Month: April 2019

The findings of a new study suggest that people who receive highly personalized combination therapy for treatment-resistant cancer can experience improved disease control and survival rates. Can highly personalized precision medicine bring more benefits to people with metastatic cancer? Recently, precision medicine has been gaining ground as a potentially more effective approach to treating a
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Increasing muscle strength is good, but increasing muscle power may be even better for enjoying a longer life, according to a recent study. Increased muscle power can improve longevity, new research suggests. Professor Claudio Gil Araújo, who is the director of research and education at Exercise Medicine Clinic — CLINIMEX in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,
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Rebecca Feldman would like you to get a few facts straight about measles. The vaccine is safe, for starters, said the emergency room nurse practitioner. It doesn’t cause autism, and Vitamin A doesn’t protect you from the disease, she said. Feldman and 14 other Orthodox Jewish nurses are going line by line through a 40-page
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Cannabis advocates have a lot to celebrate this April 20, the unofficial marijuana holiday. Efforts to legalize marijuana are gaining momentum at both the state and federal level. Congress legalized marijuana’s close cousin, hemp, in December. And public support for cannabis is higher than ever. “Never in modern history have we had more political support
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The chief operating officer and general counsel of MedMen Enterprises have both resigned amid a broader employee shakeup at the American marijuana retailer. Chief Operating Officer Ben Cook and General Counsel Lisa Sergi Trager — who also served on the company’s board — have quit, a source familiar with the matter tells CNBC. Senior Vice
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New research suggests that chemicals in purple corn can reduce inflammation and insulin resistance in a mouse cell model. Can researchers harness the chemicals in purple corn to improve diabetes? Eating a healthful diet is a cornerstone of the prevention and management of type 2 diabetes. Fruit, nonstarchy vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds, and legumes
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A new study concludes that high doses of vitamin D may help hinder the growth of advanced colorectal cancer in combination with chemotherapy. A new study concludes that vitamin D might help slow bowel cancer progression. A clinical trial called SUNSHINE has found that large doses of vitamin D could significantly slow down the progression
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Beans are a diabetes superfood, meaning they are an excellent choice for people with diabetes and provide many health and nutritional benefits. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) created a list of beneficial foods for diabetes, or diabetic superfoods, that are “rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber” and may help prevent disease. Beans are at
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Having type 2 diabetes should not mean having to avoid delicious food. Vegetables should be a central part of the diet for people with type 2 diabetes and can be delicious and filling. No food item is strictly forbidden for people with type 2 diabetes. Healthful eating for people with diabetes is all about controlling
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Many people believe that mixing alcohol and antibiotics is not safe. Is it dangerous? What are the risks of drinking alcohol while taking antibiotics? Antibiotics are drugs that target bacteria to treat and prevent infections. There are many types of oral antibiotic. Not all antibiotics interact with alcohol, and doctors give different recommendations about alcohol
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Essential oils contain concentrated plant extracts. Aromatherapy with some essential oils may help relieve neuropathic pain. Neuropathy is a general term for conditions that develop as a result of nerve damage. One of the most common forms of neuropathy is diabetic peripheral neuropathy, which occurs in up to 50 percent of people with diabetes. Peripheral
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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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The Department of Homeland Security is considering classifying fentanyl as a weapon of mass destruction, or WMD, according to an internal memo attained by military news outlet Task & Purpose. The memo said the painkiller would be labeled a WMD “when certain criteria are met,” and that federal officials have “long regarded fentanyl as a
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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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Pineapple can affect blood sugar more than some other fruits, but a person with diabetes can still incorporate it into a healthful meal plan. Fruit contains carbohydrates and so can raise blood glucose levels. However, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) say that people with diabetes benefit from including fruit in their diets. Fruits are an
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New York City’s health department closed a child care center after it allegedly failed to provide vaccination records amid a measles outbreak, city officials announced Monday. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio last week declared measles a public health emergency and ordered mandatory vaccinations for people living in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood where the disease
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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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If you want to schedule a doctor’s appointment or check on the status of a medication without picking up the phone, Amazon Alexa can help. As of this week, the voice assistant is HIPAA compliant, which means Amazon can work with hospitals and other health providers that manage protective health data to share personal information
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An outbreak of salmonella that’s sickened 93 people across nine U.S. states is linked to pre-cut melons from Indianapolis-based produce company Caito Foods, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said late Friday. The pre-cut melon products have been recalled from Whole Foods, Kroger and other retailers across the nine states reporting infections. Caito
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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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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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