What Your Blood Tells You About Cancer
Blood tests can tell us a lot about what’s going on in our bodies—from whether we’re eating too much sugar to whether we’re harboring any infectious diseases. Scientists lately have been working on ways to use similar diagnostic tools for cancer, which have the potential to dramatically increase the amount of information doctors use to figure out the best treatments for their patients. Called liquid biopsies, these tests are designed to pick up genetic material shed by cancer tumors into the blood, which lets doctors avoid the invasive procedures needed to extract samples directly from tumors. That ...
Source: TIME: Health - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

As nation mourns Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a look at advances in pancreatic cancer treatment
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who served on the Supreme Court since 1993, died of pancreatic cancer Sept. 18.Ginsburg battled cancer several times throughout her life. She was treated for colon cancer in 1999, underwent surgery for pancreatic cancer in 2009 and had cancerous lesions removed from her lung in 2018. Ginsburg received chemotherapy for a recurrence of pancreatic cancer in 2019.Pancreatic cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States. A 6-inch-long gland in the abdomen, the pancreas makes digestive enzymes and hormones, such as insulin, that control blood sugar.No screening test exists fo...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 22, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Bayer's Aflibercept injection gets DCGI nod for Diabetic Macular Edema indication
Diabetic Macular Edema occurs when high blood sugar levels damage capillaries that leak fluid into the retina, resulting in swelling and blurred vision. The approval of Aflibercept injection for intravitreal use presents a new and alternative treatment option to currently available therapies, for patients with DME, Bayer in India said in a statement. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - September 22, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes: What are the three main symptoms to spot warning that you may be at risk
TYPE 2 diabetes: The amount of people living with the dangerous condition of having high blood sugar levels has increased exponentially. It is imperative that one is aware of the warning signs of this condition. What are the three main symptoms to spot? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes: Shiny, smooth skin on a certain body part could mean blood sugar is high
TYPE 2 diabetes occurs when the body becomes resistant to the hormone insulin; as a consequence, blood sugar levels keep rising. When they're dangerously high, you may notice shiny, smooth skin on a certain body part. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News 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

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

Fructose and glucose in high fructose corn syrup deliver a one-two punch to health
(University of California - Davis) Consuming high fructose corn syrup appears to be as bad for your health as consuming sugar in the form of fructose alone, according to a new study from researchers at the University of California, Davis. The study reports health risks related to the type of sugar consumed, but also reveals novel risks when sugars are combined, which has important implications for dietary guidelines. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sugar promotes sperm longevity in pig reproductive tract
(University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences) For many livestock species, artificial insemination (AI) is standard. But it can be tricky to achieve success the first time, thanks to variability in ovulation timing across the herd. A new University of Illinois study identifies a naturally occurring sugar that slows the maturation of sperm in pigs, opening up the possibility of extending sperm storage time within the female reproductive tract and increasing the chances of successful fertilization through AI. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How 'healthy' fruit snacks for children can contain the equivalent of up to FIVE teaspoons of sugar
Action on Sugar looked at 56 products sold across leading grocery retailers in the UK. It found Urban Fruits Gently Baked Strawberries contained 20g of sugar in a small 35g packet. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News 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

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

11 ways to tame your sweet tooth
During a pandemic, it's easy to turn to comforting sugary and carb-rich treats. But it's not always a good idea. New recommendations will likely lower the amount of sugar we should consume. Here are ways to reduce sugar but still enjoy your food. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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Nutritionist Lisa Drayer share six recipes that will cut down on your sugar intake while satisfying your cravings. These treats each have no more than 2 teaspoons of sugar. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Craving sugar during a pandemic? Here's how to tame your sweet tooth
Cakes, cookies, pie. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News 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

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: 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

Researchers develop rapid test for ovarian cancer detection
(University of Turku) Researchers at the University of Turku, Finland, have developed a test for ovarian cancer detection with a sensitivity 4.5 times higher than that of the conventional laboratory test. The simple lateral flow test is based on rapid detection of abnormal sugar structures directly from the blood sample. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 11, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Consumer Health: 4 myths about what causes cancer
It seems nearly every week that there's a new claim on the internet about what causes cancer. Many of these claims may cause you to worry unnecessarily about your own health and the health of your family. Is cancer contagious? Should you worry about sugar, microwaving food, or underarm antiperspirants or deodorants? Find out whether [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - September 11, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes: One breakfast staple to limit as it could spike blood sugar levels
TYPE 2 DIABETES can be a tricky beast to manage first thing in the morning. Breakfast choices really can influence blood sugar levels, so it's best to choose wisely. Which breakfast staple would you be better off without? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biological sex affects genes for body fat, cancer, birth weight
(Northwestern University) Biological sex has a small but ubiquitous influence on gene expression in almost every type of human tissue, reports a new study. These sex differences are observed for genes involved in many functions, including how people respond to medication, how women control blood sugar levels in pregnancy, how the immune system functions, how cancer develops and male pattern baldness. The information could be used for diagnostics, drug development and predicting outcomes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 10, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes: Do you regularly feel this way? A warning sign of high blood sugar levels
TYPE 2 diabetes can affect the body in a number of ways warning that something is not quite right. If you persistently feel this way, it could be a warning that your blood sugar levels are dangerously high. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2 warning - the three most common warning signs of high blood sugar revealed
DIABETES type 2 symptoms may be difficult to spot during its early stages, as some of the signs don't necessarily make you feel unwell. These are some of the most common warning signs of high blood sugar. Should you speak to a doctor about diabetes symptoms? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to lose visceral fat: The five foods known for burning belly fat
HOW TO get rid of visceral fat: When it comes to losing visceral fat, or belly fat as its sometimes referred to, we all know the foods to avoid. From processed, oily foods, fatty meats and high in salt and sugar; we all know they are not kind to our waistline. But what foods are known to help burn belly fat and accentuate the visceral fat loss machines? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Best supplements for overall health: One to reduce depression, cancer risk and cholesterol
BEST supplements for overall health can often seem daunting and confusing. Often the proof is in the pudding and according to studies there is one supplement which can help with a multitude of disorders including depression, testosterone, blood sugar levels and inflammation. What is it? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes: Xerostomia is a symptom of dangerously high blood sugar – what is it?
TYPE 2 diabetes can cause a wide number of symptoms indicating something strange is going on inside the body. Xerostomia is one of those symptoms. What is it? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Takeaways are urged to cut back on portion sizes to help tackle obesity 
Public Health England is asking the food industry to cut the calorie content of a large range of products by 2024.They want the fat, sugar and salt levels slashed in many fast foods and ready meals. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2 - the ‘superfood’ snack to avoid high blood sugar symptoms
DIABETES type 2 risk could be lowered by making some diet or exercise changes. One of the best ways to prevent high blood sugar symptoms and signs is to snack on this common food. Should you speak to a doctor about the best and worst superfoods for diabetes symptoms? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The brain can induce diabetes remission in rodents, but how?
(University of Washington Health Sciences/UW Medicine) In rodents with type 2 diabetes, a single surgical injection of a protein called fibroblast growth factor 1 can restore blood sugar levels to normal for weeks or months. Yet how this growth factor acts in the brain to generate this lasting benefit has been poorly understood. Clarifying how this occurs might lead to more effective diabetes treatments that tap into the brain's inherent potential to ameliorate the condition. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What Is In A Ketogenic Diet?
Discussion Epilepsy is a common problem for the general pediatrician. Its incidence is estimated at 41-87/100,000 children. While many children are controlled with medication, it is also estimated that up to 1/3 will develop drug-resistant epilepsy. Some children may have an identifiable seizure focus that may be amenable to surgery, but many others do not. One option for potential control is a ketogenic diet (KD). Indications for KD usually are for drug-resistant epilepsy including partial and complex seizure patterns as well as some metabolic disorders such as glucose transport 1 deficiency syndrome. It has also found ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 7, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes warning: Does your breath smell? It could be a sign of high blood sugar
TYPE 2 diabetes puts you at greater risk of dental problems. In fact, the condition triples the likelihood of bacteria breeding in your mouth - with ghastly effects. Does your breath smell? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes: Limit your intake of certain drink to help balance blood sugar levels
TYPE 2 diabetes can be a tricky disease to keep on top of. The chronic condition entails daily management, starting from the moment you wake up. Limiting a certain type of drink can help manage blood sugar levels. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes symptoms: The serious warning sign in your mouth
TYPE 2 diabetes is a chronic condition whereby a person's blood sugar levels are at risk of becoming too high or low. A certain sign in your mouth may signal your blood sugar levels are too low - what is it? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes: The toilet habit that may be warning your blood sugar levels are too high
TYPE 2 diabetes is a condition which affects many parts of the body. Often, people are unaware of their blood sugar levels rising, but experiencing a certain toilet habit is a warning sign that should not be ignored. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2 warning - the smelly symptom you should never ignore
DIABETES type 2 symptoms may include feeling unusually tired, passing more urine than normal, and having cuts or wounds that take longer to heal than expected. But you could also be at risk of high blood sugar if you develop this smelly symptom. Should you speak to a doctor about diabetes signs and bad breath? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sweet-Tooth Tendencies Change as Kids Get Older: Study
MONDAY, Aug. 31, 2020 -- Young people seldom say a food or drink is " too sweet. " A new study suggests that may be because they're less sensitive to sugar than adults and prefer more of it. Researchers found that compared to adults, kids and teens... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 31, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Biocon Biologics launches Semglee, drug to control high blood sugar, in US
To encourage broad patient access to this important medicine, Mylan is offering Semglee at a wholesale acquisition cost (WAC)[1] of $147.98 per package of five (5) 3ml pens and $98.65 per 10ml vial, representing the lowest WAC for any long-acting insulin glargine on the market, said Biocon in a press release. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - August 31, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes: The plant ingredient shown to 'significantly' lower blood sugar
TYPE 2 diabetes only proves problematic when blood sugar levels become too high - when this happens, damage can be inflicted on the body. Luckily, healthy dietary decisions help to lower blood sugar levels and evidence recommends eating a particular plant ingredient. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes: Is your favourite condiment spiking your blood sugar level?
TYPE 2 diabetes can be tricky to manage if you're not really sure what you're doing. A sudden diagnosis can make you question what you can and can't eat. What about all those lovely condiments you're used to? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Artificial Pancreas Controls Diabetes in Kids 6 and Up, Clinical Trial Shows
FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2020 -- An artificial pancreas system is safe and effective at managing blood sugar levels in kids as young as age 6 with type 1 diabetes, according to a new study. The system uses a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) to track blood... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 28, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Some Vegetarian Diets Are Much Healthier Than Others
Diets focused on healthier plant-based foods were associated with normal blood pressure, blood lipids and blood sugar. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Artificial pancreas helps children as young as 6 with type 1 diabetes better control blood sugar levels, study finds
An artificial pancreas system is safe and helped children as young as six with type 1 diabetes better control blood sugar levels, according to a new study from researchers at four pediatric diabetes centers in the United States. The study was published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2: The easy exercise to avoid high blood sugar symptoms - are you at risk?
DIABETES type 2 risk could be reduced by making some exercise or diet swaps. One of the best ways to prevent high blood sugar symptoms and signs, including weight loss and tiredness, by adding this common exercise to your gym workout. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UVA-developed artificial pancreas effective for children ages 6-13, study finds
(University of Virginia Health System) An artificial pancreas originally developed at the University of Virginia Center for Diabetes Technology safely and effectively manages blood sugar levels in children ages 6 to 13 with type 1 diabetes, a national clinical trial has found. Data from this and other studies has prompted the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to approve the device for use by children ages 6 and older. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus vaccine may not be as effective in obese people, scientists warn
Scientists at the University of North Carolina raised the concern because research shows the flu jab is less effective in obese people because high blood sugar disrupts the immune system. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breastfeeding may reduce risk of diabetes in women
According to a study published in Diabetes, breastfeeding may reduce the risk of diabetes in women by increasing the insulin sensitivity of organs that supply sugar and fat for milk production.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 26, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes: Gastroparesis is the worrying sign due to high blood sugar – what is it?
TYPE 2 diabetes signs include blurry vision, frequent urination and slow healing cuts and wounds. Another sign of dangerously high blood sugar levels is when the stomach is unable to move the food from the stomach to the intestines. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sleep and diabetes study receives $3M grant
(University of Illinois at Chicago) How can you get quality sleep when you're trying to manage your blood sugar along with life's other demands? Pamela Martyn-Nemeth, University of Illinois Chicago associate professor, has received a $3 million grant to help answer those questions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news