Exercise May Ease Inflammation Tied to Obesity

WEDNESDAY, June 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Bicycling or other regular exercise may help reduce harmful inflammation in obese people, a new study suggests. Physical activity tames inflammation by changing blood characteristics, according to a team led by Dr. Michael De Lisio, of the University of Ottawa in Canada. Chronic inflammation is behind many of…

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Stigma Adds to Burden of Type 1 Diabetes

TUESDAY, June 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Michael Wright was just 16 when he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, and although his friends supported him, he always felt different. “I would do my injections and testing in private [in another room or even the bathroom] to avoid having conversations about diabetes with people,” he…

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Experts Warn of Synthetic 'Bioweapons' Danger

TUESDAY, June 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The burgeoning field of “synthetic biology” research could lead to the creation of dangerous new bioweapons, and U.S. defense officials need to be alert to assess the potential threat. So concludes a new report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, which advises the U.S. federal…

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