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Reverse type 2 diabetes – THIS is how much weight you should lose to cure condition

Type 2 diabetes is generally perceived as incurable, but for many patients it can be reversed with sustained weight loss of around 15kg, experts have revealed in the BMJ. Louise McCombie at the University of Glasgow and colleagues have said some patients and doctors might not realise that type 2 diabetes can be reversed. The team has cal… Daily Express ...

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Lady Gaga chronic illness: What is singer’s fibromyalgia condition?

Fibromyalgia – also called fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) – is a long-term condition that causes all-over body pain. This week Lady Gaga revealed that she suffers from the debilitating condition. The 31-year-old singer wrote on Twitter: “In our documentary the #chronicillness #chronicpain I deal w/ is #Fibromyalgia I wish to help raise awareness & connect people who have it.” In the ...

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Diabetes breakthrough: Caffeine kick could help sufferers live a LONGER life

A new study found that regular caffeine consumption was linked to women living longer compared to those who drank no caffeine at all. The research, presented at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes annual meeting in Lisbon, found no such association between caffeine and men with diabetes. In the study, experts from the University of Porto and colleagues ...

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An active sex life improves brain power in older adults

Older adults who lead an active sex life are more likely to have increased cognitive function, according to a new Oxford University research collaboration. The study which was conducted in partnership with the University of Coventry, found that people over the age of fifty, who engaged in above average levels of sexual activity, scored higher in a series of tests ...

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Lifestyle changes key to reducing cardiovascular disease

Regular and early lifestyle changes key to reducing type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease in young South Asians, study suggests Regular and early one-to-one educational sessions on healthy diet and lifestyle could reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD) in young South Asians, a new research published today in BMC Medicine suggests. Unlike previous studies which have ...

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Multiple sclerosis: Simple blood test for vitamin D could soon predict woman's risk

Examining levels of the “sunshine vitamin” in the blood may help predict whether a person is at risk of developing the crippling condition which effects the central nervous system, according to a new study. Around 100,000 people in Britain have MS which normally gets diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 40. Study author Doctor Kassandra Munger, of the Harvard ...

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Blood cancer warning: Only a third of people in UK know THESE three common deadly types

Someone is diagnosed with blood cancer in the UK every 14 minutes. There are over a hundred different types that currently affect around 230,000 individuals. However, less than a third of people know the most common forms of blood cancer, including lymphoma and multiple myeloma. In fact, one in three blood cancer patients had never heard of their specific type ...

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Functions at old age influenced by previous lifestyle

“Which factors increase the chance of aging with well-maintained functions?” Older men who never smoked, avoided obesity and had held a healthy Mediterranean-inspired diet have good chances of maintaining their independence at a very high age. These findings were shown in a study conducted at the Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences at Uppsala University. The study started in ...

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