(The University of Bergen) Researchers from the Bergen fMRI Group at the University of Bergen are working on how to help schizophrenics, who hear voices. The way they do this is by studying people who also hear voices, but who do not suffer from a mental illness. For a five-year period, the group is studying the brain processes causing people to hear voices. A recent report published in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience shows some of the group's startling results.
(Fleishman-Hillard, Inc.) A new study, "Vegetable Cost Metrics Show That Potatoes and Beans Provide Most Nutrients Per Penny," published in the journal PLOS ONE, shows that potatoes are one of the best nutritional values in the produce aisle, providing one of the better nutritional values per penny than most other raw vegetables and delivering one of the most affordable source of potassium of the more frequently consumed vegetables, second only to beans.
(University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio) The news about youth and diabetes keeps getting worse. The latest data shows that children with type 2 diabetes are at high risk to develop heart, kidney and eye problems faster and at a higher rate than adults with diabetes. "It's a public health issue," said Jane Lynch, M.D., principal investigator for the study at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.
(European Society of Cardiology) Heart failure accelerates the aging process and brings on early andropausal syndrome, according to research to be presented today at the Heart Failure Congress 2013.
(American College of Physicians) High blood glucose is associated with poor outcomes in hospitalized patients, and use of intensive insulin therapy (IIT) to control hyperglycemia is a common practice in hospitals. But the recent evidence does not show a consistent benefit and even shows harms associated with the use of IIT, according to the American College of Physicians.