Common painkillers double risk of heart attack, stroke, study says
Many reach for painkillers to get rid of headaches or reduce fever, but the common pills could raise your risk of heart disease or stroke, according to a new report. Source: Common Read more
Probiotics: If you don’t just poop them out, they may muck up your guts
There’s a pungent cloud of hype and hope around probiotics—and researchers have long tried to clear the air about what the bowel-blasting products can ( and mostly can’t) Read more on Arstechnica
Heavy Teen Boys May Face Higher Heart Disease Risk as Adults
Just a few extra pounds during adolescence may translate into higher odds for heart disease in adulthood, a new study of young men suggests. Source: Heavy Teen Boys May Face Higher Heart Read more
Cruciferous Veggie Compound May Suppress Tumor Growth
Cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli contain a compound that may be a weapon in the battle against cancer as it has been found to inactivate the WWP1 gene which contributes to growth of Read more
Got food allergies? 8 things dietitians want you to know about how to live with them
Food allergies can range from being a daily nuisance to a deadly threat, and research shows they are growing more and more common. Source: Got food allergies? 8 things dietitians want you Read more
Lilly selling half-price version of popular Humalog insulin
A half-price version of Eli Lilly’s popular Humalog insulin is now available, following the company’s promise in March to offer diabetics a more affordable option amid fierce criticism Read more
Ultraprocessed foods are easy, cheap and could be killing you
Ultraprocessed" describes many foods, including pre-prepared dishes found in grocery store freezers, packaged baked goods, dehydrated soups, ice cream, sugary cereals and fizzy Read more on CNN
Hip Fracture Tied to Vitamin B Supplements
High doses of vitamin B supplementation may put women at risk for fracture, according to a new study. Source: Hip Fracture Tied to Vitamin B Read more
CVS (Cyclical Vomiting Syndrome) Support Group
Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome (CVS) is an uncommon, unexplained disorder that is characterized by recurrent, prolonged episodes of severe nausea, vomiting and prostration with no apparent cause. Read more
PCOS Facial Hair, Electrolysis & Laser Hair Removal
Insulin & Male/Female Hormones all affect female facial hair. By controlling these you can find success in removing unwanted hair permanently with electrolysis Source: PCOS Facial Hair, Electrolysis & Laser Hair Read more
Lifestyle intervention leads to reduced medication in new type 2 diabetes study
A Dutch lifestyle intervention has helped people with type 2 diabetes reduce their medication doses over a six-month period. Source: Lifestyle intervention leads to reduced Read more
Could Eating Fermented Foods Improve Your Digestive Health?
This won’t save you from an otherwise poor diet, but it may help as part of a complete approach. Source: Could Eating Fermented Foods Improve Your Digestive Read more
Stimulant Potentially Dangerous to Health, FDA Warns
dietary supplements containing dimethylamylamine (DMAA) are no longer distributed or available for sale to consumers Read more on FDA.gov
Breast Cancer Death Risk Falls With Low-Fat Diet
Women who consumed a balanced diet and reduced fat intake did not significantly lower their risk of developing breast cancer but were less likely to die of breast cancer, data from Read more
Why Food Could Be the Best Medicine of All
Can changing your diet combat chronic diseases like diabetes? Source: Why Food Could Be the Best Medicine of Read more
Patient Hurt by Do-It-Yourself Artificial Pancreas Prompts FDA Warning
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned diabetics against building their own artificial pancreas system to help control blood sugar levels after a patient using one suffered an Read more
Folic acid supplements show potential as ‘novel’ protective measure for gestational diabetes
Women who take at least 400 µg per day of folic acid supplements before they become pregnant may be at lower risk for the development of gestational diabetes, according to findings Read more
How to help your child eat healthily
A key part of the city’s strategy for tackling obesity was a focus on pre-school children and offering parents classes in how to encourage their children to be healthy. Source: How Read more
Are you struggling with your weight and eating habits?
I know you’re busy and barely have time for yourself.  Between work, taking care of children, caring for parents, volunteering, church, and squeezing in time for your spouse and friends, Read more
To control blood sugar, set strict meal times
A small study has found that men who are at risk of diabetes could benefit from following a time-restricted diet, which can improve blood sugar control. Source: To control blood sugar, set Read more
The 500 Insulin Rule (aka 450 Rule)
The 500 Rule (aka 450 Rule) is a great way to estimate how many grams of carbohydrate will be covered by one unit of Humalog or Novolog insulin. Source: The 500 Rule (aka 450 Read more
Acids found in coffee, fruit and vegetables may help prevent breast cancer
Breast cancer risk after menopause may be lowered by as much as 65% by consuming more food and liquids with certain kinds of phenolic acids, some of which can be found in coffee, fruits and Read more
A third of type 1 diabetes is misdiagnosed in the over 30s
A new study shows that 38 percent of patients with type 1 diabetes occurring after age 30 were initially treated as type 2 diabetes (without insulin). Researchers found that half of those Read more
Exercise Boosts Memory in Patients With Heart Failure
Two-thirds of patients with heart failure have cognitive problems, according to research presented at EuroHeartCare 2019, a scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology. Read more
A capsule tricks your stomach into feeling full
A new capsule was recently cleared by the US Food and Drug Administration to help adults who are overweight or obese shed some pounds when used along with diet and exercise, according to Read more
Celiac Disease 101 — Get the Facts!
Celiac disease is a hereditary autoimmune intestinal disorder that affects both children and adults. Overview of symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. Source: Celiac Disease 101 — Get the Read more
Insulin Patch
Insulin patches are currently an experimental form of insulin delivery that are at an early stage of research. Source: Insulin Read more
Parkinson’s Disease: Nutrition Matters
People with PD are at increased risk for malnutrition; yet, with attention to diet, you will feel better, ward off nutrition-related diseases, and prevent hospitalization. A stay in the Read more
Risk for Cancer Increased in Men, Women With Type 2 Diabetes
 Men and women with type 2 diabetes (T2D) have an increased risk for overall cancer and some site-specific cancers, according to a study published online May 9 in the Journal of Diabetes. Read more
Another Benefit From Bariatric Surgery
More than half of obese patients with urinary incontinence had improvement or resolution of the problem following bariatric surgery, according to a study reported here Source:  Another Read more
Can Prescription Drugs Cause Weight Gain? 
A list of common prescription drugs that may lead to weight gain. Source: Can Prescription Drugs Cause Weight Gain? – Read more
Type 2 diabetes report strikes back at attempts to protect sugary lifestyles
Leading health experts have released an eight-point plan to help combat rising rates of metabolic conditions such as type 2 diabetes. Three of the world’s top cardiologists have come Read more
100 million Americans have chronic pain. Very few use one of the best tools to treat it.
Chronic pain often has no physical cause. Psychotherapy can reduce the suffering. Source: 100 million Americans have chronic pain. Very few use one of the best tools to treat Read more
A short primer on how to Lose Weight — What to Eat and When to Eat
Here’s a startling truth. I can make you fat. Actually, I can make anybody fat. How? I simply prescribe insulin injections. Giving people extra insulin leads inevitably to weight gain. In Read more
On “tough love” and your fat friend’s health.
I was in fourth grade, sitting in a doctor’s office, the first time my face flushed with shame. I was, I had just learned, overweight. Source: On “tough love” and your fat friend’s Read more
Mixed health benefits associated with midday napping in those with type 2 diabetes
Napping in the day may have mixed health benefits in people with type 2 diabetes, researchers have said. A complex relationship exists between sleep and diabetes, so Japanese researchers Read more
No, calories on menus won’t slim down America
Counting calories is now the law of the land. This month, a long-delayed regulation came into effect requiring all food chains with 20 or more locations to list calorie information on their Read more
Blood test may predict who is most at risk for diabetes
Adding a test normally used for diabetes monitoring to employee wellness exams could identify people who don’t have the disease but are at high risk of developing it, a recent study Read more
Meat Proteins Increase Risk of Heart Disease by 60%
Research finds that frequent meat consumption results in a sharp uptick in the baseline risk of cardiovascular disease. Studies suggest determining the effect of amino acids in meat Read more
Deep brain stimulation may offer treatment for type 2 diabetes, study suggests
A surprising — but welcome — side effect of a therapy for obsessive-compulsive disorder may pave the way for a new approach to treating type 2 diabetes. Source: Deep brain stimulation Read more
Issues Related to Shift Work in People with Diabetes 
Extensive literature show that shift work increase insulin resistance, the risk of Type 2 diabetes, and related metabolic abnormalities. Get advice on management related to shift work in Read more
No amount of alcohol, sausage or bacon is safe according to cancer experts
Even small amounts of processed meats and booze increase the risk of a host of cancers outlined in World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) guidelines updated every decade. Source:No amount of Read more
Poor sleep may fuel harmful eating habits and diabetes
Sleep deprivation can make you crave more junk food, warns a new study. And, giving in to these poor eating habits may contribute to the risk of diabetes. Source: Poor sleep may fuel Read more
Green tea compound holds promise for preventing heart attacks
It’s not a huge newsflash that green tea has some pretty impressive health benefits, but a new study has identified a specific compound found in the tea that could be recruited into Read more
Is the Ketogenic Diet Safe for People With Diabetes?
Ketogenic diet is a very low-carbohydrate, high-fat eating plan that may aid in weight loss and blood sugar control. Find out if it is right for you. Source: Is the Ketogenic Diet Safe for Read more
5 highlights from the CDC’s latest report on heart disease
The CDC’s most recent Health, United Statesreport, released this April, reveals the extent to which racial and ethnic disparities in the U.S. affect cardiovascular care and rates of Read more
CPAP Mask Not a Prescription for Heart Troubles
Using a breathing device to treat sleep apnea may help you get a good night’s rest, but it might not lower your risk of dying from a stroke or heart condition, a new analysis Read more
Food Allergy Myths and Facts
Dr. David Stukus explains five myths and facts about food allergies. He discusses blood and skin tests, egg allergy and vaccinations, shellfish allergies and iodine, and the role of Read more
Reducing Risk of Peanut Allergy – A Review of New Guidelines
New guidelines released in 2017 may help prevent the development of peanut allergy. The guidelines recommend early introduction of peanut-containing foods to infants as early as 4 and 6 Read more
Current Topics in Food Allergy Law
A review of current legal cases and issues related to food allergies including accommodations at restaurants, private member clubs, preschools and more. Guest speakers: The Allergy Law Read more
Creating Pantry Solutions Without Milk, Eggs, Nuts, Wheat and Soy
Kids With Food Allergies hosted food allergy cookbook author Colette Martin for a free webinar. Colette showed us how to create replacements free of dairy, eggs, soy, wheat, gluten, and Read more
Oral Food Challenges for Food Allergy
Guest speaker Dr. Irene Mikhail explains Oral Food Challenges. Oral food challenges are used to diagnose food allergy or to check if a food allergy has been outgrown. This educational Read more
Coping with Food Allergy Anxiety
Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) hosted a webinar on August 11, 2015 on Coping With Food Allergy Anxiety: Back to School and More. Source:Coping with Food Allergy Read more
Prepare for School with Food Allergies and Asthma
Kids With Food Allergies (KFA), a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America hosted a free educational webinar on July 1, 2014 featuring guest speakers David Stukus, MD and Read more
Preventing Food Allergies: Recommendations for Pregnancy and Infancy
  Which infants are at-risk for developing food allergies? Should pregnant women avoid certain foods? Should solid food for infants be introduced early or delayed? Which formulas are Read more
Parties, Play Dates, Babysitters: How to Transition Care for Children with Food Allergies
Kids With Food Allergies hosted a free webinar with guest speakers Dr. Michael Pistiner and Dr. Sarah Boudreau-Romano on the topic of how to train caregivers to hand off care for kids with Read more
Summer Camp with Food Allergies
Kids With Food Allergies (KFA), a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, hosted a free educational webinar on March 10, 2015. Source:Summer Camp with Food Read more
Food Allergy Testing
Dr. David Stukus explains the different food allergy tests and what they mean. He reviews blood allergy tests, skin allergy tests, controversial tests, false positives and much more. This Read more
Food Allergy Baking without Milk, Eggs, Soy, Wheat, Gluten and Nuts
Free webinar presented by Kids With Food Allergies Foundation with guest speaker Colette Martin, author of the cookbook, Learning to Bake Allergen-Free. Topics include replacements for Read more
Flying with Food Allergies : Medical and Legal Concerns
Free webinar featuring guest speakers Laurel Francoeur, JD, and Matthew Greenhawt, MD, MSc. The presentation covers legal restrictions, disability issues, TSA regulations, peanut dust and Read more
Your Questions About Section 504 Plans for Food Allergy
Attorney Laurel Francoeur answers questions from parents about Section 504 Plans for school accommodations of food allergy disability. Presented by Kids With Food Allergies, a division of Read more
A Common Food Additive Is Linked to Insulin Resistance. Here’s What That Means
A common food additive called propionate could alter metabolism in ways that could increase the risk of diabetes, a preliminary study suggests. Source: A Common Food Additive Is Linked to Read more
Here’s How Middle-Aged People, Especially Women, Can Avoid a Heart Attack
Physical fitness is good for the heart, brain and overall health. But a specific type called cardiorespiratory fitness may help predict the odds of having a heart attack, especially for Read more
No ‘One-Size-Fits-All’ Diet for people with Diabetes, Expert Panel Says
There is no one right diet for people with diabetes, and patients should instead have personalized nutrition plans, a new American Diabetes Association (ADA) report says. Source: No Read more
Insulin Resistance: Do We Have It Backwards?
Historically, both diabetes prevention and diabetes treatment have been rooted in the notion that weight gain leads to insulin resistance, perpetuating a medical model for diabetes grounded Read more
5 Minute Breathing Technique May Benefit The Brain & Heart
Inspiratory Muscle Strength Training has been shown in preliminary research to boost cognitive and physical performance as well as cardiovascular health. Source: 5 Minute Breathing Read more
Smoking With Diabetes: A Double Whammy
While cigarette labels warn people about how smoking can cause cancer, researchers believe there are also consequences for diabetic patients. Source: Smoking With Diabetes: A Double Read more
Lifestyle Changes for Heart Attack Prevention
The American Heart Association offers these lifestyle changes to prevent heart attack including quitting smoking, good nutrition, reducing cholesterol, lowering blood pressure, being Read more
Lactose Intolerance: Common Misunderstandings
There is ongoing confusion between lactose intolerance (LI) and cow’s milk allergy (CMA) which may lead to misdiagnosis and inappropriate dietary management. The treatment of LI involves Read more
Study finds diabetes drug may prevent, slow kidney disease
A drug that’s used to help control blood sugar in people with diabetes has now been shown to help prevent or slow kidney disease, which causes millions of deaths each year and requires Read more
Study: Sugar-added labels could prevent 600,000 diabetes cases
Offering consumers more information about added sugar in food products could reduce the number of heart disease and diabetes diagnoses by hundreds of thousands, a new study says. Source: Read more
Omega-6 fatty acids may help prevent heart disease 
The higher the linoleic acid level in the body, the lower the risk of cardiovascular diseases, according to new study analysing nearly 70,000 people in 13 different countries. Linoleic acid Read more
Gestational Diabetes Tied to Youth-Onset Diabetes
Gestational diabetes was associated with higher risk among offspring for diabetes in childhood and adolescence, researchers in Canada reported. Source: Gestational Diabetes Tied to Read more
A Genetic Risk Score Tries to Predict Whether a Child Will Become Highly Over Weight
A still-controversial test could be administered to toddlers to gauge their likelihood of becoming overweight. Source: A Genetic Risk Score Tries to Predict Whether a Child Will Become Read more
Veggies, Fruits and Grains Keep Your Heart Pumping
As if you needed any more proof that fruits, vegetables and whole grains are good for you, a new study finds they may cut your chances of heart failure by 41%. Source: Veggies, Fruits and Read more
Can Excess Weight Shrink Your Brain?
Highly overweight people may show some shrinkage in their brain tissue as early as middle age, a large new study confirms. Source: Can Obesity Shrink Your Read more
Diabetes Drug Metformin May Help Reverse Serious Heart Condition
Researchers say the commonly prescribed diabetes drug helps lower blood pressure, a key factor in reversing symptoms caused by left ventricular hypertrophy. Source: Diabetes Drug Metformin Read more
33 of the most dangerous things science has strongly linked to cancer
Cancer is everywhere. Here are 33 of the most potent, carcinogenic things you can breathe in, swallow, or be around. Source: 33 of the most dangerous things science has strongly linked to Read more
Can your earlobes predict risk for heart attack? If you’re under 60 they can!
Today and tell him the story about when I thought my patients wife was absolutely crazy but it turned out that she was right. There is a little thing mostly unknown in the Healthcare Read more
Food Psych #175: The Truth About Digestion and Gut Health with Marci Evans
Fellow anti-diet dietitian Marci Evans is back! We discuss the intersection of digestive disorders and eating disorders, the risks associated with elimination diets, the role of the gut Read more
Fewer Excess Pounds May Mean Fewer Migraines
For people who carry too much weight and suffer from migraines, dropping some pounds might help ease their pain, new research shows. Source: Fewer Excess Pounds May Mean Fewer Read more
How to Choose The Best Health Insurance Plan for People with Type 1 Diabetes: Key Questions to Ask
Living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) means that having health insurance, and understanding how it works for you, is critical. Whether you are newly diagnosed, moving off your parents’ Read more
Diabetes in pregnancy tied to future heart disease risk
Women with pregnancy-related diabetes are at higher risk for developing cardiovascular disease in the decade after childbirth, a research review suggests. Source: Diabetes in pregnancy tied Read more
A Diet to Ward Off Gum Disease?
People who ate an anti-inflammatory diet rich in fruits, vegetables, nuts and fish were less likely to have gingivitis. Source: A Diet to Ward Off Gum Read more
Restaurant dishes labeled gluten-free often are not
For people with celiac disease, even tiny amounts of gluten in foods can cause trouble, and restaurants may be the hardest places to avoid the hidden protein, a U.S. study suggests. Source: Read more
San Gabriel Patients Pay More for Diabetes Treatment, Study Shows
A new report form the House of Representatives suggests that patients with diabetes in the San Gabriel Valley are paying up to 23 times more for drugs to treat their disease than in other Read more
What Can a Stool Test Diagnose?
If you’ve ever been on a medical odyssey to obtain a diagnosis for bothersome digestive symptoms, chances are someone along the way has ordered a stool analysis test for you. And for Read more
Diabetes creates ‘hidden tax’ for US residents
The average annual cost of diabetes for the entire U.S. population rose 13% between 2012 and 2017, according to findings presented in Diabetes Care. Source: Diabetes creates ‘hidden Read more
A chemical found in burned, charred, and toasted foods has been linked to cancer. Here’s how worried you should be.
Roasted marshmallows contain acrylamide. The chemical acrylamide is found in fried, baked, and roasted foods like coffee and french fries. Because acrylamide was discovered in food somewhat Read more
Why GFCO Gluten-Free Certification Matters
You’ve seen the different gluten-free certification labels on your favorite products at the grocery store. Did you know that not all certification marks hold the same weight and some Read more
How Much Difference Will Eli Lilly’s Half-Price Insulin Make?
The Indianapolis-based drugmaker said Monday that it would offer a generic version of Humalog insulin, one of its best-selling medicines. The move could help blunt criticism about high Read more
Reduce your A1C levels: Lifestyle, diet, and nutrition
The A1C blood test measures how well the body maintains blood glucose levels by giving an average result for 2–3 months. When A1C levels fall, this means there is less glucose in the Read more
As we confront mental health issues, addressing eating disorders is crucial
Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any psychological illness. Every 62 minutes, at least one person in the U.S. dies as a direct result of an eating disorder. Source: As we Read more
Increased whole grains in diet linked to reduced risk for liver cancer
Increased intake of whole grains correlated with a reduced risk for hepatocellular carcinoma among adults regardless of cancer etiology, according to study results published in JAMA Read more
Sedentary lifestyle increases risk for CVD in older women
Older women who were sedentary for long periods of time throughout the day had an increased risk for CVD, according to a study published in Circulation. Source: Sedentary lifestyle Read more
Individualized Diet Best for Blood Glucose? 
Different people’s blood glucose levels can react differently to the same foods, in ways that researchers may be able to predict. Source: Individualized Diet Best for Blood Glucose? Read more
Lowering Insulin Costs
Are expensive items better? When it comes to insulin, it doesn’t seem so, according to a new study. Learn more about lowering the cost of insulin. Source: Lowering Insulin Costs – Read more
Stroke in a can? Study warns of diet drinks’ health risks for women 50 and older
A new study shows women 50 and above who consume more than one diet drink a day have a higher risk for strokes and heart attacks. Source: Stroke in a can? Study warns of diet drinks’ Read more
Take Action to Reduce Your Cancer Risk
Take the first step to live healthier and reduce your cancer risk. Download this free 30-Day Checklist. Source:Take Action to Reduce Your Cancer Read more