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    Do Immune System Ills Help Drive Type 2 Diabetes?

    SUNDAY, April 17 (HealthDay News) — New research suggests that the development of insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes may be linked to an immune system reaction gone awry. “The main point of this study is trying to shift the emphasis in thinking of type 2 diabetes as a purely metabolic disease, and instead emphasize the role of the immune system in type 2,” said study co-author Dr. Daniel...

    More evidence links diabetes, Parkinson’s disease

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – People with diabetes may be more likely to also develop Parkinson’s disease – and this seems particularly true for younger patients, a new study suggests. The findings, published online by the journal Diabetes Care, add to evidence linking diabetes and Parkinson’s. One recent report said that U.S. adults with diabetes had a slightly higher risk of developing Parkinson’s...

    Alcoholic Parents May Predispose Kids to Drinking Problem

    SATURDAY, April 16 (HealthDay News) — Children of parents with an alcohol use disorder (AUD) are at increased risk for the same type of problem, says a new study from Denmark. The risk of an alcohol use disorder, which includes alcoholism and alcohol abuse, was higher among those whose parents had an AUD. The increased risk was independent of other major predictors, such as gender, parents’ social...

    With head in the sand, Indonesia struggles to tackle AIDS

    JAKARTA (Reuters) – Financial troubles drove Liana into prostitution almost four years ago, but the 30-year-old ex-accountant said she’d had no idea then that unprotected sex could give her HIV/AIDS, a disease she now has to live with. Liana, who holds an economics degree, is one of 300,000 Indonesians in the world’s most populous Muslim nation who have fallen victim to widespread ignorance about...

    Health Tip: Do You Have Risk Factors for Colon Cancer?

    (HealthDay News) — Although the exact cause of colon cancer isn’t understood, scientists have figured out certain factors that increase a person’s risk of developing the disease. The National Cancer Institute mentions these risk factors for colon cancer: Being 50 or older. Having colorectal polyps — typically non-cancerous growths that develop on the colon’s inner wall. Having other...

    Study Links Smoking, Breast Cancer in Older Women

    SUNDAY, April 3 (HealthDay News) — There’s a significant link between smoking and breast cancer risk in postmenopausal women, but it depends on their body weight, researchers report. Breast cancer risk was higher than normal among female smokers who were not obese, but this strong association was not evident in obese female smokers, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed data from 76,628...

    Health Tip: Getting My Child to Go to Sleep

    (HealthDay News) — Your growing child needs a good night’s rest, and a consistent bedtime routine can make putting your youngster to bed a little less challenging. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers these suggestions: Make the time before bed “quiet time,” with a bath, book or soft music. Have your child go to bed at the same time each night. Let your child choose a favorite blanket...

    Stroke risks fade when women stop taking estrogen

    CHICAGO – Strokes and other health problems linked with estrogen pills appear to fade when women quit taking them after menopause, the first long-term follow-up of a landmark study found. It’s reassuring news for women who take the hormone in their 50s when menopause usually begins. The latest study bolsters previous evidence that concerns about breast cancer and heart attacks are largely unfounded for...

    British scouts to ‘be prepared’ with sex education

    LONDON (AFP) – British scouts are giving their age-old motto “be prepared” a new twist with the launch Tuesday of sex education classes in a bid to help tackle the country’s high rates of sexually transmitted diseases. The Scout Association is adding learning about the birds and the bees to its more traditional activities such as camping, canoeing and climbing. The programme, for scouts aged...

    Republican to call for sweeping Medicare changes

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A Republican proposal for sweeping changes to Medicare and Medicaid healthcare programs appears unlikely to pass Congress, but could electrify the debate over the budget going into next year’s elections. House of Representatives Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan is set to outline a budget plan on Tuesday that is expected to propose phasing out traditional pay-for-service Medicare...

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