Adults with diabetes in high-deductible health plans are more likely to have severe hyperglycemia

Patients with diabetes who have been forced into a high-deductible health plan (HDHP) by their employer are more likely to experience acute complications of diabetes that could otherwise be prevented, possibly because of delayed or delayed treatment. “These findings suggest that employers need to be more judicious in their health plan offerings, and health plans … Read more

Study shows improved host health by modulating gut microbiota

In a recent study published in Gastroenterologyresearchers have presented the modulation of the gut microbiota as a possible therapeutic option for diseases such as Crohn’s disease (CD). Study: Modulating the microbiome to treat disease. Image credit: Emily frost/Shutterstock Background Studies show that dysbiosis, or an imbalance in the gut microbiome, can promote degenerative disorders, including … Read more

Researchers evaluated retrospectively obtained health-related quality of life data from patients with COVID-19

In a recent study published in medRxiv* preprint server, researchers evaluated a retrospective EQ-5D-5L data collection among patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Study: Evaluation of a retrospective collection of the EQ-5D-5L in US patients with COVID-19. Image Credit: PopTika/Shutterstock Background The studies highlighted an effect of SARS-CoV-2 infection that extended past clinical results. To … Read more

Point32Health taps Inclusive Health for LGBTQ+ care

Traditionally offering virtual care and navigation services to employers, Included Health is now moving into the health plan space. It is teaming up with Point32Health to serve its commercial members in the LGBTQ+ community, companies announced Wednesday. Based in San Francisco Health included gives patients access to virtual and in-person urgent care, primary care, behavioral … Read more

Association of aldosterone with ideal cardiovascular health in incident diabetes

The incidence of type 2 diabetes (T2D) continues to increase among African Americans (AA). However, a plateau was observed among non-Hispanic whites (NHW). Furthermore, T2D-related mortality and morbidity have been reported to be higher among AA than among NHW. Therefore, the investigation of new factors to understand the differences in prevalence, incidence and mortality of … Read more

From JPM Week: Trends life science experts are watching in 2023

A panel composed primarily of biopharmaceutical experts discusses the trends sure to shape the life sciences industry this year and beyond. The panel was hosted by management consulting firm Boston Consulting Group on Tuesday in San Francisco. Here are some key takeaways: The slow pace of rapid changeOne theme that has emerged — and perhaps … Read more

The circadian clock can maintain fitness even under long-term nutritional stress

Cells with a functioning molecular clock are better able to adapt to changes in glucose supply and can recover more quickly from long-term starvation, according to a study published today in eLife. The finding helps explain why changes in the body’s circadian rhythms — such as working at night and jet lag — may increase … Read more

The relationship between diet, physical health and depression

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), depression is a common mental health condition affecting approximately 280 million people worldwide. Each year, about 700,000 deaths occur due to suicide caused by depression. Therefore, it is imperative to formulate effective interventions and preventive measures to manage depression. Study: The relationship between a gut health-promoting diet and … Read more

Olive oil is beneficial for the health of the mother and fetus

There are many studies showing how olive oil affects pregnancy. In a recent study published in the journal Food research, evidence was collected for its effects on fetomaternal outcomes. The results are interesting and suggest a protective effect on these outcomes. ​Study: Olive oil consumption provides protective effects on maternal and fetal outcomes: a systematic … Read more

Color art brings light to blind Edmonton artist’s life: ‘There’s always a way’

Kim Hammond was 30 years old when type 1 diabetes stole her sight almost overnight. “It was when insulin was very hard on the eyes,” she explained. “It was as if gray and black rain poured down. I said, “Oh no, you have to take me to the hospital.” It was retinal bleeding. Despite more … Read more