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FITNESS & WELLNESS

Government-backed group calls for universal HIV testing of adults
TIME
For the first time, a federally convened panel of experts is recommending HIV testing for all adults based on evidence that early detection of the virus could lead to more effective treatment of infection.
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Some progress in diabetes care, more needed
Yahoo News
Researchers who examined data for the period 1999 through 2010 for signs of progress in diabetes care discovered both heartening information about the state of diabetes care and evidence that more progress in such care is yet needed.
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Fighting obesity long-term will save money
MedPage Today
A longer-term budget window for projecting costs in obesity prevention efforts might save the government more money, a modeling analysis found.
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DIET & NUTRITION


Child fruit consumption up with pre-slicing in schools
Medical Xpress
Schools that use fruit slicers to pre-slice fruit report increased fruit sales, more fruit eaten, and less fruit wasted, according to a study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
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    Obesity care: When the problems outpace the solutions (American Medical News)
Double up: Diet, exercise together are key to success (USA Today)
Portion control is in the palm of hands (The Arizona Republic via USA Today)
Parents still enforcing 'clean your plate' rule through teen years (CBS News)
Exercise, diet may keep sleep apnea from worsening (Reuters)

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Too much drinking, weight may harm liver
HealthDay News
Being overweight and drinking too much alcohol can cause severe harm to the liver, two new studies warn. One study found that overweight and obese women who were heavy drinkers had a significantly increased risk of developing and dying from chronic liver disease. The other study found an increased risk of liver cancer in people with alcoholic cirrhosis who also have fatty liver disease, Type 2 diabetes and are overweight or obese.
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VITAMINS & PHARMACEUTICALS


Ideal infant vitamin D dose still cloudy
MedPage Today
VideoBriefFor infants, a daily vitamin D supplement of 400 IU is sufficient for achieving target plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels established by the Institute of Medicine, but not higher levels, a randomized trial showed.
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Government-backed group calls for universal HIV testing of adults
TIME
For the first time, a federally convened panel of experts is recommending HIV testing for all adults based on evidence that early detection of the virus could lead to more effective treatment of infection.

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Wasted real-world clinical data
By Mike Wokasch
We spend tens of billions of dollars every year on healthcare research, yet we don't have answers to some very basic questions about prevention and treatment of most diseases.

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Obesity care: When the problems outpace the solutions
American Medical News
The nation's obesity epidemic has ballooned to epic proportions with more than a third of adults and 17 percent of children age 2 to 19 considered obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Study: Supplements don't help with prostate cancer
Reuters
Despite dietary supplements being popular among prostate cancer patients, a new review of past research says they are not effective treatments for the disease. Pulling together data from eight randomized controlled trials — considered the gold standard of medical research — researchers found nonherbal dietary supplements and vitamins didn't significantly change the severity of people's cancers.
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RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT


Official: Sequester to reduce FDA food inspections
USA Today
The Food and Drug Administration will conduct fewer food safety inspections this year because of the government sequester, commissioner Margaret Hamburg said. While consumers may not feel the impact immediately, the loss of $209 million from its budget will force the agency to conduct about 2,100 fewer inspections, an 18 percent decline compared to last year.
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Sleep restriction affects respiratory, vascular control
Health Day News
Partial sleep deprivation leads to less healthy vascular function and impaired breathing control, according to a study presented at Experimental Biology. Researchers assessed chemosensitivity and endothelial function in eight participants assigned to either a sleep restriction protocol consisting of a baseline night of eight hours sleep, followed by three nights of four hours sleep, or a control protocol consisting of the same initial night followed by three nights of 10 hours of sleep opportunity.
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FAST FACTS
"Chemosensitivity assay is a laboratory test that determines how effective specific chemotherapy agents are against an individual patient's cancer cells, according to the American Cancer Society."


 

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