A Day in the Life of a New York City Community Health Worker
October 23, 2018Rosaura guides her clients through a challenging health system during the most vulnerable moments in their lives.Last week I shadowed Rosaura Polanco, a community health worker in the South Bronx in New York City, where she provides underserved women with health education and essential health services. Having only seen examples of community health workers operating in sub-Saharan Africa, I asked Rosaura what unites them around the world, despite their differing roles and contexts.“Empathy,” she replied. “I practice empathy, for everything, all the time.”Rosaura works forGrameen Prima...
Source: IntraHealth International - October 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes symptoms: Three major signs of having too high sugar levels
TYPE 2 diabetes symptoms can be difficult to detect because they don ’t often cause a person to feel unwell. But knowing early signs of the condition can prevent the development of serious health complications. There are three major symptoms to watch out for. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetes warning - the exercises you should AVOID to prevent high blood sugar
DIABETES type 2 risk could be lowered with some diet or exercises changes. You could prevent high blood sugar by doing certain exercises - but, these are the activities you should avoid, or risk dangerous diabetes complications. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The chef who says you can eat to beat BRAIN CANCER
John Lawson, 35, of Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, follows the strict ‘ketogenic’ diet - organic, grass-fed meat, butter and no sugar - and insists it was crucial in surviving his brush with death. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Too much sugar can lead to nutritional deficiencies - excess glucose reduces your body's absorption of key minerals
(Natural News) We all know that sugar is bad for you, but what really happens if you eat too much of it? Your first answer might be that you could develop type 2 diabetes, which is reason enough to avoid sugar like the plague. There’s also the higher risk of obesity that regular sugar consumption... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2 - the 50p ‘superfood’ you should add to your daily diet
DIABETES type 2 risk could be lowered by making some diet or lifestyle changes. You could lower your chances of high blood sugar symptoms by adding this cheap “diabetes superfood” to your daily routine. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

From estrogen imbalance to simply eating too much sugar: What your weight gain is trying to tell you
Australian author and holistic nutritionist Lee Holmes revealed the cause of weight gain for each part of the body and what we can do to combat it. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes: Eat this type of birthday cake to avoid blood sugar spikes
TYPE 2 diabetes sufferers don ’t have to follow strict diet plans, but should watch what they eat so as to avoid a spike in blood sugar levels. Eat this type of birthday cake and follow these tips to ensure you can still enjoy a slice of celebratory cake without harming your blood sugar level. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2 symptoms: Feeling very tired could be a sign you are diabetic
DIABETES type 2 symptoms don ’t necessarily make people feel unwell, which means many people have the condition without realising. However, there are symptoms of the blood sugar condition to look out for, one of which is feeling very tired. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

National health initiative takes aim at sugar-packed foods
A national health initiative is urging the food industry to voluntarily reduce sugar in packaged foods by 20 percent (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Why does diabetes cause fatigue?
It is common for people with diabetes to experience fatigue. Causes can include high blood sugar levels, depression, being overweight, and other related health conditions. Controlling blood sugar levels and lifestyle changes can help a person reduce fatigue. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes Source Type: news

Healthful yet yummy Halloween treats for the vampire with a sweet tooth
Even the most fastidious dieters might find it hard to resist the lure of the Halloween candy bowl. But there ’s a way to be smarter about indulging — and no, we’re not talking about going for the mini-boxes of raisins. Instead, watch out for high-fructose corn syrup, fake sugars and artificial... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

Time spent with poor blood sugar control may increase eye damage in diabetics
Research, published inDiabetes Care, suggests that the more time diabetics spend outside of normal blood sugar control each day increases their risk of eye damage.Reuters (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 19, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Diabetes news: New device painlessly replaces the finger prick
THE FreeStyle Libre is a revolutionary device that allows diabetes sufferers to check their blood sugar levels painlessly. It monitors glucose levels through a needle-like sensor in a patch roughly the size of a £2 coin, which is worn on the upper arm. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Healthy lifestyle choices halve the risk of cardiovascular disease in diabetes patients
(Natural News) When we think of type 2 diabetes we generally think about glucose and insulin, and imagine that patients with this condition mainly need to be concerned about maintaining balanced blood sugar levels. While it’s true that these things are important, the reality is that diabetes causes a host of serious, even life-threatening, complications... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

These Are the Best High-Fiber Foods, According to Experts
Your body doesn’t like things to be too easy. Challenging it from time to time—with exercise, with the elements, and even with short periods of going without food—is often associated with better health outcomes. The same is true of your gut and the foods it digests. Foods that break down and slip through too quickly (namely, refined starches and sugars) tend to promote overeating, out-of-control blood sugar surges, and other disease-linked side effects. Meanwhile, foods that put up a bit of a fight against digestion are often the best ones for you. That’s certainly true in the case of fiber, which i...
Source: TIME: Health - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Best supplements for diabetes - 8p supplements to avoid high blood sugar
SUPPLEMENTS could be used to prevent some symptoms of diabetes type 2, which include unexplained weight loss, making more toilet trips than normal, and feeling very tired. Add these cheap capsules to your daily diet routine to lower your chances of high blood sugar. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can stevia benefit people with diabetes?
Stevia is a sugar substitute that is about 300 times sweeter than table sugar. Stevia is very low in calories, and there is growing interest in whether this sweetener can help people with diabetes use their diet to control their blood sugar levels. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes symptoms: This skin condition can signal dangerously high blood sugar
TYPE 2 diabetes symptoms are difficult to detect because they don ’t alway make you feel unwell. But being familiar with the warning signs can help you avoid serious health complications. One of the signs is a common skin condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes symptoms: A common skin condition can signal dangerously high blood sugar
TYPE 2 diabetes symptoms are difficult to detect because they don ’t alway make you feel unwell. But being familiar with the warning signs can help you avoid serious health complications. One of the signs is a common skin condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes symptoms: Common skin condition can indicate dangerously high blood sugar
TYPE 2 diabetes symptoms are difficult to detect because they don ’t alway make you feel unwell. But being familiar with the warning signs can help you avoid serious health complications. One of the signs is a common skin condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Daily time with controlled blood sugar tied to risk of diabetic eye disease
(Reuters Health) - For people with diabetes, the chance of developing eye damage that can lead to blindness may depend on how many hours per day they can keep their blood sugar levels under control, a Chinese study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

SLR Food Distribution Inc. Issues Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in Sugar Melon Candy
SLR Food Distribution Inc. of New Hyde Park, NY is recalling its 7.04oz package of SUGAR MELON CANDY / WAX GOURD because it contains undeclared sulfites. Consumers who have severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - October 17, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Diabetes warning: Lack of sleep increases high blood sugar risk - Eamonn Holmes reveals
DIABETES risk could be lowered by making some diet or lifestyle changes. But, TV presenter Eamonn Holmes was told sleep deprivation could also be raising the risk of high blood sugar symptoms, during his and Ruth Langsford ’s Channel 5 show, ‘How To Get A Good Night’s Sleep’. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are Sunflower Seeds Healthy? Here ’s What Experts Say
Certain seeds, like chia and flax, tend to hog the nutritional spotlight. But the less-trendy sunflower seed has plenty of qualities worth highlighting. Here are the health benefits of sunflowers seeds, according to dietitians. Are sunflower seeds healthy? Sunflower seeds are rich in nutrients. One serving of shelled sunflower seeds is usually an ounce, which is about 1/4 cup or 4 tablespoons (one to two thumb-sized portions.) They’re particularly high in healthy fat: A serving delivers 14 grams of fat with a mix of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. “The mono- and polyunsaturated fats in sunflower seed...
Source: TIME: Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cassie Shortsleeve  Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

10 Ways to Keep Your Heart Healthy
No one ever had fun visiting the cardiologist. ­Regardless of how good the doc might be, it’s always a little scary thinking about the health of something as fundamental as the heart. But there are ways to take greater control—to ensure that your own heart health is the best it can be—even if you have a family history of cardiovascular disease. Although 50% of cardiovascular-disease risk is genetic, the other 50% can be modified by how you live your life, according to Dr. Eugenia Gianos, director of Women’s Heart Health at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. “This means you can greatly ...
Source: TIME: Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lisa Lombardi and Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Baby Boomer Health heart health Source Type: news

Infertile men may be at higher risk developing diabetes
Research, published in BJU International, suggests that men who are infertile are more likely to have higher than normal blood sugar levels, potentially predisposing them to diabetes.MedicalXpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 17, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Are you an ADDICT? Sugar has mind-altering effects similar to cocaine
(Natural News) It’s not a secret that too much sugar is no good, but just how bad is it? If you’ve been going hard on the sweet stuff, you’re not alone: Sugar addiction is a serious problem. Scientists say that the effects of sugar are so powerful, its impact on the brain are similar to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2: The condition raises the possibility of dementia - how to lower your risk
DIABETES type 2 can increase the possibility of developing a number of other health problems, if the blood sugar condition is not properly controlled. One disease diabetes can be connected with is dementia. But what ’s the connection? Here’s how to lower your risk. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes: High blood sugar raises the chances of dementia - how to lower your risk
TYPE 2 diabetes can increase the possibility of developing a number of other health problems if the blood sugar condition is not properly controlled. One disease diabetes can be connected with is dementia. But what ’s the connection? Here’s how to lower your risk. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Spain to beat Japan in world life expectancy league table for 2040
Mediterranean lifestyle takes effect in Spain but US continues to drop down tablePeople in Spain are predicted to have the longest life expectancy in the world by 2040 – beating Japan into second place – and much of the reason is to do with the way they eat, according to the authors of the most comprehensive study of the global burden of disease.In the years to come, the biggest threats to our health and longevity will be obesity, high blood pressure and blood sugar, tobacco use and drinking alcohol, according to the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation in Seattle, US, which has produced the forecasts.Co...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 16, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Spain Ageing US news Smoking Cancer Heart disease Health UK news World news Japan Science Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2 - four ways to reverse and ‘cure’ your high blood sugar condition
DIABETES type 2 risk could be lowered by making some diet or lifestyle swaps. You could lower your chances of diabetes symptoms, or even reverse your high blood sugar condition, by making these changes to your daily routine. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A bad combo: Combining wheat and sugar can lead to inflammation
(Natural News) One of the great things about food is how different ingredients can be combined to produce a dish with its own unique flavor. There’s a catch, however — not all ingredients, when combined, are beneficial, and some of them may even be harmful to a person’s health. In his video, Charles Kwang of Kwang Wellness identifies... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes: Swap fruit juice for whole fruit to avoid high blood sugar
TYPE 2 diabetes occurs when the level of sugar in the blood is too high. While this doesn ’t mean people with the condition have to completely avoid sugar, they should cut down on it. One easy way to do this is to swap fruit juice for whole fruits. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes: Should people with diabetes eat fruit or will it raise blood sugar?
TYPE 2 diabetes occurs when the level of sugar in the blood is too high. While this doesn ’t mean people with the condition have to completely avoid sugar, they should cut down on it. As fruit contains natural sugars, does this mean diabetic people should limit the amount of fruit they consume? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zero Hunger: our actions today are our future tomorrow
This article is part of a series of opinion pieces to mark World Food Day October 16   José Graziano da Silva is Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United NationsThe post Zero Hunger: our actions today are our future tomorrow appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jose Graziano da Silva Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Editors' Choice Featured Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations World Food Day 2018 Source Type: news

Roughly translated as "the tea of immortality", kombucha is a health drink you should be drinking more of
(Natural News) With many health drinks becoming popular, it’s becoming more difficult to select which one to drink. One of these health drinks is kombucha, a fermented tea. With a name that means “the tea of immortality,” kombucha has many benefits to offer. Kombucha is prepared from tea, sugar, and SCOBY, which stands for symbiotic... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes: Four ways to avoid high blood sugar and stop diabetes symptoms in winter
TYPE 2 diabetes sufferers tend to have higher blood sugar levels in the winter than in the warmer seasons. As we approach winter, follow these four tips to keep blood sugar levels healthy and avoid diabetes symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes symptoms: This sign in your gums could indicate poor blood sugar levels
TYPE 2 DIABETES symptoms aren ’t always easy to spot because they don’t always make you feel unwell. But recognising the warning signs can help you avoid serious complications occurring. One sign to look out for is in your gums. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2 - the ‘superdrink’ to have with your breakfast to prevent high blood sugar
DIABETES type 2 risk could be lowered by eating a healthy, balanced diet, and by doing regular exercise. You could also avoid high blood sugar symptoms by adding this drink to your breakfast routine. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can eating too much fruit cause type 2 diabetes?
Risk factors for developing type 2 diabetes include being overweight and having high blood sugar levels. Although fruit does contain sugar, eating it as part of a balanced and healthful diet is unlikely to cause diabetes. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes Type 2 Source Type: news

The amino acid alanine can lower blood sugar levels
Oral administration of alanine in mice activates AMP kinase to lower blood sugar levels, which may be a potential future treatment for diabetes, according to research published inMolecular Metabolism.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 11, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2 warning: Why you should never ignore this symptom in your ears
DIABETES type 2 symptoms usually include weight loss, feeling very tired, and making more toilet trips than normal. But you could also be at risk of high blood sugar symptoms if you have this sign in your ears. Are you at risk? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Low copper levels linked to fatter fat cells
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) In studies of mouse cells, Johns Hopkins researchers have found that low levels of cellular copper appear to make fat cells fatter by altering how cells process their main metabolic fuels, such as fat and sugar. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 11, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

New study examines Brexit's effect on 'Sugar Tax' and coronary heart disease
(University of Liverpool) A new study published in Public Health Nutrition examines the potential effects of Brexit on the 'Sugar Tax' and coronary heart disease (CHD) in England. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Obesity levels in Year six children rise again
20.1% of 10 to 11-year-olds and 9.5% of four to five-year-olds are obese Related items fromOnMedica GPs should lead on weight management advice to children Campaign to cut sugar intake Poorest Scottish kids do the least exercise Health 'time-bomb' warning from severely obese children Less risk of obesity in children of healthy mothers (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 11, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2 - the one ‘spicy’ meal that could prevent high blood sugar symptoms
DIABETES type 2 could be reversed by making some diet or lifestyle changes. You could prevent high blood sugar symptoms by eating more of this ‘spicy’ meal, which contains turmeric and cinnamon. Add this to your weekly meal plan to avoid blood sugar spikes. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

University of Guelph researcher develops 3-in-1 vaccine against traveller's diarrhea
(University of Guelph) A U of G Prof. has discovered a novel approach to developing a first-ever vaccine for three common pathogens that cause traveller's diarrhea and kill more than 100,000 children living in developing countries each year. The vaccine yokes together proteins from pathogenic E.coli with sugars from Shigella and Camplyobacter jejuni -- three bugs that are major causes of bacterial diarrhea globally. Currently no licensed vaccines exist against any of these pathogens. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Too much sugar makes children more violent and more likely to get drunk and smoke
Researchers at Bar Ilan University in Israel studied 137,284 children aged either 11, 13 or 15 and living in 25 European countries and Canada to find sugar makes behaviour worse. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Planned intermittent fasting may help treat type 2 diabetes
Need for insulin dropped in the case studies shown Related items fromOnMedica Diabetes will soon cost NHS £16.9bn Mystery of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ fats solved Child type 2 diabetes is a ‘wake-up call’ to the nation Sugar not saturated fat is the major issue for CVD Weight Watchers helped stave off type 2 diabetes (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 10, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news