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Drug that restricts overactive immune systems could help treat lupus

By Ruby Prosser Scully Interferon (pictured in bottles) is involved in regulating the body’s immune systemiStock/Getty Images A drug that stops the body’s overactive immune system could be key to treating lupus. This would be only the second new drug for the autoimmune condition in 60 years. Around 5 million people around the world are… Read More »

How to treat and prevent leg muscle cramps

Muscle cramps are painful, visible contractions of a muscle or part of a muscle. Many people experience muscle cramps in the calf. In most cases, the cramp can last for a few seconds to a few minutes before spontaneously resolving. Keep reading to learn about the causes, treatments, and prevention of leg muscle cramps. Share… Read More »

Video Game Uses Brain Wave Monitoring to Treat ADHD

While there are a number of drugs to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), they can have some pretty serious side effects. Researchers in Singapore at the country’s Institute of Mental Health (IMH), Duke-NUS (National University of Singapore) Medical School, and A*STAR (Agency for Science, Technology and Research), have developed a system that combines neuromonitoring… Read More »

It costs Canada $9B to treat obesity, while barely any money is put into preventative care

The costs associated with rising rates of obesity worldwide are staggering and it doesn’t look like they’ll be dropping anytime soon. The disease costs the global economy an estimated $ 2 trillion each year. In Canada — where more than one in four people live with obesity — related health care costs are as high… Read More »