Wednesday, December 31, 2003

BBC NEWS | Health | Garlic could provide cancer drug: "The chemical which gives garlic its flavour could be used in a 'smart bomb' to fight cancer, scientists say. " IMPORTANT

Wednesday, December 17, 2003

Triple Therapy Better Than Mixed Insulin for Obese Type 2 DM: "Dec. 5, 2003 � Combining rosiglitazone, metformin, and insulin aspart improved glucose metabolism in obese type 2 diabetic patients compared with mixed insulin alone, according to the results of a open-label, randomized trial published in the December issue of Diabetes Care"


Monday, December 15, 2003

MSN Hotmail - More Useful Everyday: "Accommodating Intraocular Lenses Allow Near and Far Vision: A Newsmaker Interview With J. Stuart Cumming, MD, FACS, FRCOphth"

Thursday, December 11, 2003

The Channel Issue 3: "

People with Diabetes Can Enjoy Their Favorite Foods

Many people think that having diabetes means you can't eat your favorite foods. Well, it's not true. You can still eat the foods you love. Food means family, friends, comfort, and pleasure, not just vitamins and minerals. That's why, for most people, food is the hardest part of caring for diabetes. Your dietitian will show you how to include your favorites and still keep your blood sugar on track.

Making changes in the way you eat or the times you eat can be tough. Remember that it's up to you to work with your health care team and tell them what will work for you. Decide what changes you'd like to try and work on one at a time. Whether you'd rather eat noodles or tacos, using a meal plan is a great way to keep blood sugar on target.

Talk to your dietitian about your schedule, how active you are, and where you go when you eat out. The two of you will design a plan that will fit the way you live and the foods you and your family like, and help you feel good and stay healthy.


Wednesday, December 10, 2003

Diabetes: Information from WebMD: "Diabetes Health Center

Diabetes affects an estimated 17 million Americans, and the number rises each year. Find in-depth information here about diabetes prevention, diet, treatments, and research. Plus, find daily support and nutritional tips in our online message boards. "

Tuesday, December 09, 2003

Autism Society of America: Aspergers: "Asperger's Disorder is one of five Pervasive Development Disorders (PDDs), which also includes Autism, Rett's Syndrome, Childhood Disintegrative Disorder, and PDD-Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS). PDDs are a category of neurologically-based disorders that have a range of delays in different developmental stages. "

Monday, December 08, 2003

Arthritis, Joint inflammation - Causes, Treatment and Prevention

Arthritis is a disease that involves inflammation of one or more joints.
("Arthr" refers to joints, and "itis" to inflammation).

Joint inflammation is the body's reaction to various disease processes. These include mechanical injury to a joint (including fracture), the presence of an infection (usually caused by bacteria or viruses), an attack on the joints by the body itself (an autoimmune disease), or accumulated "wear and tear" on joints.

Monday, December 01, 2003

Future Heart Attacks - BP & CRP - Heart: health and medical information about heart disease and other cardiovascular conditions

Background: It is well known that having high blood pressure increases the risk of having a heart attack. Accumulating data also suggest a link between blood pressure and vascular inflammation. CRP (C-reactive protein) is linked to low-level ongoing inflammation. But is there a relationship between having high blood pressure and elevated CRP levels?