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For people with diabetes, medicaid expansion helps, but can’t do it all: BU study

Medicaid expansion through the Affordable Care Act has insured millions of low-income people in the United States, improving outcomes for patients with many different diseases. But expansion alone has not been enough to improve outcomes for patients with diabetes, according to a new Boston University School of Public […]

Study examines remission of obesity-related complications in teens after bariatric surgery

Results of study, published in Obesity, further support benefits of bariatric surgery in severely obese adolescents Aurora, Colo. (Nov. 24, 2020) – Eighty to 90% of adolescents benefit from lasting weight loss following bariatric surgery, and most experience the remission of obesity-related complications such as elevated blood pressure, […]

Research news tip sheet: Story ideas from Johns Hopkins Medicine

Within the past two decades, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers and others have shown that ketogenic diet therapies — high-fat, low-carbohydrate and adequate protein diets that metabolize fat into chemicals called ketones that protect the brain and foster healthy neuron growth — are safe and effective in treating both […]

Why do older people heal more slowly?

I recently visited an 83-year-old patient in the hospital after EMTs rushed her to the ER with an infected leg wound. Her ordeal started inconspicuously when she bumped into the sharp edge of a table and developed a small cut. The patient’s wound didn’t close, but she ignored […]

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Trovato l’ormone per spegnere la fame: potrebbe aiutare a combattere l’obesità

Nuovi risultati suggeriscono che un ormone chiamato Lipocalin-2 potrebbe essere utilizzato come potenziale trattamento per l’obesità Un ormone in grado di sopprimere l’assunzione di cibo e aumentare la sensazione di sazietà nei topi ha mostrato risultati simili negli esseri umani e nei primati non umani, afferma un nuovo […]

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