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Seizure Warnings Posted at 'Incredibles 2'

The Epilepsy Foundation has requested that Disney Pixar posts warnings about “flashing” and “strobe” lights in the film “Incredibles 2” that may cause health problems for people with photosensitive epilepsy, migraines, or other photosensitivities.

By Diane Domina

Can a Plant-Based Diet Help Fight Type 2 Diabetes?

Research suggests that plant-based diets can improve blood glucose control, promote weight loss, and improve cholesterol levels in people with type 2 diabetes.

By Diane Domina

3D Imaging Technique Could Improve Arthritis Treatment

Researchers at the University of Cambridge have designed a new technique to monitor joint damage in people with arthritis and detect tiny changes in the joints – a development that could lead to better understanding about how arthritis progresses.

By Diane Domina

Diabetes Onset After 50 Could Signal Pancreatic Cancer

Recent-onset type 2 diabetes in older African American and Latino adults may be an early sign of pancreatic cancer, according to a new study from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

By Diane Domina

World Health Organization Releases Disease Classification

The new International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11), which identifies health trends and statistics worldwide and contains about 55,000 unique codes for injuries, diseases, and causes of death was released by the WHO.

By Diane Domina

Early to Bed, Early to Rise Equals Less Depression

Middle-aged and older women who naturally go to bed and get up early (early birds) are considerably less likely to be depressed, according to a new observational study.

By Diane Domina

Older Adults With Gout Have Higher Rates of Dementia

Seniors with gout, a painful condition caused by the buildup of uric acid crystals in the joints, have a 17 to 20 percent higher-than-normal risk for dementia, according to a recent study.

By Diane Domina

Religion May Help You Live Longer

Natural lifespan in humans can be affected by a number of factors, in addition to overall health – gender, marital status, and, according to a new study, religious affiliation. Here’s how spirituality affects longevity.

By Diane Domina

Could Lentils Be One Key to Lower Blood Sugar?

Healthy adults can reduce their blood sugar levels by replacing starchy foods like rice and potatoes with lentils, also called pulses or legumes, suggests a small study.

By Diane Domina

Serious Mental Health Problems Raise Diabetes Risk

People with severe mental health conditions, including bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, are more than twice as likely as those without mental health issues to develop type 2 diabetes, report researchers at the University of California.

By Diane Domina