Monthly Archives: August 2013

Depression with diabetes may speed mental decline

Researchers determined whether an individual was depressed using a 9-question form patients filled out themselves. More than 2,600 people completed the tests at all three time points. Sixty-two percent of these never had scores indicating depression. Eighteen percent were depressed at the start of the study, 16 to 17 percent were depressed at 20 and 40 months and five percent had scores indicating depression at all three time points. Researchers found that people with symptoms of depression at any point were more likely to be women, younger, non-Hispanic whites, overweight or obese, and to have higher blood sugar, total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein, or “bad” cholesterol, than others.
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John Chick: Giving diabetes the boot

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Type 2 diabetes can be prevented with weight control, exercise and eating a healthy diet. How would I know if my child develops diabetes? In children, symptoms develop more quickly and become more pronounced than in adults. Common symptoms of diabetes include increased thirst, hunger and urination, nausea, vomiting, unexplainable fatigue and/or weight loss. As excess sugar builds up in a child’s bloodstream, fluid is pulled from the tissues. Thirst, and subsequently more urination, is the result. Weight loss occurs because muscle and fat stores are depleted since the cells cannot utilize energy or glucose the normal way.
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How to deal with a child’s diabetes

Finance Sun, Aug 25, 2013, 2:35 AM EDT – U.S. Markets closed John Chick: Giving diabetes the boot Press Release: Sun Life Financial Inc. Thu, Aug 22, 2013 7:00 AM EDT 33.48 0.13 CFL player John Chick sets up 9-year-old Jack, a football fan with type 1 diabetes, for field goal victory. The TORONTO , Aug. 22, 2013 /CNW/ – CFL player John Chick sets up 9-year-old Jack, a football fan with type 1 diabetes, for field goal victory. The defensive end, who also lives with the disease and wears an insulin pump on the field, is helping to Kick Diabetes with Sun Life Financial to raise awareness for diabetes research and management.
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Blurred vision? Eye doctor myths exposed – learn how to exercise your eye muscles for restoring healthy vision and eliminating prescription glasses

Your eyeballs aren’t “too long.” That’s just some mythology dreamed up by vision doctors to sell you more glasses. No, unless you’re a mutant or something, the real problem is that your ciliary muscles are too weak and lack range of motion to alter the curvature of your lenses. This problem, fortunately, can often be solved with simple exercises. (By the way, it should also be obvious from this that the very act of wearing contacts or wearing glasses makes your eye problem worse because it allows your ciliary muscles to atrophy even further, relying on the artificial lenses of your glasses to do that work for you.
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Insight to Eyesight: Pink Eye – Vision and Eye Care in Muscatine, IA

Symptoms commonly associated with red eyes are light-sensitivity, excessive tearing or discharge, decreased vision, itching and eye pain. One type of pink-eye that has the potential to permanently affect vision is a corneal ulcer associated with a bacterial or fungal infection. These can happen to anyone, but are more common in contact lens wearers. Initially, this type of infection can look identical to less serious pink-eyes, but these do need to be treated early to minimize the potential for vision loss. More Offers stories
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Users of PediaVision’s Spot Vision Screener Honor Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month with Back-to-School Screenings

For more information, including how to order Spot, please visit http://www.pediavision.com . [1] Zaba, Joel N., M.A., O.D., “Children’s Vision Care in The 21st Century & Its Impact On Education, Literacy, Social Issues, & The Workplace: A Call To Action.” Journal of Behavioral Optometry (Volume 22/2011). [2] American Academy of Pediatrics, American Association of Certified Orthoptists, American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, American Academy of Ophthalmology. “Eye examination in infants, children, and young adults by pediatricians.” Pediatrics. 2003;111(4 pt 1):902907 [3] Charles E. Basch.
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Blurred vision? Eye doctor myths exposed – learn how to exercise your eye muscles for restoring healthy vision and eliminating prescription glasses

Your eyeballs aren’t “too long.” That’s just some mythology dreamed up by vision doctors to sell you more glasses. No, unless you’re a mutant or something, the real problem is that your ciliary muscles are too weak and lack range of motion to alter the curvature of your lenses. This problem, fortunately, can often be solved with simple exercises. (By the way, it should also be obvious from this that the very act of wearing contacts or wearing glasses makes your eye problem worse because it allows your ciliary muscles to atrophy even further, relying on the artificial lenses of your glasses to do that work for you.
For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.naturalnews.com/034345_blurred_vision_eye_doctors_pinhole_glasses.html

Insight to Eyesight: Pink Eye – Vision and Eye Care in Muscatine, IA

Symptoms commonly associated with red eyes are light-sensitivity, excessive tearing or discharge, decreased vision, itching and eye pain. One type of pink-eye that has the potential to permanently affect vision is a corneal ulcer associated with a bacterial or fungal infection. These can happen to anyone, but are more common in contact lens wearers. Initially, this type of infection can look identical to less serious pink-eyes, but these do need to be treated early to minimize the potential for vision loss. More Offers stories
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Users of PediaVision’s Spot Vision Screener Honor Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month with Back-to-School Screenings

For more information, including how to order Spot, please visit http://www.pediavision.com . [1] Zaba, Joel N., M.A., O.D., “Children’s Vision Care in The 21st Century & Its Impact On Education, Literacy, Social Issues, & The Workplace: A Call To Action.” Journal of Behavioral Optometry (Volume 22/2011). [2] American Academy of Pediatrics, American Association of Certified Orthoptists, American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, American Academy of Ophthalmology. “Eye examination in infants, children, and young adults by pediatricians.” Pediatrics. 2003;111(4 pt 1):902907 [3] Charles E. Basch.
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FDA official: 70 percent of supplement companies violate rules

Health Beauty Awards: 13 best makeup products

The products contained the dangerous heart stimulant, DMAA. July 26 — Recall of vitamin B-50 supplement distributed by Purity First Health Products. The supplements contained anabolic steroids. July 31 — Recall of Purity First products expanded to include multi-mineral and vitamin C. Aug. 3 — Recall of weight loss supplement made by CTV Best Group because it contains sibutramine.
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‘Healthy’ vitamins to avoid if you’re ill

Rule book: Calcium is advised to maintain strong bones - but should be avoided if you have kidney disease

Lip balm Nivea Lip Butter ($4; at mass retailers) The buttery formula works; Gerstein uses it to prep lips before she applies red or other strong colors, which make any speck of dryness obvious. Eye shadow This multitasker smoothes skin, neutralizes uneven tone, and cuts rednessand it lasts. “Unevenness on my cheeks usually reappears as makeup fades, but it didn’t with this,” says Blitzer. Compact foundation Infused with actual diamond powder, this base diffuses fine lines, blemishes, and discoloration. “It gave me a luminous finish that lasted all day with zero cakiness,” reports Blitzer. Eyeliner This superthin liner has nourishing vitamin E and clay to make it stay put. The result: A good-for-your lashes liner that “goes on like a dream and won’t budge,” says Gerstein.
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Ten million of us take vitamins regularly whether for general health or specific conditions. And we spend a whopping 175 million a year on supplements and pills which contain antioxidants that are claimed to help combat disease. But despite all the promises, the pros and cons of vitamins and supplements are still very debatable and studies show that some can be bad for your health. Debatable: We spend 175million a year on vitamins and supplements but some can be bad for our health Just last month U.S. researchers discovered the routine practice of taking calcium and/or vitamin D supplements to protect against bone loss caused by hormonal therapy for prostate cancer could actually be making patients conditions worse. You should always speak to your doctor before taking any supplement, says Professor Hilary Powers, head of human nutrition at Sheffield University. Some illnesses can alter the way our body uses vitamins and minerals.
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Obama cancels U.S. military exercise with Egypt in wake of violence

Exercise may cut endometrial cancer risk for heavy women

15) Thousands of Yemenis rally to condemn Egypt crackdown August 16, 2013 12:10 PM PDT SANAA (AFP) – (AFP) – Thousands of Yemenis protest on Thursday in Sanaa in support of ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi’s supporters. Indonesians rally over deadly Egypt crackdown August 16, 2013 12:45 PM PDT JAKARTA (AFP) – (AFP) – Hundreds of Muslims demonstrated in Indonesia and Malaysia Friday against a crackdown on the protest camps of Egypt’s Islamists which left almost 600 people dead. In the Indonesian capital Jakarta, about 1,000 protesters converged Clean-up in Cairo after violent crackdown August 16, 2013 6:50 AM PDT CAIRO (AFP) – (AFP) – In the wake of a crackdown on protest camps that killed nearly 600 Egyptians, cleaning crews have begun the clean-up in Cairo. Islamists have called for a “Friday of anger”, raising fears of fresh violence. Duration: 00:51 Video Shows Egypt Forces Crushing Cairo Sit-in August 16, 2013 8:00 AM PDT Warning: Graphic content. Video authenticated by AP shows riot police backed by armored vehicles crushing the main Cairo sit-in Wednesday of supporters of the ousted president near Rabaah al-Adawiya mosque. Hundreds died in the ensuing violence.
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Exercise Trains Troops for Nuclear Disaster

Strenuous and moderate physical activity were linked to lowered risk for heavy women, but there was no association between activity level and endometrial cancer risk for thinner women, Christina M. Dieli-Conwright of the Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope in Duarte, California, and her colleagues found. “Physical activity is a good thing, however its involvement in reducing the risk specifically with endometrial cancer does need to be further investigated,” Dieli-Conwright told Reuters Health. While the evidence is strong that both vigorous and moderate physical activity can reduce breast cancer risk, she added, “with endometrial cancer it’s not so straightforward.” Some past studies have already linked increased physical activity to reduced endometrial cancer risk, she and her colleagues note in their report, published in the British Journal of Cancer. To investigate whether a woman’s body size might influence that relationship, the researchers looked at 93,888 participants in the California Teachers Study, 976 of whom were diagnosed with endometrial cancer between study enrollment in 1995-1996 and the end of 2007. Heavier women who reported at least three hours a week of strenuous recreational physical activity at the beginning of the study had a 24 percent lower risk of developing endometrial cancer over the next dozen years compared to women who got less than half an hour of vigorous exercise each week, the researchers found.
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The training center is designed to add realism by simulating an actual American city in turmoil. “The environment replicates an actual American town,” said Jay Norris, an observer controller/trainer division chief with Army North, who hails from Edinburg, Miss. “It has all the facilities of a typical small town, and that is the type of environment we’ll be operating in after a disaster strikes. The scenario is set in an American city where there has been a nuclear detonation, and these units are responding to that disaster.” “This (the MUTC) looks like the very first episode of the TV series ‘The Walking Dead’ with all of the signs hanging, fires blazing and the appearance of absolute desertion,” said Sgt. Nicholas Erridge, a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear, or CBRN, specialist from Portage, Ohio. He serves with the 51st Civil Support Team, or CST, Michigan National Guard, Joint Force Headquarters, out of Battle Creek, Mich. “This is a unique, realistic training environment.” Taking advantage of the unique training environment are the CST units, which have specific missions they train for in order to prepare them for a real-world, American catastrophe.
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Advocate South Suburban Hospital Diabetes Education Program Merits ADA Recognition

The process of recognition gives professionals a national standard by which to measure the quality of the service they provide, commented Varsha Bhan, M.D., Internal Medicine Physician and Medical Director of the Diabetes Wellness Clinic at Advocate South Suburban Hospital. According to the ADA, there are 25.8 million people in the United States who have diabetes. While an estimated 18.8 million have been diagnosed, unfortunately, 7 million people are not aware that they have the disease. Each day approximately 5,205 people are diagnosed with diabetes. Many will first learn that they have diabetes when they are treated for one of its life-threatening complications heart disease and stroke, kidney disease, blindness, nerve disease, and amputation.
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Indiana University Studies Gestational Diabetes

It not only looks at ways to help pregnant women avoid gestational diabetes, the study also looks at the children of those women. “Women with gestational diabetes have as much as a 30-percent increased risk of developing diabetes later in life,” said Dr. David Marrero, the center’s director. “Surprisingly, their children also have a significantly increased risk for developing diabetes later in their lives as well.” Gestational diabetes typically only shows up during a woman’s pregnancy, and the diabetic symptoms usually go away after she gives birth. The Center has completed several prevention studies for adults with prediabetes. But this study not only targets mothers who had gestational diabetes or who now have prediabetes, but it also includes their children. “It’s what we call primordial prevention.
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