Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent study in the NEJM looked at whether taking aspirin for heart attack prevention is safe and effective in diabetes patients. An estimated 400 million people worldwide have diabetes. Patients with diabetes have a two to three times greater risk of cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular disease includes conditions
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Our Reader Score [Total: 3 Average: 3.7] A universal flu vaccine could someday help prevent people from getting sick from seasonal flu, as discussed in a recent study published in Nature Communications. Seasonal flu is as n acute respiratory infection caused by influenza viruses which circulate around the globe. The typical signs and symptoms of
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New research has identified a natural compound found in many types of fruit, such as apples and strawberries, and vegetables that can slow down the aging process. A natural compound called fistein, found in apples, can help slow down aging. One key factor in the aging process is known as “cellular senescence,” or the aging
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] In a recent study, researchers aimed to identify how ADHD will affect functional outcomes in adulthood. How does attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) shape the course of a child’s future? This is an important question with many unknown variables. In a recent study, American doctors and researchers wanted to identify
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An ileostomy is a type of ostomy, which is a surgical opening in the abdominal wall. An ileostomy provides a way for the end of the small intestine, called the ileum, to release stool. A surgeon will usually create an ileostomy after removing some or all of the colon and rectum. A person with an
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The Food and Drug Administration seized “thousands of pages of documents” in a surprise inspection of e-cigarette maker Juul’s San Francisco headquarters last week, the agency said Tuesday. The FDA is looking into the company’s marketing practices as Commissioner Scott Gottlieb calls teen use of nicotine vaping devices an “epidemic.” It builds on the agency’s
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Flushed skin is often a visual sign of embarrassment, anxiety, or being too hot. However, frequent flushing can sometimes indicate an underlying medical condition. Flushed skin occurs when the hundreds of tiny blood vessels just beneath the skin dilate, or widen. When these blood vessels expand, they rapidly fill with more blood, which can make
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Serena Williams, queen of the tennis court and our hearts, recently went out of her comfort zone during a project for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The 37-year-old athlete recorded her own rendition of the Divinyls’ hit “I Touch Myself” to remind women to self-check regularly. She shared her powerful recording in a video of herself
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A study recently published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases reveals that obesity can help spread the influenza A virus by increasing the virus shedding time in infected adults. The global obesity epidemic has been linked to an increasing number of chronic diseases. Obesity may also influence the
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