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Type 1 Diabetes Might Affect Young Kids’ Brain Development

Type 1 Diabetes Might Affect Young Kids’ Brain Development

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Diabetes News THURSDAY, June 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Children diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at an early age have slowed growth in brain areas linked to mild cognitive deficits, new research suggests. The study compared MRIs of the brain in kids with type 1 diabetes to age-matched children without […]

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Triglycerides (Tests and Lowering Your Triglyceride Levels)

Triglycerides (Tests and Lowering Your Triglyceride Levels)

Triglyceride test definition and facts Diagram showing makeup of HDL and LDL cholesterol types measured by triglyceride tests Elevated triglyceride levels may be a risk factor for atherosclerosis. Highly elevated triglyceride levels may also cause fatty liver disease and pancreatitis. High triglyceride levels can also be associated with diabetes, kidney disease, and the use of […]

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Antinuclear Antibody Test

What are antinuclear antibodies? Diagram shows what pathologists see under the microscope in an ANA test We normally have antibodies in our blood that repel invaders in our bodies, such as virus and bacteria microbes. Antinuclear antibodies (ANAs) are unusual antibodies, detectable in the blood, that have the capability of binding to certain structures within […]

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What to know about MS in children

What to know about MS in children

Multiple sclerosis is a progressive disease that can severely damage nerves throughout the body. Symptoms tend to worsen, and as the disease progresses, it can cause impaired speech and motor skills. Multiple sclerosis (MS) can lead to significant difficulties in performing daily tasks and can greatly affect a person’s quality of life. There is no […]

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What to know about surgery for MS

What to know about surgery for MS

Multiple sclerosis attacks the protective coating around the nerves throughout the body, including those in the brain. Multiple sclerosis is a progressive disease, which means that it typically becomes worse over time. As it progresses, a person often notices their movement, speech, and other bodily functions becoming impaired. Eventually, these impairments can become life-altering. According […]

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What to know about optic neuritis and MS

What to know about optic neuritis and MS

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The best ways to get rid of dark spots on black skin

The best ways to get rid of dark spots on black skin

People with black skin can be prone to dark spots, which may appear on the face or other parts of the body. These areas of hyperpigmentation occur as the result of sun exposure or, more commonly, develop on a previously inflamed area of the skin.In this article, we look at home remedies and medical treatments […]

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Black skin care: The top 5 tips

Black skin care: The top 5 tips

Everyone’s skin is different and can benefit from a tailored care routine. Black skin contains more melanin than lighter skin. Melanin-producing cells may be more susceptible to the effects of inflammation and injury, which may be more noticeable in dark skin than in light skin.Different skin care routines benefit different skin colors, according to the […]

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Artificial light during sleep puts women at risk of obesity

Artificial light during sleep puts women at risk of obesity

There is a close link between lifestyle choices, such as diet and exercise, and a person’s weight. Researchers now identify another factor as they report that sleeping with a light or television on puts women at higher risk of becoming overweight or obese. Can sleeping with the lights on influence our weight? How much a […]