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Increase in sugar...decrease in brain function!!!

Long term effects of increase in blood sugar namely blindness, malfunction of the kidneys are known. But what about their immediate effects??. The researchers of Virginia have now come out with astonishing details that a raise in the blood sugar decreases the brain function. ..More than 100 adults with type 1 diabetes hwo had four symptoms which included, being sleepy; having dry eyes, nose or mo...

Panel suggests selling allergy drugs OTC

An advisory committee to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommended that three popular allergy drugs are safe enough to be used without a prescription. The FDA does not have to follow the advice of its advisory committee, though it usually does. There is no deadline for making a decision. // ...."Drugs are prescription for a reason. They have the ability to do both good and harm. Claritin...

Diabetics Can Now Be Able To Control Both Blood Sugar And Their Weight

Type 2 diabetics can now control their blood sugar without gaining weight or increasing their insulin doses, say researchers according to a new study.// In an effort to achieve near normal control of blood sugar research has resulted in a variety of drugs that lower blood sugar levels while improving blood pressure and lipid levels in the blood. Despite these advances, diabetics have had a diffic...

Testing for blood sugar levels made easier

The foundation of diabetics care is the regular monitoring of blood sugar levels. But doctors say that many patients do not adhere to this routine because of inconvenience or discomfort, as this requires multiple blood samples to be taken by puncturing// their fingers or forearm. However, researchers from University of Texas have discovered a new non-invasive test, using optical coherence tomogra...

Suggestions to reduce global heart disease burden

Heart disease is one of the major killers and both in developed and developing countries heart disease leads to millions of years of healthy life lost - through premature death and disability. Researchers at the World Health Organization have put forward a number of measures that could reduce the number of years lost to heart disease. According to these researchers, preventive measures could be d...

Blood Sugar Linked to Deaths in ICU

Even a modest rise in blood sugar during a stay in the intensive care unit can increase someone’s risk of dying, report researchers who studied more //than 1,800 consecutive patients admitted to the hospital for various causes. ....High blood sugar, or hyperglycemia, is a common problem among critically ill patients, regardless of whether they are diabetic or not. The condition can be caused by...

Sugar Cravings

Waking up late at night, when hunger strikes may seem a familiar story for many. Researchers say sugar cravings occur because people do // not eat enough throughout the day. People tend to get too hungry, and when this happens they tend to crave carbs and sweets . ..Studies show when people starve themselves or diet, they become depressed, irritable and angry. When these same people resume norma...

Effective Control Of Blood Sugar Levels

Researchers say about 1 million people in the United States have type 1 diabetes. In type 1 diabetes, the body destroys insulin-producing beta // cells in the pancreas. Intense blood sugar monitoring may help people with type 1 diabetes reduce their risk of nerve damage. Researchers studied more than 1,400 patients with type 1 diabetes. Each participant was assigned to practice either standard or...

Sugar - Sweetened Drinks Found To Increase Risk of Diabetes

New research shows consuming sugar-sweetened soft drinks may increase a woman’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes.// ..For the study researchers followed women between ages 26 and 46 for eight years. At the start of the study, none of the participants had diabetes or any other serious illnesses. Results show women who drank one or more sodas a day gained more weight and were nearly twice as lik...

Elevated Blood Sugar Levels A Risk Factor Of Heart Disease

High levels of glycosylated hemoglobin, or HA1c, may be an independent risk factor for cardiovascular events, such as heart disease // and stroke, according to the new research. Two new studies show a strong link between blood sugar control and the development of heart disease and stroke. ..In a six-year study of more than 10,000 people, investigators found a 21-percent increase in cardiovascular...

Better Control Of Sugar Levels

In order to help combat an increased risk for life-threatening cardiovascular diseases, people with type I and type II diabetes would be well // advised to monitor their blood sugar levels more than the standard twice a day, according to a new study. ..Researchers conducted a meta-analysis of 13 previously published observational studies focused on the relationship between blood sugar levels and...

Link Between High Blood Sugar And Behavioral Changes

Low blood sugar levels are known to cause cognitive and behavioral changes in diabetics, but results of a recent study show that high blood sugar // has a similar effect. ..The study showed that type 2 diabetics have impaired cognitive functioning and experience deterioration in mood when their blood sugar is high. Diabetics' bodies have difficulty controlling blood sugar levels due to insulin d...

Herb Found To Be Effective In Controlling Blood Sugar Levels

Researchers have found a herb used in traditional Indian medicine to treat diabetes seems to lower blood sugar and insulin levels // in a manner similar to prescription drugs. ..The study examined the effectiveness of a herb called salacia oblonga, which is native to regions of India and Sri Lanka. Salacia oblonga binds to intestinal enzymes that break down carbohydrates in the body. These enzyme...

Sugar-Free Yogurt Can Stop Bad Breath

In the 83rd General Session of the International Association for Dental Research held in Baltimore, US, Japanese scientists have presented the results of a study// that says eating sugar-free yogurt is good for people suffering from bad breath. ....Oral bad odor or so called bad breath is caused by harmful bacteria and sulfide compounds like hydrogen sulfide. The study revealed that volunteers wh...

Study suggests symptom driven therapy for adults with asthma

For adults with the problem of asthma, it may help if they take corticosteroid medication when required, and not //take anti-inflammatory medication regularly. ....People who took corticosteroids whenever they had the symptoms of an attack had the same rate of severe attacks and asthma related decline in lung function as those who were treated with the standard treatment of daily long-term contro...

Grandmother’s diet in pregnancy can affect grandchildren’s blood sugr

Research had shown that diet taken during pregnancy not only decides the health// of the fetus, it may affect the health of children of children as well. ....In a study to understand fetal development and mother’s diet, scientists of Mexico had found out about long-term influence on the genetic code of the fetus that may affect the health of the next few generations. Their research had provided e...

High blood pressure during sleep may cause high blood sugar

Researchers at University of Michigan Medical School say that for people whose blood pressure do not lower //during night may also have high blood sugar levels. ....In a healthy normal person blood pressure tends to lower while sleeping at night. However, drinking till late night, or sleep disturbances may elevate the nighttime blood pressures. ....The new research points out to the fact such h...

Blood Sugar Kept In Control By Novel Protein

Scientists claim that a new protein identified can help in the treatment of metabolic disorders such as type 2 diabetes. The protein has already shown promising results by extending lifespan in yeast, worms and flies // and is known to keep blood sugar under control in mice. ..Experiments have demonstrated that mice with an excess of the protein Sirt1 in cells of the pancreas have improved glucos...

Sugar Helps Control Cell Division

Johns Hopkins scientists have discovered that a deceptively simple sugar is in fact a critical regulator of cells' natural life cycle.// ....The discovery reveals that, when disturbed, this process could contribute to cancer or other diseases by failing to properly control the steps and timing of cell division, the researchers say. .. ....The sugar, known as O-GlcNAc (pronounced oh-GLUCK-nack), i...

Sugar may help cure cancer

London: A complex natural sugar could be the answer for may help cancer, researchers say.....A complex natural sugar from the glucose family that blocked the growth of tumours in tests in mice, reports online edition of New Scientist. // .. ..The technique, used by researchers in Gordon Jayson Manchester’s Christie’s Hospital and others, uses a complex natural sugar called heparin. During the te...

Sugars Could Contain Key Cancer Inhibiting Compounds

An Association for International Cancer Research team has come out with the startling finding that a natural compound found in glucose blocks the development of tumors in mice. This discovery could be vital in fighting cancer and // related illnesses... ..The sugar molecules work by blocking the hormones that are essential for the growth of blood vessels in the tumor. In effect they strangle the...

Study Suggests Filtering Out Useless Information To Enhance Memory

Contradicting the age-old conception that memory capacity is solely dependent on how much information you can cram into the brain, a recent research demonstrates that //filtering out useless information can help people increase their capacity to remember what is really important... ..The study, which appears in the Nov. 24 issue of the prestigious journal Nature, demonstrates that awareness, or v...

After sugar it is salt’s turn to come under the scientist's eye

In a startling study it has been found that low weight babies have higher taste liking for salt. This study was conducted at Monell Chemical Senses Centre//. It sheds light on the reason for taste preference of some people for salt. .. ..The results of the study points that a person's liking for salty taste may be related to how much was the weight at birth. .. ..The Monell researchers found an i...

Cough Syrups No More Effective Than Sugar Water

Over-the-counter cough syrup may not be as effective as it is claimed to be. Therefore purchase of cough syrup from the American Medicine cabinet// is viewed as nothing more than a waste of money according to a group of national doctors. ......Based on the above finding, several recommendations have been put across for the effective treatment of coughs by the American College of Chest Physicians...

Women Portray Stronger Immune Response As Compared to Men, Study Suggests

Stronger Immune response in women could be the reason why isolated women are less vulnerable to falling ill and death as compared to men, says a study// . ..The study is an eye-opener to the upcoming proof that there exist health differences in men and women and perhaps holds a clue to the reason why socially isolated men are prone to disease, as compared to isolated women. ..Previous studies h...

A simple answer to teen weight loss: Reducing sugary drinks

According to a study published in March issue of Paediatrics, Children's Hospital Boston report that a novel intervention to limit consumption of sugary drinks –home deliveries of noncaloric beverages – had a beneficial effect on weight loss. // ....Cara Ebbeling, PhD, and David Ludwig, MD, PhD, in the hospital's Division of Endocrinology, led the randomized, controlled trial; enrolled 103 childr...

Short Sprint to Aid in Blood Sugar Recovery among Type 1 Diabetes

According to an Australian study conducted by Dr Paul Fournier of the University of Western Australia it was found that a 10-second // sprint after exercise reduces the risk of low blood sugar in young people with insulin-dependent (type 1) diabetes. ..This decreases the risk of early post exercise hypoglycemia in individuals with type 1 diabetes. The findings were published in the journal Diabe...

Genetic Mutation in Mice Suggests Extinct Mammoth Had Light and Dark Fur

Biologists at the University of California, San Diego have found that the main color differences among Florida’s mice—which are darker on the mainland//, but lighter on the barrier islands to blend in with the white sand dunes—are largely due to a simple genetic mutation. ....Their discovery, detailed in the July 7 issue of the journal Science, is one of the first to demonstrate how a small chang...

Single Sugar Enables Antibody to Treat Inflammation

For years, researchers have struggled to understand how IVIG worked. Its ability to treat autoimmune diseases seemed to be an apparent contradiction.// ....Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) is a complex mixture of IgG antibodies made from human plasma that contains the pooled antibodies from thousands of people, and is only FDA-approved to treat a few assorted conditions; nonetheless, practitio...

Teething Problems – Fight Sugar For Children’s Dental Healh

Timing and frequency has never been so important when it comes to dental care in children. It appears that these factors are extremely crucial in offsetting cavities and tooth decay, according to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD). // .. ..In the words of Dr. Phil Hunke, representing AAPD "Most parents know that they need to watch what their kids eat and make them brush regularly...

Is Chromium Treatment to Control Blood Sugar Effective?

It was reported according to a previous study that high dose of chromium is used to control blood sugar levels. This is reported only in specific populations// of patients with type 2 diabetes. ..But according to the new study conducted by Dr. Nanne Kleefstra, of Isala Clinics, Zwolle, the Netherlands, and colleagues it said that high-dose chromium supplementation does not improve blood-sugar co...

Majority of Middle Aged People Suffer from - High BP, High Sugar, Pot Belly

With rising stress levels and erratic lifestyle playing havoc with health, a new study has found that more than half of the population over the age of 40 suffers// from metabolic syndrome, a condition which predisposes people to heart attack and stroke. ...."As high as 52 per cent of the people in the age group of 40-70 years were found to have metabolic syndrome, a condition signified by combin...

Meira Kumar Suggests Monitoring Systems To Check Drug Abuse

Expressing serious concern over growing problems due to use of drugs in northeastern states, Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Meira Kumar today suggested effective monitoring // and reporting systems in the region to check it. ....There is a need to establish effective drug use monitoring and reporting systems for all seven-sister states in the northeastern region,Kumar said while rele...

Sugarcane Disease Causes Farm to be Quarantined

Following an outbreak of exotic sugar cane disease the Queensland Department of Primary Industries (DPI) has quarantined a farm near // Childers, south-west of Bundaberg. ..Although the DPI has not yet confirmed what the disease is, it claims that the potential effects could be serious...The general manager of plant biosecurity, Chris Adriaansen, has stated that DPI officials have begun a trace-...

Doctors Suggest Tax on High Calorie Diet to Deter Intake

Doctors at the American Medical Association's annual conference are planning to demand the government to levy heavy tax on the America's soft drinks industry //. This is to mainly combat the nation's obesity epidemic. The issue mainly addresses the sweeteners put in sugary drinks and also the amount of salt added to burgers and processed foods. The move was taken to reduce the number of deaths l...

Malaysian health minister asks to cut down the intake of sugar

According to the Malaysian Health Minister Chua Soi Lek the people consume increased quantity of sugar than necessary. Hence he requested the people to cut down// their sugar intake to move towards a healthy lifestyle. According to the statistics Malaysians on an average consume about 125 mg of sugar everyday. ..This is extremely high as the health officials say that the body requires just about...

Sugar variant may make a world of difference to Alzheimers disease

A novel study by Canadian researchers has revealed that variants of a sugar, is found to improve Alzheimers disease in mice//. Though these studies are still in ithe nascent stages, these findings could mean better methods of treatment to manage Alzheimers and even offset the onslaught... .. A type of sugar, termed as cyclohexanehexol, or inositol did not cause the collection of amyloid a deposit...

Sugarcane Smut Attack Over $800 Million Worth Crop

‘Don't panic’ said the Queensland Government to cane growers regarding the spread of a rare disease which might engulf about $800 million //worth crops – according to estimates. ..A total of 8 properties, were found to confirm by authorities to be affected by sugarcane smut disease. The initial case showed as a fine black powder of fungal spores spotted on cane paddock near Childers. ..Since a...

Sugar Soy Sauce Marinades Quashes Cops

According to a research conducted by Dr. Bing-Huei Chen and colleagues it was found that marinating meats may help reduce unhealthy cholesterol //compounds that form during cooking. ..The research was conduced in Fu Jen University in Taipei, Taiwan. Cholesterol Oxidation Products (COPs) is produced when cholesterol-rich foods are processed or heated in excess. COPs are deleterious and affect the...

Study Suggests Links Between Diabetes And Multiple Sclerosis

People with type-1 diabetes are more prone to develop multiple sclerosis (MS) in comparison to non-diabetic people, a Denmark study reveals.// ....Both type-1 diabetes and MS are auto-immune diseases, where the body builds up an aberrant immune response against itself, attacking insulin-producing cells in patients with diabetes, and the myelin sheath of the neurons in those suffering from MS. ....
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