Flu Shot Tied to Fewer Hospitalizations, Deaths in Type 2 Diabetes Patients

July 26, 2016

TUESDAY, July 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) — The seasonal flu vaccine may offer people with type 2 diabetes some protection against dying prematurely, a new study suggests.
The flu shot also appeared to protect those with type 2 diabetes from hospitalizations for stroke, as well as heart and breathing problems, the study said.
British researchers looked at […]

1 in 10 Alzheimer’s Patients at Risk for Avoidable Hospital Stays

July 25, 2016

By Karen PallaritoHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, July 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Some people with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias may often land in the hospital simply because of poor management of other health problems they have, a new study suggests.
One in 10 people with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia had at least one hospital stay in 2013 […]

Good News for Walkers: Brisk Pace as Good as a Jog for Avoiding Diabetes

July 21, 2016

Brisk walking may be more effective than jogging in controlling blood sugar levels in people with prediabetes, a new study suggests.

The Best Diabetes Drug for Your Heart and Mind? Experts Weigh In

July 20, 2016

No single drug to treat type 2 diabetes stands out from the pack when it comes to reducing the risks of heart disease, stroke or premature death, a new research review finds.

U.S. Teen Diabetes Rate Exceeds Prior Estimates

July 19, 2016

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, July 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) — More American teens have diabetes or prediabetes than previously thought, and many don’t know they have the blood-sugar disease, a new study finds.
Nearly 1 percent of more than 2,600 teens studied had diabetes — with almost one in three cases undiagnosed, researchers found. Also, almost […]

Even High-Fat Mediterranean Diet Good for You: Review

July 19, 2016

By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, July 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Even a high-fat Mediterranean diet may protect against breast cancer, diabetes and heart disease, a new review finds.
“If you adhere to a Mediterranean diet, you will probably have fewer heart attacks and strokes, and will be less likely to develop breast cancer and less likely […]

Obesity More Deadly for Men Than Women: Study

July 13, 2016

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, July 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Obesity is nearly three times more deadly for men than it is for women, new research suggests.
In a study of nearly 4 million men and women around the globe, the risk of dying before the age of 70 was 19 percent for men and 11 […]

How to Spot the Warning Signs of Heat Stroke

July 13, 2016

WEDNESDAY, July 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) — As people age, they are at added risk for heat stroke and other heat-related illnesses, according to the U.S. National Institute on Aging (NIA).
This is particularly true for those with chronic health issues, the agency cautions.
Heat fatigue, heat-related dizziness, heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke are all […]

Rising Blood Sugar Hitting More Obese Adults

July 13, 2016

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, July 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Among obese American adults, control of blood sugar is worsening, leading to more diabetes and heart disease, a new study finds.
While blood pressure and cholesterol levels stayed relatively stable among obese adults, poor control of blood sugar led to a 37 percent increase in […]

Pedal Away From Type 2 Diabetes

July 12, 2016

TUESDAY, July 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Opting for two wheels rather than four could lower your risk for type 2 diabetes, new research suggests.
The study found that people who bike to work or regularly cycle for fun were less likely to get the illness.
That was true even for those who started biking late in […]

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