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What are the best sweeteners for people with diabetes?

What are the best sweeteners for people with diabetes?

Low-calorie sweeteners, or sugar substitutes, can allow people with diabetes to enjoy sweet foods and drinks that do not affect their blood sugar levels. A range of sweeteners is available, each of which has different pros and cons. In this article, we look at seven of the best low-calorie sweeteners for people with diabetes. 1. […]

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Blood tests for rheumatoid arthritis: What to know

Blood tests for rheumatoid arthritis: What to know

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder that causes inflammation in the joints. A doctor will diagnose rheumatoid arthritis by asking a person about their symptoms, carrying out a physical examination, taking blood tests, and using imaging studies. Doctors may test blood samples for several inflammatory and immune system compounds that are usually present in a […]

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Common drug may increase lung cancer risk

Common drug may increase lung cancer risk

A study published this week in The BMJ concludes that treatment with a particular blood pressure medication increases the risk of lung cancer, compared with other blood pressure drugs. A widely used hypertension drug comes under scrutiny in a new study. People use angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor drugs (ACEIs) for managing hypertension. They are effective, […]

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Treatment options for Parkinson’s disease

Treatment options for Parkinson’s disease

Parkinson’s disease is a complex condition with a wide range of symptoms. There is currently no cure, but treatment can help relieve symptoms, slow disease progression, and improve quality of life. Treatment approaches include medication, surgery, alternative and complementary therapies, occupational therapy, and speech therapy. The symptoms of Parkinson’s disease (PD) vary widely so no […]

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What are the risk factors for Parkinson’s disease?

What are the risk factors for Parkinson’s disease?

People do not know exactly what causes Parkinson’s disease, but there is evidence that certain factors may make it more likely to occur. Read on to find out more about genetic factors and environmental exposures that might make Parkinson’s disease (PD) more likely to appear in some people. Some of these are unavoidable, but for […]

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Diagnosing Parkinson’s disease

Diagnosing Parkinson’s disease

There is no specific test for Parkinson’s disease, and this can make it difficult to diagnose, especially in the early stages. However, certain signs and symptoms may indicate that Parkinson’s is present. The main symptoms of Parkinson’s disease (PD) are tremor, slow movement, and rigidity, or stiffness. The person may also experience pain and difficulty […]

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11 complications of Parkinson’s disease

11 complications of Parkinson’s disease

Parkinson’s disease is a neurological condition that affects a wide range of functions. The changes that occur can have a significant impact on the physical and mental aspects of a person’s life. The hallmark signs of Parkinson’s disease (PD) are a tremor, slow movement, and rigidity. In addition, difficulty with coordination, a number of non-motor […]

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Parkinson’s disease and its causes

Parkinson’s disease and its causes

Parkinson’s disease is a movement disorder. It affects the nervous system, and symptoms become worse over time. Other movement disorders include cerebral palsy, ataxia, and Tourette syndrome. They happen when a change in the nervous system affects a person’s ability to move or stay still. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) note that, in the […]

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What you should know about pancreatic cancer

What you should know about pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer happens when uncontrolled cell growth begins in a part of the pancreas. Tumors develop, and these interfere with the way the pancreas works. Pancreatic cancer often shows no symptoms until the later stages. For this reason, it can be difficult to manage. According to the American Cancer Society, around 3 percent of all […]

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What causes anxiety?

What causes anxiety?

Anxiety disorders occur when a person regularly feels disproportionate levels of distress, worry, or fear over an emotional trigger. Identifying the reason behind a presentation of anxiety can be the key to successful treatment. To assist diagnosis, the conditions under the umbrella of anxiety disorders have certain characteristics that set them apart from normal feelings […]