Type 2 diabetes a much greater risk for ‘night owls’ than for early birds, a ‘startling’ new study finds

Early risers could have a leg up on their health and well-being. A recent study from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Massachusetts revealed that “night owls” are at a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes compared to morning people. The research, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine on …

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Jellyfish are not the ‘simple creatures’ once thought: New study may change an understanding of our own brains

Jellyfish could be much smarter than scientists previously thought, asserts a new study published in the journal Current Biology. Poisonous Caribbean box jellyfish can learn at a far more complex level than ever imagined, despite only having 1,000 nerve cells and no centralized brain, according to new research from the …

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Aspartame and autism: Drinking diet soda amid pregnancy linked to diagnosis in male offspring, says study

Pregnant or breastfeeding women who consume diet soda or other foods and drinks containing aspartame could experience higher rates of autism diagnoses in their sons, a new study has revealed. Researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio) found that among boys …

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Aaron Rodgers tore his Achilles tendon – here’s what that injury and recovery looks like

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers made his regular season debut with the New York Jets on Monday but it seems his season will be extremely short-lived after he tore his Achilles tendon, the NFL confirmed on Tuesday. Here’s what that injury means and what recovery may look like.  What happened to Aaron Rodgers? Rodgers, 39, …

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Jamaica declares Dengue fever outbreak with hundreds of confirmed and suspected cases

Health officials in Jamaica have declared an outbreak of the dengue fever Saturday with at least 565 suspected, presumed and confirmed cases in the Caribbean nation.  Jamaica’s Ministry of Health and Wellness says the outbreak comes as its National Surveillance Unit “advised that Jamaica has surpassed the dengue epidemic threshold …

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FDA determination that phenylephrine doesn’t work could see Dayquil, Sudafed and other common drugs disappear from store shelves

Pharmacies could pull common over-the-counter cold medications, including Dayquil, Sudafed and Theraflu, from store shelves after Food and Drug Administration experts determined one of the drugs’ main ingredient doesn’t work.   That could leave consumers scrambling to find alternative treatments for relief from nasal congestion and drugmakers hurrying to devise …

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