Type 2 diabetes: Adding this green powder to your meals could lower your blood sugar
TYPE 2 diabetes is a chronic condition that requires careful monitoring to stave off the risks posed by rising blood sugar levels. Sugar can wreak havoc on blood sugar management, but a natural sugar substitute has been shown to have a positive impact on blood sugar levels. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes symptoms: This sign in your stomach could signal the chronic condition
TYPE 2 diabetes is a growing health problem in the UK. High levels of blood sugar can contribute to many health complications. But what are the signs your body is struggling? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to live longer: Drinking this many cups of coffee can boost life longevity
HOW TO live longer: When it comes to living a longer and healthier life we are bombarded by information overload when it comes to all things we should avoid, from sugar, salt and certain fats, the list is endless. When it comes to what we can have, a certain hot beverage loved by many is recommended and the exact science suggests this many cups a day to increase life expectancy. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

322,000 Insulin Pumps Recalled After Injuries, 1 Death Reported
(CNN) — Medtronic has recalled some of its insulin pumps after injuries and one death were reported due to the device malfunctioning, according to a US Food and Drug Administration announcement on Wednesday. The FDA identified it as a Class I recall, the most serious type of recall. Insulin pumps are small devices that can deliver insulin and help diabetes patients reach desired blood glucose levels as part of their management of the disease. Medtronic has recalled certain MiniMed 600 Series insulin pumps for delivering incorrect insulin dosing due to a missing or broken retainer ring, which helps lock the insulin ca...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Consumer Health News Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN Diabetes Source Type: news

The Pacific Community launches the Pacific Healthy Recipe Contest
By External SourceFeb 12 2020 (IPS-Partners) The Pacific Community (SPC) is calling for contestants to join the Pacific Healthy Recipe Contest and showcase their cooking skills and creativity to promote healthy eating and prevention of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Up to 75 per cent of deaths in Pacific countries are related to NCDs, such as diabetes and heart diseases, with unhealthy diets and lifestyles seen as important factors in their development. From observation, the Pacific diet has changed over time and consumption of local foods has transitioned into consumption of more imported processed foods that are high...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Asia-Pacific Food & Agriculture Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Sugary Drink Consumption Plunges in Chile After New Food Law
A study finds that a landmark law requiring warning labels on unhealthy foods made a swift difference in purchases of sodas, bottled water and juices. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Andrew Jacobs Tags: your-feed-science Obesity Soft Drinks Diet and Nutrition Beverages Sales and Excise Taxes Food Sugar Regulation and Deregulation of Industry Labeling and Labels (Product) PLoS Medicine (Journal) Chile Source Type: news

Best supplements for type 2 diabetes: Three of the best to help lower your blood sugar
BEST SUPPLEMENTS for type 2 diabetes: Diabetes has become a global health epidemic. It's estimated there are around 415 million people living with diabetes with the real problem being that many of those people are unaware they even have the condition. What three supplements have been proven to help lower a person's blood sugar level? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes: Best drink to lower blood sugar - and other natural remedies to help
TYPE 2 diabetes can send blood sugar levels skyrocketing. Left uncontrolled for too long, serious health consequences will surface. Dietary advisor, Gudrun Jonsson, recommended a certain drink to lower blood sugar alongside other natural remedies. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The complex effects of colonial rule in Indonesia
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) The areas of Indonesia where Dutch colonial rulers built a huge sugar-producing industry in the 1800s remain more economically productive today than other parts of the country, according to a study co-authored by an MIT economist. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sugar ants' preference for pee may reduce greenhouse gas emissions
(University of South Australia) An unlikely penchant for pee is putting a common sugar ant on the map, as new research from the University of South Australia shows their taste for urine could play a role in reducing greenhouse gases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 6, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

The invisibility cloak of a fungus
(University of M ü nster) The human immune system can easily recognize fungi because their cells are surrounded by a solid cell wall of chitin and other complex sugars. Researchers at M ü nster University found out that a fungal pathogen, Cryptococcus neoformans, uses an enzyme to hide from the human immune system. The study was published in the journal " PNAS " . (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 5, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Less advertising for high-calorie snacks on children's TV
(University of Bonn) The number of overweight children has increased significantly. Some food and beverage companies have signed a voluntary commitment at EU level to restrict advertising of foods high in fat, sugar and salt to children. A study by scientists at the University of Bonn shows: The number of corresponding commercials aimed at children decreased in Germany once this agreement had been put in place, but the companies also exploit loopholes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sweet nanoparticles trick kidney
(University of Freiburg) Researchers engineer tiny particles with sugar molecules to prevent side effect in cancer therapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 4, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Meat Increases Heart Risks, Latest Study Concludes
A new study found a meat-heavy diet carries a small but increased risk of cardiovascular disease. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Anahad O ’Connor Tags: Meat Heart Diet and Nutrition Sugar Preventive Medicine Deaths (Fatalities) Source Type: news

Laboratory Tests | Metformin
FDA continues to investigate the presence of the N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) impurity in metformin approved for sale in the U.S. Metformin is a prescription drug used to control high blood sugar in patients with type 2 diabetes. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - February 3, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Elevated fasting blood sugar in pregnancy linked to harmful outcomes for mothers, babies
(University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine& Dentistry) Women with gestational diabetes who have elevated blood sugar levels before eating are at higher risk for complications than those whose blood sugar is only elevated after meals -- even when their diabetes is treated, according to a new study from the University of Alberta. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes symptoms: Your elbow could hold an early sign of the condition
TYPE 2 diabetes is a serious lifelong condition which causes a person's blood sugar levels to become too high. Left untreated, serious complications can occur, so spotting signs and symptoms of the condition is very important. An early sign of type 2 diabetes may appear on a person's elbows. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Metformin latest drug to be investigated for possible carcinogenic chemicals
(Natural News) Living with diabetes means lots of health-related worries, and if you’re taking one very popular diabetes drug, you can add cancer to your list of concerns. Metformin, which is given to many people with type 2 diabetes to control high blood sugar, has been found to contain carcinogens in other countries, prompting official... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes: The worrying sign in your feet signalling the chronic condition
TYPE 2 diabetes is a lifelong condition that requires vigilant monitoring to stave off the risks posed by high blood sugar levels. It is therefore extremely important for one to recognise the warning signs so the right steps are taken to keep blood sugar in check. A lesser known symptom is found in this particular body part. What is it? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes: The dangerous symptom that affects this body part
TYPE 2 diabetes is a condition that causes the level of sugar i the blood to become too high, caused by problems with the body's level of insulin. Spotting the early warning signs of the condition is crucial and there is a dangerous symptom found in this body part. What is it? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Your gums reveal your diet
(Aarhus University) Sweet soft drinks and lots of sugar increase the risk of both dental cavities and inflammation of the gums -- known as periodontal diseases -- and if this is the case, then healthy eating habits should be prioritized even more. This is the conclusion of a research result from Aarhus University. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Unique new antiviral treatment made using sugar
(University of Manchester) New antiviral materials made from sugar have been developed to destroy viruses on contact and may help in the fight against viral outbreaks. This new development from a collaborative team of international scientists shows promise for the treatment of herpes simplex (cold sore virus), respiratory syncytial virus, hepatitis C, HIV, and Zika virus to name a few. The team have demonstrated success treating a range of viruses in the lab - including respiratory infections to genital herpes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 29, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Placebo 'sugar pills' can have the same physical effects on the brain as drugs
Far from being a trick of the mind, the placebo effect may have a very real, biological basis. So, could your doctor soon be writing prescriptions for sugar pills instead of expensive drugs? (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Approves Trijardy XR (empagliflozin/linagliptin/metformin) for Type 2 Diabetes in Adults
RIDGEFIELD, Conn., and INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Trijardy XR (empagliflozin/linagliptin/metformin hydrochloride extended release tablets) to lower blood sugar in adults with... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - January 28, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Naturally prevent conditions like diabetes, heart disease and stroke with vitamin D and hormone support
(Natural News) Years of research have established a positive collaboration between estrogen and vitamin D to improve bone health. Now, recent research suggests that this dynamic duo could also play a role in staving off metabolic syndrome in postmenopausal women. Metabolic syndrome is described as a cluster of conditions – such as obesity, high blood sugar and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biofortified Crops Improve Farmers ’ Livelihoods in Zimbabwe
By Martha KatsiHARARE, Zimbabwe, Jan 27 2020 (IPS) Steven Seremwe, who is 57 years old, was retrenched from his job as an administrator at Lake Shore Missions in 2012. He decided to focus on farming, and he started growing various crops—white maize, sugar beans, and sweet potatoes, among others—for consumption and sale. “I have always loved agriculture but because of work pressures, I was not practicing. But when I got retrenched from work, I decided to follow my heart and started farming,” he said. The problem was that every farming season, even with a bumper harvest, Seremwe`s income was falling ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Martha Katsi Tags: Africa Biodiversity Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Food Sustainability Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

AI system detects low blood sugar
A newly developed artificial intelligence system can detect low blood sugar and could potentially replace the finger prick test currently used by patients to measure blood glucose levels, according to a study published in Scientific Reports. Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 27, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes: Drinking this juice for breakfast could lower your blood sugar
TYPE 2 diabetes is a condition which affects a person's blood sugar levels and can lead to serious complications if left uncontrolled. One way to keep blood sugar levels in check could be to drink a certain juice. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes: The sexual health problem that may signal you have the condition
TYPE 2 diabetes is a chronic condition that develops as a result of uncontrollably high blood sugar levels. Constantly high blood sugar levels can trigger a wave of symptoms, including a particular sexual health problem in men. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deciphering the sugar code
(University of M ü nster) Like animals and humans, plants possess a kind of immune system. It can e.g. recognize pathogenic fungi by the chitin in their cell walls, triggering disease resistance. Some fungi hide from the immune system by modifying some of the chitin building blocks, converting chitin into chitosan. Researchers of the University of M ü nster now found that plants can react to a certain pattern in this chitosan, stimulating their immune system. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 24, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Intake Among Adults, by Residence in Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Counties in 12 States and the District of Columbia, 2017
(Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease)
Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease - January 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes: Avoid this ‘seemingly’ healthy treat to lower blood sugar
TYPE 2 diabetes is a chronic condition that may require you to forgo your favourite treats to stave off the risks posed by rising blood sugar levels. Certain foods may seem healthy on the surface but contain hidden risks that can send blood sugar soaring, including a popular breakfast item. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Low/no calorie sweeteners can make a useful contribution to public health strategies
(International Sweeteners Association (ISA)) A new scientific report, published in Nutrition Research Reviews, gathers the consensus of 17 experts who reviewed during a dedicated workshop the scientific evidence around low/no calorie sweeteners, including in the context of public health recommendations. The experts agreed these have a beneficial role to play in helping reducing sugar and calorie intake, and on the need for evidence-based communication to ensure more informed public health decisions and public attitudes towards low/no calorie sweeteners. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ending Bullying and Humiliation over Menstruation as Girls and Boys in Conservative Eswatini are Educated about Reproductive Health
Nomcebo Mkhaliphi posing with girls from the Kwaluseni Infantry Primary School in Eswatini. Courtesy: Nomcebo Mkhaliphi By Mantoe PhakathiMBABANE , Jan 21 2020 (IPS) When 14-year-old Nomcebo Mkhaliphi first noticed the blood discharged from her vagina, she was shocked. Confused, she turned to her older sisters for advice. “My sisters told me that they were experiencing the same every month and that they used fabric, toilet paper and newspapers as sanitary wear,” recalls the now 45-year-old Mkhaliphi. She had to follow suit and use these materials because she had no money to buy sanitary pads. Mkhaliphi and her ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mantoe Phakathi Tags: Africa Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Gender Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Eswatini International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD25) Joint U Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes: Feeling a ‘burning sensation’ here may signal the condition
TYPE 2 diabetes doesn ’t tend to reveal itself in the initial stages, but as the condition progresses, symptoms may become more acute. This acuteness is due to consistently high blood sugar levels and one sign of high blood sugar levels is a burning sensation in certain parts of the body. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Call to tax 'hidden' sugar in pre-mixed alcoholic drinks
Some cans of spirits and cocktails sold in shops and supermarkets contain eight teaspoons of sugar. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Popular 'cocktails in a can' and alcopops can contain as much sugar as SIX Krispy Kreme doughnuts
A nutritional review of 208 pre-mixed alcoholic drinks on UK supermarket shelves found just 14 (9 per cent) had labelling revealing how much sweet stuff they contained. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D may reduce blood sugar and body fat
According to a study published inScientific Reports, vitamin D supplementation may reduce blood sugar and body fat in people who are obese and vitamin D deficient.Medical Dialogues (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 20, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes: The sign in your shoulder that could signal the chronic condition
TYPE 2 diabetes is a common condition yet many people in the UK will not realise they have it because the symptoms do not necessarily make you feel unwell. Symptoms are caused by consistently high blood sugar levels, and, overtime, this can affect different parts of the body, including the shoulder. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Think yourself happier: Turning off the radio, scrapping a shopping list and quitting sugar in tea
Have you managed to keep your New Year resolutions? Chances are your willpower might be starting to flag, as it's tough making big life changes in one fell swoop. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes symptoms: The signs in your mouth that could signal the chronic condition
TYPE 2 diabetes symptoms tend to develop gradually so many people in the UK will be living with the condition without realising it. Symptoms arise as a result of consistently high blood sugar levels and there are a number of signs in your mouth that can indicate uncontrolled blood sugar levels. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Sugar alters brain chemistry after only 12 days
New research in pigs examines how sugar intake affects the brain's reward circuits and finds that changes are noticeable after just 12 days. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes: The sign in your ear that could signal the chronic condition
TYPE 2 diabetes is a lifelong condition that requires careful monitoring to stave off the risks posed by high blood sugar levels. It is therefore imperative to recognise the warning signs so that you can take steps to keep blood sugar in check. One lesser-known warning sign of type 2 diabetes is associated with the ear. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes: Drinking this ‘superdrink’ for breakfast could lower blood sugar
TYPE 2 diabetes is a condition most people have to learn to live with. Managing blood sugar levels is just part of the parcel with this lifelong illness – and anything that helps to do that is most warmly welcome. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Metformin latest drug to be investigated for possible carcinogenic chemicals
(Natural News) Living with diabetes means lots of health-related worries, and if you’re taking one very popular diabetes drug, you can add cancer to your list of concerns. Metformin, which is given to many people with type 2 diabetes to control high blood sugar, has been found to contain carcinogens in other countries, prompting official... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes: This popular sugar-alternative could be key weapon in fighting condition
TYPE 2 DIABETES is a British epidemic. Charity Diabetes UK reported there are 4.7 million people in the UK with diabetes, with that figure expected to grow to 5.5 million within the next decade. New scientific discoveries are always welcome in the battle against diabetes and, now, a recent study reveals another possible way to combat the illness. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

People with Type 1 diabetes may no longer need to use finger-prick tests to check their blood sugar
Scientists at the University of Warwick used artificial intelligence to detect low blood sugar by tracking a patient's heart rate using an electrocardiogram. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes symptoms: Does your breath smell like this? Warning sign of condition
TYPE 2 DIABETES occurs when the body is unable to make functional – or enough of – insulin, resulting in high blood sugar levels and symptoms too easy to ignore. This condition isn’t to be overlooked, though, as it can lead to deadly consequences. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A repeated cross-sectional survey assessing changes in diet and nutrient quality of English primary school children's packed lunches between 2006 and 2016
Cross-sectional survey conducted in 2006 and 2016 (1471 children) suggests packed lunches remain low quality with few meeting standards set for school meals. However, provision of sugars has reduced due to reductions in sugary drinks and packaged sweet foods (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Apple Cider Vinegar Fast Facts
-- It is important to remember that apple cider vinegar is not a magic cure-all. But it does have some health benefits, says the University of Chicago Medicine. The school says the product may: Help control blood sugar. Decrease levels of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 15, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news