A 3-pronged plan to cut type 2 diabetes risk

(HealthDay)—The type 2 diabetes tide remains unchecked in the United States, as does pre-diabetes—having a blood sugar level higher than normal, but not high enough for a diabetes diagnosis. A U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report found that about 30 million Americans—roughly 10 percent of the population—have type 2 diabetes. What’s more, over 80 million have pre-diabetes, which, […]

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Novel therapy delays muscle atrophy in Lou Gehrig’s disease model

Supplementing a single protein found in the spinal cord could help prevent symptoms of Lou Gehrig’s disease, according to a new study out of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Researchers found high levels of the protein—called mitofusion 2 or Mfn2—prevented nerve degeneration, muscle atrophy, and paralysis in a mouse model of the disease. Since Mfn2 is often depleted […]

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Every Tattoo Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson Have Gotten in Their 2-Month Relationship

Though Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson have only been dating a few months (depending on which timeline you believe), they've already gotten multiple tattoos signifying their love for each other. Tattoos are great ways to mark major life events, honor loved ones, or simply decorate your body with something beautiful, and Grande and Davidson are obviously down to get ink […]

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A gene required for addictive behavior

Cocaine can have a devastating effect on people. It directly stimulates the brain’s reward center, and, more importantly, induces long-term changes to the reward circuitry that are responsible for addictive behaviors. Alban de Kerchove d’Exaerde from the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium, and his colleagues have now uncovered that a gene called Maged1 plays a crucial role in controlling these […]

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Study questions social media in birthing suites

A Victoria University of Wellington study is investigating how the internet and cellphones, particularly social media, affect mothers connecting with their newborn babies. The research is a multidisciplinary study involving Dr. Jayne Krisjanous from Victoria University’s School of Marketing and International Business, Dr. Robyn Maude from the University’s Graduate School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health, and Ph.D. student Marlini Bakri. […]

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