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1 In 7 Type 2 Diabetes Patients Needlessly Test Blood Sugar At Home

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

Sleeping Too Much Can Cause Heart Disease And Death, Says Study

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

New Research Says Sweetened Drinks Worse Than Fructose-Packed Food

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

Lack Of Insulin Supplies Could Spell Disaster For 40 Million People By 2030

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

FDA Warns Of Link Between Flesh-Eating Genital Infection And Diabetes Medicines

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

Doctors On The Fence About Aspirin Heart Benefits

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

Working 45 Hours Per Week Can Increase Women's Diabetes Risk: How To Prevent This Lifestyle Disease

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

Workaholic Women Have Greatest Risk Of Diabetes: Study

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

Artificial Pancreas Could Help Type 2 Diabetes Patients Manage Blood Sugar Levels

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

An Insulin Pill Could Soon Replace Injections For Diabetics

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

Mothers With Diabetes Are More Likely To Have Autistic Children, New Study Suggest

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

Tuberculosis Vaccine Permanently Lowers Blood Sugar And Reverses Advanced Type 1 Diabetes: Study

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

Researchers Suggest Caffeine Could Replace Insulin Injections For Treating Diabetes

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

Diabetes Onset After 50 Could Be An Early Pancreatic Cancer Indicator: Study

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

Millennials Are On Track To Have Worse Health Problems Than Their Parents In The Next 30 Years

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

Sleeping For Less Than 6 Hours Or More Than 10 Hours Could Lead To Heart Disease, New Study Finds

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

These Foods Could Help Fight Disease, According To Scientists

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

Graphic Cigarette-style Packaging For Sugary Drinks Deter Young Adults From Purchase

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

22 Percent Of The World's Population Projected To Be Obese In 27 Years

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

U.S. Life Expectancy Drops As Death Rate Continues To Grow

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

Intermittent Fasting Diets Could Increase Risk Of Type 2 Diabetes

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

Mother Who Lost Son To Diabetes Calls For Lower Insulin Prices

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

Vitamin D Therapy May Help Diabetes Treatment, Study Shows

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

New Findings Conclude That Eating Eggs Is Generally Healthy Even For Diabetic Persons

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

Low Carb Diet Foods May Help With Type 1 Diabetes Treatment By Improving Blood Sugar Level

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

'High Risk' Diabetic Woman Who Went Missing Found Safe

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 Linked To Health Benefits Of Spice

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

Artificial Sweeteners Linked To Diabetes And Obesity: What Are The Healthier Alternatives?

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

Zero-Calorie Sweeteners Can Still Increase Risk For Diabetes And Obesity

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

Vitamin D Deficiency Poses Greater Risk Of Diabetes, Epidemiologists Say

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

Glycemic Index: Here's What You Should Know (Even If You're Not Diabetic)

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

The Great Recession Impacted The Health Of Americans: Study

The Great Recession raised blood pressure and glucose levels of adults in the United States. Who were the most vulnerable to the effects of the economic crisis and who were the least affected?

Public Health March 13, 2018

Apple Watch And Other Wearables Can Detect Early Signs Of Diabetes, Study Finds

Apple Watch and other wearables are now capable of detecting diabetes early on. This is made possible by pairing the smartwatch with DeepHeart, an AI-based deep neural network with disease detection accuracy of 85 percent.

Apple February 7, 2018

Vitamin D3 Can Help Reduce Cardiovascular Damage, Says Study

Vitamin D, also known as the sunshine vitamin, has been proven of helping calcium build stronger bones. A recent study shows one of its major forms can help reduce cardiovascular system damage.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 7, 2018

Diabetes Patients May Soon Monitor Their Blood Sugar Using This Smart Contact Lens

Researchers in South Korea developed a sugar-sensing contact lens that they predict would be available in 5 years for diabetes patients. What makes this device different from other smart contact lens?

Medicine January 24, 2018

Stepping Up For The Future Of Health: Fitbit Invests In Glucose-Monitoring Startup Sano

Fitbit could be heading into tracking users’ glucose levels. The company has reportedly invested millions into startup Sano, which is developing a minimally invasive continuous glucose monitor.

Wearable Tech January 8, 2018

Here Are The Best Weight-Loss Diets For 2018

Whether you go for the Mediterranean or DASH diet, it's a win-win situation if you follow these top diets to lose weight. There are no right or wrong ways to diet. Just eat clean and be healthy.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 8, 2018

Diabetes Drug May Reverse Effects Of Alzheimer's Disease

A Type 2 diabetes drug presented new hope in treating Alzheimer’s disease. Containing three growth factors, it proved to be effective in reducing brain inflammation, and much more.

Medicine January 2, 2018

Pain-Free Patch Stimulates Insulin Production To Manage Type 2 Diabetes

A research group developed a skin patch that regulates blood sugar level without inducing any pain. It contained an innovative formula that acts unlike any other existing treatment for Type 2 diabetes.

Medicine January 2, 2018

FDA Approves First Shock Wave Device To Heal Foot Ulcers In Diabetes Patients

The FDA approved the use of the Dermapace System, a shock wave device that can promote healing of diabetic foot ulcers. What are some of its side effects?

Medicine January 1, 2018

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

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