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Scientists find new genetic locations for type 2 diabetes

Scientists from University College London and Imperial College London in the United Kingdom have identified new genetic locations that might make some people more prone to developing type 2 diabetes. Scientists identify 111 new genetic locations that indicate susceptibility to type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes affects hundreds of millions of …

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Crohn’s disease: Discovery of two subtypes could lead to better treatments

Crohn’s disease is notoriously difficult to treat due to the course and severity of the disease varying from one case to another. Research by University of North Carolina School of Medicine has discovered two subtypes of the disease – with different gene expressions and clinical features – which may reveal …

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Could a bacterium found in milk trigger rheumatoid arthritis?

New research suggests that a bacterium found in cow’s milk and beef may lead to rheumatoid arthritis in people who are already genetically predisposed. The bacterium may be a common trigger for both rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn’s disease. A bacterium found in milk may trigger rheumatoid arthritis in genetically predisposed …

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Insect Bites and How to Deal with Them

Which insects bite? In the northern United States and Canada, biting insects include: Insect bites can be painful and irritating, and some spread diseases. Bedbugs Fleas Flies, such as horseflies Gnats Midges Mosquitoes Spiders Ticks. Individuals react in different ways. A bite that causes a small, itchy lump that disappears …

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What can I do about head lice?

What are head lice? A louse egg, or nit, is about the size of a flake of dandruff. They are yellow or white, oval in shape, and they attach to hair close to the scalp. This environment provides an ideal temperature for incubating the egg. Head lice are tiny grey/brown insects. …

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Common causes of scalp tenderness and sensitivity

Scalp tenderness is a fairly common complaint, linked with several medical conditions that affect lots of people. Migraines, tension headaches, and autoimmune disorders like psoriasis can all cause the scalp to become inflamed, irritated, and painful. Sunburns, rashes, wounds, and insect bites also commonly cause scalp tenderness. Most cases of scalp tenderness clear …

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How to treat a wart?

A wart is a small growth with a rough texture that can appear anywhere on the body. It can look like a solid blister or a small cauliflower. Warts are caused by viruses in the human papillomavirus (HPV) family. The appearance of a wart depends on its location on the body and …

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How do you get rid of vaginal pimples?

Pimples around the female genital area are a common condition caused by a variety of factors. These bumps may be uncomfortable and irritating, but they are not serious in most cases. Vaginal pimples are similar in appearance to pimples that occur in other areas of the body. They can have different characteristics. …

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What causes pimples?

A pimple is a small pustule or papule. Pimples develop when sebaceous glands, or oil glands, become clogged and infected, leading to swollen, red lesions filled with pus. Also known as spots or zits, pimples are a part of acne. They are most likely to occur around puberty, but they can happen …

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What are the best ways to get rid of large pores?

Why do pores become enlarged? It may be possible to reduce the appearance of large pores and make them less visible. Every person’s skin is covered in tiny hairs, apart from on the palms of their hands and feet. Each hair follicle has a pore at the top of it. …

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