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glucose (Insta-Glucose, Dex4 & others)

glucose (Insta-Glucose, Dex4 & others)

What is glucose? What is glucose used for? Glucose also known as dextrose is a simple sugar (monosaccharide) that is used to increase the level of blood sugar (glucose) when the level falls too low (hypoglycemia). Glucose in this form increases the level of the blood sugar, so it is a glucose-elevating agent. Other glucose-elevating […]

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Can Aspirin Help Tackle Some Cancers?

Can Aspirin Help Tackle Some Cancers?

Latest Cancer News MONDAY, Sept. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) –Low-dose aspirin may improve survival odds for patients battling head/neck and lung cancer, two new studies suggest. The first reviewed data on 460 patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) or early stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). That study concluded that taking a […]

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Flavored E-Cigarettes May Make Asthma Worse

Flavored E-Cigarettes May Make Asthma Worse

Latest Asthma News FRIDAY, Sept. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Black licorice, banana pudding and other flavored electronic cigarette liquids may make respiratory diseases like asthma worse, a new international study finds. Vaping has surged in recent years, especially among young people. An estimated 9% of 18- to 24-year-olds use e-cigarettes in the United States. […]

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Financial hardship may accelerate aging

Financial hardship may accelerate aging

Research shows that adults who spend as few as 4 years in economic hardship could be at risk of accelerated aging in comparison with adults who do not experience periods of poverty. New research examines the effects of financial difficulties on aging. The term accelerated aging describes people who are physically less capable at an […]

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How ‘exergaming’ can help people with Parkinson’s

How ‘exergaming’ can help people with Parkinson’s

Exercise is important for helping people with Parkinson’s disease achieve better balance and mobility, but it can be hard to keep it up. A Dutch study has yielded positive results with a novel home exercise computer gaming program. New research showcases the benefits of ‘exergaming’ for people living with Parkinson’s. For people with Parkinson’s disease, […]

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4 gold molecules point to the future of cancer treatment

4 gold molecules point to the future of cancer treatment

Newly engineered gold based molecules look to be safer and more effective at fighting cancer than prominent platinum based therapies. New research zooms in on four gold molecules that may change cancer treatment. For the past few decades, platinum based cisplatin has been a compound of choice in the treatment of many cancers. It is […]

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What to do for boiling water burns

What to do for boiling water burns

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Alzheimer’s: Head device reduces memory loss in 7 out of 8 people

Alzheimer’s: Head device reduces memory loss in 7 out of 8 people

An open-label clinical trial working with eight people with Alzheimer’s disease concluded that a new wearable device that emits electromagnetic impulses was able to significantly improve memory loss in seven of these participants within 2 months. An innovative wearable device can significantly reduce memory loss in Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new clinical trial. Alzheimer’s […]

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Common antidepressant may ease anxiety more quickly than depression

Common antidepressant may ease anxiety more quickly than depression

Sertraline, an antidepressant that doctors commonly prescribe, appears to work by reducing anxiety first and doesn’t start tackling depressive symptoms until weeks later. New research sheds fresh light on how antidepressants work. This was the main finding of a study on the use of antidepressants in primary care settings in the United Kingdom. The researchers […]

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Do gut bacteria affect bowel cancer development?

Do gut bacteria affect bowel cancer development?

Being able to identify someone’s risk of cancer is vital for saving lives. However, it is challenging to predict how likely a person is to develop a specific type. Some links are known, including the link between smoking and lung cancer, while others are yet to be discovered. New research explores bacteria’s impact on bowel […]