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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

A strong coffee half an hour before exercising increases fat-burning

Scientists from the Department of Physiology of the University of Granada (UGR) have shown that caffeine (about 3 mg/kg, the equivalent of a strong coffee) ingested half an hour before aerobic exercise significantly increases the rate of fat-burning. Read more Source: Medical Xpress

Many Older Adults Unaware of Potential Side Effects for New Rx

Physicians should spend more time explaining side effects of medications to older patients than discussing dosage information, according to a study published online Feb. 5 in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. Read more Source: HealthDay

Does body fat protect females against heart disease?

A new study by researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles, suggests that the focus for females should be on maintaining or increasing muscle mass rather than losing fat. Read more Source: Medical News Today

The right `5-a-day` mix is 2 fruit and 3 vegetable servings for longer life

Higher consumption of fruits and vegetables is associated with a lower risk of death in men and women, according to data representing nearly 2 million adults. Five daily servings of fruits and vegetables, eaten as 2 servings of fruit and 3 servings of vegetables, may be the optimal amount and combination for a longer life […]

Study of coronavirus variants predicts virus evolving to escape current vaccines

A new study suggests current vaccines and monoclonal antibody therapies provide less neutralizing activity against the U.K. and South Africa variants of SARS-CoV-2. Read more Source: Science Daily

What to know about winter allergies

Exposure to indoor allergens is a common trigger for so-called winter allergies. As people spend more time inside, especially in poorly ventilated areas, they may face more exposure to these allergens, which then may bring about symptoms of winter allergies. Read more Source: Medical News Today