Pandemic means financial hardship for many with diabetes

(HealthDay)—People with diabetes face a higher risk of developing complications from COVID-19, but a new survey reports they have also suffered more economic fallout from the pandemic. In June, 18% of people with diabetes were out of work compared to 12% of the general population. And one-third of people with…

How many rare diseases are there?

Some diseases are like black swans. They occur so rarely that many physicians never encounter them in their clinical practice, complicating efforts to treat them. How many rare diseases are there? According to a new study co-led by University of New Mexico data scientist Tudor Oprea, MD, Ph.D., no one…

The NSFW Reason Rapper Kevin Gates Has So Many Mangoes in His Fridge

Rapper Kevin Gates rises at 2 a.m. for weight training, core work, calisthenics—push ups, pull ups, dips—and meditation. His new-found discipline includes everything from yoga—which he loves and considers “a journey,” and which his cellmate helped initiate, despite Gates’ protests that yoga was for women—to a fruit-filled diet. Some fruit,…

Many kids with chronic illness are still happy: Study

(HealthDay)—Many children deal with chronic health issues—but it doesn’t mean they can’t enjoy life as much as other kids, a new study finds. Researchers found that among more than 1,200 5- to 9-year-olds, those with some of the most common childhood ills were no less happy with their lives than…