Smog Raises Heart Risks in Those With Diabetes, Study Says

November 25, 2015

By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Long periods of exposure to air pollution — including dust and car exhaust — heightens heart risks for women with diabetes, a large, new study indicates.
Building on prior research linking shorter exposures to air pollution to higher heart disease in the general population, the scientists […]

New Treatment for Type 1 Diabetes Shows Early Promise

November 25, 2015

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A new form of treatment for type 1 diabetes that’s based on the immune system appears safe for patients in an early trial.
However, only a larger trial will show if the treatment — which uses immune cells called regulatory T cells (Tregs) — is effective against the illness, […]

The Surprising Health Benefit Women May Get From Breastfeeding

November 24, 2015

New research suggests another potential benefit for moms who breastfeed—a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Researchers Think Viagra Might Have a Surprising Health Benefit

November 20, 2015

The impotence drug Viagra may help ward off type 2 diabetes in people already at risk for the illness.

Certain Foods Can Trigger Blood Sugar Spikes in Some People But Not Others

November 20, 2015

The same foods don’t necessarily have the same effect from person-to-person.

Why Sleeping In Might Be Bad for Your Health

November 19, 2015

Waking early on workdays and sleeping in on days off may not be as restful as you think.

Type 2 Diabetes Drug Helps Some With Chronic Depression: Study

November 18, 2015

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A new small study is adding evidence to the theory that insulin resistance may play a leading role in some people’s depression.
The study found that a medication normally used to boost insulin sensitivity in people with type 2 diabetes appears to help ease […]

Drug Lucentis May Fight Diabetic Eye Disease

November 13, 2015

FRIDAY, Nov. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The injected drug Lucentis (ranibizumab) appears highly effective at treating proliferative diabetic retinopathy, a common diabetes-related eye disease, new research shows.
Investigators say the drug beat a standard treatment, laser therapy, in curbing the vision-robbing ailment.
The findings, “provide crucial evidence for a safe and effective alternative to laser therapy […]

Too Few Psychiatric Patients Screened for Diabetes: Study

November 11, 2015

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Despite guidelines, diabetes screening rates are low among adults with severe mental illness who take antipsychotic medications, researchers find.
In a new California study, fewer than one-third of mental health patients were screened for type 2 diabetes, despite an elevated risk for the disorder, the researchers reported in the […]

Newborn Probiotic Use Tied to Lower Risk of Type 1 Diabetes

November 11, 2015

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Adding probiotics — good bacteria — to an infant’s feedings in the first month of life may reduce the risk of type 1 diabetes for those genetically predisposed to getting the disease, new research suggests.
Supplementing with probiotics later in infancy didn’t seem to confer […]


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