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New Treatment for Diabetes By Reprogramming Cells

Diabetes treatment and human cell

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.

Melissa McCarthy - The Incredible Shrinking Funny Lady Diets Away Over 50 Pounds

Melissa McCarthy Diet

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.

Vascular Dementia is Not Alzheimer's Disease

vascular dementia is not Alzheimer's disease

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.

You Will Be Surprised To Learn The Percentage of Polled Women Who Are "Body Positive"

Women's health and body image perception

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.

5 Healthy Travel Trends for the New Year

Travel health trends

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.

How One Woman Healed her Leaky Gut and Lost Over 100 Pounds

gut treatment with 100 pound weight loss

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.

Huge Tehran Research Shows Vitamin C Found to Lower Blood Sugar in Type 2 Diabetes

Vitamin C and lowering blood Sugar

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).

New Cell Therapy Product Closer to Reality for Type 1 Diabetics

Viacyte

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).

The Health Benefit of The Second Cup of Coffee

Coffee Benefits

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. [1]

Sanofi's inhalable insulin Afrezza new hope for diabetes treatment

Afrezza for diabetes treatment

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.

Superbugs - When Antibiotics are Worse Than Diseases Like MRSA

Antibiotics

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).

New Stem Cell Research Changes What We thought We Knew about Human Blood Cell Formation

Blood cell formation dick canana

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.

Benefits of Mango and Why Mangos Are a Superfood

Mango

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. [1][8]

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