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First Person to Receive Pig Kidney Transplant Has Died

In March, we announced that a man had received a genetically modified kidney from a pig. Sadly, he has died from unrelated causes. However, his contributions to medicine will be remembered.

May 15, 2024
Lifestyle
Neuropathy Is Underdiagnosed

Neuropathy is both very common and underdiagnosed. Fewer than 20 percent of people with neuropathy are diagnosed. People with blood sugar concerns are at higher risk.

May 13, 2024
Lifestyle
Study Finds How Much You Should Sit, Stand, Exercise, Sleep

A new study has figured out the perfect balance between rest and activity for health. The optimum balance was found to help blood sugar levels and heart health.

May 8, 2024
Lifestyle
Acid Reflux Linked to Headaches, Migraines

If you frequently suffer from headaches or migraines you’ve probably looked for the source of your problem. A new study suggests it might be how you treat your heartburn.

May 6, 2024
Lifestyle
Woman’s Paralysis Is Cautionary Lesson on Food Safety

If food is not properly stored and reheated, it can have dangerous consequences. A 23-year-old woman was left paralyzed from eating leftover soup.

May 2, 2024
Lifestyle
Care for Your Kidneys in Hot Weather

When the thermometer rises outside, there is a spike in people visiting the ER with kidney problems. The days are heating up, and we think it’s essential to revisit the topic of kidney health.

May 1, 2024
Lifestyle
Are Nasal Sprays Addictive? It’s Complicated

People have asked if OTC nasal sprays are addictive. Some are habit-forming and shouldn't be taken for more than three days for safety. Most can be used daily to fight allergies.

April 29, 2024
Lifestyle
Metformin May Slow Aging

Researchers want to examine whether metformin can fight age-related cancers, heart disease and cognitive decline. The drug’s anti-inflammatory nature may also slow the effects of aging.

April 25, 2024
Lifestyle
Are You Brushing Your Teeth Wrong?

Most of us brush our teeth and move on. But a lot of us are messing up the last step! If you rinse your mouth with water after brushing, you are undoing some of the work you did.

April 18, 2024
Lifestyle
Hydration May Be Key to Happiness

Dehydration can lead to headaches and more severe consequences. On the flip side, a new survey found that hydration may be the key to more daily happiness.

April 5, 2024
Lifestyle
Hair-straightening Cream Linked to Kidney Damage

Small things can have large impacts on our bodies. A woman visited a salon to straighten her hair and received kidney damage that mystified doctors until they looked at the hair cream.

April 3, 2024
Lifestyle
Breathing Through Anger Better than Exercising

Many believe the best way to deal with negative emotions is to funnel the energy into exercise. A review of 154 studies shows that physical activity isn’t the best way to feel better.

March 29, 2024
Lifestyle
Celebrate National Triglycerides Day

Today is National Triglycerides Day. High levels of triglycerides are linked to blood sugar concerns. It’s a good day to make an appointment to learn your numbers.

March 28, 2024
Lifestyle
Man Receives Kidney from Pig

A man with end-stage kidney disease is doing well after receiving a genetically modified kidney from a pig. He has blood sugar concerns and previously had a kidney from a human donor.

March 27, 2024
Lifestyle
Vaping Causes Similar DNA Changes to Smoking

A study has found that vaping and smoking cause similar DNA changes. While that doesn’t mean that vaping is as dangerous as smoking, it shows vaping may have more dangers than known.

March 25, 2024
Lifestyle
You Can Practice Your Way to Happiness

There are “hacks” devised by scientists that can train you to be happier. The only catch is that you have to stick with them. It’s like exercise: you must keep doing it to stay healthy.

March 22, 2024
Lifestyle
Engineered Cow Makes Human Insulin in Milk

A genetically modified cow produces human insulin in its milk. The insulin people currently use is also genetically engineered. This may solve the insulin supply problem.

March 20, 2024
Lifestyle
FDA Okays OTC Continuous Glucose Monitor

The FDA has approved the first over-the-counter continuous glucose monitoring system. It is intended for adults with or without blood sugar concerns who don’t use insulin.

March 13, 2024
Lifestyle
Healthy Diet Can’t Compensate for Poor Sleep

According to a study, sleeping less than six hours a night raises the risk of developing serious blood sugar concerns. Even if people eat a healthy diet, the odds remain elevated.

March 7, 2024
Lifestyle
Gut Bacteria Linked to Vision Loss

New research has found a link between gut bacteria and inherited eye disease. This find could lead to antimicrobial treatments that could save people’s visions.

March 6, 2024
Lifestyle
Boiling Water May Remove Microplastics

A new study has found that boiling tap water can destroy at least 80 percent of the three most common plastics found in water. That makes it safer than bottled water.

March 4, 2024
Lifestyle
Scents Can Slow Cancer, Inflammation, Brain Diseases

Inhaling a scent can delay the development of cancer, inflammation and neurodegenerative diseases. Inhalable preventative medication may be coming closer to reality.

March 1, 2024
Lifestyle
Niacin Supplement Linked to Heart Problems

Niacin, or vitamin B3, is added to some foods and can be taken as a supplement. People with high levels of it in their blood may be at a higher risk for heart attacks or strokes.

February 28, 2024
Lifestyle
Ozempic May Improve Hip Replacement Outcome

Two studies examined how Ozempic impacts the outcome of hip replacement surgery. One found that it may improve the outcome for some people and lower infections.

February 22, 2024
Lifestyle
You May Need to Lose Less Weight than You Think

Many people set weight loss goals each year. We have lofty goals. But, losing five to 10 percent of your body weight can greatly improve your health.

February 19, 2024
Lifestyle
Is It Time for a New Year’s Resolution?

Headlines claim February is the best time for a New Year's resolution. But we've also seen claims that June, September and December are best for resolutions. What's the truth?

February 12, 2024
Lifestyle
Colds Can Increase Blood Sugar

When you’re sick, you want to sleep and ignore the world. Something you can’t ignore is your blood sugar. Being ill with a simple cold can wreak havoc on your blood sugar.

February 8, 2024
Lifestyle
Samsung, Apple Race to Make Blood Sugar Technology

Last year, Apple said they aimed to make a noninvasive blood sugar tracker. Now, Samsung has announced its hopes to make a noninvasive blood sugar and continuous blood pressure monitor.

February 7, 2024
Lifestyle
Music Impacts People Universally; Aids Blood Sugar Concerns

A study found that, around the world, people experience music the same way inside their bodies. How our bodies interpret music can be used therapeutically to help blood sugar health.

February 5, 2024
Lifestyle
About 18% of People Gain Weight After Using Medication

A new study found that 17.7 percent of people gained the weight they lost back after they stopped taking Ozempic. And, 56.2 percent of people kept all the weight off and continued to lose weight.

January 31, 2024
Lifestyle
Daily Multivitamin May Reduce Memory Loss

A study looked at how multivitamins impact aging adults. It used 573 people over the age of 60 and found strong evidence that a daily multivitamin can help cognition and slow memory loss.

January 29, 2024
Lifestyle
Mind Your Blood Sugar for Eye Health

People with blood sugar concerns know how important it is to take care of themselves to stay healthy. However, they may not realize that blood sugar levels can impact vision.

January 24, 2024
Lifestyle
Slow Your Morning for Better Health

People think the best way to approach the day is to tackle as many jobs as possible before eleven so that they feel accomplished. But science shows that a slower morning might be better.

January 22, 2024
Lifestyle
Is Your Blood Sugar Making You Tired?

If you have constant fatigue, it could be more than just the hustle and bustle that’s wearing you down. Up to 68 percent of people with blood sugar concerns have fatigue.

January 10, 2024
Lifestyle
Hearing Aids May Lengthen Life

Getting your hearing checked can be an excellent way to boost your health this January. Wearing hearing aids can prevent an early death, according to a new study.

January 8, 2024
Lifestyle
How to Fight Winter Blues

Less daylight leads to lower levels of serotonin. More than 40 percent of us struggle with depressive symptoms in the winter. But there are ways to overcome them.

January 3, 2024
Lifestyle
Some Gratitude Can Aid Happiness this Holiday Season

It’s easy to get bogged down and stressed during the holidays. Taking time out over the holidays to recenter yourself and reflect on your feelings and the things and people who give your life meaning is essential.

December 14, 2023
Lifestyle
Only Blue Zone in U.S. Is Made for Success

One town in America is a Blue Zone where people, on average, live 10 years longer than most other Americans. The town is uniquely designed to help them reach the achievement.

December 13, 2023
Lifestyle
Real Christmas Trees Are Better for Blood Sugar, Health

There are health benefits to choosing a real tree. Real trees act as air purifiers and have other benefits. Artificial trees can cause health problems, including blood sugar concerns.

December 8, 2023
Lifestyle
Friendships Aid Health

Many of us immediately think of family when we think of the holidays. But, according to research from Blue Zones, as we age, friendships become more essential to staying healthy than family.

December 6, 2023
Lifestyle
Cold Showers May Aid Blood Sugar

Cold plunges have been a wellness trend this year. Many claims about cold plunges are unproven. But, studies back the helpfulness of cold showers. They can even improve insulin sensitivity.

November 16, 2023
Lifestyle
Many Eye Drops May Cause Infections Linked to Blindness

Twenty-seven over-the-counter eye drop products could cause serious eye infections that can lead to vision loss or blindness. The FDA has recommended a recall.

November 9, 2023
Lifestyle
Specialized Tapping May Aid Anxiety

You may have seen recent claims about how taps to the skin may aid anxiety. Clickbait headlines are floating around, and we have spent hours examining the science behind them.

November 6, 2023
Lifestyle
Talk About Your Medications with Your Doctor

Some tasks are essential to do annually to stay safe and healthy. Making an appointment to talk to your doctor about your medications is crucial to maintaining good health.

October 26, 2023
Lifestyle
Why Warm Feet Help You Sleep

Cool rooms help you sleep better. But having warm feet gives you a better night’s rest. So why is a cold room and warm feet a good combination? There's science behind it.

October 25, 2023
Lifestyle
Common Cleaning Products May Fuel Superbugs

Clean surfaces help to keep us healthy and protected against illnesses. But bleach and alcohol used to clean homes and hospitals may be speeding the development of drug-resistant bacteria.

October 18, 2023
Lifestyle
Signs You’re Getting Healthy When Weight Loss Stops

Many signs indicate that your diet and exercise are still paying off even when you aren’t seeing the scale budge. Sometimes, numbers stop falling even when your overall health is improving.

October 16, 2023
Lifestyle
Helping Nerve Pain in Cold Weather

Neuropathy can be a problem for many people with blood sugar concerns. As the weather gets colder, we are examining why neuropathy is worse in the cold and how people can care for themselves.

October 9, 2023
Lifestyle
Hobbies Linked to Improved Well-being

New research has found that hobbies can be incredibly beneficial for health. Engaging in hobbies boosts well-being and lowers depression in people 65 and older.

October 6, 2023
Lifestyle
Most Popular OTC Decongestant Doesn’t Work

When stuffed up, most of us reach for an over-the-counter decongestant. But it turns out that the most popular oral decongestant in the country doesn’t work.

September 28, 2023
Lifestyle
Night Owls Are 19% More Likely to Have Blood Sugar Concerns

A new study found that, even after controlling for lifestyle factors, night owls are 19 percent more likely to have a blood sugar concern. That suggests there could be a genetic connection between sleep rhythm and blood sugar health.

September 27, 2023
Lifestyle
Chilly Find Could Help Weight Management

Scientists found a cluster of neurons in mice brains that act as a hunger switch during cold weather. Knowing where this “switch” is in animals may lead to weight loss treatments for people.

September 25, 2023
Lifestyle
Sitting on the Floor May Aid Aging

Sitting on the floor improves balance, stability and coordination, increases mobility, strengthens your core and legs and can aid your posture. Sitting on the floor for 15 to 30 minutes daily can help you move more!

September 21, 2023
Lifestyle
Artificial Kidney May End Dialysis

More than half a million people in the U.S. get dialysis multiple times a week. About 92,000 people are on the transplant waiting list. An artificial kidney researchers are working on could end dialysis and transplants.

September 13, 2023
Lifestyle
Weight Loss Drug Can Aid Heart Failure Patients

The medication semaglutide is branded as Ozempic, Wegovy and Rybelsus. Marketed as Wegovy for weight loss, a new study has found that it can aid the quality of life for people with heart failure.

September 11, 2023
Lifestyle
Sleeping in on Weekends Is Bad for Heart

Many view sleeping in as a perk of the weekend! But a new study found that people who stayed up later and woke up 90 minutes later on weekends have gut bacteria linked to heart attacks, obesity and strokes.

August 31, 2023
Lifestyle
Just Changing Your Mentality Improves Memory

In stressful situations, things can slip your mind. A study found that even imagining you are in an urgent scenario lessens your ability to form memories.

August 23, 2023
Lifestyle
Higher Blood Sugar Linked to Heart Disease

New research has linked high blood sugar levels to heart disease. A study found that men and women who have raised blood sugar have a 30 to 50 percent higher risk of developing cardiovascular diseases.

August 21, 2023
Lifestyle
Drug Combo Claims to Reverse Aging Within a Week

There have been attention-grabbing headlines about researchers identifying six chemical cocktails that reverse aging and age-related diseases in less than a week. But is the breakthrough real?

July 27, 2023
Lifestyle
Deep-sleep Brain Waves Linked to Blood Sugar Control

No one has ever been able to explain why poor sleep quality increased the risk of blood sugar concerns. New research found a potential way that deep-sleep brain waves regulate the body’s sensitivity to insulin.

July 26, 2023
Lifestyle
More Precise Tests Make Diagnoses Sound Scarier

The days of the common cold diagnosis seem to be over. Tests can identify 18 to 20 types of viruses and bacteria and tell people exactly what germ is making them sick. But that's not as useful as it sounds.

July 17, 2023
Lifestyle
Using Meds to Aid Weight Loss Isn’t Morally Wrong

More people are turning to Semaglutide for help with their weight. When paired with diet and exercise, it can be massively beneficial to folks struggling with weight management. The shame around it must stop.

July 13, 2023
Lifestyle
BMI Is Just One Measure of Health

BMI is often the deciding factor in recommending or authorizing many medical treatments. However the AMA is now acknowledging its limitations and that it shouldn't be the only factor considered.

July 3, 2023
Lifestyle
Daily Aspirin May Lead to Anemia

Daily aspirin may be linked to anemia, or lower oxygen levels in the blood. In a study of more than 18,000 people over 65, researchers saw that those who took aspirin were 20 percent more likely to be anemic.

June 29, 2023
Lifestyle
Popular Testosterone Treatment Is Safe, May Not Be Effective

New research has found that testosterone replacement therapy is safe for men with heart disease to help treat low testosterone levels. However, it’s not an “anti-aging tonic” as some have claimed.

June 28, 2023
Lifestyle
Melatonin May Not Be Right for Everyone

Melatonin can be beneficial in some situations, but it’s not ideal for everyone. It has drawbacks, and you should speak to your doctor before adding a supplement to your routine.

June 15, 2023
Lifestyle
Does Berberine Live Up to the Weight Loss Hype?

People are calling berberine “nature’s Ozempic.” Celebrities are taking Ozempic to shed pounds; now influencers claim berberine will help people lose more than a pound a week. Is there any truth to it?

June 14, 2023
Lifestyle
Does Red Light Aid Sleep?

Blue light suppresses melatonin, the sleep hormone. People thought red light may aid sleep because it’s at the other end of the spectrum. Newer research has shed "light" on the situation.

June 12, 2023
Lifestyle
Stomach Cells May Aid Blood Sugar

New research might yield a tool to aid blood sugar health. Researchers have found a way to turn stem cells harvested from stomach tissue into cells that secrete insulin in response to blood sugar.

June 7, 2023
Lifestyle
How to Stop Worrying About Things Beyond Your Control

There are ways to help you let go of worries about things you can’t control. When a situation is beyond your control, fixating on it doesn’t help you.

June 5, 2023
Lifestyle
Better Chewing Helps Blood Sugar

A new study found that people who chewed their food well had better blood sugar levels than those who didn’t. The study used information from 94 people with blood sugar concerns.

May 18, 2023
Lifestyle
Playing or Listening to Music Can Aid Cognition

A study learned that practicing or listening to music can slow mental decline. Researchers looking at the impact of music on working memory found that it stimulates the production of gray matter.

May 15, 2023
Lifestyle
Eyes Are A Window to Aging

Aging clocks use biomarkers to determine people’s biological age and predict mortality. A new method tracks changes in the eye to look for signs of health concerns and aging.

May 10, 2023
Lifestyle
Mindfulness Can Make You Selfish

Mindfulness can help you live a happier, healthier, less stressful life. But, practicing mindfulness can make you more selfish, depending on how you view yourself.

May 8, 2023
Lifestyle
When to Throw Away Your Containers

Whether you use Tupperware, another brand or reuse containers food came in, everyone has plastic storage pots that they keep for years. But, how long is it safe to use the same containers over and over?

May 3, 2023
Lifestyle
Views on Aging Impact Memory and Happiness

A 12-year study with 1,716 seniors found that people with a positive view of aging were less likely to develop mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and 30 percent more likely to recover from MCI if it developed.

April 26, 2023
Lifestyle
Hearing Aids May Lower Dementia Risk

Many people don’t like the idea of wearing hearing aids as they age. However, even more than being able to fully participate in the world around you, hearing aids may lower the risk of developing dementia.

April 20, 2023
Lifestyle
Laughter Can Aid Blood Sugar

It’s long been said that laughter is the best medicine. There is actually some truth to that. In fact, laughter can lower your blood sugar.

April 10, 2023
Lifestyle
Don’t Ask ChatGTP for Medical Advice

Researchers wanted to find out how good ChatGTP is at medical advice. They asked it 25 questions about getting screened for cancer. It got 22 questions right. It also cited fake journal articles.

April 5, 2023
Lifestyle
Good Friends Improve Your Physical Health

New research has found that having good friends and good health is even more closely linked than we thought. Maintaining friendships, or making new friends along the way, is essential for your well-being.

March 30, 2023
Lifestyle
Insomnia May Cause Heart Disease, Attack

We know the obvious consequences of poor sleep. We drag through our days feeling sluggish and irritable. However, two new studies have found that irregular sleep and poor sleeping patterns can increase your risk for serious heart problems.

March 22, 2023
Lifestyle
Your Water Bottle Is Filthy

Reusable water bottles are filthy, according to a study. In fact, on average, a water bottle has 40,000 times more bacteria than a toilet seat. Bottles also have 14 times more bacteria than a pet’s water bowl.

March 15, 2023
Lifestyle
Wearable Tech May Pose Danger to Pacemakers

Smartwatches, rings and even smart scales have become increasingly commonplace. But, a new study has found that technology might be dangerous for people with cardiac implantable electronic devices like pacemakers.

March 13, 2023
Lifestyle
Prepare for Daylight Saving Now

Daylight Saving Time begins this Sunday. People argue about whether or not we should go through this yearly disruption. It’s confusing and bad for the body. You can help yourself by adjusting to it now so that your body is ready for it come Sunday.

March 8, 2023
Lifestyle
Kidney Device May Aid High Blood Pressure

A device that uses ultrasound to ease overactive nerves in the kidneys may also help lower blood pressure. A study found that it lowered daytime ambulatory blood pressure by an average of 8.5 points in middle-aged adults with high blood pressure.

March 6, 2023
Lifestyle
Easy Fix Improves Sleep, Memory, Alertness

New research found that blocking out light at night is even more beneficial than previously realized. Wearing an eye mask to bed can improve cognitive function the next day. It aids episodic memory encoding and alertness.

March 2, 2023
Lifestyle
Apple Watch May Soon Track Blood Sugar

People with blood sugar concerns agree that pricking a finger for testing is irritating, inconvenient and sometimes painful. A new Apple Watch may make it a thing of the past.

February 27, 2023
Lifestyle
Nature Photography Contest Winners Revealed After Hurricane Delay

Back in September, Hurricane Ian canceled the 30th annual “Ding” Darling Amateur Nature Photography Contest. Now, three winners and 10 honorable mentions have been announced.

February 24, 2023
Lifestyle
Past Covid-19 May Increase Blood Sugar Risks

Many Americans have had and recovered from Covid-19. You most likely think it’s all behind you. However, people who had Covid-19 are at a higher risk of developing blood sugar concerns than others.

February 15, 2023
Lifestyle
Living with Someone May Aid Blood Sugar

In a new study, living with a partner or spouse appeared to help people maintain healthy blood sugar levels. How happy their relationship was played no role in their blood sugar health.

February 13, 2023
Lifestyle
Change Your Social Media for Better Health

Social media can also harm your self-image. That’s why auditing your social media is so important. Reevaluating how you use it and who you interact with can help you enjoy it rather than have it make you feel bad about yourself.

February 8, 2023
Lifestyle
Watching Candles May Extend Your Life

Candles literally brighten your days, they may also improve your well-being. Watching a burning candle for 10 minutes a day can lower stress levels, may lengthen your life and aid your health in a variety of ways.

February 1, 2023
Lifestyle
Use Sunday to Get a Healthy Week

People often write off Sunday as a nothing day. It’s important to rest up on the weekends and take time to relax. However, using your Sunday correctly allows you to set yourself up for a wonderful week.

January 27, 2023
Lifestyle
Staying Active Helps Cold Weather Joint Pain

There isn’t a proven explanation for why cold weather impacts joints. No matter the root cause, it puts people with chronic pain or arthritis at higher risk for discomfort. There are ways to prevent and treat the problem.

January 6, 2023
Lifestyle
The Biggest Wellness Trends for Adults in 2023

We’re looking at what’s gaining traction in the world of wellness trends in 2023. According to experts, old fads will be in again for younger adults. For people over 40, the trends may seem a little less fad oriented.

January 5, 2023
Lifestyle
Not Ready for Dry January? Have a Try January

If you aren't ready to commit to a Dry January, have a Try January and cut back instead. Opt for a spritzer over a glass of wine, and suggest a coffee date instead of going out for drinks. Try new things this January!

January 4, 2023
Lifestyle
Five Last-minute Wellness Gifts They’ll Love

Christmas can be stressful. You can get down to the wire and miss someone off your gift list. It’s not too late to get everyone a gift. Here are five great last-minute wellness gifts anyone would be thrilled to receive!

December 21, 2022
Lifestyle
Overcome Task Paralysis this Holiday Season

When your list of chores is long, and your deadline is looming, you might have difficulty getting started on your to-do list. The problem is called task paralysis — it’s when you don’t know where to start, so you simply don’t.

December 19, 2022
Lifestyle
Avoid the Tripledemic this Holiday Season

Doctors are worried about a tripledemic of flu, COVID and RSV. The three sicknesses are overwhelming hospitals. However, there are simple steps you can take to ensure you have a healthy, carefree holiday.

December 15, 2022
Lifestyle
Statins May Be Linked to Obesity Epidemic

A new paper says that statins may be linked to obesity levels. Experts theorize that people aren’t working to lose weight as they feel it’s unnecessary if they take the pills.

December 12, 2022
Lifestyle
May 15, 2024
First Person to Receive Pig Kidney Transplant Has Died

In March, we announced that a man had received a genetically modified kidney from a pig. Sadly, he has died from unrelated causes. However, his contributions to medicine will be remembered.

Lifestyle
May 13, 2024
Neuropathy Is Underdiagnosed

Neuropathy is both very common and underdiagnosed. Fewer than 20 percent of people with neuropathy are diagnosed. People with blood sugar concerns are at higher risk.

Lifestyle
May 8, 2024
Study Finds How Much You Should Sit, Stand, Exercise, Sleep

A new study has figured out the perfect balance between rest and activity for health. The optimum balance was found to help blood sugar levels and heart health.

Lifestyle
May 6, 2024
Acid Reflux Linked to Headaches, Migraines

If you frequently suffer from headaches or migraines you’ve probably looked for the source of your problem. A new study suggests it might be how you treat your heartburn.

Lifestyle
May 2, 2024
Woman’s Paralysis Is Cautionary Lesson on Food Safety

If food is not properly stored and reheated, it can have dangerous consequences. A 23-year-old woman was left paralyzed from eating leftover soup.

Lifestyle
May 1, 2024
Care for Your Kidneys in Hot Weather

When the thermometer rises outside, there is a spike in people visiting the ER with kidney problems. The days are heating up, and we think it’s essential to revisit the topic of kidney health.

Lifestyle
April 29, 2024
Are Nasal Sprays Addictive? It’s Complicated

People have asked if OTC nasal sprays are addictive. Some are habit-forming and shouldn't be taken for more than three days for safety. Most can be used daily to fight allergies.

Lifestyle
April 25, 2024
Metformin May Slow Aging

Researchers want to examine whether metformin can fight age-related cancers, heart disease and cognitive decline. The drug’s anti-inflammatory nature may also slow the effects of aging.

Lifestyle
April 18, 2024
Are You Brushing Your Teeth Wrong?

Most of us brush our teeth and move on. But a lot of us are messing up the last step! If you rinse your mouth with water after brushing, you are undoing some of the work you did.

Lifestyle
April 5, 2024
Hydration May Be Key to Happiness

Dehydration can lead to headaches and more severe consequences. On the flip side, a new survey found that hydration may be the key to more daily happiness.

Lifestyle
April 3, 2024
Hair-straightening Cream Linked to Kidney Damage

Small things can have large impacts on our bodies. A woman visited a salon to straighten her hair and received kidney damage that mystified doctors until they looked at the hair cream.

Lifestyle
March 29, 2024
Breathing Through Anger Better than Exercising

Many believe the best way to deal with negative emotions is to funnel the energy into exercise. A review of 154 studies shows that physical activity isn’t the best way to feel better.

Lifestyle
March 28, 2024
Celebrate National Triglycerides Day

Today is National Triglycerides Day. High levels of triglycerides are linked to blood sugar concerns. It’s a good day to make an appointment to learn your numbers.

Lifestyle
March 27, 2024
Man Receives Kidney from Pig

A man with end-stage kidney disease is doing well after receiving a genetically modified kidney from a pig. He has blood sugar concerns and previously had a kidney from a human donor.

Lifestyle
March 25, 2024
Vaping Causes Similar DNA Changes to Smoking

A study has found that vaping and smoking cause similar DNA changes. While that doesn’t mean that vaping is as dangerous as smoking, it shows vaping may have more dangers than known.

Lifestyle
March 22, 2024
You Can Practice Your Way to Happiness

There are “hacks” devised by scientists that can train you to be happier. The only catch is that you have to stick with them. It’s like exercise: you must keep doing it to stay healthy.

Lifestyle
March 20, 2024
Engineered Cow Makes Human Insulin in Milk

A genetically modified cow produces human insulin in its milk. The insulin people currently use is also genetically engineered. This may solve the insulin supply problem.

Lifestyle
March 13, 2024
FDA Okays OTC Continuous Glucose Monitor

The FDA has approved the first over-the-counter continuous glucose monitoring system. It is intended for adults with or without blood sugar concerns who don’t use insulin.

Lifestyle
March 7, 2024
Healthy Diet Can’t Compensate for Poor Sleep

According to a study, sleeping less than six hours a night raises the risk of developing serious blood sugar concerns. Even if people eat a healthy diet, the odds remain elevated.

Lifestyle
March 6, 2024
Gut Bacteria Linked to Vision Loss

New research has found a link between gut bacteria and inherited eye disease. This find could lead to antimicrobial treatments that could save people’s visions.

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