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Diabetes: Could targeting this protein prevent hypoglycemia?

Diabetes: Could targeting this protein prevent hypoglycemia?

People with type 1 or type 2 diabetes who take insulin have a higher risk of developing hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar. Now, a study of how a protein works in the pancreas could lead to new treatments for protecting against the potentially life-threatening condition. Researchers may have found a way to prevent hypoglycemia in […]

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Syncing brain waves may fight age-related memory problems

Syncing brain waves may fight age-related memory problems

Memory can deteriorate naturally, due to age, and even when this process is not related to neurodegenerative conditions, such as Alzheimer’s, it can still affect a person’s quality of life. Now, researchers from Boston University in Massachusetts are exploring ways of fighting age-related memory decline. By resynchronizing brain waves, we could reverse some age-related memory […]

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Could this food additive make it harder to fight the flu?

Could this food additive make it harder to fight the flu?

New research suggests that a chemical compound that helps packaged food stay fresh could weaken the body’s immune response in the fight against influenza. A food additive that manufacturers commonly add to frozen meat could make it harder for us to fight influenza viruses. Many of us have had the flu at some point and […]

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What causes a hard lump under the skin?

What causes a hard lump under the skin?

Discovering a hard lump under the skin can be alarming, but it is rarely a cause for concern. Several factors can cause lumps under the skin, and they are usually treatable. In this article, we cover different types of noncancerous hard lump under the skin, their causes and treatments, and when to see a doctor. […]

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More Evidence HPV Vaccine Cuts Cervical Cancer Rate

More Evidence HPV Vaccine Cuts Cervical Cancer Rate

Latest Sexual Health News MONDAY, April 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Scotland is already seeing a payoff for vaccinating adolescent girls for human papillomavirus (HPV). Since the vaccine became routine about a decade ago, cervical cancer cases in young Scottish women have plummeted, a new study reports. HPV is one of the most common sexually […]

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For One Man, Too Much Vitamin D Was Disastrous

For One Man, Too Much Vitamin D Was Disastrous

Latest Prevention & Wellness News MONDAY, April 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Vitamin D is the healthy “sunshine” vitamin, but it can have a dark side, one Canadian man discovered. A team of Toronto physicians reported on the case of a 54-year-old man who developed kidney damage after taking extremely high doses of vitamin D. […]

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Health Tip: Managing Chronic Migraines

Health Tip: Managing Chronic Migraines

(HealthDay News) — More than 12 percent of the world’s population has migraines. For some people, migraines are chronic, says the American Migraine Foundation. Latest Migraine News Chronic migraines are usually diagnosed when a person has 15 or more of these headache days per month. For those with chronic migraines, treatment typically consists of: Medications […]

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Health Tip: Positive Parenting in Mid-Childhood

Health Tip: Positive Parenting in Mid-Childhood

(HealthDay News) — Middle childhood often comes with big changes as children prepare to enter middle school or junior high school. Latest Healthy Kids News Children form complex friendships, experience peer pressure and become more aware of their body, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Parents can help their child by: Spending time […]

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Antibiotics Prescribed More Often to Children During Telemedicine Visits

Antibiotics Prescribed More Often to Children During Telemedicine Visits

Children with respiratory symptoms such as sniffling and a sore throat are more likely to be prescribed antibiotics if they’re assessed during a telemedicine visit than if they’re seen in person, a new study suggests. Latest Healthy Kids News It also found that many of those telemedicine-based prescriptions ignored medical guidelines meant to reduce the […]