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Vitamin D deficiency common in kids with type 1 diabetes

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Researchers now urge every person with type 1 diabetes to have their blood vitamin D level tested. Vitamin D is important for strengthening your bones because it helps calcium to enter your skeleton. However, in recent years researchers have discovered that vitamin D has roles in immune health, glucose metabolism, cardiovascular health and even has a significant role in survival …

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Food labels may show how much exercise to do to burn off calories

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Would you still eat a chocolate bar if you knew you had to walk for an hour to burn off the calories? Researchers in Britain believe people will cut down their consumption of junk food if they realise exactly how long they’d need to exercise afterwards in order to avoid weight gain. Most people don’t pay much attention to calorie …

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Your waist size predicts your heart disease risk

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Among type 2 diabetics, carrying excess weight on the belly is a bigger heart disease risk factor than BMI. This study was released at the American College of Cardiology conference in Chicago and was conducted on 200 people with type 2 diabetes who didn’t show any symptoms of heart disease. The scientists found that people with a larger waist circumference …

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The incidence of testicular cancer has tripled in the past 50 years

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According to the American Cancer Society, more than 8,500 cases of testicular cancer are diagnosed every year in the United States. Over the past 50 years the incidence has tripled in Caucasian men throughout the world. The average age at diagnosis of testicular cancer is 33 years. In the USA 1 in every 263 males develops the disease. Fortunately, testicular …

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Chewing gum can trigger headaches

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Research shows that teenagers and younger children who chew gum may be giving themselves migraines or tension headaches. This is an interesting finding that can save children a lot of stress, pain and the need for medication. This particular study was only carried out on children and teenagers, at Meir Medical Center’s Child Neurology Unit and Child Development Center and …

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Female Viagra a disappointment

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A recent study of the female version of Viagra called flibanserin showed that an additional half a satisfying sexual encounter per month is all that women can look forward to when taking the new drug. Side effects such as dizziness, nausea and fatigue caused many of the women to drop out of the clinical trial. This study reveals that evidence …

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Coffee may help to protect against multiple sclerosis

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Research shows drinking more than 4 cups of coffee daily reduces the risk of multiple sclerosis. The research was published in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry. Coffee has a lot of health benefits. It’s able to reduce the production of inflammatory chemicals by the immune system, and this is how researchers believe it helps to protect against MS. …

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Biased information from drug companies is costing hundreds of thousands of lives

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Pharmaceutical companies are intentionally misinforming doctors about the effectiveness of drugs, and this is causing death or serious adverse effects. Currently in the UK, one in three elderly patients admitted to hospital are there due to an adverse drug reaction. According to Dr Aseem Malhotra, an NHS cardiologist and a trustee of the King’s Fund health think tank, there is …

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Cell phones are cooking men’s sperm

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Men who keep cell phones in their pocket are significantly more likely to suffer with infertility. A new study has shown that having a cell phone close to the testicles or within a foot or two of the body can lower sperm counts to the point where conception becomes difficult. This has led fertility experts to caution men over their …

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Garcinia Cambogia – is it safe?

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Recently a weight loss shake containing garcinia and green tea was in the news – not for good reasons however! The weight loss shake was taken by an Australian man who developed liver failure and required a liver transplant. The weight loss supplement was blamed and the question was – is it the garcinia, the green tea or whatever else …

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