Scientists Find New Way to Observe ‘Good’ Brown Fat

April 17, 2014

THURSDAY, April 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — In a possible advance for obesity research, an MRI scan has pinpointed “good” brown fat in a living adult for the first time.
The researchers say their success could help efforts to fight obesity and diabetes.
Unlike white fat, brown fat is considered good because it burns calories and helps [...]

Diabetes Complication Rates Drop Among U.S. Adults

April 16, 2014

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, April 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The rates of five serious complications from diabetes — heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, amputations and death — have all dropped dramatically since 1990, a new U.S. government study shows.
Heart attack rates have decreased nearly 70 percent in people with diabetes. Stroke rates have dropped [...]

FDA Approves New Type 2 Diabetes Drug

April 15, 2014

TUESDAY, April 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Millions of Americans with type 2 diabetes have a new treatment option with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s approval Tuesday of a once-weekly injectable drug, Tanzeum.
The FDA described Tanzeum (albiglutide) as a “glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist — a hormone that helps normalize patients’ blood sugar [...]

Clues to Type 2 Diabetes Discovered on Mount Everest

April 14, 2014

MONDAY, April 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Research conducted on climbers atop Mount Everest offers new insight into the biological triggers for type 2 diabetes.
Specifically, the British investigators learned more about how low oxygen levels in the body (hypoxia) may be linked with insulin resistance, a risk factor for diabetes. Insulin resistance occurs when cells [...]

A Doctor’s ‘People Skills’ Affects Patients’ Health

April 10, 2014

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, April 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A doctor’s “bedside manner” seems to have a real effect on patients’ health, a new research review suggests.
The review, of 13 clinical trials, found that when doctors were given training to hone their people skills, patients typically fared better in their efforts to lose weight, [...]

Diabetes Tied to Higher Risk of Pancreatic Cancer in Study

April 4, 2014

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, April 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) — People with diabetes have double the risk of pancreatic cancer compared to people who don’t have diabetes, according to a new analysis of 88 previous studies.
Diabetes has been considered a risk factor for pancreatic cancer, but what’s not clear is which condition comes first. [...]

Depressed Diabetics May Face Higher Risk of Kidney Disease

March 27, 2014

By Barbara Bronson GrayHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, March 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) — When people with diabetes are depressed, their odds of developing chronic kidney disease nearly double, a new study suggests.
Chronic kidney disease, which can lead to kidney failure, is a progressive loss of kidney function over months or years. Diabetes is the most common cause [...]

Mediterranean Diet Can Lower Diabetes Risk by 20%, Study Says

March 27, 2014

Adhering to a so-called Mediterranean diet may reduce your risk of diabetes, especially if you’re at high risk for heart disease.

Blindness Rates Dropping Worldwide, Study Finds

March 24, 2014

MONDAY, March 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Global rates of blindness and poor vision have fallen sharply over the past two decades, especially in rich nations, a new study reveals.
And providing eyeglasses for common vision-loss problems could improve the situation even more, according to the researchers.
The investigators analyzed 243 studies conducted in 190 countries and [...]

Childhood Abuse May Lead to Health Ills in Adulthood

March 20, 2014

THURSDAY, March 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Childhood abuse or neglect could take a lasting toll on physical health, a new study suggests.
It found that child maltreatment may trigger long-term hormone problems that increase the risk of obesity, diabetes and other health problems in adulthood.
Researchers examined levels of weight-regulating hormones in 95 adults, aged 35 [...]


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