Losing a single night's sleep may affect the liver's ability to produce glucose and process insulin, increasing the risk of metabolic diseases such as hepatic steatosis (fatty liver) and type 2 diabetes. The findings of the mouse study are published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology—Endocrinology and Metabolism.
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Can you imagine a future where the question "Did you bring a copy of your test results?" becomes entirely unnecessary? That could happen, but the methods that most health care providers use to exchange healthcare information are a little different than they were 5,000 years ago.
The tiniest of premature infants—weighing just over two pounds at birth on average—start out receiving nutrition intravenously. Over the next several days or weeks, they are transitioned to enteral (or through the gut) feeds, often delivered through feeding tubes if the baby still cannot suck or swallow
Teens who took a supplemental drivers' ed program — including tours of emergency rooms, ICUs and a morgue — showed more awareness of the consequences of risky driving and of how they can avoid dangers. But data from a two-month follow-up to the program was inconclusive as to whether the program made a difference in the youths' behavior behind the wheel.
Whether you catch a tan, have more dark spots or suffer from peeling, a summer in the sun can change the appearance of your complexion. If you notice visible white patches on your skin, you could be suffering from pityriasis versicolor, a yeast infection that causes a rash most commonly on your back, chest, and shoulders. Here's everything you need to know about it – from what causes it, how to detect it, and what to do if you think you've got it, according to a dermatologist.
Many overweight and obese women gain too much weight during pregnancy, further ratcheting up their already-increased risk of serious complications for themselves and their babies
It's a silent, sudden and almost assured killer: a thoracic aortic aneurysm (TAA) occurs when a weak spot or bulge in the body's main pipeline for pumping blood suddenly ruptures, cutting off the supply of life-sustaining blood and flooding the chest or abdomen with it.
A new study finds simulated lunar soil is toxic to human lung and mouse brain cells. Up to 90% of human lung cells and mouse neurons died when exposed to dust particles that mimic soils found on the moon's surface. Future astronauts spending long periods of time on the moon could suffer bronchitis and other health problems by inhaling tiny particles of dust from its surface.
The inherited gene that leads to Huntington's disease has been found to affect brain development from an early age, even though most patients don't develop symptoms of the disease until they are between the ages of 30 and 50
Ayushman Bharat rests on the twin pillars of Health and Wellness Centres for provision of comprehensive primary healthcare services and the Prime Minister's National Health Protection Mission for secondary and tertiary care to 100 million families.