Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Sunday, March 27, 2016
Contradictory videos on type 2 diabetes and diet:
Reversing Type 2 diabetes starts with ignoring the guidelines | Sarah Hallberg | TEDxPurdueU (low carb, high fat)
Tackling diabetes with a bold new dietary approach: Neal Barnard at TEDxFremont (low fat, high carb)
The Food we were born to eat (High carb)
Dean Ornish: Healing through diet (Low fat, good carbs)
Can Superman End Diabetes?
A 12-Hour Window for a Healthy Weight
Why fasting bolsters brain power
Plant-strong & healthy living
How to make healthy eating unbelievably easy
Eat for real change
Why we must stop ignoring the psychology of weight loss
Too much protein in middle age 'as bad as smoking'
Winning The Mental Battle of Physical Fitness and Obesity
High-intensity physical exercise will boost your health
Can Exercise Change your Brain?
Why some people find exercise harder than others
Sugar the Bitter Truth
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Monday, January 18, 2016
Saturday, September 5, 2015
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
The grim spike in the statistics is linked to the typical start date of the new school term after the summer holiday has ended.
"The long break from school enables you to stay at home, so it's heaven for those who are bullied," Nanae said. "When summer ends, you have to go back. And once you start worrying about getting bullied, committing suicide might be possible."..
Nanae thinks the Japanese education system's focus on collective thinking is at the root cause of the problem.
"In Japan, you have to fall in line with other people. And if you cannot do that, you're either ignored or bullied," she said. "You are required to have a unified opinion, and it crushes the uniqueness every person has. But that uniqueness is not something to destroy."
Some experts agree. Child psychiatrist Dr. Ken Takaoka said the suicide rate increases when school restarts because schools "prioritize collective (action). Children who do not get along in a group will suffer."'
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Friday, July 17, 2015
Saturday, June 27, 2015
'Based on the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee's recent recommendations, this Viewpoint urges the US Department of Agriculture and US Department of Health and Human Services to remove limits on total fat consumption in their 2015 Dietary Guideline to promote consumption of healthful fat.'
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Saturday, June 20, 2015
Monday, June 15, 2015
Saturday, June 13, 2015
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
And in the three cases where I could see supporting data about premium revenue and losses, those losses appear to be large. Moda of Oregon says that its claims were 139 percent of revenue, making for a margin of -61 percent. If I am reading their somewhat confusing table right, Health Service Corporation of New Mexico says it lost $23 million on revenue of $121 million. CareFirst of Maryland says that claims were 120 percent of revenue, which if we add in some money to pay for overhead, amounts to ... less than or equal to what they're asking from regulators. I can't find claims experience data for Tennessee, but that state told the Wall Street Journal that it lost $141 million on exchange plans last year.
Now, this is not the whole story. These are only the biggest insurers in some states…'
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Thursday, April 30, 2015
'Think salt is causing your blood pressure to spike? You may be surprised by this new study — it's low potassium (maybe)'
Thursday, April 23, 2015
In an article for a leading health journal the authors – who include British cardiologist Dr Aseem Malhotra, an outspoken critic of the food industry – accuse food and drink firms such as Coca-Cola of having wrongly emphasised how physical activity and sport can help prevent people becoming very overweight.
The truth, they say, is that while physical activity is useful in reducing the risk of developing heart disease, dementia and other conditions, it "does not promote weight loss".
"In the past 30 years, as obesity has rocketed, there has been little change in physical activity levels in the western population. This places the blame for our expanding waistlines directly on the type and amount of calories consumed."
The authors add: "Members of the public are drowned by an unhelpful message about maintaining a 'healthy weight' through calorie counting, and many still wrongly believe that obesity is entirely due to lack of exercise." '
Monday, April 20, 2015
'liquid biopsy and through recent and very expensive techniques the doctors might only need a blood sample in order to test for cancer DNA in the body. The test is able to find tiny traces of such DNA material in the patient's blood.
The thing with the blood draw is that it bears benefits for both the patient and the doctor; the patient goes to less trouble than undergoing a traditional biopsy or even a CT scan; and the oncologist can be sure about the efficiency of a treatment and it offers a more stable monitoring tool. If the treatment appears to be failing, oncologists will know to abandon it quicker, sparing the patient of unnecessary side effects and offering the possibility of trying out better alternatives...
The largest study so far used the test on 126 lymphoma patients – a study conducted by the National Cancer Institute. The results were published in The Lancet Oncology. Apparently, the test was so accurate that it could predict the reappearance of cancer with up to 3 months before CT scans could finally detect them.'