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  • Medical News Today: How do you treat a droopy eyelid?
    Ptosis refers to a droopy eyelid, where the upper eye area lowers downward. Causes include genetics, eye surgery, and excessive rubbing. Treatment can involve surgery, but usually for cosmetic reasons only. Prevention is harder due to genes playing a role. Learn more about this manageable condition here.... Read more »
  • Medical News Today: What are the side effects of insulin therapy?
    People with type 1 diabetes need to take insulin to stay healthy. Doctors sometimes also prescribe insulin for people with type 2 diabetes or gestational diabetes. However, insulin therapy can sometimes cause side effects. Learn more here.... Read more »
  • Medical News Today: What causes low energy in men?
    Men experience low energy levels for many reasons, including diet, sleep quality, and exercise patterns, or an underlying medical condition. In this article, we discuss the causes and treatments for low energy in men.... Read more »
  • Medical News Today: Why do people feel tired after eating?
    Feeling tired after eating is usually a natural biological response. Certain types of food and the size and timing of meals can all affect a person's energy levels. Learn more here.... Read more »
  • Medical News Today: What to know about urine drug screening
    Doctors, sports officials, or employers may request a urine drug screen to check if a person has recently used illegal or prescription drugs. Urine tests can detect many substances, including alcohol, cocaine, and marijuana. The detection times differ, depending on the drug. Learn more here.... Read more »
  • Medical News Today: High blood pressure control with 'exercise in a pill'
    Increased body levels of a compound that the liver makes could control high blood pressure without having to exercise or eat less salt, study suggests.... Read more »
  • Medical News Today: Can stevia benefit people with diabetes?
    Stevia is a sugar substitute that is about 300 times sweeter than table sugar. Stevia is very low in calories, and there is growing interest in whether this sweetener can help people with diabetes use their diet to control their blood sugar levels. Learn more here.... Read more »
  • Medical News Today: MS: Gut bacteria may trigger harmful mechanism
    While the cause of multiple sclerosis remains unknown, new research suggests that the harmful autoimmune response associated with it originates in the gut.... Read more »
  • Medical News Today: Seafood rich in omega-3 may promote healthy aging
    New research suggests that people who consume high levels of omega-3 fatty acids from seafood are more likely to stay disease-free well into old age.... Read more »
  • Medical News Today: Can a vitamin combo prolong your life?
    A new review finds that 30 known vitamins and minerals, as well as 11 other compounds, are crucial to maintaining health and prolonging the lifespan.... Read more »

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  • Not all prion strains interfere with each other
    The first example of prion strains that replicate independently in vitro and in vivo suggests that strain diversity may be greater than previously thought, according to a new study. ... Read more »
  • Asthma's effects on airways at the single cell level
    By sequencing genetic material at a cell-by-cell level, researchers have described how type 2-high asthma affects the airways and results in mucus production with more detail than ever before. These findings, which help move forward scientific understanding of the biology behind asthma and could inform the development of targeted treatments... Read more »
  • New insight into the evolution of the nervous system
    Pioneering research has given a fascinating fresh insight into how animal nervous systems evolved from simple structures to become the complex network transmitting signals between different parts of the body. ... Read more »
  • Electrical properties of dendrites help explain our brain's unique computing power
    Neuroscientists have discovered that human dendrites have very different electrical properties from those of other species. These differences may contribute to the enhanced computing power of the human brain. ... Read more »
  • Aerobic exercise has antidepressant treatment effects
    An analysis of randomized controlled clinical trials indicates that supervised aerobic exercise has large antidepressant treatment effects for patients with major depression. ... Read more »
  • Neo-colonial attitudes to security in war-torn nations out-of-date and unhelpful
    Developed countries imposing their own Security Sector Reform (SSR) processes onto nations recovering from war often rely on entrenched colonial attitudes with no guarantee of success. Researchers looked at the Democratic Republic Congo and Nepal contrasting their outcomes and examining the reasons for success or failure of SSR policies based... Read more »
  • Colored filter improves dyslexic children's reading speed
    Volunteers aged 9-10 with dyslexia took less time to read passages from children's books, possibly thanks to attenuated excitability of the cerebral cortex. ... Read more »
  • 'Geek Girl' gamers are more likely to study science and technology degrees
    Girls who play video games are three times more likely to choose physical science, technology, engineering or maths (PSTEM) degrees compared to their non-gaming counterparts, according to new research. ... Read more »
  • New tool uses your smartphone camera to track your alertness at work
    Our level of alertness rises and falls over the course of a workday, sometimes causing our energy to drop and our minds to wander just as we need to perform important tasks. To help understand these patterns and improve productivity, researchers have developed a tool that tracks alertness by measuring... Read more »
  • Kids health outcomes have more to do with parents level of education than income
    A recent study finds that parents educated beyond high school have healthier families, as they invest more in family health care which reduces the likelihood of adverse medical conditions. ... Read more »

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