Scanning the websphere for interesting things

From time to time we scan the Websphere in search of interesting information and news for people living and dealing with pituitary conditions.  Enjoy!

 

From Buzz Feed Stephanie M. Lee reports on Apple iPhone’s effort to become a key player as a device for people to track, manage and understand their health. The potential of smartphones, not just the iPhone, to assists patients in managing their conditions is great. This is particularly true for people dealing with rare, complicated disorders such as those of the pituitary. The author focuses some of the latest applications. On our end, we are monitoring developments and will report on new things as they become available.

 

This fascinating article, “The Microbiome and Brain Health: What’s the Connection?” touches on how researchers are now beginning to understand the ways in which bacteria living in the human gut—the gut microbiota—communicate with and influence brain health.

 

From our friends at Berkeley Wellness, a very practical article listing foods that lower cholesterol. The list is ranked and includes two supposed “cholesterol busters” that don’t live up to their hype.   Read more here.

 

Taking a few pounds off can also have a great effect on your overall health. Here is an article from Dr. JOHN SWARTZBERG, M.D. on the benefits of even modest weight loss. Read more.

 

From illustrator, Sarah Clifford comes an entertaining look at the endocrine function of the pituitary gland. The illustrated video tutorial provides a great overview of the hormones secreted by the pituitary gland and explains the role of the hypothalamus. Watch it here

 

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