A new study links propionate, a food preservative, to alterations in our metabolism, increasing the production of glucose, at least in one mammal: mice. The evidence of an effect on humans is based on 14 lean humans and two meals.
Though recent and alarming headlines are touting a global superbug, it can be hard to discern fact from fiction. Should we be worried? Let's take a look and find out.
How did pre-diabetes enter the medical vocabulary? Does it serve to improve our health -- or is it just an opportunity to create a market for medical thinking and medical sales?
There are many misconceptions about strokes that warrant clarification. They range from those who are at greatest risk to be afflicted to their chances of recovery. Let's take a look.
We hear a great deal about blood sugar while talking about diabetes. But the problems triggered by it have another common theme.
A recent bus crash reminds us that all episodes of impaired driving are not due to overdose.
Can an algorithm prescribe a healthier diet? The short answer: Just a little better than the flip of a coin, or that printed diet you found on the Internet.
The knowledge of a baby being big or small is just data, not meaningful information. Context is key.
Diabetes + High Deductibles = Delays in Care A study tries to show that this is true, but the evidence is unconvincing
Self-injury mortality, albeit by suicide or lethal intoxication, spans a continuum that represents two sides of the same coin.
Data mining genomic data is a growing trend. This study seeks to determine whether nature or nurture control who gets ill. Turns out, it's complicated, and genes may not hold all – or any – of the answers.
The allure of evidence-based medicine is that it sounds so objective: free of bias, and free of judgment. But at its core, the evidence-based recommendations from the American College of Physicians are a collective subjective judgment, or a balancing act of tradeoffs.