High-Salt Diet May Double Diabetics' Heart Disease Risk
A salt shaker lies on table, with salt spilling out.
July 22nd, 2014
It's not only sugar that raises alarms in diabetes. Having a high-salt diet may double the risk of developing heart disease in people with diabetes, according to a new study from Japan.
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New Schizophrenia Gene Links Uncovered
An artist's image shows a stormy human mind.
July 21st, 2014
Researchers have identified 83 new gene variants that are linked with the risk of schizophrenia, according to a new study. Many of the gene variations are common, and are found in healthy people, the researchers said.
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Doctors Can Help Identify Child Sex Trafficking in US
Isolated teen
July 21st, 2014
Child sex trafficking crimes occur each day in the United States, and doctors can play a role in identifying victims, getting them care, and ultimately preventing such crimes, researchers say.
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Antioxidant Supplements Don't Fight Cancer, Research Suggests
Miniature fresh fruits and vegetables are depicted as spilling out of a vitamin bottle.
July 22nd, 2014
Although antioxidant have been thought to fight cancer, emerging research shows they don't have this effect. Now, scientists are trying to explain why antioxidants may not lower people's cancer risk.
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Malaysia Airlines Disaster Could Be Setback for AIDS Research
The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV, in green), infecting a cell. Image taken with an electron scanning microscope.
July 21st, 2014
The HIV/AIDS community expressed sadness today over the loss of prominent AIDS researchers and activists who were aboard flight MH17, saying that the tragedy could also be a setback for research in the field.
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Heart Attacks Strike Young Women Harder Than Men
A young woman talks with her doctor
July 21st, 2014
Women make up a quarter of heart attack patients among the relatively young, but they fare worse than men.
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Boy's Ear Problems Had Rare Cause: Gut Disease
A child's ear
July 18th, 2014
A 10-year-old boy suffered from ear pain and hearing problems for years before doctors were finally able to crack the case.
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When is Sleepiness Due to Narcolepsy?
Narcoleptic patient sleeping, narcolepsy, sleep study
July 22nd, 2014
Narcolepsy is real, and serious — one of many sleep disorders that afflict Americans.
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Probiotics May Lower Blood Pressure
A cup of greek yogurt
July 21st, 2014
Eating food with "good bacteria" or taking probiotics supplements may help reduce blood pressure, according to a new analysis.
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HIV Diagnoses Drop in US Overall, But Increase in Young Gay Men
The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV, in green), infecting a cell. Image taken with an electron scanning microscope.
July 20th, 2014
The number of people diagnosed with HIV each year in the United States has declined overall in the last decade, but there have been increases in among young gay men, a new study finds.
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