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The link between diabetes and cancer in women

Nearly half of American adults have diabetes or prediabetes. Diabetes increases the risk of heart disease (the most common diabetes complication) by about four times in women but only about two times in men, and women have worse outcomes after a heart attack. Epidemiologic...

source: By Dorothy L. Tengler
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Sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise in the United States. Last year, 2.3 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis were diagnosed — 200,000 more than the previous record number, from 2016, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control...

source: The Washington Post

Patients with HIV are living longer thanks to advances in antiretroviral therapy. A study published in The Lancet HIV found that between 1996 and 2010, the life expectancy of 20-year-olds treated for HIV increased by nine years in women and 10 years in men.

source: Infectious Disease Advisor

Astrocytes — the star-shaped cells of our brain — are very busy. Their job description includes maintaining the blood-brain barrier, removing excess neurotransmitters, repairing brain tissue and more.

source: Laboratory Equipment

Many eye diseases exhibit increased permeability of blood vessels in the macular portion of the retina leading to abnormal fluid accumulation and vision loss. Therapies targeting a specific cytokine, VEGF, have transformed clinical...

source: Elsevier via ScienceDaily

According to new research, harnessing specific proteins that the immune system produces may lead to improved treatments for addiction, which is a notoriously difficult condition to treat. In 2011, at least 20 million people in the United States had an addiction, excluding...

source: Medical News Today

Healthcare systems, surgeons, family practitioners, clinical laboratories, anatomic pathologists — none are immune to receiving negative online...

source: DARK Daily

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