Thursday , September 20 2018
Home / Specialties (page 61)

Specialties

SPECIALTIES

Poor Lifestyle Choices behind Many Types of Cancer

Nearly 600,000 cancer cases in the UK could have been avoided in the last five years if people had healthier lifestyles according to Cancer Research UK…. Overall, experts say that more than four in 10 cancers could be prevented by changes to lifestyle. With health services already overstretched and people …

Read More »

Handbook of Diabetes, 4th Ed., Excerpt #24: Psychological and Psychiatric Problems in Diabetes

handbook-of-diabetes-image

Rudy Bilous, MD, FRCP Richard Donnelly, MD, PHD, FRCP, FRACP Particular groups of patients with diabetes are at risk of different psychological problems (Table 25.1). Many chil­dren show remarkable resilience to the diagnosis of diabetes, but about one-third have some temporary psychological distress, mostly ‘adjustment disorders’ such as difficulty in sleeping, depression, …

Read More »

Metformin for Obese Children

Metformin was linked to reduced food intake, decreased hunger ratings, and increased fullness ratings… For obese hyperinsulinemic children, metformin seems to decrease perceived hunger and increase perceived fullness, according to a published study. Mopelola A. Adeyemo, M.P.H., from the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md., and colleagues examined the …

Read More »

New Guidelines Recommend Off-Loading to Increase Likelihood of Diabetic Foot Ulcer Healing

According to consensus guidelines, relieving pressure on the foot through the use of off-loading improves healing outcomes and reduces complications in patients with diabetic foot ulcers… “The Management of Diabetic Foot Ulcers Through Optimal Off-Loading – Building Consensus Guidelines and Practical Recommendations to Improve Outcomes,” was authored by a multidisciplinary …

Read More »