Shift Workers May Have Higher Diabetes Risk

July 25, 2014

Shift workers, especially men, may be at higher risk for type 2 diabetes compared to people not on such schedules, a new study suggests.

Why Too Much Salt Could Be Extra Harmful For Diabetics

July 23, 2014

A diet loaded with salt is associated with double the risk of heart attack or stroke in people with type 2 diabetes.

No Change in Heart Attack Rates for Younger U.S. Adults

July 21, 2014

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, July 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Despite recent advances in preventing heart attacks among U.S. seniors, those gains don’t seem to have occurred among middle-aged adults — especially women, a new study reports.
Heart attack hospitalization rates among young and middle-aged adults have remained stable during the previous decade, even as seniors [...]

Life Skills, Parenting Classes May Cut Inflammation in Poor Kids

July 21, 2014

MONDAY, July 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Good parenting and life skills coaching seem to reduce inflammation in children from low-income families, a new study suggests.
Inflammation is a common problem among poorer children, and can lead to a number of illnesses, according to Northwestern University researchers.
“Many health problems in both childhood and adulthood involve excessive [...]

Saliva Test Might Someday Replace Needle Prick for Diabetics

July 11, 2014

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, July 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A new type of sensor for people with diabetes is being developed to measure sugar levels in the body using saliva instead of blood, researchers report.
Scientists at Brown University in Providence, R.I., created the sensor and successfully tested it using artificial saliva. It uses [...]

Older Adults Can Safely Donate a Kidney, Study Finds

July 9, 2014

WEDNESDAY, July 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) — It’s safe for healthy older people to donate kidneys, researchers say.
Live kidney donation by people 55 and older has become more common in the United States in the past two decades, but there have been concerns that giving up a kidney might put older people at increased risk [...]

Severe Obesity Cuts Up to 14 Years Off Life: Study

July 8, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, July 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) — People who are severely obese may lose as many as 14 years off their life, a new study suggests.
U.S. researchers pooled data from 20 previous studies and found that a body mass index (BMI) greater than 40 — considered severe obesity — raises the odds [...]

Insulin Pumps May Outperform Daily Injections for Type 2 Diabetes: Study

July 2, 2014

WEDNESDAY, July 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Insulin pumps provide better blood sugar control for adults with diabetes than multiple daily insulin injections, a new study says.
Insulin pumps are small devices that are worn by patients and deliver constant amounts of insulin to the body through a catheter placed under the skin.
The multicenter, international study [...]

Aerobic/Strength Training Combo May Be Best Workout for Diabetics

July 2, 2014

WEDNESDAY, July 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A combination of aerobic and resistance training may work better than either type of exercise alone in helping people with diabetes control their blood sugar, a new review finds.
Researchers analyzed data from 14 studies that included more than 900 people with type 2 diabetes. The studies looked at [...]

FDA Approves Inhaled Diabetes Medication, Afrezza

June 30, 2014

People with type 1 or 2 diabetes now have a new means of getting their medication, with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s approval of the first inhaled medicine for the blood sugar disease.


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