The humpback whale (pictured) and other cetaceans have an […]

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Lipitor (atorvastatin) vs. Crestor (rosuvastatin)

Lipitor (atorvastatin) vs. Crestor (rosuvastatin)

Lipitor (atorvastatin) vs. Crestor (rosuvastatin): What’s the difference? Lipitor (atorvastatin) and Crestor (rosuvastatin) are HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (“statin” drugs) that lower cholesterol levels in the blood. Lipitor and Crestor are also used to reduce the risk of heart attacks, stroke, and arterial revascularization procedures in patients with multiple risk factors for heart disease. Side effects […]

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Glucosamine Joint Pain Supplement Could Help the Heart

Glucosamine Joint Pain Supplement Could Help the Heart

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter Latest Heart News TUESDAY, May 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Glucosamine has long been used as a supplement to help ease the joint pain of arthritis, but new research suggests its anti-inflammatory properties might also lower heart disease risk. The finding stems from a lifestyle survey involving more than 466,000 British […]

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Two-Thirds of Sunscreens Fail Safety Tests: Report

Two-Thirds of Sunscreens Fail Safety Tests: Report

WEDNESDAY, May 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Nearly two-thirds of sunscreens that were analyzed failed safety tests proposed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the Environmental Working Group said Wednesday. Latest Skin News The findings are in the nonprofit consumer advocacy group’s latest edition of its annual Guide to Sunscreens, CNN reported. The group […]

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Health Tip: Taking Care of Your Voice

Health Tip: Taking Care of Your Voice

(HealthDay News) — Each year, about 18 million adults in the United States report problems with their voice, says the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. Latest Prevention & Wellness News From singers to teachers, many people use their voice for work. To prevent chronic voice problems, the agency suggests: Don’t abuse drugs. […]

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Quieter NICUs a Good Rx for Premature Babies

Quieter NICUs a Good Rx for Premature Babies

Latest Pregnancy News WEDNESDAY, May 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Shhhhh. Preterm infants can benefit from quiet times in hospital neonatal intensive care units (NICUs), a new study says. High noise levels are known to harm health, and infants in NICUs are especially vulnerable, so some NICUs have created quiet times to limit potentially dangerous […]