8 tell-tale signs that you have low potassium levels

The more sodium you consume, the more potassium your body excretes. Tip-offs that you need more can be hard to notice, but if you experience any of these signs and can’t figure out what’s behind them, check in with your doc to have your potassium levels tested

8 tell-tale signs that you have low potassium levelsYou don’t hear much about potassium—but you should. It’s important for muscle strength, nerve functioning, and a healthy cardiovascular system, says Janet Brill, Ph.D., R.D., a Philadelphia-based nutritionist. The nutrient’s in lots of delicious foods (think: melon, avocados, bananas, and white beans). But even if you get the recommended 4,700 mg per day, you still […]

Drug used to treat blood pressure could help prevent type 1 diabetes

A drug commonly used to control high blood pressure may also help prevent the onset of type 1 diabetes in up to 60 per cent of those at risk for the disease, according to researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and the University of Florida

Drug used to treat blood pressure could help prevent type 1 diabetesThe new research, co-authored by Dr Aaron Michels, an associate professor of medicine at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, will be published in The Journal of Clinical Investigation. Type 1 diabetes is a condition in which the beta cells of the pancreas are unable to produce enough insulin, which is the […]

Transgender woman becomes first in the world to breastfeed baby

The transgender woman in the experiment — she, her partner and their hometowns were not identified — approached the medical professionals for hormonal medications in 2011 as part of transgender treatment. She had been receiving it for several years before she began breastfeeding, according to the study. She had not had gender-reassignment surgery nor breast augmentation

Transgender woman becomes first in the world to breastfeed babyWhen a transgender woman told doctors at a hospital in New York that she wanted to breastfeed her pregnant partner’s baby, they put her on a regimen of drugs that included an anti-nausea medication licensed in Britain and Canada but banned in the United States. Within a month, according to the journal Transgender Health, the […]

Do you have ‘Uncombable Hair Syndrome? Find out

Also referred to as "spun-glass hair," UHS is a very rare disorder; to date, only 100 cases have been reported worldwide, though there are thought to be many more undiagnosed cases

Do you have ‘Uncombable Hair Syndrome? Find outMost of us have experienced a bad hair day, where no amount of brushing can tame the tresses. For people with “uncombable hair syndrome,” this struggle is an everyday occurrence. Now, researchers have uncovered three genes that may be responsible for the disorder. Study co-author Prof. Regina Betz, of the Institute for Human Genetics at […]

‘Text Neck’ : Leaning forward while using your phone puts pressure on the spine

The impact on the spine increases at higher flexed postures, they add. While in a neutral position looking forward, the head weighs about 10 to 12 pounds. At a 15-degree flex, it feels like 27 pounds. The stress on the spine increases by degree, and at 60 degrees, it’s 60 pounds

‘Text Neck’ : Leaning forward while using your phone puts pressure on the spineSpine surgeons are noticing an increase in patients with neck and upper back pain, likely related to poor posture during prolonged smartphone use, according to a recent report. Some patients, particularly young patients who shouldn’t yet have back and neck issues, are reporting disk hernias and alignment problems, the study authors write in The Spine […]

Seasonal allergies may be affecting your memory, new study

This study has given important insight into the link between the immune system and the brain.

Seasonal allergies may be affecting your memory, new studySeasonal allergies are an inconvenient nuisance, but a recent study suggests their long-term effect may go further than simply ruining a perfect spring day. New research has found that seasonal allergens are able to change the brains of mice in ways still not completely understood. The study found that brains of mice exposed to grass […]

Scientists come close to finding a cure for baldness

Stem cell therapy has been suggested as a possible future treatment for hair loss for years. The research published in Cell Reports found a single skin ‘bud’ developed in culture can give rise to both the epidermis and dermis

Scientists come close to finding a cure for baldnessA cure for baldness has moved a step closer to reality after researchers created ‘hairy skin’ in the lab for the first time. Using stem cells from mice, scientists grew both the upper and lower layers of skin, which developed hair follicles as they would in a mouse’s body. The lab-grown skin tissue more closely […]

New study reveals how cancer cells evade the immune system

Adaptive immunity forms the basis of immunological memory - once our immune system has responded to a specific pathogen, if it meets the same intruder again, it can mount a swift and specific response. MHC class 1 are an important part of this wing of the immune system

New study reveals how cancer cells evade the immune systemCancer cells are cells that have gone awry; they both multiply unchecked and function incorrectly. Normally, cells that are faulty, dead, or dying are cleared away by the immune system. Macrophages — a type of white blood cell — are largely responsible for the consumption and destruction of foreign invaders and errant cells. Although macrophages […]

Less sleep during pregnancy can lead to gestational diabetes, says study

Babies born to mothers with gestational diabetes tend to have high birth weights. Women who have gestational diabetes are at an increased risk for developing type 2 diabetes later. Their babies are also at an increased risk for type 2 diabetes as well as obesity

Less sleep during pregnancy can lead to gestational diabetes, says studyThe amount of time spent sleeping in the United States has dropped significantly in the past twenty years with almost a quarter of women and 16 per cent of men experiencing insufficient sleep. Now, a new study has found that lack of sleep among pregnant women may be a contributing factor to the development of […]

Can babies get psoriasis? Symptoms and treatment

Although uncommon, it does occur in infants. If an infant does have psoriasis, it tends to develop in diaper area. This makes it particularly easy to confuse with common rashes and it is far more likely that the baby has developed one of these that will go away with time and treatment

Can babies get psoriasis? Symptoms and treatmentPsoriasis is a chronic autoimmune disorder affecting the skin and anyone, including babies and young children, can develop it. Although psoriasis does occur in infants, it is uncommon. The disease speeds up the life cycle of skin cells, causing them to build up too quickly on the skin’s surface. The resulting extra skin cells can […]
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