Health

Warning Signs for Type 2 Diabetes May Start Years Before Diagnosis

October 22, 2018

A study out of Japan, published in The Journal of the Endocrine Society and presented at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) Annual Meeting in Berlin, could change how we treat prediabetes — and could potentially help prevent type 2 diabetes. There are over 422 million people living with diabetes across the world, a number that’s […]

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Why YouTube Videos of People Whispering Are Causing ‘Brain Orgasms’

October 15, 2018

The person across from you gently reaches out and ruffles your hair. Their fingers delicately rub and scratch your scalp. They whisper in your ear, the breathiness of their voice is punctuated by the subtle smacking of their tongue and lips. A tingle starts at the back of your neck, moving up the base of […]

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How to Enjoy Sex Again After Breast Cancer Treatment

October 9, 2018

For women experiencing cancer, intimacy is yet another hurdle in which the onus is on them to overcome. “Doctors aren’t always comfortable talking about it so they aren’t necessarily going to bring it up,” Jean Sachs, the chief executive officer of Living Beyond Breast Cancer, told Healthline. In Sachs’ experience, she’s found “a lot of […]

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If You’re Trying to Conceive, Using the Right Lube Is Key

October 5, 2018

Planning to get pregnant can be lots of fun, including the having more sex part. However, sometimes increased intercourse can take a toll on your body. “When patients are trying to conceive, especially if they are [consulting with] a doctor or using a fertility app, most of them are having sex every other day during […]

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Common Industrial Chemicals May Be Making Food Unsafe for Kids

October 3, 2018

How safe is food that’s prepared in factories? Getty Images Alarmed by growing evidence that common industrial chemicals in food can harm a child’s health, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is asking for an overhaul of the regulatory system. “We’re all exposed to these chemicals every day,” Dr. Sheela Sathyanarayana, a pediatrician and co-author of the […]

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Breast Cancer Reconstruction Options: Here’s What 5 Women Chose to Do

October 2, 2018

Women have many options and factors to consider after they have surgery for breast cancer. Getty Images About 266,120 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. Only about 23 percent of women understand all their breast reconstruction options. But new ideas and techniques are providing more choices. “More options are now available to […]

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Some cancer therapies may avert cardiovascular disease

September 29, 2018

Publishing their findings in Cell Reports, the authors describe new insights into the way G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) work within cells to influence inflammation using cellular “waste disposal systems.” Vascular inflammation (inflammation of the blood vessels) is a significant contributing factorin the early phases of atherosclerosis, a disease whereby plaque builds up inside the arteries and which can lead to heart attack, stroke, or […]

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Painful Sex After Menopause: Cheryl Hines Starts a New Conversation

September 27, 2018

In a new video, Emmy-nominated actress Cheryl Hines holds up a mimosa as she toasts to being “50 and fabulous” with a group of girlfriends during brunch. She then tells her friends she got a tattoo, which she admits hurt and the conversation quickly turns into one about a taboo topic — painful sex after […]

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Are Breast Cancer and Vitamin D Deficiency Connected?

September 26, 2018

“For cancer prevention, the American Cancer Society recommends that people achieve and maintain a healthy weight throughout life… For those who are currently overweight or obese, losing even a small amount of weight has health benefits and is a good place to start,” Marji McCullough, ScD, strategic director of nutritional epidemiology at the American Cancer […]

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How Losing Sleep Can Cause You to Pack on the Pounds

September 25, 2018

Lack of sleep can lead to weight gain. Getty Images If you’re looking for another reason to squeeze in more hours of sleep, you might want to pay attention to new research out of Sweden that suggests losing sleep may lead to weight gain. Those who have chronic sleep problems, work irregular shift hours, or […]

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