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Plant based diet helpful for diabetes control

Over recent years, vegetarianism and veganism have steadily moved from the fringe to the mainstream, with many hailing it as a more healthful option....

One-in-four antibiotic prescriptions unwarranted

Despite years of dire warnings on dangers of antibiotic resistance, from leading health organizations, including the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for...

Role of nature and nurture in obesity, diabetes

Nature versus nurture is a phrase with which many of us are familiar. Our genes (nature) are responsible for many of our traits, but...

Lab-grown retinas explain color vision

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University in the United States have grown human eye retinas from scratch in the laboratory to determine how cells allow...

New study widens understanding of diabetes

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) more than 420 million people around the world suffer from diabetes and its dire consequences such as...

Stethoscopes could pose health risk

People walking around in white coats and stethoscopes are generally considered to be medical personnel going committed to safeguarding health and saving lives. It...

Prevailing test misses detecting diabetes

A new study presented at US Endocrine Society’s annual meeting says that prevailing hemoglobin A1c blood test to diagnose diabetes often fails to detect...

Ultrasound could treat high blood pressure

People suffering from high blood pressure could one day soon reduce their medications by turning to a minimally invasive surgical procedure using ultrasound. Scientists behind...

Emotions affect our immune response

Previous studies have shown that chronic exposure to stress, anxiety, and negative emotions can have an impact on physical health of individuals. Now a...

Low humidity decreases defense against flu viruses

Researchers at Yale University in the US have honed in on low humidity as a key reason why people are more likely to get...

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