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Diabetes Among U.S. Young, Especially Asians, Continues to Climb



By Robert Preidt
HealthDay Reporter

THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Diabetes among U.S. youths continued to rise from 2002 to 2015, especially for Asian children and teens, a new study says.

Researchers analyzed type 1 and type 2 diabetes among 5- to 19-year-olds. They found rates were generally higher in blacks and Hispanics than in whites. Surprisingly, the rate in Asian/Pacific Islanders rose faster than in all other racial ethnic groups.

“The study results did not surprise us for the white population, which comprises the vast majority of diabetes cases — over 80-90% of cases,” said study lead author Jasmin Divers, a professor at NYU Long Island School of Medicine.

“Of great concern was the rapid progression of diabetes among Asian/Pacific Islanders, with those study findings being novel to any prior research, and the results warranting additional close scrutiny and study,” Divers said in a news release from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which funded the study.

Asian/Pacific Islanders are people with origins in the Far East, Southeast Asia, and the Indian subcontinent, or have origins in Hawaii, Samoa, the Marshall Islands and other U.S. territories.

Type 1 diabetes among white children and teens rose by 0.7% a year, according to the study. Incidence among Asian/Pacific Islanders didn’t change significantly from 2002 to 2010 — but then spiked to 8.5% a year between 2011 and 2015.

From 2002 to 2015, type 2 diabetes in teens increased in all race/ethnic groups except whites. Asian/Pacific Islanders had increases of nearly 8% a year, followed by Hispanics at 6.5% a year, and blacks at 6% a year.

Diabetes is one of the most common chronic diseases among U.S. children and teens. Developing diabetes at a young age can lead to complications such as kidney disease and retina damage. It can also damage nerves outside the brain and spinal cord (peripheral neuropathy), which can cause weakness, numbness and pain in the hands and feet.

There are no known ways to prevent type 1 diabetes, but type 2 diabetes can be prevented or delayed with lifestyle changes.

The study is in the CDC’s Feb. 14 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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SOURCE: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, news release, Feb. 13, 2020

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Psychology Around the Net: February 22, 2020



In this week’s Psychology Around the Net, we explore the mental health benefits of exercising alone, how poor concentration feels in bipolar disorder, how to avoid depression during menopause, the promising research of psychedelics for mental health, and the importance of discussing severe mental illness on the college campus, and more.



The Mental Health Benefits of Exercising Alone: In this article, the author argues that exercising alone has distinct benefits that you can’t get while working out in a group. “Exercising alone, inarguably, gives you a sense of intrinsic reward: the feeling you get when you’re motivated by your internal satisfaction instead of a compliment or accolade from another,” she says.

How Bipolar Symptoms Really Feel: Difficulty Concentrating: Mania and depression are the two most commonly-known symptoms of bipolar disorder, but other symptoms can seem just as debilitating for those who experience them. In this article, the author discusses poor concentration in bipolar, which can occur in both depression and mania, but in different ways. She shares her experiences with both.

Menopause and Mental Health: Not only does menopause bring changes to the body, but it can affect mental health as well. During the menopause years, the incidence of depression doubles, and women who have struggled in the past with depression or anxiety might also see a resurgence in symptoms. This article highlights what you can do to protect your mental health during menopause.

Can Magic Mushrooms and LSD Treat Depression and Anxiety? Scientists are Optimistic: A growing body of research supports the benefits of using psychedelic drugs for anxiety and depression, especially among treatment-resistant patients. This article highlights promising research as well as personal success stories.

Inactive Teens May Be Prone to Depression: A recent U.K. study suggests that even light walking can help sedentary teens reduce their risk for depression. Lead study author Aaron Kandola of University College London said “Our results suggest young people should aim to reduce their sedentary behavior and increase their light activity during adolescence, a time when the opposite tends to occur. This could reduce the risk of depression in the future.” This article details the study’s findings.

I Don’t Want Your ‘Mental Health Awareness:’ In this student opinion article in Duke University’s The Chronicle, the author laments that college conversations tend to revolve around the less taboo mental illnesses, like anxiety and depression, and rarely tackle serious illnesses like bipolar disorder and OCD. “I am proud that mental health advocacy is becoming more apparent on campus, but it is insulting when the awareness is constantly limited to the ‘tame’ side of mental health rather than the actual difficult symptoms and behaviors caused by severe mental illness,” the author writes.

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Great Running Spots Across America



Welcome to the Running newsletter! Every Saturday morning, we email runners with news, advice and some motivation to help you get up and running. Sign up here to get it in your inbox.

Dear Readers:

I’ve spent part of this week planning my summer vacation. If you’re like me, vacation planning also means “where am I going to run?” planning.

In 2017, I finished my quest to see all 50 states, and I’ve gone on some big road trips since then (including driving cross country and back last June). I’ve tried to run as much as I can along the way, not only to maintain my fitness, but to see new things.

So here are cool places I’ve run, both while traveling and close to home. It’s not a “best places to run” list because I haven’t run everywhere, and if your favorite run is not on this list, most likely I haven’t run there yet!

Tell me about it on Twitter and maybe I can add it to my running bucket list. I’m at @byjenamiller.

Bar Harbor, Me.

Acadia has 45 miles of gravel carriage roads, which are perfect for a run of any length. You can also challenge yourself by going up Cadillac Mountain, which tops out at 1,529 feet. I got a bit lost on the mountain trail there in 2018, so I finished by running on the paved road that cars use to get to the top. People who passed me on their drive up applauded when I reached the summit.

Huntsville, Ala.

This pretty paved trail, which runs along the Aldridge Creek, is just over four miles. It’s shaded most of the way, which is critical if you’re running in Alabama in June, which is when I ran it in 2017.

New York City

Not only are you part of a flow of runners without feeling overwhelmed by crowds, but there are also plenty of places to stop for food and restrooms. Registration for the New York Road Runners’ New York Mini 10K, a women’s race that circles the park, just opened on Thursday.

Flat sand and gorgeous sunrises: What’s not to like about running on Daytona’s beach? For the full Daytona experience sign up for the Daytona Beach Half Marathon, where you start and finish on the Daytona International Speedway (and run to and from the beach in between). It’s already been run this year, so you’ll have to wait until Feb. 9, 2021, for your chance.


For this Philadelphia park, I recommend the 8.4-mile ring around the Schuylkill. Almost every major race in Philadelphia uses at least one side of this loop — and the Philadelphia Marathon uses both. It also connects to trails that take you to Wissahickon Valley Park Trail System if you’re looking to run on unpaved roads.

Fraser and Winter Park, Colo.

If you’re like me and live at sea level, this trail is really high up: between about 8,500 and 9,000 feet. But it’s mostly flat, so it’s a good spot to run while you get used to the elevation. My dog also liked to run into the Fraser River itself, which you can enter at multiple points along the way.

Haddon Heights, N.J.

This New Jersey park may not be on everybody’s list, but I’m biased because I have been coming here my entire life. My parents first took me when I was a baby and then as a kid to play on the playground. Now, as an adult, it’s one of my regular running routes. It has a small creek, shade and a new water fountain near its outdoor amphitheater. To extend your run, hook into the paved path around Audubon Lake.

Idaho Falls, Idaho

I stopped here overnight on a road trip and wondered why it was called Idaho Falls. I found out the next morning when I ran along the city’s Greenbelt Trail and smack into the falls themselves, which are 600 feet wide. The trail covers five miles on both sides of the Snake River. You can hear the thunder of the falls on most of it.

Chesterton, Ind.

There are a lot of places you can run at the Indiana Dunes, which includes both a state and national park along Lake Michigan, but I recommend the 3 Dune Challenge, which is a 1.5-mile course up three of the tallest dunes in the state park portion: Mount Jackson (176 feet), Mount Holden (184 feet), and Mount Tom (192 feet). It’s challenging because the dunes are at 40-degree slopes and the trails are sand, which means you need to work hard to keep your footing.


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