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Type 2 diabetes: What is the average age of onset?

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Diabetes is one of those health conditions that people worry and know about. There are different types of diabetes. Type two is the far less serious type. You can control it through diet and exercise. Type one you need to take medication and still can have serious problems. Type two average onset is considered to

Causes of baldness, gray hair identified

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Sometimes when you are researching one item you unintentionally find something else. Researchers were searching for the neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) gene and found out what causes baldness and gray hair. Since finding out this information they feel they can develop new ways to treat gray hair and baldness. Two out of three men, by

Half of all seniors who went to doctor for common cold prescribed unnecessary antibiotics

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According to a new study published by the Institute for Clinical Evaluation Sciences, 1 in 2 seniors were prescribed antibiotics for non-bacterial infections in Ontario during 2012. According to Dr. Marcus Povitz, unnecessary antibiotic use leads to increased health care costs and antibiotic-resistant infections. Patients were more likely to receive unnecessary antibiotics from doctors who

Don’t Get Hacked: How to Protect Senior Living From Cyber Crime

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In today's cyber environment, companies cannot be lax in their handling of information, whether it be company sensitive or personally identifiable information. Information stored locally, on a server, or in the cloud can be hacked. Companies must have policies in place to ensure anti-virus/malware software is installed and kept up-to-date, firewalls are in place and

What People With PTSD Need From You This Fourth of July

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The article offers a list of suggestions on how to make the Fourth of July easier for people who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, based on submissions from readers with post-traumatic stress disorder. Some of the suggestions listed include: letting people with PTSD know when the fireworks are, establishing a safe space, providing noise-canceling headphones

Severe foot pain linked to recurrent falls

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There are a lot of reasons why you might have foot pain. It could be that you are overweight and its hurting your feet. It could be that you are not wearing proper foot wear, spend to much time on feet, or it could be that you have a disease that is diagnosed or otherwise.

Medical News Today: Cannabinoids could prevent migraine, study finds

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Cannabanoids can be used as a reliable relief to headaches. Found in cannabis, you can either smoke, vape, or eat it to help achieve the fastest relief. Compared to contemporary medications it is just as effective, useful, and powerful without the harmful side effects of over the counter medications. The cannabanoids work with your brains

Researchers find a mutation which predisposes people under osteoporosis treatment to femoral fractures

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A study conducted by the University of Barcelona and the Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute, and published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine has found that in rare cases, drugs used to aid in the treatment of osteoporosis, actually create an increased risk of femoral bone fractures in certain patients. The agents