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Babesiosis is Tick-Borne Like Lyme Disease

2015-05-07 17:53
Babesiosis and Lyme disease

People who have been bitten by a tick that carries the bacteria responsible for Lyme disease may develop babesiosis as well. In fact, babesiosis sometimes is a co-infection along with Lyme disease.

A parasite called Babesia microti can be carried by deer ticks (Ixodes scapularis), which are the same ticks that harbor the bacterium responsible for Lyme disease.

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Critical gene discovery could change type 2 diabetes treatment

2015-04-30 08:07
Gene mutation found to protect from type 2 diabetes

Researchers have made what they say is a critical gene discovery that could change the way type 2 diabetes is prevented and treated. The new finding uncovers a gene mutation that protects people from type 2 diabetes.

The investigation also showed the GLP1R gene mutation protects from diabetes but has no impact on obesity of

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Are you doing this one cheap and easy thing for a healthy brain?

2015-04-29 10:18
MRI imaging shows simple exercises can keep brain structure intact with aging.

Boston University Medical Center researchers have linked one simple thing that can keep our brain youthful. Findings published in the Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology are the first to show genuine brain health benefits from physical fitness among older adults.

Investigators for the study say they hope the finding gives older adults motivation for exercise.

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Maple syrup and antibiotics could make a good team

2015-04-20 20:36
Mixing maple syrup with antibiotics could help fight superbugs.

It seems possible that maple syrup could help humans fight infection. Researchers recently discovered maple syrup has properties that make antibiotics more effective and could help protect us from the threat of superbugs that have become resistant to antibiotics.

The finding that comes from researchers at McGill University could mean decreased use of antibiotics.

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Western lifestyle could be culprit for our disappearing healthy gut bacteria

2015-04-19 12:34
Is Western lifestyle to blame for our disappearing healthy gut bacteria?

Researchers are trying to understand more about bacteria in the gut and how diversity of microbes promote or adversely affect our health. A new study suggests Western lifestyle might be the culprit for disappearing bacteria in our intestines that can have implications for health.

Senior author Jens Walter of the University of Alberta Department of Agricultural, Food & Nutritional Science points out several factors that are thought to alter intestinal bacteria including

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Could muscle building supplements cause testicular cancer?

2015-04-16 06:50
First study links creatine, protein muscle building supplements to testicular cancer

Men taking muscle building supplements may be increasing their risk of testicular cancer by as much as sixty-fivepercent finds a new study. Authors for the first of a kind study say billions of dollars are spent annually on supplements that contain creatine or androstenedione.

Senior Tong Zhang Zheng, MB, ScD, a professor of epidemiology at Brown University School of Public Health who led the study while at Yale University told Medscape in an interview that no one knows

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Green tea and apples may protect health in ways previously unknown

2015-04-15 21:18
Green tea, cocoa, apples could protect health in ways we didn't know

Green tea and apples are both known to be healthy additions to our diet. Now researchers understand more about how apples and tea can protect us from heart disease and cancer.

New evidence uncovered by researchers explains how polyphenols that are antioxidants such as those found in green tea and apples work to help us stave off cancer and avoid heart disease.

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Potential New Psoriasis Treatment

2015-03-17 08:46
potential new psoriasis treatment

A team at Rockefeller University report on a potential new psoriasis treatment that may eventually lead to a cure. This could be great news for the estimated 125 million people around the world who suffer with this autoimmune disease.

Psoriasis is a chronic, noncontagious disease that is typically characterized by patches of thick red skin and white-silvery areas of dead skin cells.

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Gene therapy offers new hope for diabetic neuropathy

2015-03-06 11:57
Gene therapy could help repair diabetes nerve damage

Diabetes can lead to nerve damage known as neuropathy that is painful, permanent, irreversible and progressive. The most common symptoms of peripheral neuropathy that occurs in the extremities is a feeling of numbness and tingling and sharp, stabbing pain, especially in the feet. Researchers at Northwestern University have uncovered a new way to help diabetics get relief from diabetic neuropathy.

Researchers for the study that included 84 patients found patients with diabetes who were given two low dose rounds of a non-viral gene therapy called VM202 reported pain relief for more than a yea

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How lack of sleep could lead to type 2 diabetes

2015-02-22 13:02
Research uncovers why sleep is important for curbing obesity, type 2 diabetes.

A first study helps explain why sleep is so important for curbing obesity and type 2 diabetes. Researchers have uncovered how lack of sleep leads to metabolic problems.

Past studies have linked sleep disorders to weight gain and diabetes but why it happens has been somewhat

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