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More Steps in a Day Tied to Lower Risk for Death

Step intensity not linked to significantly lower mortality risk after adjusting for total steps per day
For men

Early Age at Puberty Linked to Increased T2DM Risk in Men

Early age at peak height velocity also an independent predictor for insulin treatment for T2DM
Use of the Fasting Algorithm for Singaporeans with Type 2 Diabetes facilitates safe intermittent fasting for patients with diabetes during Ramadan

Tool Aids Safe Fasting for T2DM Patients Observing Ramadan

Greater improvements in glycemic control seen for patients using fasting algorithm versus usual care
Antibiotic prescriptions in the first year of life are associated with an increased risk for type 1 diabetes in childhood

Antibiotics in First Year of Life May Up Risk for T1DM by Age 10

Antibiotic prescriptions for ear, respiratory tract infections major driver for increased risk
Metformin treatment reduces some obesity measures in children

Metformin Could Reduce Obesity in Children

Metformin therapy reduces some indices of obesity in children and adolescents, review shows
Diabetes screening practices vary widely and are only partially explained by patient

Wide Variation Seen in Screening Practices forType 2 Diabetes

Variation exists regardless of guideline-based screening strategy used
Noncitizens are undertreated for cardiovascular risk factors in the United States

Noncitizens Undertreated for Cardiovascular Risk Factors

Findings seen for high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes versus born or naturalized U.S. citizens
Cities that have experienced significant outbreaks of coronavirus 2019 have similar winter climates

Climate Similar in Cities With Biggest Outbreaks of COVID-19

Cities with significant outbreaks have similar winter climates, east-west distribution along same latitude
Graphic new health warnings must appear on cigarette packages and in cigarette ads beginning next year

Graphic Health Warnings Coming for U.S. Cigarette Packs

Warnings include photo-realistic color images depicting some of the lesser-known health risks of smoking
From 2006 to 2016

Per-Capita Medical Radiation Exposure Down in United States

2006 to 2016 saw drop in annual individual effective dose from diagnostic, interventional procedures