Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Federal agencies partner for military and veteran pain management research

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Joint HHS-DoD-VA initiative will award multiple grants totaling $81 million

U.S. agencies partner on research that focuses on nondrug approaches for pain management in military personnel and veterans; NCCIH is the lead for this multi-agency initiative.

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Monday, September 18, 2017

Taking a break from dieting may improve weight loss

Avoiding continuous dieting may be the key to losing weight and keeping the kilos off, the latest research shows. Researchers showed in a randomized controlled trial, that taking a two-week break during dieting may improve weight loss.

from Diet and Weight Loss News -- ScienceDaily

New oral diabetes drug shows promise in phase 3 trial for patients with type 1 diabetes

Sotagliflozin helps control glucose and reduces the need for insulin in patients with type 1 diabetes, research indicates. Sotagliflozin has shown promise in improving glucose control without any increase in severe hypoglycemia or diabetic ketoacidosis compared to insulin alone.

from Diet and Weight Loss News -- ScienceDaily

Man develops cyanide poisoning from apricot kernel extract

A 67-year-old man developed cyanide poisoning from apricot kernel extract, reveal doctors in a new article.

from Diet and Weight Loss News -- ScienceDaily

New research to treat acute malnutrition

Researchers and humanitarian organizations have conducted a large study in Burkina Faso in West Africa treating more than 1,600 children with acute malnutrition. The study showed that corn-soy porridge should be replaced with a lipid-based nutrient supplement, a fortified peanut butter. The results of the study can be used directly both in the treatment and prevention of acute malnutrition.

from Diet and Weight Loss News -- ScienceDaily

A fat-regulating enzyme could hold the key to obesity, diabetes, cancer, other diseases

It had already been known that the enzyme known as phosphatidic acid phosphatase plays a crucial role in regulating the amount of fat in the human body. Controlling it is therefore of interest in the fight against obesity. But scientists have now found that getting rid of the enzyme entirely can increase the risk of cancer, inflammation and other ills.

from Diet and Weight Loss News -- ScienceDaily

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Sodium (salt) intake is associated with a risk of developing type 2 diabetes

Sodium intake may be linked to an increased risk of developing both type 2 diabetes and latent autoimmune diabetes in adults says new research.

from Diet and Weight Loss News -- ScienceDaily