All About the Newest Weight Loss Drug

July 2, 2015

The injectable drug Saxenda may be a helpful tool in the battle against excess weight and obesity, a new study suggests.


Diabetes Rates Fall in Neighborhoods With Healthy Food, Parks and Gyms

June 29, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Neighborhoods with easy access to healthy foods and safe places to exercise may help residents reduce their risk for type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests.
The study found that the risk of developing diabetes was 12 percent lower in neighborhoods with access to healthy […]


Order in Which Food Is Eaten May Affect Type 2 Diabetics’ Blood Sugar

June 23, 2015

TUESDAY, June 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The order in which obese people with type 2 diabetes eat their food can affect their blood sugar levels, a small study suggests.
The new research found that having protein and vegetables before carbohydrates was linked to lower blood sugar and insulin levels after the meal.
“We’re always looking […]


Exercise May Have Benefits Beyond Fitness in Type 2 Diabetes

June 17, 2015

WEDNESDAY, June 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Exercise appears to benefit people with type 2 diabetes in a number of ways, a new study suggests.
Researchers at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas looked at health records from people with type 2 diabetes. They found that people who exercised had lower body fat, […]


Tight Food Budget Can Wreak Havoc on Diabetes Management

June 11, 2015

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, June 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People with type 2 diabetes who don’t always have enough money for food have worse blood sugar control than people who don’t worry about where their next meal will come from, new research finds.
“We talk about healthy eating a lot in diabetes education, but we […]


Certain Diabetes Drugs May Aid Weight Loss by Curbing Cravings

June 9, 2015

TUESDAY, June 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A class of drugs used to treat diabetes also appears to help patients lose weight by changing how the brain responds to food, a new study suggests.
Researchers have been trying to learn how gut-hormone based medications called GLP-1 receptor agonists also help people with type 2 diabetes shed […]


Technology Offers Hope of Better Bionic Legs

June 9, 2015

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, June 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Scientists say they’re making progress toward developing a motorized artificial lower leg that automatically adjusts to changes in movement, such as from walking to using stairs.
Currently, powered prosthetics are available for the arm, knee, ankle and foot, but not for the length of […]


New Trial Tests Whether TB Shot Fights Type 1 Diabetes

June 9, 2015

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, June 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Researchers are launching a clinical trial to see if a vaccine approved long ago to prevent tuberculosis may also hold promise as a treatment for type 1 diabetes.
The proposed five-year study is designed to investigate whether repeated injections of the tuberculosis vaccine bacille Calmette-Guerin […]


Exercise Can Cut Risk of Pregnancy-Related Diabetes: Study

June 8, 2015

MONDAY, June 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Exercise reduces pregnant women’s risk of developing gestational diabetes and also helps control weight gain, a new review shows.
In the report, published recently in the BJOG: an International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Spanish researchers analyzed 13 studies — including a total of more than 2,800 pregnant women […]


Scientists Bioengineer First Artificial Animal Limb

June 4, 2015

THURSDAY, June 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Researchers say they have taken the first steps in creating artificial replacement limbs that could be used for transplantation in the future.
Massachusetts General Hospital scientists have developed bioartificial rat forelimbs with functioning vascular and muscle tissue. (The term “bioartificial” means using biomaterials and cells to make replacement organs […]




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