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Insulin Need Set to Rise 20% by 2030, but Access May Be Limited
The need for insulin is expected to rise by 20% between 2018 and 2030 predicts research that provides direct projections of insulin use and disease outcomes among people with type 2 diabetes worldwide. In fact, without major improvements in access ...
'Landmark study' shows brain cells revamp their DNA, perhaps sparking Alzheimer's disease
Unlike most cells in our bodies, the neurons in our brain can scramble their genes, scientists have discovered. This genome tampering may expand the brain's protein repertoire, but it may also promote Alzheimer's disease, their study suggests. “It's ...
No 'consistent connection' between mold problem and adenovirus infections, U-Md. says
The University of Maryland sought this week to assuage concerns that adenovirus infections at the school might be tied to mold exposure, writing that it appeared there was “no consistent connection” between the two health concerns. A U-Md. student died ...
Hepatitis A case confirmed in worker at restaurant in Disney Springs complex, officials say
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - A hepatitis A infection has been identified in a food service worker at the Morimoto Asia restaurant at Walt Disney World's Disney Springs complex, the Florida Department of Health said Wednesday evening. >> Read more trending ...
Healthy Living: CDC forms task force to investigate polio-like illness
So far this year, there have been 106 confirmed cases of Acute Flaccid Myelitis , or AFM nationwide. That's according to the Centers for Disease Control . As a result and after public pressure, especially from parents with kids affected by AFM, the CDC ...
Chickenpox Outbreak In NC School: Why You Should Get The Chickenpox Vaccine
Gee, what could possibly happen in a school where most of the kids don't get the chickenpox vaccine? How about a chickenpox outbreak? This week that school has been the Asheville Waldorf School, a private school in North Carolina. According to Sam ...
Probiotics Found To Be Ineffective For Easing Symptoms Of Kids' Stomach Bugs
Many parents give their kids probiotics when they get stomach bugs. But do these supplements really help curb the vomiting and diarrhea? The answer — at least for two popular probiotics — appears to be: No. "We have shown in two very large and ...
New experimental drug offers hope for those with peanut allergies
A new experimental drug may help allergy sufferers lead more normal lives. The drug, called AR101, is seeking FDA approval, and a new study has shown the results it produces in kids and teens. It doesn't cure the peanut allergy, but it allows those who ...
Up to 80 people are diagnosed with deadly swine flu - as experts fear fresh pandemic in Australia
Close to 100 people have been diagnosed with the deadly swine flu in Australia's Northern Territory this month, sparking fears a fresh pandemic is on the horizon. The 2009 outbreak of the H1N1 virus claimed around 191 Australians lives, and this time ...
Third international AIDS conference opens in Tehran
TEHRAN — Third International Conference and the 7th National AIDS Seminar is taking place in Tehran from November 21 to 23, ISNA quoted the conference's scientific director as saying. Early diagnosis of AID/HIV patients, educational and preventive ...