Diabetes

Diabetes cases soar, 1-in-11 adults affected: doctors

More than 460 million people—1-in-11 adults—now suffer from diabetes, largely brought on by an over-rich lifestyle short on exercise, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) said Thursday.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Endometriosis may be costing us much more than previously thought

Along with significant physical pain, endometriosis also hurts Australian women at the hip pocket, as well as having significant economic effects on society as a whole, a new study published today in PLOS ONE confirms.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How the dengue virus replicates in infected cells

The nonstructural protein 1 (NS1) of the dengue virus interacts with another viral protein called NS4A-2K-4B to enable viral replication, according to a study published May 9 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by Ralf ...

Health

The hazards of living on the right side of a time zone border

The sun both rises and sets later in the western parts of time zones, by about an hour at the extremes. If sunrise in Nashville, Tennessee is 6:30 a.m., it's about 7:30 a.m. in Amarillo, Texas. Similarly, if sunset in Nashville ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

How 'weight bias' is harming us all

People who live in large bodies find themselves the target of fat-phobic and body shaming messages on a daily basis.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New study finds that aging can make it more difficult to swallow

As adults age, they all experience a natural loss of muscle mass and function. A new study finds that as the loss of muscle and function in the throat occurs it becomes more difficult for efficient constriction to occur while ...

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