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Diabetes Patients Have Extreme Heart Risks, Shows Audit Diabetes Patients Have Extreme Heart Risks, Shows Audit

The National Diabetes Audit by the U.K.’s National Health Service has just released some stark statistics on the effects of diabetes. One of the most dismal statistics shows that people with diabetes are 65% more likely to have heart failure …

Diabetes Drugs: Coffee Could Reduce Type 2 Risk Diabetes Drugs: Coffee Could Reduce Type 2 Risk
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A new report from the Institute for Scientific Information of Coffee (ISIC) shows that drinking three to four cups of coffee per day could lower a person’s chances of developing type 2 diabetes. During the 2012 World Congress on Prevention …

Chemotherapy May Cause Memory and Concentration Difficulties, Shows Study Chemotherapy May Cause Memory and Concentration Difficulties, Shows Study
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According to new research, Chemotherapy can induce changes in patient brains, affecting their concentration and memory. Dubbed “chemo brain,” the physiological effects were detected by researchers using PET/CT scans. “The chemo brain phenomenon is described as ‘mental fog’ and ‘loss …

Facebook Confirms That College Kids Don’t Want to Friend Their Parents Facebook Confirms That College Kids Don’t Want to Friend Their Parents
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Drunken photos, vulgar status updates, check-ins at places they’re not supposed to be – any and all of these things likely deter millions of college and post-college aged kids from choosing to friend their parents on Facebook. Sure, you could …

Cancer Treatment Uses Rice Bran to Prevent Colon Cancer Cancer Treatment Uses Rice Bran to Prevent Colon Cancer

A new study hopes to show that rice bran offers “promising” cancer prevention properties. A clinical trial is currently testing rice bran’s effectiveness in preventing the recurrence of colon cancer. “While I have been trained as a molecular toxicologist, I …

Study: Nose Shows Lying By its Temperature Study: Nose Shows Lying By its Temperature
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A new study has identified a “Pinocchio effect” that can be used to tell if a person is lying. Though the nose of fibbers doesn’t actually grow, the temperature rises around the nose and the orbital muscle in the inner …

Cancer Research Identifies New Potential Breast Cancer Driver Cancer Research Identifies New Potential Breast Cancer Driver

A new study has moved forward with a drug that could target a newly-identified breast cancer driver. Breast cancers are defined and treated according to their hormonal drivers, of which the most common are estrogen, progesterone, and HER2. Androgen receptors …

Diabetes Drug Could Treat Ovarian Cancer, Shows Study Diabetes Drug Could Treat Ovarian Cancer, Shows Study
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A new study has shown that a common diabetes medication may be useful in the prevention or treatment of ovarian cancer. The study, published in the journal CANCER, showed that patients with ovarian cancer who took the drug metformin tended …

Mental Health Could Be Affected By Social Isolation, Shows Study Mental Health Could Be Affected By Social Isolation, Shows Study
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A new study suggests that isolation can result in reduced production of myelin – a protective nerve fiber – and could contribute to developing mental illness. Myelin acts as an “insulating material” around the areas of nerve cells that send …

Diabetes Ignored When Cancer Hits, Says Study Diabetes Ignored When Cancer Hits, Says Study

A new study shows that people with type 2 diabetes who are diagnosed with cancer ignore their diabetes in favor of cancer treatment. However, uncontrolled high blood sugar weakens their immune systems and is more likely to kill them than …

Antidepressants Could Be the Future For Teens With a Certain Biomarker Antidepressants Could Be the Future For Teens With a Certain Biomarker
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A new study has discovered a cognitive biomarker in teens that could identify those who are at high risk for future depression and anxiety. The marker may appear prior to the symptoms of depression and anxiety, and researchers believe a …

Grapefruit Warning For Medications Expanded Grapefruit Warning For Medications Expanded

A review published this week in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) warns that while the number of prescription drugs that have adverse effects from interactions with grapefruit are increasing, many doctors may be unaware of the effects. The review …

Bouncy Castle Injuries See Huge Rise in U.S. Bouncy Castle Injuries See Huge Rise in U.S.
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A new study published today in the journal Pediatrics shows that injuries to children associated with inflatable bounce houses has risen dramatically over the past fifteen years. According to researchers, bouncy castle-related injuries that were treated in U.S. emergency departments …

Smoking Rots Brain, Shows Aging Study Smoking Rots Brain, Shows Aging Study
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A new study shows that smoking, high blood pressure, and other cardiovascular risk factors are associated with accelerated declines in memory, learning, attention, and reasoning. Smoking was linked most clearly with low cognitive performance in older people. The study, published …

Dementia Alleviated in Mice Using Antibody Blocker Dementia Alleviated in Mice Using Antibody Blocker

A new study has shown that mice bred for Alzheimer’s testing that were given an antibody that blocked the immune molecule p40 showed “substantial” improvements in behavioral testing. The effects were seen even when the mice had already begun showing …

Diabetes Treatment Shown to Improve Memory For Alzheimer’s Patients Diabetes Treatment Shown to Improve Memory For Alzheimer’s Patients
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A new study shows that a drug used to treat insulin resistance in diabetics could improve cognitive performance in some people with Alzheimer’s disease. In the study, published this week in the Journal of Neuroscience, the drug rosiglitazone was used …

Multiple Sclerosis ‘Immune Exchange’ Discovered Multiple Sclerosis ‘Immune Exchange’ Discovered
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A new study has identified and “immune exchange” that allows disease-causing cells in patients with multiple sclerosis to move in and out of the brain. Researchers state that this exchange may be the key to better treatments and diagnostics in …

Breast Cancer Risks Linked to Working Environment Breast Cancer Risks Linked to Working Environment

A new study shows that some occupations, such as those that expose workers to carcinogens and endocrine disrupters, raise risks for breast cancer. Jobs sectors that showed an increased risk included agriculture, bar/gambling, automotive plastics manufacturing, food canning, and metal-working. …

Heart Disease Risks Increased For Those Who See Relatives Die of Heart Trouble Heart Disease Risks Increased For Those Who See Relatives Die of Heart Trouble

A new study published in the European Heart Journal shows that the relatives of young people who die suddenly from heart-related causes are at increased risk for developing heart disease. Researchers looked at 470 victims of sudden cardiac death (SCD) …

Insulin Release-Improving Vitamin D Could Prevent Clogged Arteries in Diabetics Insulin Release-Improving Vitamin D Could Prevent Clogged Arteries in Diabetics
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A new study shows that diabetics who get an adequate amount of vitamin D are less likely to have their blood vessels clog. Those who do not get enough vitamin D, however, have immune cells bind to blood vessels near …

Diabetes Linked to Vitamin D Deficiency in New Study Diabetes Linked to Vitamin D Deficiency in New Study

A new study, published this week in the journal Diabetologia, shows a correlation between the incidence of Type 1 diabetes and vitamin D3 serum levels. The study used samples from the U.S. Department of Defense Serum Repository, which stores more …