Jun 02, 2012 - Source: Kyle Murphy, EHR Intelligence Content: “Over the past month, we?ve come across various reports showing mixed results in the use of electronic health record (EHR) systems to improve treatment of diabetes and other chronic illnesses. So which is: Do or do not EHRs provide a benefit in treating diabetes patients? The back and forth [...] (Source: ICMCC: The International Council on Medical and Care Compunetics)
Jun 02, 2012 - American parents may want to think again about how much they want to protect their children from everyday germs. A new Northwestern University study done in lowland Ecuador remarkably finds no evidence of chronic low-grade inflammation associated with diseases of aging like cardiovascular disease, diabetes and dementia. In contrast, about one-third of adults in the United States have chronically elevated C-reactive protein (CRP)... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Jun 01, 2012 - COLLEGE STATION, Texas, June 2 (UPI) -- Texas researchers suggest an "obesity gene" may account for the fact some obese people are more susceptible than others to diseases, especially type 2 diabetes. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Jun 01, 2012 - Obesity-induced inflammation is a key component of systemic insulin resistance, which is a hallmark of type 2 diabetes. A major driver of this inflammation/insulin resistance syndrome is the accumulation of proinflammatory macrophages in adipose tissue and liver. We found that the orphan GPCR Gpr21 was highly expressed in the hypothalamus and macrophages of mice and that whole-body KO of this receptor led to a robust improvement in glucose tolerance and systemic insulin sensitivity and a modest lean phenotype. The improvement in insulin sensitivity in the high-fat diet–fed (HFD-fed) Gpr21 KO mouse was traced to a marked reduction in tissue inflammation caused by decreased chemotaxis of Gpr21 KO macrophages into adipose tissue and liver. Furthermore, mice lacking macrophage expressi...
Jun 01, 2012 - Wayne Burns has shed 15 stone ? nearly half his body weight ? in a year, thanks to gastric surgery. But has it made him happy?There's a gap of six months between my first and second meetings with Wayne Burns, and during that time he has shrunk by 10 stone. The physical change is less startling than you might expect. In the car, as he drives me from the station to his home, near Prescot, east Liverpool, I can see that there's more space between him and the steering wheel. There's room for him to take his hands off it and wave them around in the air to demonstrate the wiggle of his intestines, which have been bypassed in the surgery and during which 70% of his stomach was removed and thrown away. Otherwise he looks the same, only slightly deflated.As he approaches the anniversary of the ...
Jun 01, 2012 - An online resource designed to educate patients with type 2 diabetes is discussed. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Jun 01, 2012 - (MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include the dangers of mail order poultry, an updated hormone therapy review in women, kidney disease and tight blood sugar control in those with diabetes, and thyroid dysfunction and heart disease. (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Jun 01, 2012 - Stem Cells and Development , Vol. 0, No. 0. (Source: Stem Cells and Development)
Jun 01, 2012 - The uproar about Mayor Bloomberg's new ban on selling supersized sodas has focused on two issues: 1) personal freedom (as in, I have the God-given right to buy a 72-oz cola), and 2) efficacy ("It won't make a difference anyway; people are obese because of what they eat.")read more (Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center)
Jun 01, 2012 - June 1, 2012 (Georgia Health Sciences University) ? Adolescents who don?t eat enough fiber tend to have bigger bellies and higher levels of inflammatory factors in their blood, both major risk factors for cardiovascular disease and diabetes, researchers report.
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