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Posted 7/9/15 12:00:00 AM by Kristal Roberts

The damage diabetes can cause to important organs like the kidneys, heart and even eyes are pretty well known, but new research reveals that poor blood sugar levels can damage the brain as well.

The study, published in the Neurology journal, found that brain damage from diabetes can result in lower cognitive function and the loss of ability to complete daily functions.

Dr. Vera Norak, an associate professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, led the research group in the diabetes study.

Norak and her associates monitored 66 people who were on average 65-years-old, over the course of two years.

About half of the group had diabetes w

Posted 7/1/15 12:00:00 AM by Kristal Roberts

If you can’t quite remember whether you had the mumps or you don’t recall every vaccine you’ve received up until now, an all-in-one solution is entering the medical scene.

A recent study reveals you can find out about every virus that’s ever invaded your body and every vaccine that’s been injected into you with one tiny drop of blood, thanks to a new test called VirScan.

This is groundbreaking, as one test can potentially provide a near full viral scan for each patient at an extremely affordable price---an estimated $25 person.

Developed by multiple scientists from eight institutions, including the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Harvard, VirScan (systematic viral epitope scanning) is able to