The International Diabetes Federation reported last week that 1 in 10 people worldwide will have diabetes by 2035, which equates to about 592 million people. Currently, they are projecting that 382 million people will have diabetes by the end of this year, and 5.1 million reported deaths are a result of diabetes in 2013 alone. These numbers reflect both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, although the number of people with type 2 is increasing at an astronomical rate in every country around the world, and accounts for 90% of all cases of diabetes. Sadly, the 80% of people with diabetes live in low- and middle-income countries. Instead of the numbers going down with increased awareness and educationRead More »from 1 in 10 People Will Have Diabetes by 2035 — How to Not Become a Statistic
- Babble.com | Healthy Living – Tue, Nov 26, 2013 12:38 PM EST1 in 10 People Will Have Diabetes by 2035 — How To Not Become A StatisticTwo weeks ago, my father was diagnosed with pre-diabetes, and told that if he did not change his ways, he would most definitely develop diabetes in the near future. It came to a shock for all of us, as my dad is still somewhat active, body surfing every summer, and he is not terribly overweight.
- Babble.com | Healthy Living – Tue, Nov 26, 2013 12:26 PM EST
Photo credit: Heather NealThe one thing I really wanted when I lived in my post-college two-bedroom apartment was a place to grow vegetables. The thought of being able to walk outside and grab something for dinner was all too appealing for a newly minted dietitian. Much to my husband's chagrin, the first thing I made him do when we moved into our house (after painting) was build two raised-bed vegetable gardens. I immediately packed them with seeds: spinach, romaine, red peppers, green peppers, onions, carrots, broccoli. You name it, I planted it.
And then it all died. Not only do I have the complete opposite of a green thumb, but our backyard also doesn't get the amount of sun required to sustain the growth of such veggies. Our front yard, on the other hand, is drenched in beautiful, bright afternoon sun. It would have been the perfect place to put our vegetable garden, had the thought even crossed our mind. But perhaps it's a good thing we didn't. A Miami Shores couple was recently told by city ordinanceRead More »from Family Forced to Dig Up Vegetable Garden or Face Fines
- Meet the trendy new crop of fat-fighting ingredientsBy Laura Tedesco, Women's Health
The Atkins legacy lives on: More than ever, weight-conscious eaters are focused on filling foods that are high in protein and low in carbs, according to the November issue of Food Technology, a trade publication.
So which foods fit the bill? The article suggests the usual suspects liked almonds and dairy-based proteins, but there are also a few surprising--even weird--ingredients on the must-eat list. So will these odd foods really help you battle the bulge?
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What it is: A vegetarian protein powder derived (obviously) from brown rice, this is often used as an alternative to whey and casein proteins. Plant-based proteins are often less concentrated with amino acids than animal-derived powders, but they do have one advantage: They don't contain common allergens, like lactose.
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- Refinery29 | Healthy Living – Tue, Nov 26, 2013 11:26 AM ESTRefinery29By Kelly Bourdet, Refinery29
In a move that has huge implications here and abroad, French pharmaceutical company HRA Pharma has announced plans to change the packaging information on its emergency contraception pill, Norlevo. Mother Jones reports that the new information will read: "Studies suggest that Norlevo is less effective in women weighing [165 pounds] or more and not effective in women weighing [176 pounds] or more" and that Norlevo "is not recommended…if you weigh [165 pounds] or more."
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Because the active drugs present in this version of emergency contraception are identical to Plan B One-Step and its generic varieties sold here in the U.S., this revision is extremely important.
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- YouBeauty.com | Healthy Living – Tue, Nov 26, 2013 11:09 AM ESTYou're not a bad person for smiling when they fail...you're simply human.If you've ever read about a celebrity's downfall and felt secret satisfaction, then you know what schadenfreude feels like. A German word-from schaden, for damage, and freude, joy-schadenfreude (pronounced SHA-den-froy-duh) describes getting enjoyment from the plight of others. Does that make you a bad person? No, it makes you human. And even if you don't want to admit it, your face will betray the truth.
In a September 2013 study published in the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, Carnegie Mellon cognitive neuroscientist Mina Cikara, Ph.D., investigated what makes people more likely to be the target of schadenfreude. But knowing that their subjects might be reticent to confess deriving pleasure from another person's pain, they sought to measure malice biologically. They peppered participants' faces with strategically placed electrodes to detect muscle activity, a method called facial eletromyography. Specifically, the electrodes picked up electrical impulses in a cheekRead More »from The Scientific Reason You Love Seeing Lindsay Lohan Mess Up
- Redbook | Healthy Living – Tue, Nov 26, 2013 11:09 AM EST
By Ava Feuer, REDBOOK.
We're all about finding a healthy balance, and in amazing pre-holiday news, science is totally in our--and your--favor. Yes, lighter Thanksgiving recipes are good, too, but if what's going to hit the spot is marshmallow and maple syrup-drenched sweet potatoes, by all means, dig in--to that and your grandma's famous pecan pie.
In a 2012 study at Tel Aviv University, which split those on a low-calorie diet into two groups--those who had a dessert every morning and those who didn't--both camps lost an average of 33 pounds. But those who indulged in a pastry every morning continued to lose--another 15 pounds on average--and reported feeling less hungry and experiencing fewer cravings. Other studies, nutritionists, basically all the smart folks agree: banning foods completely just makes you want them more, and ultimately leads to overeating.
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- Babble.com | Healthy Living – Tue, Nov 26, 2013 10:56 AM ESTBill GatesLast week, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced the latest winners of the Grand Challenges Explorations initiative, including proposals to help women farmers in developing countries save on labor, new approaches to controlling under-studied tropical diseases, and the next generation of condom.
That's right: Bill and Melinda Gates are providing $100,000 to 11 prototype prophylactics that "significantly preserve or enhance pleasure," and that are packaged and designed for easier use. (No more tricky-to-tear wrappers! Seriously.) They selected the winners from 812 applicants.
To which I say: thanks, Bill and Melinda. I didn't know you cared.
Ah, but they do, and here's why. The Global Health Division of the Gates Foundation uses advances in science and technology to stop the spread of disease - including sexually transmitted ones like HIV, which properly-used condoms are extremely effective at preventing. But those amazing littleRead More »from Bill and Melinda Gates Present the Condoms of the Future
- Martha Stewart | Healthy Living – Tue, Nov 26, 2013 10:40 AM EST
In terms of staying fit, it's the most blunderful time of the year. There's the nonstop revelry, the hectic pace, and all those delicious dishes that lead us into temptation and far, far away from our more healthful routines. We certainly don't want to be the Grinch who stole the Christmas cookies (have one!). But there's a fine line between indulgence and overindulgence (have one, not 21!).
The good news: The average person doesn't pack on that rumored 10 pounds over the holidays; studies show it's really one to three pounds. The bad news: If you gain a little each year and don't take it off, it adds up. The answer? Plan for situations and avoid the weight gain altogether. Here, top experts help navigate the stickiest holiday scenarios, so you can wake up feeling energized and guilt-free on New Year's Day.
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
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- They're on offer at pretty much every bar and party. Here's why you should grab a handful: A tiny serving kills hunger with filling and healthy fats, protein, and fiber, says Elizabeth Shaw, a registered dietitian for the University of California, San Diego. And the nutrition doesn't end there. By Marygrace Taylor, REDBOOK.
Walnuts. A portion of about 14 walnut halves (1 oz) is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids. Top your oatmeal with a quarter cup of chopped walnuts, a tablespoon of honey, and a shake of cinnamon.
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Brazil nuts. They're a great dietary source of selenium, a mineral that's essential for reproductive and thyroid health. Swap pine nuts and basil for Brazil nuts and spinach to give your pesto a nutritional turbo-boost.
Almonds. Get bone-building calcium, plus vitamin E--which may protect against cancer--by using finely chopped almonds as a crisp, buttery coating for chicken or fish.
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- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Mon, Nov 25, 2013 5:36 PM EST
If you haven’t yet recovered from Kanye West’s latest music video for his tune “Bound 2,” a gushing ode to fiancée Kim Kardashian, complete with racing stallions, pastel sunsets, shooting stars, and simulated sex, you may not be ready for its spoof: On Monday, James Franco and Seth Rogen recreated West’s music video, shot for shot. And it’s the best thing you'll see all day.
The video opens with Franco posing as West, rapping to the camera, then riding a motorcycle, with a topless Seth Rogen (playing the Kim Kardashian role) sitting on his lap. There’s caressing, dry humping, and making out (2:13 and 3:56) but their antics pale in comparison to Rogen’s hairy back and sultry come-hither expressions.
The comedic pair created the video, which they titled “Bound 3,” during downtime on the set of their upcoming film, “The Interview.” Next up: Recreating West's inevitable angry tweet.Read More »from Seth Rogen and James Franco Spoof Kanye West's 'Bound' Video
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