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Medicaid expansion not enough for diabetes patients: Study

A study led by researchers from the Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) claims that Medicaid expansion is not enough to improve the health care for patients with diabetes. According to a study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, the Medicaid expansion which has insured improved healthcare facilities to millions of patients

Fiji’s vaccine program reduces childhood death and illness: study

Fiji’s national vaccine program against pneumonia, a serious lung condition, and rotavirus, a common disease which causes severe diarrhoea and vomiting, has reduced illness and death, new research shows. The University of Melbourne-led research team, which worked with the Fiji Ministry of Health and Medical Services, says the results underline the importance of vaccines and

Study reveals walnuts helpful in cardiovascular disease

Studies from a randomised controlled trial reveals the capability of walnuts from preventing major risk factors for heart disease, claims,’ people who regularly consume walnuts may have a lower risk of heart disease, compared to those who do not eat’. In the study, conducted by Dr Emilio Ros from the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona, in

Study suggests most humans are vulnerable to type 2 diabetes

Scientists have found that insulin has met an evolutionary cul-de-sac, limiting its ability to adapt to obesity and thereby rendering most people vulnerable to Type 2 diabetes. A recent study from scientists at Indiana University School of Medicine, the University of Michigan and Case Western Reserve University has determined that the sequence of insulin has

Study helps explain why motivation to learn declines with age

As people age, they often lose their motivation to learn new things or engage in everyday activities. In a study of mice, MIT neuroscientists have now identified a brain circuit that is critical for maintaining this kind of motivation. This circuit is particularly important for learning to make decisions that require evaluating the cost and

Weight-Loss Surgery Lengthens Life Span, Study Shows

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 14, 2020 — Obesity is tied to premature death, but researchers have found that weight-loss surgery can add a few years to your life. In a study involving more than 4,000 obese people, those who had obesity, or bariatric, surgery lived three years longer on average than those who didn’t. But life expectancy

Cancer Takes Heavy Toll on Women’s Work and Finances: Study

MONDAY, Oct. 12, 2020 — Young women with cancer are at a high risk for employment and financial consequences, a new study finds. “Our study addresses the burden of employment disruption and financial hardship among young women with cancer — a group who may be at particular risk for poor financial outcomes after cancer given