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Court weighs in on warning law for soda ads
San Francisco law would require health warning on ads for sugar-sweetened beverages (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetes risk: Exercise can cause sufferers to have a SEIZURE - but this can prevent it
DIABETES is where the body is unable to produce enough insulin to cope with an increase in blood sugar levels. Scientists have created a patch to help sufferers exercise safely. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Continuous Glucose Monitoring Helpful in Very Preterm Infants Continuous Glucose Monitoring Helpful in Very Preterm Infants
In very preterm infants, glucose administration guided by continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) and a computer-based algorithm for adjusting glucose infusion is more effective in maintaining normal blood sugar than standard intermittent blood glucose monitoring, a new clinical trial suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Where 2017 ’s Hurricanes Fit in the Long History of American Climate Confusion
This post is in partnership with the History News Network, the website that puts the news into historical perspective. The article below was originally published at HNN. Last month, Hurricane Harvey dumped more rain on the Texas coast in a week than most states see all year. As I write, Florida is engulfed in a hurricane expected to cause tens of billions more in damage. We know rising sea levels mean higher storm surges. We know hotter air means potentially larger hurricanes with more rain and winds. What’s harder to say is whether we should blame these particular storms—or any other weather event—on glo...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sam White / History News Network Tags: Uncategorized Environment natural disaster Source Type: news

Merriam-Webster ’s New Words Perfectly Sum Up America’s Political Climate
Merriam-Webster announced Monday that about 250 new terms were added to the dictionary’s ranks. Newly defined words often reflect people’s preoccupations — whether in technology or pop culture— and several terms in this batch reflect America’s current political climate. Merriam-Webster has, for example, been tracking alt-right since the term gained prominence during the 2016 election, and editors have seen spikes in attempted lookups for the term in recent months. The term is now defined in the dictionary as follows: alt-right: a right-wing, primarily online political movement or grouping base...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katy Steinmetz Tags: Uncategorized alt right Donald Trump language Source Type: news

Suffocation risk from small hard sugar balls
(BfR Federal Institute for Risk Assessment) The German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) assessed the possible health risks of large hard sugar balls back in 2010. The focus was in particular on the size from which the balls (when sucked to a small size) can slide from the oral cavity into the throat under unfavourable circumstances, resulting a blocking of the airways. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Self-Stigma and Mental Health
I’ve been asked twice to talk about my personal experience dealing with depression, anxiety and the use of genetic testing for mental health treatment. I became aware of this new test during a medication management appointment. My practitioner, a psychiatric advanced practice nurse, is an expert with psychopharmacology, and very knowledgeable about the latest treatments for depression. After trial and error with many medications, we discussed pinpointing the best antidepressant for me, through genetic testing. My interviews were featured on “Innovations”, a TV series on the Discovery Channel (watch here),...
Source: Psych Central - September 16, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Vince G. Sparks Tags: Anxiety Depression Genetics Medications Motivation and Inspiration Personal Stories Self-Esteem Treatment Inheritance Mental Health self-compassion Stereotype Stigma Stigmatization Source Type: news

Half of Brits would rather give-up sex than sugar
Nearly half of British people would sacrifice sex than their daily sugar hit. That's the conclusion of data released on Friday, which surveyed more than 2,000 people about their eating and lifestyle habits. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Guilt-free ice cream? Count us in!
Summer might be unofficially over, but it still feels like ice cream weather. Indulging in the frosty confection doesn ’t necessarily mean abandoning that diet plan. Brands are offering functional, high-protein and lower-calorie versions of the traditional dessert, removing processed sugar and incorporating... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

Diabetes treatment: THIS new drug could be biggest development since discovery of insulin
DIABETES is a condition where blood sugar levels are elevated. Researchers have discovered a drug for type 2 could also help symptoms of type 1. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GPs will send 2 MILLION obese patients to cookery classes
Obese people at risk of diabetes will be sent on cookery and exercise classes to help off-set the blood sugar condition. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heath Tip: Dining Out If You Have Diabetes
-- For people who manage diabetes with insulin, eating out can be a source of stress due to the risks of fluctuating blood sugar. The American Diabetes Association suggests how to make eating out safer while you're watching your glucose... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 15, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Time to dial back on diabetes treatment in older patients? Study finds 11 percent are overtreated
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) Almost 11 percent of Medicare participants with diabetes had very low blood sugar levels that suggested they were being over-treated, a new study finds. But only 14 percent of these patients had a reduction in blood sugar medication refills in the next six months. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The body's own fat-metabolism protects against the harmful effects of sugar
(Aarhus University) Researchers at Aarhus University, Denmark, have discovered that the fat-metabolism in the cells takes place simultaneously with a detoxification of the harmful substances from the blood sugar, which can avert the damage that can in turn lead to age-related diseases such as diabetes, Alzheimer's and cancer. This indicates that we have a detoxification system which we were not previously aware of. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sugary secrets of a cancer-related protein
(American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) Proteins in human cells are decorated with different types of sugars, a phenomenon called glycosylation. These modifications greatly increase the diversity of protein structure and function, affecting how proteins fold, how they behave, and where they go in cells. New research that will be published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry on Sept. 22 demonstrates that a rare type of glycosylation profoundly affects the function of a protein important for human development and cancer progression. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 15, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Pumpkin spice latte science of the craving
The pumpkin spiced latte combines spices of nutmeg, cinnamon and clove with sugar. This combination influences cravings in the brain.The caffeine also influences what the body craves. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: High amounts of artificial sweeteners may increase risk for diabetes
An Australian study suggests that consuming high amounts of artificial sweeteners may affect how the body responds to sugar, and could raise risk for diabetes. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sugar Substitutes: Not So Sweet for Glucose Absorption?
(MedPage Today) -- Artificial sweeteners may have negative effect on glycemic control (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - September 14, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Could Artificial Sweeteners Raise Diabetes Risk?
Small study suggests these products might somehow inhibit blood sugar control (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could Artificial Sweeteners Raise Your Diabetes Risk?
Small study suggests these products might somehow inhibit blood sugar control Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Blood Sugar, Carbohydrates, Diabetes Type 2 (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Six meals a day may be better than three for those who weigh too much
According to a study presented at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes Annual Meeting, obese individuals with pre-diabetes or type two diabetes that ate‘little and often’ had far better blood sugar control than those who ate three large meals.Telegraph  (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 14, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Why the obese should eat six meals a day
Experts at Athens University Medical School found eating six small meals a day is better than three large ones. This leads to better blood sugar control and reduced hunger. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could Artificial Sweeteners Raise Your Diabetes Risk?
This study supports the concept that... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 14, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
It’s a fact, many Americans are overweight, including our children. Childhood obesity continues to be spotlighted in the news whether as a statistic, a campaign to reduce the rates, or recent research. Many factors contribute to childhood obesity such as increased screen time, family lifestyle, and certain economic or social issues. It’s a constant struggle for everyone and it’s difficult to take the steps to reduce our body weight. Healthfinder provides a toolkit for National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month for libraries and organizations  to use with helpful ideas to bring awareness and to tips t...
Source: Dragonfly - September 14, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Health Observances Source Type: news

Drug for type 2 diabetes provides significant benefits to type 1 diabetic patients
(University at Buffalo) A majority of patients with type 1 diabetes who were treated with dapagliflozin, a type 2 diabetes medicine, had a significant decline in their blood sugar levels, according to a new study published in The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How Weight Loss Can Reverse Type 2 Diabetes
An analysis published in The BMJ aims to let doctors and the public in on a little-known secret: Type 2 diabetes, in many cases, is curable. People can reverse their diabetes by losing about 33 pounds, say the authors of the new paper, despite popular belief that the diagnosis is always a permanent one. If more people were striving for this goal, and if more doctors were documenting instances of diabetes remission, complication rates and health-care costs could both be reduced dramatically, the authors say. The analysis is based on evidence from recent clinical trials. In one from 2011, people who were recently diagnosed w...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan Tags: Uncategorized blood sugar calories can you reverse diabetes diabetic diet Heart Disease how to prevent diabetes insulin is diabetes curable metabolism pre-diabetes type 2 diabetes Weight loss Source Type: news

9 Myths About Weight Loss
Losing weight is no easy task, and myths persist about how to do it—which end up making it even harder. To cut through the confusion, here are nine common misconceptions about weight loss and dieting, and what the science actually says. Myth #1: It’s impossible to lose weight It’s tough—just ask anyone who’s tried. But it’s not impossible. The National Weight Control Registry began keeping track in 1994 of people who lost at least 30 pounds and kept it off for a year or longer. Today, more than 10,000 Americans are part of the registry—with an average weight loss of 66 pounds, kept...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized best way to lose weight best weight loss calories how to lose weight losing weight weight gain weight loss diet Source Type: news

‘I Said Goodbye to Everything.’ What It Was Like to Live Through Hurricane Irma
It’s just after dawn on Saturday and Miami Beach is empty. There are no tourists picking their way to the surf, no cheery hotel lights, no thumping music from car radios. The air is gauzy. Everything is a ghostly metallic gray. It’s 14 hours before Hurricane Irma, the biggest storm ever recorded in the Atlantic, is supposed to pass through this spot. The National Weather Service warns it could be the most powerful hurricane in living memory. The Big One everyone’s been waiting for. It could be catastrophic in its devastation, the governor says. The mayor of Miami-Dade County opens a record number of shelt...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Haley Sweetland Edwards / Miami Tags: Uncategorized Florida hurricane irma Source Type: news

Artificial sweeteners raise risk of type 2 diabetes, study suggests
Research shows sugar substitutes may affect body ’s ability to control glucose levels, but its conclusions are contestedArtificial sweeteners, which many people with weight issues use as a substitute for sugar, may increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to research.The study was small and the detailed results have not yet been published, but experts said its findings fitted with previous research showing an association between artificial sweeteners and weight gain.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 13, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Diabetes Health Society Sugar UK news Science Source Type: news

Artificial pancreas to manage type 1 diabetes gets a trial run
A Yale-led clinical trial is testing an “artificial pancreas,” a hybrid closed-loop system of blood sugar monitoring and insulin delivery. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

JCVI report says bad teeth not down to genes but diet
A new study by the J. Craig Venter Institute has found that a person's chances of getting gum disease increase if they consume more sugar. These chances are not influenced by their genes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

You can ’t blame your parents for state of your teeth
A new study by the J. Craig Venter Institute has found that a person's chances of getting gum disease increase if they consume more sugar. These chances are not influenced by their genes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetes Monitoring With a Patch Diabetes Monitoring With a Patch
There's a new way for people with diabetes to monitor their blood sugar levels that doesn't rely on finger prick blood tests. What it does use is a sensor on the arm and the kind of technology used in contactless bank cards.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Lifestyle Tips for Better Diabetes Control
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 13, 2017 -- Managing diabetes is more than just taking medication. Some adjustments in your daily lifestyle can have a huge impact on your overall well-being. In fact, for some people, this can be enough to control blood sugar... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 13, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Hi-tech patch could end needle pain for diabetics
Health bosses announced the Freestyle Libre patch will be available on NHS prescription for the first time. The device automatically reads blood sugar levels from the cells just below the skin. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Glucose monitoring tech to be available on prescription across UK
Finger-prick testing for blood sugar levels could become obsolete, say experts Related items fromOnMedica Glucose self-monitoring may not improve control in non-insulin-treated type 2 diabetes Annual diabetes checks reduce mortality risk for people with diabetes 'Disturbing' type 2 diabetes rise in children NHS must hold CCGs accountable for poor diabetes care Poor diabetes education leading to health complications (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 13, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Ten reasons why you can't lose weight from your stomach
London-based nutritionist and yoga teacher Libby Limon, and fitness specialist Lucy Miller, outline how everything from too much sugar to even over-exercising can cause the dreaded midriff bulge. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ten reasons why you can't loose weight from your stomach
London-based nutritionist and yoga teacher Libby Limon, and fitness specialist Lucy Miller, outline how everything from too much sugar to even over-exercising can cause the dreaded midriff bulge. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Avoid eating just before your bedtime, study recommends
Conclusions Previous research suggests we may be better off consuming more of our calories earlier on in the day, when we have a full, active day ahead of us to use up the energy. It's also been observed that people who consume large calorific meals late in the evening can have a higher body weight. In a sense, the results of this study seem plausible and don't really say anything different from what's already been observed. But as this is a cross-sectional study, it can't really prove very much. The study involved a small, select sample of US university students. Their results can't be applied to everyone, as they have di...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Source Type: news

Beverage industry capitalizing on countries with fewer health regulations
(University of Waterloo) Considerable exposure to sugary drinks combined with a lack of water fountains in high schools are likely important contributors to increased consumption of sugar sweetened beverages, a new study from the University of Waterloo has found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A sweeter way to make green products
(University of Delaware) University of Delaware researchers have invented a more efficient process for extracting the sugars from wood chips, corn cobs and other organic waste from forests and farms. This biorenewable feedstock could serve as a cheaper, sustainable substitute for the petroleum used in manufacturing tons of consumer goods annually -- goods that consumers want to be greener. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sleep apnea wreaks havoc on your metabolism
People who leave their sleep apnea untreated for just a short time may face a higher risk of spikes in blood sugar levels, stress hormones and blood pressure. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Beeswax found to reduce stress and improve sleep thanks to this remarkable molecule
(Natural News) Octacosanol – which can be found in beeswax, wheat germ oil, rice bran, sugar cane, and other varieties of plants – has been discovered to lessen the effects of stress and encourage a long and restful sleep, scientists said. According to a study published in Scientific Reports, which was conducted by a team from... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sleep Apnea Wreaks Havoc on Your Metabolism
Finding supports use of CPAP therapy for condition, so blood pressure and blood sugar levels don't jump (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sleep Apnea Wreaks Havoc on Your Metabolism
Finding supports use of CPAP therapy for condition, so blood pressure and blood sugar levels don't jump Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Blood Sugar, High Blood Pressure, Sleep Apnea (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sleep Apnea Wreaks Havoc on Your Metabolism
THURSDAY, Sept. 7, 2017 -- People who leave their sleep apnea untreated for just a short time may face a higher risk of spikes in blood sugar levels, stress hormones and blood pressure, a new study finds. Even a few days of failing to treat sleep... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 7, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Starbucks latte 'almost sent diabetic mother into a coma'
Liz Adams, 46, from Greater Manchester, has criticised Starbucks over the sugar content of their coffees and claimed she could have gone into a diabetic coma after drinking a 'grande' latte. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DUHHH! Energy drinks will NOT keep you hydrated
(Natural News) Yes, energy drinks can really take you places….like the emergency room. These supposedly “hydrating” drinks actually increase your risk of developing a cardiac condition or a plethora of other illnesses associated with dehydration or excessive sugar intake. This is what Dr. Manny Alvarez, Senior Managing Health Editor at FOXNews.com warned of in a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Agave syrup found to be no healthier than other sugars
Dietitian Dr Duane Mellor, senior lecturer in human nutrition at Coventry University, has urged people to ignore 'nutribabble' and not demonise sugar. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetes designs
Designer Poppy Nash weaves her blood sugar results into the fabric she designs to help manage her diabetes (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news