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    In the digital age where working means never leaving your home for many, loneliness is an ever-growing problem that leaves people feeling isolated and scared. But experts have shown the anxiety-inducing issue is not just having an impact on mental well-being — it damages people's physical health too. Everyone feels lonely from time to time, but chronic loneliness is not the same as having no friends or little social contact. Many people live happy, solitary lives, while others can feel isolated even if they are in a loving relationship or have a big family. The condition is about feeling misunderstood or uncared for and is particularly prevalent in older people who have retired or are bereaved. Here MailOnline breaks down six of the biggest dangers of loneliness: From ageing you quicker than smoking to increasing the risk of dementia by up to 40 per cent, loneliness has been shown to have a crippling effect on our bodies. It can also increase your risk of diabetes, heart disease and obesity, as well as cause clinical depression RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1...
    NIGHT owls are more likely to develop diabetes, according to research. They were found to be less active in the day, resulting in a build-up of fats which can lead to Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. 1Night owls were found to be less active in the day, meaning they are at higher risk of developing Type 2 diabetesCredit: Getty Those staying up late were also less sensitive to insulin, potentially harming health. Meanwhile, early risers were found to burn fat for energy rather than carbohydrates — thus reducing risk — be more active in the day be and more aerobically fit. US scientists at Rutgers University in New Jersey monitored daily activity patterns of two groups. They also assessed body mass, composition, insulin sensitivity, and fat and carbohydrate metabolism via breath samples. READ MORE ON SLEEPREST ASSURED I’m a sleep expert - here's is how to get more DEEP sleep every nightPHONE JACKER Six hacks to stop kids using phones all day & losing nine hours' sleep a WEEK Professor Steven Malin said: “This advances our understanding of how...
    DRINKING tea slashes diabetes risk by nearly a fifth, a study found. Scientists say the antioxidants in a cuppa keep Type-2 diabetes at bay. 1Scientists say the antioxidants in a cuppa keep Type-2 diabetes at bay People who sink four or more brews per day lowered their risk of getting the condition by 17 per cent. One to three cups daily cut it by four per cent. China-based study author Xiaying Li said the results were “exciting”. The study, revealed at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes conference, used data from a million people. The results showed drinking black tea — the British favourite — green or Oolong tea all gave a health boost. READ MORE ON DIABETESGO LARGE Best time for weight watchers to eat their biggest meal revealed by health expertsDIET WARS Common food to banish from diet to prevent diabetes - as cases surge in young Scientists say antioxidants keep cells healthy and help absorb sugar. Ms Li added: “Drinking tea is beneficial in reducing the risk but only at high doses — at least...
    A HEALTH expert has revealed the best time to eat the biggest meal of the day if you’re trying to lose weight. Dr Michael Mosley believes people should follow the old saying of “breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dine like a pauper”. 2When you eat could also have a large impact on your healthCredit: Getty The thinking behind this is that you will burn more calories and improve your metabolic health, keeping your blood sugar levels and cholesterol in a healthy range. By eating this way, it fits in with the body’s natural daily rhythms, which are driven, largely, by our internal body clocks. Essentially, people need food first thing to help you power through the morning and you don’t want to fill up your stomach at night as your body is preparing to go to sleep. However, a study published in the journal Cell Metabolism made the surprising discovery that when you eat doesn’t seem to make much difference to how many calories you burn or how well your body processes the sugars and fats...
    America's rural-urban divide in diabetes deaths has tripled over the last two decades, a study revealed today — amid mounting hospital closures and less access to expertise in rural areas. Research led by Keele University in Newcastle, England, looked at more than 6.5million diabetes-related deaths from between 1999 and 2019. They found that while the rate dropped in urban areas — particularly among women and older adults —, it rose in rural places over the same time period. Scientists behind the study blamed reduced access to healthcare, a lack of access to diabetes expertize and hospital closures in rural areas for the mounting fatalities from diabetes.  It comes after a study published last year also warned of a growing urban-rural divide over diabetes fatalities. It also found that the rate of deaths involving diabetes had tripled over the same time period.  President Biden brought in the $35 price cap for insulin medication earlier this year to help diabetes patients, but is yet to make a concerted effort to fight the growing rates of the condition in rural areas.  The above...
    BEING your healthiest self can be a challenge, especially when there's so much advice to get to grips with. Is five portions of fruit per day good for me, or is that too much sugar? 1Numbers you can monitor to check in on your health include your blood sugar levels, cholesterol, BMI and calorie intake Is walking 10,000 steps a day really the ideal amount, or should I be walking more? Luckily, there is a way to monitor your health by looking at five different sets of numbers that can tell you what’s actually happening in your body. A new campaign called Know Your Numbers! has been launched by Blood Pressure UK, to encourage people to monitor their blood pressure regularly at home. There are four other numbers you can monitor too, including your blood sugar levels, cholesterol, BMI and calorie intake. Read more on blood pressureSWEET TREAT Chocolate lowers blood pressure - and 10 more things that can too!DRUG WAR Pills taken by millions of Brits to lower blood pressure 'could prevent diabetes' So why are...
    Republicans probably don’t like being thought of as the party of the callous, inhumane, “kick the poor” caucus. Which is weird, because they could have voted to ensure every American suffering from diabetes could procure their life-dependent doses of insulin at $35 a pop, and they chose not to. Thanks to 43 Republican senators voting “nay,” Democrats couldn’t overcome the 60-vote filibuster to cap the price of insulin at $35 for everyone. Mind you, this isn’t “free” or “socialized” health care—it’s insulin. Roughly 1 in 10 Americans have diabetes (37.3 million) and about 1 in 3 (96 million) have pre-diabetes, according to the CDC. In a country with both an obesity crisis and a health-care system where even people with “good insurance” can go bankrupt because of a health crisis, you’d think the GOP would be looking for ways to puff up its supposed “economic populist” credentials, rather than voting against a modest price control that would help keep tens of millions of Americans from, you know, dying. But we shouldn’t be surprised. Republicans are fine with Americans paying...
    You need to take better care of your heart. No, we’re not judging—it’s just a statistical reality. A new study published Monday in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found that rates of cardiovascular disease in the U.S. over the next four decades are on track to spike like your blood pressure after a triple cheeseburger. The new projections are based on data from the 2020 U.S. Census Bureau combined with heart disease and risk factors data from the U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Among the general population in the U.S., cardiovascular risk factors such as diabetes, hypertension, and obesity are expected to increase dramatically between 2025 and 2060. Roughly 55 million more Americans are projected to suffer from diabetes and 126 million more Americans are expected to be obsese by 2060. The researchers also predict that rates of stroke and heart failure will rise by more than 33 percent each—impacting a combined 28 million Americans. What’s worse is that this rise is expected to disproportionately impact all minority groups—with Black and Hispanic populations bearing the...
    According to the American Diabetes Association, 37.3 million Americans, or 11.3% of the population, had diabetes in 2019, and 96 million Americans (38.0% of the adult US population) had prediabetes. Diabetes was the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S. in the same year, and it usually comes together with other co-morbidities, particularly heart disease and cancer. And yet, the odds can be reversed through proper nutrition. Let’s explore together what you and your loved ones can do to optimize nutrition to treat diabetes effectively, or even better, avoid it in the first place. 1. Eat a Healthy Plant-Based Diet A healthy plant-based diet is a good recipe for the prevention and treatment of diabetes but also other chronic conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, healthy body weight, blood pressure, or cholesterol. Diabetes is much less common among vegans who avoid all animal products (by 49 percent) and lacto-ovo-vegetarians who don’t eat meat but still eat dairy and eggs (by 46 percent) compared with non-vegetarians. Furthermore, people who follow a vegan diet have a 62 percent lower risk of developing...
    Put the keg away. People under 40 years old should never consume alcohol as it provides them no health benefits while increasing their risk of injury and death, a new study finds. Researchers at the University of Washington, in Seattle, found that people under 40 who drink are more likely to be injured in a car accident, suicide or murder than their peers that avoid alcohol. There could be some benefit to drinking for people over 40, though, as a glass of red wine each day could help reduce the risk of developing heart disease, stroke or diabetes. According to most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 66 percent of adults in the U.S. consume alcohol every year, and five percent are heavy drinkers. Researchers found that people under the age 40 do not have anything to benefit from drinking, and should avoid it entirely if possible (file photo) 'Our message is simple: young people should not drink, but older people may benefit from drinking small amounts,' Dr Emmanuela Gakidou said in a statement. Researchers,...
    The Mediterranean is not only one of the most popular places to visit — imagine sandy white beaches, clear blue water, and beautiful ancient ruins — but it also happens to boast an incredibly healthy diet. Traditional foods from 1960s Italy and Greece have been linked to a variety of health benefits, most notably healthier hearts, a decreased risk of diabetes, and healthy weight management. What is the Mediterranean Diet? The Mediterranean diet has long been touted as one of the healthiest on the planet. A variety of studies have shown that those following a Mediterranean way of eating have a far lower risk of certain diseases. A spin-off of “traditional foods that people used to eat in countries like Italy and Greece” in the 1960s — hence the name Mediterranean —  this diet is based around foods that are consumed regularly, in moderation, rarely, and never. The Mediterranean diet focuses on daily consumption of “vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, legumes, potatoes, whole grains, [bread,] herbs, spices, fish, seafood, and extra virgin olive oil.” Foods eaten in moderation include “poultry, eggs,...
    (CNN) — If you needed another reason to get enough sleep, here it is: It may help your heart health. The American Heart Association added sleep duration to its cardiovascular health checklist. It’s a part of “Life’s Essential 8,” a questionnaire that measures eight key areas to determine a person’s cardiovascular health. READ MORE: Rices Fire Updates: Acreage Grows To Over 900, Evacuation Warnings For Yuba CountyThe updated list was published Wednesday in Circulation, AHA’s peer-reviewed journal, and replaced the association’s “Life’s Simple 7” questionnaire, which had been used since 2010. In addition to sleep, the new list retained the original categories: diet, physical activity, nicotine exposure, body mass index, blood lipids, blood glucose and blood pressure. Sleep duration made the list after researchers examined new scientific findings over the past decade that found sleep played an important role in heart health, according to Dr. Eduardo Sanchez, the AHA’s chief medical officer for prevention. “Folks not getting enough sleep have a higher likelihood of things like obesity, hypertension and diabetes,” Sanchez said. What counts as healthy sleep?Adults should get seven to...
    (CNN)If you needed another reason to get enough sleep, here it is: It may help your heart health.The American Heart Association added sleep duration to its cardiovascular health checklist. It's a part of "Life's Essential 8," a questionnaire that measures eight key areas to determine a person's cardiovascular health.The updated list was published Wednesday in Circulation, AHA's peer-reviewed journal, and replaced the association's "Life's Simple 7" questionnaire, which had been used since 2010.In addition to sleep, the new list retained the original categories: diet, physical activity, nicotine exposure, body mass index, blood lipids, blood glucose and blood pressure. Same county tops healthiest US community ranking for the third year in a row Sleep duration made the list after researchers examined new scientific findings over the past decade that found sleep played an important role in heart health, according to Dr. Eduardo Sanchez, the AHA's chief medical officer for prevention. Read More"Folks not getting enough sleep have a higher likelihood of things like obesity, hypertension and diabetes," Sanchez said. What counts as healthy sleep?Adults should get seven to nine hours of...
    AN ice-cold beer is one of summer’s pleasures – and scientists say it’s good for you, too. A recent study found men who drink a bottle of beer a night with dinner have healthier guts and a wider diversity of good bacteria in their systems – both could help against diseases including diabetes and heart disease. 5Cheers! We tell you the eight ways a beer a day can help BOOST your health - from cancer to diabetesCredit: Getty But too much could damage your health. ELLA WALKER looks at a few more benefits your brew may offer. WEIGH TO GO THE beer belly is well established, and your middle will undoubtedly be flabbier if you hit the bottle too regularly. However, if it’s a toss up between wine or beer, beer may be the better choice for keeping weight off. READ MORE ON BEERCHEERS! Drinking one beer a day is GOOD for your gut - ‘slashing risk of silent killers’ It is less calorific and contains iso-alpha acids – shown to have a positive influence on fat and glucose metabolism...
    HEALTH issues can be spotted by your nail artist, including a dangerous one that needs treatment fast. The feet and nails can be affected by a number of conditions, but it may go unnoticed until an expert is up close and personal. 1Your feet can reveal clues about your healthCredit: Getty Nail artist Vanessa Sanchez McCullough told Huffington Post: “A well-educated pedicurist can spot potential health issues, because both fingernails and toenails can be windows to a person’s health.” Podiatrist and surgeon Dr Brad Schaeffer said sometimes, concerns about a foot problem can lead to a serious diagnosis. He said: “We look at the skin, pulses and nerves to determine any underlying conditions. “Diabetes is probably the most common diagnosis that we can assess during a foot exam.  Read more on diabetesSPOT THE SIGNS Warning to parents as 'perfect storm' sees 50% rise in kids with conditionSTEALTH KILLER One million have type 2 diabetes - take our quiz to predict YOUR risk “Other times, melanoma can be found in the feet.” Having diabetes means that you’re more at risk of...
    PARENTS have been warned to be on the lookout for a deadly condition in kids as cases rise 50 per cent. Experts have found that a growing number of children are being treated for type 2 diabetes fuelled by soaring obesity. 1Close up of a mother and daughter having an appointment with the pediatricianCredit: Getty Around 13.6million people are at risk of getting it the illness in the UK, while a million have no idea they already do. Diabetes UK says nearly 1,000 under-19s were being treated by the NHS for type 2 diabetes in 2020/21. It is a leap of more than 50 per cent over the past five years, with 621 needing treatment in 2015/16. Type 2 diabetes is mostly driven by obesity – with cases in young Brits almost unheard of a generation ago. Chris Askew, Chief Executive of Diabetes UK, said: “We are very concerned that this spike in childhood obesity will translate into an even greater increase in children with type 2 diabetes in the coming years, a crisis fuelled by long-standing health inequalities and made...
    Having diabetes makes you more prone to dementia than being genetically at-risk, research suggests. Oxford and Exeter University experts believe suffering a heart attack or stroke may pose the same threat.  Adults with all three obesity-fuelled conditions were three times more likely to get dementia, compared to 'healthy' people without any.  Charities today said the evidence was now clear that 'what's good for your heart is also good for your head'.  The findings, from an analysis of over 200,000 Britons, reiterate the importance of exercising and eating healthily, especially . Dozens of studies have linked poor heart health with dementia, which affects nearly 1million people in the UK and 6.5million in the US. A study rated the diet of more than 1,000 older people for anti-inflammatory foods and tracked them over an average of three years. Those with the most anti-inflammatory diet consumed around 20 pieces of fruit, 19 servings of vegetables, four servings of legumes and 11 cups of coffee or tea in the average week. Compared to this group, those with the least anti-inflammatory diet were three times...
    Diabetes is a serious health issue that’s swept our nation for decades now. It is a chronic condition that causes a person’s blood glucose levels to become too high. People with diabetes often need to carefully manage their diet. There are different types of diabetes, and no two people with diabetes are the same for anyone. Although there isn’t a one-size-fits-all diabetes diet or lifestyle approach for everyone to follow, there are some tried-and-true tips that can help improve your life. The more we learn about health and diabetes, the more we understand that symptoms and health issues of both Type 1 and Type 2 forms of the disease can be managed. These healthy eating tips are general and can help you manage your blood glucose (sugar), blood pressure, and cholesterol levels. They can also help you manage your weight and reduce the risk of diabetes complications, such as heart problems and strokes, and other health conditions, including certain types of cancers. 1. Eat more non-starchy vegetables Incorporating more non-starchy vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, arugula, artichoke hearts, cucumber, eggplant,...
    DIABETES is a serious health condition which causes a person's blood sugar levels to be too high. While some of the main signs are thirst and weight loss, one expert has said you can also spot the illness in your mouth. 1If you're a diabetic, then it's important you look after your oral health, as well as keeping your blood sugar levels under controlCredit: Getty Speaking to The Sun, dentist and clinical director at Bupa Dental Care, Dr Sarah Ramage, said the increase in Brits with diabetes poses a significant challenge for health services. "The dental team can play a vital role here too, as they can spot signs and symptoms of diabetes during a patient’s check-up and after dental procedures." Dr Ramage said that those with the condition are at a higher risk of gum disease and for these patients, it can be much more severe. The condition can often go undetected and can be hard to spot, as signs can be brushed off as something else. Read more on diabetesHEALTH CHECK Warning as thousands at risk of silent...
    According to new research, youth ages 12 to 19 make up 28 percent of Americans on the cusp of developing type 2 diabetes. Source: KENS 5: Your San Antonio News Source/Youtube According to research published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics, these youth have prediabetes, which means that the level of sugar, or glucose, in their bodies is higher than normal but not yet high enough to be diagnosed with diabetes. The research also discovered that the number of youths with prediabetes has more than doubled in recent years, from 12 percent in 1999 to 28 percent in 2018. Being publicly-funded gives us a greater chance to continue providing you with high-quality content.Click here to Support Us They found it was more prevalent among young boys and youths who are overweight or obese. The CDC reports that in adults, nearly 1 in 3 or 96 million Americans have prediabetes. Prediabetes will often lead to diabetes but can also make for a much higher risk of heart disease. Prediabetes is tricky because usually, there are no symptoms, so most people...
    BRITS should keep their waist measurement to less than half their height, according to health chiefs. An NHS watchdog says it is an easy way for people to slash future illness risk. 1Brits should keep their waist measurement to less than half their height, according to health chiefsCredit: Getty It means a 5ft 10in (70in) adult should worry once their jean size creeps past 35in. It is the first time the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has directly told the public to watch their guts by reaching for a tape measure. Two in three adults are too fat, raising their chances of diabetes, liver and heart disease, and several cancers. Dr Paul Chrisp, director for centre for guidelines at NICE, said: “A clear benefit of using the waist-to-height ratio is that people can easily measure it themselves, interpret the results, and seek medical advice if they are at increased health risk.” Read More on the NHSWEIGH TO GO Free NHS weight loss courses ‘slashes risk of type 2 diabetes by a THIRD’ Prof Rachel Batterham, consultant in...
    PEOPLE with diabetes develop serious illnesses more often and on average five years earlier, a UK study found. Type 2 diabetes raises the risk of cancers and heart and kidney diseases and brings them on sooner. 1Type 2 diabetics are at a higher risk of developing dozens more diseasesCredit: Getty - Contributor More than four million Brits have the condition and now face extra health risks in middle age. Dr Elizabeth Robertson, research director at Diabetes UK, said: “The complications of diabetes can be serious and life threatening.  “This study illustrates in alarming detail the unacceptable prevalence of poor health in middle-aged people with type 2 diabetes.” Type 2 diabetes occurs when the body loses the ability to process sugar, mainly as a result of weight gain and poor lifestyle. Read more on diabetesWEIGH TO GO Diabetes: Free NHS weight loss courses ‘slashes risk of type 2 by a THIRD’EYE SPY Diabetes warning: The signs in your eyes that could mean you have the disease More than four million Brits are affected by the condition, which costs the NHS around £10...
    (CNN)Continuing to face attacks from Russian forces, Ukrainian hospitals are strained by growing numbers of casualties and finite medical supplies. There are shortages across all types of medication, but limited access to insulin supplies has led to an uptick in conditions related to uncontrolled diabetes. "There's been significant shortages of insulin across the country and many, many actors and people in different areas calling out for that supply," Kate White, an emergency program manager for Doctors Without Borders, told CNN. According to Valentina Ocheretenko, chair of the Ukrainian Diabetes Foundation, the country has enough insulin to supply its needs for three months. The challenge is getting it to the people who need it.There are over 2.3 million people with diabetes in Ukraine, according to the International Diabetes Federation, making up 7.1% of the population. For some people with type 1 diabetes, immediate access to insulin is a necessity for survival. Aid groups face logistical issues Read More"We have enough insulin in the country, and a lot of humanitarian aid ... is bringing more and more, but we have big problems...
    After Dana Lewis was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 14, it took her some time to overcome her initial awkward feelings about having to wear an insulin pump. She eventually succeeded, but another problem remained: The alarm linked to her continuous glucose monitor (CGM) sometimes failed to wake her at night. Lewis refused to accept this. Her search for a solution led her to find a way to customize the volume on her CGM and, later, to engineer her own artificial pancreas system. She’s far from the only person doing it these days. The average person with Type 1 diabetes will undergo 65,000 insulin injections and 80,000 blood sugar readings during their lifetime—essential parts of living with an autoimmune disease in which the pancreas ceases to produce enough insulin to regulate blood-sugar levels. People with Type 1 diabetes tend to require continuous supervision of insulin and blood-sugar levels. The causes of Type 1 diabetes are unclear—and so is the prospect of a cure. Although Type 1 cases represent only 5 to 10 percent of diabetes cases overall, the...
    FROM diabetes to tummy troubles, we’ve all been there. But if you’re struggling with a niggling health problem and can’t seem to see your GP, I’m here to help. 1Dr Zoe is here to answer your questions every week, from niggling pains to worries you have about your kids and loved onesCredit: Olivia West No issue is too embarrassing, no ache or pain too small. So, get in touch and email me any health questions and I will do my best to answer them in my weekly column. Q: AM a 78-year-old man and for the last 50 years I have suffered from diarrhoea and a weak stomach. I would like your advice on how to tackle it. A: This sounds as though it’s a very long-standing, chronic condition and I would expect that you’ve probably had lots of tests and investigations done by your GP and likely by ­hospital specialists in the past. If you haven’t, that’s the first port of call to speak to your GP so you can be referred for tests. I’d be...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – There are now thousands of health apps and at-home tests people are using to monitor their health, for everything from asthma to weight loss to sleep apnea. A Carnegie Mellon University study finds diabetes patients who use apps have better health outcomes, fewer hospital visits, and lower medical costs. READ MORE: Russia's Invasion Of Ukraine Expected To Fuel Gas Price IncreaseDr. Natasha Bhuyan is Regional Medical Director for One Medical. She said with medical personnel strained to treat COVID-19 patients, these apps allow doctors and nurses to monitor their patients’ health without an office visit. “I really love when patients are engaged in their health and they’re empowered by seeing their own health information,” said Dr. Bhuyan. But there is a downside. Patients can be overwhelmed with all this information. “The information should really be interpreted in the context of a trusted primary care provider. For a lot of patients getting inundated with this information, they sometimes don’t know what to do,” said Dr. Bhuyan. Tom Dean has been diabetic for 16 years. He also hosts “Diabetes Chat,”...
    Depression may increase the risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes — even if someone leads an otherwise healthy lifestyle. A study of more than 300,000 Britons found those who reported being happy were a third less likely to develop the chronic conditions.   They were also a fifth less likely to have an irregular heart rate, which increases the risk of having a stroke.   The increased risks remained even after accounting for a host of other variables like diet, weight, smoking and genetics.   The team said their study shows the 'contributing role' depression plays in the development of cardiovascular and wider health problems.  However, they noted more research is needed to determine how poor mental health can trigger the conditions and treatments that could stop this. While the study was observation, past research has linked depression to heart problems.  When someone experiences depression, anxiety or stress, their heart rate and blood pressure rises and the body produces higher levels of cortisol, a stress hormone. Over time, these effects can lead to a host of health problems.  A study of...
    DIABETICS have been issued an urgent warning, as experts fear they are at risk of limb amputations. Doctors are now seeing more wounds in people with diabetes, who may have missed vital health checks in the pandemic. 1Diabetics have been urged to make sure they keep up with their vital health checksCredit: Getty - Contributor Either patients weren't able to get the right help during lockdowns, or they didn't go to doctors as they tried to stay away from the NHS. But experts have said it is "enormously worrying", as diabetics who are behind on their appointments risk losing their sight or limbs. The checks are vital to make sure feet of clear of wounds, any wounds are properly treated and blood sugar levels are balanced. The number of patients who went to these consultations between January to September 2021 dropped by 44 per cent, a national audit revealed. That data also showed people getting checks on blood sugar also fell sharply. Only 46.8 per cent had a foot check, compared to 83.9 per cent in 2019-20. Most read in...
    Submit your letter to the editor via this form. Read more Letters to the Editor. Article misses 2 points in health care debate Regarding “Universal coverage in California is a better bet than single-payer,” Page A6, Feb 4: It seems that George Skelton is feeding the cancer of false equivalencies when he brings up Ronald Reagan’s “Government doesn’t solve problems, it is the problem.” Single-payer health care is not necessarily “government-run” because a nonprofit can effectively administer health care financing as Medicare has proven for 64 years. He also cites expensive government health taxes purposefully overlooking the corporate fees or taxes (aka co-pays, deductibles and exclusions) charged by private health insurers that are far more costly for lower-income earners and most everyone else. That multitude of private health insurers has a multitude of qualifications for medical cost reimbursement, whereas a single nonprofit entity provides standardization for care and financing. Finally, “universal” is insurer-speak for availability, not coverage, another false equivalency. I reference health care as two elements: delivery and financing. Gerald Hunt San Jose Diabetics face stigma as well as...
    DIABETES is a serious health condition that can impact other areas of your wellbeing. It's a lifelong illness that causes your blood sugar to be too high and if not treated properly, can lead to debilitating symptoms such as poor eye sight and gum disease. 1If you're a diabetic and you don't brush your teeth properly, it could lead to other serious health problems, one dentist has warnedCredit: Alamy It's because of this that one expert has highlighted the key dangers diabetics face when it comes to oral health. Speaking to The Sun, London-based dentist Dr Monik Vasant explained that poorly controlled diabetics may have high blood sugar levels for a long period of time. He said: "Too much sugar in your blood can lead to more sugar in your saliva. "This provides a perfect breeding ground for bacteria, which produces acid and toxins that attacks your tooth enamel and damages your gums." Dr Monik, who is currently working with Colgate Total on the #HappyHabits campaign, said it's important to note that when oral bacteria is not controlled effectively and...
    MAKING a simple diet change could slash your risk of developing two killer diseases. A new study has found eating more fibre could reduce the chances of Brits getting type 2 diabetes or cardiovascular disease. 1Making tweaks to your diet could slash your risk of developing two killer diseasesCredit: Getty - Contributor Only 9 per cent of people living in the UK get the right amount they need each day. This, coupled with sedentary lifestyles and spending hours working at desks, leads to health problems. The fresh research, published in the British Journal of Nutrition, found adding more fibre into baked goods, dairy products, soups and smoothies would allow 50 per cent of adult to get the recommended daily allowance. Taking in more fibre from everyday foods could see six per cent of the UK lose weight, double the number of kids meeting the recommendation and cut the risk of disease. Low fibre intake is associated with higher levels of colorectal and breast cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and disrupts the gut's beneficial microbiome. Dr Kavita Karnik, Global Head, Nutrition...
    For the second year in a row, the United States experienced more than 100,000 deaths from diabetes, signaling a "cause for alarm." Over the past two years, diabetes-related deaths have surged past 100,000, with deaths increasing by 17% in 2020 and 15% in 2021, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Type 2 diabetes itself is relatively preventable, so it's even more tragic that so many deaths are occurring," said Dr. Paul Hsu, an epidemiologist with the Fielding School of Public Health at UCLA, according to Reuters. OBAMACARE REMAINS POPULAR WITH VOTERS FOLLOWING THIRD SUPREME COURT DECISION TO KEEP LAW A total of 37.3 million people in the U.S. have diabetes, representing 11.3% of the population. Of those, 28.7 million have been diagnosed, and 8.5 million are living with undiagnosed diabetes, according to data from the CDC. Deaths from diabetes reached 87,000 in 2019, making it the seventh most common cause of death at the time. The National Clinical Care Commission submitted a report in early January to Congress and...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Diabetes is one of the chronic health conditions that can make you more likely to get severely ill from COVID-19, according to the Centers for Disease Control. The most recent statistics from the CDC show 88 million Americans with prediabetes, which means higher than normal blood sugar levels. READ MORE: Florida Gets $4 Billion Bump in Estimated Tax DollarsDoctors are working to get out the word on how Americans can protect themselves. “Prediabetes is a serious health condition that actually puts people at risk for other serious health conditions like heart attack, stroke and, of course, type 2 diabetes,” says Dr. Christopher Holliday, director of the CDC’s Division of Diabetes Translation. One of the biggest challenges in treating prediabetes is that it usually has no symptoms. Most people don’t even know they have it. That’s why the CDC and the American Medical Association joined forces with a series of public service announcements to raise awareness. Dr. Colette Knight of the Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey says lifestyle changes make all the difference, including regular...
    Death is very likely the single best invention of Life,' Steve Jobs once observed. 'It is Life's change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new.' There are many who would beg to disagree with the co-founder of Apple, who died in 2011 — not least his peers in Silicon Valley.  For it is they who are leading a charge towards a new frontier in medicine that will revolutionise our 'healthspans' — the number of years of good health we can expect to enjoy — and push back the worst effects of ageing. The announcement this week that a new anti-ageing company, Altos Labs, which is based in the U.S. and UK, has been established to 'hack' the ageing process has reignited interest in the science of rejuvenation, an obsession that has spanned continents and the ages. A new anti-ageing company, Altos Labs, which is based in the U.S. and UK, has been established to 'hack' the ageing process has reignited interest in the science of rejuvenation And the answer lies not in the mythical elixir...
    Vanessa Akinniyi was stuck in denial about diabetes until a care manager from her health insurer coaxed her out. The Jacksonville, Florida, resident didn’t want to start insulin. All the medicines she tried made her sick. But Florida Blue care manager Miriam Bercier chipped away with phone check-ins. The nurse fed Akinniyi information about her condition and talked about potential problems she could run into like vision loss. “She cared, and I felt that,” Akinniyi said. “That made me start caring more.” Insurers and employers are taking a renewed interest in programs like these that help people deal with chronic — and potentially expensive — health problems. They are identifying patients with diabetes or high blood pressure and connecting them with care managers who can answer questions about medicine or help them change their diets. Some plans also are waiving or reducing fees for doctor visits, eye and foot exams and supplies like insulin pumps. They aim to encourage people to get regular care so they don’t need an expensive hospital stay when their untreated condition grows worse....
    ONE in five Brits admit they only brush their teeth once a day - and more than a quarter never floss. A survey of 2,000 adults found three in 10 let their oral maintenance slide during Britain’s various periods of lockdown – but three quarters of these are confident they’ll be back to normal soon. 1Brits have confessed they don't look after their teeth as they shouldCredit: Getty - Contributor And 36 per cent said a lack of routine meant they forgot to brush as regularly as they should. A further 28 per cent blamed it on having other health-related issues on their mind, so their oral health was not a priority. Nearly a quarter have not visited a dentist in the last year – and one in 20 don’t normally change their toothbrush more often than every six months. It also emerged that 22 per cent have even gone for more than three days without brushing at all. Dr Alex George,...
    Teenagers who stay up late are at risk of health problems such as diabetes because they eat more sugar when tired, a study has suggested. Researchers followed the eating patterns of young people over a week when they slept for 6.5 hours a night, and a week when they slept for 9.5. While they consumed roughly the same amount of calories during both phases, they ate fewer fruits and vegetables and more of the types of foods that cause a spike in blood sugar when they'd had less sleep. It meant that when the teenagers were tired they ate an extra 12 grams of added sugar a day on average – the equivalent of three extra teaspoons. Researchers followed the eating patterns of young people over a week when they slept for 6.5 hours a night, and a week when they slept for 9.5 (stock image) RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: Why a sauna is your hot ticket to... 'Like a giant Marshmallow. I want to stay in bed all day!'......
    El Salvador debuted a public service announcement (PSA) on Monday urging citizens of the Central American country to attain an “ideal weight” through a healthy diet and exercise to reduce the chance of developing complications from a possible Chinese coronavirus infection. “A healthy lifestyle also helps to reduce the complications from COVID-19,” the advertisement begins, referring to the disease caused by a coronavirus known as SARS-CoV-2. “COVID-19” is also called the Chinese coronavirus. Our new ad campaign, to help prevent #COVID19 deaths and hospitalizations. pic.twitter.com/QIS5B02hnP — Nayib Bukele ???????? (@nayibbukele) January 4, 2022 “Older adults and people with obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes or chronic illness are the groups at most risk of mortality,” the PSA continues. The video commercial then offers a few recommendations to help viewers maintain good health and even improve their wellbeing. “Maintain a healthy and balanced diet to try to hit your ideal weight,” the first piece of advice reads. Official Twitter accounts for El Salvador President Nayib Bukele and the office of the Salvadoran presidency posted the video PSA on January 3 and January 4,...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Many people make New Year’s resolutions to lose weight or eat right, but the American Medical Association is encouraging people to commit to making better health choices in 2022 that will improve overall health. High blood pressure and diabetes can increase your risk of heart attack or stroke, so the AMA urges people to monitor blood pressure and take steps to reduce hypertension. The AMA advises people to check their risk of diabetes by taking a simple 2-minute screening test at doihaveprediabetes.org. READ MORE: Trucker Rogel Aguilera-Mederos' Sentence Reduced From 110 To 10 Years After Public Outcry “As many as one out of three may have prediabetes and not even know about it. Which left untreated, will almost inevitably advance to full-blown diabetes,” says Dr. Gerald Harmon, president of the American Medical Association. Dr. Harmon says managing stress should also be at the top of your list. That includes eating right, getting at least 7.5 hours of sleep, and daily exercise and wellness activities like yoga and meditation. “If you really need help, don’t be embarrassed...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The coronavirus pandemic has led some healthcare providers to rethink how they’re delivering care to the community. Instead of going to the doctor’s office, they’ve realized they can reach more people if they meet people where they live, especially in underserved communities. READ MORE: Bridge Prep Academy Of Village Green In Kendall Placed On Precautionary Code Red LockdownMaryland-based Luminis Health has found success by rolling their mobile community health van to the Riverdale Farmers Market. Mai Bangura, who is a healthcare provider herself, came to shop but left with an extra shot of COVID-19 protection. “I have been thinking about getting my booster for the past month and I haven’t been able to because I’ve been so busy,” she said. “But this is really good.” It’s convenient and potentially lifesaving for people who don’t have access to a doctor’s office for vaccines or routine check-ups. “The one thing we noticed that through the pandemic is people stopped going to the doctor regularly and they have been recently coming to our emergency rooms for things like uncontrolled hypertension...
    MENTAL health issues are common place and many people suffer with depression or anxiety. But experts have now claimed that diabetes could actually have a negative impact on your mental health. 1Experts have warned that diabetes could increase your risk of suffering from a mental health issueCredit: Getty With type 1 diabetes, a person’s pancreas produces no insulin, but in type 2, cells in the body become resistant to insulin, so a greater amount of insulin is needed to keep blood glucose levels within a normal range. Researchers looked at a group of people with type 2 diabetes and found that the risk of developing type 2 diabetes is increased for people who have most psychiatric disorders. Previous research found that people with type 2 diabetes have higher rates of conditions like bipolar, schizophrenia and major depression, in comparison to the wider population. Now experts at the University of Southern Denmark say that there are a broad range of mental health issues that could be suffered by people with diabetes. Study author, Nanna Lindekild said that her team reviewed data from...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A new survey shows some of those most vulnerable to severe flu illness are not protecting themselves. Doctors say getting the flu vaccine is critical for patients with certain chronic health conditions. The flu vaccine is especially important for people with chronic health conditions including diabetes, heart disease, and lung disease. A new survey from the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases found just 45% of adult patients say they’ve been vaccinated. READ MORE: Three Additional Missionaries Released By Gang In Haiti“It’s very concerning,” said Dr. William Schaffner, Medical Director, National Foundation for Infectious Diseases, “because that’s exactly the group that’s highest risk of the complications of influenza, particularly pneumonia.” Dr. Schaffner said that during recent flu seasons, nine out of ten people hospitalized with flu had at least one underlying health condition. Kerri Sparling has been living with Type 1 diabetes since the age of seven. “I don’t know what it’s like to live without Type 1 diabetes. I’ve had it for such a long time that it’s been sort of tied to everything that i have...
    Check out our must-buy plant-based cookbooks! Learn more Eric Adams, the second black mayor of New York City is also the first vegan mayor. Not only is he vegan, but he was able to reverse his diabetes by starting a plant-based diet. In 2016 Adams ditched his old diet and started a plant-based one after temporarily losing his eyesight due to type 2 diabetes. He regained his eyesight, dropped off excess weight, and began to feel like himself again. Feeling healthy at last once he began to eat a healthy plant-based diet. Adams said, “I want to empower people. I want people to know that they can take their health into their own hands.” Not only did Adams have diabetes, but he also had several other serious health issues, many of which doctors told him would have irreversible consequences. Not willing to accept the health issues that he had, Adams took to the internet and found the solution of earring a plant-based diet. The recommendation showed up after he typed in “Reversing diabetes” in this search tab....
    NEW YORK (AP) — A government advisory committee on Wednesday recommended that all U.S. adults younger than 60 be vaccinated against hepatitis B, because progress against the liver-damaging disease has stalled. The decision means that tens of millions of U.S. adults — mostly between the ages of 30 and 59 — would be advised to get shots. Hepatitis B vaccinations became standard for children in 1991, meaning most adults younger that 30 already are protected. “We’re losing ground. We cannot eliminate hepatitis B in the U.S. without a new approach,” said Dr. Mark Weng of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted unanimously to approve the recommendation Wednesday. The CDC’s director, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, must sign off on it before it becomes public policy, but it’s not clear when she will decide. The virus is spread through contact with blood or other bodily fluids and many recent cases have been linked to the opioid epidemic. An estimated 1.9 million Americans are living with hepatitis B infections, though many may not experience liver...
    Heart health is a key component to the prevention of Type 2 diabetes, according to researchers.  In a September study published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, Netherlands scientists found that middle-aged adults with good cardiovascular health have a reduced risk of developing the chronic condition. To do so, the group looked at individuals with and without a genetic predisposition to Type 2 diabetes, including 5,993 individuals.  BLOOD PRESSURE MEDICATION RECALLED OVER POSSIBLY CONTAINING CANCER-CAUSING 'IMPURITY' Using data from the prospective population-based Rotterdam Study, the researchers included mostly women participants who were 69 years old on average. A cardiovascular health score was calculated with the participant's body mass index, blood pressure, total cholesterol, smoking status, diet and physical activity and further categorized at the baseline. A genetic risk score was also created using 403 independent genetic variants associated with the disease, classifying participants as having a low, intermediate or high risk. young man hand measuring diabetic on table (iStock) Higher scores indicated better cardiovascular health and then the participants were divided into three groups indicating their remaining lifetime...
                      by J.D. Davidson  Ohio Democrats again have introduced legislation that would give universal health care to Ohioans, despite failing with the effort over the past decade. Sen. Teresa Fedor, D-Toledo, said Senate Bill 253, the Ohio Health Care Plan, would provide universal, single-payer access to health care, dental care and vision care for all Ohioans. Similar legislation has been introduced in each two-year-session over the past 10 years. Each has had little movement. Lawmakers have not yet said how much the proposal would cost the state. “Uncertain deductibles, copays and other skyrocketing costs leave many Ohioans one health crisis away from financial ruin, especially those who are uninsured,” Fedor said. “Everyone should have the freedom to receive quality, affordable care from a doctor or dentist of their choosing. Ohioans shouldn’t have to worry about whether they will be able to pay for life-saving treatments after an accident or diagnosis.” Fedor also said a Forbes report showed an increase in health care costs during the COVID-19 pandemic and predicted those costs would...
    Last June, I started to urinate constantly. I was getting up seven times a night, and during the day it was almost as bad. My GP ran tests for diabetes, liver and kidney problems and they all came back clear. My bladder is always aching. I am in utter misery. Name and address supplied. What a miserable situation for you. The need to urinate excessively, known medically as polyuria, can be debilitating, as it has been in your case. In your longer letter, you reveal that you can’t sleep for more than two hours at time as a result. Experiencing constant thirst together with polyuria would suggest type 1 or type 2 diabetes — forms of diabetes which lead to raised blood sugar levels. The polyuria occurs because the body cannot process the excess glucose (blood sugar) and so it’s expelled in urine. But tests have ruled this out. This leads me to wonder if it might be diabetes insipidus, which is unrelated to sugar diabetes. It occurs when the pituitary gland, which is behind the bridge of your nose,...
    JACKASS star "Goddess Patty" has died aged 57 after a long battle with diabetes. Patty Perez passed away on Friday at a hospital in Reno, Nevada, where she was being treated for complications related to her type 1 diabetes. 1Patty Perez passed away last Friday after a long battle with DiabetesCredit: Gofundme The actress's daughter, Priscilla, told TMZ that her mother had been dealing with complications since birth. Recently her kidneys began to fail as a result of the lifelong struggle she had with her health and weight. But despite her health issues, Patty lived life to the fullest starring in not one but two Jackass movies. She became an internet sensation after she featured in Jackass 2 in 2006 and Jackass 2.5 in 2007. More to follow... For the latest news on this story keep checking back at Sun Online. The Sun is your go to destination for the best celebrity news, football news, real-life stories, jaw-dropping pictures and must-see video. Download our fantastic, new and improved free App for the best ever Sun Online experience. For iPhone click...
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