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Someone threw rocks and a Bible through the doors of a Colorado mosque

CNN - 6 hours 21 min ago
Colorado police are investigating vandalism at a mosque after a person was seen on surveillance video throwing rocks and a Bible through the building's glass doors and prayer area on Sunday.

Sugar rush could be deadly with this heart condition

Futurity.org - 6 hours 22 min ago

One out of every 2,000 people suffers from long QT syndrome, which can lead to heart failure. For these people, too much sugar may be dangerous, research shows.

“If you suffer from long QT intervals, you should be careful not to consume a lot of sugar at once. In fact, a medium-size soft drink is enough to cause the blood sugar to drop to dangerously low levels further increasing the QT interval,” says Associate Professor Signe Sørensen Torekov from the department of biomedical sciences and the Metabolism Center at the University of Copenhagen.

“At worst, this can lead to disordered cardiac rhythm and heart failure.”

Eating sugary food normally causes the pancreas to produce insulin. Insulin is the hormone that lowers the blood sugar to a stable level again after we have consumed sugar. In a previous study the team has shown that the amount of insulin produced by the pancreas is regulated by potassium channels, among other things. When the potassium channels do not work, excessive amounts of insulin are produced and blood sugar drops to dangerously low levels. These potassium channels do not work properly in LQTS patients.

In the new study the researchers have shown that the potassium channel called hERG, in addition to being connected to the insulin level, is also connected to two other hormones, GLP-1 and GIP, which also overreact and signal to the body to produce even more insulin. At the same time, in LQTS patients the hormone responsible for protecting the body against low blood sugar levels is impaired.

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“When a healthy individual experiences low blood sugar levels, the hormone glucagon reacts by signaling to the body to release more sugar into the blood. But the glucagon level in people suffering from LQTS is too low. This means that not only does the patient’s insulin level increase to twice the amount seen in healthy individuals, the hormone responsible for raising the blood sugar from a dangerously low level is equally impaired,” Torekov explains.

The research has resulted in some advice for LQTS patients: be careful not to consume too large amounts of sugar at once if you want to minimize the risk of low blood sugar and so further increasing your QT interval.

The researchers report their work in the journal Circulation.

Source: University of Copenhagen

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Dems want to know who's visiting Trump

CNN - 6 hours 24 min ago
Whether the Trump administration wants to call Mar-a-Lago the Winter White House, the Southern White House, the Weekend White House or something else altogether, some Democrats are now demanding that they treat the parade of visitors coming and going from there like their predecessors largely treated the regular White House itself -- by actually recording their names.

Who is to blame for the failure of the health-care overhaul? The finger-pointing begins.

Washington Post - 6 hours 36 min ago
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Pence says Trump will keep promise of overhauling Affordable Care Act

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Monday, March 27, 2017 Daily Mass Reading

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Trump and Ryan have long weekend talks

CNN - 6 hours 37 min ago
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Pence: US 'giving serious consideration' to moving embassy in Israel

CNN - 6 hours 56 min ago
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1 killed, 15 injured in Ohio club shooting

CNN - 6 hours 59 min ago
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Stock futures down, volatility index up

CNN - 6 hours 59 min ago
Global investors are in a bad mood right now after President Trump failed his first big legislative test as Republicans ditched their Obamacare repeal bill on Friday.

Pence: Congress 'just wasn't ready' to repeal Obamacare

Washington Post - 7 hours 6 min ago
Speaking to a group of small business owners in Charleston, W.Va., Vice president Mike Pence said he was grateful to House Speaker Paul Ryan and House Republicans in their effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

Arrest warrant sought for ousted South Korean president

CNN - 7 hours 8 min ago
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Southern Lights put on show for passengers

CNN - 7 hours 19 min ago
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ISIS tells Raqqa residents to flee, then orders them to stay

CNN - 7 hours 26 min ago
Civilians in Raqqa faced uncertainty Sunday after ISIS ordered the evacuation of the Syrian city, and then rescinded the command.

Seaside Solace in an Ocean of Pain

NY Times - 7 hours 35 min ago
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