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Editor's Note: Gloria Beim, MD, is the Team USA chief medical officer (CMO) for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. This is the third Olympics she has served in and her first as CMO. She was the team physician for cycling and tae kwon do in the Athens 2004 Summer Olympics and was venue medical director and team physician for Team USA at the London 2012 Summer Olympics. Beim is the founder of Alpine Orthopaedics in Colorado. She is also an author, most (More)
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Posted 5:03 PM 1/17/2014
Jan. 17, 2014 -- Google is working on contact lenses with special sensors to monitor diabetes blood sugar levels. The lens measures blood sugar levels in tears using a tiny wireless chip and miniature blood-sugar sensor embedded between two layers of soft contact lens material.
Posted 9:05 PM 12/17/2013
Dec. 17, 2013 -- Even though the FDA has asked makers of antibacterial soaps and body washes to prove the products are both safe and effective long-term, the products won't disappear from store shelves -- at least not at the moment.
The FDA's request is a proposed rule. That means makers can still sell their products while they give the FDA the information it requested.
Here's what else you may want to know about the FDA's action.
Posted 4:47 PM 12/12/2013
Dec. 12, 2013 (Washington, DC) -- Anyone who's ever belonged to a weight loss program knows the value of keeping a food diary -- a written record of every morsel or sip that enters the mouth.
The problem is, what people say they eat isn't often the whole truth. Sometimes they knowingly omit an embarrassing pig-out, like an entire sleeve of cookies or a whole carton of Rocky (More)
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Posted 8:48 PM 12/11/2013
Dec. 11, 2013 -- The European Food Safety Authority says the artificial sweetener aspartame is safe at the levels currently used in food and drinks. Aspartame, sold as NutraSweet and Equal, has been used in soft drinks and other low-calorie or sugar-free foods for more than 25 years.
Alicja Mortensen, PhD, of the authority says in a news release that the study is "one of the most comprehensive risk assessments of aspartame ever undertaken."
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Posted 3:12 PM 11/1/2013
Nov. 1, 2013 (San Diego)- Women who drink one or more sugar-sweetened sodas a day might raise their risk of getting rheumatoid arthritis, according to a new study that links RA risk to the sugary habit. The study does not prove cause and effect.