Metformin Beats Other Type 2 Diabetes Drugs for First Treatment: Study

October 28, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Oct. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) — People newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes who are initially given the drug metformin are less likely to eventually need other drugs to control their blood sugar, a new study suggests.
The study found that, of those started on metformin, only about one-quarter needed another drug [...]

Type 1 Diabetes Increasing Among White American Kids

October 27, 2014

MONDAY, Oct. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The rate of type 1 diabetes has increased substantially among elementary school-age white children in the United States, a new study shows.
The study of young white people found nearly 6,000 new cases diagnosed in teens and kids ages 19 and younger between 2002 and 2009. Youngsters between [...]

Gestational Diabetes May Influence Daughter’s Weight Later

October 23, 2014

THURSDAY, Oct. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Daughters of women who developed gestational diabetes while pregnant may be at increased risk for being obese later in childhood, a new study suggests.
The research included more than 400 girls in California who were followed from 2005 to 2011, with annual visits to check their height, weight, body [...]

Early Study Points to Diabetes Drug Controlled by Light

October 14, 2014

TUESDAY, Oct. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) — In the future, could people with type 2 diabetes manage their medications with a pulse of light? A preliminary new study suggests it may be possible.
In the study, scientists showed that the prototype drug — for now just called JB253 — stimulated insulin release from pancreatic cells in [...]

Race Doesn’t Affect Obesity’s Toll on Health

October 14, 2014

TUESDAY, Oct. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Is obesity more deadly for some races than for others? Prior research had suggested that when blacks become obese, they might be slightly less likely to die early, compared to people of other races of similar weight.
However, a major new study from the American Cancer Society finds no [...]

Smoking-Related Illnesses in U.S. Total 14 Million, Report Finds

October 13, 2014

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Oct. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Cigarette smoking accounts for approximately 14 million major medical conditions that plague the lives of U.S. adults, according to a new government report.
“For each annual death, there are 15 to 20 people living with major disease caused by smoking,” said senior study author Terry Pechacek, [...]

Stem Cell Success Raises Hopes of Type 1 Diabetes Cure

October 9, 2014

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Oct. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) — In what may be a step toward a cure for type 1 diabetes, researchers say they’ve developed a large-scale method for turning human embryonic stem cells into fully functioning beta cells capable of producing insulin.
Type 1 diabetes, an autoimmune disorder affecting upwards of 3 million [...]

Fried Foods Linked to Raised Risk of Diabetes in Pregnancy

October 9, 2014

THURSDAY, Oct. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Regularly eating fried food before pregnancy may increase a woman’s risk of developing diabetes during pregnancy, according to a new study.
Researchers examined more than 21,000 single-child pregnancies in the United States over more than 10 years. Diabetes occurred in almost 850 of the pregnancies, the study found. Diabetes [...]

The Average U.S. Life Expectancy Hits Record High of Nearly 79 Years

October 8, 2014

The increased life expectancy is likely due to Americans living healthier lifestyles, according to researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

New Prosthetic Hands Restore Sense of Touch to Amputees

October 8, 2014

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) — People take the sense of touch for granted — until it isn’t there, says Igor Spetic, who lost that ability four years ago.
For months after an accident at work cost him his right hand from the wrist down, the Madison, Ohio, resident was plagued by [...]


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