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Diabetes Weakens Bones in Seniors

Although older adults with type 2 diabetes are more likely than their peers without the condition to have normal or higher-than-normal bone density, a new study suggests they are actually at increased risk for fractures. The study was conducted by re...

Is the World Running Out of Antibiotics?

A new report from the World Health Organization (WHO) indicates there’s a serious lack of new antibiotics in development to fight the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance. According to the WHO, most of the medicines currently being developed ar...

Heart Risks Are Higher in Cancer Survivors

People with a history of cancer are less likely to receive recommended medications and interventions for heart attack, according to research published in European Heart Journal: Acute Cardiovascular Care.1. Results of the study also suggest people wh...

New Skin Patch Measures Glucose Levels during Exercise

Scientists at Binghamton University in New York have developed a sensor designed to be worn on the skin that could one day allow people with diabetes to monitor their glucose levels while exercising. According to researchers, current methods, which i...

Study Shows Thinking Triggers ADHD Symptoms

Why does a child with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have trouble sitting through the school day or focusing on homework without squirming and fidgeting, while he or she can watch a movie or play video games for hours without difficu...

Caring for a Sick Pet Can Harm Your Mental Health

Caregiving for a loved one or family member, though often rewarding, can be extremely stressful and take a toll on mental health. The same is true for caregivers of a chronically ill pet, according to a new study. Results of the study were recently p...

Music Changes Our Perception of Touch

Music is widespread in every culture in the world. It can evoke positive group feelings and may even play an important role in our ability to live together in large groups. After all, it has been said (first, by English playwright and poet William Co...

How Sodium Boosts Diabetes Risk

Previous research has suggested that a diet high in sodium increases type 2 diabetes risk. Now, a new study provides more information about the connection between salt in the diet and an increased risk for diabetes and another metabolic condition cal...

Research Reveals Key to Healthy Blood Pressure

Controlling blood pressure is important for good health. High blood pressure – often called the “silent killer” because it does not cause obvious symptoms – is a leading preventable cause of death, increasing the risk for heart disease, stroke, and o...

September is Sepsis Awareness Month

Get Ahead of Sepsis is a national program from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) designed to help prevent infections that may lead to sepsis, and improve early recognition, diagnosis, and treatment of this life-threatening conditio...