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How to stay safe while having fun this Halloween

Halloween is a favorite fall celebration in the United States and elsewhere in the world. This year, however, the COVID-19 pandemic poses some challenges for enthusiasts of this holiday. How can you have fun and still stay safe this Halloween? Halloween is the time of the year when many fall enthusiasts drink pumpkin spice lattes, […]

Cardiovascular health most important to reduce diabetes risk

A recent study investigated the effects of good cardiovascular health (CVH) in preventing type 2 diabetes (T2D) among middle-aged individuals. The results suggest that middle-aged adults with a healthy heart have a reduced risk of developing T2D. The study also notes that regardless of genetic predisposition, favorable CVH reduces the risk of developing T2D among […]

Medical Myths: 15 breast cancer misconceptions

In 2020, 685,000 people died from breast cancer, and 2.3 million received a diagnosis. It reported: “As of the end of 2020, there were 7.8 million women alive who were diagnosed with breast cancer in the past 5 years, making it the world’s most prevalent cancer.” Its prevalence might help explain why there is a […]

What are the symptoms of type 2 diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. It happens when blood sugar levels rise due to problems with the use or production of insulin. It can appear at any age, but it is more likely to occur after the age of 45 years. It affects over 30 million Americans, according to the […]

Sexual health

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) have been on the rise in the United States. In April 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that, in 2019, STIs had reached an all-time high for the sixth consecutive year. In 2019, the CDC received reports of over 2.5 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis. […]

Medical myths: All about skin

Our skin plays multiple roles. For instance, it helps keep our insides inside and blocks the path of pathogens. It also helps us stay warm when it is cold and cool down when it is hot. Importantly, the skin provides a home for sensory neurons, which let us sense the world around us. Despite the […]

How can we prevent the spread of SARS-CoV-2 in children?

Children are being hospitalized with COVID-19 in record numbers across the United States. As most children are not old enough to get vaccinated, hospitalizations could further increase as schools reopen. Doctors and epidemiologists are thus calling for the use of safety precautions, such as masks and ventilation, during class. The rise in cases of COVID-19 […]

Everything you need to know about fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a common and chronic syndrome that causes bodily pain and mental distress. Symptoms of fibromyalgia can be confused with those of arthritis, or joint inflammation. However, unlike arthritis, it has not been found to cause joint or muscle inflammation and damage. It is seen as a rheumatic condition, in other words, one that […]

What to know about ulcerative colitis

Ulcerative colitis is a relatively common long-term condition that causes inflammation in the colon. It is a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that is similar to Crohn’s disease. The colon removes nutrients from undigested food and eliminates waste products through the rectum and anus as feces. In severe cases, ulcers form on the lining […]

Obesity

Obesity is a major risk factor for various metabolic disorders and cardiovascular diseases. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), today, most of the world’s population lives in countries where obesity kills more people than malnutrition. The prevalence of obesity has significantly increased in adults in the past few decades. As such, researchers are engaged […]