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Low blood sugar poses unaddressed threat to people with type 2 diabetes
WASHINGTON--New research from the Endocrine Society and Avalere Health finds that clinicians lack the resources to identify, assess and manage patients who are at a high risk of developing hypoglycemia, or episodes of dangerously low blood sugar. The analysis was published in the Society s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology Metabolism today. The study examined available resources for managing hypoglycemia and opportunities to incorporate better management s ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 8
Research finds little difference among diet plans' long-term effectiveness
WASHINGTON -- Whether you pick low-carb, low fat or another diet plan, scientific research indicates each can help some people achieve modest long-term weight loss with potential improvement in health risks, according to the Scientific Statement the Endocrine Society issued today on managing obesity. The authors found the Mediterranean Diet and DASH diet provide demonstrated benefits for improving cardiovascular disease, and in lower calorie versions may b ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 8
Feeling anxious? Blame the size of your waistline!
CLEVELAND, Ohio March 7, 2018 --Anxiety is one of the most common mental health disorders, and it s more likely to affect women, especially middle-aged women. Although anxiety can be caused by many factors, a new study suggests that the amount of abdominal fat a woman has could increase her chances of developing anxiety. Study results are published online today in Menopause , the journal of The North American Menopause Society NAMS . Everyone is familiar w ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 8
Combating childhood obesity by preventing 'fatty liver' in fetus
New research published in The Journal of Physiology indicates that an obese pregnant mother and exposure to a high fat, high sugar diet during pregnancy produces a fatty liver in the fetus, potentially predisposing children to obesity, metabolic and cardiovascular disorders later in life. The research aims to understand the cellular mechanisms involved in laying down fat in the liver of a fetus - leading to a fatty liver . This knowledge is essential to de ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 8
Commercial pesticides: Not as safe as they seem
New regulations are needed to protect people and the environment from toxic pesticide ingredients that are not currently subject to safety assessments. This is the conclusion of the first comprehensive review of gaps in risk assessments for adjuvants - ingredients added to pesticide formulations to enhance the function or application of the active ingredient. Ignoring the potential dangers of other ingredients in commonly used commercial pesticides leads t ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 8
Serious asthma attacks reduced by temporary quadrupling of steroid inhaler, st...
Serious asthma attacks in adults can be reduced by a temporary but significant increase in the dose of inhaled steroids during severe episodes of asthma, according to a new UK-wide study led by asthma experts at the University of Nottingham. Previous research at the University has found that doubling the dose of inhaled steroids during worsening asthma did not prevent the frequency of serious attacks, so this new NIHR-funded clinical trial was set up to se ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 8
LSU Health New Orleans research discovers new Rx for allergic contact dermatitis
New Orleans, LA - Research led by Nicolas Bazan, MD, PhD, Boyd Professor and Director of the Neuroscience Center of Excellence at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, has found a promising new treatment for allergic contact dermatitis that offers an alternative to corticosteroids and their possible side effects. The research is published this month in Dermatology and Therapy , available here . Working in an experimental model of allergic contact derm ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 8
Scientists discover a key function of ALS-linked protein
The protein FUS, whose mutation or disruption causes many cases of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis ALS and frontotemporal dementia FTD , works as a central component of one of the most important regulatory systems in cells, according to a new study in Molecular Cell from scientists at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Precisely what FUS does in cells and why its dysfunction causes the deaths of neurons in ALS and FTD has long been a mystery. T ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 8
Exposure to childhood violence linked to psychiatric disorders
March 8, 2019 -- Investing in diminishing socioeconomic status inequalities and in preventing violent events during childhood may improve the mental health of youths from low socioeconomic status backgrounds, according to a study conducted by researchers at Columbia University s Mailman School of Public Health and Federal University of S 227 o Paulo. The results showed that having experienced any traumatic event and low socioeconomic status were associated ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 8
How common is food insecurity among older adults?
Social issues such as hunger, inadequate housing, social isolation, and poverty are linked to poor health, especially as we age. When community organizations and healthcare systems coordinate with each other, they are better able to help us address these concerns individually and as a society. Food insecurity occurs when people lack access to food or go hungry due to poverty or other challenges. Food insecurity is a serious problem for many older adults. F ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 8
Sexual harassment, gender stereotypes prevalent among youth
PULLMAN, Wash. - Young women enrolled in high schools and colleges told Washington State University researchers that people routinely make sexual comments, both in-person and online, about them and their bodies. Stacey J.T. Hust, associate professor in WSU s Edward R. Murrow College of Communication, and Kathleen Boyce Rodgers, associate professor in WSU s Department of Human Development, talked with more than 100 young people from across Washington state ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 8
UC Davis researchers find new way to defeat HIV latency
HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, has a secret life. Though anti-retroviral therapy can reduce its numbers, the virus can hide and avoid both treatments and the body s immune response. Researchers at UC Davis Health, together with colleagues at UC San Francisco and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, have found that increased crotonylation, an epigenetic mechanism that governs gene expression, might be the key to making HIV come out of hiding a ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 8
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