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What is a nephrologist?
A nephrologist is a kidney specialist. This article looks at what they do, the medical conditions they treat, and the procedures they can perform. (Medical News Today)

Does the rotavirus vaccine prevent type 1 diabetes?
Scientists present a link between rotavirus infection and type 1 diabetes and suggest vaccination as a method to prevent the condition. (Medical News Today)

Could coffee byproducts fight inflammation?
A recent study has investigated whether the byproducts of coffee production might help ease the inflammation associated with obesity and protect health. (Medical News Today)

Type 2 diabetes: Weight regain reduces cardiovascular benefits
New research on type 2 diabetes shows that regaining weight reverses much of the cardiovascular risk reduction that initial weight loss affords. (Medical News Today)

What can cause toes to go numb?
Toe numbness can be mild and disappear quickly, or it may be longer lasting. Many health issues and conditions cause numb toes, and the treatment depends on the cause. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Even naturally sweet drinks may increase diabetes risk
A new study has found that sweet drinks with and without added sugar, as well as 'diet'-type soft drinks are associated with an increase in diabetes risk. (Medical News Today)

What are the health benefits of cardamom?
Cardamom is a spice that many people use in cooking and medicine. Here, we discuss the possible research-backed benefits of cardamom, such as providing antioxidants, improving heart health, and fighting cancer. (Medical News Today)

New reviews contradict previous guidelines around red meat consumption
A new set of reviews suggests that red meat may not be as harmful to health as previously thought. Why, and what recommendations do the authors make? (Medical News Today)

Better quality 'good' cholesterol may fight atherosclerosis in diabetes
Evidence from a new study in mouse models shows that increasing the level of functional 'good' cholesterol may help reverse atherosclerosis in diabetes. (Medical News Today)

10% weight loss could send type 2 diabetes into remission
New research suggests that even 'modest' weight loss within 5 years of the initial diagnosis could help send type 2 diabetes into remission. (Medical News Today)

What to know about taurine
Taurine is an organic compound that may help with conditions such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Learn more about taurine, including its side effects here. (Medical News Today)

What causes itchy legs?
Itchy skin, or pruritus, is common and can affect any part of the body. Many factors can cause itchy legs, including skin conditions, diabetes, or allergic reactions. Learn about causes and treatments here. (Medical News Today)

Causes and treatments for burning legs
Muscle soreness, injuries, sunburns, and nerve damage can all cause a burning sensation in the legs. Learn more about the causes and how to treat them here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about hyperinsulinemia
Hyperinsulinemia is when the body contains too much insulin. It can link to insulin resistance and diabetes. Learn about its symptoms, causes, and related conditions, here. (Medical News Today)

What's the difference between the keto and Atkins diets?
The keto and Atkins diets are two low carbohydrate eating plans. People use them to lose weight and promote health. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What is regular insulin?
Discover how regular insulin works and helps manage diabetes. We describe how much regular insulin to take, potential side effects, and other considerations. (Medical News Today)

Taller people less likely to develop type 2 diabetes
A new study has found a link between tallness and lower type 2 diabetes risk in male and female adults and relates it largely to male leg length. (Medical News Today)

1 extra kilo of deep belly fat can increase diabetes risk in women
Deep belly fat — which is hard to detect and measure — can increase women's risk of type 2 diabetes over seven times, according to a new study. (Medical News Today)

What are the best breakfasts for losing weight?
We explore the best foods to eat at breakfast for people trying to lose weight. We also discuss healthful breakfast options for vegans and vegetarians. (Medical News Today)

Study confirms low fat diets benefit women's health
New research suggests that a low fat diet reduces death risk among women who have had breast cancer, slows down diabetes, and prevents heart disease. (Medical News Today)

A simple text could help keep diabetes under control
According to new research, receiving motivational texts a few times per week could help people with diabetes manage their condition. (Medical News Today)

Is dairy good or bad for your health?
Expert opinions are divided as to whether dairy is good or bad for a person’s health. Many dairy products contain vital nutrients, but consuming too much could lead to health risks. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Scientists identify a trigger for type 1 diabetes in mice
Scientists discover a previously unknown switch that causes immune cells to begin destroying insulin, resulting in the onset of type 1 diabetes. (Medical News Today)

What are the best yogurts for diabetes?
Research suggests that probiotic yogurt may be beneficial for people with type 2 diabetes. We present the research here, while outlining which yogurts to choose, and which to avoid. (Medical News Today)

Are gluten free diets good for diabetes?
Gluten is not harmful for most people with diabetes, though in some cases, a gluten free diet can be beneficial. Learn more about it here. (Medical News Today)

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