Too Much Alcohol at Midlife Raises Stroke Risk, Study Finds

January 29, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Jan. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Too much alcohol in middle age can increase your stroke risk as much as high blood pressure or diabetes, a new study suggests.
People who average more than two drinks a day have a 34 percent higher risk of stroke compared to those whose daily average […]

Diabetes Patients Lax With Meds If Diagnosed With Cancer, Study Finds

January 29, 2015

THURSDAY, Jan. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People with diabetes are less likely to take their diabetes medications if they’ve been diagnosed with cancer, researchers report.
The new study included more than 16,000 diabetes patients, average age 68, taking drugs to lower their blood sugar. Of those patients, more than 3,200 were diagnosed with […]

Diabetes-Related Foot Condition Often Missed

January 23, 2015

FRIDAY, Jan. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A debilitating condition called Charcot foot is often missed among the nearly 30 million Americans with diabetes, doctors say.
The condition is highly treatable, but if left alone it can lead to permanent deformity, disability, surgery and even amputation, according to the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons […]

Eczema Linked to Other Health Problems

January 23, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, Jan. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Adults with eczema — a chronic, itchy skin disease that often starts in childhood — may also have an increased risk of heart disease and stroke, according to a new study.
This increased risk may be the result of bad lifestyle habits or the disease itself.
“Eczema […]

On Days Teens Eat Pizza, They Take in an Extra 230 Calories

January 22, 2015

On the days kids eat pizza, they likely take in more calories, fat and sodium than on other days, a new study found.

Why Any Exercise Is Better Than None for Inactive People

January 22, 2015

People who are sedentary should focus on small increases in their activity level and not dwell on public health recommendations on exercise, according to new research.

Eating Right Helps Prevent Type 2 Diabetes in Women

January 15, 2015

THURSDAY, Jan. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Healthy eating habits reduce women’s risk of type 2 diabetes, new research finds.
“This study suggests that a healthy overall diet can play a vital role in preventing type 2 diabetes, particularly in minority women who have elevated risks of the disease,” said lead author Jinnie Rhee, a postdoctoral […]

Are Seniors With Diabetes Overtreated?

January 12, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Jan. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Many older people with diabetes may be exposed to potential harm because doctors are trying to keep overly tight control of their blood sugar levels, a new study argues.
Researchers found that nearly two-thirds of older diabetics who are in poor health have been placed on […]

Night Shift May Boost Black Women’s Diabetes Risk, Study Finds

January 12, 2015

MONDAY, Jan. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) Night shift work significantly increases the risk of diabetes in black women, according to a new study.
“In view of the high prevalence of shift work among workers in the U.S.A. — 35 percent among non-Hispanic blacks and 28 percent in non-Hispanic whites — an increased diabetes risk among […]

Study Reinforces Link Between Low Birth Weight, Diabetes Risk

January 8, 2015

THURSDAY, Jan. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A new study that confirms that underweight babies are at increased risk for type 2 diabetes later in life also identifies factors associated with that increased risk.
The findings may help pinpoint which physical processes are disrupted by a low birth weight, eventually resulting in diabetes, the Brown University […]


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