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Proper Treatment Can Reduce Diabetic Foot Infections

Foot infections are the most common problems in persons with diabetes. These individuals are predisposed to foot infections because of a compromised vascular supply secondary to diabetes. Local trauma and/or pressure, in addition to micro vascular disease, may result in various diabetic foot infections that run the spectrum from simple, superficial cellulites to chronic osteomyelitis. Read more

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Physical Activity Lowers Psoriasis Risk

Psoriasis is a common skin condition that causes skin redness and irritation. Most people with psoriasis have thick, red skin with flaky, silver-white patches called scales. Psoriasis is very common. Anyone can get it, but it most commonly begins between ages 15 and 35. It is not contagious. You cannot spread it to others. Psoriasis Read more

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Bacterial Communication: The Process Of ‘Quorum Sensing’

Many bacteria are able to sense their own population density, communicate with each other by way of secreted chemical factors, and behave as a population rather than as individual bacteria. This is referred to as cell-to-cell signaling or quorum sensing and plays an important role in pathogenicity and survival for many bacteria. Quorum sensing involves Read more

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Obese Adolescents Respond Poorly To Behavioral Treatments As Against Obese Children

Although rare in the past, obesity is now among the most widespread medical problems affecting children and adolescents living in the developed countries. About 15% of adolescents (12-19 years of age) and children (6-11 years of age) are obese in the United States. Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated Read more

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Summer Games Athletes Often Suffer Agony Of Skin Irritations

Being the mirror, the barometer of an individual’s health, skin is the clue to one’s healthy constitution. “Thrill of victory and the agony of defeat” is what the Olympics are all about but for many Summer Games athletes, there’s also the agony of skin irritations and conditions that can make the journey to the medal Read more

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Gut Microbiota Transplantation May Prevent Development Of Diabetes And Fatty Liver Disease

The human body, consisting of about 10 trillion cells, carries about ten times as many microorganisms in the intestines. Gut microbiota is an assortment of microorganisms inhabiting the length and width of the mammalian gastrointestinal tract. The composition of this microbial community is host specific, evolving throughout an individual’s lifetime and susceptible to both exogenous Read more