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Diabetes: Can we teach the body to heal itself?

Diabetes: Can we teach the body to heal itself?

In diabetes, the pancreas is unable to produce enough insulin, the hormone that is key to regulating levels of blood sugar. New research now asks if we can teach pancreatic cells to address this problem on their own. Researchers believe the pancreas may be able to fight diabetes on its own with just a small […]

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New molecule stops cancer from ‘tricking’ the immune system

New molecule stops cancer from ‘tricking’ the immune system

New research throws a wrench in cancer’s deception plans. A molecule that scientists have designed stops cancerous cells from tricking the immune system into sustaining their growth. Scientists have devised a molecule that stops cancer cells from recruiting the immune system to help them grow. Cancer has many sly ways in which it tricks the […]

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Bowel cancer: New biomarker may also boost treatment

Bowel cancer: New biomarker may also boost treatment

A recent study identifies a new biomarker for colorectal cancer. The protein in question might also lead the way to a novel treatment for colorectal and other cancers. Colorectal cancer often goes undetected for years. Each year in the United States, doctors diagnose more than 140,000 cases of colorectal cancer. This makes it the third […]

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‘Meaningful’ Activities May Mean Healthier Old Age

‘Meaningful’ Activities May Mean Healthier Old Age

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Senior Health News MONDAY, Jan. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Older adults who find meaning in their daily activities may remain in better health as they age, a new study suggests. Researchers found that when middle-aged and older adults felt their days held meaningful activities, they tended to report better […]

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Tuberculosis (TB)

Tuberculosis (TB)

Tuberculosis (TB) Skin Test The tuberculosis skin test is a test used to determine if someone has developed an immune response to the bacterium that causes tuberculosis (TB). This response can occur if someone currently has TB, if they were exposed to it in the past, or if they received the BCG vaccine against TB […]

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Creating a Home Gym on the Cheap

Creating a Home Gym on the Cheap

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News TUESDAY, Jan. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A state-of-the-art home gym might not just be beyond the scope of your budget, it also might be beyond the scope of available space. But don’t rule out this convenient fitness option so fast. According to the American Council […]

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Health Tip: Don’t Let Travel Inhibit Exercise

Health Tip: Don’t Let Travel Inhibit Exercise

(HealthDay News) — Traveling on vacation or for business shouldn’t interfere with getting enough exercise, the U.S. National Institute on Aging advises. Latest Exercise & Fitness News Here are the agency’s suggestions for staying in shape while away from home: Pack your workout clothing and shoes. If you’re traveling by car, stop frequently along the […]

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A Better Way to Look at Food

A Better Way to Look at Food

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Diet & Weight Management News TUESDAY, Jan. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A “low-energy-dense food diet” sounds like just another weight loss fad, but it’s an approach with decades of research behind it. The concept is simple: Eat more foods with a higher water content to get more volume for […]