3 Awesome Health Benefits of Marijuana

The use of cannabis as a medical or psychoactive plant can trace its roots to antiquity. In fact, the use of marijuana dates back to the time before Christ. A 2700-year-old grave of a shaman was discovered to what is now known as the Yanghai Tombs – an expansive ancient cemetery located in the modern-day… Read More

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An Overview of Diabetes Mellitus in the US Armed Forces (Active Component), 2008-2015

Research Paper Title Diabetes mellitus, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2008-2015. Abstract From 2008 through 2015, a total of 9,092 incident cases of diabetes mellitus (DM) were reported among active component service members (incidence rate 82.8 cases per 100,000 person-years [p-yrs]). The overall incidence rate of type 1 DM was 3.0 cases per 100,000 p-yrs.… Read More

Is there a Correlation between Autonomic Dysfunction & Metabolic Syndrome?

Research Paper Title Study on autonomic dysfunction and metabolic syndrome in Chinese patients. Background There is still a lack of simple methods and instruments for the early assessment of autonomic dysfunction in metabolic syndrome patients. Assessment of sudomotor function has been proposed to explore autonomic function, and could be used as an early biomarker for… Read More

Is There a Link between Tendinopathy & Diabetes Mellitus?

Research Paper Title Is there an association between tendinopathy and diabetes mellitus? A systematic review with meta-analysis. Background Musculoskeletal symptoms limit adherence to exercise interventions for individuals with type 2 diabetes. People with diabetes may be susceptible to tendinopathy due to chronically elevated blood glucose levels. Therefore, the researchers aimed to investigate this potential association… Read More

Type 1 Diabetes: Sensor, Pump, Action!

Research Paper Title Home Use of an Artificial Beta Cell in Type 1 Diabetes. Background The feasibility, safety, and efficacy of prolonged use of an artificial beta cell (closed-loop insulin-delivery system) in the home setting have not been established. Methods In two multi-centre, crossover, randomised, controlled studies conducted under free-living home conditions, the researchers compared… Read More

What’s the Link between Blood Sugar, Blood Pressure & Blood Cholesterol?

Raised blood sugar, blood pressure (BP) and blood cholesterol are risk factors often clustered together. However, two new studies from Asia try to disentangle their interactions. In the Chinese population, blood glucose level within prediabetic range is significantly associated with elevated risks for diabetes mellitus after multi-variable adjustment, but only when it is concurrent with… Read More

Diabetes, MI & CHD

Research Paper Title Comparative Trends in the Incidence of Hospitalised Myocardial Infarction and Coronary Heart Disease in Adults With and Without Diabetes Mellitus in Western Australia From 1998 to 2010. Background The risk of myocardial infarction (MI) is elevated in people with diabetes mellitus (DM) compared with non-DM counterparts. The aim of this study was… Read More