Alzheimer’s is a relentless disease in which toxic clusters of beta-amyloid protein collect in brain cells. Now, scientists have designed a synthetic peptide, or small protein, that can block beta-amyloid in its early and most harmful stages. New research may have found a way to stop Alzheimer’s-related brain damage in its early stages. The synthetic
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A new study shows that cheese improved insulin sensitivity in prediabetic rats, but industry funded the research. Can people with diabetes benefit from eating cheese? According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), 30.3 million adults in the United States live with diabetes, and the condition is the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S.
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Following on from a series of similar studies, researchers are once again investigating whether acetaminophen can influence our psychology. This time, the focus is on positive empathy. Could acetaminophen reduce our ability to demonstrate empathy? Acetaminophen is one of the most commonly used drugs globally. It offers quick relief from mild pain and is readily
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Gastroparesis affects how the stomach moves food into the intestines and leads to bloating, nausea, and heartburn. When diabetes causes the condition, doctors call it diabetic gastroparesis. In this article, we provide an overview of diabetic gastroparesis, including its causes, symptoms, complications, and treatments. What is diabetic gastroparesis? A person with diabetic gastroparesis may experience
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Nausea is a common complaint among people living with diabetes. Nausea can occur as a result of diabetes complications or other factors relating to the condition. In most cases, nausea is temporary and harmless. However, alongside other symptoms, it can indicate a more serious complication of diabetes. In this article, we look at the causes
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A low-carb, high-fat diet involves a person reducing the number of carbohydrates they consume and replacing them with healthful fats. In recent years, this type of diet has become popular among people trying to lose weight. A low-carb, high-fat diet (LCHF) involves using ketones from fat for energy instead of glucose, which comes directly from
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The World Health Organization report that life expectancy has increased by 5 years, but data show inequalities in access to health services among countries. A new global report finds that people are living longer, despite disparities in healthcare access. The World Health Statistics series is an annual snapshot of global health compiled by the World
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Researchers have found that nutrients from food may be linked to lower risks of death, while excess intake of certain supplements may have the opposite effect. Research examines the effects of nutrients from food and supplements. Taking supplements leads to an increased level of total nutrient intake. Dietary supplements include vitamins, minerals, herbs, amino acids,
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If I think back to all of the most memorable and joyous moments of my life, my memories are laced with a dark, gripping cloak of anxiety. As a kid, I would second guess everything that I did. Experiences that other people would celebrate, such as graduations, weddings, and promotions, are dreaded milestones for me
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Lip cancer is a form of head and neck cancer that starts in the squamous cells of the lips and mouth. Early signs can include a sore or lump that does not heal on the lips or in the mouth. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation (SCF), lip cancer accounts for about 0.6 percent of
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Crying is the body’s natural response to emotions that can be mentally and physically draining. When a strong cry triggers a headache, there are steps a person can take to help alleviate the physical pain, even if the emotional pain remains. When crying hard enough, many people will experience: a runny nose bloodshot eyes swelling
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Concerta and Adderall are stimulant medications that a doctor may prescribe for a person with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. They can also help a person with narcolepsy. Stimulants work by helping regulate the chemicals in a person’s brain that support thinking and paying attention. Although they have many associated side effects, stimulants are
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People with diabetes have a higher risk of stroke than those without it. But a person can reduce their stroke risk by controlling their diabetes well and making certain lifestyle changes. For an individual with diabetes, the chances of having a stroke are 1.5 times higher than in people who do not have the disease,
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Ritalin and Adderall can help treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. Doctors also sometimes prescribe these medications to people with narcolepsy. Ritalin and Adderall are the brand names for two different types of stimulant medication. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), stimulants work by increasing the chemicals in a person’s brain
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