Diabetes Drug May Not Guard Against Pancreatic Cancer

April 21, 2015

TUESDAY, April 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Despite evidence that has suggested the diabetes drug metformin might have potential as a cancer fighter, a new study finds the medication didn’t help patients with a type of pancreatic cancer.
Patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma who took the drug didn’t gain any survival benefit from the medication, Mayo […]

Could High-Dose Insulin Prevent Type 1 Diabetes in High-Risk Kids?

April 21, 2015

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, April 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) — In a small, preliminary study, high-dose insulin capsules safely induced what appears to be a protective immune response in children at high risk of developing type 1 diabetes.
If these findings hold true in larger studies done over longer periods of time, the treatment may […]

More Kids With Type 1 Diabetes Facing Dangerous Complication

April 21, 2015

TUESDAY, April 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A growing number of American children and teens with type 1 diabetes are experiencing a life-threatening complication at the time of their diagnosis, a new study finds.
Researchers say a lack of insurance may mean some children are getting diagnosed with type 1 late in its development, when serious […]

Remote Amazon Tribe Members Have Greater Germ Diversity in Their Bodies

April 17, 2015

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, April 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) — In a discovery that could eventually shed light on some diseases that plague modern society, a tribe in a remote part of the Amazon jungle in Venezuela appears to have the most diverse collection of bodily bacteria ever found.
The study suggests that modern living has […]

To Protect Your Aging Brain, Start With Exercise

April 14, 2015

TUESDAY, April 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) — There are things people can do to preserve their brain function as they age, a report released Tuesday from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) suggests.
“Changes in mental functions and capabilities are a part of aging and occur with everyone,” report committee chair Dan Blazer, a professor of psychiatry […]

Is Gestational Diabetes Linked to Autism?

April 14, 2015

By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, April 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Pregnancy-related diabetes may increase the risk a child will develop autism, new research suggests.
The blood sugar disorder, known as gestational diabetes, was linked to a moderately increased risk for an autism spectrum disorder in a study of more than 320,000 U.S. children, said study researcher […]

Kids With Type 1 Diabetes Face Much Higher Hospitalization Rates

April 13, 2015

MONDAY, April 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Children with type 1 diabetes are nearly five times more likely to be hospitalized than those without the disease, a new British study finds.
The risk is highest among preschoolers and children in poor families.
“Children with diabetes are at an unacceptably increased risk of being admitted to hospital,” John […]

More TV Time May Mean Higher Diabetes Risk, Study Finds

April 2, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, April 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — If you’re on the verge of developing diabetes, parking yourself in front of the TV might be one of the worst things you could do for your health, a new study suggests.
Every extra hour a person with prediabetes spends watching TV each day raises their […]

Night Owls Run Higher Risk of Health Problems, Study Finds

April 1, 2015

WEDNESDAY, April 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Night owls are more likely than early risers to develop diabetes and other health problems, even if they get the same amount of sleep.
That’s the conclusion of a new study that included more than 1,600 people in South Korea, aged 47 to 59, who provided information about their […]

Gestational Diabetes Drug Might Raise Babies’ Complication Risk

March 30, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, March 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — When used to treat diabetes that develops during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), the drug glyburide has been linked to a number of complications in the baby, according to a new study.
In fact, infants born to mothers given glyburide (DiaBeta) during pregnancy had a higher risk of […]


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