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#SugarKills Gets Attention: Good, Bad, and Ugly

TweetEverybody know sugar is sweet but when it accumulates in your blood, it turns ugly. Just how ugly elevated sugar gets is unsightly, which is why the picture campaign “Sugar Kills” gets people talking. High blood glucose is a not in … Continue reading

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New #Blood Test: #Virus or #Bacteria?

TweetIf you’ve ever had a cold that didn’t respond to antibiotics, it was probably a viral infection. Typically antibiotics will treat ailments that are caused by a bacteria. However, a virus is a horse of a different color. Viral infections are … Continue reading

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Does @Goodyhair Know About the Infectious #Hair Elastic?

TweetA hair tie is so unassuming. We look at an elastic band for our hair and think nothing of it as potential source of infection. Think again, ladies and gentlemen. Unbeknownst to this poor lady, in the middle of a … Continue reading

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@HuffingtonPost Tells Us 5 Ways Tattoos Affect Us

TweetEver wonder about getting a tattoo? Plenty of people do it and others are like me – virgin skin. Those people who decide to mark their convictions in ink, needn’t read this article. However, those who didn’t face the plunging … Continue reading

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Possible New Therapy for Diabetic Wound Healing

TweetChronic wounds are among the leading cause of lower limb amputations in people with diabetes. We speak with Dr. Yue Shen, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics Umea University, to tell us about his doctoral thesis on “Plasminogen: a novel … Continue reading

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