10 behaviors for healthy weight loss

ADA launches Diabetes Food Hub, a new digital recipe platform for people with diabetes

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) has launched Diabetes Food Hub™, a new digital cooking and recipe destination to help people living with diabetes and their families eat healthfully. Including a collection of tasty recipes approved by ADA’s nutrition experts. It provides simple solutions to daily meal planning challenges for people with diabetes. Diabetes Food Hub provides recipes with easy-to-read nutrition guidance, tips for healthy eating, and meal prep inspiration from ADA diabetes experts to help put healthy living within reach for all people.

10 behaviors for healthy weight loss (Harvard Health)

  1. Know where you are starting.
  2. Home in on your goal and make a plan.
  3. Identify barriers to your goals and ways to overcome them.
  4. Identify current habits that lead to unhealthful eating.
  5. Control your portions.
  6. Identify hunger and satiety cues (Try to stop eating BEFORE getting full (it takes about 20 minutes for your brain to register “stop eating” signals from your stomach). Foods that can help you feel fuller include high-fiber foods such as vegetables, whole grains, beans, and legumes; protein (fish, poultry, eggs); and water)
  7. Focus on the positive changes
  8. Go with the 80/20 rule. Stay on track 80% of the time, but leave some room for a few indulgences.
  9. Focus on overall health.
  10. Eat slowly and mindfully

Lead accumulation in shin bone may be associated with resistant high BP

Cumulative lead burden, as measured by cortical bone in the tibia (shin bone), may be an unrecognized risk factor for drug resistant hypertension, according to new research published Oct. 24 2018 in the Journal of the American Heart Association. The risk of resistant hypertension was higher in men with elevated accumulations of lead in the shin bone. Exposure to lead may be due to aging infrastructure such as water pipes.

Adenovirus outbreak: Health officials continue to investigate after seven people died and at least 11 others have been infected with an adenovirus at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Haskell, New Jersey, the New Jersey Department of Health said Wednesday. “They range in age from toddlers to young adults,” New Jersey Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Shereef Elnahal told reporters Wednesday. “The vast majority are under the age of 18. Some have been hospitalized, and some are being cared for at this facility.” The outbreak appears to be confined to the facility’s respiratory unit, he added… (CNN)

FDA approves baloxavir to treat acute uncomplicated influenza

Xofluza (baloxavir marboxil) has been approved by the US FDA for the treatment of acute uncomplicated influenza (flu) in patients 12 years of age and older who have been symptomatic for no more than 48 hours.

Information available with another public authority is not a ground to deny information (Advocate Ira Gupta & Dr KK Aggarwal) In the matter titled as “Public information Officer versus V. Chaudhary”, W.P.(C) 2025/2014, vide judgment dated 08.10.2018 the Hon’ble High Court of Delhi has held that whether authentic information is available with another public authority is not a ground to deny the information sought from a public authority.

19. In terms of the RTI Act, all information as available with the public authority is required to be provided to the citizen unless it is exempt from disclosure under Section 8 of the RTI Act or otherwise pertains to the organizations that are excluded from the purview of the RTI Act. Thus, the question whether authentic information is available with another public authority is not a ground to deny the information as sought from a public authority. In this case, the petitioner had sought the status of the properties against which complaints had been sent to MCD. It was his suggestion (although couched as a query) that even though police authorities inform MCD regarding unauthorized construction, they do not take steps to stop the same by accepting illegal gratification.

20. The petitioner had duly informed the respondent that a total number of 5313 forms had been sent to the concerned Municipal Corporation. However, the balance information was denied on the ground that it cannot be provided under Section 11 of the Act.

21. It is apparent from the above that the petitioner did have the information as sought by the respondent. However, the same was denied to the respondent by referring Section 11 of the RTI Act. A plain reading of Section 11 of the RTI Act indicates that the same does not proscribe furnishing of information. In terms of Section 11(1) of the RTI Act, in cases where the public information officers (PIOs) intend to disclose the information, which relates to or has been supplied by a third party and has been treated as confidential by a third party, it would be necessary for the concerned PIO to give a written notice to the third party. The concerned third party has a right to make a submission either in writing or orally and the concerned PIO is required to keep the same in view while taking a decision regarding disclosure of such information. Thus, Section 11 of the RTI Act cannot be read as a provision proscribing disclosure of information; it is a provision to enable disclosure of third party information subject to certain safeguards. In this view, the decision of the CPIO denying the information by referring Section 11 of the RTI Act is wholly unsustainable.

22. The contention of the petitioner that the information as sought by the respondent was third party information, is also unpersuasive. The information as sought by the respondent pertains to unauthorized construction noticed by the police authorities, and in respect of which information had been forwarded to the concerned Municipal Corporation. Such information has neither been provided by any third party nor has been treated as confidential. Undisputedly, the information may relate to third parties inasmuch as it relates to the property of those third parties. However, the information as to unauthorized construction observed by the police authorities cannot be construed as one, which is to be kept confidential in terms of Section 11 of the RTI Act. Subject information that is sought by the respondent is gathered by the police authorities in discharge of their functions and this Court finds no infirmity with the decision of the CIC in directing that the same be provided to the respondent.”

Teen driver safety: 8 danger zones (CDC)

  1. Driver inexperience
  2. Driving with teen passengers
  3. Nighttime driving
  4. Not using seat belts
  5. Distracted driving
  6. Drowsy driving
  7. Reckless driving
  8. Impaired driving