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Treating Crohn’s Sooner, More Aggressively Greatly Improves Outcomes: Study

In a finding that suggests sooner is better than later, a new trial shows that giving advanced treatment early to Crohn’s patients can dramatically improve their gut health. About 80% of those who got therapy with an immune-suppressing drug called infliximab shortly after their Crohn’s diagnosis experienced an improvement in their symptoms and inflammatory markers […]

8-hour time-restricted eating linked to a 91% higher risk of cardiovascular death

Restricting eating to a brief 8-hour window daily could result in a higher risk of death from heart attack and stroke, according to a new study. Researchers report that people who practice this time-restricted eating plan also had poorer outcomes if they had existing cardiovascular disease or cancer. Read more Source: Medical News Today

Nerve Treatment Could Help Ease Diabetic Neuropathy

A surgical treatment used to treat conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome and back sciatica might also help relieve the pain of patients with diabetic neuropathy, a new study finds. Read more Source: HealthDay

New studies suggest millions with mild cognitive impairment go undiagnosed, often until it’s too late

Mild cognitive impairment—an early stage of dementia—is widely underdiagnosed in people 65 and older. That is the key takeaway of two recent studies Read more Source: Medical Xpress

Do You Need to Take Supplements If You Eat a Healthy Diet?

Vitamin supplements are a big business, with Americans spending roughly $45 billion out of more than $177 billion worldwide on pills, gummies and powders meant to boost health. Read more Source: HealthDay

Can I get sick from my pet?

Cuddly, friendly, fun: Your pet brings so much to your life, but experts warn that, in rare cases, they can also bring illness. Read more Source: Medical Xpress

Efficacy and safety of tirzepatide in overweight and obese individuals with type 1 diabetes

A new study published in the journal Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics has evaluated the use of tirzepatide in overweight/obese adults with type 1 diabetes. Tirzepatide is approved for managing type 2 diabetes. It improves glucose control, facilitates weight loss, and improves cardiovascular disease outcomes. Read more Source: Medical Xpress

Analysis shows adults younger than 40 with ideal heart health had lower heart disease, stroke and kidney disease risk

An analysis of health data for nearly 4 million young adults in Korea found that those who had ideal cardiovascular health had about a 65% lower risk of developing heart disease, stroke or kidney disease later in life compared to people with low heart health scores, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart […]

Latest COVID Vaccine Shields Against Current Dominant Strain

In some good news for those folks who rolled up their sleeves for the latest COVID vaccine last fall, new government research shows the updated shots halve the chances of getting a symptomatic infection. Read more Source: HealthDay

Recognizing when someone is having a seizure—and how you can help during those first critical moments

Approximately 1 in 26 people develop epilepsy, a condition in which someone experiences recurring and unprovoked seizures. But experiencing a seizure does not always mean a person has epilepsy. Seizures can be provoked by acute head injuries, alcohol withdrawal and high blood sugar, among other things. Approximately 1 in 10 people will experience a seizure […]