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Everything you need to know about papilledema

Everything you need to know about papilledema

Papilledema is a serious medical condition where the optic nerve at the back of the eye becomes swollen. Symptoms can include visual disturbances, headaches, and nausea. Papilledema occurs when there is a buildup of pressure in or around the brain, which causes the optic nerve to swell. It is critical to identify the cause of […]

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Honeymoon phase in diabetes: What you need to know

Honeymoon phase in diabetes: What you need to know

When someone is first diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and insulin treatment starts, their blood sugar can stay at near-normal levels, and their diabetes symptoms vanish. This near-normal blood sugar condition is achieved with decreasing amounts of insulin, and some people manage to come off insulin temporarily. This status quo is known as the honeymoon […]

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What causes eye boogers?

What causes eye boogers?

A person’s eyes produce mucus or pus known as rheum that leaves behind what are colloquially called eye boogers. When mucus dries in the eyes, it can leave behind this sludgy substance. Some people refer to it as having “sleep” in the eyes. Mucus helps protect the eyes from specks of dirt, harmful chemicals, and […]

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Could a bacterium found in milk trigger rheumatoid arthritis?

Could a bacterium found in milk trigger rheumatoid arthritis?

New research suggests that a bacterium found in cow’s milk and beef may lead to rheumatoid arthritis in people who are already genetically predisposed. The bacterium may be a common trigger for both rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn’s disease. A bacterium found in milk may trigger rheumatoid arthritis in genetically predisposed people, suggests new research. Rheumatoid […]

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What to know about tarsal tunnel syndrome

What to know about tarsal tunnel syndrome

Tarsal tunnel syndrome occurs when the posterior tibial nerve, which runs along the inside of the ankle and foot, becomes compressed and damaged, causing inflammation. The condition, also known as TTS, is usually caused by continual overuse of the foot and ankle, such as occurs with strenuous or prolonged walking, running, standing, or exercising. But […]

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Can type 2 diabetes become insulin dependent diabetes?

Can type 2 diabetes become insulin dependent diabetes?

A pervasive myth suggests that people with type 2 diabetes can develop type 1 diabetes when they take insulin. This is not true. Type 1 and type 2 diabetes have many features in common, including problems managing blood glucose levels. But the two conditions are distinct, and one does not transform into the other over […]

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How does diabetes affect wound healing?

How does diabetes affect wound healing?

Diabetes can cause wounds to heal more slowly. This raises the risk that someone with diabetes will develop infections and other complications. A person who manages their diabetes well can improve wound healing and reduce the chances of developing a serious infection. Diabetes and wound healing Those with diabetes may find that different types of […]

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Pancreatic cancer: Modified flu virus destroys tumors

Pancreatic cancer: Modified flu virus destroys tumors

Researchers from the Queen Mary University of London in the United Kingdom have modified a flu virus and used it to successfully target pancreatic cancer cells. Cancer of the pancreas — shown here — may soon be easier to treat due to recent findings. Pancreatic cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related mortality in […]

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Children with autism may benefit from being bilingual

Children with autism may benefit from being bilingual

In the first study of its kind, scientists show that bilingual children with autism spectrum disorders can switch mental gears more easily than those who can only speak one language. Being bilingual may improve cognitive flexibility in children with autism. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a growing concern in the United States, affecting an estimated […]

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What is misophonia?

What is misophonia?

Misophonia is a disorder where people have abnormally strong and negative reactions to the ordinary sounds humans make, such as chewing or breathing. It is not unusual for people to occasionally be irritated by some everyday sounds. But for individuals with misophonia, the sound of someone smacking their lips or clicking a pen can make […]