People in Philadelphia seem to be trying to avoid buying soda from stores within the city due to the new soda tax. However, they are choosing to buy their sugary drinks from nearby areas to avoid the levy.
Public Health May 18, 2019
A popular diabetes drug is found linked to a flesh-eating infection known as Fournier gangrene. This disease is a rare but life-threatening infection that kills skin tissue in the genital or anal area.
Medicine May 10, 2019
More than 30 million adults in the United States have diabetes. An innovative research that used a brain training game may help curb cravings for added sugar that is linked to obesity, diabetes, and other health risks.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 8, 2019
A cost-effective study revealed that implementing the Food and Drug Administration's added sugar labeling policy could generate substantial health gains and cost savings. Among these gains include the reduction of diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.
Public Health April 16, 2019
A drug commonly used for diabetes is shown to make an impact on kidney disease as well. Research test Janssen Pharmaceuticals' Invokana in a landmark study that could change the lives of millions around the world.
Medicine April 15, 2019
Cigna announced a new program that offers a 40 percent reduction in the out-of-pocket cost of insulin for members who have type 1 or type 2 diabetes. The company said that about 700,000 people will benefit from the price change.
Medicine April 4, 2019
A new guideline created by the Endocrine Society aims to improve compliance and prevent complications among older patients diagnosed with diabetes. The new guideline was released during the opening of the ENDO 2019 conference.
Public Health March 25, 2019
A 45-year-old diabetic inmate in the UK died in prison after being restrained and left on the floor by officers for 21 hours. She was later found unresponsive and taken to the hospital, where she died soon after.
March 25, 2019
23andMe used data of more than 2.5 million to develop its new genetic report on Type 2 diabetes. The DNA testing company said the report can identify people who may not know they have a genetic predisposition to diabetes.
Healthy Living/Wellness March 11, 2019
Are 'catch-up' sleeps during the weekend effective for people who did not sleep enough during the week? A new study says it may not be a healthy habit.
Healthy Living/Wellness February 28, 2019
Researchers at MIT have developed an oral pill that can deliver insulin levels comparable to injectables. The capsule mimicked the self-orientation capability of African leopard tortoises that can blend with the shape of their environment.
Medicine February 9, 2019
Prices of insulin nearly doubled from 2012 to 2016, according to a study, and usage of the medication only rose to 3 percent. This is a nod to the growing number of people airing their grievances to the soaring costs.
Medicine January 22, 2019
Type 2 diabetes patients prescribed sulfonylureas or basal insulin as second-line drugs are at higher risk for cardiovascular events. Researchers urge doctors to prescribe newer class of diabetes medications.
Public Health December 21, 2018
The study, which involved more than 220,000 men, provided evidence strong enough to suggest a causal link between type 2 diabetes and erectile dysfunction. What practices can influence men's risk for both conditions?
Public Health December 21, 2018
A study found that many people with type 2 diabetes were unnecessarily testing their blood sugar regularly in their homes. This meant a waste of time and money.
Public Health December 12, 2018
Scientists warned that people who get too much sleep have a higher risk of experiencing a major cardiovascular event and dying. The recommended amount of sleep for adults is six to eight hours per night.
Public Health December 6, 2018
Soda can increase a person's risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, a research said. Added sugars in certain food products such as sweetened beverages and baked goods were found to affect the blood glucose level negatively.
Healthy Living/Wellness November 28, 2018
Millions of people will be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes by 2030, but not everyone will be getting the insulin they need. According to a study, 49 million might not have access to insulin in the next 12 years.
Medicine November 21, 2018
Twelve patients developed the flesh-eating genital infection Fournier’s gangrene several months after using the type 2 diabetes medicines called SGLT2 inhibitors. The patients had to undergo surgery. One died.
Medicine September 1, 2018
New research proved that taking aspirin once a day cannot prevent heart diseases in relatively healthy people. The blood thinner can also pose a serious risk of bleeding in patients diagnosed with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.
Medicine August 27, 2018
Women who work at least 45 hours per week have a 63 percent increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Here are ways hardworking individuals can lower their risk for this lifestyle disease.
Public Health July 4, 2018
There’s now another study that adds to the growing understanding of how being overworked affects overall health. This time, however, the focus is on women.
Public Health July 3, 2018
For certain diabetics, frequent hospital visits are common, but there might be a way to reduce trips to the doctor. An artificial pancreas just showed encouraging results among type 2 diabetics when it comes to managing blood sugar levels.
Biotech June 27, 2018
Scientific efforts to create a non-invasive insulin pill continue. A new research takes on a new approach, coating insulin liquid with a special enzyme that prevents stomach acid from breaking it down, and the results are encouraging.
Medicine June 26, 2018
A team of researchers from Southern California suggested that women who have any form of diabetes while pregnant are at a higher risk of having a child with autism. The study examined over 400,000 children that were born between 1995 and 2012.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 26, 2018
Could a tuberculosis vaccine really help lower blood sugar levels? This study says yes. Participants who were given two shots of BCG showed receded blood sugar levels after five to eight years.
Public Health June 22, 2018
A team of Swiss scientists suggested that caffeine could be beneficial for diabetics. The team gave mice that had diabetes caffeine receptors, which helped produce insulin, the hormone diabetics require.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 20, 2018
A new study indicates that the onset of Type 2 diabetes after the age of 50 could be an early sign of pancreatic cancer. That's the deadliest form of cancer with just an 8 percent overall five-year survival rate.
Medicine June 18, 2018
A new study showed that millennials will face more health issues in the next 30 years. The illnesses that young adults are at risk of developing include cancer, heart disease, and certain cancers.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 18, 2018
A new study shows that men and women who sleep less than six hours or more than ten hours daily were at a higher risk of developing a cardiovascular disease. The study was conducted by researchers from Seoul National University College of Medicine.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 13, 2018
Nutritional scientists have identified the health benefits of certain foods such as eggs, yogurt, and coffee. In case you missed it, here's a list of the nutrition discoveries that scientists have recently stumbled upon.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 11, 2018
A new research found that young adults were more likely to avoid sugary drinks with graphic warnings about tooth decay, obesity, and type-2 diabetes. The study was presented at the 2018 European Congress on Obesity.
Public Health May 26, 2018
New findings estimate that 22 percent of the world's population will be obese by 2045. About one in eight people around the world will also have diabetes, including nearly one in five people in the United States.
Public Health May 25, 2018
According to the CDC, the U.S. life expectancy rate has dropped for the third-straight year in 2017. The death rates apparently rose due to certain diseases, including the flu and pneumonia.
Public Health May 24, 2018
A group of researchers warned people against the potential health risk of the popular intermittent fasting diet fad. Their finding was presented during an annual meeting that is being held by the European Society of Endocrinology from May 19 to May 22.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 21, 2018
A mother who lost her son to diabetes, as well as other mothers, patients, doctors, and supporters gathered to call for lower insulin prices. A senator also joined the rally and stated that President Donald Trump's plan is not enough.
Medicine May 15, 2018
Scientists have discovered that vitamin D therapy may help in the treatment of diabetes. Vitamin D, known as the sunshine vitamin, may be combined with a newly identified compound to bring glucose levels back to normal in mouse models.
Medicine May 14, 2018
A low or high consumption of eggs is found to be safe in generally healthy or diabetic persons. Scientists found that dietary cholesterol in eggs has little effect in the overall bad cholesterol levels in the blood.
Public Health May 8, 2018
A new study suggested that people who suffer from type 1 diabetes could follow a low-carb diet. The diet could possibly help improve blood sugar levels and lessen complications that stem from the disorder.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 7, 2018
A diabetic woman was found after being reported missing. Though diabetes is associated with high blood sugar, there are also dangers associated with patients having low blood sugar.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 29, 2018
Different ways of preparing garlic yield different sulfur compounds that alter gaseous signaling molecules that can influence inflammation, cardiovascular system, and neurological function. Is there a right or wrong way to prepare the spice?
Public Health April 28, 2018
Results of a mice trials showed that artificial sweeteners change the way food is metabolized and energy is used. Dietitians highly recommend fruits to replace artificial sweeteners because it is naturally sweet and full of good calories.
Public Health April 25, 2018
Artificial sweeteners such as aspartame and acesulfame potassium may also lead to body changes linked to diabetes and obesity. How do these zero-calories sugar replacements cause unwanted health impacts?
Public Health April 23, 2018
An epidemiology study showed that people deficient in vitamin D have increased chances of diabetes. Researchers from UCSD and Seoul University had found that low levels of vitamin D in the blood caused healthy individuals to become prediabetic or diabetic.
Public Health April 21, 2018
Pasta was just proven to have no adverse effects on blood sugar level due to its low ranking in the glycemic index. What is this GI and how can it help improve one's health?
Healthy Living/Wellness April 4, 2018