Vertebral fractures represent an underrecognized health risk for people with diabetes
People with type 2 diabetes are more likely to develop spinal fractures (vertebral fractures) in comparison to their healthy counterparts.
According to a research, people with both diabetes and vertebral fractures are more than twice as likely as others to experience broken bones elsewhere in the body. Moreover,... read more
Genetic predisposition may be responsible for hatred for heart-healthy veggies
People with the "bitter gene" are 2.6 times more likely to eat fewer vegetables than people who do not have this gene.
Some individuals are extremely sensitive to bitter taste, a common characteristic of many dark green, leafy vegetables like cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts. There are more than 25 different taste receptors in our mouth,... read more
Mental health experts give thumbs-up to the move of making Instagram like counts private
According to the mental health experts, making Instagram like counts private is a good step to alleviate psychological distress in social media users.
The change will still enable Instagram users to see who liked their post but “like” counts will not be visible to followers. It has been reported that some young Instagram users feel like a failure... read more
Increase in severe allergic reactions in England over the last 5 years
A rise in the number of children being admitted to hospital in England for severe allergic reactions every year from the past 5 years has been reported.
Scientists have proposed that various factors such as dietary changes, exposure to microbes and pollution may be responsible for this rise, especially for Western lifestyles... read more
ADA announces co-management of type 2 diabetes and CVD or CKD
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) has recently announced an update to its Standard of Care Guidelines for medical co-management of type 2 diabetes mellitus and established atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease or chronic kidney disease.
Two newer classes of medications, glucagon-like peptide-1 analogues and sodium-glucose co-transporter-2... read more
Even mild hearing loss is linked to mental decline in the elderly
A recent study suggests that slight declines in hearing, smaller than the usual cut-off for diagnosing hearing loss, are associated with measurable mental decline in seniors.
Some scientists suspect that brain has to redirect so much attention to hearing that it does not get to exercise other mental functions as much. As a consequence, hearing issues may lead to thinking problems.... read more