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26Jul
2022

Fasting Diet Could Help Folks With Type 2 Diabetes

Fasting Diet Could Help Folks With Type 2 DiabetesTUESDAY, July 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Intermittent fasting might help people with type 2 diabetes better control their blood sugar levels, a new study has found.People with diabetes who restricted their eating to within a daily 10-hour window wound up with blood sugar levels in the normal range for about three hours longer than when they ate whenever they pleased, the researchers reported. These patients also experienced lower 24-hour blood sugar levels and consistently lower morning fasting glucose when they participated in a time-restricted eating pattern, the investigators found.“Time-restricted eating may be an effective approach to improving metabolic health in adults with type 2 diabetes, but more studies are needed to confirm this finding,” said lead researcher...

Fat Around the Liver Raises Risk for Heart Failure

26 July 2022
Fat Around the Liver Raises Risk for Heart FailureTUESDAY, July 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- About 30% of adults around the world have a buildup of fat in the liver, a condition called nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Now an international team of researchers has linked that condition to a heightened risk of heart failure. NAFLD, as it is called for short, is increasing rapidly because of rising rates of overweight and obesity, the researchers noted. They reviewed 11 long-term studies from five countries (United States, United Kingdom, South Korea, Sweden and Finland) that were published through March 2022. They looked at the links between this type of liver disease and heart failure among more than 11 million middle-aged adults. Half the participants were women, with an average age of 55 and an average BMI (body mass index) of 26, a...

Summer Swim? Watch Out for 'Swimmer's Ear'

23 July 2022
Summer Swim? Watch Out for `Swimmer`s Ear`SATURDAY, July 23, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- When weather gets hot and people start jumping into a pool, lake or ocean, cases of swimmer’s ear are likely to climb, but one expert says there are steps you can take to avoid the painful condition.The best prevention is a simple one: avoid getting water in your ears, said Dr. Hongzhao Ji, an assistant professor of otolaryngology–head and neck surgery at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, in Dallas.If water is already in your ear, getting it out can help, but Ji advises against using a cotton swab, which can push earwax deeper and may scratch the ear canal skin. One option is to use ear drops after swimming. Drops are usually a combination of alcohol and vinegar meant to sterilize the ear canal and restore its desired pH....

Salmonella Linked to Pet Turtles Has Hospitalized 5, CDC...

22 July 2022
Salmonella Linked to Pet Turtles Has Hospitalized 5, CDC SaysFRIDAY, July 22, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Tiny turtles are the cause of a multistate outbreak of salmonella that has led to five hospitalizations, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday.The agency has linked an outbreak that has infected at least 15 people in 11 states to turtles that are less than 4 inches long.Most of the small reptiles were purchased online, about half from a website called myturtlestore.com. Federal law bans the sale of small turtles as pets. A CDC report on the investigation said the true number of people infected is likely higher, but many recover without testing or medical care. In the known cases, many of those infected are children. Typically, salmonella infection includes diarrhea, fever and stomach cramps that develop sometime...

Go Bananas for Female Heart Health

22 July 2022
Go Bananas for Female Heart HealthFRIDAY, July 22, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- It may sound bananas, but new research shows eating this potassium-rich food can improve heart health.Avocados and salmon also are high in potassium, helping counteract the negative effects of salt in the diet and lowering blood pressure, researchers said. Other potassium-rich foods include a variety of vegetables, fruits, nuts, beans, dairy products and fish."It is well known that high salt consumption is associated with elevated blood pressure and a raised risk of heart attacks and strokes," said study author Dr. Liffert Vogt, a professor of clinical nephrology and renal physiology at Amsterdam University Medical Centers in the Netherlands. "Health advice has focused on limiting salt intake but this is difficult to achieve when our diets...
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