High-quality diet could make significant difference in South Asian women at risk for gestational diabetes
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  August 17, 2017  
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 High-quality diet could make significant difference in South Asian women at risk for gestational diabetesHigh-quality diet could make significant difference in South Asian women at risk for gestational diabetes
 
South Asian women in Ontario are at high risk for gestational diabetes, but a change in diet and pre-pregnancy weight could make a significant difference, according to a new study from McMaster University.
 
 
 Space under the skin may be optimal location to treat type 1 diabetesSpace under the skin may be optimal location to treat type 1 diabetes
 
A group of U of T researchers have demonstrated that the space under our skin might be an optimal location to treat type 1 diabetes (T1D).
 
   Shorter sleep duration in childhood linked to higher risk of type 2 diabetesShorter sleep duration in childhood linked to higher risk of type 2 diabetes
 
A study has found that children who slept on average one hour less a night had higher risk factors for type 2 diabetes, including higher levels of blood glucose and insulin resistance.
 
   Early detection, treatment of frailty may help elderly people live healthier livesEarly detection, treatment of frailty may help elderly people live healthier lives
 
Age-related frailty may be a treatable and preventable health problem, just like obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease, highlights a review in Frontiers in Physiology.
 
   Research identifies crucial insights into early T-cell developmentResearch identifies crucial insights into early T-cell development
 
Mutations in the gene encoding the enzyme protein tyrosine phosphatase N2 (PTPN2) have been associated with the development of autoimmune disease including Type 1 diabetes, Crohn's Disease, and rheumatoid arthritis.
 
 Immunotherapy shows promise in treatment of Type 1 diabetes
 
Immunotherapy shows promise in treatment of Type 1 diabetesAround 1.25 million Americans are living with type 1 diabetes and 40,000 new cases are detected each year. In this condition body’s own immune system attacks and damages the insulin-producing β-cells inside the pancreas leading to impaired glucose metabolism in the body. There is no other treatment for this condition than regular painful insulin injections to maintain the normal insulin levels in the body.
 
 
 Study: Liver inflammation increases cholesterol levels in people with diabetes
 
Study: Liver inflammation increases cholesterol levels in people with diabetesInflammatory processes in the liver lead to elevated cholesterol levels in people with diabetes, thus promoting subsequent vascular diseases. This is the result of a study by scientists of Helmholtz Zentrum München, Technische Universität München and the Collaborative Research Center SFB 1118 at Heidelberg University Hospital.
 
 
 Poor sleep in children linked to development of diabetes later in life
 
Poor sleep in children linked to development of diabetes later in lifeA latest UK study has found that deficiency of adequate sleep in children could be linked to their risk of developing diabetes later in life. The study notes that every extra hour of sleep a child gets per night is associated with a lower body weight and increased lean muscle mass and less blood sugar. The study is published this week in the journal Pediatrics.
 
 
 Biochemist explores complex interaction of activation and regulation in fat breakdown
 
Biochemist explores complex interaction of activation and regulation in fat breakdownWhat happens and where, when the body’s fat stores are activated? With the support of the Austrian Science Fund FWF, the biochemist Ruth Birner-Grünberger investigates the complex interaction of activation and regulation in fat breakdown, thus providing a basis for new therapeutic approaches for illnesses such as diabetes or arteriosclerosis.
 
 
 Neurogenic Bladder Tests and Diagnosis
 
Neurogenic Bladder Tests and DiagnosisNeurogenic bladder is a loss of control of the bladder caused by nerve damage. The underlying cause of the nerve damage can be any of a variety of conditions, including spinal injury, diabetes, pelvic surgery, neurological disease, or others.
 
 
 A mismatch of sweeteness and calories could be triggering weight gain, study says
 
A mismatch of sweeteness and calories could be triggering weight gain, study saysA new research published in the journal Current Biology, which was done by a group of researchers from the Yale University, U.S suggests that diet drinks as well as foods might actually increase weight and thereby trigger diabetes as the brain slows down metabolism when there is a mismatch between sweetness and calories.
 
 
 Biomedical scientist receives $1.83 million NIH grant for inflammatory bowel disease research
 
Biomedical scientist receives $1.83 million NIH grant for inflammatory bowel disease researchA biomedical scientist at the University of California, Riverside has received a $1.83 million grant to identify how the loss of a protective barrier in the intestine contributes to inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
 
 
 Climbing cost of decades-old drugs threatens to break Medicaid bank
 
Skyrocketing price tags for new drugs to treat rare diseases have stoked outrage nationwide. But hundreds of old, commonly used drugs cost the Medicaid program billions of extra dollars in 2016 vs. 2015, a Kaiser Health News data analysis shows.
 
 
 Nutrition researchers outline cardiometabolic benefits of plant-based eating patterns
 
Nutrition researchers outline cardiometabolic benefits of plant-based eating patternsPlant-based eating patterns continue to soar in popularity and a group of nutrition researchers outlines the science behind this sustainable trend in a review paper, entitled "Cardiometabolic benefits of plant-based diets," which appears as an online advance in the Aug. 9, 2017, edition of Nutrients.
 
 
 Study shows that gene outside the brain controls ability to rebound from sleep deprivation
 
Study shows that gene outside the brain controls ability to rebound from sleep deprivationUCLA scientists report the first evidence that a gene outside the brain controls the ability to rebound from sleep deprivation -- a surprising discovery that could eventually lead to greatly improved treatments for insomnia and other sleep disorders that do not involve getting a drug into the brain.
 
 
 Researchers develop new test to measure volume and activity of insulin-making cells
 
Researchers develop new test to measure volume and activity of insulin-making cellsResearchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have developed a new measurement for the volume and activity of beta cells, the source of the sugar-regulating hormone insulin.
 
 
 Research finds high prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors among urban population in Nepal
 
Research finds high prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors among urban population in NepalChanging life-style in urban areas is increasing the risk of heart diseases. Recent research done in an urban population of Nepal's capital Kathmandu to assess their risk factors to cardio vascular diseases has found that the risk factors are high.
 
 
 Walking Pneumonia versus Pneumonia
 
Walking Pneumonia versus PneumoniaPneumonia is an infection of the respiratory system which affects the lungs of the patient. The air sacs in the lungs, called alveoli, get filled up with fluid or pus. This causes a person difficulty in breathing accompanied by body chills, a fever, and cough with phlegm. It can be caused by either viral or bacterial infection. Diagnostic tests will be required to pinpoint the exact cause of the infection.