Exercise can slow or prevent vision loss, study suggests

Exercise can slow or prevent the development of macular degeneration and may benefit other common causes of vision loss, such as glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy, new research suggests. A study from the University of Virginia School of Medicine found that exercise reduced the harmful overgrowth of blood vessels in the eyes of lab mice by up to 45%. This tangle […]

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Most of the nation’s teens aren’t getting enough exercise

With the explosion of smartphones, teens have learned to swiftly scroll and type away using only their thumbs. But the rest of their bodies are woefully inactive—and the effects are far-reaching. Only about 1 in 4 high school students get the recommended hour a day of physical activity, according to statistics from the American Heart Association. Screen time is partially […]

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Type 2 diabetes: Best drink to lower blood sugar – and other natural remedies to help

Type 2 diabetes occurs when the body doesn’t produce or use enough insulin – a hormone that absorbs glucose into cells to be used up as energy. Hyperglycemia (the medical term for high blood sugar levels) can damage blood vessels, increasing the risk of a stroke. Gudrun Jonsson, dietary advisor to Nibble Protein – creators of low-GI snacks – and […]

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Type 2 diabetes: The sign if you’ve cut yourself that could signal the chronic condition

Type 2 diabetes occurs when your pancreas struggles to produce enough insulin to maintain the body’s blood sugar balance. This means that blood sugar levels can rise uncontrollably, a mechanism that may lead to serious complications such as heart disease, if left untreated. To compensate for your pancreas’ poor insulin production, you must turn to your lifestyle to regulate blood […]

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Parkinson’s disease symptoms: The sign in your handwriting to watch out for

Parkinson’s disease is caused by loss of nerve cells in part of the brain called the substantia nigra, which leads to a reduction in a chemical called dopamine in the brain. Dopamine plays a vital role regulating the movement of the body so a loss of this chemical can cause movement problems. As the condition progresses, the symptoms of Parkinson’s […]

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What really helps against sleep disorders

Sleep disorders: How you come at night finally to rest More and more people in Germany have problems – and sleep Through the night. Sleep problems can lead not only to fatigue and concentration problems, but also serious health problems. Health experts explain how to get the night properly to rest. Serious health problems Million people in Germany suffer from […]

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