Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes, and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) have succeeded in transforming human fibroblasts, a type of skin cell, into pancreatic cells via a process called direct cellular reprogramming, an accomplishment that brings personalized cell therapy one step closer for those who suffer from diabetes.
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Jennifer Lopez has an amazing body and bodacious curves. At 46, she’s overcome the midlife battle of the bulge by staying active and eating healthy.
How does she manage her eating and exercise?
I was watching The 2016 People’s Choice Awards and when Melissa McCarthy came on stage I was flabbergasted at the amount of weight she’s lost. The 45 year old film and television star is not only really funny, she has the great physical comedic ability, like a female Chris Farley, but as anyone who’s been a larger size knows, being physical isn’t always easy.
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, and there’s so much discussion about it that it’s easy to overlook the second most common one—vascular dementia. A recent report in Diabetes Care brought to light the importance of understanding vascular dementia, as it’s been shown that women with type 2 diabetes are at higher risk of developing this form of dementia—rather than Alzheimer’s—than are men.
Today, Yahoo Health launched Body-Peace Resolution, a month-long initiative to motivate you to pursue wellness goals that aren’t vanity-driven - and therefore, destined for failure - but that strive for more meaningful outcomes, such as physical strength, mental fitness, nutritional nirvana and self-acceptance - true and total body peace.
The New Year is a time when people announce resolutions and work to create new habits. However, out of the 45 percent of the population that is estimated to make them, only around 8 percent actually achieve them. Even within the business travel world, there are plenty of resolutions and trends that people will set, as they make their way around the country and world in the name of business. There are some emerging trends for the New Year that will help keep travelers healthy as well as happy.
Your liver is amazing, called into service 24/7 to filter and process blood, detoxify harmful substances from food and other environmental sources, manufacture blood clotting proteins, metabolize nutrients, and more. You’ve gotta love an organ that does all that essential life-supporting work!
Are you looking to lose weight in 2016? Here is an info-packed weight loss guide for 2016 with links to articles, many of which have user comments that some dieters have found useful toward how to lose weight and keep it off for good.
Did you know that some Christmas gifts produce more ear-damaging decibels than a screaming ambulance siren?! Health experts warn that some Christmas gifts may be damaging your child’s ears and offer two useful tips on how to keep this from happening.
Here is an important update made by the FDA recently on a voluntarily recalled weight loss supplement to help protect consumers from a popular, but potentially dangerous weight loss pill.
Fat in the diet has been maligned for years, but new evidence shows that fat is actually beneficial for the brain and neurological function and may be useful in the treatment of psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia.
There are about as many "diets" as there are days in the year, but with all those choices have you ever considered intermittent fasting as part of the plan?
Most people don’t expect to be the recipient of a random act of kindness, but that is what happened recently to Jamie-Lynne Knighten, a young mother of two on a trip to the grocery store when the only credit card she had with her was declined.
Water makes up 71% of the Earth’s surface and comprises 60% of our body’s makeup. Water is essential for every cell to live and for cellular function in both plants and animals. The foods we eat are made up of water but it is the water we drink that is most important for maintaining optimal health.
If you want to lose weight and keep it off, a Harvard study says low-fat diet is not the most effective diet. Here are the reasons.
Most of us have experienced that ten to twenty pounds that creeps up after we turn thirty but, when twenty turns into almost 200 it’s not only disheartening it can lead to diseases. My friend Cathy had digestive problems from the time she was a child. She experienced not only constipation and diarrhea, but nausea and vomiting as well. “I have a tendency to internalize stress,” she told me, “and I have always had a lot of stress in my life.” Even so, she was able to stay height weight proportionate at 5’5” and 120 pounds until 1975 when she married the love of her life.
A new study in the Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science has found taking vitamin C helps lower fasting blood sugar in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) by an average of 21mg/dl, although it did not have a definitive effect on glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c). The research included 38 articles; 26 observational studies and 12 random controlled trials (RCTs).
A new potentially life-changing device for people with Type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) is one step closer to being available for general use on patients. The device, which is the size of a Band-Aid, is made by ViaCyte, Inc. and delivers human progenitor stem cells designed to regenerate pancreatic cells that produce insulin. ViaCyte is headquartered in San Diego, California with additional operations in Athens, Georgia and is funded in part by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).
Whether you’re a Starbuck’s fan or a Dunkin’ donuts coffee addict, a new study published in the medical journal Circulation authored by Dr. Ming Ding, of the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts will interest you. The long term study has shown that drinking moderate amounts of coffee may not be a bad idea. Researchers followed more than 200,000 doctors and nurses for up to 30 years has found that people who drank three to five cups of coffee daily had a 15 percent lower risk of dying prematurely from heart disease, stroke, diabetes, neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s, and suicide. Cancer was not a disease process found to have an improved life expectancy. 
Early in 2015, it was announced that the world’s first viable, inhalable form of insulin, Afrezza, was about to hit the market. Another similar drug, Exubera, marketed by Pfizer in 2005, failed in marketplace showing as well as efficacy due to the enormous size of the delivery device, and was taken off the market within two years.
Rates of Sexually transmitted diseases such as gonorrhea, syphilis, and chlamydia are on the rise and shockingly, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) about 10 million of the 20 million cases are between the ages of 15-24.
Minimalism can have a positive impact on your mental health, which includes your stress level and your ability to enjoy and appreciate life. This discussion of minimalism refers to a lifestyle or philosophy (it’s a toss-up as to which category it falls into) and not the artistic or architectural concept of minimalism.
Maybe you are trying to cut carbs to lose weight; maybe you just want to cut down on sugar. Either way, there will come a time when most people have cravings. So, if sugar is your kryptonite, you should consider taking L-glutamine.
Leaky gut syndrome (LGS) has been in the news - a lot - probably because it’s one of the major problems in the world today, affecting millions of people, especially those who eat highly processed foods, sugar, flour, and animal products.
Do you have gas, bloating and frequent infections? you may have leaky gut syndrome. Here are the symptoms and how to heal your gut and feel better.
Everyone has heard the term “superbug” which refers to bacteria, viruses such as HIV and Ebola, parasites, fungi and an ever-increasing list which threaten global health. Superbugs are those that are resistant to treatment. There are many drug resistant bacteria - Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus (VRE), Multi-drug Resistant Tuberculosis (MDR-TB), Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) and Acinetobacter baumannii (CRA), resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae and Strep A, as well as multi-drug resistant Escherichia coli - all of which can be deadly. Even gonorrhea has become multidrug- and cephalosporin-resistant, but, perhaps the most common and well known is methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).
Scientists can be an arrogant lot of people, so it takes proof to humble and change views, yet Dr. John Dick, Senior Scientist at the Princess Margaret Cancer Center, University Health Network (UHN) in Toronto, Canada has done just that. Dr. Dick has worked for over 25 years in stem cell research and molecular genetics. Recently, he and his team discovered that the body’s mechanism by which all blood cells develop, hematopoiesis, does not function the way previously thought. The discovery means that what every person who has studied even basic biology and has learned about blood cell formation since the 1960’s, is incorrect.
An apple a day really does keep the doctor away. Scientists have found that eating just one apple a day can lower your risk of diabetes by 28%.  But that’s not all.
Mangos while said to be the most eaten fruit on the planet may be one of the most underappreciated. Growing up in the southern U.S. mangos weren’t exactly part of our diet. I was in my 50’s before I came to appreciate this amazing fruit. Mangos belong to the drupe family meaning the fruit has a pit like peaches and apricots, as well as olives and dates. Mangos are a superfood that is high in fiber, vitamins, anti-oxidants, enzymes, and flavonoids. 
Scientists have been searching for answers to the problem of cancer growth for decades by studying the mechanisms of cancer and looking for ways to induce cancerous cells to be reprogrammed to commit cellular death or apoptosis. While normal cells have a definitive life cycle, cancer cells to not abide by the same physiologic rules.