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People would rather pop a pill than exercise to lower high blood pressure

When the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention drastically lowered blood sugar levels, the rest of the world mocked the HbA1C test to 5.7 percent for a potential precursor to the disease called "prediabetes." In China, that would be 500 million people worried about a disease. In America, that would mean 80 million more potential patients. When it came …

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Student Opioid Abuse Awareness Contest Deadline Approaching

Student discrimination abuse contest date approaches 8. April 2018 Updated: April 8, 2018 11:45 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – The West Virginia Attorney General's office says a The contest deadline for schoolchildren this week is to draw attention to prescription painkillers. Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says the Kids Kick Opioids Contest is open to elementary and middle school students. It may …

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How an Abortion Pill Turned Out to Treat a Rare Disease

Although the $ 550 pills sold as Korlym have a controversial pedigree as an abortion pill, Leslie Edwin said they "gave me life". The 40-year-old Georgian lives with Cushing's syndrome, possibly a fatal condition that causes high concentrations of the hormone cortisol to cause chaos on a body. When she was first diagnosed, she said she had gained about 100 …

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Ask me first: Which self-assessments can tell us about autism?

Adult Ratings: Just a few minutes ago, the teenager had laughed so much that he burst into tears. He had spent the day making improvisations and other drama-based activities – part of a six-week summer camp in Boston that was designed to help children with autism build social skills. But when his mother showed up and asked for his day, …

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Minnesota Center for abused, neglected children to expand

A Minneapolis center serving abused and neglected children is expanding to meet a growing need for opioid-related services and increased recognition of abuse. CornerHouse will add space in Rogers, Minnesota Public Radio reported. CornerHouse is located in the south of Minneapolis, but officials at the center say the children's needs are beyond the city. Rogers still has to raise money …

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Changes in diet and nutrition can make a big difference to diabetes management fitness

According to the study conducted by researchers from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, weight, blood sugar and cholesterol levels in diabetics can be reduced by informing them about vital nutrients. Researchers conducted classes and taught patients different diets with less meat and less fat and cholesterol. "Doctors can turn their waiting rooms into classrooms, it's simple and effective, patients …

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