You Asked: Should I Try ‘Mindful Eating?’
Grab a raisin—just one raisin—and put it on a plate. Now, sit down and examine the raisin. Smell it. Roll it between your fingers. When you feel you’ve fully appreciated its raisin-ness, pop it into your mouth, and consider its taste and texture as you slowly chew and swallow it. You’ve just dabbled in the trendy practice of mindful eating: a kind of meditation in motion that’s increasingly being scientifically studied for its potential health benefits. Like other mindfulness methods, it emphasizes a judgment-free awareness of your thoughts, emotions and sensory experiences, and it helps you p...
Source: TIME: Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Health Tip: Six Steps to a Healthier Life
-- Any person can make modest changes to live a healthier life, the American Heart Association (AHA) says. The six tips the AHA suggests are: Control cholesterol. Reduce blood sugar. Get active. Eat better. Lose weight. Stop... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 20, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the health benefits of dark chocolate?
Dark chocolate generally contains less sugar and more cacao solids than milk chocolate. It is also rich in antioxidants and some minerals. Research suggests that regularly eating dark chocolate may provide several health benefits. Learn more about these benefits here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

There Will Be a Super Worm Moon on the Spring Equinox. Here ’s How to See It
Another month, another “supermoon”. On Wednesday, the “super worm moon”—the third supermoon of 2019 to be exact— will light up the sky in all its slightly-larger-than-usual glory. What makes this full moon extra special is that it is coinciding with the Spring Equinox, or the first day of spring in the northern hemisphere, a rare astronomical coincidence. For those who are exhausted by all the recents supermoons, the “super worm moon” will be the last supermoon of the year. However, for those who couldn’t get enough of February’s “super snow moon” or J...
Source: TIME: Science - March 19, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Wilder Davies Tags: Uncategorized onetime space Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes: Four-step diet plan could help lower your blood sugar
TYPE 2 diabetes can lead to serious health complications if left untreated. But a person can avoid these or prevent the condition altogether by carrying out steps to lower their blood sugar. Following a certain diet plan could prove effective. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

These drinks are linked to much higher risk of early death
New research finds drinking two or more sugar-sweetened beverages a day is linked to a 31 percent higher risk of early death from cardiovascular disease (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

If you drink 2+ sugary drinks a day, your risk of early death increases by 31 percent, study says
A Harvard-led study in the journal, Circulation, found people who drink two or more sugar-sweetened beverages a day have a 31 percent higher risk of early death from cardiovascular disease. Each additional soda, sports drink, or sugary beverage increased the risk by 10 percent. Dr. Tara Narula joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the findings. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Insomnia makes you crave sugar
Failure to nod off may activate a region of the brain that 'turns on' when we consume sweet food, according to researchers from Michigan State University. It might also cause us to 'stress eat'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Five of the best ‘Healthy’ chips
One option is Mash Direct's Carrot and Parsnip fries. A portion is one of your five-a-day. Parsnips and carrots have a high sugar content, but this is outweighed by their nutritional benefits. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sleep problems during pregnancy affect glucose, may increase risk of childhood obesity
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) The study found that mild sleep apnea changed sugar levels during pregnancy and was connected to infant growth patterns related to increased risk of obesity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

From body to brain and back again —how the hormone leptin utilizes brain cell circuits to regulate appetite, calorie burning, and glucose levels
Scientists have used a new genetic tool in mice to map out the cellular brain circuits used by the hormone leptin to control energy balance (calories consumed versus calories burned) and blood glucose (sugar) levels.  (Source: NIDDK News)
Source: NIDDK News - March 19, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Preserving insulin production in people with newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes
Researchers have discovered that treatment with a medicine that suppresses the immune system, called anti-thymocyte globulin (ATG), preserved insulin production and improved blood glucose (sugar) control for at least a year in people with newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes, as compared to placebo (no medicine).  (Source: NIDDK News)
Source: NIDDK News - March 19, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

English Football League action day aims to improve nation ’s health
The day includes cookery classes for bereaved men and exercise sessions for people with cancer and mental health issues Related items fromOnMedica Diabetes and obesity higher among LGBQ teens Making health changes more effective as a couple What promotes uptake and retention in group-based weight management services? Preventing type 2 diabetes Warning issued on high sugar content in snacks (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 19, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Public asked for views on restricted food advertising
The government is consulting on proposals to introduce a 9pm watershed on TV and online adverts for food and drink high in fat, sugar or salt. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 19, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Stay Away From Sugary Sodas, Spare Your Heart
People who consumed at least two sugar-sweetened drinks per day were about one-third more likely to die of heart disease or stroke, versus those who rarely had these drinks. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

8 Science-Backed Ways to Prevent Heart Attacks, According to New Guidelines
Experts have issued a new set of guidelines on the best ways to prevent first heart attacks, strokes and heart failure — and for the first time, they focus squarely on the patient. The new guidelines recognize how doctors can support people to not only address their medical risk factors, but also to change their behaviors and lifestyles in order to reduce their risk. The latest revisions to the guidelines, issued by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA), were announced at the annual meeting of the ACC. They are intended to help doctors figure out a patient’s risk of h...
Source: TIME: Health - March 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Heart Disease Source Type: news

Drinking soda linked to 31 percent death risk increase
A new study shows that people who drink two or more sugar-filled beverages, such as soda, have a 31 percent greater chance of dying early from a cardiovascular event. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Daily Aspirin No Longer Recommended To Prevent Heart Attacks In Older Adults
(CNN) — If you’re a healthy older adult looking for ways to reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke, don’t turn to that age-old standby: daily low-dose aspirin. It’s no longer recommended as a preventative for older adults who don’t have a high risk or existing heart disease, according to guidelines announced Sunday by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association. “For the most part, we are now much better at treating risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes and especially high cholesterol,” said North Carolina cardiologist Dr. Kevin Campbell, who wa...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News aspirin CNN Source Type: news

Stay Away From Sugary Sodas, Spare Your Heart
MONDAY, March 18, 2019 -- People who regularly down sugar-laden sodas, juices and sports drinks aren't doing their heart any favors. A new study of more than 110,000 U.S. health professionals found that the more people drank sugary beverages, the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 18, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2 warning - the sexual symptom you should never ignore
DIABETES type 2 symptoms can include unexplained weight loss, feeling very tired, and passing more urine than normal. But you could also be at risk of high blood sugar if you have this one sexual sign. Should you check your blood sugar levels? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Higher consumption of sugary beverages linked with increased risk of mortality
(Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health) The more sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) people consumed, the greater their risk of premature death--particularly death from cardiovascular disease, and to a lesser extent from cancer, according to a large long-term study of US men and women. The risk of early death linked with drinking SSBs was more pronounced among women. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Doctors back TV junk food advertising ban
Government consultation sets out plans to ban unhealthy food advertising before 9pm Related items fromOnMedica Childhood obesity plan Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 GPs should lead on weight management advice to children Sponsorship and ad bans needed to tackle child obesity Chocolate bars and cakes could shrink under new sugar guidelines (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 18, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes: Breakfast on the go? The best quick breakfast to avoid high blood sugar
TYPE 2 diabetes sufferers are advised to cut down on sugar in order to control the condition, but this can be difficult when so many foods contain ‘hidden’ sugars, especially when eating on the go. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes: The best spread to put on your toast and prevent high blood sugar
TYPE 2 diabetes can be controlled by cutting down on foods which are high in sugar, but this can be hard to do when so many foods, and especially breakfast options, contain lots of it. If you like a slice of toast in the morning, consider replacing jam with this tasty, but still sweet, spread to prevent high blood sugar. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Abnormal Blood Sugar, Cholesterol Common in Middle School Abnormal Blood Sugar, Cholesterol Common in Middle School
More than one third of middle school students who underwent cardiovascular screening at school had abnormal blood sugar levels or high cholesterol, a pilot study of 45 students found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes: This type of job could increase your risk of condition, says study
TYPE 2 diabetes is a lifelong condition which causes a person ’s blood sugar levels to become too high. A poor diet and lack of exercise are some of the most notable causes of the condition, but new research has now shown women in certain jobs to be at risk. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes: Women in this type of job more likely to develop condition, says study
TYPE 2 diabetes is a lifelong condition which causes a person ’s blood sugar levels to become too high. A poor diet and lack of exercise are some of the most notable causes of the condition, but new research has now shown women in certain jobs to be at risk. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cardiovascular screenings uncover diabetes, high cholesterol in middle schoolers
(Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center) A pilot study of 45 middle school kids shows that more than a third of those screened had abnormal levels of blood sugar or high cholesterol. Two had blood sugar levels (HbA1c) in the diabetes range. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 15, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Diabetics more likely to experience high blood sugar after joint surgery
(Hospital for Special Surgery) People with diabetes who have joint replacement surgery are at sharply higher risk of experiencing elevated blood sugar after the procedure, and this could increase their chances of developing a complication, according to a new study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

8 Signs of sugar addiction... and tips to control your sweet tooth
(Natural News) Humans are naturally wired to crave sugar because it plays an important role in survival. During ancient times, sugar was mostly available in the summertime. People during those times would indulge in it to store excess calories in the form of body fat to survive through the cold winter seasons. Today, however, sugar... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2 warning - three painful symptoms on your skin of high blood sugar
DIABETES type 2 symptoms include unexplained weight loss, passing more urine than normal, and feeling very tired. You could be at risk of high blood sugar if your skin has these unusual, but painful, signs. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Toxic foods that may cause dementia
(Natural News) Your physical and mental health are closely intertwined. If you follow a healthy diet, you can significantly improve your overall well-being. Conversely, if you follow a diet full of processed food and soda, you will increase your likelihood of getting dementia, according to multiple studies. Consuming a lot of complex carbohydrates, processed foods, and sugar... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kidney disease hits 850 million people
Diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure contributing to growing world burden Related items fromOnMedica Higher cancer risk from chronic diseases High-dose folic acid doesn ’t prevent pre-eclampsia Doubt over health benefits of non-sugar sweeteners Millions miss out on vital diabetes health checks Hospital transport service fails kidney patients (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 14, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Do Gummy Vitamins Work? Here ’s What Experts Say
Gummy vitamins are increasingly popular—and not just for kids. By some estimates, adults now comprise up to 80% of the gummy vitamin market. “Pill fatigue” is one factor driving grownups toward gummies. If you have to take multiple supplements every day—and especially if you have problems swallowing capsules or tablets—gummies can make that chore easier (and tastier), finds a 2017 report from the AARP. But do gummy vitamins work the same as ordinary supplements? “It’s a lot harder to make a good gummy than it is to make a tablet or capsule,” says Dr. Tod Cooperman, president ...
Source: TIME: Health - March 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes: Eating this Japanese food could help lower blood sugar
TYPE 2 diabetes can lead to more serious health problems if left untreated, so doing what you can to control your blood sugar levels is very important. One way you could do this is by eating a particular food which is popular in Japan. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A species of hawthorn has been found to control abnormally high blood sugar levels
(Natural News) Researchers from the Middle East found that a species of hawthorn can be used to manage blood sugar levels. In their study, which was published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, they identified Crete hawthorn (Crataegus azarolus), a plant native to the Mediterranean Basin, to have anti-hyperglycemic properties – that is, the ability to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes: Seven signs of the blood sugar condition everyone should know
TYPE 2 diabetes can have serious health consequences if left untreated, but many people don ’t know they have it. It’s therefore vital to be aware of the symptoms so you can get appropriate treatment. Here are seven signs of type 2 diabetes everyone should be aware of. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Recommended sugar intake: How much should you have per day?
The amount of sugar a person should consume varies, depending on their sex and age. In this article, we look at the recommended intake, as well as how to cut back on added sugar. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Best supplements for diabetes: The mineral proven to regulate blood glucose levels
BEST supplements for diabetes: Diabetes is a serious condition which impacts a person ’s blood sugar levels. There are a number of lifestyle changes you can make to both prevent and control the condition. One of these could be to take a certain mineral supplement. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes: The simple household chore that could help lower blood sugar
TYPE 2 diabetes is a common condition in the UK which can lead to more serious health problems if left untreated. Being active is one way to lower your blood sugar levels, and the exercise can be as easy as a simple household chore. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes: This simple household chore could help lower blood sugar
TYPE 2 diabetes is a common condition in the UK which can lead to more serious health problems if left untreated. Being active is one way to lower your blood sugar levels, and the exercise can be as easy as a simple household chore. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Novel potent antimicrobial from thermophilic bacterium
(University of Groningen) University of Groningen microbiologists and their colleagues from Lithuania have discovered a new glycocin, a small antimicrobial peptide with a sugar group attached, which is produced by a thermophilic bacterium and is stable at relatively high temperatures. They also succeeded in transferring the genes required to produce this glycocin to an E. coli bacterium. This makes it easier to produce and investigate this compound, which could potentially be used in biofuel production. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 12, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

NHS urged to extend free milk voucher scheme to vegans
NHS programme of vouchers for free cow ’s milk should offer plant-based options, Vegan Society says Related items fromOnMedica Britons must turn to Nordic and Mediterranean diets Brexit could result in thousands of extra CVD deaths Removing unhealthy snacks from checkouts linked to fall in purchases Food industry has failed to hit sugar reduction target Campaigners call for 18 age limit on energy drinks (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 12, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2 warning - the ‘eruptive’ skin symptom you shouldn’t ignore
DIABETES type 2 symptoms include feeling very tired, unexplained weight loss, and passing more urine than normal. But you could also be at risk of high blood sugar signs and symptoms if you have this “eruptive” skin condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes: British man with type 2 diabetes reveals how he ‘reversed’ the condition
TYPE 2 diabetes is generally regarded a lifelong condition, but some experts and people with the disease have claimed it can be reversed. Express.co.uk spoke to one man who reveals how he has ‘reversed’ the blood sugar condition to become diabetes-free. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Best supplements for diabetes - the 3p a day capsules to avoid high blood sugar symptoms
SUPPLEMENTS could be used to prevent or protect against diabetes symptoms and signs. You could lower your risk of high blood sugar by adding these cheap capsules to your daily diet. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2 warning - the 50p fruit snack you should avoid or risk high blood sugar
DIABETES type 2 risk could be lowered by making some diet or lifestyle changes. You could prevent high blood sugar symptoms and signs by avoiding this cheap fruit snack, it ’s been revealed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sugary Drinks Linked to Higher Disability in MS Sugary Drinks Linked to Higher Disability in MS
Drinking two cans of sugar-sweetened beverages daily was associated with more severe disability from multiple sclerosis (MS) in a preliminary cross-sectional study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - March 8, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2 warning - the one sign on your genitals you shouldn’t ignore
DIABETES type 2 symptoms can include feeling very tired, weight loss, and going to the toilet more often than normal. But you could also be at risk of high blood sugar symptoms if you have this hidden sign on your genitals. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Africa: Local Solutions Can Boost Healthier Food Choices
[The Conversation Africa] The crisis in health triggered by cheap food that's high in fat and sugar is now well documented. Obesity related diseases such as cancer, heart disease and diabetes are rapidly overtaking HIV as the top causes of death in South Africa. A bad diet is a major contributor to this epidemic because people increasingly opt for unhealthier, processed and fast foods. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 8, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news