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Medical News Today: Diabetes and erectile dysfunction may be genetically linked

New research, published in the American Journal of Human Genetics, suggests that a genetic susceptibility to type 2 diabetes may be a cause of erectile dysfunction. New research finds evidence that erectile dysfunction and type 2 diabetes are genetically linked. Erectile dysfunction (ED) affects approximately 30 million adults in the United States. There are several… Read More »

Medical News Today: Strong link found between back pain and mortality

A prospective analysis of back pain and rates of disability may help explain the association between back pain and mortality. Back pain is common and often debilitating. Back pain is very common, affecting millions of people worldwide. It is also a major cause of disability and missed work days. Risk factors such as posture, sedentary… Read More »

Medical News Today: What to know about encephalopathy

Encephalopathy means brain disease, disorder, or damage. The term refers to temporary or permanent conditions that affect the brain’s structure or function. The main symptom of encephalopathy is a change to a person’s mental state. There are different types of encephalopathy, with distinct causes, and encephalopathy can be a complication of another condition. This article… Read More »

Medical News Today: What are neutrophils and what do they do?

Neutrophils are a type of white blood cell that helps heal damaged tissues and resolve infections. Neutrophil blood levels increase naturally in response to infections, injuries, and other types of stress. They may decrease in response to severe or chronic infections, drug treatments, and genetic conditions. Neutrophils help prevent infections by blocking, disabling, digesting, or… Read More »

Weekly Health Quiz: Metabolism, Influenza and Fake News

1 According to recent research, to boost metabolism and increase energy expenditure you need to: Decrease protein intake Increase protein intake Decrease net carb intake Recent research shows that as your carbohydrate ratio diminishes, energy expenditure increases. On average, those eating just 20 grams of carbs a day burned 250 calories a day more than… Read More »