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Type 2 Diabetes Before 40 Tied to Mental Illness Hospitalizations

Type 2 Diabetes Before 40 Tied to Mental Illness Hospitalizations

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Diabetes News TUESDAY, Jan. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — People who develop type 2 diabetes before they turn 40 are twice as likely to be hospitalized for mental illness as those who develop the blood sugar disease after 40, a new study shows. About 37 percent of all hospitalization days […]

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Purdue Pharma Owners Lied About Dangers of OxyContin: Court Filing

Purdue Pharma Owners Lied About Dangers of OxyContin: Court Filing

The family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma directed attempts to play down the dangers of the opioid painkiller, suggest previously undisclosed documents included in a court filing by the attorney general of Massachusetts. Latest Chronic Pain News The filing includes emails and other internal Purdue communications that mention the Sackler family. It’s the first […]

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Life in Space May Take Toll on Spinal Muscles

Life in Space May Take Toll on Spinal Muscles

Latest Chronic Pain News TUESDAY, Jan. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Astronauts tend to complain of back pain after returning to Earth. Now, researchers think they can explain that discomfort. Long stays in space can cause spinal muscles to shrink and become more fatty, they found. In some of those muscles, increased fat levels last […]

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Vaccine, Screening Can Prevent Cervical Cancer Deaths

Vaccine, Screening Can Prevent Cervical Cancer Deaths

Latest Cancer News TUESDAY, Jan. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — About 4,000 women in the United States die from cervical cancer each year — even though there’s a preventive vaccine and screening to catch the disease early. “When cervical cancer is found early, it is highly treatable,” said Dr. Sarah Ramirez, a family medicine physician […]

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Race May Matter for Liver Transplant Success

Race May Matter for Liver Transplant Success

Latest Cancer News TUESDAY, Jan. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Black Americans who receive a liver transplant to treat liver cancer may survive much longer if the new organ comes from a black donor, a new study suggests. “Our data are intriguing. But our results require validation,” said study author Dr. T. Clark Gamblin, chief […]

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Health Tip: Don’t Ignore Changes in Skin Color

Health Tip: Don’t Ignore Changes in Skin Color

(HealthDay News) — You should never ignore a change in skin color, especially if you have cancer, the American Cancer Society says. Latest Cancer News A change in skin color typically means something’s wrong in the body. In people with cancer, it can be due to factors including tumor growth, sun exposure or a side […]

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The best cancer-fighting foods

The best cancer-fighting foods

No foods protect people against cancer completely. The term cancer-fighting foods refers to foods that may lower the risk of developing cancer if a person adds them to their diet. This article looks at the best cancer-fighting foods and explains the science that supports these claims. Foods that contain naturally occurring compounds that have potent […]

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Is Lactobacillus acidophilus good for health?

Is Lactobacillus acidophilus good for health?

Lactobacillus acidophilus is a probiotic bacteria. Research suggests that consuming probiotics can be good for digestion and general health. L. acidophilus occurs naturally in the human body as well as many fermented foods, such as sauerkraut and miso. Manufacturers also add L. acidophilus to yogurt and other dairy products. Probiotics are beneficial strains of live […]

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Everything you need to know about basophils

Everything you need to know about basophils

Basophils are a type of white blood cell that plays a vital role in keeping the immune system functioning. Basophil tests can help doctors diagnose a range of health problems, including autoimmune conditions and allergies. Learn more about the function of basophils and what high and low levels mean in this article.

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Can castor oil help with psoriasis?

Can castor oil help with psoriasis?

Castor oil is a vegetable oil that manufacturers produce using castor beans. It is a popular natural remedy and beauty treatment, and some people use it to treat psoriasis. Psoriasis is a common inflammatory skin condition that affects up to 7.5 million people in the United States. Although there is plenty of anecdotal evidence to […]