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Diabetic Nerve Damage May Increase Energy Needed for Walking

A new study suggests that diabetes-related nerve damage (peripheral neuropathy) may reduce the amount of energy stored by the Achilles tendon during walking. The tendon connects the back of the heel to the calf muscles. This reduction increases the...
21-Feb-2018 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Simulated Virtual Patients Improve Students’ Learning Experience

Medical students in India are using computer-simulated virtual patients (SVPs) as a learning tool for clinical skills and are becoming more enthusiastic about their studies. SVPs allow students to interact with and perform procedures on pretend...
14-Feb-2018 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Arm Exercise Improves Walking Ability After Stroke

A new study shows that arm exercises may improve walking ability months and even years after having a stroke. The study, the first to test the influence of arm training on post-stroke leg function, is published ahead of print in the Journal of...
6-Feb-2018 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Hunger Overrides Sense of Fullness After Weight Loss

Bethesda, Md. (February 1, 2018)—The levels of hormones that control hunger and fullness(satiety) both rise after weight loss, but individuals may only experience an increase in hunger, according to a new study. The study is published ahead of...
1-Feb-2018 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Individuals with HIV at Higher Risk for Heart Disease

A review of more than 80 studies reveals that changes in the immune cells of people with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection may increase their risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD).
24-Jan-2018 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Overweight Female Kidney Donors May Be at Risk for Preeclampsia

Female kidney donors who are overweight may be at a greater risk for preeclampsia during pregnancy than those with normal body weight, according to a new study. The increased risk is due to a reduction in a type of kidney function called renal...
18-Jan-2018 2:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Arsenic-Tainted Drinking Water May Increase Diabetes Risk

A new study reports that chronic exposure to arsenic interferes with insulin secretion in the pancreas, which may increase the risk of diabetes.
10-Jan-2018 2:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Taking Folic Acid in Late Pregnancy May Increase Childhood Allergy Risk

A new study suggests that taking folic acid in late pregnancy may increase the risk of allergies in offspring affected by intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR).
21-Dec-2017 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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