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What are the symptoms of diabetes?

What are the symptoms of diabetes?

Diabetes is a condition that reduces a person’s ability to use insulin to process glucose in the blood. The condition takes different forms, and each type produces varying symptoms. Some types may not produce any symptoms, making them harder to detect. People with type 1 diabetes do not produce insulin at all, and those with […]

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Untreated Hearing Loss Can Be Costly for Seniors

Untreated Hearing Loss Can Be Costly for Seniors

Latest Hearing News THURSDAY, Nov. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Having hearing loss and not knowing it might translate into higher medical bills and other health problems for many seniors, two new studies suggest. In one study, researchers analyzed data from more than 77,000 U.S. patients with untreated age-related hearing loss, and compared them to […]

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FDA Says Primatene Mist Inhaler is Back for Asthmatics

FDA Says Primatene Mist Inhaler is Back for Asthmatics

A new version of an over-the-counter asthma inhaler that was taken off the market in 2011 has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Latest Asthma News U.S. sales of Primatene Mist were halted because it contained chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) propellants, which deplete the ozone layer. The new version contains hydrofluoroalkane propellants, which are […]

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What are the benefits of witch hazel?

What are the benefits of witch hazel?

Witch hazel has a long history of medicinal use because of its anti-inflammatory and astringent properties. Witch hazel is a small tree native to the east coast of North America. Many people use it as a decorative outdoor plant. In this article, learn about the possible benefits of witch hazel, as well as how to […]

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Can dogs detect cancer?

Can dogs detect cancer?

Dogs have a very sensitive sense of smell. This can be useful in the medical world, as dogs are able to sniff out certain diseases, including cancer. Humans have put dogs’ remarkable sense of smell to use by training them to sniff out explosives and narcotics. Their powerful noses can also detect viruses, bacteria, and […]

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Unraveling the neural code of the anxious brain

Unraveling the neural code of the anxious brain

For the first time, scientists have measured fluctuating deep brain patterns across a number of days. They caught a glimpse of the neural signature of low mood in anxious people. A recent study provides clues about how low mood develops in the brain. Although our understanding of neuropsychiatric conditions, such as anxiety and depression, has […]

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Heart attack: Some risk factors affect women more

Heart attack: Some risk factors affect women more

Some of the main factors that can predispose a person to heart attack include smoking cigarettes, having high blood pressure and high cholesterol, being overweight, and having diabetes. Whom do these risk factors affect the most, however? How do risk factors for heart attack impact men vs. women? A new study weighs in. During a […]

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Broken heart syndrome: How complications affect death risk

Broken heart syndrome: How complications affect death risk

New research finds that people who develop cardiogenic shock as a complication of broken heart syndrome have an increased risk of death, both in the short-term and in later years. Broken heart syndrome may feel very similar to a heart attack. Stressful life events can sometimes put a strain on the heart, quite literally. A […]