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Burger King Employee Deserves Recognition For Helping Customer With Diabetes: Here's What Happened

Rebecca Boening, suffering from diabetes, one day realized that her blood sugar had dropped to dangerous levels. She ordered food from a Burger King drive-thru, where an employee went above and beyond the call of duty to help her.

Public Health December 13, 2017

Mouthwash Kills Mouth Bacteria But May Increase Risk For Diabetes

Mouthwash kills bad breath-causing bacteria in the mouth but too much use has been linked to a higher risk of developing diabetes and prediabetes. How can use of the antibacterial fluid cause these metabolic disorders?

Public Health November 25, 2017

Just Two Cans Of Soda Per Week Can Up Risk For Heart Disease, Diabetes, And Stroke

Sugar-sweetened beverages not only contribute to weight gain but are also bad for the health, according to a new review. Excess consumption of sugary drinks is linked to adverse medical conditions.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 4, 2017

This Smart Tattoo Changes Color When Your Blood Sugar Is High

What if there was a tattoo that could indicate changes in your body? Well, a group of researchers from Harvard and MIT developed exactly that – a tattoo that could, for example, tell a diabetic if they need insulin.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 2, 2017

This Skin Patch Melts Fat In Mice (No, You Can't Use It Yet)

The new medicated skin patch promotes fat browning in mice and holds promise in burning unwanted fat deposits such as love handles. It may also treat diabetes and obesity.

Biotech September 16, 2017

Diet Food And Drinks May Trigger Weight Gain And Diabetes: Study

A study has found that low-calorie food and beverage could increase the risk for obesity and diabetes. Misaligned sweetness and calories deceive our body’s metabolism into gaining weight.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 12, 2017

Diabetes Drug Exenatide Shows Promise In Helping Parkinson's Disease Patients

Exenatide is a drug used by diabetic patients to regulate their blood sugar levels. Researchers now find that the drug could also be useful in treating Parkinson's disease.

Medicine August 5, 2017

Drinking Alcohol Regularly May Lower Risk For Type 2 Diabetes

A new study reveals that drinking alcohol three to four times a week in moderate amounts reduces the risk for diabetes. Is it too good to be true?

Healthy Living/Wellness July 29, 2017

100 Million Americans Are Either Diabetic Or Prediabetic: CDC

Diabetes rates in the United States paint a picture of low awareness and increasing statistics, a new CDC report has showed. Experts continue to call for optimal nutrition as key in diabetes treatment and prevention.

Public Health July 19, 2017

Chemical In Broccoli May Lower Blood Sugar Of Diabetes Patients

Scientists discover that type 2 diabetics can reap great benefits from broccoli. A powder containing concentrated extract of broccoli reduced blood sugar levels by 10 percent.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 16, 2017

How BCG Vaccine Works To Stimulate The Reversal Of Type-1 Diabetes

Researchers present evidence that repeated administration of BCG vaccine can reverse Type-1 diabetes. Phase II of clinical trials to prevent and treat advanced diabetes is underway.

Medicine June 11, 2017

Foot And Leg Amputations Risk Linked To Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Drug Invokana

FDA required Johnson & Johnson to include a boxed warning about the risk for foot and leg amputations in type 2 diabetes patients who use Invokana. Who are most at risk for amputations?

Public Health May 16, 2017

This Is How Diabetes Can Damage Your Brain Health

A recently published study links diabetes with increased abnormalities in several brain areas. Overweight and obese diabetics are most at risk for serious brain deterioration.

Public Health April 29, 2017

Obesity And 4 Other Conditions Lead Americans To The Grave

A new study has drawn attention to the plight of Americans who are haunted by top 5 conditions cutting their lives. Topping the list is obesity with 47 percent more life stealing capacity than tobacco in mortality rates.

Public Health April 26, 2017

Is Starbucks' Unicorn Frappuccino Diabetes In A Cup? What's In It And What People Think

The Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino may look magical but it could be the one-way ticket to a diabetes diagnosis. Find out what makes the colorful drink so unhealthy and how people reacted to it.

Life & Style April 22, 2017

Why Diabetes Is A Real Threat Among African-Americans

Black people are 1.7 more likely to contract diabetes than white people, statistics show. Since this chronic condition seems to be more prevalent among ethnic minorities, the American Diabetes Association has designed culturally specific programs to raise disease awareness.

Public Health April 17, 2017

Apple Watch May Soon Come With Blood Sugar Level Sensors For Better Diabetes Treatment

A report claims that Apple is working to develop noninvasive blood sugar level sensors for the Apple Watch, which would help improve treatment for diabetes. Is this the so-called killer app that the smartwatch industry is waiting for?

Apple April 13, 2017

How To Know If You Have Diabetes: Signs And Symptoms To Watch Out For

Do you have diabetes? Learn more about some of the most common signs and symptoms of diabetes that you should be on the lookout for.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 9, 2017

Fattest Cities In America 2017: Is Your City One Of The Most Obese?

A new study by WalletHub ranks America’s most populated cities according to obesity rates. Find out your city’s score and see how much your fellow residents are affected by weight-related health problems.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 23, 2017

Climate Change Can Increase Diabetes Cases In US, Suggests New Study

A new study has revealed that climate change is related to diabetes, and with each degree of temperature rise, the risks from it are also increased. This study proves the real-world effect of climate change upon humans.

Public Health March 21, 2017

Childhood Bullying Can Lead To Health Risks In Adulthood: Study

A new study has drawn serious attention to the long-term impact of bullying in childhood. It says the scars of bullying will ride into adulthood and manifest as chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 14, 2017

Can A Gluten-Free Diet Help You Dodge Diabetes? New Study Says No

Find the truth about a gluten-free diet and type 2 diabetes. Major Harvard study begs you to think twice before jumping on the gluten-free diet bandwagon.

Public Health March 10, 2017

Too Much Meat, Salt And Not Enough Nuts Linked To Deaths From Diabetes, Stroke, And Heart Disease

A diet comprising too much processed meat, red meat, salt, and sugary drinks and not enough nuts, fruits, and vegetables has been associated with deaths from diabetes, stroke, and heart disease, research finds.

Public Health March 8, 2017

Repurposed Drug Can Save People At Risk Of Type 2 Diabetes

Researchers have proven that a hunger suppressing drug may prevent prediabetic people from developing type 2 diabetes. The drug, called liraglutide, prevents overeating which in turn keeps the patient's weight under control.

Medicine February 23, 2017

HIV Patients More Susceptible To Diabetes, Says Study

A recent study reveals that the risk of getting afflicted with diabetes mellitus is slightly higher in HIV-positive adults. The researchers surveyed data from MMP and NHANES for the purpose of the study.

Public Health January 31, 2017

Mouse Pancreas Grown In Bodies Of Rats Helped Reverse Diabetes

Using stem cells, researchers grew mouse pancreas in bodies of rats and later transplanted the organ into diabetic mouse. The technique offers hope of reversing diabetes and alleviating shortage of donated organs for transplant patients.

Biotech January 26, 2017

Each Meal You Eat Triggers An Immune System Response, Sets Off Inflammation

Research sheds new light on the inflammatory response generated by the immune system in the human body during digestion. In healthy adults, the process is beneficial, while in overweight and obese people it can lead to diabetes.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 18, 2017

Diabetes, Heart Disease Dominate Health Care Spending In The US

Did you know that just 20 health conditions make up more than half of health care spending in the United States? And out of that number, diabetes and heart disease take the top spots.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 28, 2016

Burning More Fat But Less Glucose Could Lead To Diabetes, Says Study

There really is a right time for everything. Burning more fat but less glucose offers energy benefits, but researchers have also found that it can lead to higher chances of diabetes developing depending on when exercise is carried out.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 27, 2016

New Study Suggests Daily Sugar Intake Guidelines Are Based On Low-Quality Evidence

Dietary recommendations on daily sugar intake could be based on poor evidences, reports a recent study. WHO recommends sugar intake of less than 5 percent of dietary calories per day, while the Institute of Medicine limits sugar intake to less than 25 percent of dietary calories taken every day.

Public Health December 23, 2016

Researchers Develop New Way To See Proteins In Motion

A new imaging technique helping to see proteins in live motion has been developed. Researchers at the UT Southwestern Medical Center made this stride by applying electric field pulses and X-ray beams on the protein strands.

Biotech December 20, 2016

Artificial Beta Cells Produced From Human Kidney Cells: Better Diabetes Treatment?

A team of researchers from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich produced artificial beta cells for the treatment of diabetes. The artificial beta cells have the ability to balance the blood glucose level just like real pancreatic cells, reports the study.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 11, 2016

Nestle Finds Way To Make Sugar Sweeter In Smaller Amounts

Nestle representatives have declared they will gradually change the recipes of sweets in order to use less sugar. This method is seen as a means to help fight childhood obesity and diabetes.

Public Health December 3, 2016

Platypus Venom May Be Key To Treating Type 2 Diabetes

A new study conducted by an Australian team of scientists suggests that a hormone found in both humans and animals could be changed in order to produce insulin. The research analyzed the evolutionary changes in the hormone's functions.

Medicine December 1, 2016

Smoking Kills But It’s Deadlier For Individuals Who Also Have Diabetes

Diabetes doubles the risk for all-cause mortality and non-lung cancer mortality among heavy smokers. Researchers analyzed risk for all-cause mortality among current and former smokers with and without diabetes.

Public Health November 25, 2016

US Dementia Rates Drop With Improvements In Education And Heart Health

U.S. dementia rate has seen a drop between the years 2000 and 2012. Increased level of education and improved treatments for cardiovascular factors may be behind the decline.

Public Health November 22, 2016

Ultra Long-Acting Oral Drug Delivery Platform Developed To Administer Medicine For Weeks

A team of researchers has developed an ultra long-acting oral drug delivery system that would help in the sustained release of drugs in the body. The system that can last up to two weeks in the stomach could be used in the treatment of disorders like epilepsy and Alzheimer’s.

Medicine November 18, 2016

Large Drop In Coronary Heart Disease Cases Recorded In The US: Study

A 20-percent drop was observed in the number of coronary heart disease cases in the United States, reports a recent study. A decline in the prevalence of diabetes, one of the heart disease risk factors, was also found.

Public Health November 17, 2016

High-Protein Diets Negate Diabetes-Related Benefits Of Weight Loss

Eating meat is one of the easiest ways to fulfill protein requirements for the day. However, researchers have found that women who ate too much protein had low insulin sensitivity, negating the diabetes benefits gleaned from weight loss.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 13, 2016

Insulin Pump Vulnerable To Cyberattack: Hackers May Exploit Device To Overdose Diabetic Patients With Insulin, J&J Warns

Johnson & Johnson's Animas OneTouch Ping insulin pump is vulnerable to hacking because it uses encrypted communications system. What can diabetic patients do to prevent hackers from exploiting their medical device and possibly overdosing them with insulin?

Biotech October 5, 2016

FDA Approves First Artificial Pancreas For Type 1 Diabetes Patients To Monitor Blood Sugar, Deliver Insulin

The FDA gave its approval to Medtronic's MiniMed 670G, the first automated insulin delivery system for type 1 diabetes patients. The artificial pancreas could automatically monitor and regulate blood sugar levels.

Biotech September 28, 2016

Long Naps During The Day Could Be Warning Sign For Type 2 Diabetes

Napping for an hour or more during the day was linked to a 45 percent increased risk for type 2 diabetes. What does prolonged sleep tell about a person's lifestyle?

Public Health September 15, 2016

Higher Glucose Levels During Pregnancy Associated With Worse Maternal, Birth Outcomes

For mom and baby to stay happy, their health must be cared for. According to researchers, high glucose levels in pregnant women are associated with worse outcomes for both mother and child.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 15, 2016

Alphabet, Sanofi Team Up In $500 Million Diabetes Joint Venture

French drug company Sanofi and Alphabet Inc.'s Verily Life Sciences LLC have teamed up to form a new joint venture dubbed Onduo, which will look to aid individuals suffering from diabetes.

Business Tech September 12, 2016

How To Save Money? Exercise Regularly

Indulging in regular physical activity helps people save not only their health but also money. Heart disease patients who performed recommended levels of weekly exercise saved up to $2,500 more than their inactive counterparts.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 9, 2016

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