Some Blood Types Might Raise Type 2 Diabetes Risk: Study

December 18, 2014

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Dec. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) — In what scientists say is a first, a new analysis suggests that some blood types place women at a higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes.
How much higher? According to a team of French researchers, women with blood type B positive appear to face a […]

Global Life Expectancy Continues to Climb

December 17, 2014

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — People around the world are living much longer than they did a few decades ago, a new study indicates.
Worldwide life expectancy rose from 65.3 years in 1990 to 71.5 years in 2013, but women had slightly greater gains than men. During that time, life expectancy at birth increased […]

‘Low-GI’ Diet May Not Benefit Blood Sugar

December 17, 2014

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Diets low in “glycemic index” are touted as a way to help prevent diabetes and heart disease. But a new study suggests that as long as people are eating healthily, they don’t need to obsess over glycemic index.
In fact, researchers found that overweight adults placed […]

Progress Still Needed on ‘Race Gap’ in Older Americans’ Health

December 10, 2014

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Older blacks are still faring worse than whites in the United States when it comes to managing heart disease and diabetes, a new study finds.
Researchers found that from 2006 to 2011, black Medicare patients were consistently less likely than whites to have their high blood […]

Free Clinics Run by Med Students on the Rise

December 9, 2014

TUESDAY, Dec. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The number of medical student-run free clinics at U.S. medical schools has doubled in the last decade, according to a new study.
In 2005, there were about 110 student-run free clinics at 49 medical schools that belonged to the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). This new study found […]

Technology Helps Manage Diabetes: FDA

December 8, 2014

MONDAY, Dec. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Technology can ease some of the burden of managing diabetes, possibly getting blood sugar levels within safe ranges more often, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.
People with diabetes don’t make or use the hormone insulin properly. Insulin is needed to convert glucose from food into energy.
Insulin pumps […]

Painkiller Tramadol Linked to Low Blood Sugar

December 8, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Dec. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The narcotic painkiller tramadol (Ultram) seems to be associated with an increased risk of dangerously low blood sugar, Canadian researchers report.
Tramadol is a narcotic drug whose use has increased steadily worldwide.
The new research links taking the drug to around a threefold increased risk of being […]

Obesity Can Shave Up to 8 Years Off Your Life, Study Says

December 5, 2014

The heart disease and diabetes that often accompany obesity may rob people of almost a decade of life and close to two decades of a healthy life, Canadian researchers report.

Study Hints That Mediterranean Diet May Slow Aging

December 3, 2014

There are hints in a new study that eating the much-lauded Mediterranean diet may help boost longevity.

Better Diet, Exercise Can Prevent Diabetes in Both Sexes, Study Finds

December 2, 2014

TUESDAY, Dec. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Lifestyle changes and medicines are equally effective in preventing men and women with prediabetes from progressing to type 2 diabetes, a new analysis finds.
Previous research has shown that lifestyle changes, such as a healthier diet and regular exercise, and use of medicines to lower blood sugar levels can […]


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