Posted 2:00 PM 4/2/2013 by By Serena Gordon
TUESDAY, April 2 (HealthDay News) -- Decreased levels of the hormone melatonin may be linked to the development of type 2 diabetes, according to new research.
A study of U.S. women found that those with the lowest levels of melatonin had more than twice the risk of type 2 diabetes (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 4/1/2013 by Robert Preidt
MONDAY, April 1 (HealthDay News) -- Timely follow-up care with a doctor after going to an emergency department with chest pain significantly reduces the risk of heart attack or death among high-risk patients previously diagnosed with heart disease or diabetes, a new study says.
Chest pain (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 3/31/2013 by Robert Preidt
SUNDAY, March 31 (HealthDay News) -- Children of highly educated parents have healthier diets, according to a new study.
Researchers looked at nearly 15,000 children, aged 2 to 9, in eight European countries -- Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Spain and Sweden -- to (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 3/29/2013 by Robert Preidt
FRIDAY, March 29 (HealthDay News) -- The first in a new class of type 2 diabetes drugs was approved Friday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Invokana (canaglifozin) tablets are to be taken, in tandem with a healthy diet and exercise, to improve blood sugar control in adults with (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 3/28/2013 by By Steven Reinberg
THURSDAY, March 28 (HealthDay News) -- A new round of ads featuring emotionally charged tales of smokers who have suffered the ravages of smoking are on the way, federal health officials announced Thursday.
"Last year's campaign exceeded our very high expectations, and this year's campaign (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 3/27/2013 by Robert Preidt
WEDNESDAY, March 27 (HealthDay News) -- Adult diabetes patients who don't understand basic health information are less likely to continue taking newly prescribed antidepressants, a new study finds.
This is an important issue because depression in adults with diabetes is often chronic and (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 3/25/2013 by Robert Preidt
MONDAY, March 25 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking, obesity and diabetes are all associated with an increased risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, a new study suggests.
The researchers said their findings could be used to create a simple screening tool to identify people at higher risk for (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 3/21/2013 by By Steven Reinberg
THURSDAY, March 21 (HealthDay News) -- Only 11 percent of the estimated 79 million Americans who are at risk for diabetes know they are at risk, federal health officials reported Thursday.
The condition, known as prediabetes, describes higher-than-normal blood sugar levels that put people (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 3/19/2013 by By Amy Norton
TUESDAY, March 19 (HealthDay News) -- More than 180,000 deaths worldwide in 2010 were linked to a high intake of sugar-laden drinks, a new study estimates, including 25,000 deaths in the United States.
Most deaths occurred in middle- to low-income countries, the Harvard researchers (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 3/15/2013 by By Serena Gordon
FRIDAY, March 15 (HealthDay News) -- Jet Landis was only 4 years old when she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1992. Even though she was so young, she can still recall the extreme thirst she felt because of diabetes.
Landis was lucky, though, because her mother was a nurse and (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 3/14/2013 by By Steven Reinberg
THURSDAY, March 14 (HealthDay News) -- Many people take coffee or tea breaks throughout the day, and that simple act may help them reduce their risk for stroke, Japanese researchers report.
This study of about 83,000 people suggests that drinking green tea or coffee daily might lower (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 3/12/2013 by Robert Preidt
TUESDAY, March 12 (HealthDay News) -- Children who drink sugar-sweetened beverages consume more calories than other children and the beverages are the main reason for that higher calorie intake, a new study reveals.
In addition, children who drink (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 3/10/2013 by Robert Preidt
SUNDAY, March 10 (HealthDay News) -- The drug Ranexa (ranolazine) may help reduce chest pain in people with type 2 diabetes, a new study finds.
The drug is approved in the United States for treatment of chronic angina (chest pain), but this is the first study to evaluate it in patients (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 3/7/2013 by Robert Preidt
THURSDAY, March 7 (HealthDay News) -- For adults, losing teeth is bad enough, but tooth loss is also associated with several risk factors for heart disease, a large international study suggests.
These heart disease-related risk factors include diabetes, obesity (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 3/6/2013 by Robert Preidt
WEDNESDAY, March 6 (HealthDay News) -- The total cost of diabetes in the United States jumped from $174 billion in 2007 to $245 billion in 2012, a new report shows.
Last year's total cost included $176 billion in direct medical costs -- such as hospital and emergency care, medications and (More)