Psoriasis Tied to Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes

April 27, 2016

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, April 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) — The chronic skin disease psoriasis may be linked to excess weight and type 2 diabetes, results of a new study suggest.
Danish researchers found that people with type 2 diabetes had more than 50 percent greater odds of having psoriasis compared to people without diabetes.
The […]


Pharmacists Can Manage Some Chronic Conditions Effectively, Study Suggests

April 25, 2016

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, April 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Pharmacists may do a better job than doctors helping chronically ill patients manage their blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels if they’re allowed to direct people’s health care, a new evidence review suggests.
The review also found that pharmacists could manage chronic diseases with about […]


This Common Type 2 Diabetes Drug May Be Safer Than Others

April 19, 2016

Metformin, the most frequently prescribed standalone drug for type 2 diabetes, is better for the heart than its closest competitors, a large analysis suggests.


After Pregnancy-Linked Diabetes, Healthy Diet May Ease Blood Pressure

April 19, 2016

TUESDAY, April 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Women with pregnancy-related diabetes may be able to reduce their future risk of high blood pressure by eating a healthy diet, researchers report.
Their study included almost 4,000 women. All of the women had a history of pregnancy-related (gestational) diabetes. That’s a known risk factor for high blood pressure […]


Widely Used Type 2 Diabetes Drug May Reduce Cancer Death Risk

April 15, 2016

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, April 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Metformin, a commonly prescribed diabetes drug, may reduce the risk of dying from some cancers for postmenopausal women with type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests.
The study found that for women with type 2 diabetes and cancer, the odds of dying from cancer appeared […]


Diabetes Steals Years, Adds Disabilities

April 14, 2016

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, April 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Adults with diabetes die earlier and suffer longer with disabilities than men and women without the blood-sugar disease, researchers are reporting.
Type 1 and type 2 diabetes will shorten the lives of 50-year-old men and women by more than three years. And only about 13 […]


Diabetes Steals Years, Adds Disabilities

April 14, 2016

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, April 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Adults with diabetes die earlier and suffer longer with disabilities than men and women without the blood-sugar disease, researchers are reporting.
Type 1 and type 2 diabetes will shorten the lives of 50-year-old men and women by more than three years. And only about 13 […]


Prediabetes May Damage Nerves More Than Thought

April 12, 2016

TUESDAY, April 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Prediabetes may cause more nerve damage than previously believed, researchers say.
“The results of this new study add urgency to the need for more screening of those with the condition and faster intervention,” said senior study author Dr. Michael Polydefkis, a professor of neurology at Johns Hopkins University School […]


Sitting Too Much Is Bad For You, But This Could Help

April 8, 2016

Regular exercise helps counteract the harmful health effects of too much sitting, a new British study suggests.


Freezing Technique May Ease ‘Phantom Limb’ Pain for Amputees

April 8, 2016

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, April 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A freezing technique may reduce the debilitating phantom limb pain that many amputees experience, according to a new, small study.
Chronic pain that emanates from the site of a severed limb can be reduced in some cases when the remaining nerve and scar tissue is frozen […]



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