Intensive Lifestyle Intervention helped to Reverse Type 2 Diabetes

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(Best Syndication News) - Researchers found that overweight type-2 diabetes patients increased their chances of partial and complete remission with intensive lifestyle intervention. The results, which showed modest remission rates, were reported in the December 19, 2012 issue of JAMA.

Many people diagnosed with type-2 diabetes wonder if the disease is reversible. Diabetes is thought of as a disease that is progressive that will eventually lead to vascular and neuropathic damage. Other studies involving bariatric surgery on type 2 diabetes patients suggested that some cases could be resolved. There were no studies on the rate of remission with lifestyle modifications alone. This prompted Edward W. Gregg, Ph.D., of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, and his colleagues to investigate.

LEGOLAND Hotel to open in San Diego

LEGOLAND® California Resort's Master Model Builders prepare a LEGO knight and chef for installation into the nation's first LEGOLAND Hotel opening ahead of schedule on April 5, 2013. credit:LEGOLAND / PRNEWSWIRE

(Best Syndication News) - A LEGOLAND Hotel will be opening on April 5, 2013 next to the LEGOLAND California Resort in Carlsbad. The new 250-room hotel will offer guests a LEGO themed stay and has around 3,422 LEGO models that will be on display using over three million LEGO bricks. A dragon built out of LEGO bricks will breathe smoke as hotel guests enter.

Construction workers were busy installing the LEGO sculptures recently. Once complete, the hotel rooms will have three different themes. Themes include LEGO knights, pirates, and adventurers. Guest staying in a premium room will have addition choices including LEGO models and decorations such as themed wallpaper.

LG and Kenmore Elite Top-Loading Washing Machines Recalled for Repair

LG and Kenmore Elite Washing Machines being recalled for repair - Credit: CPSC

(Best Syndication News) - Around 457,000 top-loading LG brand and Kenmore Elite brand washing machines are being voluntarily recalled for repair. The announcement was made today by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The drum that spins could come loose from the vibration of an unbalanced wash load. There is a risk for property damage and personal injury. LG Electronics Inc. announced the recall after receiving 343 reports of the washing machine vibrating beyond normal. Out of these reports, 187 reported minor property damage, and one minor injury was reported to the company.

Current Mortgage Rates Today – Bank of America and KeyBank raise loans rates again

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(Best Syndication News) Mortgage interest rates advanced while the secondary lenders lowered their yield rates (see the mortgage rate charts below). JPMorgan Chase and PNC lowered some of their loan products, but Bank of America and KeyBank raised them.

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Confidence that a resolution to the fiscal cliff crisis helped push stock prices higher Monday. Reports from Washington over the weekend hinted that House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner was willing to allow taxes to increase on Americans earning $1 million or more.

Office Depot adds PayPal payments for Online Shoppers

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(Best Syndication News) - Office Depot, Inc. (NYSE:ODP) announced the addition of PayPal payments for shoppers at their website. The service is up and running today and customers can opt for PayPal as a payment method during checkout.

PayPal is an eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY) owned company that processes payments. The shopper can enter in their credit card, bank information, billing, and shipping addresses in Paypal and not have to continue to do this at every website that they shop at. All that is needed is for the user to sign into their PayPal account to approve the transaction. Additionally, customers do not need to have a PayPal account to use this payment method.

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