Diabetes can accelerate the development of atherosclerosis, a condition in which the arteries harden. According to a new study in mouse models, increasing the levels of some forms of cholesterol could help treat this condition. New research suggests that increasing levels of better quality ‘good’ cholesterol could make all the difference in fighting atherosclerosis. Research
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Every tissue in the human body has an immune cell in it called a macrophage. Macrophages play important roles in the immune system’s initial response to bacteria, viruses and wounds. But beyond that, each tissue macrophage also has specialized functions, tuned to the needs of that particular tissue. For example, macrophages in the brain, called
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Loose or sagging skin occurs when internal or external factors affect the key molecules that help keep the skin elastic, firm, and hydrated. Most people start to experience skin laxity, or loosening, between the ages of 35 and 40 years. Skin laxity that occurs with age is mostly due to a loss of collagen networks,
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A new test to determine whether antibiotics will be effective against certain bacterial infections is helping physicians make faster and better prescription treatment choices. “Randomized Clinical Trial Evaluating Clinical Impact of RAPid Identification and Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing for Gram-Negative Bacteremia (RAPIDS-GN),” is the largest study to evaluate the clinical impact of rapid blood culture diagnostics
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People take Xanax to treat anxiety and panic disorders. Taking too much Xanax can cause mild to serious side effects, and taking other drugs along with Xanax can increase the risk of overdose. The generic name of Xanax is alprazolam. Along with its use for anxiety, some people use Xanax for sleeplessness, premenstrual disorder, and
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A few years ago, scientists in Sweden sparked a heated debate when they published research suggesting that taking antioxidant supplements, such as vitamin E, could make cancer more invasive. Their revelations challenged the belief that antioxidants can help fight cancer. New research shows how antioxidants fuel the spread of lung cancer. Now, two independent Cell
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Medullary thyroid cancer is a rare type of thyroid cancer. The first sign of it is usually the appearance of a painless lump in the front of a person’s neck. If caught early, this cancer is often very treatable. In this article, we examine what medullary thyroid cancer or MTC is, and the early signs
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President Donald Trump speaks to the press in the Oval Office of the White House on October 2, 2019 in Washington, DC. Brendan Smialowski | AFP | Getty Images President Donald Trump is expected to issue an executive order Thursday making changes to the Medicare program to “protect” Americans from Democratic health-care proposals senior administration
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MADRID — Triple therapy delivered in a single inhaler improved lung function and reduced exacerbations in patients with asthma poorly controlled with inhaled corticosteroid (ICS)-plus long-acting beta-agonist (LABA) treatment, a researcher reported here. In the double-blind, parallel-group phase III trials TRIMARAN and TRIGGER, the addition of a long-acting muscarinic antagonist to inhaled ICS-LABA also showed
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A new study of recent trends in colorectal cancer in the United States confirms that rates among those under the age of 50 years are rising. The findings also reveal that diagnoses of colorectal cancer in younger adults are more likely to be of advanced disease. New research finds that the rate of young people
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Do you want to live to be 100 years old? Well, the woman you’re about to meet passed that century mark…more than a decade ago. Anna Stoehr is one of the oldest people in the world. The U.S. Census released a report that shows in the year 2010, there were more than 53,000 people 100
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Procrastination is a common affliction. Here are 7 steps to cure your self to stop procrastinating! ~~Relevant links~~ Pomodoro technique: https://youtu.be/mNBmG24djoY Personality type and study hacks: https://youtu.be/H4rhSvqPM3s Self-discipline: https://youtu.be/ACYHERGmais Med School Insiders newsletter: https://medschoolinsiders.com Step 1 video (with detailed schedule): https://youtu.be/oPZewnPQkkw We examine the motivation equation by Piers Steel Motivation = (Expectancy * Value) /
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If you buy something through a link on this page, we may earn a small commission. How this works. Cardamom is a spice that people have used for centuries both in cooking and as a medicine. Originally a common ingredient in Middle Eastern and Arabic foods, cardamom has also gained popularity in the west. Cardamom
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Xanax is a benzodiazepine, which is a class of drug that can treat anxiety and panic disorders. It typically takes less than an hour to begin working and has a calming, relaxing effect. Xanax contains the compound alprazolam. The effects of the Xanax come on quickly and disappear rapidly. Some people take the drug recreationally
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A first-of-its-kind study led by researchers at LSU Health New Orleans Schools of Public Health and Medicine found that asthma may protect against obesity among African American female adolescents living in disadvantaged neighborhoods. The findings are published in Obesity Science & Practice. The researchers investigated the intersection of obesity, neighborhood disadvantage, and asthma among African
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Anyone who engages in oral sex with somebody who has a sexually transmitted disease can contract the disease themselves. Oral sex refers to when a person puts their mouth, tongue, or lips on the genitals or anus of another person. Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) that people can pass on through oral sex can infect multiple
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Gorodenkoff | iStock | Getty Images The Food and Drug Administration issued a warning to consumers Tuesday about potentially serious cybersecurity flaws in some medical devices that could allow hackers take control of them remotely. Medical devices that use third-party, decades-old software called IPnet are at risk, the FDA said. The regulator said it’s not sure
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Unexplained weight loss occurs when people lose weight without changing their diet or exercise routine. Most people are very aware of the dangerous consequences of weight gain, and many articles focus on ways to lose weight. However, unintended weight loss can also jeopardize a person’s health or indicate an underlying medical condition. People may gain
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There’s nothing quite like it. The feeling of nausea you get after you eat something that doesn’t agree with you. Now imagine dealing with that sickly feeling 24/7. Unfortunately, that’s reality for diabetics who have what’s called gastroparesis. Their stomachs don’t empty normally and treatments often don’t work. But thanks to doctors at Mayo Clinic,
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This brief tutorial goes over how to create the 10 Question card format shown in a prior video (https://youtu.be/7K2StK7e3ww). The 10 question card format is a custom format that you must create on your own. Alternative methods for similar functionality come with the Image Occlusion 2.0 and Enhanced plugins. Image Occlusion 2.0: https://youtu.be/aYAMkwBdOas Image Occlusion
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