Body mass index as a risk factor for diabetes varies throughout the world

The unprecedented increase in overweight and obesity in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) has led to an alarming rise in diabetes in these regions. Of the estimated 463 million people with diabetes worldwide, 79% live in LMICs. Until now, however, there were scant empirical data to guide clinicians and health systems in determining which individuals should be screened for diabetes […]

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Identifying a new gut-liver drug recycling process

A team of University of Houston pharmaceutical researchers is reporting a newly recognized process of drug metabolism in the intestines—followed by recycling through the liver—that could have important implications for developing treatments for intestinal diseases and for taking multiple medications at the same time. “The intestines play a crucial role in metabolizing and recycling certain plant compounds and drugs,” reports […]

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Experts recommend a varied and moderate consumption of sushi limiting quantities of tuna

A research group from the URV and the Pere Virgili Health Research Institute have analyzed the concentration of various toxic elements in sushi and evaluated the risk of consuming them in infant, adolescent and adult populations. Eight pieces of salmon-based maki, nigiri or sashimi or maki unagi (eel) is the safest combination of sushi for adult and adolescent populations. That […]

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Brazil registers 54,022 new cases of coronavirus and 1,648 COVID-19 deaths

FILE PHOTO: Graves of people who passed away due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are pictured at the Parque Taruma cemetery in Manaus, Brazil May 20, 2021. REUTERS/Bruno KellyBRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil registered 54,022 new COVID-19 cases and 1,648 new deaths in the past 24 hours, the Health Ministry said on Wednesday. This brings the total in Brazil to nearly […]

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There’s a man in the moon: Why our brains see human faces everywhere

It’s so commonplace we barely give it a second thought, but human brains seem hardwired to see human faces where there are none—in objects as varied as the moon, toys, plastic bottles, tree trunks and vacuum cleaners. Some have even seen an imagined Jesus in cheese on toast. Until now scientists haven’t understood exactly what the brain is doing when […]

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A Colorado hospital charged $722.50 to push medicine through an IV. Twice. – The Denver Post

By Rae Ellen Bichell, Kaiser Health News Claire Lang-Ree was in a lab coat taking a college chemistry class remotely in the kitchen of her Colorado Springs home when a profound pain twisted into her lower abdomen. She called her mom, Jen Lang-Ree, a nurse practitioner who worried it was appendicitis and found a nearby hospital in the family’s health […]

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Taiwan's daily domestic COVID-19 cases drop below 100

TAIPEI (Reuters) -Taiwan’s daily domestic coronavirus infections dropped below 100 on Monday for the first time in more than a month as the pandemic continues to abate.FILE PHOTO: People receive a vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) during a vaccination session for elderly people over 85 years old, at a sports stadium in New Taipei City, Taiwan June 15, 2021. […]

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A Lung Doctor Explained the Science of the Covid \u2018Lab Leak\u2019 Theory

Mike Hansen, MD, a certified specialist in pulmonary disease, internal medicine and critical care, has been making YouTube videos throughout Covid to dispel medical misinformation and clarify the facts surrounding coronavirus. In his most recent post, he addresses a somewhat controversial belief—that the original breakout was the result of the virus escaping a laboratory in China—which was recently supported by […]

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