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Fall in children with diabetes taking medicine on holidays

A new study has found that children with diabetes can find it difficult to keep up their drug routines at weekends and during school holidays. Focusing on children with Type 1 diabetes, the study showed that holiday distractions lead to a 20% drop in children taking their medicine. For the study, 100 children aged between …

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How to Prevent Heart Disease

Heart disease is the leading cause of the death in the United States. It is also a major cause of disability. There are many things that can raise your risk for heart disease. They are called risk factors. Some of them you cannot control, but there are many that you can control. Learning about them can …

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Cholesterol Levels: What You Need to Know

What is cholesterol? Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that’s found in all the cells in your body. Your liver makes cholesterol, and it is also in some foods, such as meat and dairy products. Your body needs some cholesterol to work properly. But if you have too much cholesterol in your blood, you have a …

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What is High Blood Pressure?

What is blood pressure? Blood pressure is the force of your blood pushing against the walls of your arteries. Each time your heart beats, it pumps blood into the arteries. Your blood pressure is highest when your heart beats, pumping the blood. This is called systolic pressure. When your heart is at rest, between beats, …

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