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Women with diabetes are especially prone to developing heart disease

Women typically don’t develop heart disease — or high blood pressure, one of its major risk factors — until after menopause. But “if you have diabetes, that rule no longer applies,” says Christine Maric-Bilkan, a program officer in the vascular biology and hypertension branch of the National Heart, …

10 Foods That Affect Risks for Heart Disease, Stroke and Type 2 Diabetes

A new study finds that almost half of the deaths from these diseases are associated with a poor diet, and it specifically identified ten foods that can help or hurt your health.

Man's cardiac arrest death linked to workplace bullying

Eric Donovan loved his job of 17 years at a Canadian nonprofit agency that runs group homes and programs for adults with intellectual disabilities. But during the final years of his life, that love turned to stress as Donovan felt he was being bullied by Nadine Hendricken, his supervisor at Queens …

A New Medical Trial Has Seen Type 2 Diabetes "Reversed" in 40% of Patients For 3 Months

No surgery required.<p>Type 2 diabetes is generally considered to be a chronic health condition that can't be cured once it develops, and can only be …

A future Apple Watch could be essential for diabetics

Apple is quietly developing a sensor that can monitor a person's blood sugar levels continuously and non-invasively. If successful, the technology will be integrated into a future version of the Apple Watch to help people with diabetes manage their condition. At least, that's the scuttlebutt being …

Diabetes

Diabetes, weight can combine to alter brain, study says

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's well-known that type 2 diabetes can cause medical complications in certain organs, including the brain. But overweight and obese people with early-stage type 2 diabetes have more severe abnormalities in brain structure and cognition than normal-weight people with type 2 diabetes, …

Diabetes

3 Low Blood Pressure Foods To Eat To Reduce Risk Of Hypertension, Heart Disease, Stroke

High blood pressure is called the <i>silent killer</i>. That’s because it has no symptoms. Having high blood pressure (hypertension) increases your risk of …

Is Medtronic's Artificial Pancreas the Next Big Thing in Diabetes?

Last fall, <b>Medtronic</b> (NYSE: MDT) won FDA approval of a closed-loop system that automatically tracks blood sugar levels and delivers insulin as necessary. The system is being heralded as a major advance in treating diabetes, because it significantly reduces the need for finger sticks and insulin …

Smartphone-Controlled Cells Could Pump Insulin for Diabetics - MIT Technology Review

Scientists in China have used a smartphone and a technique called optogenetics to precisely control cells to deliver insulin to diabetic mice. The …

5 Ways To Get Moving When You Want To Sit All Day

It is always easier to say, “I’ll work out tomorrow,” but research shows that as little as a one- or two-week break from regular exercise, combined …

3 ab-blasting exercises you can do anywhere

Having a strong core can help ease lower back pain, improve posture and reduce the risk of injuries. This is a simple workout you can do in your living room — all you need is a yoga mat!<p>Watch the video below and follow the step-by-step instructions below to learn how to master these exercises.<p>1. …

Workouts

The Speedy Workout That Changes Your Brain

You probably don’t need to read another article extolling the virtues of regular exercise. If you, like the vast majority of people in the U.S., …

How Much Exercise Do You Really Need?

When it comes to exercise, people have a tendency to take an all-or-nothing approach. Fitness has become associated with panting, standing doubled …

10 ways to trick yourself out of being lazy

Why go to the gym tonight? After all, you haven't gone in a week. Why take out the garbage when your whole apartment is a mess?<p>Good points. But it's time to break the cycle.<p>We browsed two Reddit threads on overcoming laziness and pulled out the easiest ways to set yourself on a path toward greater …

7 Desk Stretches to Ease a Tight Neck, Shoulders, and Wrists From Sitting All Day

Our bodies were made to move, which is why sitting for a good portion of your day—at a desk, behind the wheel, or plopped in front of the …

3 super-easy ways to de-stress at work in under a minute

When you think about cubicles, the words calmness and clarity aren’t necessarily the first that come to mind. But it <i>is</i> possible to de-stress at your …

4 Protein-Packed Healthy Smoothie Recipes

These 4 Protein-Packed Healthy Smoothie Recipes make smart eating choices quick and easy.<p>And just like that, we turn the page on our holiday eating …

Healthy Eating

11 Books You *Need* to Read If You’re Trying to Eat Better

<i>For many of us, 2016 was a doozy, but we here at Brit + Co are ready to hit refresh in 2017! Follow our Hit Refresh series through January for new ideas, hacks and skills that will help you achieve (and maintain!) those New Year’s resolutions.</i><p>If you’re trying to eat better in 2017, it can be hard …

5 Nutrition Practices to Stop in 2017

With an exponential rise in fad nutrition practices and newfound diet trends, 2016 has been an interesting year for nutrition and health. Now that we …

8 of the best free workouts on YouTube

Who says you need an expensive gym membership to get fit?<p>If you're looking to get fit, but the cost of a gym membership is putting you off and you …

Rat-grown organs cure diabetic mice

Could cross-species organ growth solve human shortages?<p>Japanese scientists are experimenting with ways to use rats to solve organ shortage problems …

Cancer

Walking is apparently a better way to burn body fat than high intensity running

I KNEW there was no need to spend 45 painful minutes doing sprints on the treadmill.<p>Often, the reason most of us avoid the gym like the plague is …

The Truth About Sugar

What’s good? What’s bad? How much sugar is too much? Here’s what the latest science says.<p>What’s good? What’s bad? How much sugar is too much? Here’s …

How To Reverse Diabetes

1 in 3 Americans could have it by 2050 if current trends continue. Follow this plan to stay out of danger and avoid becoming a statistic<p>Kevin Mamon has no excuse. He was warned. He knows it, and his medical records prove it. Four years ago, a test showed that he had prediabetes, which, as the name …