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Controversial sugar industry study uncovered
A paper claims a sugar industry-funded study linked sugar to high blood cholesterol, cancer in rats Sugar Association: Study ended without publication partly due to being "significantly delayed" (CNN)An old study is now shedding new light on the sugar industry's controversial past, and its secrets are being revealed in a new paper. The 1960s study, which suggests a link between a high-sugar diet and high blood cholesterol levels and cancer in rats, was sponsored by the sugar industry, according to the perspective paper published in the journal PLOS Biology on Tuesday.Yet the study itself was never published and has been forgotten until now.
Nov 21, 2017 8:04PM - CNN (
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Cancer cell growth halted with cold and flu drug
Researchers found that a medication used to ease symptoms of the common cold called N-Acetylcysteine (NAC) could also help to prevent the growth of cancer cells by depriving them of proteins that are important for their survival. Study co-author Prof. Federica Sotgia, of the School of Environment and Life Sciences at the University of Salford in the United Kingdom, and colleagues recently reported their findings in the journal Seminars in Oncology.
Nov 21, 2017 5:10PM - Medical News Today (
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With $2.5B in Herceptin sales on the line, Roche sues Pfizer for biosim patent infringement
Bringing biosimilars to market isn't an easy proposition, as Pfizer and its fellow biosimilar makers continue to discover. In another hurdle Pfizer will have to clear, Roche has sued for infringement of 40 patents protecting its blockbuster breast cancer med Herceptin. In a complaint in Delaware federal court, Roche claims that Pfizer's FDA application for its proposed biosim amounts to patent infringement.
Nov 21, 2017 5:05PM - FiercePharma (
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2 Video Games Linked To High Intelligence
Some video games can act like an IQ test. Certain strategy games can act like an IQ test, according to new research. People who perform well at the two games also did better at standard paper-and-pencil intelligence tests.
Nov 21, 2017 4:20PM - PsyBlog (
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Clearing Up the Confusion About Salt
Seventy-five countries, including the United States, have adopted or advocated salt-lowering goals, and wherever this is happening, rates of hypertension and deaths from cardiovascular disease are declining. To be sure, sodium is an essential nutrient, as is chloride that makes up the rest of the salt molecule. We evolved from ocean-dwellers, and human tissues still swim in a salty sea.
Nov 21, 2017 3:28PM - (
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59th Annual Meeting and Exposition (December 9-12, 2017): Late-Breaking Abstracts Session
Bldg C, Lvl 1, Hall C2-C3 (Georgia World Congress Center) Co-chairs: Adam Cuker, MD, MS, University of Pennsylvania and Laurie H. Sehn, MD, MPH, British Columbia Cancer Agency Disclosures: Cuker: Spark Therapeutics: Research Funding; T2 Biosystems: Research Funding. Sehn: Amgen: Consultancy, Honoraria; Seattle Genetics: Consultancy, Honoraria; Celgene: Consultancy, Honoraria; Janssen: Consultancy, Honoraria; Abbvie: Consultancy, Honoraria; Roche/Genentech: Consultancy, Honoraria.
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Mobile Apps Can Help Manage and Support Mental, Emotional Health
Emerging research suggests mobile apps can help an individual learn to improve their emotional and mental health. Moreover, the apps instill confidence that one can use the skills to stay in control and maintain emotional and mental health. Brigham Young University health science researchers were looking to identify what it is about health apps that influences users behavior.
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The power of diagnosis
As a longtime fan of Dr Lisa Sanders New York Times column on diagnosis, I was excited to listen toEvery Patient Tells A Story (Random House Audio, 2009). I happily looked forward to an anthology of favorite cases that she had already presented. However, when I started to listen to the Audible book, read by the author, I quickly realized that Dr Sanderss book is so much more than a best hits collection.
Nov 21, 2017 1:15PM - The brain is sooooo cool! (
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Materialistic People May Use Facebook More
A European study suggest that if youre materialistic, youre likely to use Facebook more frequently and intensely. German researchers found materialistic people see and treat their Facebook friends as digital objects, and have significantly more friends than people who are less interested in possessions. Investigators also found that materialists have a greater need to compare themselves with others on Facebook.
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Spit Test May Help Reveal Concussion Severity
A little spit may help predict whether a child's concussion symptoms will subside in days or persist for weeks. A test that measures fragments of genetic material in saliva was nearly 90 percent accurate in identifying children and adolescents whose symptoms persisted for at least a month, according to a study published Monday in JAMA Pediatrics. That's in contrast to a concussion survey commonly used by doctors that was right less than 70 percent of the time.
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Walk in Nature Beats Mall for Positive Mom-Daughter Bond
In a new study, researchers at the University of Illinois wanted to know how a mother-daughter walk through nature would compare to a walk in the mall when it comes to mental and relational benefits. Their findings show that the walk in nature led to more positive interactions and a greater sense of unity between moms and daughters, compared to the indoor mall walk. The nature walk also restored attention, particularly for the mothers in the study.
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Thinking in a foreign language, were less prone to superstition
ByAlex Fradera Operating in our second language can have some intriguing psychological effects. We swear more freely and linger longer on embarrassing topics than normal. Were also less susceptible to cognitive biases.
Nov 21, 2017 12:12PM - Research Digest (
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Low-sugar fruits: 8 best fruits for health
Of course, fruit is a healthful way to cater to a sweet tooth and add nutrients to the diet, but some fruit, such as bananas and mangoes, have a higher amount of sugar than many others. In this article, we look at the best low-sugar fruits for anyone looking to reduce their daily sugar intake without compromising on taste and nutrition. Contents of this article: Eight low-sugar fruits Incorporating low-sugar fruits into your diet Takeaway Low-sugar fruits can still provide the fiber, vitamins, and minerals a person requires.
Nov 19, 2017 3:10PM - Medical News Today (
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The Indestructible Myth of the Sugar High
The Huffington Post asks if African Americans are On a Sugar High? Thats how they open a story about rising rates of diabetes. Health reporters offer advice for coming down from a sugar high.Tax cuts Could Cause a Sugar High, says Reuters.
Nov 19, 2017 1:21PM - ConscienHealth (
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Do It Yourself technology a game changer for Type 1 diabetes
TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) Its a game changer for millions living with Type 1 diabetes. New Bluetooth technology developed here in the Bay area and in California keeps track of your insulin levels every minute of the day.
Nov 17, 2017 11:05PM - WFLA (
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Health Giant Sutter Destroys Evidence In Crucial Antitrust Case Over High Prices
Sutter Health intentionally destroyed 192 boxes of documents that employers and labor unions were seeking in a lawsuit that accuses the giant Northern California health system of abusing its market power and charging inflated prices, according to a state judge. In a ruling this week, San Francisco County Superior Court Judge Curtis E.A.
Nov 17, 2017 7:24PM - Kaiser Health News (
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Sitting Supreme Court Justice Bill O'Neill, responding to Franken allegations, claims bedding 50 women
CLEVELAND, Ohio - Ohio Supreme Court Justice Bill O'Neill, a Democratic candidate for governor, apparently trying to head off any criticisms from his opponents, revealed his sexual escapades over the years on a Facebook post. A post on O'Neill's official Facebook said he was speaking up "on behalf of all heterosexual males" after allegations against Democratic U.S.
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Where you live could have an impact on whether you get diabetes
Black peopleare nearly twice as likely as white people to develop type 2 diabetes. A groundbreaking new study looks at the environmental factors that may be to blame. Exposure to toxic, endocrine-disrupting chemicals cancause the disease, which disrupts the way the bodyturns glucose into usable energy.
Nov 17, 2017 1:49PM - Business Insider (
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Psoriasis severity may influence type 2 diabetes risk
The team led by Joel M. Gelfand, a professor of dermatology and epidemiology reports the findings in a paper that was published recently in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. "We know psoriasis is linked to higher rates of diabetes," Prof.
Nov 16, 2017 3:10PM - Medical News Today (
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Dexcom Submits G6 Sensor to the FDA
Launch expected in 2018, possibly with no fingerstick calibration. Also, a 30% smaller transmitter and a new one-button inserter. Plus, whats the latest on Medicare? By Ben Pallant and Adam Brown In September, Dexcom submitted its next-generation G6 continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) sensor for FDA approval.
Nov 16, 2017 12:04AM - diaTribe (
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Diabetes Language Recommendations: How To Avoid Judgment and Stigma
By Emma Ryan ADA and AADE publish guidelines for healthcare professionals on word choices that empowerpeople with diabetes Last month, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) released new recommendations to improve communication in diabetes care and education. The report focuses on giving healthcare providers options for neutral, nonjudgmental language that empowers people with diabetes through language. For word choice examples and explanations, see the informative chart below.
Nov 15, 2017 9:08PM - diaTribe (