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Diabetes Treatment: Bristol-Myers Buys Amylin Pharmaceuticals Diabetes Treatment: Bristol-Myers Buys Amylin Pharmaceuticals

Amylin Pharmaceuticals, which develops a handful of diabetes treatment medications, was purchased by Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. for a staggering $5 billion in cash. The buyout comes about a month after FDA approval for generic versions of Bristol-Myers’ blood thinner Plavix …

The Everywhereist Has A Brain Tumor, Names It Steve, And Blogs About It The Everywhereist Has A Brain Tumor, Names It Steve, And Blogs About It

Geraldine, the travel blogger behind The Everywhereist, has a brain tumor. As we’ve been covering the SEO industry for many years, many of our readers may know her best as Rand Fishkin’s wife. Rand, as you probably know, is the …

Diabetes: Weight-Loss Surgery May Not Reverse Disease Diabetes: Weight-Loss Surgery May Not Reverse Disease
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Diabetes can be shed like so many unwanted pounds thanks to the advent of weight-loss surgery. However, according to a recent study, these procedures may not a permanent solution to their problem. In about one-fifth of the individuals who elected …

Diabetes May Lead to Decline in Memory, Thinking Ability Diabetes May Lead to Decline in Memory, Thinking Ability

Diabetes already causes a number of health concerns, including heart disease, kidney disease, nerve damage, and foot problems. Adding to these woes is a recent study which claims that those living with diabetes and poor blood sugar may find themselves …

Lone Star Tick Linked to Sudden Outbreak of Meat Allergies Lone Star Tick Linked to Sudden Outbreak of Meat Allergies
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The lone star tick, an arachnid which gets its name from the single white dot on its creepy little back, has been linked to an recent outbreak of meat allergies that have recently plagued the East Coast and Bible Belt. …

Lollipops to Cure Hiccups Invented by Connecticut Teen Lollipops to Cure Hiccups Invented by Connecticut Teen
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Lollipops to cure hiccups sounds like a remarkable idea. Although you may think that such a novel invention was perpetrated by two dozen highly-educated, well-compensated scientists inside an elaborate think tank somewhere in the Midwest, you’d be wrong. This particular …

Weight of the World Has Been Officially Calculated Weight of the World Has Been Officially Calculated
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The weight of the world may sound like an impossible equation to calculate, but researchers at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine have determined that the weight of the human species totals roughly 3.5 million tons, or, if …

Sleep Apnea in Teens Could Lead to Behavioral Issues Sleep Apnea in Teens Could Lead to Behavioral Issues

Sleep apnea in teenagers has been linked to behavioral and social problems, according to a recent study‘ by the University of Arizona. In addition to these particular problems, kids who suffered from the disorder are at a much higher risk …

Depression, Obesity Linked to Daytime Sleepiness Depression, Obesity Linked to Daytime Sleepiness
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Depression and obesity, in addition to good, old-fashioned poor sleeping habits, have been linked to the daytime sleepiness “epidemic” that is currently sweeping across the United States. In a recent study by the National Sleep Foundation, a shocking 20 percent …

Black Plague: Oregon Man Shows Symptoms After Cat Bite Black Plague: Oregon Man Shows Symptoms After Cat Bite
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Black plague, it would seem, is alive and well in Oregon. According to CBS News, authorities believe that a man contracted the infamously deadly plague from a stray cat while attempting to dislodge a mouse from its mouth. During the …

Stroke Risk Linked to Lack of Sleep Stroke Risk Linked to Lack of Sleep
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Stroke risk increases slightly if you’re middle-aged and sleep less than six hours a night, according to a recent study. If you’re of normal weight and do not suffer from sleep apnea, your chances of having a stroke are increased …

Vaccines for Children May Have Been Improperly Stored Vaccines for Children May Have Been Improperly Stored

Vaccines for children, which are provided to doctors and clinics by the U.S. government, may have been improperly stored, according to a recent study. If these vaccines are stored at the wrong temperature, be it too warm or too cold, …

Medicare: More Patients Being Kept for Observation Medicare: More Patients Being Kept for Observation
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Medicare patients are being kept for observation at hospitals more often than they’re being admitted, thanks to pressure from the federal government. According to a recent study, the number of individuals who have been kept for observation has risen dramatically …

Clinical Trials: Low Income Keeps Cancer Patients Away Clinical Trials: Low Income Keeps Cancer Patients Away

Clinical trails are often avoided by individuals who make little money, according to a recent study. Reports indicate that cancer patients who make less than $50,000 a year were 30 percent less likely to participate in trials, while those who …

Vitamin D Supplements May Help Reduce Injury During Falls Vitamin D Supplements May Help Reduce Injury During Falls

Vitamin D supplements may help reduce injury in those who are prone to falls, according to a recent study. Falls are one of the leading causes of injury in older adults, though a dedicated exercise regimen and vitamin supplements could …

Brain Tapeworms: More Common Than You Might Think Brain Tapeworms: More Common Than You Might Think
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Brain tapeworms sound disgusting. Well, that’s because they are. In a recent article published by Discover Magazine, the parasites are discussed at-length, so much so that you may find yourself second-guessing every single piece of food that enters your mouth. …

Calcium Supplements Could Pose Heart Risks Calcium Supplements Could Pose Heart Risks

It’s easy to get enough calcium these days. Dairy products are often fortified with the stuff. The elderly, especially post-menopausal women are often advised to take calcium supplements to increase bone health. However, a European study published this week in …

Pep up your productivity [Infographic] Pep up your productivity [Infographic]

If you feel sluggish and lazy at work, this next one’s for you. It comes to us from onlinedegrees.com and features some excellent ways to put some pizazz back in your workday and possibly make your boss a little happier …

Sleep Apnea: Disorder Linked to Higher Cancer Death Sleep Apnea: Disorder Linked to Higher Cancer Death
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Sleep apnea, a disorder which occurs when breathing is interrupted during slumber, has been linked to increased chances of cancer death in human beings. According to a recent study, those suffering from severe apnea — 30 or more instances in …

Don’t Check Your Email While Reading This – It Will Save Your Life Don’t Check Your Email While Reading This – It Will Save Your Life
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Are you one of those types that has a strict policy of not checking your work email when you’re not at work? If you are, good on you because you’re doing you and your heart a huge favor. In fact, …

Jogging Can Add Years to Your Life: Twitter Reacts Jogging Can Add Years to Your Life: Twitter Reacts
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Fact: I hate to exercise. Hate it with a passion. However, despite my unbridled disdain for breaking a sweat, I do so because, if I don’t, my weight will skyrocket out of control. I try to get in at least …