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Researchers from The Massachusetts Institute of Technology developed a new microneedle pill that can deliver insulin through the stomach, potentially replacing injections for patients with diabetes. Diabetes is one of the most common and costly chronic diseases. It is the third-leading cause of death in the United States. According to the leading national public health
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Reading Time: 2 minutes Researchers from the University of California performed an evaluation of the FDA reporting database to find out the associations between acid reflux medications and the risk of kidney-related diseases. Acid reflux, also known as heartburn and acid indigestion, is a condition that features a burning pain in the lower chest area.
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Reading Time: 2 minutes A recent study examined the health outcome of patients who switched from newer, more expensive insulin analogues to lower-cost human insulin medications. The cost of diabetes medications has increased drastically over the past 20 years, especially with newer innovator insulin analogues being introduced into the market. Newer insulin-like medications are more
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Reading Time: 2 minutes Researchers recently studied whether type 1 diabetes in children affected their scores on standardized mathematics and reading tests. Type 1 diabetes in children, often known as juvenile diabetes, is an autoimmune disease that occurs when the pancreas stops making insulin. Insulin is the hormone that controls the body’s blood sugar levels.
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Reading Time: 2 minutes Researchers compared brain imaging in smoking and drinking to investigate why people become addicted to nicotine or alcohol.   According to the recent World Health Organization (WHO) statistics, the use of cigarettes and alcohol is widespread, with estimates of over 1.1 billion smokers worldwide and 2.3 billion people who are current
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Reading Time: 3 minutes A recent study sought to evaluate how often emergency departments are discharging patients with prescriptions that can cause drug interactions with their home medications. Approximately 25% of patients in the community experience an adverse drug reaction, of which 39% are preventable. Most of these preventable adverse drug reactions are from drug-drug
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Reading Time: 2 minutes Australian researchers examined data to see if a dietary intervention was an effective tool to battle against symptoms of depression and anxiety.   It is a well-known fact that poor dietary habits can have negative effects on mental health. Yet researchers from different health institutes across Australia wanted to properly assess
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Reading Time: 3 minutes A study reviews the perspectives of women on the health effects of smoking marijuana during pregnancy. The most commonly used illicit drug in both the general and pregnant population is cannabis, also known as marijuana. The adverse effects of smoking marijuana during pregnancy are controversial as some studies have shown an
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Reading Time: 2 minutes The American Heart Association (AHA) recently revealed updated statistics on the incidence of heart disease and stroke in the United States. The American Heart Association (AHA) is a non-profit organization that concentrates on the health of the brain and heart. The AHA supports medical research related to heart disease and stroke.
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Reading Time: 2 minutes New research determines the correlation between mortality rates due to cardiovascular disease and sauna bathing habits. Previous research has suggested that exposure to heat reduces the stiffness of arteries, lowers blood pressure, and improves the cardiovascular system. A common form of heat therapy, sauna bathing, has been linked with cardiovascular benefits
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An Italian study investigated whether developing PTSD after a terrorist attack might make you more susceptible to specific co-existing chronic diseases or conditions.   Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental disorder that develops after a traumatic event. Symptoms include disturbing dreams, feelings, and thoughts that are related to such events, including symptoms of panic.
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A new study determined the incidence and progression of heart calcification among South Asian Americans and compared their results with that of other ethnic groups. Atherosclerosis, or the hardening and narrowing of arteries, is a constantly changing process. If left unchecked, it slowly blocks arteries resulting in restricted blood flow. Atherosclerosis is usually the cause
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In a recent study published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases, researchers gained insight on HPV vaccine coverage among teenagers. Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a sexually transmitted viral infection. There are over 100 varieties of HPV and it is considered to be the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI). HPV is contracted via sexual contact;
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