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Saturday, July 25, 2015

Health News: FDA takes on sugar in food labels ♦ 3D digital scanning shortens denture-fitting time from days to minutes ♦ Some Vietnam vets currently have PTSD 40 years

FDA takes on sugar in food labels Food labels should contain more detail about how much sugar is in a product, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Friday. It's proposed a rule to require that food labels not only say how much sugar is in a product, but what percentage the sugar adds to the daily recommended intake.
Some Vietnam vets currently have PTSD 40 years after war ended While it has been 40 years since the Vietnam War ended, about 271,000 veterans who served in the war zone are estimated to have current full posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) plus subthreshold war-zone PTSD and more than one-third have current major depressive disorder.
Device keeps donor livers healthy outside the body until transplant A deceased donor liver has been preserved and kept healthy outside the body in a device that mimics the body’s physiological functions and successfully transplanted into a human, for the first time in Ontario
3D digital scanning shortens denture-fitting time from days to minutes Dentures, known as false teeth, are prosthetics constructed to replace missing teeth. Fitting removable dentures is a long and painful process in which a patient has to visit the clinic multiple times so that soft and hard plastic material, resembling silly putty, can be used to take exact measurements of her mouth. Failure to take exact measurements causes discomfort and pain. Now researchers report that this time can be cut way back with the use of 3D digital scanning techniques
Low birth weight combined with unhealthy adult lifestyle may increase type 2 diabetes risk People who are a low weight at birth and have unhealthy habits as adults, such as eating nutritionally poor diets or smoking, may have a greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes than people born at an average weight who live similar lifestyles.

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