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Can Metformin Help with Macular Degeneration?

The popular diabetes medication, metformin, may soon be used not just to regulate blood sugar, but to protect against a common form of blindness, called macular degeneration. Researchers have discovered that people who use metformin to treat type 2 diabetes have a significantly lower rate of age-related macular...
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Why ‘Vaginal Seeding’ May Help Babies Born Via C-Section

Scientists are just beginning to understand how your microbiome develops and what that means for your long-term health. Numerous studies have suggested that an unhealthy gut is tied to the rise in autoimmune diseases such as diabetes, asthma, or obesity. Researchers now are starting to look at the way people...
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3 Ways to Support Your Partner with a Chronic Condition

Relationships require communication, patience, and mutual support, especially when chronic pain and fatigue are part of everyday life. One couple shares their tips for keeping their marriage — and health — on track. For my husband and I, it’s both of us. I was diagnosed with psoriasis when I was...
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The Flu Shot Can’t Infect You and Other Flu Facts

It is now the middle of October and doctors are urging that you should get the flu vaccine if you haven’t already done so. Given that 900,000 people were hospitalized in the United States over the course of the last flu season, getting vaccinated is crucial, said pediatrician Dr. James...
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Can Practicing Pilates Help You to Lose Weight?

  Is Pilates a good exercise for weight loss? Pilates is a popular low-impact exercise. It’s effective for toning up, building lean muscle, and improving posture. Practicing Pilates can be beneficial for your health and help you maintain a healthy weight. Yet, Pilates may not be as effective for weight...
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Common Industrial Chemicals May Be Making Food Unsafe for Kids

How safe is food that’s prepared in factories? Getty Images Alarmed by growing evidence that common industrial chemicals in food can harm a child’s health, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is asking for an overhaul of the regulatory system. “We’re all exposed to these chemicals every day,” Dr. Sheela...
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