Interventions to delay and prevent type 2 diabetes are underused, researchers say

Lifestyle interventions, medication and surgery for patients diagnosed with pre-diabetes is proven to delay or prevent Type 2 diabetes in the majority of patients, but limited access to the often expensive treatments is fueling rising rates of the disease, according to research in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. Currently, one in three American adults has prediabetes and more […]

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Hypofractionated Radiation OK for Localized Prostate CA

MONDAY, Oct. 29, 2018 — A new clinical guideline for early-stage prostate cancer supports the use of shortened courses of radiation therapy, according to an article published in Practical Radiation Oncology. Scott C. Morgan, M.D., from the University of Ottawa in Canada, and colleagues conducted a systematic literature review to develop recommendations regarding moderately hypofractionated (240-340 cGy per fraction) and […]

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Kim Zolciak-Biermann Shares a Butt Selfie and Gives Details on Her Workouts, Diet and Health

Kim Zolciak-Biermann shared a butt selfie on Instagram — along with random facts about her life, including her eating habits and the workouts she does to get it “to look this juicy!!” The former Real Housewives of Atlanta star, 40, listed more than 30 unrelated tidbits for her followers. About her workouts, Zolciak-Biermann said, “I run three to four miles five times […]

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Gastric bypass surgery associated with greater weight loss in adults

Adults with severe obesity had greater initial and sustained weight loss with gastric bypass surgery than either sleeve gastrectomy or adjustable gastric banding, according to a new study published today in the Annals of Internal Medicine. This is the largest long-term study of bariatric surgery to date. It included more than 46,000 patients at 41 participating health systems in 11 […]

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ASN: Kidneys Transplanted in France Would Be Discarded in US

MONDAY, Oct. 29, 2018 — Many kidneys transplanted in France would be discarded in the United States, according to a study presented at the American Society of Nephrology’s Kidney Week, held Oct. 23 to 28 in San Diego. Olivier Aubert, M.D., Ph.D., from the Paris Translational Research Center for Organ Transplantation, and colleagues compared kidney quality and outcomes between the […]

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Donor hearts at increased disease risk offer better survival rates for transplant recipients

Accepting an organ that has an increased risk of potentially transmitting disease offers a higher one-year survival rate for candidates on the heart transplant list over waiting for an organ with less risk, according to a study published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Increased risk donors make up a growing number in the donor pool […]

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Sales staff recommend more round-shaped products for obese customers

Despite today’s laws and public attitude against overt discrimination, subtle forms of prejudice are still active in the marketplace — often without our awareness. Previous research has shown that overweight or obese customers can experience less eye contact, friendliness and smiling from sales personnel as well as longer wait times. Findings from a new study suggest that sales workers may […]

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How sleeping mammary stem cells are awakened in puberty

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researchers have discovered how the growth of milk-producing mammary glands is triggered during puberty. Sleeping stem cells in the mammary gland are awoken by a protein dubbed FoxP1, according to the research that was published today in the journal Developmental Cell. The research expands our knowledge of how the mammary gland — a component of […]

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