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Taking a two week diet break may help you...

SHAFAQNA- Move over month-long diets that force you to remove entire food groups or significantly decrease your calorie intake,...

Road to overcoming spinal cord injury

SHAFAQNA- While around 500,000 people suffer from spinal cord injury around the world each year, those affected by the disability...

Health Canada bans main source of artificial trans fats

SHAFAQNA- Health Canada is taking the final steps toward a ban on the main source of artificial trans fats in...

New Florescent Dyes Could Help Doctors Image and Diagnose...

SHAFAQNA- Newly developed voltage-sensitive dyes could change the way that we diagnose diseases. These fluorescent voltage sensors stain body...

7 Foods That Can Help Control Diabetes

SHAFAQNA- Your diet plays an important role in managing diabetes. In fact, your diet and lifestyle are important aspects of...

Managing the highs and lows of diabetes

SHAFAQNA- The serious long-term complications of high blood sugar levels are much publicised. But for some people living with diabetes,...

Does your child have diabetes?

SHAFAQNA- Scenario: My receptionist came to me regarding a call she received from the mother of a 12-year-old boy. He...

Prostate cancer discovery: Treatment which could stop disease coming...

SHAFAQNA- PROSTATE cancer is the most common form of the disease among men in the UK - but there is...

How to prevent kidney infection

SHAFAQNA- Urinary tract infections or Utis include infection of the kidneys, and can be prevented with cranberries, keeping hydrated and...

Fewer antibiotic prescriptions being filled

SHAFAQNA- The use of antibiotics among Americans with commercial health insurance has decreased during the past several years, according to...

Insights into fat signaling could boost the fight against...

SHAFAQNA- Natriuretic peptides, or NPs, send signals in adipose tissue that can turn harmful white fat into energy-burning brown fat....

Your belly fat can put you at increased risk...

SHAFQN- Your belly fat can put you at increased risk of cancer, say scientists including one of Indian-origin who have found that...

Under-skin transplants show promise for type 1 diabetes

SHAFAQNA- In theory, transplanting insulin-producing cells into the body should work as a treatment for type 1 diabetes. However, in...

Scientists develop new immunotherapy for prostate cancer

SHAFAQNA- By Aylin Woodward Injections of vitamin C could be a way to help fight blood cancer. Experiments in mice suggest that the nutrient...

First implants derived from stem cells to ‘cure’ type...

SHAFAQNA- By Andy Coghlan Last week, two people with type 1 diabetes became the first to receive implants containing cells generated from embryonic...

The Latest in Brain Technology

SHAFAQNA- Scientists at various institutions are working on technologies that allow people to see, hear, and move artificial limbs by...

Deadly dengue fever outbreak in northern Pakistan

SHAFAQNA- More than 350 people in the northern city of Peshawar have been diagnosed with dengue hemorrhagic fever, a local...

Mediterranean diet improves cardio health, but only for the...

SHAFAQNA- Choosing a Mediterranean diet has long been linked to a bevy of health benefits, including reduced risk of heart...

Eating healthy fruits could protect you

SHAFAQNA- Strokes happen to more than 100,000 people in the UK, and are similar to a heart attack — except...

Missing signals lead to diabetic nerve injury

SHAFAQNA- Molecules that help cells communicate with each other--called cytokines--might be the key to repairing diabetic nerve damage, according to...

The science of sleep: A Q&A with neurology professor...

SHAFAQNA- Ying-Hui Fu, a UCSF professor of neurology and a pioneer in the study of sleep and genetics, explains the...

New cancer treatment looks to remove tumors safely

SHAFAQNA- A surgeon in Arizona removed a 17-centimeter ovarian tumor through an incision smaller than a dime. He used a controversial...

Hunt for HIV cure turns to cancer drugs

SHAFAQNA- The outstanding progress in boosting the immune system to treat cancer may help unlock a cure for HIV, according...

Advanced lung cancer patients get survival benefit with use...

SHAFAQNA- For patients with advanced, inoperable stage 3 lung cancer, concurrent chemotherapy and the specialized radiation treatment, proton therapy, offers...

Hair dye linked to risk of breast cancer

SHAFAQNA- African-American and white women who regularly chemically straightened their hair or dyed it dark brown or black had an...

How to tell if the avocados are ripe and...

SHAFAQNA- Avocados are touted as superfoods for a reason. They contain heart-healthy monounsaturated fats along with fibre, folate and Vitamin...

Antioxidant Supplementation and Diabetic Kidney Disease

SHAFAQNA- Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP Diabetes' propensity to cause metabolic derangement is directly responsible for a looming epidemic of...

Tips for avoiding migraine triggers

SHAFAQNA- Headaches when they become moderate to severe often indicate a migraine, a common health condition. Indeed, migraines affect nine million...

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