Researchers find direct link between outdoor temperature and risk of gestational diabetes
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  May 18, 2017  
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 Researchers find direct link between outdoor temperature and risk of gestational diabetesResearchers find direct link between outdoor temperature and risk of gestational diabetes
 
Outdoor air temperature has a direct link to the risk of gestational diabetes, with a 6% to 9% relative increase in the risk of diabetes for every 10°C increase in temperature, according to a study published in CMAJ.
 
 
 Diabetes medication could potentially help treat symptoms of Fragile X syndrome
 
Metformin, the most widely used drug to treat type 2 diabetes, could potentially be used to treat symptoms of Fragile X syndrome, an inherited form of intellectual disability and a cause of some forms of autism.
 
   Researchers discover dual-functional compound that shows potential to combat type 1, type 2 diabetesResearchers discover dual-functional compound that shows potential to combat type 1, type 2 diabetes
 
According to research published online in The FASEB Journal, scientists have discovered a dual peptide called "PGLP-1" that promotes insulin secretion and inhibits gluconeogenesis.
 
   Ginger has beneficial effects against metabolic syndromeGinger has beneficial effects against metabolic syndrome
 
A new review notes that recent epidemiological and clinical studies have built a consensus that ginger has beneficial effects against obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and related disorders--more commonly referred to as metabolic syndrome.
 
 Researchers identify key inflammatory cells involved in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
 
Researchers identify key inflammatory cells involved in nonalcoholic fatty liver diseaseA team of investigators led by Rohit Kohli, MBBS, MS, of Children's Hospital Los Angeles, has identified key inflammatory cells involved in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.
 
 
 Children surviving chronic health conditions may suffer from brain function issues
 
Children surviving chronic health conditions may suffer from brain function issuesSurvival rates continue to rise for children living with once-fatal chronic pediatric health conditions. But their survival comes at a cost: many experience long-term neurocognitive deficits.
 
 
 Microbes can manipulate molecular machinery of host cells to influence health
 
Microbes can manipulate molecular machinery of host cells to influence healthAll animals -- from sea sponges to modern-day humans -- evolved in a world already teeming with microbes. These single-celled microorganisms now cover practically every surface of our bodies and are as much a part of our biology as our own tissues and organs.
 
 
 Nut consumption reduces chance of colon cancer recurrence and death, study shows
 
Nut consumption reduces chance of colon cancer recurrence and death, study showsAn observational study of 826 patients with stage III colon cancer showed that those who consumed two ounces or more of nuts per week had a 42% lower chance of cancer recurrence and 57% lower chance of death than those who did not eat nuts.
 
 
 Using Fibrous Borate Bioactive Glass in Wound Healing
 
Wound healing is a complex and dynamic biological process that requires different types of cells to complete the critical steps at the appropriate timepromptly1. When blood vessels are damaged, they constrict and dilate intermittently.