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Chinese Herbs Offer Novel Diabetes Hope 2019-01-05

Emodin, a natural product that can be extracted from various Chinese herbs including Rheum palmatum and Polygonum cuspidatum, shows promise as an agent that could reduce the impact of type 2 diabetes. …

Afghanistan, African Countries Lead Global Food Insecurity 2019-01-05

Afghanistan and nine African countries top a list measuring global food insecurity, which was released on Thursday, Agence France-Presse reports.The risk analysis firm Maplecroft compiled on a survey of 163 countries. …

Skin Condition Associated With Depression, Anxiety 2019-01-05

Individuals with psoriasis appear to have an increased risk of depression, anxiety and suicidality, according to a report in the August issue of Archives of Dermatology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. …

The Next Big Thing: Developing The Artificial Pancreas 2019-01-05

All people with type 1 diabetes, and some with type 2, need to inject or pump insulin into their bodies to survive. Figuring out how much insulin is necessary requires frequent monitoring and can be difficult.…

Drug Addicts Get Hooked Via Prescriptions 2019-01-05

Thirty-one of 75 patients hospitalized for opioid detoxification told University at Buffalo physicians they first got hooked on drugs legitimately prescribed for pain.Another 24 began with a friend's left-over prescription pills.…

Study Says China's Internet Access is on Par With Rich World 2019-01-05

About one-quarter of China's 420 million web users live in rural areas where Internet access exists in 91.5 percent of communities, the People's Daily said, citing the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences study.…

Getting The Facts On Constipation 2019-01-05

While sometimes the solution is simple, for example, short-term use of a laxative or eating more fiber, relieving constipation sometimes can be more difficult. For many older adults, constipation is a chronic problem.…

Toddler Spanking By Parents Common In The USA 2019-01-05

Spanking of toddlers in the USA is more common than people realize, especially if parents are aggressive towards each other, according to a report published in the peer-reviewed medical journal Pediatrics.…

Two FDA Approved Drugs Identified That May Fight HIV 2019-01-05

Researchers at the University of Minnesota Academic Health Center have identified two drugs that, when combined, may serve as an effective treatment for HIV. The two drugs, decitabine and gemcitabine - both FDA approved.…

Fibre Could Help Weight Loss And Prevent Diabetes 2019-01-05

Diabetes UK is funding new research to determine if fermentable carbohydrates found in foods like asparagus, garlic, chicory and Jerusalem artichokes could be used to help weight loss and prevent Type 2 diabetes. …