Men and Women Differ in Fructose Metabolism

August 18, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

The battle of the sexes may be on—even in the way both genders metabolize fructose, a simple sugar commonly used to sweeten drinks and foods. This was proven during a study conducted by Dr. Luc Tappy and colleagues from the Lausanne University School of Biology and Medicine in Switzerland.

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High Blood Sugar in Diabetes Increases Premature Death Risk

August 17, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A study shows that elevated blood sugar in people previously not diagnosed with diabetes increases the risk of premature death.

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Obesity: To Lose is to Win

August 16, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

An estimated 1.7 billion people worldwide are overweight. According to he International Obesity Task Force, at least 155 million children are now classified as overweight or obese.

In the last two decades, obesity rates have tripled in developing countries that have embraced a westernized lifestyle of too little physical activity and too much calorie-dense food. Unfortunately, packing on excess pounds may also mean packing on excess risk for heart disease, high blood pressure, abnormal cholesterol levels, cancer and diabetes. The rise in diabetes prevalence is intimately linked to this upsurge in obesity occurrence.

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ADNEP: Promoting Diabetes Management and Boosting Self Esteem

August 15, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Nurses happen to be very important in the healthcare set-up. When the doctors aren’t around, the nurses are there to run to their patients’ aid. Still, despite their heavy responsibilities, nurses are still looked down upon by colleagues in the healthcare industry.

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Dr. Jorge Garcia: Benchmarking Philippine Healthcare

August 14, 2019 Category :People and Places 0

A young man’s dream of becoming a pilot was set aside to way for his mother’s wish for him to become a doctor. Little did this young man know that this would take him places —further than any pilot could ever reach.

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Elderly Docs & Clinical Practice

August 13, 2019 Category :People and Places 0

In life, they say that with age comes wisdom. And just like with wine, it gets better with age. For love, however, they say that age doesn’t matter. Do the same principles apply with doctors and medical practice?

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Retirement Anxieties for Doctors

August 12, 2019 Category :People and Places 0

Upon reaching career twilight, doctors are faced with tough questions: Would they retire and live a scaled down life? Or would they continue to serve in the profession they have so loved until death do them part?

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Schizophrenia: High Suicide Rate

August 11, 2019 Category :Health Watch 0

There is a high suicide rate associated with schizophrenia. A recent study showed that 30 percent of patients diagnosed with the condition had attempted suicide at least once during their lifetime. Another study suggested that 10 percent of persons with schizophrenia die by suicide.

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Fish Oil Helps Patients with Heart Failure

August 10, 2019 Category :Health Watch 0

Cardiology has advanced considerably in the past few decades, but there is a downside — extending those advances further in treatment becomes more difficult. At the European Society of Cardiology meeting, many clinical trial results were reported but few of those “Hot Line” studies had positive results.

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Less-invasive Brain Surgery Advantageous to Patients

August 9, 2019 Category :Health Watch 0

At the Loyola University Hospital in Chicago, incising a big portion of the human skull or face and likewise exposing a big area of the brain have been replaced by less-invasive brain surgery techniques.

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