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Having Diabetes Is No Longer Going To Be A Life Sentence

While 415 million people suffer from diabetes today, this number is set to rise to 642 million by 2040. As one of the top five mortality causes of 2030, diabetes is indeed a serious global healthcare issue. While we wait for regenerative medicine to provide us with lab-grown pancreases to replace …

Diabetes

FBI: Hate Crime Went Up 6.8 Percent In 2015; Anti-Muslim Incidents Surge To Second Highest Ever

<b>Numbers Rise, But State Compliance Varies</b><p>Criminal hate crime incidents reported to police increased 6.8 percent in the United States in 2015; according to official FBI data released Sunday. There were 5,850 incidents in 2015, compared to 5,479 reported in 2014, the widely anticipated report …

Islamophobia

Why Doesn’t the Government Track Nationwide Police Use of Force?

Every day in America, people are killed or injured by police.<p>Sometimes they die in swarms of police bullets or in chokeholds or jailhouse beatings. Sometimes their hearts give out after being shot with a Taser or their lungs are crushed beneath the weight of grappling officers.<p>Yet, no one knows for …

Justice

It's not all in the genes: Clean living can cut heart risks

Clean living can slash your risk for heart disease even if your genes are heavily stacked against you. A large study finds that people with the most inherited risk cut their chances of having a heart attack or other heart problems in half if they didn't smoke, ate well, exercised and stayed …

Holistic Medicine

Avoiding Professional Burnout

No matter how much you enjoy your job, there are times when pressure or stress can start to take an emotional toll on you, particularly if you are in …

Mental Health

We now know exactly how many DNA mutations smoking causes

Every 50 cigarettes you smoke gives you one extra DNA mutation per lung cell<p>A common tactic for people trying to give up smoking is to quantify exactly how much damage — financial or physical — each cigarette or pack of cigarette does. How much does smoking cost you per month, for example, or how …

Hypnotherapy

Why It's Okay For Medical Residents To Work 28 Hours Straight

A group that accredits medical residency programs appears poised to lift caps on work hours of first-year doctors-in-training, saying young residents aren’t harming patient care by working 24 consecutive hours plus up to four more hours to transition patients to another provider.<p>Some medical groups …

Health Care

Smoking’s effects on genes revealed for the first time ever in horrifying study

The full extent of the genetic damage that smoking does to our genes has been revealed for the first time.<p>Smoking just one pack a day can lead to 150 …

Pharma