Month: June 2019

New research finds an elevated risk of type 2 diabetes among people who take statins in an effort to lower their cholesterol levels and keep heart disease at bay. Among statins’ unwanted effects may be an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, new research suggests. Many people take statins to lower cholesterol and reduce the
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A recent study examines the relationship between where people live and the risk of developing hypertension and metabolic syndrome. The authors conclude that the location and type of home could play a significant role. How does the local environment impact hypertension risk? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), hypertension, or high
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A new way of detecting liver disease decades before it can become fatal has been developed by a team of scientists at the University of Dundee and NHS Tayside. It comes as clinicians warn of a `ticking time bomb’ of alcohol-related and obesity-related liver diseases. Liver disease, which is notoriously asymptomatic, has become the second
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The stress premature infants experience can carry on throughout their adult life, causing cognitive limitations, social struggles at work or in school, and a greater risk of health ailments, including cardiac conditions, one of the longest-running U.S. studies of premature infants has shown. University of Rhode Island College of Nursing Professor Mary Sullivan will continue
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A large study of people living in the United Kingdom found that those who reported having poor oral health, such as sore or bleeding gums or loose teeth, had a 75% higher risk of developing liver cancer. Maintaining good oral hygiene may have implications for the health of our liver, new research suggests. Previous studies
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According to the latest research, men with inflammatory bowel disease have a significantly higher risk of developing prostate cancer. IBD causes chronic inflammation in the digestive tract. Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is characterized by a range of gastrointestinal symptoms, including diarrhea, bloating, and cramps. Two of the most common forms of IBD are Crohn’s disease
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There’s nothing like foot pain to make you crazy. That’s what an expert at Mayo Clinic says he hears from patients who have a condition called plantar fasciitis [fashee-EYE-tis]. It’s very common and can make walking across the room a miserable experience. What can you do about it?
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The path to becoming a doctor is challenging. First college as a pre-med, then medical school, and finally residency. Which part is the most challenging? In this video we’ll go over each stage. Vlog channel: https://youtube.com/lifeofasurgeon Pre-med Roadmap to Med School Acceptance: https://medschoolinsiders.com/all-courses/ College vs Medical School: https://youtu.be/PgHotL0MOVM Med School vs Residency: https://youtu.be/3mFF8It-oG8 My Struggles
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Scientists say they have conducted ‘the first study in humans to show that something like a cup of coffee can have a direct effect on our brown fat functions.’ A simple cup of coffee may hold the key to tackling obesity and diabetes, suggests new research. Brown fat — which people sometimes refer to as
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It can take up to four weeks before patients can be sure whether the entire tumor has been removed during cancer surgery. A time of agonizing uncertainty – in which any remaining tumor cells can already multiply again. A team of scientists from Jena has now researched a diagnostic procedure that could revolutionize the previous
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A common class of drugs that doctors prescribe for a number of conditions — from bladder problems to Parkinson’s disease and depression — may increase a person’s risk of dementia, a large new study concludes. Some common drugs may increase dementia risk. New research by scientists from the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom
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New research finds that the cancer cells in a particularly aggressive form of pancreatic cancer rely heavily on a key protein to grow and spread. The findings may soon lead to new treatments and prevention strategies. Pancreatic cancer cells are ‘addicted’ to a certain protein, new research finds. Pancreatic cancer is particularly difficult to treat.
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Defense attorney Larry Ottaway speaks during opening arguments on the first day of a trial of Johnson & Johnson over claims they engaged in deceptive marketing that contributed to the national opioid epidemic in Norman, Oklahoma, U.S. May 28, 2019. Sue Ogrocki | Reuters An Oklahoma judge Monday approved Teva Pharmaceuticals‘ revised $85 million settlement
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Our bodies are very good at fighting infections. The immune system reacts and attacks the bacteria and viruses that make us sick. But sometimes the immune reaction is so strong that it damages the body too. This is called a septic reaction, or sepsis. And the mortality rate associated with it can be high. Doctors
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On one hand, we have alarming statistics about the physician shortage across the United States, and on the other hand, it’s incredibly difficult to become a doctor. In fact, some of the more competitive medical schools in the U.S. accept less than 4 percent of applicants. We need more doctors, but it’s so difficult to
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