Testing tool can quickly distinguish between viral and bacterial infections
In a study proving feasibility, researchers showed that their testing technology can accurately distinguish between a viral and a bacterial infection for respiratory illness – a critical difference that determines whether antibiotics are warranted. And, importantly, the test provided results in under an hour. Read more Source: Science Daily
What are the physical symptoms of anxiety?
Anxiety can cause many physical symptoms, such as sweating hands, shaking legs, and a fast heart rate. However, there are several ways to relieve these symptoms. Read more Source: Medical News Today
What’s the Right Amount of Sleep for a Healthy Heart?
There’s a “sweet spot” for the amount of sleep you should get to reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke, new research shows. Read more Source: HealthDay
Relatives’ Colonoscopy Results Could Affect Your Colon Cancer Risk
Having close relatives with colon polyps — which can be precursors of cancer — could mean that you have a higher risk for colon cancer, researchers say. Read more Source: HealthDay
Not Just About Antibodies: Why mRNA COVID Vaccines May Shield From Variants
Two widely used COVID-19 vaccines — Pfizer and Moderna — will likely remain powerfully protective against developing serious illness even if coronavirus variants somehow manage to infect vaccinated patients, new research suggests. Read more Source: HealthDay
Processed diets might promote chronic infections that can lead to disorders such as diabetes
Processed diets, which are low in fiber, may initially reduce the incidence of foodborne infectious diseases such as E. coli infections, but might also increase the incidence of diseases characterized by low-grade chronic infection and inflammation such as diabetes, according to researchers. Read more Source: Science Daily
Once-a-week insulin treatment could be game-changing for patients with diabetes
Treating people with Type 2 diabetes with a new once-a-week injectable insulin therapy proved to be safe and as effective as daily insulin injections, according to the results of two international clinical trials. The studies suggest that the once-weekly treatment could provide a convenient alternative to the burden of daily insulin shots for diabetes patients. […]
What is labile hypertension?
Labile hypertension is when a person’s blood pressure frequently fluctuates between normal and high. While it is normal for a person’s blood pressure to vary throughout the day, with labile hypertension the blood pressure fluctuates more dramatically Read more Source: Medical News Today
Scientists reveal regenerative treatment path for diabetic foot ulcers
A discovery involving multiple teams from across Scripps Research has revealed a powerful new approach for treating diabetic foot ulcers, which affect millions of people in the US and often lead to serious complications. Read more Source: Medical Xpress
Unhealthy in Your 20s? Your Mind May Pay the Price Decades Later
If you’re a 20-something who wants to stay sharp, listen up: A new study suggests poor health habits now may increase your risk of mental decline later in life. Read more Source: HealthDay