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Amazon to regulators: We won't use state licenses to sell prescription drugs

Amazon will not use pharmacy licenses it obtained from Tennessee and Indiana to sell prescriptions, but will use them to sell medical devices and …

Medical Technology

Update on Reimbursement Situation - Pharmacists Society of the State of New York

<b>As a result, it is imperative that members continue to take the following steps to sustain awareness of this situation.</b><p><b>Contact the State Board of</b> …

Pharma

This is Exactly What Happens to Your Body When You Eat a Ton of Sugar

The maximum amount of added sugar people should eat in a day is 150 calories (37.5 grams or 9 teaspoons) for men and 100 calories (25 grams or 6 teaspoons) for women, according to the American Heart Association (AHA).<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>What Happens to Your Body When You Eat Sugar<p>The body can handle, as …

How Many Calories Do You Actually Have to Burn to Lose One Pound?

<i>By K. Aleisha Fetters for GQ.</i><p>(Getty Images)<p>Years ago, scientists played around with a pound of squishy, slimy human fat and found that it contained 3,500 calories of energy.<p>But--sorry to break it to you--burning a pound of fat isn't as simple as burning through 3,500 calories.<p>Consider the following …

Five More Tips For Lightroom’s Built-in HDR

Happy Monday, everybody! I thought I’d follow-up my post from Friday (it was about how creating an HDR image allows you to really open up the shadows …

Tutorials

How to Create Fake Shadows Using Photoshop

Don't get me wrong; I am not going to show you how to make up for bad lighting in post-production. However, Glen Dewis has created a very interesting …

Tutorials

Study: More Than Half of Americans' Calories Come From "Ultra-Processed" Food

Disturbing factoid of the day: Americans get about 58% of their daily calories from "ultra-processed" food, according to a recent study published in …

Quick Retouching Trick For Slimming Portraits in Lightroom

Hi Gang, and happy Friday. Here’s a quick retouching trick on how to make people look slimmer. This is something we used to have to jump over to …

Tutorials

The extinction inside our guts

The world is facing an extinction event. Hundreds of species are disappearing from their native habitat. This impending extinction is distinct from the plight of the polar bears or frog populations and is not a result of global warming or deforestation. It's happening within our guts, which are …

Microbiology

New cause of diabetes

A common cause of diabetes is a deficiency of insulin-producing cells in the endocrine tissue of the pancreas. New findings suggest the exocrine …

Health Buzz: Gut Bacteria Predicts Type 2 Diabetes​

Gut bacteria found in the feces floating around your intestines might help doctors diagnose Type 2 diabetes even before signs of the disease appear, …

E-cigs shut down hundreds of immune system genes—regular cigs don’t

People who vape may have weakened defenses against infections.<p>WASHINGTON—It’s widely assumed that swapping cigarette puffing for vapor huffing is …

Immune System

Type 2 diabetes drug can exhaust insulin-producing cells

Long-term use of liraglutide, a substance that helps to lower blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes, can have a deteriorating effect on …

11 ways to fight food cravings

Food cravings are the dieter's worst enemy.<p>These are intense or uncontrollable desires for specific foods, stronger than normal hunger.<p>The types of foods that people crave are highly variable, but these are often processed junk foods that are high in sugar.<p>Cravings are one of the biggest reasons …

Yes, The Calorie Is Broken. Here's Why.

Calories consumed minus calories burned: it’s the simple formula for weight loss or gain. Except it often doesn’t work.<p>“For me, a calorie is a unit of measurement that’s a real pain in the rear.”<p>Bo Nash is 38. He lives in Arlington, Texas, where he’s a technology director for a textbook publisher. …

Nutrition

5 signs you might be 'skinny fat'

If you’ve always been a normal weight without having to try too hard, you may consider yourself lucky. But the mirror and the scale only tell part of the story: You can look great in a bikini or have a body-mass index (BMI) in the normal range, but if you don’t take care of yourself, you could be …

Continuous Glucose Monitoring: A Review of Successes, Challenges, and Opportunities.

2016 Feb;18 Suppl 2:S3-S13. doi: 10.1089/dia.2015.0417.<p>1Biomedical Informatics Consultants LLC , Potomac, Maryland.<p>Abstract<p>Continuous glucose …

Why that ‘one diet trick’ won’t work

Want to lose weight? The idea that there’s one sure-fire way that won’t fail doesn’t measure up in real life.<p>A huge number of people are looking for that magic bullet which will make them healthier, fitter and thinner. And of course we’d like it to be easy and not to involve too much self-denial.<p>We …

Weight Loss

Western diets damage gut microbiota over generations, in ways hard to reverse

It may take more than a tub of yogurt to reverse the effects that a high-fat, low-fiber diet have wrought in the bellies of men and women in the industrialized world, says new research.<p>Indeed, the depletion of gut microbes that comes with diets deficient in fiber extend well beyond the lives of …

Biology

Vegetarian diets are healthy, but they don’t help you live longer

Vegetarians<p>A plant-based diet may not lead to a longer life than one that includes meat<p><b>THE QUESTION</b> It’s no secret that a diet focused on plant-based foods can be good for your health. Might a vegetarian diet also help you live longer?<p><b>THIS STUDY</b> analyzed data from two studies that involved 60,310 …

Diets

I'm slim so why am I at risk of diabetes?

<b>Diabetes is on the rise around the world, and nowhere more rapidly than in developing countries that are adopting the sugary, starchy diet that has plagued the richer world for years. And it turns out that Asians, and especially South Asians, are particularly vulnerable.</b><p>The nutritionist runs a …

Palestine: How the land was lost

In Egypt, there has always been a consensus amongst large sectors of the population that the policies of the ruling regimes in the last decades with …

End of daily injections for diabetes as scientists restore insulin production

Injecting billions of immune cells back into the body boosts insulin production, preventing the need for daily injections<p>The end of daily injections for diabetes sufferers could be in sight after scientists showed it is possible to restore insulin production for up to a year by boosting the immune …

Diabetes

The Future of Dieting Is Personalized Algorithms Based on Your Gut Bacteria

<i>(Photo: Image Source/Getty Images)</i><p><b>By Melissa Dahl</b><p>Your friend has cut out sugar and feels amazing as a result. Another friend, on the other hand, is on what sometimes appears to be a strict all-candy diet and still stays perfectly healthy and trim. And you have tried both of these dietary tactics …

Device for detecting glucose levels in saliva comes a step closer

Two years ago, we first heard about how scientists at Rhode Island's Brown University were developing a biochip for detecting very low concentrations …

Blood Tests

Why Google Is Going All In On Diabetes

Millions of people with diabetes prick a finger more than five times a day to monitor their blood glucose levels. It's a painful and expensive process.<p>But now, Google's Life Sciences division is putting its immense resources behind new initiatives aimed at helping them better live with the …

Diabetes

Should I Eat Nutritional Yeast?

<b>5/5 experts say yes.</b><p>You’ve seen nutritional yeast, affectionately known as nooch (really), in health food stores and vegan eateries. (Or maybe you …

What Your Genetic Blueprint Says About You: The Rise of Epigenetics

Health care and medicine is living through a major transformation. We're entering into a new era of medicine where prevention precedes treatment. Now this idea, believe it or not, is quite new. Of course, prevention is always the ideal, but sadly the health care sector has been programmed to curing …

This New FDA-Approved Cholesterol Drug Is a Game Changer

On Friday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first new class of cholesterol-lowering drugs since the statins flooded the …