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Type 2 Diabetes: What is it? Symptoms and Diagnosis

Type 2 Diabetes: What is it? Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, and More...
Type 2 diabetes (diabetes mellitus type 2) is a metabolic disorder which is characterised by high blood sugar, resistance to insulin, and a relative lack of insulin. When an individual has this disease, the body is not efficient in converting the carbohydrates found in food to energy. The result is a build up of...

Just a “senior moment” or something more? Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease

Just a "senior moment" or something more? Symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease
Alzheimer's disease is a condition which progresses slowly over the years and, as a result, the symptoms are often confused with other conditions such as old age. It is not possible to predict the rate at which symptoms will progress as it is different for each individual person but if the symptoms are observed to...

Lifestyle changes that help to cut the risk of type 2 diabetes

Lifestyle changes that help to cut the risk of type 2 diabetes
Type 2 diabetes affects approximately 3.5 million people in the UK and some 30 million people in the USA. It's thought to cost around £20bn per year in the UK and almost $300bn in the USA in direct and indirect costs - an incredible amount of money when one considers that the condition is...

5 brain foods that will help you to concentrate better

5 brain foods that will help you to concentrate better
A quick brew might be the first thing that most people reach for when they need that sudden jolt of energy to start their day but it's unlikely that it will be enough to fight off drowsiness for hours on end. And whilst there are no foods which can offer a "quick fix" for...

5 breakfast items to help boost your testosterone

5 breakfast items to help boost your testosterone
Besides your post-workout meal, breakfast is probably the most important meal of your day and there are a number of foods that you can eat which will help to boost your testosterone levels. Five of these testosterone-boosting foods are listed here. TESTOSTERONE BOOSTER #1 : ORGANIC FREE RANGE EGGS Organic free range eggs contain vitamin D...

5 secrets for healthy weight loss

5 secrets for healthy weight loss
If you are trying to lose weight it is important that you look at ways of improving your lifestyle instead of looking for a quick fix or a rapid weight loss diet. Making the right lifestyle changes won't only help you lose weight, they will also help you to keep it off. In order to...

7 natural ways to tune your testosterone

7 natural ways to tune your testosterone
Levels of testosterone begin to slip naturally when an individual hits the ripe young age of 30. Testosterone, the hormone which helps males to maintain their virility and vitality, drops by about 1% per year after this age. When this happens, a person notices a noticeable loss of energy, decreased libido, irritation, anger, and...

Carbohydrates and Diabetes

Carbohydrates and Diabetes
The human body uses three main sources of energy: carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. The ability to run, swim, ski, and generally survive results from the ability of the body to extract energy from food. Each of the different fuel sources - carbohydrates, protein, and fat - follow different metabolic pathways in the body but...

What can you do about high blood sugar levels in the morning?

What can you do about high blood sugar levels in the morning?
Generally a person will wake up in the morning and their blood sugar will be slightly elevated. This "dawn phenomenon" is the result of normal hormonal changes which cause the body to create insulin regardless of whether or not a person has diabetes. Whilst a person is asleep, the body produces growth hormones, cortisol,...

Spread of sarcomatoid malignant pleural mesothelioma reduced by platinum-based drug

Spread of sarcomatoid malignant pleural mesothelioma reduced by platinum-based drug
Researchers at the University of Salento in Italy have discovered a platinum-based drug that has shown to be more effective in reducing the growth of the most aggressive type of mesothelioma cancer cells, sarcomatoid malignant pleural mesothelioma, than cisplatin, the drug which is currently most widely used. The drug, Ptac2S was shown in the study...

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