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High-Tech Capsule Could One Day Replace Insulin Injections

High-Tech Capsule Could One Day Replace Insulin Injections

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Diabetes News THURSDAY, Feb. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — For people with type 2 diabetes, could the days of having to jab themselves with a needle whenever they need insulin be over? It’s now a distinct possibility, say researchers who have developed a capsule that can deliver insulin once it […]

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Weight-Loss Surgery Typically Pushes Type 2 Diabetes Into Remission

Weight-Loss Surgery Typically Pushes Type 2 Diabetes Into Remission

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Diabetes News THURSDAY, Feb. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — As many as 7 out of 10 people with type 2 diabetes can achieve long-term disease remission by having weight-loss surgery called gastric bypass, according to a new Danish study. The surgery isn’t necessarily a cure for type 2 diabetes. Some […]

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Study Ties Cancer-Causing HPV to Heart Disease, Too

Study Ties Cancer-Causing HPV to Heart Disease, Too

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News THURSDAY, Feb. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Certain strains of HPV are known to cause cervical cancer and other types of tumors. Now, a new study raises the possibility that they might also contribute to heart disease. Researchers found that among over 63,000 women, those infected with “high-risk” […]

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New Cases of Cancer Linked to Breast Implants Surface

New Cases of Cancer Linked to Breast Implants Surface

There’s been an increase in the number of U.S. women diagnosed with a deadly cancer caused by textured breast implants, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday. Latest Cancer News The number of women with breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lyphoma (BIA-ALCL) now stands at 457, compared with 414 in the last report, the […]

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What can we see with an abdominal ultrasound?

What can we see with an abdominal ultrasound?

Abdominal ultrasounds use sound waves to create images of structures and blood flow in the abdomen. These ultrasound images are a useful way of examining organs, tissues, blood vessels, and other structures within the abdomen. Ultrasound imaging involves sending high-frequency sound waves into the body. These waves reflect off of organs and other structures inside […]

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Blood-clotting protein contributes to Alzheimer’s

Blood-clotting protein contributes to Alzheimer’s

It is still unclear exactly what causes Alzheimer’s disease, which is a neurodegenerative condition chiefly characterized by memory loss and other forms of cognitive impairment. However, new research is uncovering more of the factors that contribute to its pathology. According to a new study, a blood protein leaked into the brain contributes to cognitive decline. […]

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Does education really protect against dementia?

Does education really protect against dementia?

For years, many experts have assumed that spending more time in education protects against dementia. The latest study may overturn this long-held theory. A new study examines the links between education and dementia risk over time. It will have escaped no one’s attention that dementia is on the rise. The most common type of dementia […]

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What to know about dermatitis herpetiformis

What to know about dermatitis herpetiformis

Dermatitis herpetiformis is a skin rash that develops as a result of gluten sensitivity. About 10 percent of people with celiac disease also develop dermatitis herpetiformis. There is no cure for the condition, but people can reduce the symptoms with medicines and lifestyle changes. The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) consider dermatitis herpetiformis, or […]

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How does smoking marijuana affect sperm?

How does smoking marijuana affect sperm?

With the increased legalization of cannabis, especially medical marijuana, researchers are interested in finding out more about its effects on health. One area that is currently under exploration is that of marijuana’s effect on fertility. Researchers are investigating the potential effects of smoking marijuana on male fertility. As recent research shows, men in Western countries […]

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Education No Match Against Alzheimer’s

Education No Match Against Alzheimer’s

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Alzheimer’s News WEDNESDAY, Feb. 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) — There are plenty of good reasons to seek a higher education, but avoiding Alzheimer’s disease probably isn’t one of them, new research suggests. The study found that a person’s level of education wasn’t related to the onset of memory and thinking […]