Study: Weight Loss Surgery Keeps Diabetes At Bay Long Term, Reverses Complications

Egypt has 8th highest rate of diabetes

Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic looked at a group of people with diabetes who underwent weight loss, or bariatric, surgery to treat their obesity. After tracking patients for up to nine years after getting the procedure, the researchers found obesity-related health conditions like diabetes vanished for several of them. Specifically, 80 percent of patients who had the surgeries met target blood sugar levels of 7 percent HbA1c, a level recommended by the American Diabetes Association . Nearly 30 percent of those who underwent a gastric bypass procedure experienced complete remission of diabetes that allowed them to stay off medication for at least five years, effectively curing them.
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Abbas Oraby, a professor of endocrinology and diabetes at the University of Zagazig, said in his speech to the Conference held on Thursday, that the incidence of diabetes in Egypt rose to 16.5 million people, half of which do not know they suffer from this disease, while the other half receives treatment. Oraby said the disease has risen 83 percentover the past 15 years, which is a very large increase compared to international rates. The number of people suffering diabetes around the world is 360 million and is expected to increase to 500 million by 2030. Middle East and the Arab world are the countries suffering from diabetes the most, specifically Egypt and the Gulf countries.
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Diabetes family inspires school fundraiser (From Bournemouth Echo)

Theyre trying to get a new name for it, she said. Its the body attacking the pancreas, whereas type two is usually due to lifestyle. People with type one diabetes normally inject themselves with insulin several times a day. Debbies sons have moved on to pumps which constantly regulate their insulin, but she has to get up at 2am daily to make sure the canulas are in place. Although the technology is amazing, it puts a lot of pressure on the parents, she said.
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Fitness Unarmed 2012

Preva opens up its fitness API, outside devs can now gamify your workout data

Female Athletes Get Breast Reduction to Improve Performance The surgery is fast becoming a popular way for girls to gain a competitive edge. Man Eats 10 Big Macs a Week, Says He’s Healthy Dennis Rosenlof has eaten an estimated 12,000 Big Macs in 30 years. Texas Teen in Critical Condition After Ant Bites Cameron Espinosa suffered a severe allergic reaction from the bites he received on a football field. Toddler on His Way to Walking With Prosthetic Leg Oscar Passoni-Torres was born with PFFD, which resulted in one leg being shorter than the other.
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Fitness Technology Comes Home With First Cardio Equipment With Wireless Connectivity

Our data is more accurate than any survey, helping fitness players better hone in on what’s needed to help consumers lead a healthier lifestyle.” Facilities use the open API to incorporate real-world Preva exerciser data into their offerings. With development, they can hold Preva achievement badge contests, where top earners are highlighted on Facebook or Twitter. They can create a “calories burned tracker” for their website and hold metrics-driven contests such as “distance traveled” programs to encourage longer, more productive workouts in the gym. Mobile app and other online health services, such as those tracking activities like running or cycling, nutrition and other wellness criteria, can sync Preva exerciser data with their own solutions to improve the accuracy, applicability and value of their quantified self services. Precor is the only networked fitness provider to offer an API to anyone without registration. Developers that want to integrate their data into the Preva experience can learn more at http://www.Preva.com/developerportal Health rewards organization EveryMove has both leveraged the Preva API and integrated its platform into the Preva experience. When Preva exercisers link their account to EveryMove, their workout data seamlessly imports into the EveryMove platform, where they earn discounts, merchandise and charitable donations simply by exercising.
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Markets open in 29 mins. Fitness Technology Comes Home With First Cardio Equipment With Wireless Connectivity Touch Screen Machines With Swipe(TM) Technology Sync With Apple and Android Mobile Devices, and Offer Access to Custom Workouts, Settings, Content Press Release: Life Fitness Wed, Sep 18, 2013 8:04 AM EDT Discover Tablet Console with Swipe(TM) Technology Click here for high-resolution version RELATED QUOTES BC 39.78 SCHILLER PARK, IL–(Marketwired – Sep 18, 2013) – Life Fitness, recognized for providing quality fitness equipment to health clubs and homes around the world, is upgrading home fitness with the new Platinum Club Series. This complete line of cardio equipment features Discover Tablet Consoles with easy-to-use Swipe Technology, allowing at home users for the first time to instantly connect with internet and mobile devices during workouts. Discover SE and Discover SI Tablet Consoles are the first to connect with both Apple and Android devices. These touch screens integrate with Life Fitness’ LFconnect, a cloud-based solution that gives exercisers log-in capabilities, personalization options and customized workouts.
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Hair Loss Prevention 101

Hair Loss – Causes of Hair Loss in Children

What causes hair loss? Although hair loss can be blamed on your mom and dad (i.e., genetics) there are other causespreventable onesthat include nutritional deficiency, infection, prescription drugs, chemical hair products, and even emotional stress. Taking care of these, while focusing on ways to stimulate growth, should keep you well ahead of the pack in your hair-loss-prevention quest. Eat more fish Not only are fish loaded with protein and minerals, but theyre also an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D. Both nutrients have been linked to preventing hair loss in chemotherapy patients. That holding true for healthy men hasnt really been studied, but both nutrients offer a host of other health benefits so there should be nothing stopping you from including more fish in your diet. Keep your iron levels in check Iron-deficiency anemia, which is more common in women, is a well-known cause of unexpected hair loss, but the loss may be so slight that you barely notice it.
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Hair clinics do brisk business in Ranchias people opt for quick-fix solutions

Hair Loss One of the classic causes of hair loss in children that many people think about is hair loss associated with childhood cancer . Although this can definitely cause hair loss, it is usually the cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy or radiation (anagen effluvium), that causes the hair loss and not the cancer itself. Telogen effluvium is another classic cause of hair loss in children, but this condition is often poorly understood by parents. Children with telogen effluvium have often had a recent illness, typically with a high fever, surgery, sudden weight loss, or even an emotional stress, and then suddenly lose a lot of hair about six weeks to three months later. Children with telogen effluvium continue to lose hair, often in large clumps for a few weeks or months, to the point that their hair may be noticeably thin.
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Rai said, “We started hair grafting technique recently and have already treated several patients. Only experts can perform this therapy so we invite a doctor from Rajkot to perform the therapy when we have around four to five clients.” Money is not an issue for ones with high disposable income. Despite the high cost, many want to undergo hair grafting. “It costs Rs 60 to Rs 90 for grafting one single strand of hair. The doctors decide the cost of surgery after measuring the area and number of hair to be grafted,” said Rai. Explaining the process of hair grafting she said, “Local anaesthesia is applied on the scalp where the hair is to be grafted. Hair from the occipital (back of head) area is extracted and transplanted to the area were there is no hair.
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