Health Problems

Type 2 diabetes risk up with inflammatory bowel disease

(HealthDay)—Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have increased risk of type 2 diabetes, according to a study published online Aug. 5 in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Tine Jess, M.D., from the Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg Hospital in Copenhagen, Denmark, and colleagues conducted a nationwide population-based cohort study involving 6,028,844 persons in Denmark to examine the long-term […]

Pet Care

Kimchi Spices Up Her New Adopter’s Life

happytail_kimchi_082119_main.png Sidnee D. grew up with animals her whole life. She and her family have always been advocates for adoption rather than purchasing a pet from a breeder or pet store. She really missed the love and companionship of a dog who brought so much joy to her childhood. When Sidnee had settled into her […]

Health News

Gut throws cells overboard when chemical insults build up

A team of Duke researchers has discovered that cells lining the gut of zebrafish—and probably humans too—have a remarkable defense mechanism when faced with certain kinds of toxins: they hit the eject button. “The gut has the challenging job of handling all the chemicals that we consume or produce, and some of those chemicals can […]

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Testosterone supplements not all they’re cracked up to be

(HealthDay News) —Buyer beware: When it comes to testosterone supplements, men should know a new study finds there is precious little evidence to support claims they will boost testosterone levels, sex drive, strength and overall energy. To come to this conclusion, the researchers first broke down 50 testosterone supplements into their component parts. The investigators […]