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Diabetic ketoacidosis: What to know

Diabetic ketoacidosis: What to know

Diabetic ketoacidosis is a life-threatening complication of diabetes that occurs when the body breaks down fats too quickly. Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) occurs in people with diabetes when the body does not make or receive enough insulin. In this article, learn about the causes and symptoms of DKA as well as the risk factors and treatment […]

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Can drinking mineral-rich water prevent hypertension?

Can drinking mineral-rich water prevent hypertension?

Could adding calcium and magnesium to drinking water be a practical way to lower high blood pressure in people who live in areas where drinking water is deficient in these minerals? Could drinking higher-salinity water help lower blood pressure? A recent study has linked drinking water of higher salinity to lower blood pressure in people […]

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Nature vs. nurture: What fuels obesity, diabetes?

Nature vs. nurture: What fuels obesity, diabetes?

Our environment and lifestyle can affect the function of our genes without altering the genetic code. A review article summarizes research over the past decade showing how this contributes to obesity and type 2 diabetes. Does lifestyle affect how our genes behave? Nature versus nurture is a phrase with which many of us are familiar. […]

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Health Tip: Treating Calluses at Home

Health Tip: Treating Calluses at Home

(HealthDay News) — Calluses are thick, hardened layers of skin. For healthy people, treatment is only necessary if a callus causes discomfort, says Mayo Clinic. Latest Skin News Mayo suggests how to treat calluses at home: Use over-the-counter pads. Soak the area in water. Moisturize your skin. Wear comfortable socks and shoes. For most people, […]

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Anger a Threat to Health in Old Age

Anger a Threat to Health in Old Age

Latest Senior Health News THURSDAY, May 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The loss of loved ones can hit the elderly particularly hard, but a new study suggests it’s anger, and not sadness, that may damage the aging body more. Anger can increase inflammation, which is linked with conditions such as heart disease, cancer and arthritis, […]

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New Treatment Guideline Focuses on Tourette Syndrome

New Treatment Guideline Focuses on Tourette Syndrome

Latest Neurology News WEDNESDAY, May 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Tourette syndrome can be a nerve-wracking condition, but there are effective treatments for sufferers, a new American Academy of Neurology guideline says. Tourette is a neurodevelopmental disorder that begins in childhood and causes involuntary vocalizations and repetitive movements known as tics. Accurate diagnosis, ongoing medical […]

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Metoprolol vs. diltiazem

Metoprolol vs. diltiazem

Metoprolol vs. diltiazem: What’s the difference? Metoprolol and diltiazem are used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension), heart pain (angina), and abnormal heart rhythms. Metoprolol is also used to treat congestive heart failure, hyperthyroidism, and some neurologic conditions, and to prevent migraine headaches. Brand names for metoprolol include Lopressor and Toprol XL. Brand names for […]