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Do Infants Feel Pain?

Until the 1980s scientists believed that infants did not feel any pain because they did not fully develop pain receptors. They assumed that the reactions babies had to pokes and pricks were just muscular responses. But do infants actually feel pain? Infants were long thought to not feel pain. They were routinely subjected to major …

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Can Watching Fire Lower Your Blood Pressure?

About half of the adult population in the United States have a systolic blood pressure greater than 130 mmHg or a diastolic blood pressure greater than 80 mmHg. More often than not, these individuals are diagnosed with hypertension and prescribed maintenance medication. Buy did you know there are also other ways to keep your blood …

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How was Metformin Discovered?

According to the World Health Organization, the number of individuals who have diabetes rose from 108 million to 422 million in the past 50 years. The disease is a major cause of blindness, kidney failure, heart attacks, and amputation. Although a healthy lifestyle can help maintain a normal blood sugar level, diabetes can be treated …

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Are All People with Type 2 Diabetes Also Obese?

The word “diabetes” is commonly associated with Obesity. Some people assume that diabetes is a side effect of being obese. But have you ever wondered if those claims are valid? Or, more specifically, are people with type 2 diabetes also obese? Let’s talk about it.  Harvard researchers have determined that being overweight is one of …

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In the 5th century BC, diabetes was first identified by a surgeon named Sushruta who pointed out that the urine of diabetics was sweet enough to attract ants and sticky to the touch. He noted that diabetes affected rich castes and was related to the excessive consumption of rice and sweets

Milestones in the history of diabetes mellitus: The main contributors Go to: Abstract Diabetes mellitus is a group of metabolic diseases involving carbohydrate, lipid, and protein metabolism. It is characterized by persistent hyperglycemia which results from defects in insulin secretion, or action or both. Diabetes mellitus has been known since antiquity. Descriptions have been found …

In the 5th century BC, diabetes was first identified by a surgeon named Sushruta who pointed out that the urine of diabetics was sweet enough to attract ants and sticky to the touch. He noted that diabetes affected rich castes and was related to the excessive consumption of rice and sweets Read More »