Biotech outlook is promising
Biotech outlook is promising
Biotech outlook is promising
Biotech outlook is promising
By Margaret Ebmeier You’ve probably heard about the artificial pancreas, but are you up to speed on what’s happening in this rapidly evolving field? First of All, What Is It Really? The artificial pancreas (AP) is a device that mimics the blood sugar function of a healthy pancreas. It has three parts: a sensor for […]
Salads are delicious and healthy, and the prep work that goes into making a fresh and colorful salad can be a lot of fun. Yet it can be difficult to plan out different salads to enjoy for lunch and dinner throughout the week. This leads to you getting tired of the same salad you might be packing each day for lunch. Next thing you know, you’re deserting it in your cubicle and making a beeline for a grilled cheese and fries at the cafeteria.
Ahead, you’ll find 20 salads that are easy to make ahead of time. From fresh vegan salads full of nourishing vegetables to protein-packed options full of flavor, you’ll find it easy to customize a unique salad each time by prepping veggies, fruits, and meats on #MealPrepSunday.
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Drug delivery systems (DDSs) are important methods of delivering medicine to affected areas. An international collaborative research group has successfully developed the world’s first DDS for antimalarial drugs. The treatment has increased efficiency up to 240 times as much as when antimalarial medicine is taken orally.
By John Pemberton, Head Coach at Diabetic Muscle and Fitness and Diabetes Specialist Dietitian/Educator Do you have this essential diabetes management skill? Most adults only get their HbA1c checked once a year, sound familiar? This means you have an idea how things have been going for the previous 90 days, but what about the other 275 […]
In this episode of KHN’s “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Joanne Kenen of Politico, Anna Edney of Bloomberg News and Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times discuss the apparent demise of bipartisan legislation aimed at shoring up parts of the Affordable Care Act. They also discuss aggressive new efforts by the Food and Drug Administration to regulate tobacco products. Plus, for extra credit, the panelists offer their favorite health policy stories of the week.
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Congress passed a bill to fund much of the federal government for the remainder of the fiscal year just hours before its March 23 deadline. But not included in that legislation is a bipartisan bill aimed at stabilizing premiums for individuals who buy their own health insurance. That proposal collapsed in partisan rancor after lawmakers were unable to resolve a fight over abortion and other issues.
Meanwhile, the Food and Drug Administration is moving forward with potentially landmark rules that could dramatically change the tobacco industry. And the spending bill loosens two decades of restrictions on the public health impact of guns.
This week’s panelists for KHN’s “What the Health?” are Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Anna Edney of Bloomberg News, Joanne Kenen of Politico and Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times.
Among the takeaways from this week’s podcast:
In the big spending bill passed by Congress, a number of health agencies and initiatives — including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institutes of Health and efforts to combat opioid addiction – received additional funding.
With the passage of the federal spending bill now over, it seems highly unlikely that there will be another effort to stabilize the Affordable Care Act’s insurance marketplaces this year. One possible reason is that health care does not appear — at this point — to be much of a motivating issue for voters as they think about the midterm elections. While they did get activated by the threat of a repeal of the ACA in 2017, dealing with trying to fix the marketplaces is much more complicated and unlikely to galvanize voters in the same way.
The House has now passed a bill letting terminally ill patients appeal to drugmakers to get experimental medicines. But the House version of this “right-to-try” legislation is different than the Senate version that passed last year, and it’s not yet clear which bill will go forward. Patient groups and government drug officials past and present have complained the bill could do more harm than good. A new study in the New England Journal of Medicine helps explain that financial problems patients face after a hospitalization are based on more than just their health insurance status.
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Plus, for “extra credit,” the panelists recommend their favorite health stories of the week they think you should read, too.
Julie Rovner: Kaiser Health News’ “The Dream Among ‘Dreamers’ To Become A Doctor Now ‘At The Mercy’ Of Courts,” by Ana B. Ibarra.
Also: CNN’s “Juul e-cigarettes and teens: ‘Health problem of the decade’?” by Ana B. Ibarra.
Joanne Kenen: Slate’s “The New Spending Bill Could Finally Pave the Way for Federal Research on Gun Violence,” by Alex Barasch.
Margo Sanger-Katz: Vox.com’s The Weeds podcast, “The opioid debate: Could reversing overdoses worsen the epidemic?” by Ezra Klein and Sarah Kliff.
Anna Edney: Stat’s “That’s $425,000 right there’ — The anxious launch of a gene therapy with a record sticker price,” by Eric Boodman.
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We know you could totally get through your next Whole30 on a daily diet of chicken, sweet potatoes, and avocado, but why would you want to when there are literally hundreds of Whole30-approved products on the shelves? Some of them even carry a Whole30 label that takes all the guesswork out of your grocery shopping. These 11 snacks, deli meats, dressings, coffee creamers, and more will add some much-appreciated flavor to your next Whole30.
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While diet soda isn’t something I feel completely reliant on every day, it is something I consider a treat on a near-daily basis. I started drinking diet sodas back in high school when counting calories was a large part of my life and anything with 0 calories got a yes from me. All diet sodas are created equal for me and I like to rotate which ones I’m drinking so I always have a bit of variety, but lately I’ve been trying to cut back, and as of very recently, I cut it out completely.
I know there are a whole host of issues with diet soda (which as a Midwesterner I will always call “pop," even though people in New York still give me funny looks when I call it anything but soda), but come on, it tastes so good! However, as much as I love drinking it, the positive results from kicking the habit to the curb most definitely outweigh the taste. Aside from feeling like my skin is more vibrant and having a few extra bucks in my wallet from not buying sodas, I saw some larger, more significant changes in my life.
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No more bloat
Bloating has sadly always been an issue for me, ever since I was young. I don’t think I’ve ever been able to target how and why it happens, but any dietary changes that lessen it are A-OK with me. I didn’t notice the decrease in bloating from the lack of diet soda until I slipped one day and cracked open a can. After finishing it, I was left with the intense bloating I had become so accustomed to that I didn’t even realize hadn’t happened for a few weeks while I was diet soda-free.
The carbonation in any soda, diet or regular, can lead to serious bloating and stomach upset because of the gas bubbles. Some people can burp those gas bubbles back out pretty quickly, which will provide some relief. But whether it’s a good thing or bad, I cannot and do not burp. At all. So all that pent-up gas from the soda ends up manifesting as stomach bloat.
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I drink way more water
This probably seems obvious, but once I cut out diet soda, I reached for water any time I was thirsty. I’m someone who always drinks a lot of fluids and never struggled to meet my daily water intake goals, but a little piece of my fluid intake every day had been a can of soda. After swapping that for an extra glass of water, I was not only meeting my water goals but crushing them every day.
It was pretty inevitable that on days I drank a diet soda, I would end up with a headache later in the day. I get headaches when I don’t drink enough water, and I’m convinced that even though I was still drinking enough water in addition to my soda, the soda somehow counteracted the water and thus gave me a water-related headache. In reality, it’s more likely that the sweetener in diet soda caused the headaches. Yes, I still get them, because I get headaches from everything, but the soda-induced ones that I knew I could count on are gone.
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My teeth feel better
OK, this may be weird and all in my head, but every time I drank a diet soda, my teeth and gums felt a bit weird and fuzzy. I always felt like I needed to brush them right away, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing (yay, dental health), but it’s not a pleasant feeling in your mouth. I’m chalking this one up, again, to the sweeteners in the diet sodas. You know what doesn’t make my teeth feel weird? Water.
High-dose radiotherapy did not improve survival for men with intermediate-risk prostate cancer but did improve biochemical control and rates of distant metastases, when compared to standard radiotherapy. Men who received higher-dose radiotherapy underwent fewer salvage therapies to control tumors that had grown larger or had spread to another body site; however, they also experienced more side effects than did men on the standard radiotherapy treatment arm.