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Labeling Mistakes on Herbal Sex Enhancement Drugs

Jacky Gale | May 15th, 2013
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Erectile dysfunction is a common problem among men, particularly those that are over the age of 40. Studies have suggested that 40 percent of men are affected by the age of 40, and nearly 70 percent of men over the age of 70 suffer erectile problems. Some men might find it difficult to talk to their doctors about erectile dysfunction, and they might choose over-the-counter herbal sex enhancement drugs instead. Other men who do not have erectile dysfunction might use these supplements in… Read more »

New Hormone May Change the Way Physicians Treat Diabetes

Ava Lawson | May 14th, 2013
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Metabolic diseases such as Type II diabetes affect some 26 million Americans, and are linked to increased risk for severe health issues including heart disease and stroke. New research conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPS) may provide further treatment options for diabetes sufferers, as scientists have identified a hormone that controls how blood sugars are used by the body. The findings are published in the May 13 edition of the journal, Cell Metabolism. The research team discovered that when this… Read more »

Gastric Bypass Surgery Reduces Symptoms of Diabetes

Jessie Whitman | May 11th, 2013
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Gastric bypass not only helps people combat morbid obesity, but the weight loss surgery also reduces symptoms of type 2 diabetes by changing the amino acids and hormones the body produces while digesting food, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. The adult-onset of type 2 diabetes is strongly correlated with excessive weight gain and increases the risk of suffering from high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, and other chronic medical conditions. More than 18… Read more »

Research Highlights Heart-Healthy Benefits of Mediterranean Diet

Whitney Taylor | May 8th, 2013
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A new study confirms what many doctors have suspected for some time – the Mediterranean diet offers a host of heart-healthy benefits, even if it does not result in weight loss for the dieter. Researchers evaluated male subjects that were at high risk for heart disease over a number of months to see whether the diet would provide weight loss and health benefits. They discovered that the diet helped the men gain better cholesterol numbers even if their weight remained consistent throughout the… Read more »

High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy Boosts Diabetes Risk, Study Says

Ava Lawson | April 26th, 2013
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A Canadian study including more than one million women found that two conditions during pregnancy may increase later risk factors for diabetes. The groundbreaking research on diabetes and pregnancy was published in a recent issue of the clinical journal, PLOS Medicine. Under the leadership of Dr. Denice Feig at the University of Toronto, the team of scientists analyzed databases from the Canadian health system from April 1994 through March 2008. Among the discoveries were that conditions such as pre-eclampsia and high blood pressure… Read more »