Smoking Increases Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

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Smokers have a much greater risk for type 2 diabetes than people who never smoked.

That’s according to a new study that also claims the same is true for people routinely exposed to secondhand smoke.

But Harvard researchers say the risk gradually drops over time once smokers kick the habit.

Smokers had a 37 percent increased risk, former smokers had a 14 percent greater risk and people exposed to secondhand smoke on a regular basis had a 22 percent higher risk for type 2 diabetes.
The FDA has approved a new drug to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

The drug, cariprazine, was tested in a series of clinical trials, and researchers found it reduced the symptoms of both disorders when compared with the placebo.

It comes with a warning of increased risk for death in older people with dementia.
New research shows teens with bulimia recover faster when their parents are involved in their treatment.

The study says, traditionally, parents have been excluded from being involved, but it found that having them play a role in their children’s treatment was ultimately more effective.

The findings go against the training doctors get in psychiatry which teaches that parents are to blame for bulimia and should be kept out of the treatment process.

Up to three percent of teenagers are affected by bulimia.
Freezing seems to be the latest health trend.

It’s a treatment called cryotherapy where you stand in extremely low temperatures like 200 degrees below zero.

It’s becoming a popular way to boost your metabolism, increase your energy and feel better.

The treatment as developed in Japan and has been used in parts of Europe for nearly 20 years before making its way to the U.S.

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