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Fasting for lab tests isn't good for patients with diabetes - Dotemirates

Fasting for lab tests isn't good for patients with diabetes

Fasting before getting your blood drawn for cholesterol tests is common practice, but new research from Michigan State University shows it is a contributing factor of low blood sugar, or hypoglycemia, in patients who take diabetes medications. The study, published in the International Journal of Endocrinology, shows that people with are more likely to experience FEEHD—fasting-evoked en route in diabetes—than they would if they hadn't fasted. The "en route" comes from who have an episode while driving to a lab for work. Saleh Aldasouqi, an endocrinologist in the College of Human Medicine, explained that eating before a lab test does...


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01/07/2019

Outdoor smoking now banned in Sweden in certain places

An outdoor smoking ban in Sweden in certain public places, including playgrounds and train station platforms, has taken effect. The ban, which started Monday, means smoking in outdoor sections of restaurants and entrances to designated booths for smokers is prohibited. The ban also includes e-cigarettes. Official figures show only 11% of the Swedish population of 10 million smoked daily in 2016, with about 10% smoking occasionally. In May 2005, Sweden banned smoking in bars and restaurants. According to the new law, the goal is to make the Scandinavian country smoke-free by 2025.

Alcohol causes harm to people who are in close proximity to alcoholics

Washington: People who are in close proximity or connection with alcoholics can experience harm because of their drinking, according to a study led by an Indian-origin scientist. According to the research, published in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, an estimated 53 million adults in the US experienced harm because of someone else's drinking in the last 12 months. Researchers led by Madhabika B Nayak of the Alcohol Research Group in the US analysed data of 8,750 adults who answered questions from two databases in 2015 – the National Alcohol's Harm to Others Survey and the National Alcohol...

How does human brain encode visual information

Washington: We are surrounded by so many colours and shapes that we can distinguish visually but have you ever wondered how our brain interprets them? A recent study has shown that there are neurons that respond selectively to particular combinations of colour and shape. The study was published in the journal 'Science'. "New genetic sensors and imaging technologies have allowed us to more thoroughly test the link between visual circuits that process colour and shape. These findings provide valuable insight about how visual circuits are connected and organised in the brain," said Edward Callaway, senior author of the study. Similar...

Using liquor bottles for decoration can be harmful

Washington: We all love to preserve the well-decorated liquor bottle. However, it comes with its own risk. Glass and enamelled decoration on bottles of beer, wines, and spirits contain harmful levels of the poisonous element including lead and cadmium, suggests a study. The study published in the journal 'Environmental Science and Technology' analysed both the glass and enamelled decorations on a variety of clear and coloured bottles readily available in shops and supermarkets. "It has always been a surprise to see such high levels of toxic elements in the products we use on a daily basis. This is just another...

Sodium intake can be the cause of gastrointestinal bloating

Washington: People tend to report more gastrointestinal bloating when they consume a diet high in salt, recent findings suggest. The scientists re-analysed data from a large clinical trial--the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension-Sodium trial (DASH-Sodium)--conducted two decades ago, and found that high sodium intake increased bloating among trial participants. The researchers also found that the high-fiber DASH diet increased bloating among trial participants compared to a low-fiber control diet. The study was published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology. "Bloating is one of the leading gastrointestinal complaints in the US and can be exacerbated in some people by a high-fiber...
01/07/2019

Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder named Harvard fellow

A former Michigan governor who's been criticized for his administration's role in the Flint water crisis is headed to Harvard University to teach and study subjects related to state and local government. Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government announced Sunday that Rick Snyder begins work as a senior research fellow Monday. His fellowship is with the school's Taubman Center for State and Local Government. Center Director Jeffrey Liebman says in a statement the two-term Republican governor brings "expertise in management, public policy and promoting civility." Snyder says he looks forward to sharing his experiences. He's previously said he's most...