Few Veterans Use Weight Loss Medicine Despite The Need

UPI reports that a new study shows America’s veterans desperately need weight loss management, but few actually pursue treatment. According to the study, approximately 41 percent of veterans are obese and 37 percent are overweight. Obesity can increase the risk of diabetes, depression, hypertension, various cancers, and other chronic conditions. Varsha G. Vimalananda, researcher from […]

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Latest UK News – Gavin Williamson accuses May of ‘classic smear’ over diabetes claim | Politics News

Former defence secretary Gavin Williamson has accused the prime minister of smearing him with claims he made derogatory comments about her diabetes. Theresa May also reportedly blocked Mr Williamson from involving British troops in military action in Africa. Mr Williamson told Sky’s defence correspondent Alistair Bunkall: “It is absolutely crazy, on both counts. “Of course […]

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‘Breakthrough’ diabetes drug cut kidney and heart disease deaths by a third, trial shows

A breakthrough treatment could help protect hundreds of millions of people from the “21st century epidemic” of deadly diabetic kidney disease, a major trial has found. Research led by the University of Oxford has shown that a once-a-day blood sugar lowering drug, canagliflozin, reduced cases of kidney failure and death by a third in diabetic patients. There are […]

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Diabulimia: Diabetics with eating disorder offered NHS therapy to cope with damaging social media posts

The NHS will target body image concerns stoked on social media as part of bespoke therapy to help hundreds of patients with a diabetes-related eating disorder. Diabulimia is a condition where people with type 1 diabetes restrict their insulin to lose weight. Though the condition is rare, growing awareness and its potentially serious complications have led the NHS to launch pilots in London […]

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Simple As Fat: Eating plan banned from claiming it ‘cures’ diabetes and erectile dysfunction

An eating plan that encourages people to consume high-fat foods has been criticised for suggesting it can “cure” diabetes and erectile dysfunction. Simple as Fat – a low-carb, high-fat diet plan which costs £99 a year – has come under fire from the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) for breaching regulations. In a series of tweets, Simple […]

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Rough On The Gut Foods

According to Business Insider, “Milk is a common digestive irritant in people with lactose intolerance. Artificial sweeteners might save you a few calories, but they can also wreak havoc on your digestive system.” Other digestion irritants is the skin of bell peppers and corn. Finally, and non-surprisingly, highly processed food is extremely rough on the […]

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Labour vows to ban ‘grossly irresponsible’ cartoon characters on sugary cereals to tackle child obesity crisis

Tony the Tiger, Coco the Monkey and the menagerie of cartoon mascots that adorn children’s breakfast cereals would be banished from box fronts under a Labour government, deputy leader Tom Watson has said. Refined sugar is “every bit as deadly” as tobacco, and the advertising industry’s tactic of using playful characters to appeal to children […]

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The Free Self-Care You Should Be Doing Right Now

Self care culture is currently super popular. Companies are pushing bath bomb and adult coloring books. Lifehacker, however, recently listed the free and reasonable self care people should actually be doing. They said you should feed yourself healthy food, so you don’t crave junk food. They also said you should make your exercise goals realistic. […]

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How the flu can turn deadly

Seven children have died and many more are being hospitalised as flu activity increases across the US, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Although most people do not die from the flu, young children and people with other illnesses, such as heart disease, lung disease and diabetes are at elevated risks. Experts […]

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