Zimbabwe: Nurses Lay Foundation For Better Chronic Disease Management
[MSF] In Zimbabwe, Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) are estimated to account for 31% of total deaths, with diabetes, hypertension and asthma as the main killers.   The country has been facing a number of challenges that have resulted in the deterioration of many facets of daily life, most notably the health sector. Healthcare workers are overwhelmed and doctors, especially in rural areas, are scarce. Millions of Zimbabweans are disconnected from health netw orks, living far away from larger cities and unable (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes: An unusual toilet habit warning your blood sugar levels are too high
TYPE 2 diabetes is a condition which affects millions of people around the world with those numbers rising constantly. In order to help manage the condition, a person's needs to be aware of all the warning signs of having dangerously high blood sugar. If you have noticed you have an unusual toilet habit of needing to urinate far more often, it could be a sign. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

' Dose-Response' Between Exercise and Improvement in Diabetes'Dose-Response' Between Exercise and Improvement in Diabetes
As adherence to a thrice weeky, supervised exercise class rose, A1c levels fell. Aerobic exercise, or a combination of aerobic and resistance training, seems best.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - September 18, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Low Vitamin D in COVID-19 Predicts ICU Admission, Poor Survival Low Vitamin D in COVID-19 Predicts ICU Admission, Poor Survival
A study from Italy reports that patients who had severe COVID-19 had lower levels of vitamin D than patients with mild infections, and low vitamin D was an independent predictor of worse prognosis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - September 17, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

There ’s Only Weak Evidence For Vitamin-D As a COVID-19 Preventative—But Scientists Are Trying to Learn More
To protect himself from COVID-19, Dr. Anthony Fauci has long said he’s skipping hugs and handshakes, wearing a mask, and staying off of planes. Last week, he acknowledged adding another step to protect his health: taking supplements of vitamin-D. “If you are deficient in Vitamin-D, that does have an impact on your susceptibility to infection,” Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said in an interview posted on Instagram last week. “So I would not mind recommending—and I do it myself—taking vitamin-D supplements.” However, while spurious claims t...
Source: TIME: Health - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Donald Trump Is Losing On An Issue Voters Care A Lot About. Here ’s How He’s Trying to Change That
With nearly 200,000 Americans dead from COVID-19 and millions more who lost their health insurance when they lost their jobs this year, President Donald Trump tried this week—as he has done throughout his presidency—to change the conversation. On Sunday, the President issued a new executive order aimed at lowering prescription drug prices, an issue dear to many voters, and boasted on Twitter that “prices are coming down FAST.” The reality is more complicated. Trump’s new executive order, which revokes and replaces a different executive order on drug prices that he signed in July, directs the...
Source: TIME: Health - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abigail Abrams Tags: Uncategorized 2020 Election COVID-19 Explainer News Source Type: news

Fifth Vital Sign? CGM for Glucose in Hospitals, Courtesy of COVID Fifth Vital Sign? CGM for Glucose in Hospitals, Courtesy of COVID
FDA's allowance for inpatient use of continuous glucose monitoring during the pandemic has facilitated a paradigm shift for hospitalized patients, similar to the ascent of telemedicine for outpatients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - September 17, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Novel Risk, Protective Factors for Type 2 Diabetes Identified
THURSDAY, Sept. 17, 2020 -- Insomnia may be a risk factor for type 2 diabetes, according to a study published online Sept. 8 in Diabetologia. Shuai Yuan and Susanna C. Larsson, both from the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, conducted a... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 17, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

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Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from EASD 2020Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes: A surprising factor that can influence onset of high blood sugar levels
TYPE 2 diabetes is diagnosed when blood sugar levels exceed 7mmol/L while fasting, confirmed Diabetes UK. Risk factors for developing the condition include being overweight and high blood pressure. Yet, there's one surprising factor that can influence the onset of high blood sugar levels that you may not know about. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prevention of Adrenal Crisis Prevention of Adrenal Crisis
What is the most appropriate hydrocortisone dose and delivery mode to prevent adrenal crisis among patients with adrenal insufficiency?Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Children who take steroids at increased risk for diabetes, high blood pressure, blood clots
(Rutgers University) Children who take oral steroids to treat asthma or autoimmune diseases have an increased risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, and blood clots, according to Rutgers researchers. The Rutgers study is the first to quantify these complications of oral steroids in a nationwide population of children. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

CNIC researchers discover a mechanism allowing immune cells to regulate obesity
(Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares Carlos III (F.S.P.)) A CNIC's team have discovered a mechanism explaining how macrophages regulate obesity. The results published in Nature Metabolism could be useful to design new treatments for the obese and overweight, and for some associated pathologies, including fatty liver disease and type 2 diabetes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Type 2 Diabetes Drugs and Their Use Are Top of EASD Agenda Type 2 Diabetes Drugs and Their Use Are Top of EASD Agenda
The virtual 2020 meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes will feature new data and insights on SGLT2 inhibitors and GLP-1 receptor agonists, technology, COVID-19, and much more.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 17, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Adverse pregnancy outcomes raise heart disease risk by 25% in older women, study says
Women who experience adverse pregnancy outcomes ranging from high blood pressure to gestational diabetes have a more than 25% higher risk for heart disease later in life than those who don't. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Celiac Disease Tied to Increased Risk of Major Osteoporotic Fractures Celiac Disease Tied to Increased Risk of Major Osteoporotic Fractures
Celiac disease is associated with major osteoporotic fracture independent of fracture risk assessment tool (FRAX) score, a Canadian study in Osteoporosis International suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - September 16, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

EARLY RELEASE: SARS-CoV-2 Infection Among Hospitalized Pregnant Women: Reasons for Admission and Pregnancy Characteristics - Eight U.S. Health Care Centers, March 1-May 30, 2020
This report describes that the prevalences of prepregnancy obesity and gestational diabetes were higher among pregnant women hospitalized for COVID-19-related illness than among those admitted for pregnancy-related treatment or procedures and found to have COVID-19. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - September 16, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: Diabetes MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Pregnancy COVID-19 Coronavirus Disease 2019 Source Type: news

Pacemaker Need Higher in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 16, 2020 -- The need for pacemakers is higher among patients with type 2 diabetes than the general population, according to a study published online Sept. 4 in Diabetes Care. Elina Rautio, from the Solna Karolinska Institutet in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 16, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes: The popular food linked to higher risk of developing the condition
TYPE 2 diabetes is often linked to being inactive or overweight, so to prevent the condition, a healthy diet and regular exercise is recommended. But when it comes to what to eat, a new study has linked a popular food to increased risk of type 2 diabetes. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Australia ’s field force: evolving on fast forward
The pandemic has, it will surprise no one, upended traditional ways of working for pharma ’s Australian field force. “I don't think that we will ever go back to working the way we did pre-COVID, ” says David Grolman, Medical Director at Pfizer Australia and New Zealand.”   But arguably this is less of a revolution than it might first seem. The havoc and disruption it has wreaked has merely accelerated change that was happening anyway, much of it positive, says Matthew Britland, VP of the Australian Pharmaceutical medical and scientific Professionals Association (APPA). “It’s c...
Source: EyeForPharma - September 16, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Lucy Fulford Source Type: news

Roche receives FDA approval for expanded use of the CINtec PLUS Cytology test to aid clinicians in preventing cervical cancer
Basel, 16 September 2020 — Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the expanded use of CINtec®PLUS Cytology, the first triage test based on biomarker technology for women whose cervical cancer screening results are positive for high-risk types of human papillomavirus (HPV). Additional information from this test supports clinical decisions about which women will benefit most from immediate follow-up. Laboratories can now use CINtecPLUS Cytology to triage positive results from the cobas ® HPV Test run on the fully integrated, automated and high-thr...
Source: Roche Investor Update - September 16, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche receives FDA approval for expanded use of the CINtec PLUS Cytology test to aid clinicians in preventing cervical cancer
Basel, 16 September 2020 — Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the expanded use of CINtec®PLUS Cytology, the first triage test based on biomarker technology for women whose cervical cancer screening results are positive for high-risk types of human papillomavirus (HPV). Additional information from this test supports clinical decisions about which women will benefit most from immediate follow-up. Laboratories can now use CINtecPLUS Cytology to triage positive results from the cobas ® HPV Test run on the fully integrated, automated and high-thr...
Source: Roche Media News - September 16, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Health2Sync partners with Sanofi to deliver a digital solution for diabetes patients & care providers
Starting in Taiwan, this partnership aims to on-board clinics and hospitals nationwide over the next three years.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 16, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

A ferry protein in the pancreas protects it from the stress induced by a high-fat diet
(Tokyo Institute of Technology) Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) have now uncovered a key mechanism by which pancreatic function is maintained in response to a high-fat diet. A protein present in pancreatic insulin-producing cells protects them from damage under the stress induced by a high-fat diet. As the world increases its intake of high-fat foods and as type 2 diabetes incidence rises as a result, this protein could be a novel therapeutic target for type 2 diabetes mellitus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 16, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes warning: The sign on your feet that could signal something serious is up
TYPE 2 diabetes symptoms come on gradually and usually only surface when high blood sugar levels damage the body. One sign that high blood sugar levels have damaged your body involves your feet. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Reassuring Findings on SSRIs and Diabetes Risk in Kids Reassuring Findings on SSRIs and Diabetes Risk in Kids
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors are associated with a much lower risk of type 2 diabetes in children and adolescents than previously reported, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - September 15, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

More Dairy Lowers Risk of Falls, Fractures in Frail Elderly More Dairy Lowers Risk of Falls, Fractures in Frail Elderly
Dairy foods, rather than supplements, seems to be the answer to reducing fractures in the frail elderly but the four servings/day given in this study is too high for environmental sustainability.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - September 15, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

How to live longer: The tea to drink to protect against heart disease and type 2 diabetes
HOW TO live longer: The secret to long life expectancy can be largely attributed to what we put in our bodies. In general, a healthy diet is considered best for long life expectancy. But individual foods and drinks have also been hailed for their life-boosting properties - one tea in particular. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Is the Best Thermal Ablation for Benign Thyroid Nodules? What Is the Best Thermal Ablation for Benign Thyroid Nodules?
Most thyroid nodules treated with a single ablation procedure show sustained reductions in volume in this first multicenter, 5-year study; choice of radiofrequency or laser is down to operator experience.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - September 15, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Handgrip Strength May Help Predict Risk for Type 2 Diabetes
TUESDAY, Sept. 15, 2020 -- Handgrip strength (HGS) is independently associated with the risk for type 2 diabetes, according to a study published online Sept. 3 in the Annals of Medicine. Setor K. Kunutsor, M.B.Ch.B., Ph.D., from the University of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 15, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Specific Reference Ranges for the Aldosterone/Renin Ratio Specific Reference Ranges for the Aldosterone/Renin Ratio
Variations in the aldosterone/renin ratio highlights the need for more specific reference ranges.Clinical Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

COVID-19 works with bacteria to increase disease severity in obesity and diabetes
(eLife) The combined effects of the body's microbiota working together with COVID-19 in the lungs could explain the severity of the disease in people with obesity and diabetes, according to a new article published today in eLife. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 15, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Study: Pesco-Mediterranean Diet May Be Ideal For Heart Health
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Artificial pancreas helps children with type 1 diabetes
A new artificial pancreas system, which monitors and regulates blood glucose levels, proved safe and effective in young children with type 1 diabetes. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery Associated With Long-Term Kidney Function Improvement Bariatric Surgery Associated With Long-Term Kidney Function Improvement
People with obesity who undergo bariatric surgery may have better long-term kidney function than without weight-loss surgery, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 14, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Evening Eating Linked to Higher Calorie Intake, Lower Diet Quality Evening Eating Linked to Higher Calorie Intake, Lower Diet Quality
People who eat most in the evening have a higher overall daily energy intake and a poorer nutritional diet.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - September 14, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Poor sleep linked to weight gain in 2-year smartphone sleep tracking study
Not sleeping enough or getting a bad night's sleep over and over makes it hard to control your appetite. And that sets you up for all sorts of health problems, including obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure and Type 2 diabetes. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mega Vitamin D Harms Bone in Women, Not Men, Without Osteoporosis Mega Vitamin D Harms Bone in Women, Not Men, Without Osteoporosis
' More is not necessarily better...Our findings do not support a benefit of high-dose vitamin D supplementation for bone health and raise the possibility of harm for females,'say researchers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - September 14, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes symptoms: The sign on your skin you could have the chronic condition
TYPE 2 diabetes is a common but serious condition that can lead to serious health complications if left untreated. Symptoms of the condition can be tricky spot, but one sign to look out for is on your skin. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Community Pharmacy Engagement in Diabetes Prevention Community Pharmacy Engagement in Diabetes Prevention
This study interviewed pharmacy executives to identify factors that might encourage or hinder adoption of DPPs.Preventing Chronic Disease (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Best supplements: Pill known to help lower blood sugar and reduce health risks
BEST supplements: When it comes to a magic pill to help solve health woes, one certainly proves time and again to be just that. According to health experts, taking this supplement could help type 2 diabetics to help lower their blood sugar and in turn reduce their risk of serious health complications. What is it? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Losing 13 percent of your weight could lead to big improvements in your health
New research shows such weight loss might lower the risks of diabetes, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Linda Searing Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes: Nine foods to help balance blood sugar levels during autumn
TYPE 2 DIABETES is a chronic condition that needs to be well managed throughout the seasons. As autumn approaches , diabetes expert Dr Sarah Brewer shares her tips on comfort eating. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes symptoms: Do you feel like you're always dehydrated? It could be a sign
TYPE 2 diabetes develops gradually over time, with one in four diabetics not knowing they have the condition. Could you be one of them? You may be if you're feeling thirsty right now. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes: Factors which affect medication when living with condition
TYPE 2 diabetics will need medication if their blood sugar levels are out of control. Many will need to take this medication for the rest of their lives unless drastic changes in their lifestyles are adhered to. An expert discusses the main factors which will make medication not work properly for type 2 diabetes and how this can be overcome. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetes prevention: Following a 16-week vegan diet boosts gut microbes linked to body weight and blood sugar management
(Natural News) Scientists have known for a while now that eating more plants and cutting back on meat can ward off diabetes or help in the management of the disease. But recent research offers new information on the possible mechanisms behind such a diet’s beneficial effects on diabetes: the proliferation of gut bacteria. In a major breakthrough, scientists... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from ASBMR 2020Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - September 11, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

Could Probiotics Help Tackle Childhood Obesity? Could Probiotics Help Tackle Childhood Obesity?
The weight and metabolism of children and young adults may improve through supplementation with probiotics, although treatment has to be tailored to the individual, say Italian researchers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - September 11, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes: New trial rolled out by the NHS to reverse the condition
TYPE 2 diabetes is linked to lifestyle choices, such as eating that whole bar of chocolate or bag of crisps. Being overweight is a major risk factor for developing - what was once considered - a 'lifetime' condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news