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Microbiome holds clues to success with personalized nutrition in diabetes

Eran Segal BALTIMORE — Postprandial glucose responses to specific foods vary from person to person depending on the makeup of his or her gut microbiome, underscoring a need for personalized nutrition to help better manage diabetes, according to a speaker h ...

Only 1.6% of global funding focused on adolescent health

One-fourth of the global population are adolescents — about 1.8 billion people. These teenagers, according to the researchers, are an integral part of global agendas to address noncommunicable diseases, injury, infectious diseases and mental health. Howeve ...

For Babies, Solid Food at 3 Months May Lead to Sounder Sleep

Babies who got solid food early were sleeping 17 minutes longer per night than those that had breast-fed through 6 months of age. ...

80 Leaving Cert results withheld over cheating fears

Eighty students who sat the Leaving Certificate exams this year have not been given their results over fears they may have cheated. ...

Comprehensive PCL lesion workup may identify concomitant injuries in NFL players

A complete comprehensive workup of athletes who participated in the National Football League Combine, including plain and PCL stress view radiographs and MRI, in instances where there was clinical concern about PCL ligamentous laxity, may help identify con ...

Anti-VEGF beneficial in patients with DR undergoing cataract surgery

Phacoemulsification cataract surgery combined with prophylactic intravitreal bevacizumab is an effective treatment in the short term in patients with coexisting diabetic retinopathy, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis of published data. Cat ...

Video: AADE considers name change, rebranding

BALTIMORE — In this video exclusive, Endocrine Today Diabetes in Real Life columnist Susan Weiner, MS, RDN, CDE, FAADE, talks with AADE president Donna Ryan, MPH, RN, RD, CDE, FAADE, and president-elect Karen Kemmis, PT, DPT, MS, CDE, FAADE, about position ...

COPD risk for kids exposed to passive smoke

Children who are exposed to secondhand smoke for long periods may face an increased risk of dying from lung disease later in life, a new study suggests. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is Ireland's fourth biggest killer and currently affe ...

Number of nurses due to be hired still unknown

The HSE is still refusing to say how many extra nurses and midwives it plans to hire this year, even though these figures should have been published last November. According to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO), the HSE has again sought to ...

Latuda not tied to sexual dysfunction in major depression

Results from a secondary analysis of a placebo-controlled trial demonstrated that Latuda was not tied to treatment-related sexual dysfunction in patients with major depressive disorder and mixed features. “Treatment-emergent onset of sexual dysfunction com ...

The Microbiome: Key to Life, Medical Mystery or Simply Cool?

This month, we revisited ongoing research in the field of the microbiome, and we were truly privileged to have gathered such an extraordinary group of investigators working in this field to provide updates on the many “hot areas” surrounding this topic sin ...

Cracking the Code: The Rheumatologist’s Role in the Human Microbiome Project

The circumstances surrounding the Human Microbiome Project illustrate one of the hallmarks of scientific advancement: a giant leap forward, followed by a great deal of dirty work. Although the Project itself is a notable achievement, for many rheumatologis ...

Ace the Case: A 60-Year-Old-Man With Worsening Chronic Right Knee Pain

A 60-year-old man presents with worsening chronic right knee pain. The patient has attempted NSAIDs and physical therapy with minimal relief in the past. He used to be an avid cyclist, but his worsening knee pain now limits his ability to stay active. He c ...

Mayo Clinic rated best hospital nationwide

U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals survey. Along with its overall top ranking, Mayo Clinic ...

In a changing health care landscape, diabetes educators hold unique advantage

Robert Gabbay BALTIMORE — A changing health care climate that emphasizes value and the prevention of complications over procedure-based care is creating new opportunities for certified diabetes educators and specialists, who are positioned better than most ...

US not experiencing multistate measles outbreak, CDC says

Infectious Disease News. “We believe this news organization misinterpreted the first paragraph of our Measles ...

Slight reduction in waiting list figures

Overall waiting lists for patients to be treated or seen at hospitals reduced slightly last month to 704,743 patients. ...

VIDEO: Physician leadership development ‘now more than ever’ imperative

AUSTIN, Texas — In this exclusive video perspective from GI Outlook 2018, Karen L. Woods, MD, of Houston Methodist Gastroenterology Associates, discusses her presentation on how to develop leadership in a medical practice. “This is a very important topic,” ...

VIDEO: Physician leadership development ‘now more than ever’ imperative

AUSTIN, Texas — In this exclusive video perspective from GI Outlook 2018, Karen L. Woods, MD, of Houston Methodist Gastroenterology Associates, discusses her presentation on how to develop leadership in a medical practice. “This is a very important topic,” ...

Study suggests PROMIS scores of elite athletes and average patients differ

BOSTON — Baseline patient-reported outcome measurement information system scores of elite athletes differed significantly from NIH baseline scores for the general population, according to a study presented here. “Our athletes were different in every domain ...

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