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Is pineapple good for diabetes?

Is pineapple good for diabetes?

Pineapple can affect blood sugar more than some other fruits, but a person with diabetes can still incorporate it into a healthful meal plan. Fruit contains carbohydrates and so can raise blood glucose levels. However, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) say that people with diabetes benefit from including fruit in their diets. Fruits are an […]

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Alzheimer’s: Synthetic protein blocks toxic beta-amyloid

Alzheimer’s: Synthetic protein blocks toxic beta-amyloid

Alzheimer’s is a relentless disease in which toxic clusters of beta-amyloid protein collect in brain cells. Now, scientists have designed a synthetic peptide, or small protein, that can block beta-amyloid in its early and most harmful stages. New research may have found a way to stop Alzheimer’s-related brain damage in its early stages. The synthetic […]

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Alternative therapies for cancer: Do they do more harm than good?

Alternative therapies for cancer: Do they do more harm than good?

New research finds that one-third of people living with cancer use complementary and alternative therapies. Medical professionals raise concerns about the safety of these practices, suggesting that they may interfere with conventional cancer treatment. New research suggests that yoga may be one of the few nonconventional therapies that may help people living with cancer. In […]

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Scientists ‘print’ 3D heart using patient’s tissue

Scientists ‘print’ 3D heart using patient’s tissue

Although 3D printing has advanced in leaps and bounds over the past few years, using it to print functioning human organs is still a far-flung dream. Recently, however, scientists have brought this dream one step closer. A 3D-printed heart engineered from the patient’s own tissues and cells.Image credit: Advanced Science 2019 The Authors Cardiovascular disease […]

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Common Sleep Myths Endanger Public Health

Common Sleep Myths Endanger Public Health

Latest Sleep News TUESDAY, April 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Mistaken beliefs about sleep are common and pose a significant health threat, a new study warns. Among these myths: some people only need five hours of sleep; snoring is harmless; a drink before bedtime helps you fall asleep. “Sleep is a vital part of life […]

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Is a New Remedy for Body Odor on the Horizon?

Is a New Remedy for Body Odor on the Horizon?

Latest Skin News MONDAY, April 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Danish researchers have sniffed out a potential new weapon to fight armpit odor. It’s zinc oxide, or ZnO. The strategy was inspired by hospital wound care. Because putting zinc oxide on open surgical wounds reduces corynebacteria and the bad smell it creates, researchers thought it […]

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Atopic Dermatitis

Atopic Dermatitis

What is the treatment for atopic dermatitis? If the disease does not respond to mild local over-the-counter treatment then a physician is required. With proper treatment, most symptoms can be brought under control within three weeks. Topical corticosteroid creams and ointments are the most frequently used treatment. Since many of these are quite potent it […]

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Health Tip: Stopping Nosebleeds

Health Tip: Stopping Nosebleeds

(HealthDay News) — Nosebleeds often occur from a leaky blood vessel in the nose, says Harvard Medical School. Latest Prevention & Wellness News Here’s a description of a pinching technique to relieve a nosebleed: Nod your head forward. Place your thumb on one side of your nose and your forefinger on the other. Pinch your […]

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Why More Patients Are Surviving an Aneurysm

Why More Patients Are Surviving an Aneurysm

Latest Neurology News MONDAY, April 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — New treatments mean aneurysms are no longer an automatic death sentence, specialists say. Aneurysms are a weakening or bulging of blood vessels that can rupture and become life-threatening. They can occur anywhere in the body, but are most common in the brain, or in the […]

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Kids Can Get UTIs, Too

Kids Can Get UTIs, Too

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News TUESDAY, April 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Adults aren’t the only ones susceptible to urinary tract infections, or UTIs. They can occur in kids, even infants, if bacteria get into the urinary tract, often from the bowel. Any child can get a UTI. But some kids are […]