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Heart attack: Some risk factors affect women more

Heart attack: Some risk factors affect women more

Some of the main factors that can predispose a person to heart attack include smoking cigarettes, having high blood pressure and high cholesterol, being overweight, and having diabetes. Whom do these risk factors affect the most, however? How do risk factors for heart attack impact men vs. women? A new study weighs in. During a […]

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Broken heart syndrome: How complications affect death risk

Broken heart syndrome: How complications affect death risk

New research finds that people who develop cardiogenic shock as a complication of broken heart syndrome have an increased risk of death, both in the short-term and in later years. Broken heart syndrome may feel very similar to a heart attack. Stressful life events can sometimes put a strain on the heart, quite literally. A […]

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An overview of diabetes types and treatments

An overview of diabetes types and treatments

Diabetes is a condition that impairs the body’s ability to process blood glucose, otherwise known as blood sugar. In the United States, the estimated number of people over 18 years of age with diagnosed and undiagnosed diabetes is 30.2 million. The figure represents between 27.9 and 32.7 percent of the population. Without ongoing, careful management, […]

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How does rheumatoid arthritis feel?

How does rheumatoid arthritis feel?

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder that causes inflammation in the body and principally affects the joints. It can lead to many painful symptoms. Doctors classify rheumatoid arthritis (RA) as a systemic condition because it can affect the whole body. Without effective treatment, it can be progressive, meaning that it may get worse over time. […]

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Hyperventilation: Causes and what to do

Hyperventilation: Causes and what to do

Hyperventilation is fast breathing. In some cases, people who hyperventilate may breath deeper than normal. The body usually breathes automatically, without a person having to think about it. On average, people take about 12 to 15 breaths a minute. A normal breathing rate allows oxygen to get into the lungs and carbon dioxide to leave. […]

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What is labyrinthitis?

What is labyrinthitis?

Labyrinthitis is an inner ear infection that can affect a person’s balance and hearing. It may occur when a cold, the flu, or a middle ear infection spreads to the inner ear. This article will cover the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of labyrinthitis. Causes Labyrinthitis can affect hearing and balance. The inner ear, also […]

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Alzheimer’s: Artificial intelligence predicts onset

Alzheimer’s: Artificial intelligence predicts onset

An artificial intelligence tool taught to analyze brain scans can accurately predict Alzheimer’s disease several years before a final diagnosis. Researchers used PET scans to train a deep learning algorithm to predict signs of Alzheimer’s. The team responsible suggests that, after further validation, the tool could greatly assist the early detection of Alzheimer’s, giving treatments […]

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Breast cancer risk: Are you an early riser?

Breast cancer risk: Are you an early riser?

According to a recent large-scale study, women who are “morning people” might have a reduced risk of developing breast cancer. Women who function better in the morning may be less likely to develop breast cancer, a study shows. Sleep and circadian rhythms have received a great deal of attention in recent years. A daily cycle […]

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Can you eat grapefruit while taking metformin?

Can you eat grapefruit while taking metformin?

Grapefruit is a healthy source of nutrients, but it also contains compounds that can affect the way some medications work. However, there is currently no evidence to suggest that eating grapefruit can affect the use of metformin. Doctors prescribe metformin as a first-line treatment for people with type 2 diabetes. Metformin works by helping to […]