Weight loss and regain in relation to diabetes and cardiovascular disease mortality: Cuba 1980-2010

Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes are currently two of the most important diseases worldwide But population science has given us the tools to combat these epidemics – with control of the major risk factors for both diseases – Unhealthy Diet, Physical Inactivity, and its Overweight/Obesity – we can greatly reduce the disease burden. Therefore it is…

Could a Vaccine Prevent Type 1 Diabetes?

[♪ INTRO] Measles, mumps, and polio, these are things we can prevent with a vaccine. But scientists are looking to add a surprising entry to that list: Type 1 diabetes. Which, unlike the others, is not an infectious disease. You can’t share a sugar-free soda with your diabetic friend and suddenly lose your ability to…

Do Dogs Get Headaches?

Do Dogs get headaches? it’s a question that fascinates scientists, vets and so many animal lovers around the world. But we don’t have a definite answer But here’s what we know we all have experienced headaches in our lives and wondered why do you headaches occur? Well amazingly headaches don’t occur inside our brain. In…

Improving Glycemic Control in Diabetes

Insulin is the mainstay of treatment for patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus. However, despite appropriate treatment, patients often have inadequate glycemic control and remain at risk for life-threatening complications such as severe hypoglycemia and diabetic ketoacidosis. Sotagliflozin is an oral inhibitor of sodium-glucose cotransporters 1 and 2 (SGLT1 and SGLT2). SGLT1 is present mainly…

How Do Pain Relievers Work? – George Zaidan

Translator: Ido Dekkers Reviewer: Ariana Bleau Lugo Say you’re at the beach, and you get sand in your eyes. How do you know the sand is there? You obviously can’t see it, but if you are a normal, healthy human, you can feel it, that sensation of extreme discomfort, also known as pain. Now, pain…

The Fascinating History of Diabetes Testing

This video has been sponsored by Squarespace. Diabetes mellitus, often referred to as just diabetes is a group of disorders characterized by elevated blood sugar levels There are three major types of the disorder referred to as just Type 1, Type 2 and Gestational. In Type 1 Diabetes, the body produces little to no insulin,…

Most Deadly Elements On Earth

In the last 100 years mankind’s technology has exploded, and along with it his understanding of the natural world. In the 20th century alone mankind nearly doubled the number of elements known on the periodic table, many of them completely artificial constructions created in scientific labs. Today man has the power to create matter that…

Meet Your Microbiome!

Maybe you’ve heard this one before: the human body has ten times more microbial cells than human cells. Now, that claim isn’t totally accurate. Based on recent estimates, there are probably about as many microbial cells as human cells in your body. In fact my favorite thing that I heard was a single defecation event…

Why are some People Lactose Intolerant? | #aumsum

It’s AumSum Time. Why are some People Lactose Intolerant? Coz they didn’t lick a lot of lollipops. Naahhh. Lactose intolerance is basically the inability. To digest a sugar called lactose found in dairy products. Usually, our small intestine produces an enzyme called lactase. Lactase breaks down lactose into simple sugars called glucose. And galactose so…