Researchers have found a link between hydroxychloroquine and a decreased risk of developing type-2 diabetes . Hydroxychloroquine has been in use for approximately 50 years. It was first developed as an anti-malaria drug, and then as treatment for rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and other rheumatic diseases. In type-2 diabetes, the formerly healthy body either stops producing enough insulin or no longer uses insulin effectively. Type-2 diabetes is associated with obesity and for years was also referred to as "adult-onset" diabetes until recent years when the numbers of children with type-2 diabetes have begun to soar along with the growing levels of childhood obesity. Of the nearly 21 million Americans that have diabetes, most have type-2 diabetes. Many people with rheumatoid arthritis also have risk factors for diabetes, such as being overweight and having a sedentary lifestyle, but the actual number of people with RA who develop diabetes is lower than expected. The r...
Are you the type of person who
recognizes a need, say for new casual shoes, and then spend hours upon
hours shopping for just the right pair? Do you obsess over finding the best
shoes at a great price that fit perfectly and look stylish? Then,
after making a choice do you worry that you could have gotten a
better pair or a cheaper price and thus don't ever truly enjoy the shoes.
Or, do you run into the store and find the first pair that fit your criteria
and happily leave with your purchase?
I've been reading a book, The
Paradox of Choice that outlines the difference between maximizers and
satisficers. Maximizers are illustrated by the first
scenario. These individuals have a difficult time in modern society
because they insist on only choosing the "best" option from the many
hundreds they face each day. Satisficers, on the other hand, recognize
that "good enough" is good enough and quickly make choices regarding
[Humor] In a sometimes-futile attempt to keep up to date with diabetes news, I scan at least the titles of about 40 blogs every day, plus the table of contents from almost 40 scientific journals when they come out. Diabetes news is coming so fast and furiously these days that it's sometimes really overwhelming, and I need to take a break to laugh. Sometimes the titles of news reports do just that for me. Here are a few of them, along with my thoughts in italic: Difference Between Fish and Humans Um, actually, I don't need a scientific study to figure that one out. US -- Russia Polar Bear Treaty ratified We're having so much trouble getting along with other nations. I'm glad at least the polar bears are making peace. Endangered Wild Ox Given Lifeline Isn't that one of those things you wear around your neck so you can say, "Help! I've fallen and a lion is eating me." Mental Disorders Are...
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