Wednesday House Call December 2, 2015; Diabetes, salt, and cracking knuckles

Wednesday House Call   December 2, 2015

Dr Barry Dworkin joins Rob Snow to discuss the latest health stories of the week.


1) The trends in diabetes:
a) New diabetes cases in U.S. adults are dropping
b) Diabetes rates soar in Canada: report. Aboriginal populations hit hardest; nearly nine per cent of Canadians have the disease
What’s behind the headlines?
Alsö: Type 2 diabetes can be cured through weight loss, Newcastle University finds.
2) Starting this week, diners at many chain restaurants in New York City will see warnings on menus next to items that are high in sodium, under a rule believed to be the first of its kind in the country.
The symbol of a saltshaker in a black triangle will warn customers about items that contain more than 2,300 milligrams of sodium, the recommended daily maximum. The city estimated that 10 percent of menu items will need the warning.
3) Cracking your knuckles feels so good. And science knows why!
Researchers found that a gas bubble between the bones of the flexed joints creates the sound.