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Why WAIT program offers new hope to obese patients with diabetes

Why WAIT program offers new hope to obese patients with diabetes

Joslin Diabetes Center's intensive life-style intervention program for obese patients with diabetes continues to offer health benefits for participants five years after they begin the intervention, a new study demonstrates. [More]
New review examines potential health benefits of resistant starch

New review examines potential health benefits of resistant starch

A new comprehensive review examines the potential health benefits of resistant starch, a form of starch that is not digested in the small intestine and is therefore considered a type of dietary fibre. [More]
Study suggests using hypertonic saline infusions via peripheral catheter may help avoid complications

Study suggests using hypertonic saline infusions via peripheral catheter may help avoid complications

Current recommendations that a central catheter is required for continuous intravenous infusion of 3 percent sodium chloride solution should be re-evaluated, according to a study in the American Journal of Critical Care. [More]
How does the brain control appetite?

How does the brain control appetite?

Energy balance between energy intake and expenditure in our bodies is important for maintaining energy homeostasis to keep our bodies functioning properly. The appetite determines how much we eat, the energy intake, by communication between the brain and body. [More]
AMPK enzyme plays vital role in enhancing muscle insulin sensitivity after physical activity

AMPK enzyme plays vital role in enhancing muscle insulin sensitivity after physical activity

ampk Physical activity benefits diabetics and others with insulin resistance. One of the reasons is that a single bout of physical activity increases the effectiveness of insulin. [More]
Commercial program that offers diet and exercise leads to greater improvements in metabolic syndrome

Commercial program that offers diet and exercise leads to greater improvements in metabolic syndrome

If losing weight is on your list of New Year resolutions, be sure to include both diet and exercise. [More]
Slimmers who set ambitious targets lose more weight, study finds

Slimmers who set ambitious targets lose more weight, study finds

For years public health guidance has suggested that slimmers set themselves a 'realistic' target of losing 5-10% of their starting weight. [More]
Modest increase in dietary zinc reduces oxidative stress and damage to DNA, study shows

Modest increase in dietary zinc reduces oxidative stress and damage to DNA, study shows

A new study by researchers from the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Research Institute shows that a modest 4 milligrams of extra zinc a day in the diet can have a profound, positive impact on cellular health that helps fight infections and diseases. [More]
Diabetes can be prevented and reversed with carbohydrate restricted diet, says UAB expert

Diabetes can be prevented and reversed with carbohydrate restricted diet, says UAB expert

According to a new comprehensive financial analysis reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association and The Washington Post diabetes leads a list of just 20 diseases and conditions that account for more than half of all spending on healthcare in the United States. [More]
Continental Who's Who recognizes Stanley J. Dudrick as Pinnacle Lifetime Member in the medical field

Continental Who's Who recognizes Stanley J. Dudrick as Pinnacle Lifetime Member in the medical field

Continental Who's Who recognizes Stanley J. Dudrick, M.D., FACS, as a Pinnacle Lifetime Member in recognition of his contributions to the field of medicine. [More]
"More aggressive" nutrition improves growth and development of tiny premature babies

"More aggressive" nutrition improves growth and development of tiny premature babies

On New Year's Day this coming Sunday, we will once again be waiting to see whereabouts in Austria the first baby is born safe and sound to be our "New Year's Baby 2017". [More]
Study highlights lack of nutritional standards for premixed infant cereals in lower-income countries

Study highlights lack of nutritional standards for premixed infant cereals in lower-income countries

For parents around the world, premixed infant cereals--also known as complementary foods--can be a vital source of the solid food needed for healthy child growth after six months of age, when infants outgrow the nutrients provided by breast milk alone. [More]
New study finds overuse of hospital ICUs

New study finds overuse of hospital ICUs

Intensive Care Units, which provide the most expensive and invasive forms of care in a hospital setting, are being used too often for patients who don't need that level of care, according to a new study by LA BioMed and UCLA researchers published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine today. [More]
Reduced radiation can maintain high cure rates in patients with HPV-related oropharyngeal cancers

Reduced radiation can maintain high cure rates in patients with HPV-related oropharyngeal cancers

Human papillomavirus-positive oropharynx cancers (cancers of the tonsils and back of the throat) are on rise. [More]
Hospitals eliminate bedsore occurrence using early detection technology

Hospitals eliminate bedsore occurrence using early detection technology

Using technology adapted from NASA's Mars lander as part of a large-scale bedsore reduction program, over half of the 13 participating hospitals were able to eliminate the occurrence of new bedsores completely; an additional 3 hospitals achieved reductions ranging from 11% to 90%. [More]
Clemson researchers focus on improving overall safety of football helmet facemasks

Clemson researchers focus on improving overall safety of football helmet facemasks

A team of Clemson University researchers and an Upstate businessman believe they can help make football a little safer by creating a facemask that can help reduce the severity of head injuries by increasing overall helmet protection. [More]
Experts confirm high risk of famine in northeast Nigeria

Experts confirm high risk of famine in northeast Nigeria

Multiple experts, including Action Against Hunger, have validated new analysis confirming an elevated risk of famine in Nigeria's Borno State among populations cut off from humanitarian assistance due to the Boko Haram insurgency. [More]
Weight loss leads to improvements in psoriasis symptoms and quality of life

Weight loss leads to improvements in psoriasis symptoms and quality of life

Weight loss has a significant and prolonged positive impact on psoriasis symptoms and quality of life. [More]
Researchers find accumulation of tumor suppressor in liver after food withdrawal

Researchers find accumulation of tumor suppressor in liver after food withdrawal

Tumor suppressors stop healthy cells from becoming cancerous. Researchers from Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, the Medical University of Graz and the German Institute of Human Nutrition in Potsdam-Rehbruecke have found that p53, one of the most important tumor suppressors, accumulates in liver after food withdrawal. [More]
Gelatin supplement consumption plus intensive exercise can help build ligaments, tendons and bones

Gelatin supplement consumption plus intensive exercise can help build ligaments, tendons and bones

A new study from Keith Baar's Functional Molecular Biology Laboratory at the UC Davis College of Biological Sciences and the Australian Institute of Sport suggests that consuming a gelatin supplement, plus a burst of intensive exercise, can help build ligaments, tendons and bones. [More]
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