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2011-12-12 22:09:21

Regular exercise has proven benefits in preventing and treating type 2 diabetes, but many patients find it tough to meet the American Diabetes Association guidelines of 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise a week.

2011-12-12 17:33:35

Researchers at McMaster University have found that brief high intensity workouts, as little as six sessions over two weeks, rapidly lower blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetics, offering a potential fix for patients who struggle to meet exercise guidelines.

Salt Consumption Debate: Too Much Or Too Little?
2011-11-23 12:56:56

Doctors and health experts have warned us for years that too much salt intake is bad for our health, but a new study suggests that too little salt intake may be just as bad for our heart health as higher doses.

2011-11-09 16:11:25

In the fight for survival, plants are capable of complex social behaviours and may exhibit altruism towards family members, but aggressively compete with strangers.

Diet Rich In Veggies And Fruit Reduces Heart Disease Risk
2011-10-12 12:26:57

Researchers found a genetic risk for cardiovascular disease that may be modifiable through a change in diet.

2011-10-12 11:05:10

A long-held mantra suggests that you can't change your family, the genes they pass on, or the effect of these genes.

Missing Genes Could Turn You Into A Couch Potato
2011-09-06 04:49:33

While some “couch potatoes” might attribute their lack of resolve to exercise to mere laziness, researchers have discovered these people may simply be missing some vital genes.

Antibiotic Resistance Found In Ancient DNA
2011-09-05 04:33:02

A team comprised primarily of Canadian researchers has discovered antibiotic resistance in the DNA of 30,000-year-old bacteria found in the Yukon permafrost.

2011-09-01 17:07:18

Patients often take drugs to lower stomach acid and reduce the chances they will develop ulcers from taking their anti-inflammatory drugs for conditions such as arthritis, but the combination may be causing major problems for their small intestines.


Word of the Day
donative
  • A gift; a largess; a gratuity; a present; a dole.
The word 'donative' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to give'.
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