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Chubby Babies Are Born To Vitamin D Deficient Mothers

Decreased vitamin D status is common among young women in the UK, and although women are recommended to take an additional 10g/day of vitamin D in pregnancy, supplementation is currently not routine. Insufficient levels of vitamin D have been associated to obesity in children and adults, but not much is known regarding how a mother’s Read more

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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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C-Section Delivery Increases The Chance Of Childhood Obesity

Childhood obesity is one of the most serious public health challenges of the 21st century. Childhood obesity is a condition where excess body fat negatively affects a child’s health or wellbeing. Overweight and obese children are likely to stay obese into adulthood and childhood obesity can lead to life-threatening conditions including diabetes, high blood pressure, 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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Blood Pressure Can Be Lowered By Renal Denervation in CKD Patients

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a common disorder where blood pressure remains abnormally elevated for a sustained period of time. Although an asymptomatic condition, when left untreated, chronic hypertension can significantly increase the risk of heart attack, stroke, heart failure, kidney disease and death, posing serious health risks to those suffering from the disease. Read more

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Want To Live Longer? Keep Your Waist Less Than Half Of Height

A couple of pounds of extra body fat are not a health risk for most people. But when people keep up a pattern of eating more calories than they burn, more and more fat builds up in their bodies. Overweight and obesity are both labels for ranges of weight that are greater than what is 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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Drop Out Of Diet Programs Is Higher For Younger People

Itrim is a network of conveniently located centers that offer a one-stop solution for one of the world’s biggest challenges. Founded in Sweden in 2003, Itrim has helped thousands of people lose weight and keep it off. The combination of well designed and personalized weight loss plans, coaching and a combined approach of eating and Read more

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Avastin And Lucentis Are Equally Effective For Wet AMD

Age-related macular degeneration, often called AMD or ARMD, is the leading cause of vision loss and blindness among Americans who are age 65 and older. AMD is degeneration of the macula, which is the part of the retina responsible for the sharp, central vision needed to read or drive. Because the macula primarily is affected Read more

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PSA Screening To Detect Prostate Cancer Can Benefit Younger And At-Risk Men

Prostate cancer screening is an attempt to identify individuals with prostate cancer in a broad segment of the population—those for whom there is no reason to suspect prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is a disease which only affects men. Cancer begins to grow in the prostate – a gland in the male reproductive system. Prostate cancer Read more

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Non-invasive Brain Imaging Technique For Alzheimer

Alzheimer’s disease has become a silent tsunami in the aging population. Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive neurological disease of the brain leading to the irreversible loss of neurons and the loss of intellectual abilities, including memory and reasoning, which become severe enough to impede social or occupational functioning. Alzheimer’s disease is also known as simply Read more

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Stroke Patients Not Getting Proper And Timely Diagnose

If facts and figures are looked at carefully then it can be said that in U.S less than half of patients with acute stroke symptoms did not receive a brain scan within recommended guidelines. This is coming from the hospitals who are actively participating in a national quality improvement program, so rates in non-participating hospitals Read more