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MedMinute: Benefits of intermittent fasting for diabetic people

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Intermittent fasting may be the key to reversing type 2 diabetes. Doctors writing for the British Medical Journal said three of their patients, between ages 40 and 67, were able to stop injecting… This content was originally published here.

Donald Trump donates his fourth quarter salary to HHS to help coronavirus efforts  | Daily Mail Online

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Thank you Mr. President! Donald Trump donates his fourth quarter salary to HHS for coronavirus – whose secretary brandishes it at briefing on the crisis Donald Trump donated his 2019 fourth quarter salary to the the Department of Health and Human Services as the U.S. faces the escalating coronavirus outbreak.  White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham posted an image of the $100,000 check from Trump to HHS Secretary Alex Azar – who then brandished it at a briefing on the crisis.  ‘I’m also very pleased to announce that the president of the United States has donated his quarterly check to […]

Herbal Supplements Ineffective for Weight Loss

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Herbal supplements don’t work for weight loss, new research shows. In the first global review of herbal weight-loss supplements in almost two decades, investigators found there was insufficient evidence to recommend any of these “medicines” for this purpose. “There was no evidence to suggest people should be taking herbal medicines for [clinically meaningful] weight loss,” study investigators Erica Bessel, MND, and senior author Nicholas R. Fuller, PhD, both from the University of Sydney, Australia, told Medscape Medical News via email. The study findings suggest “healthcare practitioners should continually prompt their patients regarding any over-the-counter weight loss medications they are taking, […]

FDA warns of flesh-eating genital infection linked to diabetes medication

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WASHINGTON (WTVO/ WTEN-TV) – The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning diabetes patients that some drugs may cause a flesh-eating bacterial infection of the genitals. The FDA issued the warning on Wednesday. Cases of Fournier’s gangrene have been reported in connection with sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors. The drugs help the body lower blood-sugar levels via the kidneys, and excess sugar is excreted in a patient’s urine. Urinary tract infections are a known side effect. The SGLT2 inhibitors approved by the FDA include Johnson & Johnson’s Invokana, Eli Lilly & Co’s Jardiance, as well those from Bristol-Myers Squibb, AstraZeneca Plc, […]

Flu Season is Coming, Fight it with Functional Medicine

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It may be common for some to get the flu, but it’s not normal. Avoid the flu by getting serious about the ROOT CAUSE of the flu (and other viral infections): a weak and/or dysfunctional immune system. Our bodies are designed to be resilient in the face of bacteria and viruses, but there’s a lot that can cause underlying system imbalances in the body, thus sabotaging immunity and making us more susceptible to getting sick. Start taking small steps today to build resilience. Fight off the Flu with these Immune-Boosting Habits Don’t skimp on sleep. This is NON-negotiable. Your body […]

China Concealed Coronavirus Outbreak Extent: U.S. Intelligence – Bloomberg

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China has concealed the extent of the coronavirus outbreak in its country, under-reporting both total cases and deaths it’s suffered from the disease, the U.S. intelligence community concluded in a classified report to the White House, according to three U.S. officials. The officials asked not to be identified because the report is secret, and they declined to detail its contents. But the thrust, they said, is that China’s public reporting on cases and deaths is intentionally incomplete. Two of the officials said the report concludes that China’s numbers are fake. The report was received by the White House last week, […]

Functional Medicine is the Future of Medicine « Town Center Wellness

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What is Functional Medicine? Functional medicine is a medical approach that focuses on identifying the causes of disease rather than treating the symptoms.  It seeks to understand the origins of chronic disease so that meaningful treatment and prevention methods can be developed and implemented.  The functional medicine approach is a partnership between the patient and the doctor.  The goal of this partnership is to bring the patient back to health as well as to teach the patient about the core principles of health maintenance and prevention. Functional Medicine Philosophy – The philosophy recognizes that each patient is a unique individual […]

Italy announces all shops except pharmacies and food outlets will CLOSE amid coronavirus crisis | Daily Mail Online

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Italy has said all shops except pharmacies and food outlets will be closed in response to the country’s coronavirus outbreak as the death toll from the disease in the country jumped sharply in the last 24 hours. A top Italian doctor said intensive care wards should place an age limit on beds as a way of prioritising medical resources amid the deepening crisis that has seen cases in Italy rise by 196 to 827 today. Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced the latest wave of restrictions in a dramatic appeal to the nation that came as the country of 60 million battles […]

Vitamin or Mineral Supplements Don’t Prevent Dementia – The New York Times

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B vitamins; beta carotene; vitamins C, D or E; zinc, copper or selenium — none proved effective in preventing cognitive decline. This content was originally published here.

Coronavirus fact check: Could your December cough have been COVID-19?

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Fact check: Could your December cough actually have been coronavirus? Experts say more research is needed Ian Richardson USA TODAY Published 10:26 PM EDT Mar 26, 2020 The claim: People who suffered from a round of illness in November and December likely had the coronavirus  A handful of widely circulated Facebook posts have asserted that people in the United States likely contracted the coronavirus as early as last fall. “Who got sick in November or December and it lasted 10 to 14 days, with the worst cough that wouldn’t go away?” the posts say. “If you can answer, yes, then you probably […]