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Diabetes complications can be avoided with immunotherapy

What is the difference between the treatment of diabetes under an immune scheme compared to the traditional one? The patient gets a diagnosis and receives attention, but is also checked for a systemic immune problem and thereby prevent possible consequences … Continue reading

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Study: Volunteering can help save wildlife

BANGALORE, INDIA (November 20, 2014) – Participation of non-scientists as volunteers in conservation can play a significant role in saving wildlife, finds a new scientific research led by Duke University, USA, in collaboration with Wildlife Conservation Society and Centre for … Continue reading

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FDA approves extended-release, single-entity hydrocodone product with abuse-deterrent properties

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Hysingla ER (hydrocodone bitartrate), an extended-release (ER) opioid analgesic to treat pain severe enough to require daily, around-the-clock, long-term opioid treatment and for which alternative treatment options are inadequate. Hysingla ER has … Continue reading

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5 signs you’re working too much

Being a workaholic is a badge of honor these days. Sixty-hour weeks and late-night emails are practically a requirement in some industries. But working too much can interfere with your health and happiness, according to a new review from the … Continue reading

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Lower Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease Mortality with Exercise, Statin, and Fruit Intake

J Alzheimers Dis. 2014 Nov 14. [Epub ahead of print]   Lower Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease Mortality with Exercise, Statin, and Fruit Intake. Williams PT. Author information Life Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, USA. Abstract Background: Whether … Continue reading

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Why snow can be dangerous for those with heart disease

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Cardiac deaths during this week’s storm have occurred not just while people are shoveling but while they have been using snowblowers as well. Both snow-removal methods have their risks, says Anne B. Curtis, MD, Charles and Mary … Continue reading

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Poor sleep in teens tied to inflammation

(Reuters Health) – Teens who don’t get enough sleep may be at risk for chronic problems later in life from increased inflammation throughout the body, according to a new study. Those who didn’t get enough sleep during the week and … Continue reading

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Overweight cancer patients may be malnourished

(Reuters Health) – Overweight cancer patients may benefit from being tested for malnutrition, according to a new study. Obesity increases the risk for cancer, so many patients are overweight or obese at diagnosis, and are typically not screened for malnutrition … Continue reading

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Are US elderly sicker or is system better at diagnosing illness?

New York, NY, November 19, 2014—Eighty-seven percent of U.S. adults age 65 and older have at least one chronic illness and 68 percent have two or more, the highest rates in a new 11-country Commonwealth Fund survey whose findings were … Continue reading

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Prostate cancer risk update focuses on dairy, calcium

Dairy products, calcium, and prostate cancer risk: a systematic review and meta-analysis of cohort studies 1,2,3,4 Dagfinn Aune, Deborah A Navarro Rosenblatt, Doris SM Chan, Ana Rita Vieira, Rui Vieira, Darren C Greenwood, Lars J Vatten, and Teresa Norat – … Continue reading

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Focus on play in kindergarten may improve grades

(Reuters Health) – Training teachers to promote structured play among kindergarteners yields improved reading, vocabulary and math scores that persist into first grade, according to a new study. The technique, called ‘Tools of the Mind,’ seemed to be particularly effective … Continue reading

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HDL Cholesterol and Cancer Risk Among Patients With Type 2 Diabetes

Published online before print September 11, 2014, doi: 10.2337/dc14-0523 Diabetes Care December 2014 vol. 37 no. 12 3196-3203 Wenhui Zhao1,2, Jing Guan1,3, Ronald Horswell1, Weiqin Li1,4, Yujie Wang1, Xiaocheng Wu5 and Gang Hu1⇑ – Author Affiliations 1Pennington Biomedical Research Center, … Continue reading

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Teens who mature early at greater risk of depression, study says

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Youth who enter puberty ahead of their peers are at heightened risk of depression, although the disease develops differently in girls than in boys, a new study suggests. Early maturation triggers an array of psychological, social-behavioral and … Continue reading

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