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How Americas Diet Culture Hinders Those With Eating Disorders

The inevitable January advertising of New Year, New You has arrived, and with it, the societal pressure to drop weight. For some, this can be motivating, even goodafter all, Americas obesity rate is at a record high, according to eating disorders. Longstanding new research from the Michael Lutter, who works as an attending psychiatrist for the Eating Recovery Center, told ...

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‘Aussie’ flu. Should we be worried?

Most people will recover in about a week and won’t need any specific treatment, apart from a bit of bed rest, some paracetamol or ibuprofen and drinking plenty of fluids. But for some – the very old, very young or people with pre-existing health conditions such as heart disease – flu can be deadly. Is Aussie flu worse than other ...

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‘I begged doctors for a hysterectomy’

Tissue that behaves like womb lining is found in other bits of the body, causing nasty symptoms. Carrie-Mae blames it for the breakdown of her marriage, a chain of painful miscarriages and the inability to work. Image copyright Carrie-Mae Macmillan Image caption Carrie-Mae after one of her surgeries in hospital Carrie-Mae knew early on she had an issue but felt ...

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How Experts Fight A Disease When They Dont Know Whom Its Killing

Rostam Ramili was a battle-hardened cameraman who had cheated death in Iraq and walked among the ruins of quake-ravaged Nepal. He could not have possibly thought his end would come from filming a cookery program in his home country of Malaysia. “War assignments were his favorite. He was never afraid,” said his widow, Diyana Kamalludden, sitting in front of their ...

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Researchers Have Made Insulin-Producing Cells From Human Skin Cells

Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes and theUniversity of California, San Francisco, have managed to convert human skin cells into fullyfunctioning, insulin-producing pancreatic cells. The new study in Nature Communications reveals that this novel approach to cellular reprogramming not only works, but has the potential to be scaled up in order to produce trillions of these cells in a careful, controlled ...

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Movie Theater Employee Gives Regular Coke Instead Of Diet, And Heres How Internet Responds

This was recently highlighted by an Imgur user named Amrikia, who posted about somebody boasting about having deliberately served people regular coke instead of the diet coke they’d asked for. In response to this, other people then came forward with their own stories, from people with Celiac disease being purposely served food containing gluten, to people with stomach ulcers being ...

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New Drug Appears To Eliminate Type 2 Diabetes For First Time

Type 2 diabetes, although influenced by a persons genes, is largely thought to be brought about by a poor diet and being overweight for prolonged periods of time, particularly at an old age. The pancreas is either unable to produce enough insulin, or the bodys cells simply dont react to insulin, which leads to dangerously high blood sugar levels. This ...

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