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Experimental Drug Could Be New Option for Type 2 Diabetes

Experimental Drug Could Be New Option for Type 2 Diabetes

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Diabetes News THURSDAY, Jan. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — An experimental drug may help people with type 2 diabetes curb their blood sugar without causing it to drop to dangerously low levels. Researchers found that the compound — dubbed TTP399 for now — improved patients’ blood sugar control when it […]

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Pinched Nerve

Pinched Nerve

Source: Getty Images What is a pinched nerve? A “pinched nerve” is the name given to the uncomfortable sensation, pain, or numbness caused when increased pressure leads to irritation or damage to a peripheral nerve. (A peripheral nerve is one that is outside the brain and spinal cord.) Although this condition is often associated with […]

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Frailty a Risk Factor for Dementia

Frailty a Risk Factor for Dementia

Latest Alzheimer’s News FRIDAY, Jan. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Frailty is associated with a higher risk of both Alzheimer’s disease and its crippling symptoms, a new study shows. “By reducing an individual’s physiological reserve, frailty could trigger the clinical expression of dementia when it might remain asymptomatic in someone who is not frail,” said […]

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How are psoriasis and HIV related?

How are psoriasis and HIV related?

Psoriasis is an inflammatory skin disorder that can sometimes affect people living with HIV. Psoriasis affects an estimated 1 to 3 percent of people with HIV. Psoriasis symptoms can present in the early or late stages of HIV. Both HIV and psoriasis respond to medications, although having both conditions together can make psoriasis treatment more […]

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Does biotin help with psoriasis?

Does biotin help with psoriasis?

Biotin, or vitamin B-7, is an essential nutrient for the human body. Some people use biotin supplements to manage symptoms of psoriasis. Biotin is important for skin health. Many people believe that biotin supplements can reduce psoriasis symptoms, which can include a scaly, red rash and thinning hair. However, no strong scientific evidence suggests that […]

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Insomnia breakthrough: Scientists identify 5 types

Insomnia breakthrough: Scientists identify 5 types

There are five types of insomnia, each with its own distinct features, according to a recent study. New research concludes that insomnia may vary by personality type, among other factors. Scientists at the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience studied thousands of people who had voluntarily signed up to an online sleep registry. They concluded that insomnia […]

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ALS: A new therapy may be in sight

ALS: A new therapy may be in sight

New research makes a discovery that “suggests a clear approach for developing a potential therapy for ALS.” New experiments may provide ‘great hope’ for people living with ALS. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a neurodegenerative condition that affects a person’s motor neurons. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), people with […]

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Could bone broth boost heart health?

Could bone broth boost heart health?

Recently, bone broth has enjoyed a boost in popularity. To add to its new-found fame, a recent study concludes that it could have benefits for heart health, too. Bone broth may be fashionable, but is it good for your heart? Bone broth is a soup containing brewed bones and connective tissue. Slowly cooking the bones […]

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How certain bacteria protect us against flu

How certain bacteria protect us against flu

A new study brings us closer to an anti-flu probiotic pill. By subtly altering the bacteria in our nose and throat, we might be able to beat influenza. The respiratory system’s microbiome could help researchers defeat the influenza virus (pictured). In most cases, when someone mentions the microbiome, they are referring to the bacteria in […]