Children up to 2.5 times more likely to develop diabetes after Covid infection

(Jake Smith. Prevention) — Children who contract COVID-19 are significantly more likely to develop type 1 or type 2 diabetes more than 30 days following their illness than their peers who weren’t infected, according to a major new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The research reviewed data collected from over 2.5 million pediatric patients […]

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Vaccine designed to prevent triple-negative breast cancer undergoes trial

(Jennifer Bearne/Healio) –– Researchers at Cleveland Clinic have initiated a first-of-its-kind study of a vaccine designed to ultimately prevent triple-negative breast cancer — the deadliest form of the disease. The phase 1 study will determine the maximum tolerated dose of the vaccine in patients with early stage, triple-negative breast cancer and evaluate immune response to the vaccine. The FDA […]

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Olive oil linked to lower death risks from Alzheimer’s disease

(Mike Snyder/ USA Today) — Adding olive oil to your diet could lower your risk of Alzheimer’s disease, cardiovascular disease and cancer, new research suggests. The health benefits of olive oil have long been touted – olive oil is packed with healthy fats, nutrients and antioxidants – and it’s a vital ingredient of the Mediterranean diet. This new research, […]

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10 foods to help beat rheumatoid arthritis inflammation

(Beth Levine, Michele Bloomquist/ Everyday Health) — The most troubling symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis — pain, stiffness, and swelling — stem from the same source: inflammation. What to do? Part of the answer may involve your diet. Findings from a study published in April 2021 in Arthritis Research & Therapy, showed that patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) had significantly more pro-inflammatory […]

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76 top self-care tips for taking care of you during the pandemic

(Sarah DiGiulio, Elizabeth Millard, Jessica Migala/ Everyday Health) –– Are you feeling a little under-self-cared-for? Many things can get in the way of us taking care of ourselves, including family caregiving responsibilities, work, social commitments, and more. But, ultimately, when we do take care of ourselves and our needs is when we’re best able to […]

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What is postmenopausal osteoporosis?

(Medical News Today) –– Osteoporosis is a condition that makes the bones weak and fragile, increasing a person’s risk of fractures. Menstruating individuals have a higher risk of developing osteoporosis after menopause. When a person reaches menopause — which causes menstruation to slow and eventually stop — their levels of the hormones estrogen and progesterone […]

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Alcohol should have cancer warning labels, say doctors and researchers

(Ioanna Roumeliotis, Brenda Whitmer/ CBC News) — It’s not a secret, but it may as well be. Few Canadians know the truth, and few may want to hear it: Alcohol, any amount of alcohol, can cause cancer. There is no safe amount, and the calls to inform Canadians are growing. “Even drinking one drink a day […]

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Why hospitalizations of kids — and infants — could keep rising as Omicron spreads

(Lauren Pelley/ CBC News) — Kids and teens — and even newborns — are now among the rising number of Canadians being hospitalized with COVID-19 as Omicron infections keep surging across the country to unprecedented levels. Multiple hospitals recently began seeing an uptick in young patients infected with the coronavirus, CBC News has learned, including […]

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Dementia-preventing nasal spray moves to human trials

(Rich Haridy/ New Atlas) — Scientists from Osaka City University are reporting successful preclinical tests of a novel nasal spray designed to prevent the neurodegeneration associated with dementia. The spray combines two cheap, pre-existing drugs and was found to improve cognitive function in several different mouse models of dementia. The new study, published in the […]

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10 tips to manage stress

(Melinda Ratini/ Web MD) — These days it’s hard not to get overwhelmed once in a while. Between juggling work, family, and other commitments, you can become too stressed out and busy. But you need to set time aside to unwind or your mental and physical health can suffer. Learning how to manage your stress takes practice, […]

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