Students of color more often are referred for special-education testing when they exhibit emotional or behavioral problems than white students with similar problems, according to a recent study from researchers at New York University's Steinhardt School. The study found that black and Latino students also were less likely to be labeled as gifted.
Adults who drank at least two 200ml servings of soft drinks daily, even if these were the diet versions, were at a 2.4 increased likelihood of developing latent autoimmune diabetes, a form of type 2 diabetes, with those who drank one liter daily at a 10-fold greater risk, according to a Swedish study in the European Journal of Endocrinology.
A study in Diabetologia found that patients, with a mean age of 60, had longer walks when they were told to walk right after each meal and had greater drops in postmeal blood glucose levels than when they walked for 30 minutes a day. A second study in the journal revealed that those whose physical activity levels reached 60 metabolic equivalent of task hours per week had a more than 50% reduction in diabetes risk, compared with those who had lower levels of physical activity.
A study in Emergency Medicine Journal showed that both glucose tablets and dietary sugars contributed to an increase in blood glucose levels among diabetes patients; however, people who consumed dietary sugars were 11% less likely to feel an improvement in their symptoms within 15 minutes, compared with those taking glucose tablets.
The Michigan Senate has passed measures that would provide tuition aid for Flint youths going to college or university, and create a recovery authority to manage the city's long-term recovery efforts amid the ongoing water contamination crisis.
Vermont officials want to limit the number of opioid pain pills that can be prescribed based on the severity and duration of a patient's pain. State Health Commissioner Dr. Harry Chen said the goal is to reduce variability in how physicians prescribe the drugs.
A retrospective review of 52 pediatric patients from three US sites found vedolizumab was a safe and effective treatment for inflammatory bowel disease. The findings, presented at the World Congress of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, showed 14 weeks of treatment with the drug led to remission rates of 76% among patients with ulcerative colitis and 42% among those with Crohn's disease without reports of serious adverse events, serious infections, infusion reactions, or changes in serum albumin or hematocrit.
A teal-colored pumpkin on the front porch this Halloween signifies a house is allergy-friendly for trick-or-treaters with food allergies, writes dietetic intern Rebecca Richards. Non-food treat options can include stickers, glow bracelets or spider rings, Richards says.
Digestive health was a major theme for the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' 2016 Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo, said registered dietitian nutritionist Janet Helm. The conference included a Healthy Gut Pavilion, education sessions on the microbiome and the gut-brain highway, and displays of low-FODMAP, probiotic and fermented foods, Helm said.
Overweight and obese older adults who did resistance training and adhered to a restricted-calorie diet lost weight and improved some metabolic markers, while those who only did the exercises did not, according to a study in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. The calorie-restricted group followed a diet that included meal replacements and met weekly with a registered dietitian.
- Page 1