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Experimental drug could be new option for type 2 diabetes

An experimental drug may help people with type 2 diabetes curb their blood sugar without causing it to drop to dangerously low levels. Researchers found that the compound—dubbed TTP399 for now—improved patients’ blood sugar control when it was added to the standard medication metformin for six months. And it did so without causing hypoglycemia—blood sugar […]

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How Getting a Flu Shot Could Save Your Life

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 16, 2019 — It’s not too late to get your flu shot, which can protect you in ways that may surprise you. The flu vaccine can be a lifesaver for people with heart disease, according to infectious disease specialist Dr. Michael Chang, assistant professor of pediatrics at University of Texas Health Science Center […]


Bruising for No Reason? It Could Be Due to These Medications

Bruising, where blood gets trapped under the skin, usually happens from trauma—like banging your knee against a table. Now, easy bruising without trauma is a different story. It could be due to health conditions like a shortage of platelets, bleeding disorders, and deficiencies in vitamin C, vitamin K or protein. Or, more commonly, it could […]

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Could acid reflux explain sudden unexpected death in epilepsy?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 3.4 million people in the United States have epilepsy. For around 30 percent of these individuals, medication does not adequately control seizures. Uncontrolled epilepsy is the primary risk factor for sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP). SUDEP affects an estimated 1 in 1,000 […]