University of Oxford researchers are on their way to developing a portable device that could take the sting out of diabetes monitoring and even monitor blood sugar levels.
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Psoriasis is one of the more frustrating skin conditions, as it can be challenging to treat and cause embarrassment. Along with conventional over-the-counter and prescription medications, there is evidence that the herbal remedy curcumin can be effective for treating psoriasis.
New information shows cranberries could help fight potent infections.
Lupus is an autoimmune disease that affects approximately 1.5 million Americans. Certain environmental factors are known triggers for flares, but research indicates there may be help in a common nutrient.
It's that time between summer and Fall. During this transitional time, it's not too hot out and the weather is ideal for long walks with pets. Although it's great to spend time in nature – you should be aware of the increased risks of fleas getting on your canine friend!
Lifestyle and diet changes may be very helpful to those who suffer from IBS, including (potentially) the addition of a supplement called Berberine.
Strong social support is associated with shorter stays in inpatient rehabilitation after being hospitalized.
If you're keeping up with health news, you'd have heard that inflammation can cause many dangerous illnesses – from cancer to autism. But now researchers found that it can make you sad and cause other psychiatric conditions.
Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes that affects the eyes and can lead to blindness. The less controlled your blood sugar – the more likely you are to develop.
It’s no secret that ginger has been used for thousands of years as a natural remedy for various symptoms and health problems, and a growing amount of research is uncovering more reasons why ginger rocks. Here are some of the health benefits of ginger, including the latest study on this natural remedy and inflammatory bowel disease.
Some medical conditions that affect millions still remain a mystery.
Chronic kidney disease usually appears later in life, yet many obese young adults are not aware they are already at risk, according to a new study from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Some of these young adults are at four times higher risk than their normal weight peers.
A new study has cast a large shadow on the no calorie sweetener Splenda, saying that it has been linked to leukemia and other cancers, at least in animals. Since this artificial sweetener is present in so many foods, especially those used by people who are trying to lose weight, is this latest information enough to get you to stop using Splenda?
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has now confirmed new cases of Zika virus in several states across the U.S. and has expanded its travel alert to include the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Dominican Republic. The previous travel alert for pregnant women or women considering getting pregnant included the following destination: in Latin America: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Suriname and Venezuela. In the Caribbean: Barbados, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Martinique, St. Martin and Puerto Rico. Cape Verde, off the coast of western Africa; and Samoa in the South Pacific are also destinations to which the CDC warns travel should be postponed.
The CDC has recently issued travel warnings (level two out of three), especially for pregnant women going to Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean, due to the outbreak of Zika virus in these regions.  The Zika Virus, a type of mosquito-borne flavivirus similar to Dengue fever is associated with birth defects. The alert includes women who are pregnant in any trimester and women who are considering becoming pregnant. 
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, and there’s so much discussion about it that it’s easy to overlook the second most common one—vascular dementia. A recent report in Diabetes Care brought to light the importance of understanding vascular dementia, as it’s been shown that women with type 2 diabetes are at higher risk of developing this form of dementia—rather than Alzheimer’s—than are men.
People suffering from IBS or irritable bowel syndrome often have difficulty controlling symptoms. Now researchers have found therapies that do not include taking medication can have a long-lasting effect. An added perk is that the treatments can save patients money.
Scientists are moving ahead on positive findings from previous research indicating that the traditional Chinese herbal remedy sailuotong may help vascular dementia. Among older adults, vascular dementia is the second most prevalent type of dementia, while Alzheimer’s disease is the first.
University of California San Francisco scientists and physicians have conducted a promising first study that could be a game changer for treating type 1 diabetes. The disease affects approximately 1.26 American children and adults according to the American Diabetes Association. The therapy acts by suppressing the body's immune system that attacks insulin producing beta cells in the pancreas.
Leaky gut syndrome (LGS) has been in the news - a lot - probably because it’s one of the major problems in the world today, affecting millions of people, especially those who eat highly processed foods, sugar, flour, and animal products.
Do you have gas, bloating and frequent infections? you may have leaky gut syndrome. Here are the symptoms and how to heal your gut and feel better.
The story about Kerri Evensen of Wisconsin, who discovered she had a life-threatening aneurysm while undergoing routine testing for her liver donation for her four-year-old son Auden who has alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, has done several things, not least of which is increased awareness of this rare disease. In fact, the state of Ohio had already officially designated November as “Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency Awareness Month” earlier this year.
Everyone has heard the term “superbug” which refers to bacteria, viruses such as HIV and Ebola, parasites, fungi and an ever-increasing list which threaten global health. Superbugs are those that are resistant to treatment. There are many drug resistant bacteria - Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus (VRE), Multi-drug Resistant Tuberculosis (MDR-TB), Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) and Acinetobacter baumannii (CRA), resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae and Strep A, as well as multi-drug resistant Escherichia coli - all of which can be deadly. Even gonorrhea has become multidrug- and cephalosporin-resistant, but, perhaps the most common and well known is methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).
Scientists can be an arrogant lot of people, so it takes proof to humble and change views, yet Dr. John Dick, Senior Scientist at the Princess Margaret Cancer Center, University Health Network (UHN) in Toronto, Canada has done just that. Dr. Dick has worked for over 25 years in stem cell research and molecular genetics. Recently, he and his team discovered that the body’s mechanism by which all blood cells develop, hematopoiesis, does not function the way previously thought. The discovery means that what every person who has studied even basic biology and has learned about blood cell formation since the 1960’s, is incorrect.
Most consumers of health care have at least one story to tell about how they have experienced an illness and were misdiagnosed. A new report highlights the urgency of finding ways to curb the incidence of diagnostic mistakes that researchers say will get worse unless changes are made urgently to reduce errors.
Results of a new study suggest weight loss and exercise may not be the only way to get healthy. Correcting vitamin and mineral deficiencies by eating the right foods might be enough for some people struggling with high cholesterol, high blood pressure or other signs of metabolic syndrome.
Dr Elaina George is a Board Certified Otolaryngologist and host of Medicine on Call is highlighting the role of the food industry and health care reform. George says there is a direct correlation between obesity and chronic illnesses that stem from the food we eat that is being ignored by the government.
Approximately 10 percent of adults experience rosacea, facial redness and chronic inflammation that thus far has no cure. Now the authors of a study from New Zealand suggest a new rosacea treatment shown to be effective involves honey.
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