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Zika-related travel recommendations extended to Southeast Asia

Zika-related travel recommendations extended to Southeast Asia

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) this week highlighted the risk of Zika infection in eleven Southeastern Asian countries and recommended that pregnant women avoid them wherever possible.

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FDA approves automated insulin delivery device for type 1 diabetes

FDA approves automated insulin delivery device for type 1 diabetes

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a device that automatically monitors blood glucose levels and delivers insulin when appropriate, for people aged 14 years and older who have type 1 diabetes.

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Does exercise eliminate the ill effects of sitting?

If sitting time is even longer and in combination with physical inactivity these changes may manifest in hyperlipidemia (elevated blood lipid levels) and insulin resistance. High blood lipids and insulin resistance are precursors of cardio-vascular disease and type 2 diabetes.

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Trifocal lenses: the best chance of true spectacle independence?

Trifocal intraocular lenses (IOLs) represent the latest in premium lens technology. They are tiny, artificial lenses that are implanted into the eye during a cataract or lens replacement procedure.

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Super-resolution imaging of biological specimens

Super-resolution techniques either surpass or circumvent the diffraction limit and thereby enable the imaging of structures in biological samples that could previously only be observed with electron microscopy (EM).

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Are migraines genetic?

There's a big debate right now in the migraine community around the underlying cause of the disease. The question is whether it is vascular, and has something to do with our vessels, or whether it has to do with our neurons not functioning correctly or misfiring.

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Health A to Z

Immunotherapy: past, present and future

William Coley is the grandfather of immunotherapy. A surgeon in New York between 1870 and 1910, he developed extracts of streptococcus and another bacterium called Serratia marcescens (known as Coley’s toxins) to treat patients, particularly children, with sarcoma.

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There is hope for those with tinnitus

Although our knowledge and understanding of tinnitus still has a long way to go, in the last few years research has improved its grasp on tinnitus, and as such we are heading in a more positive direction for sufferers.

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Sarcomas, latest developments in diagnosis and treatment

Sarcomas are rare tumours of connective tissue, and as a result they can affect any part of the body. These are tumours of fat, nerves, bone, tendons, muscle and skin.

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Living with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF)

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a debilitating and fatal lung disease that affects approximately 3 million people worldwide. Despite the condition killing more people every year than some cancers it remains relatively unheard of, frequently misdiagnosed and little understood.

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The Risks of Prediabetes

While many are familiar with type 2 diabetes, few are aware of prediabetes, a serious health condition that affects 86 million Americans (more than one in three adults) and often leads to type 2 diabetes.

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Hidden signs of heart problems

Since 1 in 4 deaths in the UK are related to a heart or circulatory disease, addressing heart health is a concern of national importance. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in men over 50, and an estimated 7 million of us are living with an undiagnosed risk factor – high blood pressure.

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