Karen has been writing for more than two decades and her work has been featured in various mediums, including newspapers, journals, digital magazines, and blogs. She went on to pursue a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. The rigorous nature of her doctoral candidacy proved to be extremely valuable to Karen as a way to refine her medical research skills and writing efficiency. As Medical News Editor, Karen leads a team of passionate writers and editors, who work collectively to bring you the latest medical news and information.
According to new research, a simple eye scan can help predict prediabetes, a condition that could lead to full-blown type 2 diabetes in the future. The study researchers developed a biomicroscope that can measure the levels of autofluorescence, which helps measure advanced glycationend-products in people with diabetes.
Adam Hergenreder, an 18-year-old student from Gurnee, Illinois, was hospitalized for six days with severe lung disease due to vaping. His doctors said that he had lungs that closely resembled the lungs of a 70-year-old. He required IV injections and breathing devices. The CDC has been urging people to stop vaping.
Sam Darnold has been diagnosed with mononucleosis, aka kissing disease or mono, a contagious disease caused by the Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV). Darnold will miss a few games crucial games for Jets after receiving the diagnosis. He addressed the problem after losing around five pounds and experiencing extreme fatigue.
T. Boone Pickens Jr., the Texas oil-and-gas tycoon, died on September 11 at his home in Dallas at 91, confirmed his spokesman and chief of staff, Jay Rosser. He had several health issues and a few episodes of strokes and suffered from head injuries in 2017. He announced his retirement in January 2018 due to poor health.
Fifteen years ago, Graeme Cowan, co-founder of R U OK, a suicide prevention charity, penned down a suicide note to his family after a long battle with major depression. However, he was lucky back then to be saved by his family. Recently, on Facebook, he shared a picture of his suicide note. He has requested people to seek help if they experience any psychological symptoms.