Very Few People Engage in Lifestyle Behavior Changes to Reduce T2D Risk

HealthDay News — A small proportion of US adults engage in lifestyle behaviors known to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes, according to a study published in the March issue of Diabetes Care. Karen R. Siegel, PhD, MPH, from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, and colleagues conducted a cross-sectional analysis of 3679 non-pregnant, non-lactating individuals aged 20 years or older without diabetes. Participants provided 2 days of reliable dietary data in the 2007 to 2012 National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys. The average of 2…

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Anxiety, depression in young people could be early symptoms of bipolar disorder

A study has recently found that early anxiety and disorders of attention or behaviour are two patterns of psychiatric symptoms that may help to identify young people at increased risk of developing bipolar disorder (BD). According to researchers, early signs of BD can fall into a relatively characteristic “homotypic” pattern, consisting mainly of symptoms or other features associated with mood disorders; or a “heterotypic” pattern of other symptoms including anxiety and disruptive behaviour. Environmental risk factors and exposures can also contribute to BD risk. The team analysed data from 39…

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Meet the People, Trends, and Items That Will Rule Fashion in 2018

Photographed by Corey Tenold If we’ve learned anything from 2017’s wild and wacky fashion, it’s to expect the unexpected. Austere minimalism went out the window in favor of a magpie-like love of glitz, glamour, and granny-chic style. Artists outpaced musicians as the coolest collaborators. And a new crop of models brought their outsize personalities to the catwalks in New York, London, Milan, and Paris. Even in this time of change, we’re putting our money on nine trends that will dominate fashion in 2018. And if they don’t, well, don’t worry—we’ll…

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People On The US Virgin Islands Can’t Get Food Aid Because There’s Still No Electricity

Dustin Kuster is still waiting for a large cooler he purchased online to arrive at his home so he can keep meat, cheese, and fresh foods on hand. Like about 80% of the US Virgin Islands’ 106,000 residents, the 41-year-old, his girlfriend, and her four children have been living without power since a pair of hurricanes pulverized the region more than six weeks ago. For his family and thousands of others without access to expensive generators, Kuster still can’t cook meals and is consuming mostly cold, salty, canned food. Residents…

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Win Friends And Influence People With The Best Fried Chicken Ever

There are a lot of simple foods that are shockingly difficult to master. Eggs can be a nightmare, burgers can be tricky, but nothing is more intimidating than fried chicken. Too soggy, breading too thick, too greasy; it seems like there are a million things that could go wrong. If you get it right though, there is really nothing better. The phrase “you don’t win friends with salad” comes to mind … The truth is, you don’t need a special touch or a secret ingredient to make great fried chicken….

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Fitbit Alta HR review: The best fitness tracker for most people

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: The best activity tracker is the one you’ll actually wear every day, otherwise there’s no point in buying one at all. Fitbit’s new $150 Alta HR is the one most people would wear not just every day, but all night—and that’s worth every penny. At a glance, the Alta HR looks identical to its predecessor, last year’s original Alta. It’s a slim bracelet with an OLED screen that wakes to show the time when you raise your wrist and responds to…

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Limerick city food bank runs out of supplies and turns over 100 people away

Update 7pm: The food bank at St John’s Pavilion in Limerick has run out after handing out 2,500 food bags to struggling families and individuals today. More than 100 people were turned away. “We ran out of food and we had to turn 150 people away,” said Lorraine Moroney, St Vincent de Paul. “We’re trying to organise a team to pack and distribute 300 more hampers tomorrow from 12pm-1pm,” she added. Earlier: Hundreds of people struggling to find money to feed themselves and their families queued in the cold and…

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Where Fashion People Do Their Online Holiday Shopping

Moda Operandi, the essential online shopping destination for high-fashion devotees, remains a favorite for holiday gifting. But this season a lucky few can have a whole new kind of shopping experience. Moda Operandi Madison, a two-story townhouse in New York City flawlessly decorated by the retailer’s co-founder, Lauren Santo Domingo, offers an exclusive (by invitation only), personalized experience where clients can peruse everything from the latest fashion collections to sumptuous fine jewelry. For those who can’t stop by the impressive 64th street building, here are a few great places to…

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A financial planner explains why ‘lifestyle creep’ is such a huge problem for people in their 30s

As you enter your 30s and begin to consider marriage, buying a home, or having a kid, it’s more important than ever to get your financial house in order. But as your friends (and foes) begin reaching these milestones, it can be tempting to try and keep up, even if you know you can’t afford it or their goals don’t align with yours. “[S]ometimes that becomes harder in your 30s and 40s when you see all your friends buying a nicer house or nice car, and you start thinking, ‘Well…

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PM Modi On Currency Ban: ‘People Voted Me In To Fight Corruption. Shouldn’t I Do It?’

In an emotional speech in Goa, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “People voted me to fight corruption. Shouldn’t I do it? The people have chosen a government and they expect so much from it.” “I also feel the pain. These steps taken were not a display of arrogance. I have seen poverty and understand people’s problems,” he added.. The Reserve Bank of India has urged people to not withdraw cash repeatedly and hoard it. “The Reserve Bank urges that public need not be anxious… cash is available when they need…

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