August 6, 2013

High Blood Pressure Too

1 Walking to Work Cuts Diabetes Risk

Walking to work cuts diabetes and high blood pressure risks, say researchers at Imperial College London and University College London who used data from a survey of 20,000 people to assess how modes of transportation affect some health indicators. They found that people who walked to work were around 40% less likely to have diabetes than those who drove. Cycling and using public transportation were also associated with a lower risk of being overweight than driving or cabbing. Walkers were about 17% less likely than drivers to have high blood pressure. "This study highlights that building physical activity into the daily routine by walking, cycling or using public transport to get to work is good for personal health ," said Anthony Laverty, School of Public Health, Imperial College London.

More at Eurekalert.org | Posted 4 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: Walking Lowers Heart Risk As Well As Running

Tags: Diabetes, Imperial College London, Walking to Work, Biking to Work, Public Transportation and Health, High Blood Pressure Risk, Lower Diabetes Risk, Anthony Laverty

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Dying for Beauty

2 Illegal Buttocks Injections Maiming Women

Black market buttocks injections to enhance their size are maiming women and deaths from injections, some of which may contain materials such as silicone, have been reported in several states. Doctors say they are seeing these procedures - or the disastrous results - more often. Illicit cosmetic procedures have become common, says plastic surgeon John Martin from Coral Gables, FL who adds that people are having it done at “pumping parties.” Women are also injecting silicone into their faces which is easier to treat, he says. "When you put in a large amount of silicone, it can drift. If I fill your butt with this huge amount of silicone, it can run down your leg and you have to get your leg amputated," Martin says and adds that infections, blood clots and lung infections are possible.

More at Http://hosted.ap.org | Posted 4 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: Gel in Breast Implants Meant for Use in Mattresses

Tags: Cosmetic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Silicone, Illegal Buttocks Injections, Black Market Buttocks Injections, Buttocks Enhancement Surgery, Buttocks Implants, Dr. John Martin

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Put Out the Red Light

3 Blue Light is Bad, Red Light is Better

Light color at night impacts mood, find researchers at The Ohio State University. After studying hamsters, researchers found that the color of light at night affects mood. Hamsters exposed to blue light had the worst depressive-like symptoms. Next up on light color to avoid for a better mood is white! There is some good news. Researchers found that, compared to hamsters exposed to blue or white light, hamsters exposed to red light had significantly less evidence of depressive symptoms, as well as fewer changes in the brain linked to depression. But the best solution of all is total darkness at night. Yes, total darkness trumps the red light for a better mood! The research was published in Journal of Neuroscience.

More at EurekAlert | Posted 4 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Exposure to Light May Affect Sleep Quality

Tags: Blue Light, Journal of Neuroscience, Ohio State University Researchers, Light Affects Mood, Red Light Mood

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False Readings Are Dangerous

4 Recall: Nova Diabetes Care Glucose Test Strip

Nova Diabetes Care has announced an urgent voluntary recall of some of their test strips and meter kits after a discovery that the products were giving false abnormally high blood glucose results. The recall involves the Nova Max Blood Glucose Test Strips and Nova Max Plus Blood Glucose Monitoring System. The company is recalling and replacing certain lots of Nova Max Glucose Test Strips and unused Nova Max Plus Glucose Meter Kits. Nova Diabetes Care is replacing the recalled products at no charge. The false abnormally high blood glucose results could result in insulin dosing errors with serious medical consequences. For more information, call Nova Diabetes Care at 1-800-681-7390.

More at Nova Diabetes Care | Posted 4 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Diabetes Costs to Triple, Despite Preventability

Tags: Diabetes Test Strips, Glucose Test Strips, Recall Nova Max Blood Glucose Test Strips, False High Blood Glucose Results

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