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How to recognize the symptoms of diabetes

How to recognize the symptoms of diabetes

Type 1 and type 2 diabetes limit the body’s ability to control the amount of glucose, or sugar, in the blood. Both types of diabetes present similar symptoms, so knowing the signs of each can help a person seek immediate and appropriate care. The two primary types of diabetes are called type 1 and type […]

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Are statins overprescribed for cardiovascular disease prevention?

Are statins overprescribed for cardiovascular disease prevention?

For millions of people who take statins to prevent the onset of cardiovascular disease, the potential harms of the cholesterol-lowering medication may outweigh the benefits. Statins may be ‘significantly overprescribed’ for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease, suggests a new study. So concludes a recent modeling study from the University of Zurich in Switzerland that […]

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Researchers find new drug combo to challenge cancer

Researchers find new drug combo to challenge cancer

Researchers have discovered that a particular drug combination may have a more significant effect against melanoma, a type of cancer that typically occurs in the skin, than other medications. New research finds that a novel drug combination may be more effective against some cancers than previous therapies. According to recent studies, one of the best […]

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What causes a lateral collateral ligament sprain?

What causes a lateral collateral ligament sprain?

A lateral collateral ligament sprain occurs when the ligament on the outer side of the knee tears. This type of sprain is most common in people who play contact sports, such as football. While knee injuries represent up to 39 percent of all injuries in athletes, lateral ligament injuries are less common. Many lateral collateral […]

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Dementia: Gene study boosts search for treatment

Dementia: Gene study boosts search for treatment

For the first time, researchers have identified two clusters of genes that appear to generate the neurological hallmarks of dementia. The discovery provides a new path toward drug discovery. Understanding the genetic mechanisms behind Alzheimer’s moves us ever closer to an effective treatment. Dementia is a growing concern throughout the Western world and beyond. According […]

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Undetectable viral load: Everything you need to know

Undetectable viral load: Everything you need to know

Advances in medicine have made it possible for a person living with HIV to have an undetectable viral load with traditional blood testing methods. If HIV is undetectable over an extended period, it is also untransmittable. An undetectable viral load is when a person has so little of the virus in their blood that a […]

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What does my eosinophil count mean?

What does my eosinophil count mean?

Eosinophils are a type of white blood cell that help the body fight off infections. The test involves a doctor drawing blood. An eosinophil count may be either too high or too low, which may indicate an underlying condition, or it may be in the normal range. Learn more about eosinophil count here.

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Type 1 diabetes: Drawing nearer to treatment that generates new insulin cells

Type 1 diabetes: Drawing nearer to treatment that generates new insulin cells

Recent research has broken new ground in the quest for a type 1 diabetes treatment that generates insulin-making cells. New research furthers our understanding of insulin-producing cells in the pancreas. Scientists from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark and the Helmholtz Zentrum München in Neuherberg, Germany have mapped the signals that determine the destiny of […]

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The health risks of being a night owl

The health risks of being a night owl

The first international review to compare night owls with early risers outlines the health risks associated with preferring late nights. However, these risks may not be set in stone. A recent review takes a fresh look at the impact of being a night owl. Most individuals fit one of two chronotypes: We are morning people […]

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Snoring can worsen heart function, especially in women

Both snoring and obstructive sleep apnea could lead to earlier impairment of cardiac function in women, according to a new study. A recent study unlocks the health issues linked to snoring. “Snoring” refers to a sleeping pattern in which a person breathes while emitting a snorting or grunting sound. The National Sleep Foundation suggest that […]