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Insulin Secretion Is Not Functioning in Type-2 Diabetes Patients

In a new study, researchers from the universities of Uppsala and Lund, they observed that insulin secretion is not working properly in patients suffering from type-2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is a major public health issue with globally more than 400 million individuals affected. Both lifestyle and hereditary components contribute to the disease. The Study is published in the journal Cell Metabolism.

Allergy Drug Effective Against Neuromyelitis Optica

The addition of cetirizine (the popular allergy medication under the brand name Zyrtec) to standard therapy is safe, well-tolerated, and may reduce relapses in patients with neuromyelitis optica (NMO), a rare and severe disease that causes inflammation and demyelination ( damage to the myelin – the protective coating of nerve cells), primarily in the optic nerve (optic neuritis), spinal cord (myelitis), and brainstem.

Toddler Drinks Mislead with Health Claims

Misleading labeling on formulas and milks marketed as "toddler drinks" may confuse parents about their healthfulness or necessity, finds a new study by researchers at the NYU College of Global Public Health and the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity at the University of Connecticut.

Cardioprotective Effects of Fish Oils

A new study published in the PLoS One provides evidence of heterogeneity in the vasodilation mechanisms of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) in different vascular beds. The study demonstrates that endothelium removal has little effect on relaxations produced by either PUFA.