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Diabetes (Type 1 and Type 2)

Diabetes (Type 1 and Type 2)

What are the chronic complications of diabetes? These diabetes complications are related to blood vessel diseases and are generally classified into small vessel disease, such as those involving the eyes, kidneys and nerves (microvascular disease), and large vessel disease involving the heart and blood vessels (macrovascular disease). Diabetes accelerates hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis) of […]

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Upper Respiratory Tract Infection (URTI)

Upper Respiratory Tract Infection (URTI)

Source: iStock Upper respiratory tract infection definition and facts Upper respiratory infections (URIs) are one of the most common reasons for doctor visits. Upper respiratory infections are the most common illness resulting in missed work or school. Upper respiratory tract infections can happen at any time, but are most common in the fall and winter. […]

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Prostate Drug Finasteride Can Safely Lower Cancer Risk, Study Says

Prostate Drug Finasteride Can Safely Lower Cancer Risk, Study Says

Latest Cancer News THURSDAY, Jan. 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Finasteride, best known as the enlarged-prostate medicine Proscar, is a safe, effective way to reduce the risk of prostate cancer, according to long-term findings from the Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial (PCPT). The trial was funded by the U.S. National Cancer Institute and enrolled nearly 19,000 […]

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The health benefits of macadamia oil

The health benefits of macadamia oil

Macadamia oil is a clear, light-yellow liquid that comes from pressed macadamia nuts. It is a healthful oil that people use for cooking, and there may also be health benefits of using pure oil to moisturize the skin and condition the hair. Macadamia nuts grow on macadamia trees, which are native to Australia. Similarly to […]

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What are the symptoms of vitamin B-12 deficiency?

What are the symptoms of vitamin B-12 deficiency?

Vitamin B-12 is an essential nutrient that keeps the body functioning properly. Symptoms of vitamin B-12 deficiency include fatigue, low mood, and nerve problems. The human body does not create vitamin B-12, so people must get this nutrient from their diet. It is crucial for making DNA and red blood cells, and it helps support […]

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What to know about a slow heart rate

What to know about a slow heart rate

A person’s heart rate generally slows with age and while resting. However, athletes may also have slow heart rates. Anyone with concerns about their heart rate should talk to a doctor for help in determining whether bradycardia suggests a problem. Heart rate changes with a person’s activity level. During intense physical exertion, the heart has […]

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What to know about contusions

What to know about contusions

The medical term for a bruise is a contusion. Injuries to bones, muscles, and the tissue just under the skin can cause bruises. The eyes and mouth, as well as internal organs such as the lungs, can also bruise. Bruises are a type of bleeding under the skin. A sharp blow, such as from falling […]

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Chlamydia in men: Everything you need to know

Chlamydia in men: Everything you need to know

Chlamydia is a common sexually transmitted infection. Anyone can have chlamydia, but it may affect males and females differently. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it is the most commonly reported bacterial sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the United States. In this article, learn about the symptoms of chlamydia in males, […]

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Struggling to focus? This new brain training app may help

Struggling to focus? This new brain training app may help

In a world in which our brains are almost constantly overstimulated, many of us may find it challenging to stay focused for extended periods. Researchers from the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom have now developed an app that trains the mind to maintain concentration. Research suggests that a newly developed brain training app […]