Nutrition is at the core of health management. Without good nutrition, people face a much greater risk of developing health problems. In a new report, the World Health Organization urge all health services to place nutrition guidelines front and center going forward. The top concern of the World Health Organization (WHO) is achieving affordable and
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Doctors will usually prescribe stimulant drugs, such as Ritalin, Concerta, or Vyvanse, for treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. However, not everyone can tolerate these stimulant medications. Nonstimulant treatments, such as Wellbutrin, are common alternatives that doctors can prescribe to people with ADHD. Wellbutrin is an antidepressant that researchers have tested for the treatment
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Glycosuria is a condition in which a person’s urine contains more sugar, or glucose, than it should. It typically occurs due to high blood sugar levels or kidney damage. Glycosuria is a common symptom of both type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes. Renal glycosuria occurs when a person’s kidneys are damaged. It is a
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Cataracts are cloudy or opaque areas on the lens of the eye. These cloudy areas may affect a person’s vision. Cataracts are slow forming. They usually develop in people aged 55 years and older, though younger people can also develop cataracts. There is no known way to prevent cataracts from forming but wearing sunglasses and
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Researchers have identified previously undetectable biomarkers that could help diagnose and direct the treatment of a rare autoimmune disease. Autoimmune conditions are a class of disease in which a person’s immune system produces antibodies to attack tissues in the body. There are many types of autoimmune disease, and in a recent study, researchers focused specifically
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New research may have found the answer to a question that has preoccupied scientists for years: What makes melanoma become ‘aggressive and violent’? The answer brings with it some important therapeutic implications. Despite making up only 1% of all skin cancers, melanoma is the cause of most skin cancer-related deaths. According to American Cancer Society
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How prevalent and preventable is death from sepsis? A new study, recently published in the journal JAMA Network Open, investigates. Sepsis is a potentially fatal condition that develops from the body’s overactive response to an infection. According to the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, over 1 million people in the United States develop severe
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Periumbilical pain is a painful sensation around the belly button. It is a common complaint, and because many conditions can cause it, it may be challenging for doctors to diagnose. In this article, we explore the causes and treatment of periumbilical pain. Also, we will review when a person should seek emergency medical attention.  
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FDA warning: Thyroid cancer This drug has a boxed warning. This is the most serious warning from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). A boxed warning alerts doctors and patients about drug effects that may be dangerous. In animals, Ozempic can increase the risk of thyroid tumors. It’s not known if Ozempic has this effect
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Leg cramps at night, or nocturnal leg cramps, are common and can occur due to inactivity during the day, tired muscles, or certain medical conditions. Leg cramps, also called charley horses, are uncontrolled spasms in the muscles of the leg that may be painful. They typically occur in the calf muscles, though they may also
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New research reinforces the idea that the absence of certain bacteria in the gut can cause food allergy, a condition that affects millions of people. The study also suggests that replenishing key gut bacteria could offer a way to treat food allergy. Scientists at Boston Children’s Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, also in Boston,
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Women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or trying to conceive need more of certain vitamins and minerals than other people, especially folic acid. Some women with very healthy and varied diets may already get enough essential nutrients through their diet. But many women take prenatal supplements to ensure they are getting a full range of vitamins
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What is Ilumya? Ilumya (tildrakizumab-asmn) is a brand-name prescription medication that’s used to treat moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. It’s prescribed for adults who are eligible for systemic therapy (drugs given by injection or taken by mouth) or phototherapy (light therapy). Ilumya is a type of drug called a monoclonal antibody. A monoclonal antibody is
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Calorie restriction, especially in combination with exercise, can make bones smaller and weaker, according to new research in mice. In contrast, exercising while on a full calorie diet can benefit bone health, say the researchers. They describe their investigation and its results in a recent Journal of Bone and Mineral Research paper. “These findings were
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New research suggests that flu vaccines can help keep heart attacks and strokes at bay in people with hypertension. Although the flu is a common illness, the burden of this condition in the United States is considerable. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), influenza results in up to 960,000 hospitalizations and
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