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Magnesium Reduces Diabetes, Heart Failure?
A retrospective analysis of nutrition studies showed magnesium can reduce heart failure and diabetes risk. The key is dosage, a team found.
Age-related macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in the developed world, has long been linked to diet and obesity. Recently, we came closer to understanding just exactly why that is.
Many women believe that estrogen in birth control pills is causing them to gain weight, however, studies concluded that this is a temporary side effect more times than not – and the “gain” is water retention, not fat.
A new analysis indicates that a 25% reduction in exposure to certain household chemicals would reduce diabetes cases by approximately 13%, enough to save billions of dollars in annual health costs.
While one study found that taking vitamin D during pregnancy may hinder early ADHD symptoms, another recent study believes that gestational use of diabetes medications may lead to them.
As if egg-laying Australian mammals with webbed feet weren't fascinating enough, it turns out that their venom contains an insulin-stimulating peptide resistant to the forces that usually shorten its effectiveness in humans. Yes, they have venom.
The MD Magazine editors rounded up the 10 best stories from November – did you read them all?
As the field of medical ethics continues to expand, its use can be seen in everything from general medical conditions to end of life considerations.
Scientists found that amyloid beta proteins accumulate in the retinas of AMD patients – the same types of proteins that settle in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease.

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